|The DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy moves back down to sea level for the fifth round of the series on 25 July 2015. The event, originally scheduled to take place at Aldo Scribante in Port Elizabeth, has been moved to South Africa’s fastest race track, the East London Grand Prix Circuit.|
After the last couple of rounds defending champion Clint Seller (NeoLife Africa Yamaha R1) has realized he has a fight on his hands if he wants to retain the number one plate. Mathew Scholtz (EmTek Racing Nashua Yamaha R1) has won three of the last four heats and is now only 12 points behind Seller in the title race.
Brent Harran (RD Racing Odin Powersport Kawasaki ZX10R) is in third place, seven points ahead of veteran Lance Isaacs (Black Swan Racing / BMW Motorrad S1000RR). Brandon Goode had his best outing of the season on his EmTek Racing Nashua Yamaha R1 at Red Star and will be looking to build on that in East London. Nicolas Kershaw (Tsunami Beach Bar, BMW Motorrad S1000RR) has had an up-and-down season but has shown that he can run at the front when things go his way.
After the first two rounds of the Super600 title race defending champion Steven Odendaal (NeoLife Africa Yamaha R6) looked to be headed for an easy win but he now knows he has some serious competition. Michael White (Consortium Shipping Kawasaki ZX6) and Adolf Boshoff (Indy Oil Toy Store Kawasaki ZX6) have both shown they have what it takes to win races while it is surely only a matter of time before Blaze Baker (Russell Wood Kawasaki ZX6) stands on the top step of the podium. Anthony Shelley had his first outing on the EmTek Racing Nashua Yamaha R6 and was immediately on the pace. Nicole van Aswegen (Triumph SA / Women in Motorsport Triumph 675), Malcom Rudman (Kawasaki ZX6), Dorren Lorreiro (Family Fitness Centre Kawasaki ZX6) and Darrien Kayser (Uncle Andy Racing Kawasaki ZX6) will all be looking to add to their tally of championship points.
William Friend’s two comfortable wins at Red Star have given him the lead in the SuperJunior category. Brandon Staffen, who led the championship going into the last round, had a poor outing at Red Star and has dropped to fourth on the log behind Luca Coccioni and Dominic Doyle. The trio are separated by just eight points.
The next four riders are separated by just ten points – Reinhald Joubert leading that battle from Tyreece Roberts, Jenna Eekhout and Lance Marais.
Mr Red Star, Jacques van Wyngaardt, won both SuperM races last time out but Beau Levey (Motos KTM RC8) still leads the championship from Neil van Loggerenberg (KTM RC8) and Jannie Moll (Motos KTM RC8). Lady rider Sandra Stammova is also rumoured to be making the trip to East London with her BMW S1000RR.