The Killarney circuit outside Cape Town hosted this weekend's Superbike championship where reigning champion Hudson Kennaugh overshadowed the field by winning both races.
The Killarney circuit outside Cape Town hosted this weekend's Superbike championship where reigning champion Hudson Kennaugh overshadowed the field by winning both tight races.
With the 2005 model of the Suzuki GSXR 1000 making its local racing debut, the new machine showed its winning form when the veteran Trevor Crookes set the fastest qualifying time on his Dealer Team bike.
In the first race, the two Suzuki's shared the front row of the grid with Shaun Whyte (First Technology Yamaha R1) and the local Robert Cragg (Cedar Vadec Kawasaki ZX10). Whyte's team-mate Sheridan Morias followed close behind and set the record for the quickest motorcycle lap at Killarney after posting a time of 1 min 13,208 seconds on lap six.
In a race to the finish, Kennaugh won ahead of Whyte, Cragg, Morias and Crookes, as a mere 1,3 seconds separated the five riders at the finish line.
Behind them Stewart MacLeod (Kawasaki ZX10), Clinton Seller (Sel-Mar Installations Suzuki) and Greg Dreyer (Kreepy Krauly Bioguard Suzuki) finished sixth, seventh and eighth, also within the same second.
The second race was a virtual copy of the first as Kennaugh again slaughtered the rest of the field. This time round, Whyte, Morias and Cragg completed the top four positions, while Trevor Crookes dropped down the order after outbraking at the end of the pit lane.
MacLeod and Seller finished fifth and sixth, followed by Greame van Breda (Suzuki), Robert Portman and Jason Wessels. Tenth, after falling in the last corner of the final lap, was Greg "Tumble-Dreyer" with the Kreepy Krauly Bioguard Suzuki.
The next round of the championship will be held at the Free State Phakisa raceway on April 30.
Original article from Car