2014 South African Maxterino karting champion Jason Coetzee started karting in that class two years earlier. Jason stepped up to Junior Max the following year and has been a regular winner in that class since and leads the 2016 WP Regional Championship.
15 year old Belville lightie, Jason is in Grade 9 at DF Malan High School. He dreams of one day winning a world title in karting before going on to race at higher levels, but this year it's all about racing in four classes with a view to making it into a Rotax Max and an OK Karting World Final this year. Jason is racing both Junior and Senior max as well as OK and OKJ classes in the Rok Series.
His racing hero is Max Verstappen and Jason rates Jeremy Clarkson as his hero outside of racing; he enjoys a good braai with wors and chops and likes to sip ice tea.
Motorsport Ambition: To win a world title in karting and race higher levels
Races: Rotax Junior & Senior Max; OKJ, OK
Born: 18 march 2002
Lives: Bellville, WP, South Africa
Weight & height: 1.74m, 62kg
School: Grade 9 at DF Malan high school
Other interests: Gaming, F1, Moto3/Moto GP, Wakeboarding
Favourite car: VW Golf GTI, BMW M3
Racing hero: Max Verstappen
Hero outside of racing: Jeremy Clarkson
Favourite food: Braai wors and chops
Favourite drink: Ice tea
Favourite music: Deep house
Favourite movie/tv show: Fast and furious
Jason's Racing CV
2012 - started racing karts in Maxterino in WP regionals
2013 - won in Maxterino at regional and national level
2014 - South African Maxterino champion
2015 - stepped up to Junior Max
2016 - WP Junior Max champion
2017 - racing Junior & Senior Max, OK & OKJ karting