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How much is go karting . . . and answers to other FAQs

Buckle up, adrenaline enthusiasts! If you’ve stumbled upon this blog, chances are you’re curious about the high-octane world of indoor go karting. Well, you’re in for a treat because we’re going to answer some of the most Googled questions about this exhilarating activity.

How much is go karting?

Let’s kick off with the burning question on everyone’s mind – the cost. Indoor go karting is an accessible thrill that won’t break the bank. Prices will vary, depending on the type of race, number of people, and day and time of the week. At Absolutely Karting, an individual Race Experience session starts from £28, but we do offer special offers, including a discount for Blue Light card holders and students.

What to wear go karting?

When gearing up for indoor go karting, it’s essential to wear comfortable, close-fitting clothing. Opt for long sleeves and trousers to protect your skin, and don’t forget closed-toe shoes. We provide helmets, a racing suit and other safety gear, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm and a winning spirit! If you want more advice, we’ve written a whole blog about what to wear for go karting.

How fast do go karts go?

Prepare for a white-knuckle ride! Our Sodi indoor go karts have 270cc LPG powered Honda engines and can reach speeds of up to 45 mph, giving you an adrenaline rush that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. Note to parents: our kids go karts have 120cc to 160cc engines, so won’t go as fast.

How old do you have to be for go karting?

At Absolutely Karting, we welcome racers of all ages. Junior karting is available for children aged eight and above, ensuring a fun and safe experience for our younger drivers. The minimum age for an adult go kart is 14 years old, so it’s the perfect activity for family outings, birthday parties, or team-building events.

Is go karting dangerous?

Safety first, speed second! Indoor go karting is designed with safety in mind. Everyone who attends a session at Absolutely Karting takes part in a safety briefing with one of our professionally trained staff before going anywhere near the track. Every precaution is taken to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience. Helmets and professionally maintained karts contribute to a thrilling yet safe adventure.


How to drive a go kart?

Getting behind the wheel of a go kart is easy and exhilarating! Our expert team will guide you through the basics, from accelerating and braking to mastering the perfect racing line. You’ll be a go karting pro in no time, zipping around one of our indoor tracks with confidence and finesse. If you want to improve, there are plenty of tips in our how to win an indoor go karting race blog.

How to be good at go karting?

Mastering indoor go karting involves plenty of practise. Take advantage of our regular race events and open sessions to hone your skills. Focus on smooth turns, strategic overtaking, and maintaining consistent lap times. Pay attention to experienced drivers, embrace friendly competition, and most importantly, enjoy the learning process. Remember, even the pros started as beginners. Get more advice from our how to improve go karting lap times blog.

Do go karts have gears?

No need to worry about shifting gears here. Most indoor go karts are automatic, allowing you to focus on the thrill of the race without the added complexity of manual gear changes. It’s all about the speed, the strategy, and the sheer joy of the ride.

How long does go karting last?

The duration of your indoor go karting session can vary, but generally you’ll be on one of our tracks for 25 minutes. Trust us; that’s plenty of time to get your heart racing and your competitive spirit in high gear.

Indoor go karting is an electrifying experience suitable for all ages. Whether you’re a speed demon or a first-time driver, don your racing suit, hop into a kart, and get ready for an adventure that will leave you craving more. If you have more questions, you may find answers here, otherwise just get in contact with us and we will be happy to help.

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