WhatWestern Province Karting Final Round 7 Preview
WhereKillarney Kart Track, Cape Town
WhenSaturday 28 November 2020
CommunityCape Town, Western Province.

Cape Rotax Max championships come to a head

In spite of lockdown stealing a significant amount of its season, the Rotax Max Western Province Karting Championship will reach seven rounds out of the initially planned eight at Killarney’s season finale Saturday 28 November. Among the 2020 classes there will be a mere formality after a few standout performances through the season. Others will however go right down to the line.

Among the latter, the baby Bambinos arrive at Killarney with little Aiden Beaumont all of three points clear of young Kai van Rensburg in the title chase. So that one can go either way, considering there's a three-point difference between a race win and a second. And there are three races on Saturday. It's just as close between Sebastiano Human and Siyabonga Ntuli for third, and Liam Wharton and Michael Danks for fifth too.

Stepping up to under-11 Micro Max, Reese Koorzen already has one hand on that championship, but its tight for second. Joshua Smit holds an eleven point advantage over Jordan Wadeley. African Open winner Keagan Beaumont will be the kid to watch though — the African Open winner has come on strong and will be out to secure the title fourth over Dale Hobbs and Sabelo Ntuli.

It would appear that Reza Levy and Ethan Deacon need to do something silly to squander their under-13 Mini Max 1-2. But on closer inspection, third placed Joaquin de Oliveira is a clear danger man. He missed the first two races, so will not have to drop any of his results and all his points will count. His rivals must still drop results so that brings 'Oliveira into striking distance. Joshua Smit, Jude Stuart and Jordan Wadeley will also be in that chase.

Kyle Visser has all but wrapped up the WP under-15 Junior Max title. The fight there is for second between brothers Andre and Kyle le Riche and Matthew Wadeley. Ethan Stier and Troy Dolinschek are danger men there as they too, do not drop any points after missing championship rounds.

Senior Max however promises to be a thriller. Just seven points separate Charl Visser, Tate Bishop and Jason Coetzee in that championship chase. And with the likes of Andrew Rackstraw, Storm Lanfear and Kai van Zijl racing in a wildcard capacity, the open chain drive class promises to be among the races of the day.

It should be a mere formality for 2020 SA champion Sebastian Boyd to wrap up the premier class direct drive DD2 title over Jason Coetzee, but the real race will be behind them in the gearbox class. 

Connor Hughes holds a scant eight point over-30s DD2 Masters championship advantage over Jason Greyling, while Roy Gruer and Jared Jordan arrive on equal points in third. Add Andrew Thomas who has no points to drop and within striking distance of the overall Masters lead, while sixth placed Robert Peche can still haul in the third and fourth men. Racing will happen behind closed doors due to lockdown protocols.


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