East London Annual BMSC Motorcycle Race Day

Friday 26th April 2019 – Official Practice

Practice 1 Fri 10:40am
Practice 2 Fri 11:40am
Practice 3 Fri 14:40

Saturday 27th April 2019 – Race Day

Qualifying Sat 9:35am
Race 1 Sat 12:05am
Race 2 Sat 14:45pm

Competing Riders:

East London 27 April 2019

Surname Name Race # Class 1

1 Collard Jonty 11 A
2 Bontekoning Brian 16 C
3 Robinson Kyle 18 A
4 Jackson Gareth 21 A
5 Bezuidenhout Gareth 22 A
6 Harwood Ian 24 B
7 Niewenhuys Dale 27 A
8 Rohrbeck Carl 36 C
9 Van Breda Graeme 41 B
10 Gous Jaco 43 A
11 Le Roux Johan 44 C
12 Marais Abrie 48 A
13 Smit Michael 49 A
14 Morf Rob 55 A
15 Themba Sifiso 63 A
16 Schuiling Henk 69 C
17 Preller Colin 79 C
18 Spicer Wayne 90 B
19 Brooke Teddy 93 C
20 Ogle Clifford 95 A

2017 Records

2018 Race Winner: 

 

Graeme Van Breda

Best Lap:

1:21.695

Graeme Van Breda 

Average Speed (km/h) 

 

Average Speed (km/h)

The Grand Prix

History – East London Grand Prix Circuit

The interest in motor racing was ignited in the early 1930s after the municipality had constructed a circular road on the West Bank of East London.

Mr. Brud Bishop, the motoring editor of the local newspaper, The Daily Dispatch, took a Sunday drive around the route and the idea sprung to mind to hold a race there.

His ideal position at the Dispatch allowed him all the right contacts and, as he was born in England and had started his working career there, entries were soon being received from abroad, as well as around the country.

Read more…

Round 1: Zwartkops Race – Schedule 3rd February 2019

Thursday 31st January 2019  – Official Practice

Practice 1 Thu 8:40am
Practice 2 Thu 9:40am
Practice 3 Thu 10:40am

Sunday 3rd February 2019 – Race Day

Warm-Up Sun 9:40am
Qualifying Sun 11:00am
Race 1 Sun 12:30am
Race 2 Sun 14:10

Competing Riders:

Surname Name Race # Class

1 Bezuidenhout Greg 10 B
2 Collard Jonty 11 A
3 Jackson Gareth 21 A
4 Bezuidenhout Gareth 22 A
5 Harwood Ian 24 B
6 Potgieter Morne 25 A
7 Fritz Lafras 28 B
8 Oberholster Ruan 34 A
9 Van Breda Graeme 41 B
10 McLachlan Rodney 42 C
11 Gous Jaco 43 A
12 Le Roux Johan 44 C
13 Smit Michael 49 A
14 Morf Rob 55 A
15 Themba Sifiso 63 A
16 Clark Peter 64 C
17 Christie Stewie 65 C
18 Schuiling Henk 69 C
19 Ackermann Jacques 70 A
20 Ganapathy Appanna 77 A
21 Preller Colin 79 C
22 Van Vollenstee Andre 82 C
23 Russel Stuart 83 C
24 Spicer Wayne 90 B
25 Brooke Teddy 93 C

2018 Records

2018 Round 1 Race Winner:  

 

Sven Grune

Best Lap (2011):

1:03.549

Steward McLeod

Average Speed (km/h)  

 

Average Speed (km/h)145.4km/h

The Grand Prix

Zwartkops race track is an undulating road circuit 2,4 kilometres long circulated in a clock-wise direction. It has been designed to FIA/FIM International standards for racing vehicles of all categories with the exception of Formula One and Moto GP.
The track has a width of 10 metres over its entire length with the starting straight past the Pits, 12 metres wide. The run off areas and safety measures were designed utilising the speed profile of vehicles which can achieve lap times as low as 55 seconds.
Zwartkops can be categorised as a short circuit which has 8 corners of which three are fast and challenging and one corner being a 180 degree hairpin. Overtaking opportunities are good with 3 corners offering overtaking under braking.
Zwartkops is a “technical circuit” with three of the corners having compound radii, and the track has been designed to enable competent competitors achieve fast lap times.”

East London Race Schedule – 16 June 2018

Friday 15th June 2018 – Official Practice

 

Practice 1 Fri 9:35am
Practice 2 Fri 11:15am
Practice 3 Fri 15:05

Saturday 16th June 2018 – Race Day

Qualifying Sat 8:25am
Race 1 Sat 11:40am
Race 2 Sat 14:55pm

 

Competing Riders:

Surname Name Race # Class
1 Ackermann Jacques 70 A
2 Bezuidenhout Gareth 22 A
3 Bontekoning Brian 16 C
4 Brooke Teddy 93 C
5 Collard Jonty 11 A
6 Cragg Rob 78 A
7 De Vos Hannes 15 B
8 De Vos Pieter 17 C
9 Didcott Guy 88 B
10 Ganapathy Appanna 77 A
11 Gous Jaco 43 A
12 Grüne Sven 66 B
13 Harwood Ian 24 B
14 Lamb Jason 46 B
15 Le Roux Johan 44 C
16 Le Roux Pierre 56 C
17 Oberholster Ruan 34 A
18 Schoeman JB 23 C
19 Smit Michael 49 A
20 Spicer Wayne 90 B
21 Themba Sifiso 63 A
22 Van Breda Graeme 1 B

2017 Records

2017 Race Winner: 

Graeme Van Breda

Best Lap:

1:21.695

Graeme Van Breda 

Average Speed (km/h) 

Average Speed (km/h)

The Grand Prix

History – East London Grand Prix Circuit

The interest in motor racing was ignited in the early 1930s after the municipality had constructed a circular road on the West Bank of East London.

Mr. Brud Bishop, the motoring editor of the local newspaper, The Daily Dispatch, took a Sunday drive around the route and the idea sprung to mind to hold a race there.

His ideal position at the Dispatch allowed him all the right contacts and, as he was born in England and had started his working career there, entries were soon being received from abroad, as well as around the country.

Read more…

Phakisa Race Schedule – 14 April 2018

Friday 13rd April 2018 – Official Practice

 

Practice 1 Fri 8:40am
Practice 2 Fri 10:40am
Practice 3 Fri 13:00
Practice 4 Fri 15:10

Saturday 14th April 2018 – Race Day

Qualifying Sat 8:40am
Race 1 Sat 11:00am
Race 2 Sat 14:15pm

 

Competing Riders:

Surname Name Race # Class
1 Ackermann Jacques 70 A
2 Bezuidenhout Gareth 22 A
3 Bontekoning Brian 16 C
4 Brooke Teddy 93 C
5 Christie Stewie 65 C
6 Clark Peter 64 C
7 Collard Jonty 11 A
8 Cragg Rob 78 A
9 De Vos Pieter 17 C
10 Ganapathy Appanna 77 A
11 Gous Jaco 43 A
12 Grüne Sven 66 B
13 Harwood Ian 24 B
14 Le Roux Johan 44 C
15 McLachlan Rodney 42 C
16 Oberholster Ruan 34 A
17 Schoeman J B 23 C
18 Seate Mmusapelo 80 A
19 Singh Sanjiv 12 B
20 Smit Michael 49 A
21 Spicer Wayne 90 B
22 Themba Sifiso 63 A
23 Van Breda Graeme 1 B

2017 Records

2016 Race Winner:

Gerald Van Heerden

Best Lap:

1:39.885

Steward McLeod

Average Speed (km/h)

Average Speed (km/h)145.4km/h

The Grand Prix

Phakisa Freeway is a motor racing circuit located in Odendaalsrus, South Africa. From 1999 to 2004, the venue hosted the South African motorcycle Grand Prix of the MotoGP championship. It has a capacity of 60,000 spectators and opened in 1999. The track has a 4.24 km road course and a 2.4-kilometre (1.5 mi) oval course. The oval track is an exact copy of Las Vegas Motor Speedway from 1997

Kyalami Race Schedule – 24 March 2018

Friday 23rd March 2018 – Official Practice

Practice 1 Fri 7:20am
Practice 2 Fri 9:55am
Practice 3 Fri 12:55pm

Saturday 24th March 2018 – Race Day

Qualifying Sat 7:50am
Race 1 Sat 10:05am
Race 2 Sat 14:10pm

 

Competing Riders:

Surname Name Race # Class
1 Ackermann Jacques 70 A
2 Bezuidenhout Gareth 22 A
3 Bezuidenhout Greg 10 B
4 Bontekoning Brian 16 C
5 Brooke Teddy 93 C
6 Christie Stewie 65 C
7 Clark Peter 64 C
8 Collard Jonty 11 A
9 Cragg Rob 78 A
10 De Vos Hannes 15 B
11 De Vos Pieter 17 C
12 Didcott Guy 88 B
13 Ganapathy Appanna 77 A
14 Gous Jaco 43 A
15 Grüne Sven 66 B
16 Harwood Ian 24 B
17 Le Roux Johan 44 C
18 McLachlan Rodney 42 C
19 Oberholster Ruan 34 A
20 Russel Stuart 83 C
21 Schoeman J B 23 C
22 Schuiling Henk 69 C
23 Seate Mmusapelo 80 A
24 Singh Sanjiv 12 B
25 Smit Michael 49 A
26 Spicer Wayne 90 B
27 Themba Sifiso 63 A
28 Van Breda Graeme 1 B
29 Van Vollenstee Andre 82 C

2017 Records

Race Winner:

Sven Grune

Best Lap:

1:51.885

No.22 Gareth Bezuidenhout

Average Speed (km/h)

Average Speed (km/h)145.4km/h

The Grand Prix

The 16-turn, 4.522km anti – clockwise FIA graded circuit takes advantage of the naturally undulating landscape creating a challenging blend of sweeping, fast sections and tight, technical corners which makes Kyalami legendary. The average circuit width is 12 meters with the main straight being 15 metres in width. The circuit includes a full pit lane with 40 garages, as well as a secondary pit lane on the Platform 1 area.