|What||Northern Regions Karting Round 1 Report|
|Where||Formula K Kart Track, Benoni|
|When||Saturday 29 February 2020|
Snyman wins Mini, second in FK Junior Max
South African Rotax Mini Max karting champion and the lad who starred in last year’s ‘Olympics of Karting’ Mini Max Grand Finals in Italy, Troy Snyman enjoyed a great start to his 2020 Gauteng Northern Regions Rotax Max Challenge season at the new Formula K Raceway outside Benoni on leap year Saturday. Snyman won a tight Mini Max opener and raced to second on his NR Junior Max debut.
“I was very happy with my day today,” Troy admitted. “Junior Max went very well considering it was my first Gauteng regional in the bigger and far more powerful kart and I am still very new to it, so second for the day behind double African Open Junior Max winner was a great result. “There's still a lot of work to do and catch up on to get used to the Junior kart and set-up, but I will take today’s points with both hands!
“We are also still racing Mini Max — I am now a little heavy for the class, but still young enough to race this year so it’s great for training. “Ghazi Motlekar was on fire today and he drove away in the first race, but we were lucky to have a wet track in race 2 and we aced the set-up and I won. “I had to defend really hard to keep Ghazi off in the final, but I managed to keep him at bay for the win and took the Mini Max win day.”
Pietermaritzburg lightie Troy took advantage of his visit to Gauteng to take a detour on his way home and join his mountaineering team to scale the Northern Drakensberg on his way home, as he continues to prepare to scale Kilimanjaro later this year. “Climbing mountains is a completely different challenge,” Troy admitted. “And it is great fun to balance off both of my passions!” Snyman’s next karting appointment is the Opening round of the SA Rotax Max Nationals at his iDube home track 29 March.
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