Team Sim-U-Nation win a trip to the 2019 F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Team Sim-U-Nation won the Johnnie Walker GP Karting Championship finals at the Kenya Racing Festival finals that were held at Whistling Morans in Athi River yesterday.

The Johnnie Walker Go Kart Championship dubbed Kenya Racing Festival is a one-of-its-kind amateur karting tournament aimed towards providing amateur racers and racing enthusiasts the chance to experience the pro side of karting.

Team Sim-U-Nation attained 284 points, Corsa Volate came second with 216, while team Master Bater with 202 points. The winning team recorded the fastest time in all the 7 round of competition that took place today at Whistling Moran.

The championship started with qualifiers that were held on 14th September, which attracted at least 80 teams. Only 20 teams that made it to the finals. At the end, Team Sim-U-Nation, which comprises of Steve Muriuki, Ed Behr, Sam Karangatha and Wessel Van Djick emerged victorious and were crowned the winner. A team comprised of 4 racers.

The team has won an all-expense paid trip to the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 which will be held at the Yas Marina Circuit on 1st December 2019.

KBL Sales Director, Andrew Kilonzo who was present at the event, said: “Congratulations to all the finalists who competed and especially to Team Sim-U-Nation for emerging as the champion of the first edition of Kenya Racing Festival. I am elated that 20 teams made it to the national finals giving their best.”

Johnnie Walker is the Official Whisky of Formula 1. The Walker family behind the brand has connections with Formula 1 that goes back to the 1950s. As part of its Formula 1 deal, the brand is increasing its investment in the programme and aims to gain a further five million signatories in the next four years.

In April 2019, KBL through its Johnnie Walker Brand, treated eight customers to a fully paid trip to watch the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Eric Muthee, Joy Muthee, Wanjiru Gichohi, Charles Kamau, Esther Njoroge, Uki Mariuki, Lydia Wamuyu and Patrick Thuo got an opportunity to watch the live F1 race. The eight winners were part of the Experience Formula 1 with Johnnie Walker Consumer Promotion that ended in February 2019.

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