READY: Troy Loeskow is hoping for back-to-back round wins in the Australian Karting Championship.
READY: Troy Loeskow is hoping for back-to-back round wins in the Australian Karting Championship. Contirbuted

Loeskow prepares to face Supercars drivers in next round

BUNDABERG'S Troy Loeskow doesn't feel any pressure heading into this weekend's next round of the Australian Karting Championship in Geelong.

Currently the leader in the KZ2 class after winning the opening round in Newcastle, the 21-year-old is aiming for back-to-back wins in his Patrizicorse Ricciardo Kart.

But he faces stiff competition from two Supercars drivers who have entered as well.

Brad Jones Racing's Nick Percat is in the field fresh from competing last weekend at the Australian Grand Prix and will be joined by teammate and Dunlop Super 2 series driver Macauley Jones.

And Loeskow is ready for the challenge.

"From what I've heard Nick is keen to make an impact,” he said.

"I've also raced Macauley before so it is always good to race against him.”

Loeskow said qualifying would be important.

"It's a pretty simple track so there could be thousandths of a second between drivers,” he said.

"We need to have a good kart set up and get as close to the top as we can.

"The best plan for the championship is to take pole and win all the races.”

Practice for the event starts tomorrow with races to be run on Saturday and Sunday.



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