Bundaberg's Troy Loeskow embraces team-mate Marijn Kremers after the duo finished 1st and 2nd in the Australian Karting Championships in South Australia.
Bundaberg's Troy Loeskow embraces team-mate Marijn Kremers after the duo finished 1st and 2nd in the Australian Karting Championships in South Australia. Contributed

Loeskow lands podium

WHEN it counted on Sunday, Bundaberg's Troy Loeskow delivered a great result in the Australian Karting Championship.

Competing in the KZ2 class, the Patrizicorse karter worked his way to second in his best result this season in the Australian Karting Championship in South Australia.

After qualifying 15th for the four heats, Loeskow said it was a challenge just to work his way to the top.

"The track was hard to overtake (on) and you needed to be at least three-tenths quicker to make a move," he said.

"I also had problems in race one as the power dropped in the kart, which forced me to finish 17th."

Working his way to the front in the next three races, Loeskow was able to impress in the final as he moved from eighth to his podium finish.

"We had a good start and the pace was great in the kart," he said.

"It was a brilliant result for the team as we finished first, second, and third."

Despite a great result for his team, Loeskow was also thinking about the result he could have achieved if he had started higher in the final.

"The spot we started wasn't ideal because of the problems I had," he said.

"I reckon if we started in the top five we would have given Marijn - the winner - a good battle for the win."

With Loeskow now in the top five in the championship, he said the focus was on gaining as many points as he could in the final two events in Ipswich and Melbourne.

"It's important to get every point we can," he said.

"The aim now for me is to try and win the final two races."

The immediate focus though for Loeskow is the second round of the World CIK FIA Championship in Adria in the KZ2 event on June 5.



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