BY SAMSON ATEKA
Jadini Nzomo was in a class of his own as he won the 60cc class during the eighth round of Rift Valley Motor and Sports Club Karting Championship at Solai racetrack over weekend.
Kinyanjui Kamau was second overall while series leader Jaivir Dadhley sealed the podium dash. Jadini’s younger sibling Amani settled for 7th place in the 60cc class. Philip Ndegwa was in imperious form in the doubleheader, winning both rounds. Leader Zoravar Dadhley also triumphed in both rounds of the 50cc race, beating Dennis Yaya and Yash Gohil to the podium tussle on the two occasions. On Sunday, Ndegwa led all rounder Ryan Bailey and Sameer Nanji to a scintillating podium dash. Ndegwa started it all on Saturday when he restricted Jeremy Wahome and Nanji to second and third places respectively in the Junior Rotax.
Organisers RVM&SC ran a double-header race with round seven running on Saturday and round eight taking place on Sunday. Jadini, an all-round motorsport driver, also features in the Kenya National Autocross series in a ‘Bambino Buggy. On Sunday, the son of a polo player Rafael Nzomo cleared the ground with all his opponents and displayed good skills on cornering and an all out attack on the straights.
“I am flattered by my drive this weekend. The kart was in good shape on both occasions of the weekend and handled really well,” said Jadini who finished second in Saturday’s round 7, behind William Kim.
After eight rounds, Jairvir still leads the 60cc class with 741 points followed by Jadini (683 points) and Kinyanjui (574). The final two rounds (9 & 10) will also be held as a double header on the November 29 & 30. This will be combined with the club’s end of season event. The weekend race meetings were attended by RVM&SC chairman Mehboob Nanji of Impala Spares.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke