6.8.2019 12:01 pm
East London’s historic Grand Prix circuit hosted a thrilling fourth round of the 2019 Mopar SA Endurance Series on Saturday.
It was won by Craig Jarvis and Stuart White who led from start to finish and raced to a six-lap victory in their Maui Motorhomes Ginetta G57-Chev. In the process White set an all-time circuit lap record of 1 min 15,911 seconds, at an average speed of 185,94km/h.
The results of the recent ultra-tough Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana had a significant effect on the 2019 South African Cross Country Series point standings.
Last weekend’s Toyota 1000 Desert Race through Botswana produced surprise winners over an all-new, tight, treacherous and tough terrain.
The Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria will host an exciting combination of long-distance and sprint racing this Saturday during the venue’s annual Winter Challenge race day.
The Red Star Raceway near Delmas offers a full and varied programme of motorsport this Saturday.
The highlight of this year’s SA Cross Country racing season arrives this weekend, with the Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana set to test crews and vehicles over three days of tough competition.
The Aldo Scribante circuit near Port Elizabeth will host round three of the 2019 Extreme Festival this Saturday, with six racing categories on four and two wheels in action.
Last Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix saw an epic duel between Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes and the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel, with victory for the reigning champion.
The regional Extreme Festival championship spectacle returned to the Phakisa Raceway between Welkom and Odendaalsrus in style on Saturday, with nine racing disciplines taking to the tarmac.
The first cross-season edition of the World Endurance Championship that started in May last year with the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, reaches its conclusion this weekend (15-16 June) with the 87th running of 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The day will finish with a full race simulation, where riders will get a chance to practice overtaking and race strategy.
Team principal Mattia Binotto confirmed the team’s foul up in an interview, saying: “Charles asked, from his cockpit, ‘should I go out, I think it’s a bit too marginal, we may be at risk’. “We replied ‘no. we’ve got the data’, and we believed it was good enough. It was not.”
This year, apart from the top D’Etat class, there was the well-supported D’Elegance category, where the emphasis was more on preparation and presentation than on 100% originality.
A return to South Africa is nothing new, but the financial implications are another story.