What South African Motorsport Wrap
When 7-8 March 2020
Binder, Angel, Pott, Green & Clark star
Topping the South African motorsport news this past weekend, SA rider Darryn Binder put in an heroic ride as he fought for the lead of the Qatari Moto3 Grand Prix season opener until crashing his KTM out of the race on the final lap after contact with rival Tony Arbolino.
Closer to home there was regional circuit racing at both Killarney in Cape Town and at Red Star in Delmas. In the Cape, Marcel Angel got his 2020 V8 Masters season off to a flying start with a clean sweep of pole position, the fastest lap of the day and two race wins ahead of Sean Moore and rookie Barry Ingle, Fabio Tafani, Mark Ridgway and Silver winner Jason Ibbotson at Killarney, while Ryan McCarthy beat Hilton Pieters to Supercar honour and Stuart Spooner took Silver Class honours.
Marco Busi won in GTi Challenge with a two seconds over race 2 winner Nian du Toit after race 1 winner Umpie Swart exited race 2, Eden Thompson won Class B and Calvin Wiltshire Class C from brother Kyle, who won race 2 after race 1 Jason Coetzee took race 1. Brennon Green (Golf) won Clubmans, Franco Donadio (Escort) Classics and Clifford Bacon (BMW) Fine Cars; Steve Humble (Mallock) took Sports & GT, Byron Mitchell Formula Libre and Kawasaki duo Kewyn Snyman took Superbikes and Trevor Westman Powersport Motorcycles.
Meanwhile at Red Star, Richard Pott (Porsche 911 RSR) won the HRSA Sports & GT race and Alan Green’s Class C Meissner Escort took Universal Health Pre-81 Saloons from Class E men Andre ten Napel (Scirocco) and Ian Kilburn (Datsun GX). Eugene Brits (Datsun SSS) won Class F and Jan Jacobs (Alfa Junior) Class G. Fine Car winner Rob Clark (Citroen) took Charlies SuperSpar Pursuit honours from Henk de Klerk and Frans Venter, while Werner Hartzenberg took Trophy Class honours.
In other Red Star action, Mackie Adlem (Jaguar) beat Terry Wilford (Falcon) in V8 Supercars, Dean Wolson and Gerald Wright took the 1 Hour endurance race in their VSP S2000, Pieter Zeelie (Spreads) won Sports & GT, Jeffrey Kruger took Lotus Challenge and Deon van Vuuren won the Clubmans and Classic race.
There were also two Rotax Max Challenge Karting regionals this weekend — at iDube in KZN, Robert Whiting won DD2, Jonathan Pieterse DD2 Masters, Brent Walden Senior Max and Richard Van Heerde Max Masters. Troy Snyman dominated both under-15 Junior Max and under-13 Mini Max, Travis Mingay, under-11 Micro Max and Harry Rowe baby Bambino. In East London Geoff Stephen won DD2 and Clubmans Masters, Lincoln Randall Micro Max and Caleb Moss Bambino, Kayden Croucamp Junior Clubmans and Brady Choudree Senior Clubmans.
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