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Sebastian overcomes Vereeniging odds

Cape Town’s South African Junior Max karting champion Sebastian Boyd kept his cool to bring his Boyd Boss Freight Kosmic home a competitive eleventh overall in dramatic open DD2 gearbox class action at Vereeniging’s second round South African Rotax Max Challenge karting championship on Sunday. It was a tough weekend at the Laserfiche Raceway all round but Boyd was satisfied with his result that moved him up to 8th in the championship race in a wildly competitive class.

“We are learning every lap,” Sebastian admitted. “DD2 is a hugely competitive class and 2018 is our learning year and I was pretty happy with Saturday’s results — I was in good company all weekend, racing with my old rivals Jordan North, Ivana Cetinich and Daniel Duminy in the big class and we are getting there, but we have a bit more pace to find to fight at front.”

SACS College Grade 10 scholar Boyd qualified 14th but was bumped to the back on a hectic opening lap before a brave fight back to end up 13th in the opening race. His comeback saw Sebastian 8th on the second race grid and up to seventh in the race before another on-track incident saw him slip back to 12th. Another spirited drive in the final saw Boyd start 12th before dropping back to 16th in the opening lap melee and then fighting back to 10th to claim 11th for the day.

 Sebastian gets back into action at the fourth round of his home WP DD2 karting championship at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 12 May.