25 Feb IMPRESSIVE ENTRY FOR POWERSPORT RACES 27 FEBRUARY 2021
Thanks to intense behind-the-scenes work by the riders themselves, the Powersport Motorcycles category at the second leg of Power Series Round 1 presented by Wingfield Motors and Kfm 94.5 at Killarney on Saturday 27 February boasts an impressive entry of 18 riders – nine each in the 650cc and 300cc classes.
Starting as favourite is Trevor Westman on the Roxstar ER650, with veteran Chris ‘the Green Goblin’ Williams (Trac Mac ER650) and young hotshot Edward Rolstone (Kawasaki ER 6N) to keep him honest. Watch out, however, for two talented teenagers making the big step up from the 300cc class – Slade van Niekerk on the Project Sixty60 ER650 and Jason Linaker on the RST ER650.
Each has proved that they can mix it with the best, both in short-circuit racing and in the Powersport 300cc class on the Main Circuit. Expect great things of these youngsters.
You might think that leaves the 300cc class a little thin on top talent – but you’d be wrong, because David Lindemann on the successful GM Contractors/Fueled Racing R3 faces up against former SA Supersport 300 champion Kewyn Snyman on the brand-new Missile Motorcycles ZX400, as well as Nicholas Hutchings (HSC RC390) and fast lady Zante Otto, making a welcome return to two-wheeler racing on a Yamaha R3. Anything could happen and probably will.
The headline event of the day, however, is the South Motorcycles 1 Hour Enduro.
Solo rider Jacques Ackerman on the South/Barker/Stepp ZX-10R starts as favourite after his impressive career-first double Superbike win two weeks ago, but he faces worthy adversaries in SuperMasters rivals Rob Cragg and Donovan Le Cok, sharing another Kawasaki ZX-10R, and the extraordinary family entry of father and sons Peter, Bernard and Brandon Haupt.
Peter will share his brand-new 2020 Fueled Racing R1M with Bernard, while Brandon will ride solo on his 2018 Regional championship-winning Fueled Racing R1.
Notable among the 13-strong entry are ZX-10R Masters Cup contender David Enticott, riding solo on the Sarum Engineering/Motorwise ZX-10R, Hillbilly Racing team principal Peter Hill and fellow veteran Mitch Robinson on the Hillbilly EBR 1190 RX, Gavin Louw and Jean-Baptiste Racoupeau on a Kawasaki ZX-10R, and the second Hillbilly Buell, crewed by Robin de Vos and Devon Chatten, as well as Garth Livingstone on his Ducati 999.