Antonie Marx brought his Xado jaguar home in fourth place in Race 2. Picture: Raymond Cornwell

Best result for Marx despite problems at Zwartkops

Antonie Marx recorded his career-best Mobil1 V8 Supercars finish at Zwartkops Raceway when he finished the second race from Round 2 in fourth place on April 5-6. The result came despite the Xado Jaguar driver having to contend with mechanical difficulties and limited Friday practice time due to severe rain. Friday’s rainfall resulted in the category abandon their first two of three practice sessions due to no grooved tyres being available. The afternoon saw one session being conducted on a…

Liebenberg leads Kruger and Campos ahead of Race 3 victory. Picture: Raymond Cornwell

Liebenberg saves the best for last

Round 2 of the Falken Polo Cup got underway on 5 April at the Extreme Festival at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria.  The four practice sessions on Friday were hampered by some inclement weather and changing track conditions.  Bradley Liebenberg, a multiple SA karting champion, favoured the wet conditions which saw the 20-year old Fourways resident topping the time sheets in the rain. While overcast and breezy conditions dawned on race day, the sun soon burst its way through the clouds…

Stiaan Kriel was eliminated from the day’s Falken Polo Cup races following an incident in Race 1. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Early accident eliminates Kriel van Zwartkops action

It was not the result that Stiaan Kriel had hoped for in Round 2 of the Falken Polo Cup on April 5-6. The MotorMart Racing driver was fortunate to walk away without sustaining serious injuries when his Volkswagen Polo rolled on a fast part of the Pretoria circuit following an accident. Apart from the subsequent retirement from Race 1, this also saw him eliminated from the further two races on the day. Friday’s wet practice sessions saw Kriel maintaining good…

Adrian Wood kept his 2019 100% podium-finish record intact at Zwartkops Raceway. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Wood consolidates second place in GTC2 championship with two podiums at Zwartkops

Round 2 of the 2019 GTC2 Championship saw Adrian Wood continue his 100% podium record for the season. The race weekend held at Zwartkops Raceway on April 5-6 saw the Kyocera Volkswagen Motorsport Golf driver finishing third and second during the respective two races. He thereby strengthened his on second place in the championship but losing ground to teammate Brad Liebenberg who took a further two victories. “Consistent podium finishes are certainly good, but we would ideally want to bring…

The second round of the 2019 GTC Championship gets underway. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Moss, Fourie and Liebenberg victorious as GTC thrills at Zwartkops

The second round of the 2019 GTC Championship has left the battle at the top of the points table wide open after Simon Moss and Johan Fourie shared the wins at Zwartkops Racewy. In GTC2, Brad Liebenberg extended his leading margin over the rest of the field while dominating the class throughout the April 5-6 race weekend. Round 2 also saw a host of entries added to the season. Friday morning greeted the field with severely wet conditions at the…