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Mikel Bezuidenhout will participate in his sixth karting and seventh motorsport event of the season when he takes to the Vereeniging Kart Circuit this weekend. The young Johannesburg student is in his second full season of racing and is also a rookie in the Investchem Formula 1600 Championship.

Competing in the Rotax and Vortex-powered two-stroke karting championships at the national and regional levels, Mikel will kick off his Northern Regions ROK Karting Championship campaign this weekend in the OK-N class. In 2023, Mikel finished second in the regional points standings and fourth in the national championship. He hopes to improve on those statistics following a solid start to 2024, when he finished as runner-up at the opening national round in Cape Town a few weeks ago.

The regional championship will again be contested over six rounds, with drivers competing at circuits that include the Formula-K Raceway in Benoni, the Vereeniging Kart Circuit in Vereeniging, and, still to be finalised, a circuit at Red Star Raceway just outside Delmas in the Mpumalanga Province. Championship winners will be crowned at the season’s end and eligible for regional colours.

The Vereeniging Kart Circuit is one of the oldest and is also utilised as a short motorcycle circuit. It is situated in Vereeniging, just off the R59, and offers spectators a complete view of the circuit from almost anywhere. It hosts club, regional, and national events. Rental karts are also available for corporate/private functions.

Practice takes place on Friday, followed by a full day of racing on Saturday. Entry to the circuit is free, and spectators are encouraged to attend.

Mikel thanks MTN Cosmo-Net, Vivo Mobile South Africa and the team at NBR Racing.

Published by: Motorsport Fanatix

Picture Caption: Mikel Bezuidenhout

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