The third round of the 2022 MSA Northern Regions Karting Championship took place at the Vereeniging Karting Circuit on 7 May 2022 and Luke Hill is visibly regaining his confidence as part of the front running Mini Rok mix.
Luke qualified on the second row of the grid for the first heat and had a good start, holding onto this position into turn one. A lap later, he was up to third, as a five kart train all attacked for the podium position. By lap three, Luke was down to sixth as the positions changed with every corner. As the race settled, Luke positioned himself back in fourth and held the position to the flag.
Luke had his work cut out for him in race two. After starting from eighth on the grid, Luke had to push to gain positions. Two laps in and with some strategic racing, Luke got himself up to sixth. He held the position for four laps before he seized an opportunity to move up to fifth and held the position to the finish line.
The final race of the day got off to a rocky start after Luke realised that he had forgotten to put on his neck brace. A team member rushed back to the pit, whilst the rest of the field were existing pre-race. The race got underway without Luke, who only managed to join the race half a lap after the start. By the end of the first lap, Luke had gone from 17th place to ninth! He made up another position on the penultimate lap to end the race in eighth.
Despite his race three difficulties, Luke finished fourth in the overall standings.
Luke and his team will be working full out to prepare for Round Two of the MSA National Karting Championship which will take place at VKC on 21 May 2022. The event may even see the debut of Luke’s stunning new RS Kart chassis.
Published by: Motorsport Marketing Services
Photography by: Motorsport Fanatix
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