CAPE TOWN- The National Global Touring Cars are expected to provide one of the best racing at Killarny this Saturday according to pundits.
With the cars in the national Extreme Festivals and the South African championship DEOD Super GP motorcycles on the same programme for the first time in three years, Killarny is preparing for the recoil from a double-barreled blast on Saturday 25th March 2017.
Heading the festival list the return of the turbocharged Sasol Global Touring Cars (GTCs). And with a large field that is said to be a whack faster than they were during their debut meeting in the Cape last year, some excited racing can be expected.
While practicing a winner is not going to be easy, partisan kaapenaars will undoubtedly favour local hotshots Johan Fourie in his EPS courier BMW-2, as he challenges reigning GTC champion, the Eastern Cape’s Michael Stephen ( Enen Xtreme Audi A3).
Of course, they could both be upset by likes of Gennaro Bonafade, who was runner up in the 2016 title chase in his Sasol BMW, and Production kingpin Daniel Rowe, who is moving up to the senior class in the VW Jetta.
The GTCs are also going to be relaunching the Production Class as GTC-2 for the 2017 season. Here the battle will probably be between Killarny’s Dayne Angel in a lone Honda Civic, and a selection of Volkswagen GTis and powerful 2-litter Minis.
And while the Crossley & Webb Sports and GT events do not enjoy national status, their standard of racing certainly justifies it.
The ladies are represented by Paige Lindenberg in the single-seater Investchem Formula 1600 class and VW Polo driver Tasmin Pepper who is definitely going to be a threat to all the macho males in the Engen VW Cup category
-Excerpts: Tablview Tyger-Burger