Joshua Coertze, the winner of the 2018 MSA Academy Trophy by ROK CUP SA, saw him qualify and nominated by MSA as the South African driver to compete in the 2019 FIA Karting Academy Trophy, which has 51 Drivers from 47 countries and five continents, competing across 3 leagues throughout Europe. The first leg took place this past weekend in Wackersdorf, Germany where the 14 year old celebrated not only his birthday but a second place podium finish.
For 2019 the highest finishing eligible driver in the ROK CUP SA OKJ National Championship class will be bestowed upon the honor of representing South Africa in the 2020 FiA Academy Trophy.
The below south African drivers that are currently in the running for this:
|Tate Bishop||117 points|
|Kyle Visser||115 points|
|Josh Le Roux||109 points|
|Aqil Alibhai||84 points|
|Aiden Hall||65 points|
|Ruan putter||28 points|
Joshua leaves for Genk in Belgium on the 13th of May, where he will be competing as wild card in the 2nd round of the FIA Euro Karting championship on 16 – 19 May in race preparation for the 2nd round of the FIA Academy trophy that will be held at Sarno, Italy 14 – 16 June 2019.
The final FIA Academy round will be held at Lenato, Italy together with the KZ and KZ2 world Championship on the 20 – 22 September 2019.
For full event results : http://www.cikfia.com/fileadmin/content/Export/2019/Wackersdorf/Booklet_Academy.pdf
In case you missed the race you can watch it on YouTube, the final Academy race starts at 4:13:00 into the recording.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv6OUXKWOTg