Kwanda Mokoena is keen to win him­self a place in the Ro­tax Max World Mini Max fi­nals in Italy when he races in the Ro­tax Max African Open at the Zwartkops Kart Track on Satur­day.

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TWO karters will be rolling the dice when they com­pete at the Ro­tax Max African Open at the Zwartkops Kart Track on Satur­day as the prize is a place in the Ro­tax Max World Mini Max fi­nals in Italy.

Kyalami kid kart star Kwanda Mokoena may have missed out on dou­ble 2016 South African na­tional kart­ing ti­tles by the clos­est imag­in­able mar­gins, but the 12-year old is fully in­tent on mak­ing up for that by win­ning the prize ticket to race.

“The African Open is now the big one for us. We love Italy and I re­ally want to race there, so I now have to grab that ticket to race the world fi­nals there,” Kwanda said.

Bal­lito kart ace Daniel Du­miny (15) is also chas­ing the hal­lowed Ro­tax African Open high school 125 cc Ju­nior Max win at the Zwartkops Kart Track on Satur­day.

In a con­tro­ver­sial de­ci­sion this year, race or­gan­is­ers have not in­cluded the Ju­nior Max African Open win­ner among the world final team as usual, with the prize sim­ply be­ing to go to watch the rac­ing, but that has not pre­vented Daniel from en­ter­ing. “The prize for the win­ner of the Ju­nior Max final at the African Open at this stage is a ticket to watch the world final,” Daniel said. “But I am qui­etly hop­ing that Ro­tax Max can some­how find a way to get the Ju­nior Max African Open win­ner into a kart in Italy and rac­ing. That’s why I’m ex­cited for this next week­end. I’m hop­ing for the best and not let­ting last year’s sad re­sult get to us when we so nar­rowly missed out on the chance to win that ticket to ac­tu­ally com­pete.”

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