WhatWestern Province Karting Round 6 Report
WhereKillarney Kart Track, Cape Town
WhenSaturday 25 August 2018
CommunityCape Town, Western Province.

Kyle, Charl overcome karting odds

Visser brothers Kyle and Charl came home happy from Saturday’s wet and wind-swept sixth round Western Province karting races at Killarney. The Durbanville brothers overcame the weather and other challenges to deliver wins and podium finishes throughout the day as younger brother Kyle firmed his grip on both the Cape Mini Max and Mini Rok titles.

Kyle dominated the first and third under-13 Mini Max races, but he inherited the second race win after rival Joaquin de Oliveira was slapped with a 5-place jump start penalty. “The first and third races were very good, but Joaquin was on it in race 2,” Kyle admitted. “Still, three race wins on the day in very difficult conditions was a perfect result.” Kyle shared the Mini Rok wins out to keep a firm grip on that championship too: “Mini Rok was even tougher, but we had a good day overall, so thanks to the team for great karts all day long.” 

Elder brother Charl however had more than just the cold and weather to contend with “I was sick as a dog today,” Charl rued. “I woke up with the flu and never even had the energy to go out in warm up, but I managed to qualify OK and I felt better as the day went on, so I was really happy to win that last race. “The conditions were tough today — just a pity I was feeling so rough early on because I love racing in the wet — thanks to the guys for the best equipment as always!” 

The Vissers will be back in action for the seventh round of the WP championships Saturday 8 September.

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