Post Race 4 Report: Zwartkops

Congratulations to Sven Grüne (#66) who won both races at Zwartkops, now leading the Overall and
Veterans championships! We are almost reaching the halfway mark on this season’s racing calendar and
the battles are fierce for the championship spots.

There was plenty of action between Jaco Gous (#43), his brother-in-law Michael Smit (#49), Jonty Collard
(#11), Johan le Roux (#44) and Appanna Ganapathy (#77). They were all in the running for that fourth
spot overall, with Pieter de Vos (#17) having an unfortunate incident on lap 3 of race 1. He made up for
it in the second race though, and managed to stay second for a couple of laps, before being overtaken
by Graeme van Breda (#1), making big strides to catch Sven.

What an excellent finish by Jacques Ackerman (#70), only his third time out at Zwartkops and finishing
his best ever position in the series in eleventh place, with consistent lap times in the 1.07’s. Greg
Bezuidenhout (#10) and Wayne Spicer (#90) finished only 0.03 seconds from each other. Lower down in
the pack another group of riders made life difficult for each other with very similar lap times. Ian
Harwood (#23), Pelo Seate (#80), Sifiso Themba (#63) and Ruan Oberholster (#34) battled to overtake
each other, and had a race of their own within the race!

The results for Zwartkops were as follow:

Overall: 1st ​Sven Grüne​(#66)                   2ndGraeme van Breda (#1) ​​  3rd Gareth Bezuidenhout (#22)
Class A: 1st Gareth Bezuidenhout (#22) ​​2nd Jaco Gous (#43)             ​ 3rd Michael Smith (#49)
Class B: 1st Sven Grüne (#66) ​                  2nd​​ Graeme van Breda (#1) 3rd Greg Bezuidenhout (#10)
Class C: 1stJohan le Roux (#44)               2nd Teddy Brooke (#93)​​       3rd Rodney Mclachlan (#42) 

The Rider of the day was Michael Smit (#49), finishing 5 th overall, his best position since he started racing
in the ZX10 Masters Cup and he also took 3 rd in the Masters class.

On behalf of all the members of the ZX10 Masters Cup we would like to thank our sponsors:
Bridgestone, Kawasaki, and Red Square.

We will see you in East London on 16 June and in Port Elizabeth on 14 July!
Lynette and Sifiso (#63)

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