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National Bambino championship leader Luhan de Wet heads up a robust 13-kart field as Round 2 of the South African Rotax MAX Challenge (SARMC) National Championship resumes at the Formula-K Kart Circuit, Benoni.

De Wet triumphed at the opening round at the same circuit, claiming a hat trick of wins to take the lead in the most junior karting championship (5-9 years old) in South Africa. A rookie in 2022, De Wet will look to extend his lead in the four-round national championship from an eager pack of young drivers. Despite being his third consecutive trip to Benoni in as many weeks, the circuit layout returns to the one raced at the Northern Regions regional competition two weeks earlier, offering seven turns (five right and two left) over a 750m distance.

“It’s a new week and another round of the championship,” said Sharl De Wet, Luhan’s father. “Luhan’s first-round performance was good, but it won’t help him this weekend. We have to focus on this round and this round only. We need to qualify well and then do the business of bringing home the victory. I have the utmost confidence in Luhan and it will be the team’s job to ensure that we give him the right tools for the job. We have two days of practice and will have to make the best of it to ensure success on Saturday.”

De Wet thanks De Wet Automotive Performance Service & Repairs, Duratec Batteries Centurion, Alunite Pretoria and NBR Racing. Official practice starts on Thursday and continues through Friday with Qualifying  (15:40) closing out the day’s sessions.  Saturday kicks off with a Warm-Up Session (09:00) followed by Heat 1 (10:40 – 11 laps), Heat 2 (12:50 – 11 laps) and Heat 3 (14:22 – 11 laps).

Spectators are welcome with entry to the circuit free of charge. The day’s racing will be live-streamed on the Rotax South Africa Youtube channel (

Published by:  Motorsport Fanatix – Raymond Cornwell

Picture Caption:  Luhan De Wet

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