RKC Kart Academy.

Whether you are a complete novice to Karting, or you already have some experience, Rugby Kart Club Kart Academy has a race Tuition package for you.  

Karting is a fantastic sport and the starting point if you want to embark on a Motor Racing career.  It's where all the greatest racing drivers start from and indeed many of them still drive Karts today to hone their race craft and racing skills.  We can teach you everything you will need to know to be successful as a Kart driver.

You will receive one-to-one tuition from our instructor who is ARDS trained and has raced in both Formula Ford cars and Formula 3, two stroke and four stroke Race Karts, as well as being a qualified Super Car instructor.  On most of our sessions you will have the circuit to yourself, so that you can concentrate on your driving and not being hindered by other drivers, what better way to learn and build your confidence.

 

We are happy to teach everyone from the age of 10 years of age upwards, from complete beginner to experienced racer.  You can always learn something new, no body knows it all.  Even Formula One drivers still have coaching!

When you enrol on one of our courses you will start your training in one of our driver friendly four stroke Sodi-Karts.  These karts are a great platform to build your confidence and your race craft and increase your driving skills.  As you become a more confident and competent driver you will move onto training in our race prepared two stroke Kart.  These Karts are incredibly fast and you will need to use all of your newly learned skills and race craft get the best out of them.  Whether you go on to race four stroke or two stroke karts, both are great fun and once you are racing you will be too focused on the job in hand to worry about which equipment you are driving.

 

The Courses.

The Trial Session:- Introduction to Karting.  The Sodi-Kart contols explained.  How to get in and out of the Kart. Body posture and position. Track walk, pointing out braking points, turn in, apex and exit points.  Then you get 2 x 10 minute Kart sessions to see how you get on.  The taster session lasts approximately 1 hour 15 minutes, cost is £70.00.

 

Other courses are available and can be taylor made to suit your requirements and budget.  Get in touch and let us know what you need.

 

Kart Driver Half Day 1:- The Sodi-Kart controls explained.  How to get in and out of the Kart.  Body posture, steering styles and position.  Track walk, pointing out braking points, turn in, apex and exit points. Driving session 1 - 15 minutes in the Kart practicing braking, entry, apex & exit points.  Break for de-brief.  Driving session 2 - 15 minutes further practice covering the braking, entry, apex & exit points, taking into account the details discussed from de-brief.  Break for de-brief.  Explanation of linking braking, entry, apex & exit points together to form the racing line, vision, looking ahead, nailing the points.  Driving session 3 - 15 minutes linking the points, making your driving more fluid, practicing your racing lines, improving lap times.  Break for de-brief.  Driving session 4 - 15 minutes putting it all together, trying to maximise speed, concentration and fluid smooth driving.  Finish and de-brief.  During your driving sessions you will have the use of a Helmet Camera to film your driving, you will also be followed at certain points by your instructor, so that feedback can be given on your driving style and techniques.  All drivers booking onto this session will receive a Karting training log & diary, to keep a record of your training and practice sessions.  Drivers will also receive a copy of The Art of Kart Driving and a Certificate of Completion of the Course.  This course lasts for approximately 3 hours, cost is £235.00.

 

Kart Driver Half Day 2:-  The next step - Now that you have completed half day 1, it's time to get to grips with our two stroke Rotax Race Kart.  A quick re-cap of Half Day 1 followed by Driving session 1 - 15 minutes in the Sodi-Kart using all your newly learned skills on track being pursued by your Instructor, now we are starting to get into race mode.  Break for de-brief.  The Rotax Kart controls explained and the diferences in this kart over the Sodi-Kart.  Driver session 2 - 15 minutes getting used to the handling and increased speeds of the two stroke Kart.  Break for de-brief.  Driving session 3 - 15 minutes in the Rotax Kart honing your skills nailing your braking, entry, apex & exit points and racing lines.  Break for de-brief.  Driving session 4 - 15 minutes back into the Sodi-Kart to practice overtaking and defending on track with your instructor racing against you.  Finish and de-brief.  During your driving sessions you will have the use of a Helmet Camera to film your driving, you will also be pushed on track by your instructor to practice certain techniques and manouvres.  All drivers completing this half day course will receive a Certificate of Completion and a RKC Race Academy Cloth overalls badge and will also receive one years Membership to race with Rugby Kart Club.  This course lasts for approximately  3 hours, cost is  £245.00.

 

Further courses can be booked on a one-to-one basis and specifically designed to your needs, depending on your skill levels and driving/racing experience.  Advanced techniques can also be discussed and a course designed to suit.

 

Taster sessions and Half Day 1 course is available to all drivers from 10 years of age.  Half Day 2 course is available to all drivers from 14 years of age.

 

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