I’m just curious if someone could please explain to me in great depth the biggest difference between the driving style differences of a Single Speed vs a Shifter Kart.
First things first, I have (and always have) done my research on this topic but I’m still looking for more information. I’m intrigued by the different styles that a driver has to adopt in order to drive the fastest in one of the two karts.
Ive read the debate about Single Speed making you a better/faster driver since you learn to keep momentum up and make as little mistakes as possible but I’m looking for more information. Its been pointed out to me that 4 cycle engine might be even better that 2 cycle single speeds for learning as your power band is even smaller and dropping rpms hurts your lap times even harder as 4 cycles rev much slower. Curious to hear other peoples opinions
I’m currently new to karts and racing Briggs Lo206 and was driving the kart more like an actual car, like always hitting the apex and heavy late braking. Someone recently pointed out to me to take a wider arch thru fast to medium corners and not brake as much. What a difference that made.
So is keeping momentum in a shifter kart not as big of a deal because of the late braking force you can apply and on demand torque on corner exit? Is diving a shifter kart more like driving an actual race/sports car on a track?
Im ever eager to hear as many opinions on this as I can in as much detail as possible. Thanks for your time.