Kart Classes Explained
Karting really does have classes for almost every age, size and ability from age 8 upwards, but sometimes the sheer number of options can be somewhat confusing. This pictorial display should help to explain. There are basically four different categories - Cadets, Juniors, Seniors and Gearbox for karts with gears. The non-gearbox ‘direct-drive’ karts only need to have a brake on the rear axle (although some top classes have a front brake too) whereas gearbox karts must have brakes operating on all four wheels. Most of the modern direct-drive karts have a centrifugal clutch so the engine can tick-over.
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