Tiffany impresses on her debut as she eyes the title
BRITISH International School Grade 8 pupil Tiffany Napier caused quite a sensation in her debut year in karting, but as far as she is concerned, this is only the beginning.
The latest in a growing line of South African girl power karters, Roodepoort lass Tiffany raced her first full season this year in the extremely competitive Junior Max Class, following limited experience as she only learnt the ropes in the previous year.
“I am proud to have already proven what a young woman without any previous experience can accomplish,” Tiffany said.
“I have the passion and the dedication, I work hard and I am growing in my driving ability every day.
“I also have very supportive parents and an excellent team around me, which is a huge plus, so we are so excited about next year.”
Tiffany impressed in her rookie karting year, ending up a stunning third overall in the Northern Regions Gauteng championship, eighth in the African Open and 11th overall in the National Junior Max Series.
Now she intends following in her brother, former SA Junior Max champion Richie Napier’s footsteps, as she goes after the 2017 SA Junior Max crown. “There has only been one female South African champion so far,” Tiffany said. “I intend to make that at least two.”
She will continue with Neil Basilio Racing in 2017, aboard a BirelArt chassis run under the guidance of Neil and Corrie Liebenberg, with multiple SA Karting champion, teammate Bradley Liebenberg, as a mentor.