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Sofia Karting Ring
Sofia, Bulgaria
630 m
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
First Time Here

What must I do when I first enter the track?

The first thing you have to do is create your FaceRacer registration on the tablets placed near the reception. With that registration after driving you will be able to check your results, see what place your time ranked amongst the others on the racetrack according to age group, categories: male/female and type of karting.

If you already have made a FaceRacer registration you will only have to confirm and make your selection for driving: number of minutes and type of karting.

Do I have to carry a document of identity?

Yes, the first time you register, identity confirmation is obligatory.

Do I have to fill in any type of declaration?

By filling in the registration form on the tablets and its confirmation, automatically at the reception a declaration is printed with your information. By signing this declaration you agree to the terms and conditions of piloting at Sofia Karting Ring. For children under the age of 14, a parent or accompanying guardian must sign the declaration.

Driving and karts

Should I carry special clothes when I come to drive at the track?

It is good to be wearing comfortable clothes and especially shoes, so you feel comfortable while driving. You have to purchase a balaclava from the reception, which is put under the helmet. The balaclava is yours to keep. It is prohibited to drive with scarves and other fluttering clothes. People with long hair have to tie them as a safety precaution.

Is the balaclava mandatory?

Yes, the balaclava is mandatory as the helmets have been used a lot and hygiene is important.

Where are my personal belongings placed while I am driving?

It is necessary to put phones, keys and other items that could fall from your pockets in the safes and lockers at the track.

What is the age and height requirement for children to drive karting?

The minimum height of drivers is 130cm or 6 years old, but the height is key. The karting racetrack has junior karts Sodi LR5, which are for children from 6-12 years of age.

Could a 12 year old drive a RX8 and under what conditions?

Yes, if the child can cover the norm for preset time and has the height of over 140cm. For the youngsters who are less than 14 years of age a declaration has to be filled in by a parent giving consent that the child can drive a RX8.

By whom can the double kart Sodi Double 2Drive be driven?

The lead driver of the double must me of at least 16 years of age.

Discounts and other terms

What discounts can I use?

Every client registers at the reception of Sofia Karting Ring and with each time he drives kilometers are recorded in his FaceRacer profile. When 100 kilometers are reached he receives a membership card giving him the right to use 10% discount. For all other bonus systems please follow FaceRacer.com

How does a race happen and how long does it take?

A race is organized for a minimum of 10 people for Sodi RX8. There are 3 laps for time (pole position), and the second lap is timed, starting grid, start (light) and 10 minutes until the flag (final), plus another 1 lap for coming back to the box after the finish. Time span is 15-20 minutes.

How many people can race simultaneously?

14 people can compete at the same time, the same as the number of Sodi RX8 karts on the track.

If I buy minutes do I have to use them at one time?

Yes, all of the minutes you purchase have to be used at the same time.

Do I have to undergo some type of instruction course before that?

Each driver undergoes a short mandatory instruction for safety. At the briefing you will be shown the significance and meaning of each flag , safety signs and how to operate with the kart.

When starting the instructor will make you go and stop to see if you are capable of doing so.

Do I have to have experience to drive a kart?

You do not need competition experience. Each driver will be instructed accordingly for safety and the rules of the track, meaning of the flags and markings as well as the proper way of driving.

Safety rules when driving a kart

Motorsports can be dangerous! You are required to introduce yourself with the rules and properly follow the safety procedures!

  • It is absolutely forbidden to come down from the car on the territory of the racetrack;
  • When driving on the racetrack it is forbidden to change suddenly the direction in order to hit someone or go in front of someone else;
  • It is absolutely forbidden to drive in the opposite direction of the track;
  • If you spin around and can’t continue, stay in the kart and raise your hand until an instructor of the track comes to aid you;
  • Follow the signals and flags when driving the kart;
  • After you get out on the track - start your laps SLOWLY - cold tires have low traction (depending on the different temperatures the warming period is different);
  • At the time of driving of the kart it is absolutely forbidden to stop and wait for someone;
  • If the safety rules are not followed the driving of the person will be stopped for the session. After a second violation of the safety rules- the person will not be able to drive anymore at the racetrack of Sofia Karting Ring;
  • After a red flag is shown, stop slowly and drive the karting to the shown place by the instructor;
  • If red jars are on the track - slow down and go in the box SLOWLY;

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