|What||V8 Masters Round 5 Preview|
|Where||Killarney International Raceway, Cape Town|
|When||Saturday 6 July 2019|
|Community||Cape Town, Western Province.|
Jozi drivers to stir up Cape series
Cape Town's thundering V8 Masters races are set for a Gauteng invasion when the series returns to action at Killarney’s Power Series Races 6 July. While championship leader Fabio Tafani regularly makes the trip from Pretoria to compete, he will be joined by Johannesburg veterans Paolo Cavallieri and Rui Campos this weekend, but the focus remains fully on who can beat Tafani this season.
Fabio has dominated so far, driving his turquoise and orange APV347is, but he has come under increasing pressure of late. Marcel Angel may only have raced a few rounds so far this year, but he has beaten Tafani at it too and Angel's return aboard his black and yellow Autohaus Angel machine will be eagerly anticipated, while second in the championship, Sean Moore is another man ready to upset the applecart.
Also watch out for Richard Schreuder (TRS Construction) and Brian Evans (Cape Eye Laser), both of whom have put together consistent championship charges through the season, while Rob Warrington will be looking to bounce back after his dubious last race shunt — his bright yellow APV347is all bright and ready to race again, hot off those major repairs.
Racing identical Mustang-like APV 347is machines developed, built and run out of Killarney, V8 Masters is reserved for more mature gentlemen drivers. The series races in classes depending on the silver back’s pace, with all the above racing in the Gold Class.
It’s just as competitive in the second division Silver class, where Brad Hall and Tim Reddell put one over championship leaders Mike Brooks (Signarama Cape Town), Rhoderic Simpson and Charl van Sittert (Serr Synergy) last time out, so vengeance is thick in that air too, while rookie Martin Bensch (Compact Robotics) took the Bronze trophy home last time out.
Saturday’s races are the last at home before the V8 Masters pack up and head north to Kyalami in August. Qualifying is Friday evening before two thundering heats on Saturday alongside a full Wingfield Power Series race program Saturday 6 July — see you at Killarney!
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