Needs some help and advice on gearing, i guess, on a Rotax Junior. looking at the manual peak engine performance is met between 8500 - 11500 RPM. at the end of the straight we are hitting 13000 RPM, coming out of the previous corner we are at about 5800 RPM. The question i have is are we unnecessarily going beyond 11500 RPM as the engine performance drops. Should we be gearing for a maximum of 11500 at the end of the straight?
Will i gain additional MPH if we gear to a max of 11500.
Fairly new to karting so the question may be on the basic side however any advice would be appreciated.