The iDube Kart Circuit hosted the third round of the National ROK Cup Championship on November 21-22 that saw a strong field of Mini ROK drivers compete.
Aadam Kajee (#27) battled a number of technical difficulties over the weekend with the Johannesburg driver having to play catch up in all three race heats. The opening heat saw the younger of the two Kajee brothers end in fourth, a result he repeated for the second heat. The final heat was a closer-fought affair and Kajee crossed the line in the fifth position, which also saw him classified as fifth overall for the day.
Five Parolin drivers competed in the largest class on the day. Kent Swartz (#58) was the team’s highest placed finisher with an eighth place overall following two top-ten finishes and an 11th placed-finish. Young Caleb Odendaal (#75) placed 11th overall (fifth in U/10) following three finishes outside of the top-ten, followed by ChristopherTait (#43) in 12th overall who scored the team’s best finish with a seventh position in Heat Two. Moosa Kajee (#71) took the 17th position overall followed by the ever-improving Georgia Lenaerts (#86) who finished in 19th (eighth U/10).
“Generally speaking it was a very tough weekend on all of us. Mechanical woes seem to plague us today and obviously affected our results. When we get back to the workshop we’ll have to strip everything down again and get to the bottom of the issues. We can’t have a repeat of this at the next round in a few weeks’ time. Well done to the drivers who left nothing out there today. They pushed as hard as they could and I’m very proud of them all. We’ll no doubt bounce back from this and be ready for the final round,” said Brandon Whiteley, Team Principle of Parolin Racing SA.
The final round of the Championship will return to Gauteng in three weeks’ time when the Zwartkops Kart Circuit will host the fourth round on December 11-12.
Published by: Raymond Cornwell
Picture Caption: Christopher Tait took a team-best seventh position in Heat Two of the Mini ROK class.
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