Solid Results To Take Into 1st National For Bishop
Fantastic Cape weather greeted the karting faithful for the 2nd round of the 2017 WPMC Regional Championship. With Tate sitting 1st in the Maxterino standings, it was all about damage limitation and a sweep of solid results to ensure he stays abreast the rest of the field.
After topping time timing sheets in free practice by almost half a second, Tate then smashed his opposition in qualifying. Second place man on the grid Dylan Snell sat some 6 tenths off Bishops pace and in race 1, Tate flew home to victory for his 4th win in as many heats this year. In race 2 after a dog fight with fellow Maxterino driver Troy Dolinkschek, Tate slotted in for second place, finishing only 24 hundredths of a second behind Dolinschek! Race 3 was much the same with the top four all fighting for track position. Tate claimed 2nd in the final race of the day for a solid overall second and 99 points in the bag, in turn maintaining his overall lead in the 2017 Championship.
In the Rotax Mini Max Tate qualified a decent 3rd. Two thirds and a fourth were to follow as the young man drove for all he is worth. “We didn’t quite get it right in Mini Max today, but I am happy with a solid performance in Maxterino and look forward to coming back with a bang” said Tate.
He now heads to the 1st round of the South African National Maxertino and Mini Max Championships in Vereerniging on 20 Macrh, where he will look to lay down his mark in both categories.