Most SA rac­ers yet

The Witness - Wheels - - RACING -

THIS week­end will see what is be­lieved to be a record num­ber of South Africans rac­ing in sev­eral top se­ries across the world.

The ac­tion starts in Ger­many and Eng­land on Satur­day af­ter­noon when SA duo Kelvin van der Linde and Jor­dan Pep­per race in the open­ing round of the ADAC GT Masters at Osch­er­sleben, while young Jonathan Aberdein makes his ADAC Ger­man For­mula 4 de­but at the same meet­ing.

In Eng­land Eu­gene Denyssen and Sisa Nge­bu­lana will be rac­ing in British For­mula 3 at Brands Hatch. At Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia, Stephen Simpson will race in IMSA sports cars. The SA A1 GP driver from Cape Town finds him­self at the top end of the U.S. IMSA Pro­to­type Chal­lenge cham­pi­onship fol­low­ing vic­tory in the Day­tona 24 and fourth place in the 12 hours of Se­bring.

The clas­sic street cir­cuit in Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia, is the most pop­u­lar week­end race in the state, and his team is in a close fight for the IMSA Pro­to­type Chal­lenge cham­pi­onship lead.

In the UK, Pep­per is set for his first race for Bent­ley in the Ger­man Adac GT Masters se­ries opener at Osch­er­sleben.

The ex­pe­ri­enced Van der Linde said he is ready for his third year of rac­ing in the Ger­man ADAC GT Masters se­ries. The 2014 cham­pion in his rookie year in the se­ries shares his 440kW V10 Audi R8 LMS with Span­ish driver Isaac Tu­tumlu-Lopez.

Where to watch live streams:

• Van der Linde and Pep­per at Osch­er­sleben on www.adac-gt-masters.de/uk/

• Denyssen and Sisa Nge­bu­lana on livestream­rac­ing.net/cat­e­gory/for­mula-3.

• Simpson at Long Beach week­end, streamed on www.imsa.com on Sun­day, from 03h00 SA time.

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