Grand Prix go-karting Krakow

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Quick overview
  • 3 x 10 mins races
  • Final lap for 3 best drivers
  • Exclusive karting track rental
  • Bottle of bubbly for the winner
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Friendly Rep's assistance

 

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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 ! 

Hints:

  • transfer times: about 20 mins from the city center
  • group size: minimum 6 people
  • availability: all year round except for Christmas, New Yeat and Easter

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:

  • Give other drivers plenty of space. Tailgating might look sexy but it’s a dangerous thing to do, especially if the leading kart brakes suddenly -and this is something that all road drivers are aware of.
  • Cornering can be tricky, so spend some time at lower speeds getting your technique right. You steer into the turn but have to learn to shift your body weight whilst controlling the throttle to push you through. A lot of inexperienced drivers tend to slide off at the apex.
  • Balance aggression with caution. You need to drive hard to put in the best possible lap times but not at the expense of harming yourself or others.
  • Listen to the instructors. Just 5 minutes of attention before the event starts will mean that our Krakow stag party karters know the rules and safety tips. Also listen to any unusual noises coming from the machine itself. Should you hear any, take a rest and report it.Always wear the overalls and helmets provided. Loose clothes underneath trainers are pretty standard.
  • Look a long way ahead in order to improve anticipation.
  • As usual, never drink and drive. A boozy “night before” can also lead to a hangover and vomitting into your helmet is not recommended!

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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  1. Plan your perfect stag or hen weekend in Krakow- choose from over 70 stag and hen activities or packages to build your enquiry. Give us a call or contact us by email with your enquiry – once you’re ready to confirm all you’ll need to do to secure your weekend is to pay an initial deposit, which is a…
  2. Low deposit - only 50 GBP to secure your booking for the whole group
  3. Final payment = freedom of choice
    You can either only pay the final deposit of 20 GBP/pp and the rest on the spot when you safely arrive in Krakow and are met by our Rep, or you can pay the full amount upfront to our Revolut or Transferwise or Paypal business account - just let us know which option suits your needs better. In either case the final deposit or down payment, as well as the final numbers are required as late as 14 days before for activity only bookings, or 28 days before for accommodation bookings
  4. Late final numbers = you have plenty of time to organise your group and collect the money from the participants
    Final numbers are required as late as 14 days before for activity only bookings, or 28 days before for accommodation bookings
  5. Cancellations or no show ups on arrival ? Worry not !
    Simply the amount of deposit paid is the only cost of cancellation. And if you have paid in full before arrival, and some members dropped out at the last minute you can either use their services in full, or let us know till your arrival and we will cancel their services and offer you a prepaid drink voucher of even amount to one of the coolest bars in Krakow. In either way no money is forfeit !

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