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'Outstanding karting performance' from Hasan, 10, in Turkey

TURKISH Cypriot 10-year old Hasan Fikri Macila came fourth, in the fifth leg of the Turkish Karting championship, held in Tuzla, Turkey, last weekend.

'Outstanding karting performance' from Hasan, 10, in Turkey

Organised by the Turkish Motorsports Club and held over two-days, the event allowed Hasan to race in the ‘mini’ category – where he narrowly missed out on the third placing that would have seen him on the podiom.

 

Speaking to Cyprus Today, his father Fikri Macila, from Lefkoşa, said: “Hasan performed outstandingly well and it was the first time that he had raced on this track.  He attracted a lot of attention from organisers there. He put on a very impressive performance – receiving praise from his coach Emre Ergökcen.”

 

“Although Hasan was third place for much of the race – he was unlucky to come fourth in the end, in a field of 10 competitors in his category.

 

The ‘mini’ category was won by Emir Tanju, with Hakkı Dorum second, and İskender Zülfikar in third place in a race that was described as being ‘bumper to bumper’.

 

Mr Macila said: “I am very proud of my son, and I foresee a fantastic future for him”.

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