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2015-07-21 09:12

Greg Reilly

HOLDING ON: Anthony Theobald in his Alfa Giulia is the 2014 defending champion in the Alfa Trofeo racing series and hopes to keep his title in 2015. Image: RacePics

The Alfa Trofeo Racing Series will return to Zwartkops Raceway, west of Pretoria, on Saturday July 25 for Round 5 of the 2015 championship.

The new sprint format is proving popular among competitors with the new classes giving everybody a fair chance of walking away with some silverware.

With the championship at halfway in the season a couple of the regular front-runners have announced their intention for the title chase.

TITLE CHASE

Despite having run in only a few events this season Gerrit Faling (GTV) tops the points table, albeit by only six points ahead of 2014 defending champion Anthony Theobald (Alfa Giulia, above).

Keagan Pottas (GTV) is a bit further behind the leaders and finds himself tied on points for third with series newcomer Phillip Hendriks (Sprint). Kyle Viljoen (145) isn’t too far behind and seasoned campaigner Ralph Kernes (Alfetta) shares sixth with John Hendriks (Sud) as well.

Warren Ewart (GTV) is eighth despite missing a few events but will have to worry about an on-form Jose de Carvalho (155). Series stalwart Paul Griffin (Sud) will be looking for a bit more consistency to get himself back up into a challenging position.

With at least a half-dozen other competitors in the series, a fun-filled day with plenty of action is expected

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