• Aug 10, 2007
Okay, so it's a typical grainy YouTube clip, and even appears to be black and white on first blush, but sit back and enjoy it for what it is and you won't be disappointed. Take a blast around the Isle of Man on a go-kart. In the rain. As you'll discover, even with these minuscule motors, passing can be a chore. We don't have a lot of information about the event, but we do know that there is an Isle of Man Kart Racing Association (IOMKRA) if this looks like your kind of thing. Follow the jump to see a few minutes of this insane action that we swear aren't sped up.

[Source: DieselStation]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      thats not even the whole island circuit!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Omg that looks awesome, and scary as hell.
      • 7 Years Ago
      These are not normal shifter karts. They are super carts that can have scary amounts of power.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wide angle camera = 50mph looks like 500mph
        • 7 Years Ago
        Your butt being less than 6 inches off the ground contributes as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      David Coulthard (current F1 driver for Red Bull) has stated that Superkarts scare the hell out of him.

      I just don't even know HOW to begin to process that statement in my mind. Damn.

      I drove an 80 cc cart on a track in a drivers schools at MRP and that was awesome! I can't imagine what a 125 shifter kart is like. But I hope to find out at Bondurant next year.

      I don't think that I want any part of my body touching a 250 Superkart.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The karts that are being used are as follows:

      250 Manx

      For ages 16 +, any 250 cc engine, one or two cylinder two stroke with five or six speed gearboxes. Minimum weight for driver and kart is 195Kgs. These have front and rear brakes. Speeds of over 130 mph can be reached on these 'missiles '
      • 7 Years Ago
      Holy hell!
      • 7 Years Ago
      AWESOME!!! That is just awesome!
      • 7 Years Ago
      what is the middle pedal for? ive never seen that before
        • 7 Years Ago
        You mean you never seen a manual transmission before?
          • 7 Years Ago
          not on a gokart, no.
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