WhatFalken Polo Cup Round 4 Report
WhereAldo Scribante Racetrack, Port Elizabeth
WhenSaturday 15 June 2019
CommunitySouth Africa National

Tough PE Polo Cup tests Keegan, Jason

Campos brothers Keegan and Jason fought hard throughout the weekend to come home fourth and tenth respectively, in Port Elizabeth's tough Volkswagen Race Day Falken Polo Cup races at Aldo Scribante. Keegan showed good pace to fight up front, while Jason fought hard in the mid-pack to both sit competitively within the championship top ten at the season midpoint.

Keegan qualified his Campos Transport Polo fourth to go through to Superpole, where he turned in a fine lap to start the first race second. “I never made the best of starts and dropped to fourth and then lost a place to Matt Shorter around mid distance,” Keegan explained “Fifth still brought some good points. “Race 2 was a bit down and up — Jeff Kruger passed me for fifth on the first lap and then I lost my place to Stiaan Kriel, but got that back and then managed to pass Clinton Bezuidenhout for fifth again with two laps to go.

“The final went the other way around — I started sixth, passed Jonathan Mogotsi for fifth and then Chris Shorter for fourth, but my tyres got a little too hot and they both got me back!. “Two fifth places and a sixth for fourth overall was not too bad, but it could have been better, so we need to work on that for Zwartkops at the end of July. “I’m now sixth in the title chase, but just 7 points off third, so this game is still very much on — we have the pace, but need to keep it more consistently there in the races.” 

Jason qualified tenth in his Turn 1 Insurance Polo and fought hard to come home eighth and pick up a few valuable points in the opening race. “Qualifying wasn’t great — we were still sorting the car properly after the rebuild following my Killarney incident, but I had a decent first race and enjoyed a late fight with Jonathan Mogotsi and managed to beat him for eighth to score a few points. “My qualifying saw me start race 2 in 14th, right in the middle of that mad mid-pack cauldron in a wild 5-car spat with Chris Shorter, Jano van der Westhuizen, Darren Oates and Altan Bouw. “I was up to 12th but ended 14th!

“The Final was pretty straightforward — I was a steady 8th until Clinton Bezuidenhout found a way past with two laps to go, but I managed to get him back for eighth to end up tenth for the day. “PE was not my best weekend and that on top of a horrible weekend at Killarney and I have slipped a little in the championship, but we have a bit of time to work on my pace and get back into the sharp end in time for the next race at our home track at Zwartkops."


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