With two thirds of the events done and dusted for the year, we are moving to our home track, the Big-Z (Zwartkops) for the annual Sasol Race Day on 18 August! The battle between the frontrunners is still hot and it is going to be something to get out of bed for. Graeme van Breda (#1) will not give up defending his championship title against Sven Grüne (#66), the 2016 champion. Jonty Collard (#11) and Ian Harwood (#24) have moved up to the third places in their respective championships, after their great performances at the sopping wet Port Elizabeth event. Well done Ian and Jonty, for both of them it is a personal best.
But back in the mix are some of the riders who have sat out for the coastal events, such as Appanna Ganapathy (#77), Jacques Ackermann (#70) and Sanjiv Singh (#12) whose families have been keeping them busy. Andre van Vollenstee (#82) and Rodney McLachlan (#42) will also be back for the Zwartkops event, both of them well seasoned riders who are not scared to show the others how it is supposed to be done. Guy Didcott (#88) will also join in the fun this time, one of the new members in the Club. Michael Smit (#49) only has good memories of his previous super performance at Zwartkops, when he was crowned rider of the day.
Don’t forget the riders who are just consistent at every event, sure to get the limelight they deserve, Sifiso (iam63), JLR (#44), Pelo (#80), Teddy (#93) and Ruan (#34). We cannot wait to smell the rubber and toxic fumes, that is part of a race day, and which we need every now and again to get our addiction under control, that is circuit motorcycle racing!
The point standing before Zwartkops looks like this:
|Overall||Sven Grüne (#66)||271||Graeme van Breda (#1)||256||Jaco Gous (#43)||142|
|Masters||Jaco Gous (#43)||257||Gareth Bezuidenhout (#22)||203||Jonty Collard (#11)||171|
|Veterans||Sven Grüne (#66)||271||Graeme van Breda (#1)||260||Ian Harwood (#90)||116|
|Extreme Veterans||Pieter de Vos (#17)||261||Johan le Roux (#44)||213||Teddy Brooke (#93)||209|
A big hoha to Jacques (#70) with the birth of your child, what a blessing!
On behalf of all the ZX10 Masters Cup family we invite you to a day of fun and excitement, come join us on 18 August and forget about all your worries for one day!
And a big thank to all our sponsors: Bridgestone, Kawasaki, and Red Square.
See you at Zwartkops!
Lynette and Sifiso (#63)