Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy driver KC Ensor-Smith continued his dominant form in the Senior Max class with another skilled driving class at the weekend’s second national South African Rotax MAX Challenge (SARMC) hosted at the Formula-K Kart Circuit in Benoni, Gauteng.
The Witbank resident ended Friday’s practice sessions on top of the time sheets before heading into the afternoon Qualifying Session where he continued his dominant form. He claimed a maiden national pole position and took his first victory in the national championship. Two more victories followed on his way to being crowned the Round 2 winner to extend his lead in the championship standings.
Barring the opening heat that saw him run off the circuit, drop to fourth but recover to take the win, he would go unchallenged in the remaining two heats. His pace was such that he recorded the quickest lap time in each heat on Saturday.
“A great day out for the team and me,” said Ensor-Smith. “With the help of some of the best mechanics in the business, we performed well this weekend. I snatched my maiden pole and victory here today and am extremely happy. Thank you to Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy for the support and confidence in me.”
Ensor-Smith returns for Round 3 of the SARMC which is scheduled for Killarney International Raceway on 30 June to 1 July.
Published by: Motorsport Fanatix – Raymond Cornwell
Picture Caption: KC Ensor-Smith
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