WhatExtreme Festival Round 6 Report
WhereEast London Grand Prix Circuit
WhenSaturday 31 August 2019
CommunitySouth Africa National

But Keegan bounces back in style

East London’s opening Falken Polo Cup race proved catastrophic for Campos brothers Keegan and Jason when Keegan’s car suddenly cut out in the flat out Potters Pass bend on the opening lap to trigger a multi-car pile-up that eliminated four cars including both brothers from the race. The team was however able to repair Keegan’s car for the second race where he delivered a brilliant come-from-behind fourth to defend his championship third, but Jason was out for the day.

“Qualifying went very well and I started fourth, but my first race did not last very long when my car suddenly cut out in the flat-out Potters Pass and mayhem ensued,” Keegan explained. “It turned out my alternator seized and the engine just cut, I was hit up the rear by Jason and it was just chaos from there and we were unable to restart that race. 

“The team however pulled off a minor miracle to turn my Campos Transport Polo around in time for the second race and I lined up ninth — the car felt great and not using the new rubber in the first race worked in my favour and I managed to mow down the field to cross the line fourth and somehow keep my third place in the championship, provisionally by just one point. “A big shout out to Tasmin and Iain Pepper for their support and to everyone who helped pull that cat out the bag - thanks to all of you!"

We were looking OK for the weekend after Friday, but I was blocked and baulked in qualifying and I ended up in the mid pack,” Jason pointed out. “Still I was quietly confident of a good weekend in the Turn 1 Insurance Polo. “But I found myself with nowhere to go when Keegan’s car suddenly slowed and I hit him from behind and Altan Bow behind me had the same situation and hit me - all hell broke loose and the car was bent. 

“The team did a mighty job to try get both cars ready for race 2, but mine was just too bent and we could not make it, so special thanks to the guys for a great effort and to Tasmin for all the help on the data. Sadly it was not to be, but hey — that’s racing — we will be back and fighting in Cape Town 28 September — bring it on!” 


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