Karting Almancil

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The Almancil kart race track is a place of leisure and competition available to all enthusiasts and people interested in the most accessible motorsport of all: karting.
Open all year long, the race track, opened by Ayrton Senna, hosts over 295.000 visitors annually.
It is integrated in a leisure complex located in Almancil, close to the IP1 and EN125 roads aswell as the Faro airport, and a five minute drive from the beaches of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo.
The ideal place for a time well spent with your family, friends or colleagues.
 

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Accessibility 6,5/10
Location Karting Almancil, Pereiras - Almancil

Accessibility

Karts

There are two types of adapted karts, 200 cc and 390 cc, being the latter the one that has been tested. Karts are prepared to be driven only with your hands, being the gas and brake placed on levers behind the steering wheel, so they can be used without ever losing contact with the steering wheel.
The two karts are equipped in the same way, the big difference being the chassis and the engine power.
The transferring of the pilot to the kart is made with the help of the racetrack staff, who carry you from your wheelchair, if that is the case, to your seat in the kart.
The kart is provided with leg support devices, in case the pilot cannot move his legs. This support helps keeping the legs in place, aswell as protecting them of any other hazardous situation, once they will be covered by a plastic protection.
The driving is typical of a kart, having all the technical and adrenaline sensations that its driving offers, with no relevant difference to a regular kart.
There is a two seater kart available, in case you would like to take a child with you, or a handicapped passenger who cannot drive the adapted karts.

Circuit

The 760 metres long and 7,5 metres wide speedway is a replica of the old brazilian Jacarepaguá F1 racetrack.

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Accessibility

On the parking lot there are spots reserved to handicapped and disabled users located at the Park's entrance.
The racetrack is located on the Karting Almancil FUN  Park.
On the Park's entrance there is a ramp that doesn't reach the pavement on to the road, becoming a small obstacle for wheelchair users but it can be easily surpassed with help.
On the park itself you can get around easily without barriers but the pavement is on cobblestone and its roughness can cause some vibration for wheelchair users.
There are adapted public toilets but its access is made through uneasy ramps, but with help there's no problem climbing them.

History

The PARAKART® started with handicapped and disabled drivers races on the "Kartódromo de Almancil" and it aimed to give encouragement to the injured pilots and satisfy their desire for competition.
Several races took place with portuguese and international drivers coming from 9 different countries, such as the U.S.A, Israel and others. It has huge mediacoverage (press, TV, radio stations) being among other references the cover on motor magazines in the United States.
Nowadays PARAKART® represents one of the "Associação de Karting do Algarve" main events, supporting paraplegic persons and giving visibility to the daily struggle of handicapped and disabled people to achive an unlimited mobility.
PARAKART® is now also represented in France through the "Association Conduite & Sports mécaniques Adaptés".
www.acsma-assoc.com

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