Lim, Hanif wins Red Bull Go-Kart Clone Rac­ing Se­ries 2018

The Borneo Post - - SPORTS - Novem­ber 11, 2018 By Sa­muel Aubrey re­porters@the­bor­neo­post.com

KUCH­ING: Lim Ong Sian and Hanif Arip were over­all win­ners of this year’s Red Bull Go-Kart Clone Rac­ing Se­ries Class A and Class B re­spec­tively.

They con­firmed their lead af­ter com­plet­ing the rac­ing se­ries at Ser­api Race Track, a pur­pose built race track in Matang near here.

Lim fin­ished with 767 points in Class A for kart and driver with to­tal min­i­mum weight of 150 kg, while Hanif ac­cu­mu­lated 787 in Class B for kart and driver with to­tal min­i­mum weight of 130 kg.

Ser­api Race Track man­age­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tive Calvin Eng said this 4-stroke go-kart rac­ing se­ries is the first of its kind in East Malaysia, with a to­tal of 8 monthly races each year.

Races are held be­tween March to Oc­to­ber with par­tic­i­pants achiev­ing podium po­si­tion sim­i­lar to For­mula 1in each race.

He said to make it more ex­cit­ing, a point sys­tem is used for each race to qual­ify for yearend awards.

“Par­tic­i­pants are awarded points based on the po­si­tion they achieve in their races.

“By the fi­nal eighth race, the per­son with the high­est points be­comes the cham­pion for the year earn­ing Red Bull chal­lenge tro­phy.

“The se­ries is sup­ported by Ser­api Go-Kart­ing Club and mem­ber­ship is open to any­one in­ter­ested,” he said.

He added that the rac­ing se­ries helps to pro­mote go- kart rac­ing with the next sea­son sched­uled for March 2019.

Par­tic­i­pants are awarded points based on the po­si­tion they achieve in their races. By the fi­nal eighth race, the per­son with the high­est points be­comes the cham­pion for the year earn­ing Red Bull chal­lenge tro­phy. The se­ries is sup­ported by Ser­api Go-Kart­ing Club and mem­ber­ship is open to any­one in­ter­ested. — Calvin Eng, Ser­api Race Track man­age­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tive

Red Bull Malaysia Re­gional Man­ager for East Malaysia (left) presents the chal­lenge tro­phy to Lim (right) while Hanif (mid­dle) looks on.

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