Reviewer: Kenneth Wong, SingaporeKarts.com
Circuit: SuperKart Indoor Karting
Location: Lot 807, Jalan Bangi Lama, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia
Track Direction: Clockwise and Anti-Clockwise
The SuperKart Indoor Karting Circuit is the largest indoor karting circuit in Malaysia. In order to make things more interesting for their regulars, the circuit layout is altered every 3 months. On this particular visit, I was able to test their 11 corner circuit layout.
I began by registering myself at the counter on their self-service kiosk and signed up for their lifetime membership (RM10). Their lifetime membership allows you to enjoy usage of both their indoor karting facility as well as their paintball facility. After a 5 minute wait for my registration to process, the lady at the counter called my name and guided me down the staircase to the holding area. The friendly track staff then brought me to the kart that I’d been assigned to. ENGINE START, OFF I GO, VROOM VROOM!!!
The floor is slippery and there aren’t too many straights for drivers to relax. I had to use a lot of different driving techniques to handle all the turns (No surprises there for an indoor karting track). Personally, I am a big fan of indoor karting tracks and I am glad that I discovered this track while researching online on Malaysian karting circuits a month ago. The characteristics of indoor karting tracks are lovely. There is no run off area, with tyre walls lining the entire track instead, a slippery surface, and short and sharp turns. One of the biggest and most important factors of indoor karting tracks though are that they are able to operate 24/7, irregardless of the weather (during business hours of course).
Turn 1 indicated in the circuit layout was actually the final turn for me as the timing system (Start/Finish Line) is located after turn 1 (as shown on the layout) when run in an anti-clockwise direction. For the sake of this review, I shall refer to it as turn 11 from now on. Alright, after turn 11, pedal to the metal onto the pit straight.
Braking hard after turn 2 and sliding the kart a little to enter turn 3.
Business as usual for turns 4 and 5, you will be able to take full advantage of the hairpin at turn 6 as long as you get your exit out of turn 5 correct.
Turns 7 and 8 onwards at two-third throttle (trying not to push my luck here), control the steering to get a smooth exit out of turn 9.
Full throttle through turn 10 and brake hard for the final hairpin at turn 11.
My average timing was about 35 seconds on my first visit. About 3 seconds off the fastest time of the month.
Apart from driving on an indoor kart track in Thailand a few years back, I’ve not had any other experience of indoor karting. There wasn’t much of a difference driving indoors and outdoors, apart from the slippery surface, which really does make the overall experience that much more fun. We really hope to bring this additional element of fun to the SingaporeKarts Enduro Championship this year.