Karting


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Karting

 

a form of racing using karts, which are miniature motor vehicles without suspensions.

Karting race courses are distinguished by complex configurations with a large number of right and left turns of differing (primarily small) radii; the length, in accordance with the requirements of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), ranges from 400 to 1,200 m, the width is from 6 to 10 m, and the length of the straightaway does not exceed 100 m. Karting has become very widespread in the USSR, especially as a sport for youth (the first races were held in 1961 in Ventspils, Latvian SSR). Annual national championships are conducted for adults (classes with engine capacities of 125 and 175 cu cm) and youths (50 and 125 cu cm classes). Karting is included in the programs of technical military Spartakiads. Every year a world championship is held for Class A (up to 100 cu cm, without transmissions, and with vehicle weights, including the driver, of no less than 120 kg).

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