Bambino pilot and Centurion resident Luhan De Wet heads to Benoni this coming weekend for the third round of the Northern Regions Rotax Karting Championship, looking to extend his lead over the field.
De Wet has been in solid form this season, recording four out of six heat victories and finishing as runner-up in the remaining two heats. While the seven-year-old is no stranger to the Formula-K Kart Circuit, a change to the usual circuit layout for Bambinos will see the most junior karting class take on several new corners, including the “Cork Screw.” The promoter changed the familiar layout to make the transition to the next class, the Micro MAX class, somewhat more manageable. With three consecutive race weekends scheduled for the Benoni circuit, it remains to be seen whether the layout will be permanent.
“We were caught somewhat off-guard with the new layout,” said Sharl de Wet, Luhan’s father. “Most of our preparation was around the usual layout, so we’ve been putting in the laps since the news broke of the change. But I’m pretty confident it won’t affect Luhan too much. If anything, it will keep the pack somewhat closer together as the circuit is much shorter than before.”
De Wet thanks De Wet Automotive Performance Service and Repairs, Duratec Batteries Centurion, Alunite Pretoria and NBR Racing Team. A Warm-Up Session followed by Qualifying precede three race heats before the winner for the round is declared. Spectator entry will be free of charge.
Published by: Motorsport Fanatix – Raymond Cornwell
Picture Caption: Luhan De Wet
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