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The table below show how sweat increases while lapping, and how it is affected by the driver’s determination to stop best lap time. LAP

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

AVERAGE LAP SWEAT LEVEL (MV) TEMPERATURE

560 600 500 524 800 836 927 840 890 960

56.40 52.30 51.00 51.00 50.70 50,20 50,30 50,40 50,30 53,70

It is also interesting to see how a higher value was found in the last lap: the kart slowing don counts a bit and with it the air on the driver (which does however have a degree of cooling down effect), but undoubtedly this also allows us to see that what we feel at the end of a race when concentration drops and we suddenly the tiredness accumulated (and with it perhaps a few aches and pains) when earlier on we hadn’t the slightest idea, isn’t just a sensation.

CONCLUSION

STIFF RIB PROTECTORS AND SOFT ONES HAVE DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS BUT THE SAME AIM: PROTECT THE DRIVER FROM STRONG LATERAL ACCELERATION. HOWEVER, IN CASE OF ACCIDENTS, ESPECIALLY IF THE VEHICLE OVERTURNS WHEN THE DRIVER ISN’T THROWN OUT OF THE KART BUT REMAINS CAUGHT UP IN IT UNFORTUNATELY LUCK (BESIDES THE WEIGHT F THE KART ) PLAY SAN IMPORTANT ROLE. IN THE MOTORCYCLING FIELD, WHERE IN CASE OF A FALL THE DRIVER RARELY REMAINS CAUGHT UP IN THE KART, FOR SOME TIME NOW THE SYSTEM WITH AN AIRBAG SYSTEM IS INTEGRATED IN THE SUIT, AND THANKS TO THIS THE ACCELEROMETERS TAKE THE BLOW AND THE KART OVERTURNING BY OPENING SOME AIR POCKETS AT THE POINTS WHICH ARE MOST AT RISK. MATERIALS ARE BEING STUDIED THAT, IN CASE OF BLOWS, THEY GET STIFFER AND FORM A SORT OF SHELL AROUND THE DRIVER. VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE 91

Vroom Kart International #183 - September 2016  

In this issue: FANTASTIC 4 Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart/Vortex – KZ), Fabian Federer (CRG/Modena Engines – KZ2), Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG/Parilla –...

Vroom Kart International #183 - September 2016  

In this issue: FANTASTIC 4 Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart/Vortex – KZ), Fabian Federer (CRG/Modena Engines – KZ2), Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG/Parilla –...

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