A hat trick of wins on Saturday, June 18, saw Bambino ace Diego Antunes extend his lead in MSA's Northern Regions Regional Karting Championship at Formula K Kart Circuit.
Antunes, backed by TrevPar World, dominated the day by taking the pole position and all three wins from a small field of competitors. "Generally speaking, it's the perfect day of results. We achieved exactly what we set out to do," said Rui Antunes, Diego's father.
Starting from pole for every heat, Antunes was made to work hard on the opening lap, where he often lost the race's lead off the start. His pace and confidence, however, prevailed, and the Johannesburg Grade 1 pupil was quickly able to take back the lead before the start of the second lap. Once in front, Antunes opened up a sizeable lead to claim victory in all three race heats.
"It's very satisfying to see the hard work that Diego has been putting in pay off. He has been improving on all levels, and I'm pretty proud of how he has matured in such a short time," said Neil Basilio, Antunes' driver coach.
Antunes extends his thanks to TrevPar World for the support and to everyone for their words of support and encouragement.
Round 5 of MSA's Northern Regions Regional Karting Championship resumes again on August 6 at Zwartkops Kart Raceway.
Published by: Motorsport Fanatix
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