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VAN DER LINDE BLITZES OPPOSITION KYALAMI: Etienne van der Linde showed he had fully recovered from his horror accident at Midvaal when he blitzed the opposition at Kyalami on Saturday to win both rounds of the NGK Formula GTi ...

VAN DER LINDE BLITZES OPPOSITION

KYALAMI: Etienne van der Linde showed he had fully recovered from his horror accident at Midvaal when he blitzed the opposition at Kyalami on Saturday to win both rounds of the NGK Formula GTi Championship.

The two races were mirror images of each other with Van der Linde taking his Swift 92 into the lead from the green light and simply racing away from the opposition to the chequered flag.

Henni Groenewald in the WAP/SKF Swift finished both races in second place providing the strongest challenge to Van der Linde but just unable to get close enough to the young driver to make a pass possible.

Morne Jurgens (Swift 92) simply was not on the pace and had to be content with third place in both races ahead of Barry Ingle (Acme Motori Swift) and Alan Eve (DAW Swift).

Stefan Bosman and Malcolm Cochrane each had a sixth place overall and first in Class B.

Former Formula Ford and Gti Champion Basil Mann had an inauspicious return to racing after a long lay-off, his Riken Electric Swift SF93 suffering with engine problems in both heats.

RESULTS

RACE 1

1.      Etienne Van der Linde (Swift), 14m12,93s
2.      Hennie Groenewald (Swift), 14m16,86s
3.      Morne Jurgens (Swift), 14m20,83s
4.      Barry Ingle (Swift), 14m22,42s
5.      Alan Eve (Swift), 14m32,27s
6.      Malcolm Cochrane (Swift), 14m37,42s
7.      Ron Van Weely (Swift), 14m37,80s
8.      Stefan Bosman (Swift), 14m41,07s
9.      Graham Donker (Swift), 14m41,39s
10.     Jannie Smith (Swift), 15m02,82s

RACE 2

1.      Etienne Van der Linde (Swift), 14m12,71s
2.      Hennie Groenewald (Swift), 14m16,66s
3.      Morne Jurgens (Swift), 14m17,14s
4.      Barry Ingle (Swift), 14m19,87s
5.      Alan Eve (Swift), 14m33,43s
6.      Stefan Bosman (Swift), 14m35,14s
7.      Graham Donker (Swift), 14m37,74s
8.      Ron Van Weely (Swift), 14m39,19s
9.      Max Corte (Swift), 14m44,14s
10.     Michael Arend (Swift), 15m53,10s

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

DRIVER CAR CL TOT

Jurgens        Swift 92 A          66
Groenewald     Swift    A          65
Van der Linde  Swift 92 A          49
Formato        Swift 94 A          33
Ingle          Swift 92 A          31
Cox            Swift 92 A          35
Eve            DAW SwiftA          20
Turnbull       Swift    A           7
Bosman         Swift    A           7
Van Weely      Swift 92 A           6

CLASS B

Cochrane       Swift 91 B          63
Donker         Swift 91 B          56
Corte          Swift 91 B          55
Bosman         Swift 91 B          39
Montgomery     DAW Mk1  B          26
McNichol       Swift 91 B          15
Sartor         Swift    B          10
Arend          Swift 91 B           7

*********************************************************** Colin Windell <colin.windell@digitec.co.za> CyberRace Inc (c) 1995. All rights reserved ************************************************************ ---- Digitec Online - South Africa Telnet: bbs.digitec.co.za

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Series Road racing
Drivers Hennie Groenewald