Looking at getting somewhat back into karting. I’ve had some previous experience years ago in the world formula classes.
Anyhow. I,m 27yo… 5’11… 195-200lbs. I believe i will be racing masters acording to my local club rules as i meet the 200lb driver weight.
I need help deciding on a chassis. I have local support here in (Ontario, Canada) from the following chassis brands OTK, Birel, Intrepid.
Ive noticed lately in my classes the OTK karts have been sitting quite a bit on the podiums compared to other chassis. I would say Birel is up there aswell.
Breaking down the chassis, a looking at frame design. Im trying to understand why one chassis would be faster than others. Leaving driver experience out of this.
The Birel AM 29 and OTK STV 450 are both developed for the briggs program. They both share a straight cross member behind the seat.
The Intrepid FK4 ha been seen with the “S” bar designs like the old CRG Tork, RS5. I do believe Intrepid has changed the design to a slanted straight bar.
Now i’m not sure if the design theory of this affects the chassis performance that much or if it could be other things in the geometry of the waist, axle size etc. that plays a bigger part…
Ideally i think OTK is the way to go, just wanted to hear some feedback from the community.