WhatCape Rotax Max Challenge Round 2 Preview
WhereKillarney Kart Track, Cape Town
WhenSaturday 13 February 2021
CommunityCape Town, Western Province.

Max Challenge set to thrill at Killarney as always

The 2021 Cape Rotax Max Challenge karting season moves into its second round on Saturday 13 January in something of a pre national for the Cape Town opener at Killarney at the end of the Month. But it’s local warfare for the Cape Max karters who will pick up where they left off in the February championship opener.

Joseph Oelz will want to keep up the momentum following a sensational DD2 debut as he dots his is and crosses his ts ahead of that national. Reigning South African champion Sebastian Boyd will however have other plans, as will Jason Coetzee and Charl Visser. Behind them, Masters title leader Conor Hughes will have Jared and Michael Jordan, Andrew Thomas, Steve Beaumont, Rafe Tayler, Andre Steenkamp and Gil Simoes on his case.

Senior Max was the race of the day last time out, but Andrew Rackstraw will want to win his first heat of the year after stealing overall victory last time out. South African champion Tate Bishop, Jason Coetzee, Charl and Kyle Visser will meanwhile want that overall trophy this weekend. 

Moving on to the schoolboy classes, WP Mini champion Reza Levy will be looking for another high school Junior Max win as he hones his national case. The constantly improving Matthew Wadeley, Ethan Stier, Jaden Jacobs, Joshua Smit and Joaquin de Oliveira can be expected to offer stronger resistance second time out, too.

Joaquin de Oliveira is the kid to beat in senior primary Mini Max, but Joshua Smit, Jordon Wadeley, Keagen Beaumont, Jude Stuart, Ethan Deacon and Oliver Roach will be out to stop him. Junior primary Micro Max was most entertaining last time out and Kegan Martin, Dale Hobbs, Aiden Beaumont and Eric Norman will be out to star again, with Matthew Roach, Matthew Chiwara and Siyabonga Ntuli also all keen for a look-in.

Michael Danks started his 2021 Cape baby Bambino campaign in dominant style, but Siyabonga Ntuli, John Norman, Ruan Lewis and Liam Wharton may well have something up their sleeve this weekend. Racing continues without spectators under lockdown regulations at Killarney.

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