TOP DRIVER PREDICTS FOUR-WAY BATTLE THIS WEEKEND

Top New Zealand karter Daniel Bray is predicting a four and possibly even five-way battle for KZ2 class honours at the final round of the 2012 Mi Sedaap instant noodles Pro Kart series at KartSport Rotorua's Amoore Rd Raceway this weekend.12MiSedaapKZ2RyanGrantleadsDanielBrayandMatthewHamilton.jpg

Defending title-holder Ryan Grant heads the points standings but there has been little in it between he and Bray all season while at the penultimate round at Auckland a month ago Bray's teammate Matthew Hamilton was the overall winner after early pace-setter Grant was side-lined by mechanical problems.

Bray raised eyebrows around the world when he qualified fourth and won heat races at the recent World Cup meeting for KZ2 in Italy but as he expects no favours on his return to the highly-rated Mi Sedaap series this weekend.

"Because I missed the Auckland round the title fight is going to be between Ryan and Matthew, then there's Richard Moore in third (in the points) and myself and Graeme Smyth who aren't in contention for the overall title but will be in terms of pace. It's going to make it interesting, that's for sure."

In the other classes on the Mi Sedaap series roster the points situation is a little more clear-cut. 12MiSedaapKF3JoshDrysdale-1.jpg

In the KF3 junior support class - which sees four new drivers making their debut this weekend ahead of a full season next year - Palmerton North driver Josh Drysdale has a 13-point lead over Hawke's Bay driver Mitchell Turner with the title Drysdale's to win.

And in the KZ2 Masters class defending title holder Tom Curran has an 11-point lead over Aucklander Mark Lane with series organiser Steve Brown third a further seven points back.

There will be action on track at Rotorua both days with qualifying and the first of the heats on Saturday and the remainder of the heats then Pre-Finals and Finals on Sunday.

2012 Mi Sedaap Pro Kart Series
KZ2

Points after Rnd 4 of 5
1. Ryan Grant 434 points; 2. Matthew Hamilton 425; 3. Richard Moore 413; 4. Jason Farmilo 401; 5. Mitch Brown 400; 6. Daniel Bray 327.

KZ2 Masters
Points after Rnd 4 of 512MiSedaapKZ2MastersTomCurran-1.jpg
1. Tom Curran 438 points; 2. Mark Lane 427; 3. Steve Brown 420; 4. Mark Wheeler 415; 5. Todd Wheeler  411; 6. Garry Claxton 405

KF3
Points after Rnd 4 of 5
1. Josh Drysdale 439 points; 2. Mitchell Turner 426; 3. Mitchell Sanders 415; 4. Logan Brown 412; 5. James Witters 404; 6. Emilee Wright 400

2012 Mi Sedaap Pro Kart Series
Rnd 1 Jan 27-28 CRC Raceway, Wellington
Rnd 2 Feb 25-26 KartSport Rotorua Raceway, Rotorua
Rnd 3 July 28-29 Bay of Plenty Fagan's Valley Raceway, Te Puke
Rnd 4 Aug 25-26 Moselle Panel & Paint Raceway, Auckland
Rnd 5 Sept 22-23 KartSport Rotorua Raceway, Rotorua

CAPTIONS:
It's the final round of the 2012 Mi Sedaap Pro Kart series in Rotorua over the weekend with action expected to involve Ryan Grant (#64), Daniel Bray (#1) and Matthew Hamilton (#9) in the KZ2 class, Tom Curran (#7) in KZ2 Masters, and Josh Drysdale (#2) in KF3. Photo credit: Fast Company/Greg Henderson Photography

 Prepared by FAST COMPANY on behalf of KartSport New Zealand.
To find out more about the Mi Sedaap Pro Kart Series contact Ross MacKay on 021 677 919 or via e-mail on
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