13.6.2019 09:23 am
The Aldo Scribante circuit near Port Elizabeth will host round three of the 2019 Extreme Festival this Saturday, with six racing categories on four and two wheels in action.
Officially, the event will be headed by two races for Global Touring Cars, where two local heroes should fight for victories. Simon Moss (All Power Audi A3) and Daniel Rowe (VW Motorsport Jetta) look the main contenders on a circuit where both their teams test, giving them a definite hometown advantage.
A return to South Africa is nothing new, but the financial implications are another story.
One of the highlights of the race will be maestro Sarel van der Merwe’s return behind the wheel of a Ligier Honda sports prototype alongside fellow veteran Riaan Botma.
The big-wheel 85cc Pro class has turned into something of an African championship with the current top contenders Uganda’s Stav Orland (KTM), Zimbabwe’s Daiyaan Manuel (KTM) and Swaziland’s Blake Young (KTM).
With teams in the SideXSide (SxS) category also competing for national championship titles, competition can be expected.
Without a doubt this is a team at the very top of its game in every aspect – design, development, innovation, operational expertise and strategy.
Top billing on the day will belong to the races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars, where the thundering V8s of Lee Thompson (Ford Galaxie), Hennie Groenewald (Ford Comet) and Jeffrey Kruger (Plymouth Baracuda) should fight for overall victories.
The Korean giant has taken the lead in both the Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ championships.
Many question the logic of pressurising Vettel with a young driver keen to prove his ability.
Tasmin overcame a difficult qualifying session in the wet to score points on her debut in the series that challenges 18 ladies in a field of identical Taatus Formula 3 race cars.
The Hankook Formula Vee category has attracted no fewer than 22 entries, led by current national champion Jaco Schriks (Cubed Coatings Rhema).
It is fitted with two seats and six-point race harnesses, plus an adjustable pedal box and steering column.
Pepper and Aberdein both to showcase their ‘racing stripes’ in Germany.
The Richards Bay leg is always popular among competitors with most converging on the seaside city days before the weekend.