Karting - 2020 championship concludes | 20 November 2020
The 2020 karting championship concluded last weekend with the seventh and final rounds of the SF2, SF3 and SF4 classes.
The SF4 class was eventually incorporated together with the SF3 towards the mid-season due to a few drivers missing events. Nevertheless, Eric Maillet kept his focus and is now the new SF4 champion with 90 points, followed by his brother Dean with 80 points, while Jean-Paul Guichard was a distant third with 30 points after missing many events.
In SF3, Cedric Ah-Time took the title with another win to finish the season with 130 points, with Loïc Scharfenberg grabbing second with 115 points even though he had moved to a higher class at mid-season. Jean-David Melanie took third place with 80 points.
Cedric has again dominated the class, but he is getting a lot of competition from the likes of Carlos Renaud, and then Maillet brothers ‒ Dean and Eric Maillet ‒ to name a few, who have made big steps since joining the class this season.
Loïc could have been a title contender, but he chose promotion to the higher class just after mid-season where he has excelled.
In the SF2 class, Dean Germain claimed the title with 88 points, with Mitra Labrosse taking second place with 73 points while Krisl Gopal claimed an amazing third position with 47 points with just four races under his belt.
Christian Bastienne, Denilson Melanie and Loïc Scharfenberg all had podium placings during the season, but the fact that they missed a few rounds hindered their title aspirations.
In the Ladies’ class, which this year was contested by just two female drivers ‒ Liza Rene-Cosgrow and Mitra Labrosse ‒ the title went to Rene-Cosgrow with 150 points. Mitra Labrosse finished as runner-up with 73 points.
The karting season closes with its Super Finals at the Champions Park Raceway, Roche Caïman, starting this weekend with the Juniors racing tomorrow from 2pm, and the SF2 and SF3 classes racing the following day ‒ Sunday November 22 from 9am
The premier class ‒ SF1 ‒ will close the season with their race on Sunday November 29 at the same venue.
Due to restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the annual prize-giving gala has been replaced with the prize-giving ceremonies being done at the end of the days’ finals for each respective class.
The Seychelles Karting Association has also announced that due to the pandemic restrictions, places for the 2021 racing season may be limited and is asking all those interested in joining one of the senior classes to register early to avoid disappointment.
Contributed by the Seychelles Karting Association