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What Rotax Max Challenge WP Round 6 Report
Where Killarney Kart Track, Cape Town
When Saturday 16 September 2023
Community Western Cape Regional

Stormy weather fails to deter Cape Rotax thrills

Killarney’s Rotax karters endured a stormy day at Killarney, but it was never enough to prevent them from delivering some spectacular fifth round Western Province Max Challenge on Saturday.

Jason Coetzee beat Sebastian Boyd two heats to one to take the DD2 gearbox day. Jaden Jacobs held Reza Levy and Rafe Tayler off for third, while Jared and Michael Jordan sandwiched second man Conor Hughes in the Masters top three. Robert Peche enjoyed an encouraging run to fourth in Masters from Andrew Thomas and Niel Lambrechts.

Tate Bishop was back in a kart and right up to speed as he dominated Senior Max. He left it to Matthew Wadeley, Oliver Roach, and Ethan Stier to share out the second places with Julius Schwager and Zac Laden in chase. Rookie Keagan Beaumont took the high school Junior Max day after sharing out the wins with Jordon Wadeley and William Marshall in a fine display of racing. Ethan Deacon followed from James Nash and Cole Hewetson.

In primary school action, Keagan Beaumont took the opening two under-13 Mini Max wins do the double from Michael Danks and Aiden Beaumont before Franco Bensch appeared out of nowhere to take the final. He ended fourth overall from Nicolas Lennox and Matthew Roach. Michael O’Mahoney took two under-11 Micro Max wins to Liam Wharton’s one to take the day. Jayden van der Merwe, Zac Hindley, Kiyaan Reddi and Ruan Lewis followed.

First race winner Michael O’Mahoney took the baby Bambino day after doing enough to ward second and third race winner Yaqeen Gamieldien off. Radhi Harris held Carter Cedras off for third with Caleb Lingeveldt and Slater Smith in chase.

Rotax Max karting now focuses on the African Open at Zwartkops at the end of the month to offer winners the chance to pluck a wildcard seat for December’s ‘Olympics of Karting’ Rotax Grand Finals in Bahrain. The Cape drivers return to action for round 7 at Killarney 28 October.

Issued on behalf of Rotax Max Challenge

Photography by: Abri de Bruyn

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