April 2013 | Words & photos by: Nishaam Ebrahim |
Killarney Race Track, Cape Town.
Always starving for some
Circuit action, RACEWEB headed to the Pro tour at Killarney.
Karting colleague and long-time friend Sataar Osman was out in
his Opel Astra for some Clubman’s Fun. Sadly the car overheated
in Heat 1 and had to be retired early.
Turn 4 saw its fair share of "farming" - claiming Shift
(GTi challenge citi golf) and Sataar (Dalmans Midas Opel Astra)
in Friday's practice. Sataar says it was the first time one of
his cars seriously injured him on the track straining his arm
and shoulder when the steering violently ripped one way then the
other during his "off".
Turn 5 was action packed as usual with loads of Porches locking
up and spinning off. (That's what you get for Racing Beetles!)
The Ferrari may not have been the fastest, but downshifting at
turn 5 from full bore down the back straight was enough to make
any grown man cry for his mommy LOL. It personified EVIL in matt
black and would be Darth Vader's track weapon of choice.
The Dodge Viper was blisteringly quick; Dawie Joubert seemed to
be the only Porsche who could keep up.
Challenge and Clubman’s never disappoint with tight racing
throughout their Heats.
Rubbing is Racing.
Family members look on anxiously when the rider in the background
took a tumble coming out of turn 5. Fortunately he walked away
So hows the bike running? It looks really clean from here...
Pro tour grid walk gave fans the chance to meet the drivers and
have a closer inspection of their machinery.
The sad side to racing, but I am sure the owner of this Porsche
is already planning his next race car.
Our home away from home never fails to disappoint. All in all
a good day's racing - looking for to Wesbank Super Series coming