The latest edition of Motorsport World is now on sale. It contains the latest news and views from South African and International motorsport

 

SECONDS ALL-ROUND FOR JASON
February 13, 2018  

Supplied by Motorsport SA Administrator from Motorsport SA
Coetzee gets season off to a flying start

 

 

What    WPMC Karting Round 1 Report
Where    Killarney Kart Track
When    Saturday 10 February 2018

 

With the exception of a first race win aboard his SAKRA Kosmic in the Rotax Senior Max race and a third in the first DD2 race aboard his EMR Extreme CRG, Jason Coetzee ended up in second in the remaining heats in both classes to also see him taking second overall in both classes as the Durbanville Grade 11 scholar opened his title accounts on the front step in the season-opening Western Province karting championship races at Killarney on Saturday.

“I’m quite happy with today’s results,” reigning double WP Junior Max champion Jason admitted. “We had a few challenges with tyres today so my pace was a little off, so to score well in both classes is a bonus. “I had a good dice with Andrew Rackstraw in Senior Max — I won race 1 and he beat me in the second and third races, but I must congratulate Rackstraw on his first Karting win on Saturday — well done!

“It was harder work in DD2 — I struggled to switch on my new tyres in qualifying and had to fight back from seventh, which included forcing my way past Mr. Roadblock, European Formula 3 driver Chris Aberdein and I had to settle for third behind my teammate Umpie Swart and Jono Thomas. Race 2 was easier - I was second from lights to flag behind Umpie, but Jono Thomas made me work for second in race 3.

Overall it was a positive day — we had to work for it, but we scored well and we had a great 1-2 in DD2 with Umpie and me for EMR Extreme DRG Racing — it was a great start to the season.

Issued on behalf of Jason Coetzee

MSA Publishes media releases from a host of different sources on our website as a service to the sport.  It is not practically possible to vet/approve every release that is published.  Some news items and articles are written by correspondents and do not necessarily represent MSA’s views.


T: 0861 672 672
F: 011 675 2219
E: msa@motorsport.co.za

2nd Floor, Meersig 1
C/O Upper Lake Lane & Constantia Blvd
Constantia Kloof, Roodepoort

PO Box 6677
Weltevreden
1715

Monday – Thursday from 08:00 to 16:00
Friday from 08:00 to 15:00

Copyright . Motorsport. All rights reserved