A Big Weekend For Aussies Overseas

  20 October 2014

While the internationals were in Australia for the Race of Stars, it was also a big weekend for Australians overseas.

IAME International Final - Le Mans France

Kip Foster and Oscar Piastri both excelled at the IAME International World Final, and both made the podium, Kip winning X30 Masters and Oscar 3rd in Juniors. There is no doubt Kip is one of the world's best Masters drivers, but there always seems to be drama when he competes in an international event - and this weekend was no different! He and rival Graham Hill were declared dead heat joint winners after last lap shenanigans. Read more about Kip and Oscar in their own articles.

Above: IAME's finals day press release

Pan-American Rotax Challenge - GoPro Motorplex, Mooresville USA

In the United States, Sydney's Jack Black finished an excellent 5th in Junior MAX at the Rotax Pan-American. "After starting from the 3rd row of the grid I was forced off the track in turn 1 lap 1 and once I came back on I was back in 16th place!" Jack wrote on Facebook. "Had to keep calm through the race and fight back, finishing the 22 lap final in 5th! Great weekend all round being in the top 8 in every race!" Jack had earlier qualified 13th and reckons a mistake in the quallie session saw him miss out on a spot in the top-6 shootout. Heat results of 6th, 7th and 6th ranked him 5th for the pre-final. Top American Austin Versteeg won the event. Final result is HERE. Images from the event HERE.

pic - Black/Facebook

Above: Pack up time
pic - Black/Facebook

Junior ROK - Italy

The 2014 ROK Cup International Final is at Lonato, Italy, this coming weekend. Joshua Fife headed over a week early and competed in a large field of Junior ROK on the weekend to become accustomed to the equipment. "Had a big day today in Italy at the first weekend of racing" he wrote on Facebook, "Had 38 in our class and ended up 13th in the final, learn't a lot and hopefully with a bit more testing we can do well at the international final next weekend". Josh had qualified 26th and got as high as 10th during the final.

Jordan Dudfield, Broc Feeney and Tyler o'Leary will compete in Mini ROK, along with Kiwi Ryan Wood.. The provisional entry list for the ROK Cup is HERE.

Above: Josh's mechanic, Bruce Otter, snapped this photo - "My view as I lay on the ground waiting for our final, sooooo long"
pic - Otter/Facebook

Above: Jordan Dudfield, Josh Fife, Broc Feeney and Tyler O'Leary in Italy

Above: Business end of the Junior ROK Tony Kart
pic - Otter/Facebook


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