F1: Luca qualifies fourth for Genk karting race – Gulf Digital News

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  • Date: 15-May-2022
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F1: Luca qualifies fourth for Genk karting race – Gulf Digital News

Young karting star Luca Kane Houghton has made good progress in the qualifying round and first two heats of the FIA Karting Academy Trophy being held in Genk, Belgium, his mother said.

“Luca qualified fourth in his group, and eighth overall, in the qualifying round on Friday,” Cindy Kramer, who has accompanied her 13-year-old son to the championship, told the GDN on phone from Genk yesterday. “Today, he started in fourth position in his first heat and finished in P5. In the second heat, he finished in P4.”

The race for the championship will be held in the afternoon today, three hours after the last heat takes place, she added.

“I’m satisfied with my performance yesterday and today,” Luca told the GDN. “It’s a tough field but I’m still pretty confident that I can win the championship.

The teenager, who was born in the kingdom to Kramer, who is Dutch, and dad, Kane, an Australian, is representing Bahrain – as he has in various championships that he has competed in since taking up the sport five years ago, at the age of eight.

The FIA Karting Academy Trophy’s 2022 edition features 54 contestants – all aged between 12 and 14 – from around the world.

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