Not as much as we expected actually.
Given that there were so many of us, we decided to have a competition within the team where we divided into three groups and had a combined practice and qualifying session followed by individual group races. The top two from every group then participated in a final race where we had three winners.
In the race, we had some surprise performances, the chief of which was our photographer (whose pictures you see) Kaustubh. For someone who claims to have never participated in karting before, he was right at home behind the wheel and even quickly picked up the art of squeezing people out of turns to take their spot on the track.
Our team is a group of what I could best describe as a collection of varying body sizes both horizontally and vertically. This meant the lighter people in the mix had a massive speed advantage over the more generously proportioned ones. But that is the way life is and, in all, everyone did have a good time.
But, that wasn’t the end of it.
Speed is addictive and so much that we ended up doing an additional four sessions where everyone gave up all pretence of wanting to race “fairly” and decided to go wheel-to-wheel. This resulted in quite a bit of sideways action, spins, crashes and driving ability from people who we didn’t expect could do what was necessary to win the round.