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Amidst the roar of engines and the pulsating atmosphere of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg, the Investchem Formula 1600 Championship delivered another thrilling round during the National Extreme Festival weekend. For KC Ensor-Smith, who loves speed, this was an opportunity to continue his strong transition from karting to circuit racing and assert himself as one of South Africa’s young motorsport prospects.

Entering Round 2 with confidence buoyed by his podium finish earlier in the season, Ensor-Smith wasted no time in making his presence felt. Qualifying on Friday saw him secure a solid starting position, slotting into second place on the grid and setting the stage for what would be an electrifying weekend of racing.

Ensor-Smith immediately affirmed himself among the frontrunners as the lights went out for the opening race. Despite facing fierce competition and losing a position after the start, he demonstrated his talent, crossing the finish line in third place to claim another podium.

Undeterred by the challenges of the first race, Ensor-Smith returned with renewed focus for the second race. Determined to leave his mark, he unleashed his full potential, navigating the twists and turns of the Kyalami circuit with precision and finesse. In a display of sheer grit and aptitude, he crossed the finish line in second place, securing his third podium of the season and solidifying his position as a rising star in motorsport.

When the dust settled and the final results were tallied, Ensor-Smith stood elevated on the podium again, this time as the overall second-place finisher at Kyalami. The Witbank teenager extended his thanks to the crowds in attendance, as well as to the event organisers, officials, and circuit staff. KC is backed by African Heating, Vitro Frameless, Master Stairs and Sparco.

Round 3 of the championship will resume at Zwartkops Raceway on 1-18 May.

Published by: Motorsport Fanatix

Picture Caption: KC Ensor-Smith

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