WhatSouth African Motorsport Wrap
WhereSouth Africa
When14-15 March 2020
CommunitySouth Africa National

Weekend action a storm before the calm?

The South African national championship circuit racing season kicked off a day before government pulled the plug on all group activity on the back of the Coronavirus crisis.

The Extreme Festival kicked off at Zwartkops on Saturday, where the Investchem Formula 1600 championship delivered three different winners in the three races as Nicholas van Weely, Andrew Rackstraw and veteran Ian Schofield, all three took a chance at winning in a day that also saw a few stunning rookie performances headed by young karter Jarrod Waberski scoring a debut podium and Schofield winning his first national race in 28 years.

Also at Zwartkops, first time winners Cape Town teenager Dario Busi and Justin Oates shared Oettinger Polo Cup wins, Alan Holm did the Hankook Formula Vee double and on two wheels, Clinton Seller beat David McFadden (Yamaha) and veteran Lance Isaacs (BMW) to Superbike honours while Ricardo Otto (Yamaha) took Supersport and Graeme van Breda and Jordan Agliotti shared ZX10 Masters honours. In regional races, Lyle Ramsay and Rory Atkinson shared VW Challenge wins while Deon Holliday Jr. took Class B and Roland Hopkins and Andy Gossman won a Class race each. Brothers Jagger and Justin Robertson shared INEX Legends wins. 

In other SA national race action, Travis Teasdale (KTM) beat Scott Bouverie (KTM), Kyle Flanagan (Yamaha) and Brett Swanepoel (Husqvarna) to win the Emerald Fire Winterberg Enduro in PE, while Yamaha riders Lloyd Kirk won the 200cc E2 class, Bruce May Masters and Dylan Cox High School and Tristan Hedgcock KTM took the baby 85cc win.
And in karting’s Killarney second round Rotax Max regionals, Sebastian Boyd took DD2 honours, while Jason Greyling and Roy Gruer shared Masters wins, Tate Bishop and Jason Coetzee Senior Max, Troy Dolinschek and Kyle Visser under-15 Junior Max, Reza Levy and Jason MacBeath under-13 Mini Max and Reese Koorzen and Joshua Smit under-11 Mini Max wins, as Kai van Rensburg took the baby Bambino triple. Keagan Beaumont and Mattao Mason shared Kid Rok, Jayde Goosen and Joaquin De Oliveira Mini Rok, Jordan North won KZ2 and Tate Bishop OKJ wins.

With motorsport like all else now affected by Coronavirus prevention measures, it remains unclear when racing will resume...


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