When you’re in a race, on average how many times do you think you look over your shoulder?
Then multiply this by the amount of laps the race is… There’s a lot of opportunities drivers have to make mistakes when they stress themselves out!
For me, I try to only look behind 1-2 times every few laps, unless its the opening or final lap and I have pressure on my tail. If in the middle of a race a driver is faster I don’t try defend the position aggressively rather letting that kart drag me up to the next pack.
I created a video around some of the negatives behind looking over your shoulder too often, so keen to hear peoples thoughts on how they go about it.