Was back in Delta again the other night having not been there a while, and to be honest I was disappointed.
When they opened first you'd forgive them for not having the place really in order, but by now having been up and running for 6 months the facilities just looked a little bare and unfinished.
I wasn't expecting much of the track, the previous discussions on this thread tell you all you need to know. There is NO grip on the track whatsoever. On several occasions I went into a corner, tapped the brakes, turned the wheel and...nothing. The kart refused to slow and refused to turn, to the detriment of the kart glancing the walls a number of times. On some occasions the only way to corner was to slow to a crawling pace, which is very frustrating. This did introduce more overtaking, because the line the karts will follow is so unpredictable! Whether or not the lack of grip is intentional is debatable. Personally I'd rather be on a track that is some way grippy with little overtaking than the other way around. But thats just me.
Finally, the karts. The first few times I visited delta I was very impressed by the power of the karts but I think they must have seriously turned down the power since then. There's a clear lack of grunt from the karts and it makes for an unsatisfactory experience.
Don't get me wrong, I think the facility they have is excellent, really excellent for indoor karting but Delta aren't making the most of their potential right now. It's also sad to say that the place was empty when we went there on a midweek evening. Compare that to the National Kart Centre outside Corbally which was so busy the same evening that we couldn't even get a time to have a go on track. Looks like there's some serious competition in the indoor karting business in Limerick, and I'm not sure this City is big enough for both of them.