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WhatG & H Extreme Supercars Round 4 Preview
WhereZwartkops Raceway, Pretoria
WhenSaturday 14 August 2021
CommunitySouth Africa National

Ferraris, Lamborginis & Porsches set for Zwartkops GT battle

The ever spectacular G&H Extreme Supercars will top the bill when motor racing returns to Gauteng for three races rather than the regular two heats at Zwartkops’ first post-lockdown Extreme Festival, this coming Saturday 14 August. But can anyone catch the ever consistent balance of performance SA National GT Sprint Championship leader Gianni Giannoccaro and his BISC Transport Lamborghini Supertrofeo when the start lights go out at the Pretoria raceway?

Gianni leads the pukka GT3 class on a comfortable 53 points, but it’s not at all comfy for second, where two points separate Ricky Giannoccaro’s G&H Transport Lamborghini Supertrofeo, which debuts a stunning new livery on the weekend, Mark du Toit's Trans Africa Racing Ferrari F430 GT3 and Marius Jackson in his recently re-liveried MegaFibre Audi R8 LMS GT4.

It’s no different in the overall G&H Extreme Supercar championship chase, where Charl Arangies leads on 92 points. His closest rivals are Class C and GT4 leader Jackson’s Audi, Class B top man Ant Blunden’s SAJCO CV Porsche 997 GT3 Cup and GT3 leader Gianni Giannoccaro’s Lambo, all tied on 82 points. They will have their work cut out on Saturday. Arangies is bringing his newly rebuilt Stradale Racing Into Africa Stradale Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 to Zwartkops.

All of them will be keeping a watchful eye in their overall championship mirrors for Class A frontrunners, Ben Morgenrood’s Morgenrood Motors Lexus V8 and Xolile Letlaka in his Stradale Into Africa Stradale Racing McLaren 650S GTS. Also look out on Greg Parton’s Drizit Lamborghini Huracan, Oliver Dalais’ Marlboro Crane Hire Porsche 996, Jonathan du Toit's Trans Africa Racing Ferrari F430 and young gun Mikaeel Pitamber racing dad Kishoor’s Ferrari 458 GT3 for the first time. 

By quirk of coincidence, none of the regular fleet of G&H Extreme Supercars BMW turbos have entered for Saturday’s races, as all of them are either being repaired or upgraded. It will be the first time since the series was launched 2012 that no BMWs are expected to race! Sport continues behind closed doors in SA, but the racing will be live streamed — search Facebook or YouTube for Zwartkops' Extreme Festival live stream feed to follow the action.

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