As the opening round of the MSA South African Rotax MAX Challenge awaits, Senior MAX rookie Brandon van der Walt is preparing for a challenging iDube Raceway encounter.
With only two national rounds to his name, both during the 2022 season, the Pretoria resident is set for an arduous national debut, despite competing at the circuit earlier in the season in the KZN regional championship. Having competed in the Junior MAX class last season, Van Der Walt, again racing out of the Ice Motorsport stable, moved up in class and will be taking on some of the most talented drivers in the country.
While the one-kilometre circuit is known for its breathtaking scenery, it is one of the most challenging circuits on the national calendar. With spectacular elevation changes, tight hairpins, and fast-sweeping bends, the circuit boasts names such as ‘Pipeline’, ‘Hockey Stick’ and ‘Thunderdome’ and is home to the KZN Kart Club.
“I’m excited to see what I can do and how I measure up to some talented competitors in the class. Some are also new to the class, so I hope to make the best of the opportunity. My pace at iDube was good earlier in the season, so I expect a good outcome. We’ll only really know where we are on Friday afternoon, but I’m confident we have a good base to work from,” said Van der Walt.
Friday will see several practice sessions followed by a warm-up, qualifying, and three race heats on Saturday. Spectators are welcomed with entrance free.
Published by: Motorsport Fanatix – Raymond Cornwell
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