Praga's Lochie Hughes Takes On ROK Cup

press release 24 October 2014
  • 105 drivers in Mini Rok class
  • Lochie qualifies 9th
  • Will race from P3 in Heats

Queensland’s Lochie Hughes is competing this weekend in the World Rok Cup held in Lonato, Italy.  Racing for Praga in the Mini Rok class with the Vortex Rok Engine, same as the proposed engine to be adopted for the Cadet 9 and Cadet 12 class in Australia.

Above: Lochie Hughes ready for qualifying
pic - Howard Hughes

Last night (Thursday in Italy) was Qualifying for the 105 entrants in the Mini Rok class.  Lochie qualified 9th and due to the number of entrants will start each of his Heats from P3.

After winning the Florida Winter Tour USA Rok Cup championship series earlier this year Lochie is fired up and ready to race. 

He and his mechanic, IPKarting Australia’s Ken Bensley, have already had to overcome some engine dramas earlier this week, but a solid week of preparation at the South Garda Track has them quietly confident going into the races which commence tonight (Friday Italy).

Live timing of the event is available on

Good luck Lochie!

Above: Driver's name board in the pits
pic - Howard Hughes

Above: Lochie before qualifying
pic - Howard Hughes

Above: The Mini ROK draw
pic - Howard Hughes



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