Mini Max - Leyton Fourie

If there is any karter in the country who can be said to have dominated his particular category in 2017, that young man is Leyton Fourie, of Alberton. The 12-year-old started racing in 2012 and in 2013 he finished second in the Northern Regions Championship for 50 cc Cadet karts. He steadily gained in experience, and in 2017 it all came good for young Leyton.

Competing in the newly-established (in South Africa) Mini Max class, for drivers aged 10-13, he won all Four National Championship rounds and 13 First Overall race places. He not only won the SA Mini Max Championship convincingly, but also won the African Open championship in the Mini Max class.

Leyton’s motorsport heroes are Michael Schumacher and Valentino Rossi. He cites his family support from father Gerald, and mom Tasia, as well as his sister Nicole, as a major reason for his success, as well as his karting team. Leyton says he is going to Portugal to win, and has already spent time at the Algarve circuit (Portimao) in testing. His hobbies include tennis and playing Xbox games and his favourite food is “ chicken and mayo sandwiches.”

2017 Mini Max Point Standings

Pos. No. Name Region TOTAL
1 546 Leyton Fourie NR     400.00
2 534 Kai van Zijl WP     360.00
3 514 Aqil Alibhai NR     347.33
4 520 Jarrod Waberski NR     344.67
5 543 Sibo Solomon WP     326.33
6 507 Daniel De Paiva NR     325.50
7 594 Tate Bishop WP     308.83
8 528 Ethan Coetzee NR     303.17
9 519 Matthew Morrell NR     299.17
10 511 Liam De Beer KZN     298.50
11 522 Thaqib Meyer WP     280.67
12 533 Allessio Angelucci NR     196.67
13 589 Josh Le Roux NR     175.17
14 563 Joseph Oelz WP     151.00
15 576 Jagger Robertson NR     107.17
16 518 Andre le Riche WP     101.00
17 562 Troy Snyman KZN        99.00
18 535 Luke Oellerman WP        87.33
19 595 Luca Wehril WP        22.67
20 506 Nicholas Wuite KZN        22.00
21 532 Kyle Le Riche WP        20.33
22 505 Carmo Novela NR        10.50
23 555 Azram Abrahams WP        10.00