A Quick Guide to Singapore Go-Karting Tracks

Having visited the three permanent karting tracks that have sprung up around Singapore, I have summarised the differences between each below. Never have the local petrolheads been this spoilt for choice.

(Updated May 2018)

KF1 Karting

KF1 Circuit

Opened: 2014
Track location (nearest MRT station): Turf Club Avenue (Kranji)
Track length: 960 m
Turns: 18
Good lap time: 1 min
Live timing: Yes
Normal Fun Kart session fees: S$28 (off-peak) – S$35 (peak), S$18 for under-21s with proof of age
Advanced Fun Kart session fees (driving license required): S$35 (off-peak) – S$45 (peak), S$22 for under-21s with proof of age
A one-time registration fee of S$5 applies for first-time visitors
Opening days and hours: Tue to Sun 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Racing simulator: No
Food: Podium Club cafe, food court and shops at Kranji station
Merchandise shop: Yes
Open Racing League: Last Sunday of the month
Professional Races: Yes
Race kart storage: Yes
Pros: The opportunity to drive on a technical circuit designed by F1 circuit specialists Tilke, a well-stocked merchandise store
Cons: No simulators for waiting out the rain.
Website

Read my review of the KF1 circuit here.

KF1 Arena

Kartright

KF1 acquired the site of the former Kartright Speedway (pictured) and created a new track that opened in late 2017. Stay tuned for my review after I check it out!

Opened: 2017
Track location (nearest MRT station): Jurong West (Joo Koon)
Track length: 780 m
Turns: 14
Good lap time: 45 seconds
Live timing: No
Normal Fun Kart session fees: S$22 (off-peak) – S$28 (peak), S$15 for under-21s with proof of age
Advanced Fun Kart session fees (driving license required): S$28 (off-peak) – S$35 (peak), S$18 for under-21s with proof of age
A one-time registration fee of S$5 applies for first-time visitors
Opening days and hours: Mon to Sun 12 noon to 9 p.m.
Racing simulator: Yes
Food: Hawker centre and Burger King at Arena Country Club
Merchandise shop: No
Open Racing League: No
Professional Races: Yes
Race kart storage: $160.50/month
Pros: Two-seater karts are available, a great view of the entire track from the rooftop
Cons: No races on fun karts that are open to the public
Website

The Karting Arena

The Karting Arena

Opened: 2015
Track location (nearest MRT station): Bukit Timah (Sixth Avenue)
Track length: 500 m
Turns: 11
Good lap time: 35 seconds
Live timing: Yes
Karts: Single-seater electric karts
Fun Kart session fees: S$20 – S$32 for members, S$30 – S$45 for non-members (Driving license needed for faster karts)
Opening days and hours: Tue to Sun 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Racing simulator: Yes
Food: Shops at The Grandstand
Merchandise shop: No
Open Racing League: Every Tuesday
Professional Races: No
Race kart storage: No
Pros: Most centrally-located of the three
Cons: Not a professional racing facility, spectators can only watch from behind the pitlane
Website

Watch this space for my review of The Karting Arena! In the meantime, here’s what else you can do in the rest of Singapore and what karting on the streets of Tokyo is like.

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