|What||G & H Extreme Supercars Round 1 Race Report|
|Where||Killarney International Raceway|
|When||Saturday 20 March 2021|
|Community||South Africa National|
Charl’s Lamborghini dominates Killarney G&H Extreme Supercars
Charl Arangies and his A+ Class Stradale Into Africa Lamborghini Huracan were in devastating form as the Johannesburg driver romped to a triple victory at Killarney’s season-opening Extreme Supercars races in Cape Town over the weekend. Local rival Marcel Angel topped the Balance of Performance GT3 class in second overall driving his Autohaus Angel Ferrari 488 GT3.
The race lost a certain victory challenger when Franco Scribante suffered a heavy crash in testing on Thursday afternoon, before Angel’s Ferrari GT3 set the pace in Friday’s first practice from Arangies’ Lamborghini. Arangies then went quickest in the second and third sessions, before putting the Stradale Lamborghini on an emphatic pole position.
He was 1.4 seconds clear of Angel and Silvo Scribante, with brother Aldo’s similar A+ Scuderia Scribante Lamborghini Huracan followed from Dayne Angel’s A+ Autohaus Angel Porsche 911 GT ZR. Class A leaders Rick and Paulo Loureiro’s Combined Racing BMWs lined up next ahead of class rivals Jonathan du Toit’s Class A Trans Africa Racing Ferrari Challenge and Ben Morgenrood’s Morgenrood Motors Lexus.
Arangies wasted no time to grab the advantage at the start as he made off to a dominant 19-second race 1 win. He consistently lowered the fastest lap through the race to break the Killarney Supercar lap record at a mesmerising 1 minute 9.3 seconds. Behind him, dad Marcel moved over as he came under pressure from son Dayne Angel’s Porsche, before Marcel made that Ferrari as wide as possible to hold Silvo Scribante off for third.
Aldo Scribante was next up from Rick Loureiro and Jonathan du Toit, who passed Paulo Loureiro on the final tour. Gianni Giannoccaro's GT3 BISC Lamborghini Supertrofeo was next home as Nieyaaz Modack’s Class B MIM BMW M3 benefited Xolile Letlaka spinning his Class A Stradale Into Africa Lamborghini Huracan GT3 with two laps left to race.
That also allowed Ant Blunden’s Class B Sajco GSP Porsche 997 GT3, Mark du Toit in his TAR Ferrari F430 GT3, Ricardo Giannoccaro’s GT3 class G&H Tre Cugini Lamorghini Gallardo, Morgenrood, Marius Jackson’s Megafibre Audi R8, and Ammaar Coetzee in his A&M BMW M3. Imaad Modack’s MIM BMW M3 followed Letlaka home as Kishoor Pitamber’s weekend in his Nissan 350Z came to an end after six laps.
Dayne Angel kept Arangies a little more honest in race 2, with Silvo Scribante and Marcel Angel in pursuit after Aldo Scribante spun early on. That allowed Rick Loureiro up to a handy fourth from Jonathan du Toit, Blunden and Mark du Toit in an entertaining mid-pack tussle. Behind them Nieyaaz Modack held Gianni Giannoccaro, Morgenrood and Letlaka at bay, with Jackson next up from Coetzee, Imaad Modack and the delayed Aldo Scribante.
The final race was by far the most entertaining. Dayne Angel managed to get his Porsche ahead at the start before Arangies spun in his efforts to get by on the exit of Turn 2 on lap 2. Charl dropped to fifth behind Dayne, Silvo Scribante, Marcel Angel and Aldo Scribante, as he mounted a devastating attack to dispose of Aldo, Marcel and Silvio through the traffic. He came to within a second of the win as Dayne Angel gamely held on to finish first.
But it was not to be. Dayne Angel was handed a 30 second penalty for jumping the start to drop him to sixth and hand Arangies a third win ahead of Silvio Scribante, Marcel Angel, Aldo Scribante, Rick Loureiro and the penalised Dayne Angel. Jonathan du Toit was seventh from Gianni Giannoccaro, Blunden, Nieyaaz Modack, Mark du Toit, Morgenrood, Coetzee and Jackson. Xolile Letlaka had a colourful race to come home ahead of Imaad Modack.
So, Charl Arangies took the day overall from Silvo Scribante and Marcel and Dayne Angel, Rick Loureiro and Jonathan du Toit. And Marcel Angel beat Gianni Giannoccaro, Mark du Toit and Ricardo Giannoccaro in the balance of Performance GT3 class.
Arangies took the free A+ class win from Silvo Scribante, Dayne Angel and Aldo Scribante. Rick Loureiro took Class A from Jonathan du Toit, Morgenrood and troubled couple Letlaka and Paulo Loureiro and Nieyaaz Modack beat Ant Blunden in Class B. Marius Jackson beat Ammaar Coetzee in Class C and Imaad Modack took Class D.
The G&H Transport Extreme Supercars return to action at the Phakisa 200 in Welkom on 15 May.
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