Satur­day will see SA’s fastest bik­ers drag­ging their knees around Dezzi. A few tins of food gain free en­try.

SA’s fastest bik­ers ar­rive on the South Coast to chase last points

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THE Su­perGP Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy rid­ers make their way to Dezzi Race­way on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast for the penul­ti­mate round of the 2016 sea­son on Satur­day.

With just two out­ings left, the race for cham­pi­onship points is heat­ing up.

Su­perGP cham­pi­onship leader Mathew Scholtz (ETR Nashua Yamaha R1) has fin­ished on the podium in all but three of the 12 races held this year and has a 39-point lead over Clint Seller (Ne­o­life Yamaha R1) with Michael White (Con­sor­tium Ship­ping Yamaha R1) just a point fur­ther back.

While Scholtz can­not wrap up the cham­pi­onship at Dezzi, un­less both of his clos­est ri­vals have very bad out­ings, an­other cou­ple of podium fin­ishes will make se­cur­ing the ti­tle at the fi­nal event of the sea­son largely a for­mal­ity.

Greg Gilden­huys (Kreepy Krauly Ka- ZX10-R) is the only rider to con­sis­tently chal­lenge the cham­pi­onship lead­ing Yamaha mounted trio and added an­other two podium fin­ishes to his tally at Aldo Scrib­ante last time out.

Vet­eran Lance Isaacs (LIR Mo­tor­rad BMW S1000RR) is next up on the log with Daryn Up­ton (Turn­skill En­gi­neer­ing Yamaha R1) round­ing out the top six.

The only cham­pi­onship that has al­ready been de­cided is the Su­perMasters In­ter­provin­cial chal­lenge, where Isaacs has won ev­ery race this sea­son.

Da­mon Pu­rifi­cati (Amal­gam Weld­ing Shop Kawasaki ZX10-R) is well on his way to se­cur­ing the run­ners-up spot while Eti­enne Nel­son (BMW S1000RR) holds third at this stage.

Johnny Krieger (BMW S1000RR) and Hen­drik de Bruin (Yamaha R1) could spoil Nel­son’s plans.

De­spite crash­ing out of the open­ing race in Port El­iz­a­beth last time out, Adolf Boshoff (Ne­o­life Yamaha R6) will wrap up the 2016 Su­per600 ti­tle if he fin­ishes ahead of Blaze Baker (Un­cle Andy Rac­ing Suzuki GSXR 600) in the open­ing race at Dezzi Race­way.

De­fend­ing cham­pion Steven Oden­wasaki daal, who missed the last round as he was busy wrap­ping up the Euro­pean Moto2 ti­tle, will also miss this round. This time he will be com­pet­ing on the world stage in the Moto2 event in Spain.

Kewyn Sny­man (Inex Con­struc­tion Kawasaki ZX6) has the best out­ing of his sea­son at Aldo Scrib­ante, tak­ing his maiden Su­per600 vic­tory and mov­ing up into fourth on the cham­pi­onship log.

He has Ni­cole van Aswe­gen (Women in Mo­tor­sport Tri­umph 675) and Dy­lan Barnard (Kawasaki ZX6) not far be­hind him. An­other dis­ap­point­ing out­ing for Capeto­nian Bran­don Staffen has dropped him down to sec­ond place be­hind Ai­den Lieben­berg in Su­perJu­nior cham­pi­onship af­ter the trip to Port El­iz­a­beth.

Tyreece Robert and CJ Hackart are third and fourth re­spec­tively. Do­minic Doyle, who took both wins at Aldo Scrib­ante, has moved up into fifth place ahead of Jared Schultz. With 100 points still up for grabs in the last two rounds, this one is still too close to call.

The na­tional cat­e­gories will be sup­ported by the Botts rid­ers to­gether with a num­ber of re­gional and lo­cal cat­e­gories. Prac­tice and qual­i­fy­ing take place on Fri­day, Septem­ber 23 with rac­ing get­ting un­der­way at 10.05 am on Satur­day.

Spec­ta­tors who ar­rive be­fore 10 am with tinned food to sup­port the Tin Run Tour en­ter free.

PHOTO: MOTOPRESS

Do­minic Doyle (front) and CJ Hackart will be chas­ing four rid­ers in the Su­per600, mak­ing Satur­day’s race too hard to call.

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