Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup - Round 5 - 15 July 2017 - Port Elizabeth

Race Report – Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup – Round 5 – 15 July 2017 – Port Elizabeth

Round 5 of the popular Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup played off in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack on the 15th of July 2017. The week leading up to the race there were reports of a cold front approaching the Southern coast of South Africa. Cold, wet and windy conditions were anticipated for race day, and we all braced ourselves. However, race day the chilly morning turned into a glorious day with what…

Johan Fourie pushing hard in his EPS Courier Service BMW GTC - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Tough day for Fourie despite good pace in fiercely contested Sasol GTC races

Although Port Elizabeth is commonly dubbed the friendly city, it did not prove to be the friendliest hunting ground for Johan Fourie in his EPS Courier Services BMW during the fifth round of the 2017 Sasol GTC Championship. The team could however leave the Aldo Scribante Racetrack with some positive data after their Saturday, July 15 encounter following two well-contested races. The Friday saw the team working hard on a strategy to counter tyre degradation on the abrasive surface during…

Volkswagen Driver Search graduate Jonathan Mogotsi took his VW Driving Academy Polo to a brilliant victory in Saturday’s second Engen Volkswagen Cup race. - Picture by David Ledbitter

Extreme Festival’s successful Eastern Cape Visit

The 2017 Extreme Festival visited the Aldo Scribante circuit near Port Elizabeth on Saturday, treating a large Eastern Cape crowd to a full programme of spectacular motorsport. Top billing belonged to the Sasol Global Touring Car category, where local hero Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi) took pole position in Friday’s official qualifying session. Stephen backed that up with a flawless victory in Saturday’s first race, chased to the flag by his Engen Xtreme Audi team-mate Simon Moss, championship point leader…

Chris Shorter - Picture by David Ledbitter

Chris Shorter continues the Signature Motorsport MINI crusade

Chris Shorter claimed a close-fought maiden GTC2 victory in his Champion MINI John Cooper Works at Aldo Scribante­­ in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, having claimed the closest ever pole position in the series’ history. Brad Liebenberg, in the Ferodo MINI John Cooper Works had a quiet weekend by his standards, having dominated three of the last four rounds. The weekend got off to a frenetic start when Chris scraped onto pole position by 1/1000th of a second ahead of newcomer…

Daniel Rowe - Picture by David Ledbitter

Thrills, spills and new winners mark fifth round of the Sasol GTC Championship

Port Elizabeth – The fifth round of the Sasol GTC Championship was marked by three new winners, incidents galore and superb racing at the Aldo Scribante race track on Saturday. A large appreciative Eastern Cape crowd watched the battles unfold over two heats, with body-panels rubbing and competitors spinning off the 2.4km track, including the two championship leaders who tangled in race two. Michael Stephen, the defending champion, powered his Engen Audi GTC to the race one win, while Robert…