As a way to end this year, we decided to try something new, sort of. While this isn’t our first time to try go karting, this was the first time for us to try karting at CityKart Makati, and we checked what’s up and what sets this apart from Enchanted Kingdom’s go kart offering.
First off, there are different tiers to choose from. There’s a beginner, intermediate, and a professional tier. People from a wide variety of ages can try go karting, even kids. As confident as we think we are with our “skills”, we confidently tried the professional tier.
The professional tier gets you the most powerful and grippiest go kart offering. Since it’s been a very long time since I went karting, I first familiarized myself with how a go kart handles, and how much of its handling can I fully extract.
As it turns out, go karts are extremely grippy. At first, I thought I needed to brake in the first set 90 degree corners of CityKart’s race track, but as I was soon able to familiarize myself with the kart’s capabilities, I didn’t need to. The go karts have unrealistically capable grip levels, it fools me of thinking that I need to brake into those corners, but all I have to do was clip the apex and just lift off the gas. Impressive stuff. We really never knew go karts could be this capable.
As James Tagle (aka Stiggy as he named himself in this session) had better skills than me in the track from day 1, I already knew I wouldn’t beat him to it. Unfortunately for him, he had wasted 2 laps due to his unfortunate experiences with a go kart he was driving. Here are the lap times we achieved in the 3 rounds we took to the track.
CityKart Makati is also a pretty good place to hang for petrolheads. There’s a restaurant and a bar inside, and is a perfect venue for a petrolhead’s birthday celebration, as the venue can be rented for such events.
Interested? You can register via an iOS or Android App by CityKart Makati, and if you log in via Facebook, you are able to keep your profile and save your records in your associated Facebook account. CityKart Makati is open every day, 3 pm to 11 pm on Mondays to Thursdays, and 11 am to 11 pm on Fridays to Sundays. Happy Karting, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year guys!
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