Our local X30 series has just ended for the year, and throughout the entire season I was consistently around 0.300s back from the front runners. While all of the front runners are running less than a year old chassis, I’m driving a 14 year old chassis, which while it is technically in good condition, it has a 4mm discrepancy between the left and right camber setting. While I’m trying not to blame the chassis for the difference, I was wondering if it’s normal to gain such a gap with a new chassis.
This brings me to my second question, I’m starting to consider upgrading to a newer (but possibly still used for a couple of races) chassis, in the hope that it will make me level with the competition. Locally, the two main brands in use are CRG and Tony Kart, with CRG having more support due to a local distributor.
Both the CRG KT2 chassis and the CRG Heron chassis are used locally, however I am unsure of which will fare better for the X30 class given the same driver. I have driven both karts for a short test session, and noticed that the Heron has more rear grip while the KT2 has more front grip, although I’m sure that this could change with more time in each kart as well as setup changes.
While having a local agent is a big plus in favour of getting a CRG kart, I can’t help but notice that CRG karts never do too well in the international X30 series, or any non-shifter races for that matter, while Tony Karts are always in the front of the grid. Is this just coincidence or maybe some factor that I did not consider, or is the new Tony Kart actually superior to the CRG models which it comes to single speed classes?
I would really appreciate some feedback on whether my current chassis, being quite old and seemingly not straight, could be possibly holding me back from ever reaching the front runners, or if I should stick with it for the next season and try to find the time difference in my driving.
I would also appreciate some advice on which chassis you would go for between the CRG KT2, CRG Heron or the Tony Kart Racer 401R, especially if anyone has experience on more than one of these chassis. Thanks!