Hankook Formula Vee

The Hankook Formula Vee Championship will head to the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria for the third round of the 2016 season on Saturday 21 May. If the first two races of the year are anything to go by one can expect yet another action packed event on the cards.

Once again this popular single seater category will join the Extreme Festival Series for a bumper day of motorsport.

The close wheel-to-wheel racing expected from the Hankook Formula Vee

The close wheel-to-wheel racing expected from the Hankook Formula Vee

Peter Hills (Rhema 2) currently leads the National Championship standings with Gert van den Berg (Rhema 2) a further ten points behind him. Jaco Schriks (Rhema 2) is not too far behind the leaders and will no doubt be looking to gain a few points on the opposition.

The battle behind the leading trio is just as close with Lushen Ramchander (Rhema 2) a single point ahead of series stalwart Symm Grobler (Rhema). Greg Wilson (Forza) finds himself in sixth position and will most certainly be looking to make up for lost ground.

Peter Hills currently leads the National Championship standings

Peter Hills currently leads the National Championship standings

Geoff Tugwell (VMax) will also be looking to try and get himself into the top six after this event as well. Series newcomer Lendle Jansen (Rhema 2) is a mere three points behind Tugwell with the experienced Ben Pienaar (Rhema 2) and Anthony Taylor (Rhema) rounding out the top ten after two events.

With at least another half a dozen drivers in the field the racing is expected to be fast and furious.

Current Top Ten Standings

  1. Peter Hills – 54 points
  2. Gert van den Berg – 44 points
  3. Jaco Schriks – 42 points
  4. Lushen Ramchander – 35 points
  5. Symm Grobler – 34 points
  6. Greg Wilson – 23 points
  7. Geoff Tugwell – 17 points
  8. Lendle Jansen – 14 points
  9. Ben Pienaar – 12 points
  10. Anthony Taylor – 12 points

The Zwartkops gates will be open from 07:00, with practice and qualifying sessions until 10:30. The days racing will commence at 10:40.

As always, spectators will be welcome to visit the pits on foot at any time, with parking plentiful and free. Food and drink will be on sale or you may take your own. There is also kiddies’ entertainment and stalls

Admission will cost R100 per adult and R70 per student, with kids under the age of 12 admitted free of charge

Race Report: Greg Reilly
Event Photographs: www.RacePics.co.za
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