In their very first season with Kart Republic, under the technical support of Team Squadra Corse, Mahlori Mabunda (OK Junior) and Sebastian Dias (Mini Rok) clinched the 2022 Rok Cup Northern Regions Championship in the last race of the season.
Mpho Gumbi (Squadra Corse, Team Principal): “2022 was always going to be a challenge for us, because after much research, we decided to move our drivers to the Kart Republic Chassis. We not only had to learn and develop the different karts for our tracks and conditions, but also maintain the highest standards our customers have become accustomed to. Mahlori and Sebastian delivered polished performances all season, from their qualifying sessions to winning races under all conditions, which resulted in them clinching the Mini Rok and OK Junior Northern Regions Championships respectively”.
Sebastian Dias (Mini Rok): “Today we may not have won any of our races, but we had one goal and that was to win the Mini Rok Championship. We can hold our heads up high after this achievement and can focus on our 2023 championship with this great team. We are very pleased with our partnership with Kart Republic and look forward to what the future holds.”
Mahlori Mabunda (OK Junior): “I felt really bad for crashing out of Race 1 and needed to ensure that I could come back stronger and secure enough points to clinch the championship. In the end I did enough and I am delighted to have earned myself this championship. I want to thank my family, my sponsors, and the brilliant crew at Squadra Corse who worked so hard behind the scenes; this one is for all of you!”