How do you drive a go kart?

8 tips on how to drive a go kart for the first time
  1. Wear comfortable clothing. …
  2. Picking the right go kart. …
  3. Driving in the right position. …
  4. Practice with the pedals. …
  5. Picking up speed. …
  6. Avoid drifting. …
  7. Navigating around drivers. …
  8. Look ahead.

When should you brake on a go kart?

Wait until you hit a straight part of the track before you brake. That way, the back end of the kart won’t turn sideways on you. If it does, the friction of tires will slow you down too much, and you’ll have lost time on the course. Begin braking in the straight area just before the turn.

Is driving a go kart like driving a car?

While we can easily equate go-karting to a mini version of driving a race car on a track, it actually simulates regular driving to a certain extent. Just like when you first learn how to drive a car, more time behind the wheel means more experience with certain situations that you might face on the road on daily basis.