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driving a 50bhp go-kart....


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:grin: Not so long back I posted this linky about a colleague who purchased a, more than slightly crazy, go-kart that utilised a 50bhp rotary engine....

....tomorrow, weather permitting, I'm going to give it a blast around Thruxton's karting national circuit - wish me luck! By the end of tomorrow I'll either have a massive grin on my face or be in the local A&E :jump:

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ooh, have fun, done the national one there before, full pelt down the back 'straight' but don't forget to BRAKE! before the left right left...

I made the slight mistake of not braking quite enough and then took off over one of the curves and technically cut out 2 bends. And that was only on one of their 13bhp jobbies

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Well that was fun! The kart itself is nothing short of staggeringly fast, much quicker than the Vodafone D-Max two stroke 125cc I've driven. Thruxton karting track has a nice layout - the under/over feature is pretty cool. Though to exploit the kart we either needed lower gearing or longer straights, only reaching about two thirds RPM by the end of the straights. Aside from the power the main thing to get used to was the front disc brakes operated by a pull lever under the steering wheel - trying to balance the front and back brakes into a corner was, how shall I put it, novel? :roflmao:

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