The fifth leg of the RMC Namibia Karting

Rudi Bowe 

The fifth leg of the ROTAX Max Challenge (RMC) Namibia Karting held last weekend saw some exiting racing at the Tony Rust Racetrack in Windhoek.

A record breaking 26 entries with a few newcomers pulled out all the stops to give us some of the best racing in a long time.
Host of Rotax Max Challenge Namibia Jörg Goldbeck said that Karting in Namibia started early this year with 5 of the 8 Nationals legs, hosted and organised by Kart Store Namibia completed.
According to Goldbeck, Championship points are allocated for each National leg, adding up to crown the RMC Namibia Champions in 6 different classes.
Goldbeck said “The fifth leg was a great day of Karting and it shows that Motorsport is alive and powers the continuous growth of Karting in Namibia.
“Karting is a fast-growing Motorsport in Namibia with newcomers at every of the past five legs and we are expecting a few in the next leg” Goldbeck said
Nine Namibian Karters will be participating with about 120 drivers at the Rotax African Open in Pretoria on 3 October 2021. The winner of the African Open will receive a ticket to the Rotax Max Challenge World Finals in Bahrain in December this year.
Bambino class for (5-8) saw a record breaking 8 participants with good performances of the Newcomers. Cecil Koort JNR taking a clean sweep, winning all 3 heats to extend his championship lead. Paul Oosthuizen and Basti van Niekerk taking second and third respectively. having another 3 newcomers for the next leg on 6 November.
Maxterino class (7–13) saw five participants going into the race with newcomer Ariana Slamet finding her way into the race with a big brave heart against the boys. Heinrich Roos with his best performance on the track this far taking the win for the day! Outstanding performance from Roos in Heat 2 and 3, making sure he Mario Neves, Travis Nell and Mick Goldbeck battling it out for second, third and fourth place respectively.
Junior Max class (12-16) saw only two participants that battle it out in a big mixed class race (all 4 big MAX classes racing together) with Allen Smith showing and win all three heats with Michael Fourie second.
Senior Max class (15-open) saw Justus Beulker who upgrade from the Junior Max class with an outstanding top level performance in his new Sodi kart take a clean sweep to win all 3 heats with Chazlo Mara with a solid performance taking the second place and Newcomer Martin Gouws with a remarkable first performance in third.

DD2 (15-open / 2 gear shifters):

Richie Slamet and Ivan Vorster having the battle of the day in all 3 heats with both an exceptional performance in the DD2 (15-open / 2 gear shifters) with Slamet taking the chequered flag.
Dd2 (32-open / 2 gear shifters) with 5 Participants saw Newcomer Richard Slamet SNR taking the heat 1 with Rainer Windisch also a newcomer take heat 2. Paul Oosthuizen snatching heat 3 for the win and a 10 point championship lead. Windisch came in second with Slamet senior third, followed by Jörg Goldbeck and Cecil Koorts senior.
Goldbeck added “All our Karting races are streamed live on the Rotax Max Challenge Namibia YouTube channel.
The next RMC Namibia Karting national leg will be on 6 November at the Tony Rust racetrack in Windhoek. For more information on Karting contact Jörg Goldbeck, 081 1494088, or on Photos contributed by Uwe’s Photo Moments.

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