By Karting1 ~ July 16th, 2012. Filed under: Kart Racing News.
We’ve all done it. In the pursuit of every last milisecond we tuck our head behind the steering hoping for some mythical aerodynamical advantage. For the most part it’s psychological, but nonetheless we do it anyway. But a shocking video has appeared on youtube demonstrating the dangers of such a practise. That microsecond of not looking at the track in front can have frightening consequences as Vincenzo Paparo found out. The impact was at 114 kph / 70 mph. It also serves as a reminder to be observant when joining the track, especially if pit exit is on the racing line.
The video reports that neither driver was harmed. Lucky boys!
Link for mobile users http://youtu.be/7PGr80Kdo_A