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Does a kz kart’s brakeforce distribution differ depending on slow and fast tracks?0%
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On KZ karts, brakeforce distribution is the same whether the track is fast or slow
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Marco Ardigò
Official driver for Tony Kart Racing Team, three-time world champion both with shifter karts and single-speed karts.
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On karts with KZ engines, all drivers, on all tracks, usually use brakeforce distribution shifted towards the front end. However, the settings change when you race on a fast track, such as the Circuito internazionale Napoli in Sarno, compared to a slow one, such as La Conca. In the first case, I prefer the brakeforce to be shifted more towards the front end compared to the setting for a mixed track with shorter straights. Speaking in percentages, I would say that on a circuit with long straights, brakeforce is shifted towards the front end by about and extra 10%. Clearly, however, it’s up to the driver, who knows the braking system of their kart, to set the correct values.

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On karts with KZ engines, all drivers, on all tracks, usually use brakeforce distribution shifted towards the front end. However, the settings change when you race on a fast track, such as the Circuito internazionale Napoli in Sarno, compared to a slow one, such as La Conca. In the first case, I prefer the brakeforce to be shifted more towards the front end compared to the setting for a mixed track with shorter straights. Speaking in percentages, I would say that on a circuit with long straights, brakeforce is shifted towards the front end by about and extra 10%. Clearly, however, it’s up to the driver, who knows the braking system of their kart, to set the correct values.