WhatRotax Max Challenge Gauteng Round 3 Race Report
WhereZwartkops International Kart Raceway, Pretoria
WhenSaturday 09 April 2022
CommunityGauteng Regional

Zwartkops Delivers More Spectacular Rotax Karting Action

Rotax Max delivered yet another brilliant WOMZA sanctioned Gauteng regional karting meeting as packed grids delivered multiple winners across the board at a slick Zwartkops International Kart Raceway on Saturday.

It never took multiple SA world Rotax Max champion Cristiano Morgado long to fight his way to the front. He took the final premier class DD2 win to end up second for the day behind young gun winner overall, and of the fist two heats, Jamie Smith. DD2 Masters winner, another SA karting legend Nicholas Verheul tied with Morgado on points to be classified third for the day from Hamza Jassat, Wayland Wyman, Nicolas Spanoyannis and second Masters man Eugene Brittz. Yet again, in a highly competitive, packed field.

Philippe Chapat was the only man to take a triple win on the day as he beat Frikkie Cornelius, Johan Kruger and Rob Nicholson to madala DD2 Vets victory. Three different drivers won the three Senior races. Final victor Karabo Malemela beat race 1 winner Moosa Kajee and Roshaan Goodman. Race 2 winner Olerato Sekudu was seventh overall KC Ensor-Smith had to fight back to beat Nicolaas Vostanis two races to one in under-15 Junior Max. Ahead of Jayden Goosen, Saáad Variawa and Erich Heystek.

Caleb Odendaal took a pair of under-13 Mini Max wins to take the day from Kent Swartz, final heat winner Reagile Spice Mailula, Kegan Martin and Aadam Kajee. Rafael Da Silva  took a couple of race under-11 Micro Max wins to beat Johan Nolte, Rafael De Souza, Matthew Shuttleworth, Cristian Verheul and second race winner Emma Dowling. Noah Cronje took two baby Bambino victories to win the day from Diego Antunes, race 2 winner Brodi Dowling, Jenson Dias and Ronaldo Koen.

There’s one more Rotax Max regional at iDube in KZN in two weeks time before all eyes will be on Killarney for the big one. The first round of the 2022 South African Rotax Max Challenge happens at Killarney in Cape Town at the end of the month. The SA champions over four rounds will then represent South Africa at the 2022 ‘Olympics of Karting’.


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