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Charl, Kyle all set for Killarney karts

Durbanville karting brothers Charl and Kyle Visser are champing at the bit to get back to action back at home for Killarney’s seventh round Western Province karting championship races Saturday 2 September following a challenging time racing upcountry of late. Charl, who dominated the high school classes at the previous round at the Killarney Kart Track, is keen on more of the same, while Kyle is keen to bring home the gold in the Maxterino races.

“I had a very good day last time out at Killarney,” South Africa’s 2017 CIK-FIA Karting Academy series representative Charl pointed out. “We won all three of the first ever OTK Academy races and I took the overall win in Junior Max, so I’d love to make it six out of six this time, but I have some really quick competition so it’s not going to be easy. “Saturday is also important for Max Challenge national point so we have to concentrate on Junior Max too as I’m doing well in the nationals.”

Younger brother Kyle has just wrapped up the Under-10 class of the South African Mini Rok championship and he is also looking to bring home the gold medal in Saturday’s under-12 Maxterino races. “We have been close, but I want to win a Maxterino round this year before some of the older guys must leave the class next year,” Kyle explained. “I will have the best equipment as usual - my dad, our mechanic Zefrey Ngoben and the Charl Electric team always make sure that Charl and me are best prepared so we can’t wait for the weekend!”