OPPORTUNITY 2018: CHASSIS THAT WINS… DOESN'T GET CHANGED
Parolin Racing Kart had made, in 2017, important work on its Opportunity kart for the 60 mini category and had excellent results. Further improvement on the new fairings in 2018 has confirmed these exceptional results. Therefore, it is definitely worth to examine this very interesting chassis in-depth.
The first half of the 2018 racing season was enough for Parolin’s kart Opportunity to confirm itself as the reference point for the Mini category, especially regarding the WSK competitions. In the WSK Master series, an international event defined by four important appointments, the final classification of the 60 Mini is clearly: first and second positions are conquered by two Opportunity chassis by Parolin. A confirmation which further underlines the strength and greatness of the project by Parolin in one of the most difficult and competitive categories in karting.
Compared to the 2017 model, already presented on the TKART at that time, the 2018 version has been improved with new fairings, now produced by KG. Changes and the results which deserved a further and more thorough analysis.
Adjustable pedals are carved from solid aluminum processed through high-tech CNC machining. They were designed to have the ability for the maximum distance adjustment from the seatread more
The Ackermann angle adjustment system is simple and intuitive, it allows the modification of its geometry in just a few stepsread more
The bearing flange has three adjustable positions that can define the height of the chassis according to the structure that one wants to achieveread more
The robotic welding is a guarantee of the quality of Parolin Racing products. The use of this technology allows for a perfectly duplicated chassis to the hundredth of millimeterread more
The seat is mounted on supports which easily allows to apply some thicknesses to modify the position as neededread more
The regulation frame made of 28 mm diameter tubers has a traditional shape and carefully designed accessories that are machined from solid. Particular attention (involving computer analyses and track tests) has been paid to the construction of the moveable pedalboard, which is essential for adapting the chassis when drivers grow taller. The pedalboard is secured to the box that supports the steering column, moving back and forth along it depending on the driver’s height: an essential characteristic in a class like the Mini in which racers are growing constantly.
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