Kayde Cornofsky left the Zwartkops Kart Raceway somewhat disappointed on Saturday after a technical infringement in the day’s final heat saw him excluded from the Kid ROK race result and his second overall placing overturned.
As the current championship leader, Cornofsky felt confident about his performance at the Pretoria race circuit over the weekend. He had a solid qualifying performance and started the first heat from second on the grid. However, he faced tough competition from his rival, Logan Billau, who narrowly beat him by 0.084 seconds as they crossed the finish line in Heat 1.
In Heat 2, Cornofsky, who has Polish heritage, started on the front row with Billau. They battled for the win, but Billau managed to pull ahead and win by a few kart lengths, earning his second victory. Eager to get one over his championship rival, Cornofsky, who again started from second, managed to pass Billau in the opening laps before gradually extending his lead to take the final heat victory. However, A post-race inspection deemed Cornofsky in breach of a technical ruling, and he was subsequently excluded from the race result. He was classified in fifth overall.
“Gutted to have received an exclusion in the final race,” said Cornofsky. “We worked so hard to be at the front and the head of the championship, only to lose valuable championship points to my rival. I really have no words to describe how I feel at the moment. I’m just so disappointed.”
Cornofsky is backed by Canario Cornofsky Attorneys, Calisto’s Portuguese Restaurant, Allegiance Properties and Smith Garage. Cornofsky will return for Round 3 of the national ROK Cup championship scheduled for 4-5 August at Killarney International Raceway in the Western Cape.
Published by: Motorsport Fanatix
Picture Caption: Kayde Cornofsky
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