It’s no secret that we at LUSSO like a bit of competition. Especially when it involves a race track, a fleet of high-spec 270cc LPG karts and a few hairpin bends. Which is why we tested LUSSO’s finest against one another at the TeamSport indoor karting centre in London’s Docklands, a proving ground for petrolheads in search of the most driving fun you can have off the pro circuit.

TeamSport, already Europe’s biggest go-kart operator, has just snapped up and revamped the site only one Tube stop from Canary Wharf. The 800-metre multilevel track has long straights to ratchet up the g’s and karts that can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. Every lap is recorded to an accuracy of 1/1,000th of a second, with large screens and print-outs so that drivers can compare results and check their technique.

Facilities are state of the art. Health club-style changing rooms and a full-size Formula 1 Ferrari on the wall above the reception desks. You can make a pit-stop at Fuel, the trackside restaurant which serves traditional stone-baked pizzas or just choose to refuel in the bar. Considering the fact that Formula 1 drivers started their careers karting and drivers Jenson Button and Mark Webber still kart all the time, you might as well put pedal to metal and book yourself in for the afternoon.

TeamSport Docklands is at 3 Herringham Road, London SE7 8NJ. Open seven days a week, prices start from £42.99 with students, military and emergency services qualifying for a reduced rate of £20.00 per person, subject to T&C’s. Booking and further information is available via the hotline: +44(0)844 998 0844 and online at: