2022 Bambino rookie and current National Bambino Championship leader Luhan de Wet heads to Gqeberha for the first time in his brief karting career. After celebrating his seventh birthday this past weekend, De Wet will compete in the Cadet class for the ROK Cup-promoted championship, which he has only competed in at the regional level (Northern Regions).
For the first time since 2019, the Celso Scribante Kart Track in Gqeberha will host the Motorsport South Africa (MSA) National Karting Championship (ROK Cup) that will see a host of debutants at the circuit when the event gets underway on 24 March 2023. Unlike some competitors, De Wet opted not to compete at the weekend’s regional Algoa Kart Club round and will arrive at the circuit on Friday morning ready to familiarise himself with the Celso Scribante Kart Track.
“I think the weekend will be challenging for many reasons, but mostly because Luhan has never raced there. We decided to enjoy the break and celebrate Luhan’s birthday away from the circuit as we are already committed to all the national and Gauteng regional events. If we find the correct setup early, Luhan will have the pace to run at the front. But as we have seen, anything can happen in motorsport, so we will concentrate on what we can control,” said Sharl De Wet, Luhan’s father.
Spectators are welcomed on the weekend, with Friday set aside for official practice. An entire racing program is set for Saturday, with the event also streamed live on the ROK Cup South Africa social media channels on Saturday.
Published by: Motorsport Fanatix – Raymond Cornwell
Picture Caption: Luhan De Wet
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