It has been a tough year for RS Kart driver, Luke Hill, but the youngster found form this past weekend in the final round of the 2021 South African National Karting Championship, which was held at Vereeniging Kart Circuit on Saturday 11 September.
The weekend didn't start as well as it ended, with Luke only managing to set the 14th fastest lap time in the Mini Rok class.
Luke put in a solid drive in the first heat, working his way up to sixth position. It was, however, in race two, that Luke demonstrated just what he was capable of.
Luke made a fantastic start, getting himself into third place on the first lap. He improved even further, getting himself into the number two spot. He held this position until the last lap when he ran a bit wide and dropped down to third. Luke took the podium finish.
Feeling confident, Luke lined up for race three determined of another good showing. By the end of lap one, he was lying in sixth position. Luke drove his heart out to work his way up to second place. Unfortunately, on lap five, another competitor outbraked himself and ran into Luke’s kart, pushing him off the circuit. Whilst Luke was able to get back on track, he was far down the field. He eventually took the flag in 15th place.
Despite the unfortunate incident in race three, Luke finished sixth in the overall national standings for the day and fourth in the regional results.
Luke, with thanks to his team and new RKT engine, walked away from the event feeling confident with his pace and ready to tackle the remainder of the 2021 Northern Regions season.
Published by: Motorsport Marketing Services
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