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As the sun dipped below the horizon on the 17th of February, it marked the end of the exciting inaugural African Karting Cup. The event was a thrilling spectacle filled with roaring engines, tire smoke, and the heart-stopping thrill of competition. But beyond the adrenaline-pumping races, it was an opportunity for friendships to be forged, skills to be honed, and the incredible spirit of Africa to be celebrated. These memories will undoubtedly linger in our minds for a long time to come.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to every single person who played a part in this grand event. Our competitors, partners, officials, marshals, the behind-the-scenes team, and most importantly, our incredible spectators – both those who cheered from the stands and those who supported online. Your contribution made this event a resounding success.

Track Action: OK-N Class
The OK-N class race was a showcase of pure skill and determination. Muhammad Wally emerged as the victor, followed by Nikki Vostanis in second place, and Niko Zafiris securing the third spot. Competing closely were Mikel Bezuidenhout, Carmo Junior, Mboara Razafindratsimba, Krrish Vadgama, Faadil Dali, Guilherme Rocha, Ruben Do Vale, Jaedon Masiyanise, Darius Kotze, Jessy Wong, Muhammad Ahmad, Timothee Andriamamonjiarison, Shamil Kurt, Martin Noeigaard, Lagson Leao, Roy Bako Baruch, and Kgosane Ofentse. Each of these participants displayed immense talent, making the race a thrilling spectacle to witness. A special mention goes to Lagson Leao for putting his machine on pole position for the heat races but sadly was slightly underweight in the final!

Track Action: OK-J Class
The OK-J class was no less exciting, with participants like Wian Boshoff, Luke Hill, Amani Kinyua, and William Marshall showcasing incredible driving skills. The competition was intense, with Wian Boshoff taking the top position, closely followed by Luke Hill in second and Amani Kinyua in third place. Other noteworthy participants included Sebastian Dias, William Marshal, Kayo Cera, Jesse Swart, Zaydaan Savania, David Andrianjafy, Pedro Matavela, Matheo Rajomarison, Hamzah Ahmad, Geovani Feliciano, Matthew Chiwara, Gianna Pascoal, and Andi Rajoelison. We are excited to see what these talented young drivers have in store for their fans in the upcoming season.

Track Action: Invitational Mini Rok Class
The Mini Rok class gave us a glimpse into the future of what we can expect in time to come from the African Karting Cup Competition’s. Drivers as young as 8 competed in a grid of 25 Drivers. The racing was incredible to watch and the discipline between these drivers was incredible. Max Boshoff took the overall win, followed by Declan Jurgens and then Sebastien Blignaut. Other participants included Aaron Mason, Riley Van Staden, Kayde Cornofsky, Maddox Mason, Diego Antunes, Aashay Nagura, Logan Billau, Santiago Frade, Sebastian Ferreira, Cecil Koorts JNR, Ashaan Reddi, Kiyaan Reddi, Tawana Shambare, Zac Boshoff, Ronald Venter, Liam Thekiso, Luca Maffia, Oliver Welman, JP Du Plooy, Kristopher Koudelka, Yaseen Savania and Alanzo Dias.
The African Karting Cup was more than just a racing event. It was a celebration of talent, passion, and the indomitable spirit of Africa. As we look ahead, we are filled with anticipation for the next edition, confident that it will continue to inspire, thrill, and bring together people from all walks of life in a shared love for kart racing.

Published by: Cindy van der Laan

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