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High corner speed is essential for low lap times.  Maximum speed occurs when the angle of the tyres is at a certain angle away from the racing line.  The optimum angle varies between different types of tyres and road surface etc. The optimum angle is usually in the range of 3 to15 degrees.  Some high end dataloggers capture this information.

In practice, as the kart travels forward through a corner, all four tyres slide sideways evenly - i.e. equal slip for both front and back tyres (no oversteer or understeer)

 

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