South African motorsportsmen starred in international and regional racing over the past weekend with action as far afield as Italy, Texas, Morroco, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
Morocco Desert Challenge
In international competition, South African crew, Hennie de Klerk and Johann Smalberger powered their SA-built TreasuryOne Motorsport Amarok to their second fourth position in a row.
This was on the second day of the Morocco Desert Challenge on Sunday to move up to third overall among the cars on the 3000km, 8-day race through the Sahara Desert.
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Blancpain GT championship
A little further North, three South Africans starred at Monza’s Blancpain GT championship race in Northern Italy on Sunday as Kelvin van der Linde drove his Audi R8 to seventh alongside Clemens Schmid and Nick Foster. Jordan Pepper shared his Bentley to 12th with Jules Gounon and Steven Kane, and David Perel ended 25th sharing his Ferrari with Rinat Salikhov, and Denis Bulatov.
The US Moto GP was not so kind to SA’s Binder brothers as Darryn ended 15th in Moto 3, while Brad retired early in the Moto 2 race.
Closer to home, a packed Killarney regional racing program entertained Cape Town race