Karting clubs gear up for return to racing

BY ZBC Reporter

KARTING clubs are gearing up for a grand return on the 23rd of this month at Donnybrooke Raceway in Harare with preparations for the first race now at an advanced stage.

After several months of inactivity due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Karting season will finally get going on the 23rd of this month, with over five clubs gearing up for the long-awaited return to the race track at Donnybrooke Raceway.

Frustrated by inactivity for the greater part of the 2020 season, it is no surprise that drivers cannot wait for the big day as highlighted by Sables Karting Club Chairman, Alan Mukandiona.

“I am very happy that we will be returning to the race track on the 23rd of August. It has been a hectic and difficult year for us as all the plans we had were halted by the pandemic. But over and above that, we are excited that in a few weeks we would be back a what we know and love the most and we are more than ready and prepared to race.”

In line with the World Health Organisation’s measures to combat the spread of Covid-19, spectators will be relegated to live streaming as they will not be allowed to gather and cheer for their favourite drivers on the day.

Ryan Mukandiona holds the crown in the Rotax 125 category while Bradley Steyn is the defending Mini Rok champion after being crowned overall winners in November last year.

Kart racing or karting is a variant of motorsport road racing with open-wheel, four-wheeled vehicles known as go-karts.