The second round of the Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup 2017 Championship season delivered very fast paced action right from the start. Joining the first round of the Extreme Festival on Human Rights day, a public holiday, promised to be a special day. And so it was with a great spectator turnout and action aplenty for all.
A few surprises saw a much faster Gareth Bezuidenhout in his rookie year in the club challenging for the lead and overall championship and new found pace from Jaco Gous joining that challenge. The club also welcomed two new racers, Mmusapelo Seate and Greg Whyte, to the fold.
The first welcome surprise for the day saw season newcomer Gareth Bezuidenhout putting his bike on pole in qualifying. He was followed by Graeme van Breda and Sven Grune locking out the front row of the grid in third. Jaco Gous qualified in fourth and Teddy Brooke would line up alongside him in fifth position. Brian Bontekoning would line up in sixth completing the top six qualifiers.
Unfortunately Superpole got cancelled due to the track being cleaned after an oil spillage during qualifying for the racecar categories.