Hard fought battles typified Round 6 of the Bridgestone BMW Series

Hard fought battles typified Round 6 of the Bridgestone BMW Series

The popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series visited the iconic Phakisa Freeway outside Welkom for Round 6 of the 2018 championship. As was expected the Free State fans got treated to some great battles throughout the field on Saturday, the 15th of September 2018. With clear intensions by the respective class leaders it was all to play for in the overall standings. Qualifying Early morning qualifying saw David Coetzee (ELKSA Competition/ SAV Speed BMW E36 328i Turbo) once again put…

Antonie Marx during the announcement of new title sponsor Xado Smart Nanotechnology on Saturday morning

The long road to a Phakisa victory for Marx

Sprint races are not always merely a short trip to victory. This is something that Antonie Marx found out first hand on Saturday, September 15. A victory and second place during Round 6 of the 2018 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series comes with a story of hard work and him nearly not even lining up on the grid at the Phakisa Freeway. Leading both the Class C and overall championships heading into the round, Marx was eager to maintain his…

Robyn Kruger during the opening stages of the Phakisa 200 Endurance Race

Kriel and Kruger dominate at the Freeway

It was a day of dominance for Stiaan Kriel at the Phakisa Freeway on Saturday, September 15. The Pozidrive / Kalex Volkswagen Polo driver started his day with a double victory during Round 6 of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge, where after he partnered with Robyn Kruger to win Class 111/B in the Phakisa 200 Endurance race. Kriel found the perfect setup during Friday’s practice sessions to maximize pace while conserving tyres on the very abrasive former MotoGP circuit. During…

Mohamed Dangor brought home another 2 points-paying finishes in his debut season - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

MotorMart Racing Team pushing hard at Phakisa

Whatever the result, the MotorMart Racing Team always brings a fair share of surprises and determination to the circuit. Saturday, September 15 saw this status quo remain at the Phakisa Freeway for Round 6 of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge with team owner and Class B driver Mohamed Dangor again adding points to his debut season tally.   Determined Dangor working hard for his points Dangor looked competitive throughout Friday’s practice sessions and was eager to get into Saturday’s business…

Franco di Matteo (Deltec Alfa GT) - G&H Transport Extreme Supercars

Bumper Extreme Festival racing programme entertains at Phakisa

The 2018 Extreme Festival visited the Free State Phakisa Raceway on Saturday, with a full and varied programme producing excellent on-track action. Top billing belonged to the G&H Transport Extreme Supercar brigade, where Charl Arangies (Stradale Lamborghini Gallardo) won race one ahead of Gianni Giannoccaro ((G&H Transport BMW E92), Franco di Matteo (Deltec Alfa GT), Kashen Naicker (Aqua Darshan BMW F439), Mark du Toit (TAR Ferrari F430) and Nicky Dicks (Current Porsche 911).  Race two saw Arangies win again, chased…