Race Report - Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup - Round 2 - 21 March 2017 - Zwartkops Raceway

Race Report – Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup – Round 2 – 21 March 2017 – Zwartkops Raceway

Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup

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.

Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup - Round 2 - 21 March 2017 - Zwartkops Raceway
Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup – Round 2 – 21 March 2017 – Zwartkops Raceway

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.

Qualifying

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.

Race Report - Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup - Round 1 - 29 January 2017 - Zwartkops Raceway

Race Report – Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup – Round 1 – 29 January 2017 – Zwartkops Raceway

Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup

The first round of the Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup 2017 Championship season kicked off this past weekend at the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria. Part of the annual Day of the Champion, it promised to be an unforgettable day. The days leading up to race day were dogged by miserable rainy and cloudy weather. However, come race day the racers got greeted by a typical hot and sunny Highveld day.

Superpole got off to a fantastic start with Graeme van Breda (IVID Kawasaki) taking pole position. Second on the grid would be Sven Grune and locking out the front row in third was Jaco Gous. Gareth Bezuidenhout qualified in fourth with Teddy Brooke (Brooke Refrigeration) alongside him. Brian Bontekoning rounded up the top 6 starters on the grid.