Hi - I want to start in Go Karting this year, at the club at Todd Road. I think I will go TAG 125 restricted, and buy a new Arrow Kart. I hear these are most common, but I am struggling to get information on almost everything to do with karting. I have made a budget for both purchase of gear, plus ongoing maintenance/running costs. Quite a few things I am googling, or have completely made up. From a cost perspective, and any other advice, how is this looking? I want to compete at a club level for now. Initially I will be doing a lot of practice, so assume these numbers are for practicing for now.
New Go Kart (Arrow) - complete - x30 $ 9,000.00
Stand $ 300.00
Suit $ 180.00
Trailer $ 2,000.00
Helmet $ 380.00
Gloves $ 180.00
Total $ 12,040.00
Running Cost / Maintenance
Tyres - $250 a set, 6 hours per set, $41 per hour (practice)
Fuel - 8L per hour, $12 per hour
Top end rebuild - Cost $150 (parts, do myself), every 20 hours, $7.50 per hour
Bottom end rebuild - Cost $300 (parts, do myself, totally guessing here) - every 50 hours, $6 per hour
Brake pads - cost $66, 10 hours use, $6.60 per hour (totally guessed)
Total - around $75 per hour to run the kart
How does this look? am i missing anything massive? are my assumptions flawed? any feedback would be great. I'm not doing this budget as if it's exceeded I can't do the sport, more after a pretty solid estimate before I commit to it. I've been hoping to speak to Todd Road club staff but haven't been able to.