Micro Max - Muhammad Wally

Muhammad Wally started karting at the tender age of four, under the tutelage of Leeroy Poulter at the old Kyalami karting circuit. Legend has it, instead of following Leeroy around the track, he decided that he should overtake the multiple SA karting champion. Hi family said that’s when the penny dropped: Muhammad wanted to race from the front!

In the 2017 Micro Max Championship, for drivers aged 7-10, that’s generally where Muhammad Wally ended up. Now aged nine, the Johannesburg youngster had a great season in this fledgling class for Rotax racers, and wrapped up the championship in fine style in the finals at Zwartkops in late September with convincing race wins. He also came very close to a title in the African Open event, just missing out on a first place in that meeting.

“Rotax is the series to take part in, “ says Muhammad. “It is only by invitation, and it is the highest honour to be crowned the Rotax World Champion,”

2017 Micro Max Point Standings

Pos. No. Name Region  TOTAL 
1 699 Muhammad Wally NR     395.00
2 618 Joshua De Paiva NR     369.00
4 645 Reeza Levy WP     340.83
6 627 Mohammed Moerat NR     319.67
19 677 Reece Fuller NR        98.17
15 671 Moosa Kajee NR     155.33
7 635 Jayden Goosen NR     300.17
8 698 Dhivyen Naidoo KZN     290.67
9 629 Kyle Beukes NR     285.33
16 644 Hriday Pooren NR     145.00
10 672 Caleb Cotterell NR     260.83
3 614 Valentino Hoffman WP     344.33
11 647 Joaquin De Oliviera WP     258.50
5 655 Reese Koorzen WP     325.17
12 679 Mandla Mlangeni NR     239.17
13 666 Julius Schwager WP     206.67
14 642 Ethan Stier WP     176.83
17 615 Denis Joubert WP     115.67
18 648 Mischa Williams WP     104.67
20 658 Kent Swartz NR        96.17
21 652 Troy Snyman KZN        93.67
22 683 Joshua Smit NR        78.00
23 1 Ethan Deacon WP        69.00
24 678 Uzair Khan KZN        37.33
25 677 Travis Mingay KZN        34.67
26 695 Kaylyn Venkatiah KZN        34.00
27 19 Ross White KZN        23.17
28 616 Keira Naidoo KZN        22.67
29 169 Holly Pieterse KZN        21.50
30 63 Dylan Jennigs KZN        11.67
31 630 Lucas Roysten WP        11.33
32 668 KC Ensor-Smith NR        10.83
33 612 Tahir Abrahams WP        10.67
34 637 Julian Booysen WP        10.50
35 678 Chelsey Fulton NR        10.17
36 674 Keoni Kiala NR          9.00
37 649 Judd Bertholt NR          5.67