The karting scene - types of kart, types of event and racing classes, including the latest developments for national and international events. Getting started - kart set-up, controls and race procedures. The racing line - reading and learning the track and cornering techniques. Kart control - kart behaviour, steering, pedal input, using body weight, racing in the rain and advanced techniques. Racecraft and race strategy - overtaking, defensive lines, backmarkers, accidents, racing etiquette, race starts, sprint/endurance tactics and pit strategy. Physical and mental preparation - fitness training, diet, routines, focus and driver aids. Technical issues - maintenance, typical problem areas and diagnosing problems. Appendices providing circuit guides for all significant UK tracks and a selection of international tracks, and directory of useful contacts.