The Birelart South Africa team enjoyed a great weekend of racing, claiming race wins at both the Vaal Kart Circuit and Idube.

Round five of the Northern Regions Rotax Max championship took place at the Vaal Kart Circuit on Saturday 31 August 2019 and the team secured three podiums in the overall standings.

Mattao Mason had a fantastic weekend, qualifying on pole position and taking the race one win, his first for 2019. He took the flag in 3rd place in both remaining heats, securing 2nd overall for the day.

Tshepang Shisinwana qualified 2nd, but lost a bit of ground in the first race, ending 3rd. He was back on top in the results for the remainder of the day, winning both races and taking first overall for the day. Whilst points still require ratification, Tshepang has provisionally won the championship.   

Matthew Morrell continues to shine in Mini Max and produced another set of good results. His consistent weekend saw him qualify 2nd and claim 2nd place in all three races and in the overall results.

Things weren’t as easy for Jordan Brooks in Junior Max. Jordan qualified 4th and finished the first heat on the podium. He took 4th in race two and 5th in the final heat. His results gave him 5th overall for the day.

The seventh round of the KZN Regional Championship took place at Idube on Sunday 1 September and every participating team member ended the day on the podium.

Dhivyen Naidoo had a dream weekend in Micro Max. He qualified on the front row of the grid and went on to win all three races. Dhivyen finished 1st overall for the day and whilst confirmation is still required, he may have done enough to secure the championship title with one round remaining.

It was a tough weekend for Shrien Naidoo in Senior Max. After qualifying on pole, Shrien received a nose cone penalty in the first race and was classified in 3rd position. He won the second race, but another nose cone penalty in the final heat dropped him to 5th place. Shrien finished 2nd overall for the day.

Connor Donovan also didn’t have things all his own way. He set the 2nd fastest qualifying lap, but a tough first race saw him finish 6th. He recovered well in heat two to finish 3rd. Connor ended the day on a high note, winning the final race of the day and taking the third step of the podium in the final results.

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