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Get ready for an adrenaline-packed weekend as the Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy (TGRJA) heads to the Vereeniging Raceway for the third round of the Northern Regions Rotax Kart Championships.

The academy is not just a racing team; it’s a beacon of dedication, committed to nurturing the next generation of motorsport champions. The academy provides a comprehensive training environment where young, promising drivers can hone their racing skills, develop strategic thinking, and build the resilience needed to excel in high-pressure scenarios.

Tshepang Shisinwana, the youngest driver among the academy drivers, will continue his quest to become the best in the Mini MAX class. The former national champion has had a solid start to his season, securing three podium finishes out of six heats, and is currently third in the regional points standings.

In the Senior MAX category, Kent Swartz, the current national Junior MAX Champion, aims to maintain his dominance as he leads the championship standings with two victories and three runner-up finishes after two rounds. Both those victories also came in the last round at the same venue.

Jason Coetzee and Karabo Malemela will spearhead the academy in the premier DD2 class, with the duo occupying second and third place on the championship table. The pairing also had indifferent starts to their season, with Coetzee recording two wins and two further podiums versus Malemela’s two podiums.

Leeroy Poulter, Team Principal for TGRJA, had this to say,” At the heart of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy is our unwavering belief that today’s young drivers are tomorrow’s champions. We are dedicated to providing a platform where budding talent can thrive and reach their full potential. The third round of the Northern Regions Rotax Kart Championships is yet another opportunity for our drivers to showcase their progress and passion for the sport.”

Join us at the Vereeniging Raceway this weekend to witness the future of motorsport in action. With their eyes on victory and their hearts set on excellence, the TGRJA drivers are ready to make their mark.

Published by: Motorsport Fanatix

Picture Caption: Karabo Malemela (DD2)

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