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WhatSouth African Motorsport Wrap
WhereWorldwide
When7-8 November 2020
CommunityInternational

SA racing heroes deliver on two and four wheels



The Auto Race Week 7-8 November powered by Toyota Gazoo Racing was little quieter this weekend. Definitely a case of quality, more than quantity though.

MOTOGP: BINDERS STAR IN SPAIN
Top billing belonged to MotoGP, where Brad Binder delivered a splendid ride to seventh. Brad came from 16th after serving his long lap penalty from the previous race on lap 3 and set the pace toward the end. Joan Mir took his maiden MotoGP in a Suzuki 1-2 over Alex Rins win and his first race in four years, to all but clinch a sensational 2020 MotoGP championship.

Younger Binder brother came home a fighting fifth after a largely lonely, if otherwise dramatic Moto3 race.

DTM: ABERDEIN BEST OF THE BMWS
South African DTM star Jonathan Aberdein remained best of the BMWs as he came home seventh in Sunday’s championship and era-ending Hockenheim DTM race. Sheldon van der Linde finished ninth to secure sixth in the championship. Audi driver Rene Rast dominated to take the final DTM Super GT era race and wrap up the 2020 title.

Aberdein was best of the BMWs in fifth in Saturday’s penultimate race and van der Linde tenth. Nico Müller held championship leader Rene Rast off in a Saturday Audi 1-2-3 ahead of Jamie Green to keeps the title alive into the finale.

ADAC GT: TOUGH DAY AT THE OFFICE
Two more South Africans raced in Germany this weekend. Kelvin van der Linde had a tough weekend when he bowed out of the ADAC GT Masters title fight in a startline crash at the Oscherslieben final. Bentley Boy Jordan Pepper and his German teammate Constantin Schöll home 17th.

Philip Ellis and Raffaelle Marciello won Sunday’s finale in a Mercedes-AMG GT. Michael Ammermüller as Christian Engelhart’s Porsche 911 came home fourth to wrap up the 2020 championship. Van der Linde and Swiss teammate Patric Niederhauser’s Audi fought home sixth as Pepper and Schöll fought home 24th in Saturday’s penultimate round.

ZWARTKOPS: A BUSY DAY IN PRETORIA
Zwartkops Raceway delivered a busy regional and national Extreme Festival on Saturday. Race 1 winner Nicholas van Weely took Investchem Formula 1600 honours as Andrew Rackstraw bounced back to win race 2. Winning both GTC SupaCup races was not enough for Jeffrey Kruger to steal the title from Bradley Liebenberg, who was second each time. Race 2 winner Mackie Adlem’s Jaguar took the Mobil 1 V8 day after Franco Matteo’s Jaguar won race 1.

Franco Scribante’s Porsche won Extreme Supercars from Charl Arangies in a Ferrari. Rory Atkinson took both Pozidrive VW Challenge wins, Stuart Mack and Leyton Fourie shared Class B wins and Andy Gossman won Class C.  Jonathan du Toit’s Honda won Superhatch as brother Mark’s BMW Z4 and Stefan Snyders’ Porsche shared the 111 wins. Lushen Ramchander took a Hankook Formula Vee double win and Johan le Roux’s Kawasaki won the Bridgestone Challenge .

ROTAX MAX: MAIDEN WINNERS THRILL KILLARNEY
Saturday's WP Rotax Max Karting Regionals delivered a few unexpected results. Jason Coetzee took two wins to one over Sebastian Boyd in DD2, as a delighted Andrew Thomas won his first-ever DD2 Masters race win and the day. It was a good weekend for the Visser boys. Charl won Senior Max and Kyle Junior Max as Andre le Riche took his first win in race 2. In primary school action, Joaquin de Oliveira took a trio of Mini Max wins as Keagan Beaumont also won his first Micro Max races and overall too. Aiden Beaumont and Kai van Rensburg shared the wins to continue in their epic baby Bambino title duel.

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