Jader uses early advantage to win Master ROK

The Brazilian took the win by a 1.1-second margin in the first Final of the day.

Renato Jader 2018 ROK The Rio
Renato Jader. Photo: Johnny Johnson / Kart360

After opening up a 2.5-second gap in the early stages of the 25-lap race, Renato Jader (Orsolon Racing / Tony Kart) cruised to the victory over Billy Cleavelin. The victory put the finishing touch on a tremendous weekend for the Brazilian who grabbed the pole in qualifying, won two heat races, and a finished it all off with the flag-to-flag victory in the final.

Had things gone a bit more smoothly for Cleavelin in the heats, the Rolison Performance Group drive probably had a great chance at winning the event. Starting from 10th, Cleavelin made short work of getting to second, but by that point Jader had a commanding gap out front that Cleavelin couldn’t overcome despite being the quicker driver.

Winner of two heat races, Paul Bonilla (FTK / Tony Kart), finished third, followed by Jorge Matos (Praga) and Stephen Clarke (Phil Giebler Racing / Ricciardo).

2018 ROK The Rio Master ROK Final

Rnk # Driver Gap Best Time Laps
1 625 RENATO JADER 49.45 25
2 658 BILLY CLEAVELIN 1.137 49.369 25
3 620 PAUL BONILLA 8.32 49.666 25
4 685 JORGE MATOS 16.231 49.781 25
5 619 STEPHEN CLARK 18.569 50.089 25
6 623 MICHAEL AURIEMMA 21.57 50.121 25
7 638 MIKE GILES 24.456 50.126 25
8 632 GARY LENNON 24.764 50.201 25
9 626 ED QUINN 25.384 50.117 25
10 609 JOHN BREIDINGER 37.71 50.439 25
11 657 FRANCISCO COSTA 3 Laps 50.652 22
12 655 CHRIS WORLEY 4 Laps 51.246 21
13 687 RENE BINE III 6 Laps 50.781 19
14 659 JIM CAREY 6 Laps 51.027 19
15 698 JOE CRUPI 10 Laps 49.894 15
16 650 PABLO CEVALLOS 10 Laps 51.78 15
DNF 608 DAVID PERGANDE Retired 0
DNF 621 FRANCISCO MARQUES Retired 0
DNF 603 NICK DE GRAAF Retired 0
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