South African Karting as a whole is highly competitive with very little between the country’s top drivers and this is clearly evident in the MSA Academy (OKJ) class.
Whilst Tiffany struggled at Laserfiche Raceway this weekend, she can stand tall in the knowledge that she is able to set competitive lap times.
Tiffany qualified 11th and finished 9th in each of the three races. These positions aren’t necessarily a complete reflection of her weekend though, because Tiffany’s lap times were actually quite competitive, in fact, she was less than half a second off the leaders.
This is fairly significant given that this was Tiffany’s first OKJ race. Not only does the class require a much different set-up to her Junior Max kart, but it also demands a substantially different driving style.
“It was a tough weekend and I really battled to come to grips with the change in handling characteristics. I will admit that this left me feeling slightly uncertain and overwhelmed. As I reflect on the results, I realise that I walk away with a wealth of knowledge and the determination to do better in the next race,” expressed Tiffany.
Tiffany may not be at the front of this robust class just yet, but it is just a matter of time before she is in the thick of the action.
“I would like to thank the BirelART South Africa team for their guidance and advice and my family for their unwavering support.”
Published by: Michelle Segalla
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