September 2012| Photos: RaceMasteR J, Chevan Davids & Nish
| Words: RaceMasteR J |
Killarney Race Track, Cape Town.
plenty of WesBank Super Series events done and dusted in the Raceweb
archive from yester year, we decided to mix things up a bit this
time around by covering this event in a little more detail rather
than a “general” whole. We focused more on one of
our SpeedStars Ronald
Slamet, The Red Baron, on his S1000RR BMW superbike
and Team Afrox BMW. (Stay tuned for: A day in the life of Team
Afrox BMW coverage coming soon!) Keeping that in mind we still
managed to cover some awesome action from one of the biggest events
on the Cape Town racing calendar. Found below are some of the
highlights that myself, Nish and Chevan snapped. You can find
the rest of the gallery further down.
gates opened at 7AM and after scrutineering, documentation, track
cleaning, inspection and qualifying, it was time for the opening
race of the day which was none other than the hard hitting nonstop
action packed Polo Cup battle featuring some of South Africa's
youngest gun slingers trying to make a name for themselves. It
was a constant battle between these two, Kosie Weyers and Jordan
Pepper. Brilliant racing skills were shown from both drivers keeping
the crowds entertained at all times.
The SA Supersport Motorcycle Championship followed with an impressive
grid filled with fully track spec'd 600cc bikes. The front row
of the grid was occupied by the always impressive Honda BikeFin
plenty of grid girls in attendance too...
competitors lined up in pit lane as they waited for the Supersport
bikes to complete their racing.
the super fast Formula VW it was time for the big boys on their
1000cc superbikes. As mentioned earlier, we were more foused on
SpeedStar Ronald Slamet for this race.
The fire spitting
V8 monsters were out scaring everything in their path... Hot Wheels
all the Bridgestone Production cars lined up on the start line
and the track was opened up for a public grid walk where fans
could get up close and personal with their heroes.
Production cars are one of the highest forms of motorsport in
South Africa and teams came with fully prepared pit crews.
Camera men cleaned and covered their equipment as the rain was
now starting to fall.
It started to pour with rain! This wasn't good for the rwd BMW's
we were following...
It was an easy win for the four wheel drive Audi's this time around...
Teams came prepared with more than a few sets of brand new semi
Class T of the Production cars are always a battle between the
Golf's and Ford ST's. Nothing beats the sound of those Fords though.
A pleasant surprise to see was this Chevy Cruze!
As well as the Mini Cooper's.
Lap times get monitored via wirelessly connected laptops...
There were two races immediately after each other and the teams
time to repair any damages.
The weather was a little better in race 2 but still saw the four
wheel drive cars with that slight advantage.
The Midas Clubmans cars were invited to race as well. Not often
do regional racers get a chance at national exposure. Ebrahim
Levy raced his Golf GTi production car as well as this Clubmans
M3. What a full day of racing he had.
Like I said, there were plenty of grid girls...
And the fans just couldn't get enough... of the racing...
Supersport was there as usual getting one on one with the drivers
after the races.
Nom nom nom...
The carnage of production cars... or destruction derby for some.
Looks like he came out of a boxing match...
full day worth of racing and once done, pack up, move off and
do it all over again...
Check out the rest of the gallery below...