Racers heat up the tracks in Algoa Motorsport Club champs

2016-08-10 06:00
Dominic Doyle (14) will race in the National KTM 390 series for the Algoa MotorSport Club. Photo: SUPPLIED

Dominic Doyle (14) will race in the National KTM 390 series for the Algoa MotorSport Club. Photo: SUPPLIED

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DESPITE the gloomy weather, spectators were treated to an exciting day of thrills and spills by racers in the Algoa MotorSport Club (AMSC) motorcycle championships.

Historic Motorcycle fanatics were in their element with the visiting Classic Superbike Racing Association, joining the local historic class riders on circuit, as part of their National Championship event.

These grizzled veterans put their motorcycles through their paces and clocked some pretty impressive times.

The Algoa MotorSport Club (AMSC) motorcycle championships are heating up with only four race events left to complete the season.

The current Class leaders are as follows:

The Historic Class:

1. Remi van den Berg riding a Suzuki GSXR Pre-Sling

2. Brian Ellard riding a Yamaha FZ750/1 000

3. Irfaan Johnson on the Suzuki 7/11

The Powersport B Class:

1. Kevern Farley

2. Richard Hawkins

3. Melt Koekemoer

The Powersport A Class:

1. Aaron Heidemann (14 years old)

2. Stuart Townsend

3. Paul Jansen

The 600cc Class:

1. Dreyer Bernard

2. Paul Roelofse

3. Jan Dorfling

The Unlimited Class:

1. Trevor Wilson

2. Jason Joshua

The Masters Class:

1. Ian Meaker

The next big race date for motorcycle enthusiasts is August 26 and 27, when the SuperGP event comes to town.

It is a national race event and an opportunity for spectators to catch legends such as Lance Isaacs out on the circuit.

Local contender, Dominic Doyle (14), will also take part in the National KTM 390 series.

Doyle came second in the series last year, as a novice.

He has recently been offered the chance of a life time to participate in the final round of the 2016 MotoAmerica Series, in the KTM 390 division, and will be jetting off to the New Jersey Circuit in the USA in September.

Entry to the circuit is free of charge on Friday, August 26, when the riders will be practising for race day, and R80 per person, with children under the age of 12 entering free on Saturday, August 27. There will be catering caravans, as well as a full bar and braai service available for spectators in the clubhouse.

For more info, contact the Circuit Office on 041 461 1388. – REPORTER

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