It is important for a driver to have a good snug fit in the seat so they do not
'roll around' or get thrown from side to side. This in turn will
allow the driver to focus on control of the Kart.
Most lightweight and some heavyweight drivers will benifit from the use of a seat insert. The club do provide 12 - 15 seat inserts for all to share, so cannot guarantee one will be available for you at all times. Our seat inserts are full seat size and made of rubber to line the seat of the kart. They are more universal than a bespoke insert.
By purchasing your own seat insert, you will be more comfortable in the seat and subsequently improve your performance in the kart.
For those drivers needing to carry ballast to meet the minimum weight in their class, by having your own seat insert you can fit the ballast (roofing lead) around your seat. This way, your weight will be centraly mounted in the kart, ensuring better control.
If you are intending to be a regular competitor, we suggest you get a seat insert (if needed) from Tillett Seats (tel 01795 420312) in Sittingbourne. Tell them you race with CLUB100 and they will then know the size of seat we use. They will also want to know if you need a full seat insert or a 'half' seat with the bottom cut out. This second seat is much lighter.
They may also request some sort of understanding of your size in order to provide the right size of insert.