January 20, 2022  
Supercars set to thrill Zwartkops' Passion for Speed


What    G+H Extreme Supercars Round 1 Preview
Where    Zwartkops Raceway, Pretoria
When    28-29 January 2022
Community    South Africa National


It may seem that last year’s titles were only just decided, but the 2022 G+H Transport Extreme Supercar championships are already all set and ready to go at Zwartkops Raceway’s Passion for Speed Festival over the weekend of 28-29 January. So far, 2022 promises to be much of the same, with a dash of extra excitement mixed in thanks to some new arrivals. And a bit of intrigue as to what, exactly among the reigning champions will be up to, in ’22.

Overall champion Charl Arangies had not yet confirmed his Zwartkops entry at the time of writing. Knowing Charl, he could however still turn up to upset the applecart in one of a number of cars in any of the top classes. Charl after all, amassed his top 2021 points tally using five different cars. So, if and what he arrives at Zwartkops with, remains to be seen.

SA National Balance of Performance GT3 champion Gianni Giannoccaro was another entry yet to be confirmed in his G&H Transport Lamborghini Supertrofeo. That said, twin brother Ricky is already confirmed for the season opener, and on the list in his BISC Lamborghini Supertrofeo. As are regular BOP class GT3 rivals, Greg Parton’s Drizit Lamborghini Huracan and Mark’s du Toit's TAR Ferrari F430 GT3.

Class A+ champion, veteran Ben Morgenrood’s BMM Lexus V8 Coupé will have Dayne Angel making the trip up from Cape Town to take him on with his mighty Porsche 911. Zimbabwean Darren Winterboer will meantime come in the opposite direction to make both of their weekends more complicated in the Barons BMW M3.

Class A champion Jonathan du Toit is back in his TAR Ferrari F430 Challenge. But another thing that’s not yet for certain, is where a most exciting new entry, Regardt Roets BB Motorsport Nissan GT-R will fit in. Class A champion Xolile Letlaka’s Stradale Into Africa McLaren 650S GTS meanwhile shifts into Class B. To take on that class champion, Ant Blunden's SAJCO GSP CV Joints Porsche 997.

Class C champion Marius Jackson’s Audi R8 LMS was another car not yet on the entry list as we wrote, so Deon du Plessis will have to wait and see if he has a fight on his hands or not in his KTM X-Bow. Class D champion Uli Sanne’s BMW Z4 M Coupé will however have both Stefan Snyders’ Telerax Porsche 911 RSR and Johan Hattingh’s Nissan 350Z to play with.

Fan access to the Zwartkops Passion for Speed remains limited and on a first come, first served basis online via www.zwartkops.co.za/tickets/passion-for-speed-2022/. The 2022 Passion for Speed will also be live streamed throughout the weekend via www.zwartkops.co.za or the circuit’s Facebook page.

Issued on behalf of South African GT3

Photography by:  Reynard Gelderblom

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