Thrills and spills of Superbikes

IT WAS another day of thrill-a-minute action when the Superbike series took place at the East London Grand Prix Circuit at the weekend.

ROARING TIME: It was another thrilling day of Superbike racing that had the spectators wanting more Picture: DEAN HOLMES

Petrolheads came out in numbers to see the DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy riders do their thing around the historic race track.

Greg Gildenhuys took the chequered flag in the main SuperGP category ahead of Champions Trophy series leader Clint Seller, who remained top of the series standings.

Seller then showed why he is still top of the standings by storming back to win the second race, relegating Gildenhuys to second.

Seller started from the back of the grid because he only managed one qualifying lap on Friday, but made his way forward through the field from the start. 

He caught the front runners before the halfway point and from there the positions changed almost every corner, before Seller finally took the flag just ahead of Gildenhuys to seal an exhilarating win.

Heinrich Rheeder took the honours in the SuperMasters category, with two wins ahead of Hendrik de Bruin who finished runner-up.

The Super600 category saw Hayden Jonas take the win in race one while Blaze Baker, after crashing out in the first race, came back for the victory in race two.

In the SuperJunior category, Taric van der Merwe dominated, claiming wins in both races.

The next round of the DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy will take centre stage at the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria in two weeks’ time.


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