This weekend will see the ROK Cup SA championship play out in the Mother city. With some good weather predicted the racing should be very tight and fierce. qualifying and 1 race heat will take place on Friday afternoon with the remainder of the program finishing on Saturday, not much unlike international competitions abroad.
Current championship leader in the Micro Rok class, Luke hill, will be hoping to extend his lead but local cape town lad Luan Mostert have been grinning from ear to ear since Vereeniging to welcome the Gauteng contingent to his home track. Lombard currently 2nd in the championship have not yet entered for this event but might still make a late appearance to upset the apple cart.
Mini Rok again with a 20+ strong field will be an absolute thriller. Waberski currently leading will be hoping to score another trio of wins but the local cape town boys are certainly not going let him do that too easily. McBeath and Visser will be at the sharp end of the field ensuring they fly the WP flag high. 2nd in the championship Jordan Brooks have not yet entered and this could effectively move Nik Roos into 2nd spot before the lights go out for the first heat on Friday. Will we see the Birel ART of Brooks return or be a late surprise? We can only hope as he is/was surely a contender for the Title.
MSA academy class with the playing fields leveled by controlled power units will almost certainly see Tate Bishop a force to be reckoned with this weekend at his home track. Coertze, Alibhai and Mokoena are the current championship leaders but they need to be careful that the likes of Fourier, Partizi, Bishop or Donovan don’t spoil their fun. Coertze just came back from a difficult weekend in France and will be hoping use this event to regroup and built some momentum for his next FIA Karting Academy race in Italy in a few weeks time.
In the DVS Class Chassen Bright will be getting back into a kart for the first time since….. we cant remember. He’ll be joined by Bryn High who used to be his old stable mate and swapping his CRG for an OTK this weekend. Championship leader Jordan North have opted to site this one out which effective puts Blaine Rademeyer in the championship lead, another old/young talent that decided to get back into the kart this year after a bit of a break. Local boys Dino Stermin and Mario Ras will be very strong at his home track a and Wyman will be and equally difficult competitors to deal with this weekend.
Cape Town is in for a very exciting and unpredictable weekend.