|What||CIK-FIA Academy Karting Round 3 Report|
|When||21-23 July 2017|
Academy race win, top results for North
South African CIK-FIA Academy karter Jordan North starred in the final round of the international series in Alaharma, Finland over the weekend - not only was the Johannesburg driver the only one to topple the Brazilian who won the final, but he also won a semifinal heat en route to tenth overall after being taken out of second in the final.
“We had really good pace this weekend, but I got unlucky,” Jordan explained. “We did four races and I finished sixth, then I won a heat and came second in the next, but unfortunately I was only 10th after being shunted off the track, but my pace was solid and I was very happy with my lap times in spite of my weight disadvantage, especially in that 21-lap final with a full tank of fuel on board.”
Sadly Jordan was twice knocked off in the final by a driver who bragged at the post race press conference how he bumped other drivers off without getting a nose cone penalty “I was sitting in second when I was taken out by the same driver who took us out in Le Mans and then he hit us again — that’s how I got shuffled down to tenth. “It’s a pity — I was definitely on for a podium if it wasn’t for the argy bargy.
“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank my mechanic and mentor Andreas Fasberg,” Jordan concluded.”He has been instrumental in my progress this season.” There’s no rest for Jordan who returns home for the next round of the local MSA Karting Academy championship, which he leads, at Vereeniging this weekend.