I have been karting for a bit more than a year now (Rotax Max), and so far I am yet to race in the rain. The main reason for this is that races tend to get cancelled when it’s raining at my track. Given this, I have never seen the point of exposing my kart to the rain, which I’m guessing shortens the life time of bearings, increases the risk of the chassis rusting, and maybe even seizing the engine if water gets through. As such I never bothered getting a set of wet tires last winter, since where I live it’s very rare to get rain during summer.
Now that summer is over and it’s starting to rain again, I was considering trying to get some practice sessions in the rain, as a means to improve my driving in the dry (since we’re still unlikely to have races in the rain). I remember reading that driving karts in the wet had considerably helped drivers improve, and I was wondering if any of you had any opinions/experience with this, and if it’s worth getting a set of wet tires and exposing my kart to the rain to get an edge on racing in the dry. Thanks in advance!