The Africa Open, held at the Vaal Kart Circuit on Sunday 7 July 2019, produced some spectacular, action packed racing, but it was a tough weekend for the Praga drivers who decided to enter the club race.
Mohammed Moerat had a difficult Micro Max qualifying session, only setting the 5th fastest lap time. He had a good first race, launching himself straight into a three kart fight for the win. He ended the race in 2nd place. Mohammed finished 8th in race two, after a crash in the final lap took him out of contention for the win. He ended the final race in 3rd place, but a technical infringement later saw him removed from the results.
Erich Heystek qualified 6th, but just didn’t seem to have his usual Micro Max pace. He finished 9th in race one and 11th in race two. Whilst Erich enjoyed some close racing in the final, he had to settle for 8th place.
Godfrey Malumane entered Mini Max for the event. He qualified 10th and had a good first race until the last lap when you could hear his kart make a strange noise and he slowed. The issue remained for race two and Godfrey was unable to finish the race. He had a fantastic final, crossing the line in 5th place.
Carlo Olivier had a disappointing day. After qualifying 15th, Carlo was involved in a race one crash which caused damage to his DD2 chassis. He started at the back of the field for race two and worked his way up to 12th. He took 11th in the final, but could have easily been in the top ten if he was able to start the race higher up.
Ian Allut qualified 12th in DD2 and finished the first heat in 10th. He took 13th in both remaining heats and looked solid on track.
Published by: Motorsport Marketing Services
Picture Caption: Erich Heystek
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