On Saturday, May 22nd, regional karting action returns to Killarney International Raceway’s Karting Section with crucial Western Province Championship points on the line. While Friday’s wet weather promises to disappear and a day of dry racing on the cards, fans can anticipate the same tight action across all classes that has defined the first three rounds of 2024. Get ready for another thrilling day at the WP Karting action.


The Bambino battle is set to resume between championship favorites Caleb Lingeveldt and Radhi Harris. With Lingeveldt holding a slender lead at the top of the standings, these two young talents are sure to push each other all day on Saturday. Adding some rookie flavor to the class, Aleena Doutie and Ashlyn Beaumont will be vying for a podium finish, along with Divaaj Govender. Welcoming three new names to the Bambino grid—Emelee Adriaans, Lehan Fourie, and Sebastian Eastwood—this class is growing in a healthy direction for the Cape’s youngest racing drivers.

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Micro Max championship leader Liam Wharton holds a slender lead over his title rivals, including Michael O’Mahoney, who bounced back with two race wins at Round 3. Jayden van der Merwe and Yaqeen Gamieldien are also in the mix. Expect these four to battle it out once again on Saturday for the top step of the overall podium. Van der Merwe is more than capable of a win, and Gamieldien has shown he has what it takes, too. Don’t discount solid performances from Jake Steyn, Ruhan Victor, and Slater Smith as they hone in on the front pack and look out for dedicated drives from lady racer Mia Hermanus and Qaanit Doutie as they continue to perfect their crafts in the class.

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Mini Rok is set to excite once again this weekend as championship leader Logan Roehrig faces stiff competition from Rayan Karriem, who starred in his karting comeback last time out, and Bambino star Radhi Harris, who earned himself a race win in his debut outing at Round 3. Roehrig currently holds a healthy lead over his closest rival, Jose Slamet, but expect this all to get mixed up as we go through the weekend. Aadiv Singh has the ability to upset the front runners too, and strong performances are anticipated from Zeph Hair and Ebrahim Khalpey.

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Rotax Mini Max has kept fans on the edge of their seats throughout 2024, and this weekend’s lineup of talented drivers promises more tight racing action. Championship leader Max Boshoff will likely face strong challenges from Michael Danks, Zac Hindley, and Ruan Lewis, while Zac Boshoff will look to fend off Zach McAuley, Andrew Retter, and Zion Hair. With an abundance of talent in this class, picking a winner is no easy task, but you can rest assured the racing will be fiercely competitive from start to finish.

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With the talented Reese Koorzen absent from the OKJ entry list, Matthew Chiwara will look to capitalize on the opportunity and potentially take over the lead in the Championship. However, he will face a stiff challenge from international driver Ethan Lennon, making his first appearance of the season, and determined competitors like Aleksandar Praizovic and Onwabile Mcinga. Adding to the mix, Clubmans drivers Raffaele Musso and Tristan Botha are stepping up to test themselves at the regional level against some very stiff competition. Expect a weekend of intense racing as these drivers battle it out for top honors.

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Junior Max action will pick up right where it left off at Round 3, delivering high-speed, wheel-to-wheel thrills with no margins given among a group of exceptionally talented young drivers. Keagan Beaumont may hold a slight lead in the 2024 standings, but his rival Jordon Wadeley, who clinched the final race win at Round 3, will be gunning for the top spot once again. Don’t count out Sebastiano Human or Nicholas Lennox, either, as both are serious contenders. Anwill April is on the brink of a breakout performance, while Aiden Beaumont will test himself against some of the best drivers in the country in only his second Junior Max race day. And if that doesn’t have you licking your lips in anticipation, throw in the very fast William Marshall for good measure, creating a melting pot for one of the most exciting classes this weekend. Newcomer Reece Ward will make his debut, aiming to soak up as much knowledge as he can from this crop of young speedsters.

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Rotax Senior Max Championship leader Charl Visser has enjoyed a dream season so far, winning every race except for the pole position he lost to Ethan Deacon in the previous round. This weekend, Deacon, along with Luca Wehrli, Cole Hewetson, Jude Stuart, and Tate Bishop, will be determined to dethrone Visser. Don’t discount the returning Joshua Smit, who had a strong run at the Cape National earlier this year. Zimvo Majova rounds out the entry list, promising an action-packed battle on the track.

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In the premier gearbox DD2 Class, Joseph Oelz and Sebastian Boyd are set to resume their season-long battle, with neither driver willing to give an inch. They’ll need to keep an eye on the rapid 2024 rookies Matthew Wadeley and Ethan Stier, who are eager to challenge the experienced duo up front this weekend. Additionally, Polo Cup Rookie Kyle Visser is making his first DD2 appearance of the season, adding more excitement to the mix.

In DD2 Masters, Championship leader Jared Jordan will likely face a stiff challenge from seasoned competitors Conor Hughes and Roy Gruer. Meanwhile, Jared’s brother Michael Jordan has been showing impressive speed in practice and aims to challenge the front three. Andrew Thomas makes his second appearance of the season, while Niel Lambrechts and newcomer Jonothan Wiehahn are ready for their first taste of 2024 DD2 action.

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The WP Clubmans might have a slightly smaller entry list this weekend, but expect no less excitement with regular contenders Sean Le Riche, Andre Le Riche, and Christopher Flack returning for a day of high-speed, fun-filled action. Watch out for strong performances from PJ Garbutt and Jade Smith, as well as Ryan Eastwood, Christo Cilliers, and Alex Iepelley, all of whom are poised to shake things up come Saturday.

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The weather promises to be cool, with the rain holding off. Join us at Killarney International Raceway’s Karting Section for an exhilarating day of Winter kart racing. Karting in the Cape offers a welcoming atmosphere on race day, and everyone is invited to come and cheer on the future stars of Western Province Motorsport. See you there!


June 20, 2024

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