Positive results despite a difficult day

Visser brothers Kyle and Charl both endured tough weekends at Killarney’s second round Western Province Karting Championship races on Saturday with both Durbanville lads fighting back from adversity to deliver positive results as they closed off their preparations for the forthcoming SA National Championship.

Younger brother Kyle had to work hard for this third overall in the primary school Maxterinos for the day. “We did not have any pace in qualifying and I ended up eighth on the grid,” Kyle explained. “We found the problem, but I was hit hard from behind by a SAKRA kid on the first lap and ended up in the ambulance lap with the race red flagged! 

“Those things happen in the middle of the pack, but I got cleared by the doctors, focussed on the job and drove from the back to end up fourth in the first heat — that was a good save! “I was third in the second race and then I led in the final — it was a good dice and I ended third in the race and overall. “I am happy that my kart has the pace now and I’m really looking forward to the national in Vereeniging on Monday.”                        

Older brother Charl Michael Visser also had a difficult day at the races. “I also struggled in qualifying but my race pace was good,” Charl reported on his high school Junior Max weekend. “Unfortunately I had a coming together with JP Hamman in the first race and we both dropped back but after that it slowly got better and I had a good third race to end up third in the final heat and took fourth for the day.”

“Now we need to prepare for Vereeniging - I enjoy that track and we went well on my first time out there on a big kart last time out and I’m keen to score some good points on my national Junior Max debut - I can’t wait!