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Prepare for a thrilling showcase of talent and determination as the Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy (TGRJA) gears up to compete in the opening national round of the 2024 South African Rotax MAX Challenge Championship and African Open at the picturesque Killarney International Raceway with the majestic Table Mountain providing a stunning backdrop.

With a mission to hone the racing skills of promising karting talents, the academy serves as a stepping stone for drivers eyeing a future in motorsport, whether in formula racing or saloon cars. This weekend, a stellar lineup of drivers is set to represent the academy across various karting classes.

Former national champion Tshepang Shisinwana leads the charge in the Mini MAX class, followed by Emma-Rose Dowling (Junior MAX), who recently returned from international duties. She is joined by another former national champion, Reagile Mailula, in the assertive Junior MAX field. Kent Swartz, the reigning National Junior MAX Champion, takes on the challenges of the Senior MAX class for the first time at the national level, while Formula 1600 drivers Jason Coetzee and Karabo Malemela showcase their skills in the DD2 pack.

Under the watchful eye of team principal Leeroy Poulter, a successful karter himself, the academy drivers will aim to make their mark at this season’s Killarney karting spectacle.

Don’t miss a moment of the action as these rising stars showcase their potential and prowess on the track. All the action is set to commence on Thursday, and more information is available on the link below:

Published by: Motorsport Fanatix

Picture Caption: Kent Swartz (Senior MAX)

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