THE Formula Volkswagen single-seater series will bring high-speed racing to Killarney on Saturday, 22 September. Competitors in this single-make series will tackle the penultimate round of the WesBank Super Series as they battle to crown the next national champion.
Top of this list is Jayde Kruger (1 – Investchem / First Freight / GF Plastics) who leads by 19 points. The series has 10 points available for each race win, with two races on each race day. That means Kruger can get as many as 20 points in Cape Town along with the potential of two bonus points if he posts the fastest qualifying times for the Cape Town event.
This is not going to be easy as Simon Moss (38 – Southern Sun / Terry Moss Racing) claimed both bonus points when the field competed at Zwartkops Raceway. This will make him a formidable opponent in Cape Town but Kruger can hold his own as the pair shared race wins on the day, each claiming one victory.
Nicholas van Weely (87 – Anglorand) claimed two third-place finishes at the Zwartkops event and will be hoping to repeat the performance – or better it – when the field competes in the Western Cape. He will have to keep an eye on Ernie van der Walt (95 – Ferodo Racing) at the event though, Van der Walt needs to make up 10 points to close the gap to Van Weely and potentially take third place in the championship in the process.
As the fastest four-wheel formula in the WesBank Super Series, these high-speed single-seater racers will show race fans how thoroughbred race cars perform in competition. The racers will have to master the setup of their vehicles in order to make the most of the speed available, while finding the fine line between the optimum downforce for grip and the maximum speed.
Too much of one will have an impact on the other and the wrong combination can hand the advantage to an opponent. The secret is small changes and the teams have learned this over the season.
As the second round of the 2012 championship took place in the Western Cape, the teams should have at least a basic setup to work from so this event could see the racers produce even quicker lap times this time around.
Fans of single-seater racing should not miss the Killarney event, the last chance they will have to see the Formula Volkswagen field in action in the Western Cape this season.