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So now you are an experienced driver and have a good grounding in driving karts! Now it is time to learn some more advanced or expert techniques.

In the rain

When you have to drive a kart in the rain or on a wet track, you need to change a few things, otherwise you will be constantly fighting oversteer and understeer!

The first thing to do is to change your racing line. The rubber left on the normal racing line makes the track extremely slippery when mixed with water. This means you have to go off the normal racing line, even if it means losing a few tenths. There is no wet weather model for the racing line, you have to get a “feel” for it, depending on the track conditions (puddles, differences in grip).

In general, the ideal racing line is much wider than the line you would adopt on a dry track. Once you have modified the lines, you need to be creative in order to avoid losing time, for example, don’t follow a competitor and you can forget slipstreaming, otherwise you will soon be blinded by the spray coming from the tires of the kart in front. It is better to move over a little. It is also necessary to accelerate later after a curve so the kart doesn’t understeer. Also, when entering the corner it will be necessary to slow the kart very gradually, otherwise the kart will oversteer.

Introduction section
   Introduction
   Equipment
   The flags and their meanings
Fundamentals
   Oversteer / Understeer
   The racing line : theorical approach
   The racing line : examples
   Braking
   Overtaking
In depth
   Special racing lines
   In
the rain
   The tight corner
   Trail braking
   Looking for sponsors
Conclusion

 

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