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Luhan De Wet competed in the Northern Regions ROK Karting Championship’s opening round at a wet Vereeniging this weekend. On top of the challenging weather conditions, the 2023 National Cadet Champion also had to try and prevail over a large grid (22) of Mini ROK drivers.

Having competed in Bambinos and Cadets in 2023, the Loius Leipodlt student from Centurion moved up in class for 2024, primarily focused on the Micro MAX championship. This weekend, however, Luhan decided to take on the challenge of what is seen as the most demanding karting class in South Africa.

Despite some inclement weather on Friday, the WORR Motorsport driver put in some good laps as the team fine-tuned his setup ahead of Saturday’s qualifying. Not able to extract the best out of the kart, Luhan qualified down in 17th. After a major thunderstorm, the circuit was wet for the opening heat. Unperturbed by the conditions, Luhan put in a solid performance to finish tenth, something he repeated in the second heat. The final heat would, however, see Luhan drop back to take the chequered flag in 14th. After the results were combined, Luhan was awarded the eighth overall place on the day, which was an impressive performance.

Luhan will return to the circuit on 20 April for Round 2 of the Northern Regions Rotax Karting Championship at Vereeniging. De Wet thanks De Wet Auto Service & Repair, Alunite Pretoria, Motorsport Fanatix and his team at WORR Motorsport.

Published by: Motorsport Fanatix

Picture Caption: Luhan De Wet

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