Make and model of chassis
- Margay Ignite K3 with Mg Yellow tires
Hello All, I wanted to see if anyone has any knowledge about how a kart progress and changes throughout a race.
I had a race this past weekend and was just wondering about some of the things I saw. So during my races I always tended to come out quite quickly and be right on pace. (During my final race my fastest lap time came on lap 5 of a 15 lap race) Although towards the second half of the race I tended to start going consistently 2 or 3 tenths slower per lap and the kart sorta just became a handful to drive. I just never felt like I had as good of a handle through the corners.
Whenever I look at my competitors lap times though they took a few laps longer to come up to speed and match my pace but when they did they never fell back and in most cases got faster at the end. ( The fastest lap of the race came on the very last lap of the race, where as I was lapping slighted slower than I had been at the beginning of the race )
Could this possibly be my driving style? Am I going to aggressive right at the beginning? I did try putting the tire pressures almost 2 full pounds lower but they again started to fall off at around the same point.
Just to add more information it was also a very hot day with the air temp being just around 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. The track is a whitish concrete so it doesn’t get as hot as asphalt but I can assume the track temp was quite a bit warmer than the air.