Cape Town kart racer Luke 'Hurricane' Herring is intent on scoring that elusive world karting championship in 2017. The multiple South African karting champion is carving a career out of racing while at the same time setting a path for younger up and coming drivers and putting South African motorsport on the map.
Luke races 125 Rotax Senior Max in the Western Cape and South African championship and plans a few overseas outings toward the end of the year. The 20-year old (age is just a number, means nothing, he says), lives in Melkbos, Cape Town, weighs 67kg and stands 1.73m tall.
He follows F1, Indy car and motorsport in general, enjoys wakeboarding, cycling and simulator work and Luke's favourite car: Ferrari 488; his racing hero is Valentino Rossi and his dad, Les is his hero outside of racing; he enjoys a good plate of pasta, appreciates rap and house music and a good comedy flick.
About Luke Herring
Motorsport ambition: To make a career out of racing and set a path for younger up-and-coming drivers and put SA on the map!
Races: 125 Rotax senior max karting
Where: RSA and a few overseas races at the end of the year
Born: 21 November 1996
Lives: Melkbos, Western Cape
Age: 20 (it's just a number, means nothing)
Weight and height: 67kg, 1.73m
School: Finished at Parklands College
Other Interests: F1, Indy car, wakeboarding, cycling and simulator work
Favourite car: Ferrari 488
Racing hero: Valentino Rossi
Hero outside racing: My dad
Favorite food: Any pasta is good
Favourite music: Rap and house
Favourite movie: Any comedy does it for me, so I don't have a favourite
Favourite drink: A Red Bull - of course!