Logan Billau has certainly set himself apart as an extremely quick driver, after setting a new Kid Rok lap record during round three of the MSA Northern Regions Karting Championship, held at the Vereeniging Kart Circuit on 7 May. This, just weeks after breaking the lap record at Killarney Raceway in Cape Town.
It was a good start to race day, with Logan setting the fastest time during qualifying, by three tenths of a second. No small fete given the highly competitive nature of the class. Logan had a good start to race one, withstanding a huge amount of pressure from behind and holding on to the race lead for six intense laps. Unfortunately, he lost the position on the penultimate lap, dropping down to third. The top three drivers were separated by two tenths of a second across the finish line.
Logan started race two from fifth on the grid, but got tangled in a lap one accident that saw him dropping to the back of the field. With a mountain of work ahead of him, Logan put his head down and focused on the business at hand. He drove hard, to work his way up to eighth place.
It was a second row start for the final race of the day and Logan found himself in a train of karters all competing for the podium spot. Positions chopped and changed throughout the eight laps, with Logan taking the chequered flag in fourth. It was during this heat that Logan set his blistering new lap record.
Logan finished fifth in the overall standings, but the Kid Rok Rookie has definitely shown that he has what it takes to run at the front of the pack.
There is no rest for Logan and his team, as they now prepare to take on the second Round of the South African National Karting Championship, taking place at VKC next weekend (21 May 2022).
Published by: Motorsport Marketing Services
Picture Caption: Logan Billau
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