Karting is a thrilling and exciting sport, loved by many. It offers an adrenaline rush like no other, and it is a great way to improve driving skills, particularly for younger race fanatics wanting to climb the ranks of motorsport. However, it can also be an expensive hobby, which may deter some people from participating. Fortunately, there are ways to make karting more affordable without sacrificing the fun and excitement.
1. Do your research
One of the most significant expenses in karting is the equipment. A brand-new kart, helmet, and racing suit can set you back thousands of pounds (if you let it!). This is why we make sure to keep our products as accessible & affordable as possible. Before spending out on brand new, top of the range equipment, be sure to do your research on what’s available to you. Here at Zamp, we have a wide range of affordable helmets & accessories, all covered by the very best homologation so you can ensure you’re safe & ready to race.
2. Join a karting club
Joining a karting club is an excellent way to make the sport more affordable. Most clubs offer discounted rates for members, and some even have their own karts that members can use. Additionally, being a member of a club provides access to other perks, such as discounted entry fees to races and events. Joining a club is also an excellent way to connect with other karting enthusiasts and learn from experienced drivers.
3. Don’t be afraid using second-hand
There are certain aspects of karting & equipment that we wouldn’t recommend buying second-hand such as your helmet. However, when first starting out in karting, it’s perfectly fine to rent your kart, use a pre-loved suit, gloves or boots. Of course, be sure to check that the homologation & safety certifications are still valid and to the level at which you require for your karting class, but there really is no need to shell out on brand new gear at the outset.
While it can be an expensive hobby, there are ways to make karting more affordable without sacrificing the fun and excitement. Buying pre-loved equipment, joining a karting club, and doing your research on affordable brands are three main ways to make karting more affordable. By following these tips, you can enjoy the sport without breaking the bank.