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Two months after their last outing at Midvaal Raceway the autObarn SuperHatch competitors make their way down to Dezzi Raceway on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast for the fifth round of their 2018 championship on Saturday, 2 June. With half of the season’s events completed Zane van Zyl (Credit Guarantee/Rim Africa VW Golf) leads the overall championship by just two points from Louis Scholtz (Car Care Clinic Honda Civic) with Almero van Eck (Nosler VW Polo) a further four points adrift. Tony Hyams (Building Code Consultants Ford Fiesta) has been steadily moving up the log and is now in fourth place just ahead of Reno van Heerden (KWC VW Polo) who has Robert Stoltz (Jetstik / Episerve / Lopec Opel Kadett) hot on his heels.

Class A championship leader Brett Garland

Class A championship leader Brett Garland

Class A championship leader Brett Garland (autObarn/Total Honda Civic) left Midvaal with just a couple of points on the board after his gearbox let go while he was leading the opening race. He will be looking to get back to winning ways at Dezzi but will have a number of drivers out to stop him. Andre Dannhauser had some success using his old 1800cc motor in his Pro Auto Rubber/Jetstik… Continue reading

Round 4 – Midvaal Raceway

Round 4 of the Autobarn Superhatch championship and we’re at Midvaal raceway this time round, with the winter chill about it was going to be an interesting weekend of racing.

Practice day

First practise of the day was on a slightly wet track after the overnight rain, the grip levels were better than expected and Alex put in some flyers, the following practise sessions were used to test different setups and what a difference they made!

Race day

Qualifying

Alex MarquesQualifying was set for 7:45am with an icy track and the coldest temperatures we’ve ever qualified in, it was going to be difficult to get heat into the tyres in the short 10minute qualifying session we had. Alex Marques qualified in 5th place with only half a second between him and 2nd place, the race was looking to be a very close one.

Race 1

Due to the reverse grid order from Qualifying Alex in the Ace Auto Volkswagen Polo started 7th on the grid. Alex made an epic pass on two of his competitors on the back straight and was up to 5th place in no time, he continued to catch Mel Spurr in her… Continue reading

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