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WORR Motorsport’s Luhan De Wet opened his regional championship season with a solid result despite crashing out of the final heat as the Northern Regions Rotax Kart Championships commenced this past weekend at Zwartkops Kart Raceway.

In his third karting season, Luhan is in his rookie Micro MAX season. Despite the warm and testing conditions, the Centurion youngster qualified in second position on Saturday morning, 0.026 seconds off the time of pole-sitter Matthew Shuttleworth. Luhan would, however, finish as the runner-up in Heat 1 despite his best efforts to take the win.

Starting from the pole for Heat 2, the Louis Leipoldt Primary School student secured a lights-to-flag victory over Shuttleworth to claim his fourth Micro MAX victory of 2024 following a dominant performance at the Western Cape regional a few weeks earlier. The weekend would, however, not end well for Luhan, who was on the receiving end of a competitor’s error at the start of the final heat. While eliminated from the race, Luhan claimed the fourth overall result of the day.

“It was a disappointing end to my day,” said Luhan. “Matthew and I were the quickest out there, and it was all set for a last-heat showdown. Unfortunately, I was taken out at the first turn, and while I am a little sore, it hurts more not to be racing. We had a strong pace this weekend, and the team at WORR Motorsport has been great, so we’ll continue to work hard and do what we need ahead of the national and African Open next month.”

Next month, Luhan heads to Cape Town for the African Open and opening national round of the South African Rotax MAX Challenge (SARMC) Kart Championships from 22-23 March.

Luhan is backed by De Wet Automotive Performance Service and Repairs.

Published by: Motorsport Fanatix

Picture Caption: Luhan De Wet

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