ALL THE RACE NEWS as it happens 12-13 September
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DTM – DOUBLE TOP TENS FOR SHELDON, JONATHAN
South Africa’s DTM lads had positive starts to their Nürburgring weekends. Last weekend’s winner Sheldon van der Linde was eighth in the first race on Saturday and followed that up with a finne sixth on Sunday
Jonathan Aberdein rounded out the top 10 after starting from the back following a parc ferme transgression on Saturday before barging his way to eighth on Sunday. The SOuth Africans were the best of the BMWs.
Points leader Nico Muller took a dominant lights-to-flag win to extend his lead in the DTM standings Saturday, while Robin Frijns took Sunday’s win.
DIFFICULT DAY FOR THE BINDERS
In Moto GP at Misano, Brad Binder came home 12th on a difficult day for KTM in Moto GP, while Franco Morbidelli became the fifth first-time MotoGP for Yamaha.
Earlier on Sunday Darryn Binder started 19th in Moto3 and took six laps to move into the lead, before fighting in the top 3 until exiting in a scary highside fall with ten laps left to race. That left John McPhee to fight his way to win a dramatic race.
MOTO AMERICA – PETERSEN TOPS JERSEY
South Africa’s Moto America gang are at it again in New Jersey. Cameron Petersen kept the flag flying in style with a win in Stock 1000.
Sam Lockhoff ended second in the first Junior Cup heat and Dominic Doyle 9th. Doyle then took a fine debut fourth in the Twins.
More from the US as it happens…
In a qualifying session expected to be dominated by Yamaha, Vinales blasted Jorge Lorenzo’s all-time lap record from 2018 of 1m31.629s with a 1m31.411s to lead a Yamaha 1-2-3-4.
CROSS COUNTRY SURPRISE
Jarryd Coetzee scored an upset win for KTM in Saturday’s Pretoria Pepson Plastics Cross Country Moto national. Husqvarna duo Kenny Gilbert and Brett Swanepoel were second and third overall.
Coetzee took the 350cc OR2 from Swanepoel and Taki Bogiages, while Gilbert took Open class OR1 from round 1 winner Charan Moore’s KTM. In another turn up for the books, Husqvarna lad Davin Cocker Husqvarna beat Bradley Cox’s KTM in a fight to the flag (above).
Pieter Höll took Masters on his KTM, Wade Blaauw’s KTM Seniors. Husqvarna kids dominated the junior classes. Matthew Wilson took High School, Cobus Bester 85cc and Brandon Clarke 65cc.
SCUNDA’S RALLY SECRET
Some were surprised to learn that the 2020 SA Rally championship finally got underway in a short Secunda event on Friday.
There was no surprise in the result however. Guy Botterill stormed to victory in his Toyota Aygo from Theuns Joubert’s Yaris and Chris Coertze’ in a Hyundai.
JJ Potgieter beat AC Potgieter to Rally 2 honours and karters Jayden Els and Benj Habig topped Rally 3.
Spectacular Mugello staked its claim for a regular slot on the F1 calendar as Lewis Hamilton dodged the two red flag race stoppages tha saw three grid starts on the daym and two safety car periods to beat Valtteri Bottas and Alex Albon.
Also at Mugello in Formula 2, Nikita Mazepin won Saturday’s feature race while Schumacher came from behind to fifth to take the points lead. Schumacher then consolidated his new points lead with a fourth behind Christian Lundgaard in Sunday’s Sprint.
And in the US, Brad Keselowski took a dominant Richmond NASCAR Cup win, Will Power did the same in IndyCar’s first of two Mid-Ohio races.
Come back through the day for the results as they happen!