When it comes to finding the next fun-filled day out for thrill seekers, the first idea that jumps into your head probably isn’t go-karting. Of course, go-karting can be fun, but is it really the adrenaline-filled rush that can rival hitting the slopes and taking on a black run?
Maybe not, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get your blood racing, particularly when you up the ante a bit and decide to try go karting at one of the most exciting tracks in the world.
When it comes to go-karting, the track you race at can make a huge difference. The famous Figure-8 tracks just won’t cut it if you want to really channel your inner racer for the day.
In this article, we explore three of the best go-kart tracks around the globe for racers who want to take go-karting to the extreme. If you’ve never visited a go-kart track before, then we wouldn’t recommend these to beginners. But if you know how to check your tire pressure and shift through the gears, then these tracks will likely be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for race day enthusiasts.
South Garda Karting – Brescia, Italy
Before even beginning to describe the track, first we have to list some of the names that have raced there. From Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen, this track has been visited by some of the greats of F1, meaning it’s probably pretty good for most amateurs, too!
What makes this track so special is just how fast it is. Check out a lap video on YouTube to see exactly what we mean, from drifting round corners to going flat out on the homestraight. This track isn’t for the faint of heart.
Autodrome/Kartdrome – Dubai
Just taking a quick look at the track map for this course might have some reaching for the sick bag. The twists and turns are evident to see as soon as you set eyes on this race track—and that’s before you’ve even buckled yourself in.
The winding nature of this track will test the control of even the best go-kart racers and you’ll want to make sure your brakes are working properly before you set off. This track hosts a number of famous go-kart meets from international events, with the speed being pushed to the limits of the Endurance Championship, with teams spending a staggering 24 hours on the track.
Fastimes Indoor Karting – Indianapolis, USA
Another track not the faint-hearted, racers can easily reach speeds of up to 40 mph here, rivaling any thrill seeker’s experience of their favorite roller coaster.
Of course, the Indy 500 had to have a go-kart track, and this course is no letdown. Although not the biggest track on this list, don’t take anything away from the experience it offers in a safe and friendly environment.
Do You Have To Have Fun On The Track?
Although this guide has looked at the most exciting go-kart tracks around the world, that doesn’t mean your fun has to be limited to just being on the track! If you’re a thrill seeker who doesn’t have access to a nearby track but still want to try your hand at some karting, then a safe off road go kart can be a great option.