Super Series lines up for CTN
SUPER SERIES, SUPER RACING : Kawasaki-mounted Lance Isaacs (2) chases Cam Petersen’s MV Augusta (4) during a recent Super Series meeting at Killarney. Image: COLIN BROWN
Western Cape riders with a home-track advantage will be trying to break into the National silverware at Killarney on October 8.
With three Western Cape guys out to break their home province’s National trophy drought as they contest individual Super Series titles,interest in the penultimate South African championship leg at Killarney on October 5 has never been higher.
While motorcycle enthusiasts with long memories will always remember the multiple titles annexed by super bikers such as George Anderson during the 1950’s, followed in later years by the flamboyant, win-or-bust Greg Dreyer, and even more recently by Dave “McFlash” McFadden - now competing against the world’s best in Europe, those days are gone.
In their place we have the suave Lance Isaacs currently engaged in an incredibly close four-way battle for supremacy in the SA Supersport Series. Astride his 600cc Kawasaki ZX6, the Cape rider was in the lead at one stage in the first race during the most recent round at Zwartkops before finishing second after leaving a gap that was just wide enough to allow Anthony Shelley to squeeze through.
Unfortunately an excellent start in the second race was negated by brake problems near the end. Yet, although he fell back to fourth behind Shelley and the MV Augustas of Cam Petersen and Brent Harran, they all crossed the line as though joined by an invisible umbilical cord.
Home-track advantage on October 5 may give him the fraction extra he needs to ensure an overall victory.
Then there’s the Mr Motorcycle, an all-new event in the Cape that takes the top 12 riders regardless of class and matches them in a 12-lap elimination dash for cash with the slowest rider on each lap flagged off.
Eventually the top four are left for the final two or three laps to compete for the considerable cash prizes.