Dezzi’s hill­side track will make for ex­cit­ing Su­per­bik­ing

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SU­PER­BIKE Cham­pi­onship rac­ing re­turned to KwaZulu-Natal af­ter a 25-year ab­sence just a year ago, de­liv­er­ing shunts and falls that had the crowd gasp­ing.

In two weeks’ time, on Satur­day, Septem­ber 19, the DEOD Su­perGP Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy will re­turn to the province, this time to the tight and tricky Dezzi Race­way at Mar­burg.

When the VW Polo cup driv­ers took on this 2,8-kilo­me­tre cir­cuit for the first time two weeks ago, the steep el­e­va­tion changes and clos­ing hair­pins saw many a driver spin out, which is ex­actly what the pun­ters came to see.

More of the same ac­tion can be ex­pected when the bik­ers ar­rive, as three of the four cham­pi­onships must still to be de­cided, Only Wil­liam Friend can ride se­cure, know­ing the inau­gu­ral Su­perJu­nior ti­tle at the last round. With only 20 points sep­a­rat­ing the next three riders, Do­minic Doyle, Bran­don Staffen and Luca Coc­cioni will have a bat­tle royale for sec­ond and third place in the Su­perJu­nior.

In the Su­per GP, Clint Seller is only 27 ahead of Mathew Schotz, both rid­ing on Yama­has, with Lance Isaacs on a BMW in hot pur­suit.

In the Su­per 600, Steven Oden­daal looks to be com­fort­ably ahead on points in his Yummy, but he is be­ing chased hard by three Kawasakis, rid­den by Michael White, Adolf Boshoff, and Blaze Baker.

In the Su­perM, Beau Levey is lead­ing beau­ti­fully on his KTM, chased in the far dis­tance by Neil van Log­geren­berg, also on a KTM, and Jac­ques van Wyn­gaardt on a BMW.

Owned by Des and Louise Gutzeit, the cir­cuit over­looks Oslo Beach. It has been built us­ing part of a run­way which evolved to in­clude fa­cil­i­ties for drift­ing.

Ex­ten­sions to turn the fa­cil­ity into a fully-fledged rac­ing cir­cuit, the only per­ma­nent one in KwaZulu-Natal, were com­pleted ear­lier this year and a num­ber of very suc­cess­ful events have al­ready proved to be a hit with lo­cal race fans.

The riders will fa­mil­iarise them­selves with the new cir­cuit dur­ing the of­fi­cial prac­tice ses­sions.

Qual­i­fy­ing and two races for each cat­e­gory on the day be­fore the races, which will see Su­perGP/Su­perM, Su­per600 and Su­perJu­nior on the Satur­day.

The en­try fee is R70 and tick­ets can be bought online at Tick­etPro or at the gate.

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The first Su­per rac­ing af­ter a quester cen­tury’s ab­sences, held at the old air­port in Dur­ban last year, saw spec­tac­u­lar ac­tion, and the pun­ters can look for­ward to more of the same at Dezzis on Septem­ber 19.

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