I don’t think it’s fair for me to label this as an addiction, considering that it’s my 4th go-karting experience in 2 years. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, but it’s too pricey considering the shortness of the race. You pay around RM60+ for 10 minutes – do the math! While on the race track, it may seem like a long time when you’re racing at full speed, it’s still doesn’t justify the cost.
Having said that, I’m hoping it’s not too late for me to have this as a hobby and to have a bunch of regulars I could do go-karting with, like the recent outing we had last Saturday, 9pm at the Sepang Go-Kart track. Yes, we raced at night! The track’s layout is exactly the same as the Malaysian GP track.
We coughed up RM150 each for it, where we had 12 minutes of practice sessions, 12 minutes of qualifiers to see where you start on the grid, and the race itself. It was worth it because we had the timings recorded and possibly the closest experience I will have to F1 racing. For now.
9 of us took to the track, 7 guys and 2 ladies. It’s my 4th karting experience, while it was the first time for 5 people. Victor, who is the regular go-kart racer, was a self-claimed favorite.
I understand now that your minimum weight must be 72kg, anything less, they will add weight to the car to equalize with all the racers. Interesting fact and a good one to even the racing field. However, if you weight 100kg, go karting’s not for you.