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Diego Antunes continues to make steady progress in his maiden Kid ROK season. The TrevPar World-backed driver competed in his second national round at the weekend, finishing eighth overall as the MSA National ROK Cup Karting Championship reached its halfway mark.

After qualifying in sixth on Friday afternoon, Antunes took to the circuit on Saturday morning for the first of three heats. Antunes would make his way up to fifth over the opening laps before losing time and dropping back to finish in seventh. Heat 2 would end in disappointment for the NBR Racing Team driver after he retired his kart from the race due to a mechanical issue. Antunes would, however, score his best result of the day in the final heat, finishing fifth after a determined drive.

“While the results don’t reflect it, Diego had a good weekend,” said Rui Antunes, Diego’s father. “We never put any pressure on him to perform as he doesn’t lack any motivation. He enjoys being in his kart and enjoys the excitement of competition. If anything, we need to provide him with a competitive kart, he will do the rest. As was the case last season we have started slowly and hope to build on our momentum as the season unfolds.”

Round 3 of the MSA National ROK Cup Championship resumes on 4-5 August in Cape Town at the Killarney International Raceway. Antunes will, however, be back at Formula-K competing in the MSA Northern Regions ROK Karting Championship on 8 July.

Published by: Motorsport Fanatix

Picture Caption: Diego Antunes

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