Darwin Kart Hire Racing Rules

Our friendly and experienced staff are dedicated to providing you with a fun, adrenaline pumping experience on each and every one of your visits, however, to ensure the safety of all patrons we do have some rules and conditions that must be followed:

  • Minimum age to drive yourself is 7 yo, minimum age to be a passenger is 4year old. Note: Some 4 yo and some 7yo maybe too small to support themselves in a Kart traveling at speed around the track. The management reserves the right to asses the ability and strength of the young driver and not let them drive out on the track with others. If time allows they can be re assessed at a time when the track is Free of other karters. If your child is unable to continue we will refund their session
  • Minimum height for Ricciardo Karts is 145cm. Under this height we have 4 Sodi Junior karts Minimum Height 120cm or a Sodi Dual Seat kart
  • Maximum weight of driver is 130kg maximum height is 200cm
  • For any drivers under 18 a parent or guardian must be present during the karting and is required to sign their indemnity form and accept the responsibility for the driver
  • Enclosed shoes must be worn, Work boots are not practical for driving a lightweight racing kart with limited foot room.
  • You can wear shorts and T shirts but we recommend or long sleeves and long pants. We no longer provide driving coveralls
  • Hairnets are provided FOC and must be worn when using Darwin Kart Hire helmets. helmets must be current certification and offer full face protection against impact with the steering wheel. Full Face  and Motocross style is OK
  • Visor must be closed or eye protection must be worn worn while on the track, Rated Safety Glasses or MX goggles are acceptable
  • Hair that falls below the top of the seat must be contained within clothing or hair net or tied up in a secure Bun
  • No contact between karts – excessive contact is unsafe and your session will be terminated with no refund
  • You must keep both hands on the steering wheel and feet on the floor plate at all times, no hand held devices allowed when driving.
  • No deliberate drifting sliding or fishtailing, it causes excessive wear of the tires and often results in punctures and flat tires, the karts are designed to maximize lap times, to go fast you need a smooth driving style and minimizing sliding.
  • You must remain on the track – driving into safety gravel traps can damage the karts, jam the brakes or stick the throttle, if you get stuck in a gravel trap staff will inspect the kart and remove all the gravel before you can go back onto the track,
  • Passing slower karts or driving side by side OK providing there is no contact, bumping, pushing or cutting off other karts. Do not jam your kart “dive bomb” down the inside at the APEX of the corner, this is considered deliberate contact and your session maybe ended
  • If you have a collision with another kart you will be called back into the pits so we can check your kart for damage, if there is damage your session maybe ended.
  •  No Smoking Tabacco or Vaps in the BBQ area unless there are no others present or you have everyone’s OK. Never smoking at our tables in the BBQ area. There is a Butt container at the end of the shade awning.
  • Darwin Kart Hire operates a strict no drug and/or alcohol policy and reserves the right to deny to any person(s) thought to be under the influence of either drugs and/or alcohol
  • Any person that vomits in their helmets will be required to purchase the helmet at a cost of $120. If you start to feel sick return to the pits or pull off the side of the track to a safe place and remove your helmet.
  • Abuse or harassment of staff or other patrons will not be tolerated. You will be asked to leave and police will be called to report the incident

The challenge is to do the fastest lap times you can by learning the ‘Racing Lines’ and controlling the kart while pushing your limits. Darwin Kart Hire Staff are always willing to give you guidance to help you improve your lap times while you hone your Kart Control Skills. Being completely in control while the kart is on the limit of traction is an exhilarating feeling