Seller keeps ti­tle hopes alive de­spite crash­ing

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

DE­SPITE a huge crash in the open­ing prac­tice ses­sion that left him bat­tered and bruised, Clint Seller (Ne­o­life Yamaha R1) kept his Su­perGP cham­pi­onship hopes alive when he took pole po­si­tion and both race wins at the penul­ti­mate round of the 2016 Su­perGP Champions Tro­phy held at Dezzi Race­way on Satur­day.

Seller’s team-mate, Adolf Boshoff (Ne­o­life Yamaha R6), added a win in the sec­ond race to his third place in the open­ing heat to se­cure the 2016 Su­per600 ti­tle.

Mathew Scholtz (ETR Nashua Yamaha R1) went to Dezzi Race­way with a 39-point lead in the Su­perGP ti­tle race. This gave him the free­dom just to go out and score points in­stead of hav­ing to fight for the win in each race, whereas his rivals had no choice but to race hard on a wet track.

Race day brought an im­prove­ment in the weather and when the lights went there was no stop­ping Seller, who went on to a com­fort­able four-sec­ond win.

Scholtz, re­al­is­ing there was no ben­e­fit to chas­ing and crash­ing, set­tled for sec­ond, lim­it­ing the points loss while Gilden­huys (Kreepy Krauly/Trans­port.co.za Kawasaki ZX10R) fought his way through from the third row of the grid to take the fi­nal podium po­si­tion.

Brent Har­ran, in only his sec­ond out­ing on the MVC Mar­ket­ing Yamaha R1, came home in fourth ahead of Bran­don Goode (Linex Yamaha R1) and vet­eran Lance Isaacs (LIR Mo­tor­rad BMW S1000RR).

There was more of the same at the head of the sec­ond race, Seller again tak­ing the win from Scholtz. Har­ran got the bet­ter of a dice with Michael White (Con­sor­tium Ship­ping Yamaha R1) to take the fi­nal step on the podium. Gilden­huys had to set­tle for fifth ahead of Isaacs.

Scholtz goes into the fi­nal round at Red Star Race­way on Oc­to­ber 29 with a 29-point lead, which means one win will give him the ti­tle. The fi­nal round of the Su­perGP Champions Tro­phy takes place at Red Star Race­way out­side Del­mas on Oc­to­ber 29. — Gas Sports.

PHOTO: MOTORPRESS

Mathew Scholtz (ETR Nashua Yamaha R1) set­tled for points and sec­ond place on a wet Dezzi Race­way over the week­end.

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