RPM Center riders David McFadden and Brett Roberts will make their third trip of 2020 to Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 8 August when the SA Superbike championship will resume after the Covid-19 enforced break.
The Pretoria circuit has been good to team principal McFadden this year. He has yet to finish off the podium on the Stunt SA supported Yamaha R1, winning both heats in the opening round and taking a second and third place back in March shortly before the national lockdown was introduced.
Speaking before the race weekend, McFadden said, “I’m really looking forward to getting back behind the bars of the RPM Center Stunt SA Yamaha R1. I am excited to see whether all of the training and fine-tuning myself and the bike during lockdown pays off. I am grateful that all our sponsors have stayed on board during these difficult times and thank Light by Linea for their additional support.”
Mechanical problems have made former motocrosser Brett Roberts’ transition to circuit racing difficult, but he has taken the opportunities that presented themselves to lie fourth in the SuperSport 600 championship standings. With the niggling problems solved, he is looking to finish on the podium this time out.
Speaking in the week before the event, Roberts said, “I am very excited to get racing underway this weekend at Zwartkops Raceway. I have been able to get a couple of days of training in however the training situation hasn’t been ideal in Cape Town. Never the less, I’m more than ready to race.”
In addition to the sponsorship from Stunt SA and Lights by Linea, the team acknowledges the support received from RST, Nix Graphics, Arata by Racetec, Forma Boots, TBR Engineering and Schuberth Helmets.
Published by: RPM Center
Picture Caption: Brett Roberts
Photography by: Paul Bedford