12 Oct HOTSHOT TEENS WILL STAR IN SHORT-CIRCUIT SHOOTOUT
The penultimate round of the Short Circuit Racing season at Killarney International Raceway on Saturday 31 October places the emphasis firmly back on the CBR150 category, the largest in numbers and the most closely contested of all the classes in this rapid-fire format.
Although there are riders in this one-make class ranging in age from their early teens to sixtysomethings, proceedings are likely to be dominated by three teenage hotshots: Slade van Niekerk, David Lindemann and Jason Linaker. Theirs is a rivalry spanning several seasons, which always produces entertaining racing, but with close to two dozen machines on this tight, technical circuit, there is usually elbow-to-elbow dicing throughout the field.
Even more significant in terms of up-and-coming racers looking to progress to Regional and National level is the Super Single class, which is also open to Powersport 300 competitors, making it the only class of racing at Killarney with events on both the Short Circuit and the Main Circuit.
This means that Powersport 300 riders get to ride in twice as many events as everybody else; some of the most experienced and capable young riders in the Western Cape are graduates of this intense school.
In addition to these two headline category, there will be races for the loud, physically intense and totally unpredictable Supermotards, Pocket Bikes, Formula M racing cars and Superkarts.
Sadly, however, NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED and strict health and safety protocols among competitors and crews will have to be observed. These include compulsory wearing of face masks at all times, strict cleaning protocols and temperature screening of all competitors and crew attending. Practice and qualifying will start at 9:00am.