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Luhan de Wet bounced back from a chassis-bending incident during practice to conclude his second national Micro MAX round with a top-six overall finish at Zwartkops Kart Raceway on 4 May.

The 2023 National Cadet Champion had to replace his chassis before Saturday’s race after crashing during practice and destroying the old one. Nonetheless, the Louis Leipoldt student from Centurion continued to put in some good laps and was regularly in the top five on the practice timesheets before qualifying in sixth on Friday afternoon.

During his three race heats, Luhan demonstrated his fierce competitive spirit. He fought at the front of a congested midpack, still lacking a few tenths to compete with the leaders. In Heat 1, he fought hard but ended eighth, setting the stage for an improved performance in the remaining two heats. In the second heat, he battled courageously to improve four positions to finish just outside the top five in sixth before recording his best finish on the day (fifth) in the final heat.

“Not the results we were hoping for this weekend. While our pace was good up until the accident, it seemed to all change after that. No matter what we tried, we just couldn’t find those crucial tenths needed to compete at the front. But I gave it my all, and that’s all I can do. The results are what they are, and we need to improve going into the second half of the championship if we want to compete for the title. Thank you to the team for their dedication, as always,” said Luhan.

Luhan will be back on track on 25 May for Round 3 of the Northern Regions Rotax Kart Championships set for a return to Vereeniging.

Luhan thanks De Wet Auto Service & Repair, Alunite Pretoria, Motorsport Fanatix and his team at WORR Motorsport.

Published by: Motorsport Fanatix

Picture Caption: Luhan De Wet

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