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Go Karting

If you want speed, there’s nothing quite like go-karting which is the latest craze in Goa. The thrill of getting behind the wheel of a four-wheel drive cannot be explained. You get the works, squealing tyres, burnt rubber and the adrenaline rush of the true racing enthusiast.

Young and old alike relish this sport, which lets you race around in two or four stroke engine karts. It combines the thrill of fast vehicles with sharp turns and collisions.

Go-Karting requires no special training beforehand, contrary to the fears of most people, it is quite safe and enjoyable. Anyone can do it.

The venue at Nuvem on the Panaji-Margao Highway has successfully hosted three go-karting events at this venue since inauguration in 2001, which also included the JK Tyre national karting championships. Goa’s ace formula car rally driver Narain Kartikeyan also participated in the first championship.

Participants in various age-groups and both genders have taken the wheel and burned rubber. Go-karts are non-geared and quickly mastered. The driver is absolutely safe.

The safety features include a solid reinforced protective frame; tracks built for excellent traction lined with tyre walls and a guardrail as precautions. Each driver has to compulsorily wear a helmet, loose clothing is discouraged.

The 482 m long twisting track is billed as a very technical circuit and is described as one of the best in the country. The average speed is over 70 kmph. A screen display of lap times lets you know your best and slowest lap time. You can compete with yourself not just others.

The venue is already popular with Goan kids and teenagers who are fast getting obsessed with this unique sport. If you want the thrills of racing and safety to boot, then go-karting is the place to be.