Just over a year ago, contact between Franco Scribante (Porsche 997 Turbo) and Charl Arangies who was piloting his Stradale Motorsport Lamborghini, left Scribante in the tyre barriers at the exit of the final corner at Aldo Scribante Racetrack. A couple of months ago a similar thing happened at the last round of the G&H Transport Extreme Supercars championship at Zwartkops, this time it was Arangies in his Stradale Motorsport McLaren 12C GT3 who ended up stranded on the side of the track at the final corner. On Saturday, 21 September 2019, the pair will again be fighting for supremacy when they return to Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Racetrack for the sixth round of the 2019 G&H Extreme Supercars Championship.
Jonathan du Toit (Trans Africa Racing Ferrari F430), who is currently in second place in the GT3 class championship, 10 points behind Arangies, is likely to be closest to Scribante and Arangies around the 2.48km-long circuit although Elwyn Steenkamp (JEYS Consultants BMW M3) will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing outing at Zwartkops and get back among the leaders. Steenkamp leads the Class A championship standings but Gianni Giannoccaro (G&H Transport Lamborghini 560) has closed the gap considerably in the last couple of outings. Dino Scribante (Scribante Labour Consultants Porsche 997T) is also scheduled to make a welcome return to the series.
In Class B, Jimmy Giannoccaro (G&H Transport Lamborghini) tops the championship log from Ant Blunden (SAJCC Porsche 997 GT3) and Rick Lourerio (Combined Racing BMW 335). The three of them will be joined by a trio of Audi S4s drivers from the friendly city. The Scribante Concrete cars of Adlo and Silvo Scribante will line up with the similar Stu Davidson & Sons supported car piloted by Nick Davidson.
Roy Obery (Haval Edenvale Porsche 996 GT3), who leads the overall championship, was bumped up to Class C at the last outing. He will be aiming to hold onto that lead and extend the comfortable advantage he holds in Class C. His main competition is likely to come from locals Ian Riddle (Mastercrete BMW) and Gordon Nicholson (Brights Motorsport/Fuchs Skyline GTR). Providing he doesn’t break out of the class time and get promoted to Class B, Paulo Loureiro (BMW F30) could also be in the mix, as could Xolile Letlaka who is scheduled to have his first outing in the Stradale Motorsport McLaren 650S.
Class D should see Len-Henry Gobey (G&H Transport BMW Z4) and Mark du Toit in the similar Trans Africa Racing BMW Z4 battling for line honours with local man Kevin Kelly (Xtreme Projects Mitsubishi) coming to join them.
As usual, Friday will feature three practice sessions to give the drivers a chance to set up their cars before their qualifying session which is scheduled for 08h45 on Saturday morning. The first of the day’s 15-lap races should get underway shortly after midday with the second at 15h40.