Victorian senior driver Marcus Pisani crossed the border to South Australia over the weekend to take place in the third round of the Australian Kart Championship. Young Marcus under the cspureracing and AWC Motorsport Academy banner, was undertaking his first full season in the senior ranks and was looking to continue his progression in the class.
Pisani had great progress throughout the day on Friday. Under his CC Racing powered engine position nineteen in practice one was the starting point for Friday. A strong top five finish in final practice was a highlight, finishing Friday in good spirits.
The excitement was up going into qualifying with Marcus being put in the upper 50 % of the over sized KA3 Senior rank. Hitting the track first thing Saturday morning looking to recapture his pace from Friday afternoon practice. With pace dropping slightly off from Friday practice, Pisani put himself just outside the top fifteen in position seventeen overall.
Heat one and Pisani got a great start jumping up to the top ten at the end of the opening lap. The Kart Republic chassis was working well and was able to move up to position nine in the early stages of the opening heat. The CC Racing powered driver continued to push hard and came home inside the top ten in position nine overall. This was a great improvement from his qualifying session and something to build on.
Heat two and the start didn’t go the way of the csureracing AWC Motorsport Academy driver, falling back to position fourteen. Marcus moved up to as high as position twelve throughout the race but due to a post-race penalty was classified as position twenty-six in a disappointing result.
Due to his poor heat two Pisani started out of position twenty-one for the third heat. The cspureracing backed entry jumped up to position twenty of the start and was looking to make more positions. Marcus made up positions on lap two, three and four to be up in position seventeen in the early stages. Showing good speed and improved effort Pisani crossed the line in seventeenth encouraged and looking to make more progress in heat four.
Out of position eighteen for fourth heat and another positive start, being up to position seventeen at the end of lap one. The cspureracing AWC Motorsport Academy driver went on a charge making up five more places throughout the race and taking position twelve at the finish.
Excitement was high for the final looking for another strong result. With combined points Pasini was out of position twenty-two for the final. An outstanding opening lap had the CC Racing powered driver up to position sixteen and on a charge. Throughout the final Marcus was able to move up inside the top ten chasing after the top ten drivers. Coming out of the last lap drama Pisani was able to cross the line in position twelve overall, ten spots up from the Kart Republic drivers starting spot.
Young Marcus was happy with his progress throughout the weekend. “I made some great progress over the weekend a lot of positives to reflect on and I’m looking forward to the rest of the championship and I’d like to thank my Dad, cspureracing, AWC motorsport academy, CC Racing, kart republic Australia, John Schofield and Shane sand castle. I’m so grateful to have the support and guidance from these great people I appreciate everyone who has helped me on my journey”.
Pisani will take to the next round of the Australian Kart Championship at the Eastern Lions Kart Club.