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Mikel Bezuidenhout is set to participate in the final round of the MSA ROK Cup National Karting Championship this weekend where he hopes to improve his position in the OK-N National Challenge Championship, where he is ranked fourth.

The event will be held at the Vereeniging Kart Circuit, where the Johannesburg teenager previously competed in the regional OK-N competition two weeks ago and will be run over four heats as opposed to the usual three.

Furthermore, Bezuidenhout will also participate in the African Karting Cup Shootout (AKC) for the OK-N class, which sees the two top finishers qualify to represent South Africa. From there, the two will compete against other African nations, with the winner set to participate in an equivalent CIK FIA international event.

“It will undoubtedly be a busy weekend for sure. Not only will I compete in four heats of the final round, but we have the added pressure of a 20-lap shootout to qualify for the African Karting Cup. But if there is anything I look forward to, it’s a challenge. So I’m up for it,” stated Bezuidenhout.

Friday will see a full day of practice with five 10-minute sessions spread throughout the day. Qualifying for the AKC will occur on Friday afternoon while qualifying for the championship’s final round will be on Saturday morning (09:36). Four race heats (10:56, 12:16, 14:06 and 15:26) will see the overall round winner crowned. At the same time, the AKC shootout will follow at 16:39.

Published by: Motorsport Fanatix

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