SA racers take on world best

MANAGED by Christine Moss, the daughter of legendary SA racer Terry Moss, the Engen Supa Karts Team South Africa drivers delivered strong performances at the weekend when they took on top racers from around the globe at the renowned South Garda karting track in northern Italy.

The world karting championships, the 2013 Rok World Finals outside the town of Lenato, wrapped up on Saturday after three days of racing.

“South Africa dominated up front in all heats,” said Moss, who has managed the Engen Supa Karts team at the Rok Finals for several years.

“Our boys did us proud, pulling out all the stops. Some drivers didn’t make the final, but they have gained an immense amount of experience.

“The drivers who made the finals pushed themselves to new limits to bring home the silverware.”

Christine’s brother, Port Elizabeth’s Simon Moss, 22, delivered a solid performance in the 125CC Super Rok class as he brought his TonyKart home to a fifth-place finish in the final after three days of consistent performances.

Fellow TonyKart driver, Capetonian Jonathan Aberdein, 15, placed 14th. Capetonian Julian van der Watt, 16, finished 18th, while teammate Nathan Parkins, 17, of Johannesburg, lost a lap in an accident and was placed 29th.

In the 125CC Rok Cup category Jurie Swart, 16, of Cape Town, was eliminated in a multi- kart accident.

In the 125CC Junior Rok category, Keagan Masters, 13, of Johannesburg, placed seventh in the 16-lap final.

Birel’s Bradley Liebenberg, 14, also of Johannesburg, was 15th.

Bloemfontein’s Stuart White, 12, was placed eighth in the 60CC Mini Rok final.

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