Andre De Kock
Motorsport Editor
3 minute read
2 Apr 2019
12:40 pm

Zwartkops the place to be this Saturday

Andre De Kock

Round two of the 2019 Extreme Festival takes place at the popular venue on Saturday.

FAVOURITE. One of the combinations to beat in Saturday’s races for G&H Transport Extreme Supercars should be Franco Scribante in his Porsche 997 Turbo. Picture: Dave Ledbitter

The Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria will host round two of the 2019 Extreme Festival on Saturday, with seven of the country’s premier circuit racing categories to participate.

PREMIER BRAND. Two Global Touring Car races will head up Saturday’s Extreme Festival activities at the Zwartkiops Raceway. Picture: Paul Bedford

Officially, the programme will be headed up by two races for Global Touring Cars, with top contenders to include Simon Moss (Audi A3), Daniel Rowe (VW Motorsport Jetta), Keagan Masters (VW Motorsport Jetta), Johan Fourie (EPS Couriers BMW), Robert Wolk (Chemical Logistics BMW), Michael van Rooyen (Gazoo Toyota Corolla), Daniel Duminy (BMW) and Tschops Sipuka ((Audi A3). Bradley Liebenberg (VW Motorsport Golf GTI), Charl Smalberger (Universal Health Golf GTI), Adrian Woods (Kyocera Golf GTI) and Paul Hill (Kalex Golf GTI) will contest the GTC2 category.

Topping the day in terms of spectacle should be two races for G&H Transport Extreme Supercars. The man to beat must be Franco Scribante (Porsche 997 Turbo), facing off against people like Gianni Giannoccaro (G&H Transport Lamborghini Gallardo), Jonathan du Toit (TAR Ferrari F430), Simon Murray (Trinity Lamborghini GT3), Mark du Toit (TAR Ferrari F430), Franco di Matteo (Deltec Batteries Afa GT) and Darren Winterboer (Barons BMW M3).

Others to watch must include Ben Morgenrood (Lexus Sedan), Greg Parton (Drizit Lamborghini Huracan), Ant Blunden (SAJCO Porsche 997 GT3), Kishoor Pitamber (Siris Ferrari 360), Nicky Dicks (Stradale Porsche 997 GT3) and Ricky Giannoccaro (G&H Transport Lamborghini Gallardo).

The day’s closest racing should be provided by the Falken Polo Cup brigade, with front runners to include reigning champion Jeffrey Kruger (Universal Health Polo), Keegan Campos (Campos Transport Polo), Jonathan Mogotsi (VW Motorsport Polo), Matt Shorter (Monroe Polo), Stiaan Kriel (MotorMart Polo), Jason Campos (Turn 1 Polo), Delon Thompson (CompCare Polo), Clinton Bezuidenhout (Glyco Engine Polo) and Chris Shorter (AE Engine Polo).

Mackie Adlem (Adlem Auto Jaguar XKR) will top the Mobil 1 V8 Supercar entry list, with his closest adversaries to include Franco di Matteo (Deltec Batteries Jaguar), Terry Wilford (Fuchs Ford), Thomas Reib (Cafe 9 Chev Lumina), JP Nortje (N4 Auto Corvette), Ben Morgenrood (Morgenrood Ford Mustang), Antonie Marx (Xado Jaguar), David Coetzee (ELKSA Ford Falcon), Izak Spies (LSP Group Mustang) and Schalk Compaan (Hurricane Automotive Ford Falcon). Nicholas van Weely (Magnificant Paints Van Diemen) should be the men to beat in the In vestchem F1600 races, challenged by people like Scott Temple (Road to Race Mygale), Andrew Rackstraw (Investchem Mygale), Alex Vos (Equrie Zoo Van Diemen), Alexande Gillespie (ERP Trucking Mygale), Tiago Rebelo (TRMS Mygale) and Siyabonga Mankonkwana (Investchem Mygale).

Two-wheeler enthusiasts can look forward to national championship racing, topped by two races for 1000cc Superbikes. Clinton Seller (King Price

Yamaha R1) and David MacFadden (RPM Centre Yamaha R1) should continue the massive duel they fought at the season-opening Dezzi Raceway event last month. Others who could interfere should be Lance Isaacs (Supabets BMW RR1000), Nicolas Grobler (Adrenalin Powersport Yamaha R1), Dylan Barnard (NPL BMW RR1000), Morne Geldenhuys (Race Craft Yamaha R1) and Byron Bester (Hi-Tech Yamaha R1).

Blaze Baker (King Price Yamaha R6) must start as victory favourite in the Supersport 600 races, chased by riders like Jared Schultz (ASAP Yamaha YZF 600), Taric van der Merwe (Hi-Tech Yamaha R6), Ricardo Otto (Otto Yamaha YZF 600) and Brandon Staffen (AJH Cooling Kawasaki ZX6).

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