|What||G+H Extreme Supercars Round 4 Report|
|Where||Aldo Scribante, Gqeberha EP|
|When||Saturday 28 May 2022|
|Community||South Africa National|
Lightning Fast G+H Supercars Stun Aldo Scribante Festival
Jonathan du Toit’s orange and white Trans Africa Racing Lamborghini Huracan only just pipped Charl Arangies’ Stradale Motorsport Audi R8 LMS off for pole position, clocking in a mere 0,053 second faster. Both cars quite incredibly lapped Scribante in the 57 second bracket.
They were a good two seconds faster than third-placed Marius Jackson’s MJR Motorsport Audi R8 GT3 LMS. Next came the twin Combined Racing BMW’s of Rick Loureiro and Paolo Loureiro with Greg Parton’s GT3 class Drizit Lamborghini Huracan sixth.
He started ahead of youngster Kwanda Mokoena’s Amandla Coal MJR Audi R8 GT4 LMS Combined Racing Audi and Nicky Dicks’ Curvent Porsche 997. Cape driver Imaad Modack was next up in his BMW from Gianni Giannoccaro, local entry Ian Riddle’s Alfa Romeo 156, Mansoor Parker, Mark du Toit and Ammaar Coetzee’s BMWs.
The first race start appeared to be going the way of du Toit as he grabbed the holeshot, closely followed by Arangies, Paolo Loureiro and Greg Parton. Marius Jackson however spun off at the final corner to the inside of the track and into the tyres, bringing out the red flag.
At the restart, du Toit again managed to get off the line to lead the field with Arangies hard on his heels in a thrilling exchange. Paolo and Rick Loureiro followed not far behind, themselves chased by Parton and a most impressive Mokoena. The next few laps saw the race settling into a holding pattern.
Except for Arangies who crept closer and closer to du Toit. Finally, on lap 6 he made his move at the hairpin and moved into a lead he’d hold to the finish. Du Toit slowed and settled for second as a vibration cursed his Huracan. Local entry Riddle’s Alfa Romeo went off on lap 1 and again on lap 7, making it a race he would probably want to forget.
By lap 8 the leaders were churning through the back markers, having lapped the entire field up to fourth place by the finish as Arangies took it from Du Toit, Paolo Loureiro, Parton and Mokoena. Marius Jackson made a mighty last lap effort to steal sixth from Dicks from the back after his initial off. Giannoccaro was 8th from Parker, Riddle and Rick Loureiro.
From pole position, Charl Arangies simply took control of race 2 to keep Jonathan du Toit under control. The gap between the two grew from 0,7 seconds up to 4,7 seconds midway through the race and, before Jono pared it back down to 0,8 seconds by the chequered flag.
While the two frontrunners did their thing, Jackson had a steady, if slightly lonely race to third place and the GT3 win ahead of the battling Loureiros, Paolo having the upper hand in this scrap as both finished ahead of Greg Parton. Class C GT4 winner Kwanda Mokoena was next from B winner Nicky Dicks, Parker and Giannoccaro.
It’s a short break for the G+H Extreme Supercars, which return as premier billing to Zwartkops’ jam-packed midwinter Regional Festival Saturday 11 June. Be there!
*G+H Extreme Supercars extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of the two victims of a tragic accident involving a Volkswagen Motorsport transporter returning from Aldo Scribante on Sunday.
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