Kiwi Heads To Thailand For ROK Cup Event

Young Kiwi karter Jacob Douglas heads to Thailand this week to contest the opening round of the ROK Cup Thailand series being run in conjunction with the second round of this year’s Kart Championship of Thailand meeting at the Bira Kart Circuit at Pattaya (south-west of Bangkok) this weekend.

Thailand-bound Kiwi karter Jacob Douglas (pic – Fast Company/Graham Hughes)

Douglas, 12, from Christchurch won the 2017 Vortex Mini ROK title at the New Zealand National Sprint Championship meeting in Invercargill at Easter last year and represented New Zealand at the 2017 ROK Cup International meeting in Italy in November.

There he met members of the Cavallino Ferrari and Singha Beer-sponsored Thai team, who extended the invitation which led to Jacob travelling to Thailand for the second round of Thailand’s national championship series and the ROK Cup meeting at the Bira Kart Circuit this weekend.

Members of Thailand’s Cavallino Ferrari and Singha Beer-backed ROK Cup squad that is managed by former European Kart Champion Carlo Van Dam (pic – Team Cavallino)

The Cavallino Ferrari and Singha Beer team is run by European Champion Carlo Van Dam however long-time mentors Matthew and Tiffany Hamilton from Christchurch’s WKS kart shop and team will join Jacob and his father Craig for the Thailand trip.

Later in the year Jacob will be back on an aeroplane heading for the United States where he has several race meetings scheduled with the Aluminos team.

 

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One Response to Kiwi Heads To Thailand For ROK Cup Event

  1. Mick Howdle says:

    I have the Debruyn prepared Parrilla TT38 w/c engine which Carlo used to Win the CIK European Karting Championship in 2001… Driving a Superb Gillard Racing Kart for The PDB Racing Team
    Kind regards,
    Mick @ Kart-tech Gillard Racing Team (UK)…