|Our karting man in the States Shawn
Campbell, caught up with the driver regarded as one of the best
ever kart racers and asks him how to drive a kart fast!
The interview is short but what Shawn has extracted from Fore
is PURE KARTING GOLD so pay close attention to what the Tony
Kart man had to say!
While I was at the KMI kart show at St. Charles,
I got a chance to talk to three time world Karting Champion driver,
Davide Fore. Even though his english wasn't excellent, he gave me
some good responses to which I have summed up. Heres how it went:
Shawn: So, are you racing primairly
in europe this year, or are you going to come here to the US?
Davide Fore: Yes, we will be
racing mostly in Europe, although I don't have time to race here
in the United States.
Shawn: Yeah, the CIK World Championships
and the European CIK world championships are a lot of preperation
and hard work. How would you describe how you drive that has gotten
you to all of your world championships?
Davide: I try to be as Smooth
as possible. When I go into a corner, I turn the wheel enough to
get to the Apex, but then I make sure I have the wheel centered
in the corner as much as possible. I brake very smoothly coming
into the corners.
Shawn: With all the rubber down
in European circuits, I certainly would be bouncing around in the
Davide: If the kart bounces
around, then that is because you haven't been smooth enough and
carried RPM through the corner. If the RPM drops, then the kart
Shawn: What is the grippiest
track you have been on?
Davide: Probably Braga in Portugal,
and maybe LaConca (Italy). Jesolo (Italy) gets very grippy as well.
People two wheel through the corners, and if you let off the gas,
then you can turn over.
Shawn: Wouldn't want to do that!
Shawn: So, do you think the
driving aspect of karting is very important?
Davide: Yes, in a kart, you
don't have suspension and the steering is very quick, so if you
don't drive well, then you won't be fast.
He then went to showing me on the LCD screen
(which was playing a video of him on his Tony Kart) then he showed
me how his hands were straight at the apex of the corners. His inside
rear wheel was up and the kart looked perfect. Obviously, he knows
how to drive a racing kart.
By Shawn Campbell
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