Karting is probably the world's most popular form of motor sport. It is practiced around the world by hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts at widely differing levels of competition.
For many, it is simply a wonderful way of enjoying competitive racing on a small and manageable budget, meeting friends at the track on the weekend and just having a lot of fun. For others, it is a serious stepping stone into a career of racing, maybe leading all the way up to Formula 1. Karting is definitely recognized as the first and most important step in order to become a professional race car driver. Even though a kart differs from a car, all the racing techniques, the awareness of the way the vehicle handles, the discipline, and instincts needed to become a professional racer are developed with karting. It is therefore no surprise that most of today's top Formula 1 or CART racers have started their racing careers with karting.
To make racing a profession, you probably want to start with karting as a young teenager and stay with it for several years, having success in national and international competition, before moving on to car racing. This would be a wise choice, since for the same budget, you will be able to experience much more competition and seat time in karting than anywhere else. For most of us, however, karting is simply the best way to spend an afternoon, be competitive, have fun and a great thrill, all at the same time.
Though miniature in size compare to F1 or race car, the amount of protection are not much lesser, from the helmet, neck all the way down to knee and footwear.
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Noel_Byrne (31006) 2013-11-09 8:38
A form of motorsport I too enjoy, and have many times crashed into barriers at speed :) You captured an incredible clear shot of the racers here, and a great composition giving this the sense of competition to rival any F1 race. Intense look of concentration on the mans face. Really cool motion capture pic, thanks for sharing.
All the best
imageme (1790) 2013-12-06 14:32
Hi Chian Sing Lai, Very well captured Karting performance here. Proper camera exposure for freezing the motion of the car. Nice colours and good lights.
Thank for sharing
- Copyright: Chian Sing Lai (kim_gwan) (418)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-09
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Sony Alpha a35, Sony G 70-400mm, F4-F5.6, SDHC 8G, Hoya 77 mm HMC UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-09 3:35