Rotax Max Challenge summary

Reigning Rotax Max Challenge RM1 Champion Wesleigh Orr became the first driver to ever win a Rotax World Final trophy twice in the 6 year history of the event when he took a decisive victory in Langkawi, Malaysia on Saturday. In extremely hot...

Reigning Rotax Max Challenge RM1 Champion Wesleigh Orr became the first driver to ever win a Rotax World Final trophy twice in the 6 year history of the event when he took a decisive victory in Langkawi, Malaysia on Saturday.

In extremely hot and humid conditions the 17 year old from Vereeniging dominated proceedings from the start before eventually winning the 25-lap race by almost 20 seconds.

Second was 2003 Rotax World Champion Cristiano Morgado, but unlike Orr, he was made to work hard for the result by Austrian Ben George and later by Alexandre Engels (Belgium) who eventually got third. At one stage of the race it looked as though Michael van Rooyen might make it an all South African podium. Places for the podium changed several times but Morgado remained unchallenged, and the loser was van Rooyen who dropped back slighty near the end, but recovered to finish a very creditable fifth in what was the hardest and longest race of his career.

Dutch driver Luuk Glansdorp took a superb win in the Rotax Max Challenge category from Indonesian Rama Danindro and Brit Martin Pierce.

And the Rotax Max Junior trophy went to Estonian Kenneth Hilderbrand ahead of Daniel Schellnegger and Kazuki Hiramine after the trio of South Africans, Arnold Neveling, Riccardo Raciti and Jonathan Wiehahn all ran into troubles after encouraging starts to the race weekend.

-saracer.co.za-

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Series Kart
Drivers Cristiano Morgado , Wesleigh Orr , Luuk Glansdorp