After two days of burning rubber, Hafzel Preena took the chequered flag as the winner of the second edition of Red Bull Kart Fight, Sri Lanka’s only international amateur karting competition which took place at the Kanway Autodrome in Mirigama on December 19th and 27th 2015.
“To be honest, this is my very first karting championship so the feeling is unbelievable,” said Hafzel.
Red Bull Kart Fight is an international amateur karting competition that gave drivers across Sri Lanka the chance to experience wheel-to-wheel action and the smell of burning rubber for real. This year’s competition took place on a verdant circuit in Mirigama that offered over a kilometre of long straights, chicanes and inclines over several rounds of qualifiers before culminating in the grand finale. After finishing at the top of the qualifiers, Hafzel Preena emerged victorious from a pool of nearly 300 registered karters with a best lap time of 25.30 seconds in his final race.
“Over the race weekend, I witnessed an incredible amount of budding racing talent and determination,” said Mazdayar Vatcha, Race Director of Red Bull Kart Fight 2015.
As the champion, Hafzel Preena will soon be heading to England for an exclusive tour of the Red Bull Racing Factory to witness all the action behind the scenes of the world famous Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team, and will also get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the thrill of a Ferrari F430 Coupè or an Aston Martin V8 Vantage on the UK’s only Formula 1 track at the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit.