The third round of the 2021 South Africa Rok took place at iDube Raceway last weekend (26 June 2021) and RS Kart will look back on the event with memories of overcoming adversity.
Kayde Cornofsky had a good weekend in the Bambino class. He qualified on the second row of the grid and keeping his cool off the start line, managed to get himself up to third place. Kayde took the podium finish for the heat. A confident drive saw Kayde finish fourth in both remaining races. He finished fourth in the overall standings.
Troy van der Laan didn’t have a great Kid Rok qualifying session and only set the ninth fastest lap time. He put in a sterling performance in race one, slicing his way through the field. By lap four, he was up to fifth place. He continued to push himself to the limit to end the race in fourth. Troy took another fourth place finish in heat two before putting in another massive drive in the final race, making up three positions to take a podium finish. He ended the day fourth overall.
Ewan Venter had his hands full in Kid Rok, finding himself constantly embroiled in the thick of the action. After starting from eighth on the grid, Ewan gained and lost positions to finish eighth. Race two was exciting to watch with Ewan in a five kart train fighting for fourth. He crossed the finish line in fifth place. Ewan finished seventh in heat three and in the final results.
Luke Hill was plagued by technical maladies in Mini Rok and whilst he fought hard, was just not able to achieve his desired results. He qualified 13th and made up three positions to end the first heat in tenth place. Luke had some good mid-field battles in race two, ending 13th. Tenth in the final heat moved Luke into 11th in the overall standings.
Taya van der Laan had a heart stopping moment in OKJ. After qualifying ninth, Taya put in a massive first lap to find herself in third place. She defended the position for four laps before dropping down to fourth. Unfortunately, she had a massive crash on lap eight and required medical assistance. Luckily, Taya was not badly injured and decided to compete in the remaining two heats. She finished ninth and eighth in the races respectively, albeit with a badly damaged chassis.
The team will be happy to head back to Gauteng for the remaining round of the championship.
Published by: Motorsport Marketing Services
Photography by: Belinda O’Connor and Werner Viet
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