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With the points log in disarray following some earlier exclusions plus the departure of one of the top runners to a different marque, thinmgs are expected to be hot.

That said, Wian Erasmus finds himself at the top of the points log, and following his spectacular drive at the AMID Quad and Motorcycle show at Kyalami two weeks ago, will be the man to beat on the 2.4 km Pretoria West circuit.

Erasmus, along with Rob Holder, elected to start at the back of the grid, with the former scything his way through the field over ten laps to take a well deserved and popular victory, with Holder not disappointing either by bagging sixth.

Erasmus has a generous 86 points to his tally, and following second-placed man George Ludeke?s departure to another marque, the battle for second spot is likely to extend beyond the favoured ?Epic Proportions? syndrome.

Cape Town?s Paul Medell, currently in third spot on 61 points, is the most likely candidate to fall into this category, while Reg Gurnell (36 points) and Braam Smit have locked horns in all four championship rounds so far this season and are unlikely to let Medell run away with matters.

Pretoria?s Grant Scott (49 points) has shown consistency too, while Holder?s performance (46 points) will be watched closely following his recent performances.

Other riders who could throw a spanner into the works include Cape Tonians Dino De Wet and Wayne Fritz, while Jacques Nel and Gary Coetzer could change certain faster riders? game plan too. Willem Janse van Rensburg and Polokwane?s Quinton van Wyk have slowly been edging toward the leading bunch of BMW R1100 S riders, while veteran Dewald Winterbach continues to embarrass the younger riders with his smooth riding style.

Expect Bike SA's Simon Fourie to raise his game and challenge for a top 10 overall finish, while the bad luck that has dogged Denver Biggs has hopefully departed.

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