What do the flags mean?

During a race, we use a number of flags and warning lights to make you aware of situations on the track. It is important that you understand what each of the flags mean. We cover this during your safety briefing when you visit us, but here they are for your reference:

The green flag

The green flag is used to start your race or heat.

The red flag

The red flag means stop. You should bring your kart to a controlled stop and then keep your foot on the brake. There may be a total obstruction on the track so be observant. Stay in your kart and wait until the condition is cleared.

The yellow flag

The yellow flag means slow down to a walking pace and no overtaking. Stay in your current positions and drive very slowly around the track. Be aware that there may be an obstruction on the track you will need to drive around. Marshals may also be on the track. Maintain a slow speed until the condition is cleared.

The blue flag

The blue flag is used to indicate that a faster driver is trying to pass you. In race conditions, this means the race leader is about to lap you. You should move off the racing line, allow the faster driver to pass and then move back on to the racing line to continue your race.

The black flag

The black flag is used to either warn or disqualify drivers for inappropriate conduct. We have a list of track rules that we expect all drivers to uphold. Anybody flouting the rules will be removed from the track.

The chequered flag

The chequered flag is used to indicate the end of your session, heat or event. You should continue driving competitively until you cross the finish line and pass the chequered flag. Once you have cross the line, you should drive to the pit lane.