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MIDWINTER WP KARTING SET TO THRILL

Karting action returns to Killarney to close off the first half of the 2016 Western Province Karting Championship Saturday 11 June where long-term forecasts predict cold and bright weather will play host to what will surely be the hottest possible action.

There are quite a few tight championship duels underway, but nowhere closer than in 60cc primary school Cape Maxterinos, where Charl Visser (Battery Energy Zanardi) holds a slender two-point championship advantage over arch rival Joseph Oelz (Zanardi). Neither can leave anything to chance though, with Troy Dolinschek (Makita Kosmic), Tate Bishop (Kosmic) and Kai Van Zijl (CRG) having found form of late and all of them still well within striking distance, while Jason MacBeath, younger Visser brother Kyle and Nicholas Sage all well worthy of putting it on the podium among that packed pre-teen packed grid. 

image002s It’s also close among the smallest under-8 Cadet class kids where Paul Malcolm has come good of late to hold a 16-point title advantage over Joaquin de Oliveira and Reza Levy (Jive), who are separated by a single point, while Reese Koorzen, Mishca Williams, Joshua Smit and Ethans Stier and Deacon are all in close championship combat too. 

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AQIL’S VOYAGE OF KARTING DISCOVERY

Aqil Alibhai back to the UK to learn the British karting ropes.

Aqil Alibhai is set for a big karting month in June.

Nine-year old Ormonde, Johannesburg Cadet kart racer Aqil Alibhai is back in the UK for an intense month of karting action as he tackles races at three different tracks as part of his campaign to learn the landscape in Blighty in preparation for a full season over there next year.

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CHAMPIONS & INTRIGUE AT ZWARTKOPS KARTS

Kart 111 Morgado won but Allison is Rotax DD2 champ - Image Werner VietA fine day’s racing at Zwartkops’ penultimate round of the 2015 Northern Regions karting championship on Saturday saw two new champions crowned, some classes all but done and dusted and others all set for a tight title fight down to the wire.

KZN duo, veteran SA four-time world karting champion Cristiano Morgado (CRG) and Benjamin Habig (TonyKart) may have taken first and second overall in the Rotax DD2 gearbox class, but third-placed Bloemfontein racer Justin Allison (TonyKart) did enough on Saturday to secure the 2015 Northern Regions DD2 title when he beat Kashen Naicker and his closest championship rival and DD2 Masters champion elect, Ronaldo Baptista to third. Race 3 winner Bradley Liebenberg ended sixth as Baptista also opened his DD2 Masters advantage class advantage over the lovely Jennifer Verheul, but that title is still there for the taking…

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ZWARTKOPS TO CROWN ROTAX MAX KART CHAMPIONS

Kart 27 Can Jonathan Aberdein do the DD2 Max Challenge double Image Heinrich SauerFour new South African national karting champions will be crowned when Zwartkops hosts the Rotax Max National Finals 25-26 September, with the winners in each class guaranteed a seat in the Rotax Max World Finals in Portimão, Portugal later in the year

All four Rotax titles remain on the line, with Cape Town’s Jonathan Aberdein hoping to steal the headlines with a memorable double, should he be able to defend his championship leads in both the DD2 and Max Challenge classes at Zwartkops.

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COMBATIVE KARTING AT KILLARNEY

Kart 3 Maxterino was magnificent as always - Image Giordano LupiniThe sixth round of the 2015 Western Province karting championship went down with action aplenty at a chilly but flowery Killarney on Saturday.

Delano Fowler (Suprocom TonyKart) took a pair of come-from-behind wins to end up on top of a bruising high school Junior Max 125cc wrought that saw several leaders, a red flag and leading retirements. Fowler ended up ahead of an on-form Sebastian Boyd (Boyd Freight Kosmic), race 1 winner Dino Stermin (Designer Trims Kosmic) and the impressive, if a little unlucky duo Andrew Rackstraw Dario Busi with Sam Lochoff sixth.

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