Singapore's Inaugural Electric Karting Circuit Opens its Doors

Singapore's Inaugural Electric Karting Circuit Opens its Doors

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
17 Sep 2015

The new S$1.3 million circuit features a 500-metre long track with 11 turns, consisting of a combination of sweeping corners, a hairpin and a chicane near the end of the lap, making it an exhilarating experience. The 7.2m wide track, one of Singapore’s widest, has multiple overtaking points that makes for an amazingly fun and safe circuit.

“The new track is designed specifically for leisure karting. We have been involved in
Singapore karting for a few years and have met many people who enjoy karting, but not on a
professional level. The Karting Arena @ Bukit Timah allows us to offer a strategic venue to
hobby and corporate level enthusiasts to enjoy karting as a social activity,”
said Mr Yuey Tan, Founder of The Karting Arena @ Bukit Timah.

Mr Tan explained further, “We want everyone in Singapore to enjoy the sport, but the market
generally perceives karting as a competitive and an expensive sport. Our new circuit offers a
safe and low-pressure environment for fun karting at highly affordable rates. It is also
conveniently located in central Bukit Timah, with free parking and free shuttle buses so that it
is accessible to everyone.”

The new track runs electric karts, making it the first permanent electric karting track that is
environmentally friendly in Singapore.

“We brought in newly developed Birel electric karts from Italy and Japan that boast superior
handling on a chassis that behaves similarly to a Birel race chassis used in international
races,” said Mr Tan.

The new electric karts feature the latest technology in safety and performance –
even weight distribution, electronic speed control and remote emergency shut down, offering drivers the full capacity to focus on driving while on the circuit.

Drivers are able to experience quick acceleration with the high-powered electric motors that
are programmed to produce a linear torque output that will help drivers when coming out of
corners, unlike gasoline fun karts that feel bogged-down when the rpm drops.

“The investment in electric karts is significantly higher than conventional karts, but we
believe in doing good for the environment in our business, without having to compromise on
reliability and performance,” added Mr Tan.


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