ROK CUP International Final 2017: More than 410 drivers from 47 different countries!11th-14th October 2017 Lonato, Italy#RokCupInternationalFinal2017 #vortexengines #otk
Posted by ROK CUP on Monday, 2 October 2017
South Africa have a well-represented field of 17 qualified and wild card entries that will be attending the 2017 ROK World finals starting next week. Will one or more of these 17 be crowned a new international champion?
The ROK Cup international final is open to qualified drivers who each receives entry to the event and prizes equalling R1000’s for winning their respective countries class championships. It is also open to wild card entrants who feel they want to challenge these champions and possibly settle a score from back home in the chase to the series world title.
With 414 entries spread across 5 classes making it through to the final heat of 34 is an achievement on its own. The margin for error is extremely small. Some tend to criticize the ROK Cup series for allowing “anyone” to enter but so do the CIK for the European Championships, CIK world Championships and the WSK series of events. Fact is that to come out on top in these events all cylinders need to be firing on and off the track and all the boxes ticked. This is one of the biggest events in terms of sheer numbers in the Karting world.
In the Mini ROK class there is no less than 10 South African contenders in a field of 165. The extremely strong line up consist of current South African national Champions and their closest respective championship rivals. With the level of local competition in this age category and pedigree of drivers we could very well see them all in the final 34 and a chance at the title.
Aqil Alibhai – 501
Tate Bishop – 519
Josh De Pavia – 537
Daniel De Pavia – 538
Jason McBeath – 578
Kwanda Mokoena – 580
Nick Roos – 622
Sa’aad Variawa – 641
Sa’ood Variawa – 642
Kyle Visser – 644
In the Junior ROK Class we have 2 lonely entries drivers in a field of 100, but with the past year’s international experiences and local performances both have the ability and current form to challenge for the top step and title.
Joshua Coertze – 124
Charl Visser – 196
Between the 86 SNR ROK entrants South Africa will be represented by a Cape Town competitor. He put on a strong performance in the Rotax SNR Max class this year but could unfortunately not make the final event and lost out on valuable points and ending 5th in the standings.
Dino Stermin – 269
Some of SA’s top drivers will take on the Super ROK / DVS class made up of 34 drivers. Each year so far only 34 seats have been made available for this class and this year we have 4 drivers entered. It’s the fastest fixed gear class at the event and these four certainly have the experience and performance to take SA to the top.
Sebastian Boyd – 303
Jason Coetzee – 307
Fabienne Lanz – 315
Jordan North – 322
From the above list Sebastian Boyd, Jason Coetzee and Joshua Coertze will be representing South Africa in the Rotax World finals early in November as reward for their efforts and achievements in the Rotax National championships and Africa Open. More on this event to follow.
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ROK CUP International Final 2017: 5 categories, 5 champions!#RokCupInternationalFinal2017 #vortexengines #otk
Posted by ROK CUP on Sunday, 1 October 2017