Second overall & title lead for Visser
Durbanville’s karting Visser brothers came back with different stories to tell after a tough second round Rotax Max Challenge South African karting championship at Vereeniging’s Laserfiche Raceway on Sunday. Older brother Charl brought his Charl Electric FA Kart second to move into the under-15 Junior Max championship lead, while little Kyle endured a tough weekend on track to end fifth in Mini Max aboard his Charl Electric FA Kart.
Charl came from seventh to win his first race, before a consistent second race to fourth saw him set the fastest lap. Charl dropped back to fifth early in the final before fighting back to second to clinch second overall for the day and take a healthy championship lead home to Cape Town. “Wow — that was a tough day!” Charl admitted. “We lacked a bit of pace, so I had to take my chances, but was worth it though because I’m leading the championship and it’s my home race next. “Thanks to my men Zefry and Bigshow for all the effort, but we still need to go back and work harder on our pace, even if we set the fastest lap this weekend!”
It was however a heartbreaking day for kid brother Kyle who diced for the lead of the opening Mini Max heat before dropping back to sixth. Kyle then led race 2 all the way only to be pipped to the post before once again dicing hard fourth before being bumped off to end a disappointed ninth and fifth on a day that promised at least a podium. “Sometimes it just does not go our way,” Kyle rued. “We had the pace to win, but we were banged about a bit, so it wasn’t a good weekend overall. “Thanks to my dad and Jarred my mechanic — it's our home national in Cape Town next, so we are working flat out to make sure we come back strong at Killarney.”