I have a problem dealing with hairpin at my local track. I have a feeling I am loosing too much time at it so I decided to ask you guys for a quick advice if you have any.
The reason I am asking you this is that we have very low hp rentals at our track. All I know about the actual line and braking points into the hairpin is quite useless as all I learned about it is mostly referring to much stronger karts.
Here from 1:19 you can see the approach to the hairpin that comes at 1:34. (This is not my footage, line is kinda similar to mine but I will make sure to get my line filmed soon)
I understand how you are meant to drive a hairpin, hard braking, release to rotate, and full throttle as soon as possible, especially at my track, as there is very long straight coming after it (2 full throttle corners before it) but what bothers me the most is that kart really chokes after that braking. Momentum is completely lost. I feel like I could do something with braking or the actual turn in could be different, but I am really not sure.
About what I do. I brake around the start of the apex, as soon as I turn my wheel (just at the end of left apex), I get on power (before the inside apex) and try to hit the inside white line, and clip the apex at the exit.
I just have a feeling that kart revs down too much at the corner so I lose time. If you have any tips, experiences with lower hp rentals I would be really thankful If you can share it with me.
About the kart/s I am driving at the track. They are Rimo Alpha2 karts powered by Honda gx270 engine with only 9hp, with weight of 130kg (full fuel tank).
I know it probably sounds silly to literally ask you to explain me a single corner of my racetrack, but I find it very difficult to understand it by just 3/4 sessions per month as an amateur driver and being in conditions that can`t give me the seat time frequently enough. Thanks