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Gunner keen to build on good start

Bryanston teenager Oliver Gunner heads to this weekend’s second round Northern Regions Karting Championship meeting at Vereeniging’s Laserfische Raceway on 1 April and he's keen to build on an excellent start to his season aboard his D'Amico Incorporated Attorneys Tony Kart.

“I'm looking forward to making up for a difficult national two weeks ago,” Oliver explained. “I very happy to have had a most competitive start to the year in the regionals though and I want to maintain that throughout the season.”

While he only started karting in 2014, the former Gauteng provincial shot first raced Junior Rok before moving over to Junior Max for the last two years and then graduating to the open class Senior Max for 2017. Gunner had a great run in the previous Northern Regions round, ending third, but this weekend he’s keen to take a step or two up the podium.

“I was third to Cameron O’Connor and Daniel Duminy at the opening regional, but we have been working hard on set-up and I’m hoping to be able to mix it with them this weekend. “It’s also an important race because it’s the national first round two weeks after at Vereeniging again, so I am keen to prepare for that weekend too.”