A match made in heaven, South Africa’s fastest race track combined with some of South Africa’s fastest racing cars. That is what awaits spectators at the East London Grand Prix circuit on Saturday, 22 June when the G&H Transport Extreme Supercars tackle the fourth round of their 2019 championship at the historic venue.
At the head of the field, the battle is likely to be between Franco Scribante (Porsche 997 Turbo) and Jaki Scheckter (Drizit Environmental Lamborghini Huracan) although Charl Arangies, who is giving his newly acquired McLaren 12C GT3 its first competitive outing in South Africa, could also be a factor.
Jonathan du Toit (Trans Africa Racing Ferrari F430) hasn’t had a great start to 2019 with mechanical maladies preventing him from getting the results that he is capable of. He will be hoping that his troubles are behind him and can return from East London with a bag full of points. Elwyn Steenkamp (JEYS Consultants BMW M3) had a great start to his season, but a disappointing outing at Zwartkops last time out spoilt his run. He will be out to regain his winning ways in Class A but will have to contend with the likes of Gianni Giannoccaro (G&H Transport Lamborghini 560) and the similar car of Jonathan Shenkman.
Ant Blunden (SAJCC Porsche 997 GT3), Jimmy Giannoccaro (G&H Transport Ferrari F430) and overall championship leader Roy Obery (Haval Edenvale Porsche 996 GT3) will also be in action as will Len-Henry Gobey (G&H Transport BMW Z4M) and series newcomer Xolole Leeluku who will be out on a Ferrari that he recently obtained from Stradale Motorsport.
Friday’s practice sessions will give the drivers a chance to get to grips with the 3.9km long circuit before they tackle a 20-minute qualifying session at 09h50 on Saturday morning. The first race of the day is scheduled for 12h00 with Race 2 at 14h25.