@victor, @olliekart, @sigman1998, @raymondu999
I just have to respond, because I feel we all make it even more complicating for poor old Victor.
This article must be helpful
Especially this part from EvenFlow is the key: “Karts don’t like to go round corners in the wet. And to get them to turn you need to get the inside rear tyre off the ground, or the damn kart will just run straight on.
Here’s the technique:
Brake a little later than usual, and plan to run wide and deep into the corner. Turn the wheel to full lock in a really purposeful aggressive way. You want to almost surprise the kart, in a split second you go from a straight wheel to full lock. The kart will almost ignore you, then when you lose enough speed it will bite and turn sharply. Normally to encourage the kart to turn you can lean forward to the outside front wheel. By now you are so deep in the corner you will be on the cleaner more grippy part of the circuit, and have better traction to accelerate away. Once the kart has turned you need to sit back to get weight over those back tyres for traction. Carefully feed in the throttle to avoid wheelspin.”
To summarise: while entering the corner you use the steering wheel agressively up to the point that the kart steers turns, by exiting the pits you ‘steer’ using the trottle and keeping the steering wheel (almost) neutral. This must prevent you from spinning.
About whether or not to ride the kerbs in the wet: It’s a very important technique that Ollikart points out, but it’s just not true that you hit every kerb in the wet with slick tyres. In some situations you do, in some you don’t. Most of the times you choose between fully riding the inside kerb (not just touching it!) or taking the outside line, not only avoiding the kerb, but the dry line as well. Good luck!