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What Extreme Festival 2024 Round 4 Preview
Where Aldo Scribante, Gqeberha EP
When Saturday 29 June 2024
Community South Africa National

Robertson in charge as Formula 1600 heads for PE

Gauteng youngster Jagger Robertson has exercised an iron grip on the 2024 South African National Investchem Formula 1600 championship. Which means his rivals head to Aldo Scribante’s midwinter midseason Extreme Festival in Gqeberha on Saturday 29 June with only one mission in mind: stop that Jagger Juggernaut!

Former Polo Cup driver and Formula 1600 rookie, Robertson has reeled the last four race wins off on the trot out of the first six races, with all three pole positions to his name too, since transitioning to wings and slicks single seater racing. Which means that Jagger and his yellow Liqui Moly Mygale head to the Eastern Cape as firm favourites, it is his rivals’ job to beat him.

Second in the title chase, karting prodigy KC Ensor-Smith has kept Robertson honest through the first three rounds and he has to be close to his maiden Investchem Formula 1600 win. His turquoise African Heating machine seems the most likely to stop the Jagger juggernaut. And then there are the two drivers who have beaten Robertson so far this season: Cape Town lad Jason Coetzee’s Mint Wrapworks Mygale and Durban lad Shrien Naidoo’s Production X entry.

Others bubbling under, include the now experienced Alex Vos’ DV Building Supplies machine, the impressive Karabo Malemela’s KMFT Morita car, Investchem driver Siya Mankonkwana and the effervescent Nick van Weely’s Magnificent Paints & Hardware Mygale. Never ignore Cape lad Storm Lanfear’s Mantellis entry and Jozi gang, Ewan Holtzhausen’s Bee Tee car, and rookies, NBR driver Mikel Bezuidenhout, Renzo Ribeiro’s Metal Used Mygale and 15-year old newcomer Ndzalo Khoza’s Makaselaair car.

The Formula Ford Kents return to the fold for Aldo Scribante, where Ian Schofield will be back in action and raring to go in his Investchem Mygale. His rivals include Investchem teammates Allen Meyer’s Van Diemen and Rick Morris in a Mygale, as well as Investchem Formula 1600 dads Duncan Vos’ DV Building Supplies Swift and Ron van in his Magnificent Paints and Hardware van Diemen.

Aldo Scribante has long been one of Investchem Formula 1600’s favourite rounds and the series’ final visit to the nelson Mandela Bay circuit before stepping up to MSA4 next season, should be no different on Saturday 29 June. Something special for PE race fans to look forward to. Diarise it now!

Issued on behalf of Investchem Formula 1600

Photography by: Andre Laubscher

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