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Luhan De Wet left Vereeniging Kart Circuit on Saturday evening feeling elated after winning his first karting championship in his second racing season. The Centurion resident not only clinched the overall victory at the final round of the MSA National ROK Cup Karting Championship but also secured the top spot in the national points standings as the season came to an end.

De Wet, largely sponsored by De Wet Automotive Performance, Service, and Repairs, secured the pole position on Saturday morning. He then finished all four heats on the podium, including a win in the final heat. With a considerable lead in the final round, De Wet could carefully manage his races and secure his top spot. He became the first driver to be crowned the National Cadet Champion since the class was introduced as part of the ROK karting series. Additionally, he finished as the runner-up to the Rotax Max Challenge winner, who is known as the National Bambino Champion.

“It has been a long season,” said De Wet. “Competing in national and regional competitions has been hard work. Not only for me but for the team. It takes so much sacrifice from my parents, so I can only thank them, as none of this would be possible without their love and support. Of course, my sponsors also play a vital role, and I would like to extend my thanks to Duratec Batteries Centurion, Alunite Pretoria and NBR Karting.”

De Wet will return to the Zwartkops Kart Raceway for the 2023 Rotax MAX Challenge African Open this weekend.

Published by: Motorsport Fanatix

Picture Caption: Luhan De Wet

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