It certainly has been a strange year. It is already September and whilst we would normally be advising on championship standings, we are instead announcing the first round of the South African Rok Cup. The double header will be taking place at the Vereeniging Kart Circuit this weekend, 12 and 13 September.

Not only will the race count towards both the Northern Regions and National Championships, but the overall winners will also earn a spot in the Rok Cup Superfinal, which is scheduled to take place in Italy in a month’s time.

Luke Hill has become a force to be reckoned in Mini Rok. It has taken him less than one season to go from under 10 challenger (and reigning champion) to challenging for the overall class win. Luke will be out in full force over the weekend and will be keeping his eye on the prize. He will be feeling very confident after claiming the overall win at the recent VKC Club Event.

New comer to the team, Mattao Mason, will be competing in Kid Rok. Mattao has been exceptionally strong in the Bambino Rotax Max Class (in fact, he took three race wins last weekend at Zwartkops) and has the pace to run at the front of the pack. There is no doubt that he will prove to be an asset to the RS Kart brand.  

Carlo Olivier will be taking on the big guns in the KZ2 class. He will face a full field of 21 drivers, many of whom hold SA Championship titles. Carlo isn’t, however, one to be intimidated and has shown that he has the pace to keep up with the best of the best. He will be hoping that his luck takes a turn for the better though. If all the pieces fall into place, it will be a very good weekend for Carlo.  

The racing is going to be action packed and although spectators won’t be allowed, Sunday’s races will be streamed on the Rok Cup SA Facebook page.

Issued by: Motorsport Marketing Services