1992 Scottish Kart Championships, Cadet Class, from West of Scotland Kart Club’s Summerlee Raceway.
I started 4th on the grid (#61) and spun out going for the lead on lap one (not shown in the video). Saw my dad’s face going in to the last corner immediately afterwards and then got my head down for the remaining 14 laps so as to hopefully avoid certain death when I got back in the pits! Favourite move being the 2 kart pass up the inside in to the last corner.
Some noteable names out there, Oly Mortimer from the Porsche Carrera Cup in #70 and current FIA World LMP2 Endurance Champion Ryan Dalziel in #28 pulling off an epic last corner pass for the win!
If I can find it I have the 95 Scottish from Boyndie somewhere, with a certain Paul Di Resta taking his first title.
Little video we threw together during testing at Knockhill racing circuit.
Heal toe is used during heavy braking where a downshift is requires to match the engine revs to the new gear. This helps maintain the car’s balance under braking and prevent locking the front wheels with the extra load engine braking would generate. As an additional bonus, it improves mechanical sympathy helping prevent damage to the gearboxes synchromesh.
Left foot braking is often used in rallying to adjust the yaw angle of the car mid corner which can stop it running wide. In circuit racing braking with your left foot where a downshift is not required allows you to trail brake and/or brake later in to the corner. It also removes the time required to switch from brake to throttle pedal allowing the driver to get back on the power sooner.