Porsche club will lay down rubber for Super GP

2014-08-20 00:00

THE long-awaited return of superbike racing in KwaZulu-Natal will also host a car races to lay down some rubber for the bikes on Saturday.

The KwaZulu-Natal SuperGP takes place on a brand new circuit laid out on Runway South of the old Durban International Airport this weekend.

The headline act is the Monster Energy SuperGP, a unique South African national championship category for 1 000 cc base-level evo rules machines with limited modifications.

The support categories include Super600, like SuperGP a national championship for base-level 600 cc evo rules bikes with less modifications than the previous Supersport category.

All rounds follow the format of the FIM Superbike World Championship, with practice and qualifying on Saturday and racing on Sunday.

Anthony Lauter, executive director of GAS Sports, managers and promoters of the national motorcycle championships said cars will precede the bikes on the new track at the old airport.

“We need to lay down some rubber for traction and ensure that the competing bikes can achieve safe grip on the tarmac.

“So we have invited the Porsche Club to be a part of the weekend’s entertainment and will be staging a demonstration of the club’s exciting Challenge series with two races on Saturday, in between practice and qualifying for Sunday’s six bike races.”

He said there will also be a stunt bike show performed by XDL Super Stunt on both days.

• Watch Sunday’s races on live streaming by going to www.supergp.co.za and follow the SuperGP Champions Trophy throughout the season on Facebook (Super-GP Champions Trophy), Twitter (@SA_SuperGP) and

WeChat (SuperGPsa).

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