Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) and Michael Stephen (Engen Audi) will fight for Sasol Global Touring Car championship supremacy at Zwartkops. Picture: Dave Ledbitter

Sasol Raceday brings Extreme Festival back to Zwartkops Raceway on 18 August 2018

The 2018 Extreme Festival will return to the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria next Saturday (August 18), with seven racing disciplines on both four and two wheels scheduled to perform. Top billing on the Sasol Raceday will belong to the Sasol Global Touring Car contingent, where three drivers will continue to fight for this year’s overall title. The championship contenders will be Michael Stephen (Engen Audi), Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) and Simon Moss (Engen Audi), with little to choose between them…

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series - Round 5 - Zwartkops Raceway - 2018-07-21

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series – Round 5 – Zwartkops Raceway – 2018-07-21

Round 5 of the 2018 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series saw the field making their second visit to Zwartkops Raceway in Centurion on Saturday, July 21. For this round the Race Series returned to their roots as part of the Bridgestone BMW Car Club Gauteng Track Day hosted by Auto Alpina Boksburg. Round 5 also saw the second half of the current season getting underway. Although various class leaders have already come to the fore; top honours were still very…

Antonie Marx during his victories second race behind the wheel of his Atomic Oil BMW M3 - Picture by Paul Blackburn

Victory for Marx after eventful day at Zwartkops

Saturday, July 21 saw a rough start to Round 5 of the 2018 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series championship for Antonie Marx in his Atomic Oil BMW M3. A Class C victory during the second race of the day at Zwartkops Raceway however saw him emerging as championship leader with three rounds to go in the season. The morning’s qualifying session saw Marx suffering with a severe lack of grip which cost him a front bumper and more importantly compromised…

Antonie Marx during Round 4 in his Atomic Oil BMW M3 - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Midway point in season sees Marx in strong position

With the halfway point in the 2018 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series Championship reached, things are dead-even at the top of the championship. Antonie Marx finds himself as joint-leader in the overall championship heading into Round 5 at Zwartkops Raceway just outside Centurion. Will he be able to emerge as undisputed leader following the Saturday, July 21 race day? Although Round 4 at Midvaal Raceway saw him only collecting points from the lower positions in Class C, he still holds…

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Old Style BMW Track and Race Day combined – Zwartkops – 21 July 2018

The popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series will, for the second time this year, return to their old format of track and race day combined events as they head to Zwartkops Raceway for Round 5 of the championship. The Bridgestone Track and Race Day hosted by Auto Alpina Boksburg will take place this coming Saturday, 21 July 2018 at Zwartkops Raceway. Race Series aside, the day will also host the Bridgestone Time Trial Series while members of the public have…