If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Lewis Hamilton then you’re in the right place to test it. Go-Karting has been a popular activity for stag dos for many years, and in Krakow it is no different. You are of course in the city which raised former F1 star Robert Kubica, who started his career karting in Krakow.
There are a few options for go-karting in Krakow available- we suggest trying a Grand Prix format, where each of you gets to ride 3 laps x 10 mins plus one final lap for the best 3 drivers. The winner gets a bottle of bubbly to spray the losers plus a memorial photo on the podium and the recognition of a lovely female guide !
Go Karting for the Krakow Stag Party
Karting is a popular stag activity that uses a simple, 4 wheeled vehicle, usually on a small circuit. Racing drivers frequently make their initial marks in Karting and Robert Kubice, a Krakow lad, is a fine example of this trend. Others include Michael Schumacher, the late great Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Räikkönen and Lewis Hamilton
Karts vary dramatically in performance with some capable of 160 mph and with many others limited to a more leisurely 15 mph. The KF1 kart can hit 60 mph in just over 3 seconds, powered by a 150cc engine allied to a 6 speed gearbox. It has a top end of 115 mph.
The sport is generally believed to have started in the US. Art Ingels, a racing car constructor, built the first kart in California in 1956, but the first commercial models were produced 2 years later. The power unit was a modified 2-stroke chain saw motor! Later variants had motor cycle engines but now power units are specially produced. These can be electric (great for indoor venues) and both 2- and 4- stroke.
The chassis is made from steel tubing that is also the shock absorbing system. So the metal needs to be flexible enough to act like a torsion set up but rigid enough to keep the Krakow stag’s arse off the track. Some karts, but not all, have roll cages. A disc set up provides the braking.
There is no differential, so one of the rear tyres have to slide during cornering since they will both be turning at the same speed.. The chassis design allows the inside wheel to lift off the ground and transmission to the driven wheels is by chain or belt.
The Krakow karting stag must feel secure so safety equipment is provided for drivers. This includes helmets and overalls.
Here are some tips for added security:
So that’s all about karting – one of the most popular of Krakow stag party activities- and one of the best fun ways to enjoy the daylight hours.
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