Go Kart racing is an adrenaline team building event and has been accepted as the most economic form of motorsport available on four wheels. For those with a competitive spirit, this could be the ideal corporate event.
As a team-building activity, it can be performed by almost anybody and is a great opportunity to be used as a low-cost and relatively safe way to introduce participants to motor racing.
Our go-karting packages provide exciting team building activities offering you the best of speed and thrills. The sprint format is a series of short-duration races, normally for a small number of laps. This qualifies for a final, with a variety of point scoring calculations to determine the event’s overall winner.
Why book your Go Kart with Us?
We are strict on safety and will assist and assure all guidelines are met. When visiting some karting organisations you may see tourists not wearing the correct and required safety gear. However, we will insist as your safety is our priority.
We also provide FREE professional photographers enabling your teams to take the memories home with them. Add some prizes and perhaps the odd bottle of champaign you are guaranteed a fun day at the racing circuits.
Go Kart Racing
Typical duration does not normally exceed 15 minutes. With this kind of event speed and successful passing is of the most importance. The format is usually three qualifying heats and a final race for the trophy positions.
Endurance Racing: Endurance races last for an extended period, for one or more drivers. In general, consistency, reliability, and pit strategy is of greater importance than all-out speed. Quite simply, the team with the most laps completed are the winners.
Go Kart Engine Sizes
Although they come in all shapes and sizes there are some seriously high powered models. The standard engines are 4 stroke and are usually air-cooled. Engines can range between 5hp to a whopping 48hp. These are mostly used for the National Championship classes like the two-strokes.
You’ll find that the majority on indoor tracks when hiring a kart offer between 5 and 7 bhp engines.
Professional go-karters can reach speeds above 100mph but we doubt you’ll be reaching these kinds of speeds on a local go-kart hire track even if you race professionally.
Go Kart Safety Gear
Although considered safe motorsport accidents do happen and protection is a number one priority. We cannot stress enough the importance of safety gear and most if not all kart hire organisations should provide the following:
- Kart Racing Helmet which should have been tested for impact, penetration, chemical and fire resistance, and lastly ease of removal.
- Kart Racing Suits and Jackets which should be a lightweight and durable fabric Kart Racing Suits and Jackets
- Karting Gloves to improve grip on the wheel and provide comfort to the driver
Go Kart Tracks Across Thailand
There are some excellent tracks around Asia and here in Thailand, you’ll find indoor as well as outdoor tracks. Below are a few we have used and recommend.
Easy Kart at RCA Plaza is a popular indoor track which is usually open between 13:00 to 24:00 with a range off karts to all age groups and levels of experience.
Their track has several sharp corners including a long straight which can be testing for any wannabe racing driver. Safety gear includes a full-face helmet and racing overalls which are mandatory and included in the price.
As with Bangkok Easy Kart can also be found in Pattaya near the Bali Hai Pier. They have 2 large tracks for professionals and beginners. The beginner track is 350m and the racing track 800m.
Karts include kids, regular, fast and 2 seaters with speeds ranging from 25 km./h to 70 km./h
All safety gear including helmet and racing suits are provided.
Pattaya Kart Speedway was the first circuit in Pattaya established over 20 years ago. They offer an outdoor 750-meter track with one straight and 5 left turn corners. There is also a 450-meter beginner track for amateurs and kids.
They also offer ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) nearby the karting circuit!
Safety accessories include a helmet and racing suit.
Go Kart Hua Hin can be found on Petchkasem Road (opp. Hua Hin Airport). They offer senior, junior and twin-seater karts ranging from 6.5 HP to 13 HP
Their track stays open into the night lit by 72 high powered spotlights.
Patong Go-Kart Speedway is another excellent track and located at on Vichitsongkram Road. Kathu, Phuket. They offer 4 stroke and 2 stroke engines ranging from 50 to 70 km./h
They were formed in 1991 and offer a 750 meter expanded track.
Go Kart Classes
Although karting is often seen as a stepping stone to higher forms of racing formula-one drivers such as Lewis Hamilton, and Michael Schumacher started their careers in karting.
Learning how to race and handle a kart through classes could be the beginning to a new career!
The Early Years of Go Karting
Go-karting started as a recreational sport in the United States during the 1950s. The first motorised kart powered by a lawnmower engine was designed by Art Ingels and Lou Borelli.
The concept caught on in the 1960s and was a sport for those that had the money and it was during the 1970s when go-karting took off. Briggs and Stratton became the leading go kart engine manufacturers bring the sport back into the highlight.
It was in the 1980s when go-karting became a recognised sport and the World Karting Association and The International Karting Federation were launched in Mississippi.
Today it is a recognised sport worldwide and for anyone to participate in, including kids.
Famous Go Karters
- Michael Schumacher
- Lewis Hamilton
- Kimi Raikkonen
- Fernando Alonso
Go Karts for Children
Even children can enjoy the fun of go karting and most kart hire organisations offer 2 seaters and much slower go-karts. These are usually powered by electric motors with speeds around 10 mph