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Mdakane trailing Schumi's tracks

By unknown | Oct 01, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Linda Moreotsene

Linda Moreotsene

If things go his way, Mandla Mdakane would one day emulate sporting luminaries like Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton.

The 15-year-old teen jof Johannesburg northern surburbs jetted into the country on Monday after winning the Belgian leg of the Junior European Challenge in Brussels.

This was the Crawford College Grade 9's first race in Europe, and he shocked even himself with this maiden attempt, considering there were 78 junior drivers from around the world competinge.

Mdakane is hardly resting on his laurels, and is on his way to Spain to take part in the IAME Endurance Race next month. Next on the rooster is Italy, as the youngster goes about building a solid base from where he could realise his eventual goal - that of emulating hero Schumacher - and making it into the pit of Formula One racing.

"I was optimistic going into the race, but with so much competition in the race I was not sure how it will turn out" said Mdakane.

His father, Hamilton, was himself in the sport for years, and has been picking up the pricey tab without sponsorship. He hopes someone chips in and assist in sponsoring the boy's next trips.

"There is a lot of potential, but as it is, the sport is regarded as elitist, but I hope we help in creating our own champions and stop admiring people like Lewis," said Mdakane.


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