Farhaan Basha competed in the penultimate round of the CompCare Polo Cup this past weekend at the Killarney International Raceway, Cape Town. Despite facing tough competition, including some more favoured local drivers, Basha achieved an impressive result by finishing third in all three races.
Basha’s consistent performance throughout the weekend was a testament to his skill and dedication as a racer. Having been unlucky in previous rounds with either mechanical issues or being on the receiving end of overeager driving, Basha showcased his ability to race with the top racers in the country.
After recording the quickest lap during qualifying, Basha participated in the Super Pole Shootout for the top six drivers to determine the Race 1 and 3 grids. While unable to replicate his pace, the QVWI Motorsport driver went third quickest for a second-row start for Race 1. From there, the Johannesburg resident quickly moved into second place before being caught up in a battle for the runner-up position. While maintaining the second position for most of the race, contact from a competitor would see him lose two places. A lap later, he would lose another before retaking two positions to cross the finish line in third.
During Race 2, Basha began the race from the fifth position on the starting grid. However, he lost a spot after an intense battle during the opening lap. But Basha didn’t let the lost place discourage him. He remained focused and drove assertively to move up the order, eventually securing the third position as the chequered flag dropped.
Race 3 saw Basha start from the outside of the front row. While he made a good start, he would soon be demoted to fourth, heading out of Turn 1. Settling into his race rhythm, he applied pressure on the driver ahead before making a late-braking manoeuvre to claim third running into the final turn. Basha would fend off any further challengers to make it a hat trick of podiums on the day.
The final round of the championship resumes on 13-14 October at Zwartkops Raceway.
Published by: Motorsport Fanatix
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