The Witness - Wheels - - BIK­ING -

RI­CARDO Otto (Otto Rac­ing/ Inex Con­struc­tion KTM390) and Taric van der Merwe (Evolve Nu­tri­tion KTM390) were the quick­est of the Su­per Ju­nior con­tin­gent around Phak­isa Free­way on Satur­day, with Otto slightly quicker in qual­i­fy­ing.

Tyreece Robert (Un­cle Andy Rac­ing KTM390) and Luca Coc­cioni (KTM390) were next up with Chase Hulscher (KTM390), mak­ing a wel­come re­turn to rac­ing after a huge prac­tice ac­ci­dent ear­lier in the year, in fifth.

Otto and Van der Merwe fought it out at the head of the field in the first race, swap­ping po­si­tions on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

Otto was in front when it counted, tak­ing the flag by just 0,053”. Be­hind the lead­ing duo, Coc­cioni and Robert were in­volved in a race-long strug­gle for the fi­nal podium spot that even­tu­ally went the way of Coc­cioni. Hulscher came home in fifth.

Race two was sim­i­lar to the first in that Otto and Van der Merwe were in a fight for the win, with Coc­cioni and Robert again in a tus­sle for third.

This time it was Van der Merwe who took the flag from Otto with Coc­cioni in third. Robert and Hulscher were fourth and fifth re­spec­tively.

In the sup­port cat­e­gories Shaun Jub­ber (KTM) and Jade Gutzeit (Du­cati) shared the BOTTS wins, with An­tio­nio Iozzo (Du­cati) tak­ing third in both races.

Au­gustin Nt­wari took two vic­to­ries in the Brunch Run cat­e­gory, which gave him an unas­sail­able lead in the 2017 cham­pi­onship. — Gas Sports.

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