The Vodacom Power Tour moves to Cape Town for round two of the series at the Killarney circuit this weekend (3 April) with the Formula Ford Championship races set to provide its usual dose of entertaining racing. The dominant driver in the ...
The Vodacom Power Tour moves to Cape Town for round two of the series at the Killarney circuit this weekend (3 April) with the Formula Ford Championship races set to provide its usual dose of entertaining racing.
The dominant driver in the first round at AA Kyalami proved to be series returnee' Brett Maybery, who took pole position, won both races and set fastest lap in a loaned Mygale. Based on that performance, he starts the race as one of the favourites for victory.
However, it is not as easy as that. Maybery raced Kyalami as a one-off event, but after his success he has decided to contest the Cape race as well. At the time of writing it was not certain which car he would drive, as the Mygale he loaned for Kyalami was not available for the Cape races.
English driver Ian Parsons (Nu-Phalt Van Diemen) made a huge impression at Kyalami scoring a second and a third place on his debut in this country, despite minimal pre-event testing. He proved at Kyalami that he learns circuits very fast, and will no doubt quickly be on the pace, and looking for his first victory at Killarney.
Reigning Formula Vee Champion David Veringa (SABAT Mygale) made a strong showing at Kyalami as he enjoyed two great battles with Parsons, also taking a second and a third. He will be more familiar with his Mygale and should also be in the fight for the lead.
Martin Robinson (HydroMobile / Leeroy Somer Mygale) made a steady start at Kyalami with two fifth places. When he gets the car set up to his liking, the former race winner can be as fast as anyone, thus he could also be up front with the leaders. In addition, he will be trying his best to provide new sponsor, HydroMobile, with a winning start to their partnership.
Current Kent class champion Leslie Reynolds (Airnet Travel Mygale) took two sixth place finishes at Kyalami after moving up to the premier class this year. He showed in the Northern Regions Kent championship that he has pace, and once he familiarises himself with the demands of the Zetec class, he will no doubt start putting in stronger performances.
Recently crowned World Max Challenge Karting Champion, Cristiano Morgado (Buondi Caffe' Mygale), had a disappointing start to his campaign at Kyalami. Making his car racing debut, he battled with handling problems and a lack of testing, but with more time behind the wheel between races he should be a lot closer to the pace, if not right up there challenging for the lead.
Robert Wolk (AfintaPart Mygale) sat out the first round of action at Kyalami, but will return in the Mygale that Maybery drove to victory at Kyalami. The youngster from East London has showed on many occasions that he has the pace to win races, but can't seem to put it together to take victory. Perhaps his luck will change this weekend and he will score his breakthrough win.
Ford Racing's development driver Jennifer Murray (Ford Credit/ Team Ford Mygale) also had a tough start to her car racing career at Kyalami, but loved every minute of the experience of racing a Formula Ford car. She has a very good karting pedigree and it is only a matter of time until she is up to speed and challenging the front runners.
Unfortunately, Armani Jamrozinski (Diesel / Pilot Freight Van Diemen), who finished fifth overall at Kyalami despite a problem with his car's engine, will skip this event as he will be competing in the UK.