Karting Academy

The Dubai Autodrome Karting Academy (DAKA) is designed for kids aged 7 to 16 years old to learn everything they need to know to start on the path to becoming a professional race driver.

DAKA is a 10-week program guided by championship winning drivers and coaches, specially created to teach children all important aspects of kart racing, starting with basics such as racing lines on different circuit configurations, understanding apexes, braking points, correct steering technique, and then graduating to more advanced skills like overtaking, defending and even kart maintenance.

DAKA Level One Book Here

DAKA Level 2 Book Here

Click here to download Parent Information Pack (September 2019)

Curriculum Overview

Level One: 
A pure introduction to karting teaching basic karting skills and experience.  DAKA will run both clockwise and anti-clockwise track directions so drivers can adapt and learn the following:

  • Holding steering wheel correct.
  • Racing lines on different circuit configurations, understanding apexes, braking points.
  • Direction and detail of each course.

Level Two:
More comprehensive, introducing race craft where drivers will start to develop skills and understanding of the following:

  • Overtaking.
  • Defending their position, whilst optimizing consistency and smoothness on track.

The karting coaches will develop race discipline by encouraging drivers only to overtake only on certain corners, so drivers gain confidence and master overtaking techniques.

During Level Two, the outdoor track is introduced, using half of the International Dubai Kartdrome circuit to perfect the corners more frequently, before advancing onto another part of the track.  This will provide more beneficial lessons to the drivers.

Level Two graduates will be part of a special race event at Dubai Kartdrome on the final course day.

After graduating Level 2, students are now ready to participate in DAKA Club Junior Kart Nights to gain more race experience with new tracks and layouts.  It features:

  • Arrive & Drive format only.
  • Emphasis on close racing and perfecting the track.
  • Introduction to the International Circuit, especially for learning overtaking and defending opportunities.

DAKA Club Junior Kart Nights are high-adrenaline with much longer laps, containing more corners and with less guided track tuition.

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