Karting is an open-wheel motor sport. The karts tend to be small, four-wheeled vehicles designed to reach high speeds on specially built circuits.

Go-karts have been introduced in theme parks and activity centres for the general public to enjoy. They tend to have a limited speed of 40 mph and the circuit is smaller.

Professional kart racing

Karting is a thrill-seekers dream activity. It has speed, competition and plenty of adrenalin. The karts are powered by 2-stroke or 4-stroke engines or by electric motors that are very low maintenance. It has become a popular event for:

  • Birthdays
  • Corporate events
  • Hen & stag parties

A standard go-kart circuit can accommodate up to 10 people. Furthermore, most centres have specialized lap timing equipment, enabling you to compete against your friends. If you believe yourself to be the better driver, why not put it to the test?

Clothing is important in order to avoid unnecessary accidents. You will be advised to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and flat shoes. The karting centre will provide crash helmets and race suits.

The qualified karting instructors will also present a safety briefing before the real fun begins. It is important that you respect the rules laid out by the particular karting centre as they are for your own personal safety.


You are likely to encounter two different racing formats:

  • Heat Events: You will compete individually in a series of heats and the top drivers will compete in a final race.
  • Endure Events: You will drive in a team and the team that completes the most laps wins. It is a great team building strategy.

If you would like more information about karting in your area, yumping.co.uk features a variety of karting centres to browse through. You can request more details from a specific company and you will be karting sooner than you think with very little effort.

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