The 2019 Liqui Moly INEX Legends Championship is entering the final third of the season with everything to play for at the top of the points table.
Round 8 on August 2-3 will see the championship making its second 2019 visit to Red Star Raceway in Delmas, South Africa. This time around the field will be taking on the 4.0 km circuit in a clockwise direction. The previous round saw three different winners emerge from the three races. This layout will see them making their way through a host of left and right bends prior to heading onto the longer straights at the end of the lap.
Jagger Robertson (3619 Points) holds a slender lead of 34 points over reigning champion Justin Robertson (3585 Points). This pair took two of the wins in Round 1 and will be expected to resume their battle at the front of the field.
Behind them Willie Erasmus (2825 Points) finds himself in third place. Although not in immediate striking distance of the pair at the top, a dominant round could well bring him back into contention as the season concludes and with his current form there’s every indication that he will be pushing hard. The quartet behind him would also like to make heir presence known while battling each other for position. Chris Hoy (2648 Points, Ian Upton (2568 Points), Johann van de Venter (2538 Points) and Richard van Heerde (2518 Points) have all been evenly matched throughout the season and with only 130 points separating them this battle as bound to cause a few upsets. In eighth place Andre Larsson (2464 Points) has also crept into contention following his superb performance at The Rock Raceway.
Jason Loosemore (2260 Points) currently finds himself in ninth place. Although his title challenge has been crippled by two missed rounds, he did deliver a strong performance in Round 1 while taking the other race win. Of course, he is also the man who dominated the last outing that he competed in at Dezzi Raceway with three wins from three starts.
The season has seen regular appearances from a host of drivers who must also not be discarded. Charl Roux (1975 Points), Sean Moore (1895 Points) and Gerhard Roux (1780 Points) have been known to cause upsets at the front of the field.
The respective class battles see Hoy (3634 Points) emerging as the front runner in the Professional Class ahead of Erasmus (3249 Points) and Loosemore (2385 Points). Justin Robertson (3979 Points) head up the Masters Class ahead of Upton (3255 Points) and Van de Venter (3205 Points). Jagger Robertson (4000 Points) firmly controls the Semi-Professional Class ahead of Danielle Lossemore (915 Points) and Bruce Gomes (545 Points)
Round 8 will form part of the ST Promotions Inland and Historic Championship programme. The full line-up of participating categories as well as the weekend schedule will be made available through the course of the week.
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Story by Reynard Gelderblom on behalf of INEX Legends Racing South Africa