Quintin van Jaarsveld
Wet conditions made for a particularly eventful day of racing in the fifth round of the KwaZulu-Natal Road Racing Club Championship at Dezzi South Coast Raceway on Saturday.
Racers on two and four wheels had to negotiate a slippery track with most adapting well. There were a few minor incidents throughout the day, but all the competitors came out unscathed.
“We had 110 competitors brave the cold and rain to come and play, including a couple of BMW RR Cup riders from Gauteng who came down with Clinton Pienaar from Superbike magazine,” club chairman Llewelyn Puren told eHowzit.
“It was a great day of racing despite the adverse weather conditions. In most of the car classes there were some spin outs. There were a couple of incidents in the Modified Class and the 150 Class but besides that, we were lucky that there were not more as the track was slippery.”
Puren replicated his Round Four performance by once again winning both the CBR150 Masters and Powersports Classes.
Bryce Hills won the 1000cc Class, Clinton Massey-Hicks hurried home in the 600cc Class and Jesse Conci and Gonna Pillay prevailed in the 300cc and 300cc Masters Class respectively.
Baron O’Hagan did the double in the CBR150 and Motards Classes, Hein Etzel won the Supermotard Class, Sanjiv Singh won the Masters Class while on the other side of the spectrum, Morgan Pieterse triumphed in the Mini GP Class.
On four wheels, Stanley Ndlela bagged the win in the BMW RR Cup, Willie de Beer won both the Super GT Class and Time Challenge, with Manfred Schroder securing the Retro Class spoils.
The respective modified classes were won by Denver Branders (A), Damien Parker (B), Tim Kinsey (C) and Elton Fuchs (Super).
Round Six of the KwaZulu-Natal Road Racing Club Championship will take place at Dezzi South Coast Raceway on 4 August.
For more information about the club and their events, visit www.KZNRRC.co.za.
Photos by Graham Montanari/sponsored by Pirelli