Kyle, Charl impress in WP kart title races
Visser brothers Kyle and Charl ended off their frantic 2017 Western Province karting season with a positive day at Killarney’s finale on Saturday as Kyle took third to clinch second in the primary school Maxterino class and Charl wrapped up third in the high school Junior Max with third on the day. The Durbanville brothers have been hard at it this year racing most weekends either overseas, upcountry or at home at Killarney, in a season that brought its fair share of success.
Young Kyle did what he had to as he wrapped up second in the Maxterino championship in that primary school class. “I qualified on pole position but I ended up being helped off the track in race 1 so I only finished seventh,” Kyle pointed out. “Race 2 was much better — I set the fastest lap and had a good dice to end up second and I finished second in the third heat too, for third for the day and second in the WP championship.
“I worked very hard this year and I am very happy to have ended up second in the Western Cape Maxterino championship as well as winning the under-10 class of the South African Mini Rok championship. “That gave me the chance to race the World Finals in Italy and I really learned a lot that weekend. “Thanks to my dad and mom, my main man Zefrey Ngoben and the whole Charl Electric team for a really great year’s karting — we will be back stronger and faster next year — I cant wait!”
Elder brother Charl ended off a frantic season of karting with third overall in Junior Max to secure third in the WP championship. “We came here to make sure we got third in the championship today,” Charl explained. “We had a chance of second but Sebastian Boyd was just too quick today but I enjoyed three great dices with Simon Simpson-Heath and just lost out to him, but well done to Sebastian and class champion Jason Coetzee.”
Charl is however delighted with his rookie season in the high school class. “We were a close second in the SA National Championship and third in the Cape, I also had a good year in the CIK-FIA Academy in Europe and we had a very good run in the Junior Rok World Finals. “I have two more years in this class and I am really looking forward to the 2018 season — bring it on. “Special thanks to the team — 2017 was a very good year!”