Seller keeps title hopes alive despite crashing
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.
Mathew Scholtz (ETR Nashua Yamaha R1) settled for points and second place on a wet Dezzi Raceway over the weekend.