What GTC SupaCup Round 4 Report
Where Aldo Scribante, Gqeberha EP
When Saturday 17 June 2023
Community South Africa National
Campos consolidates GTC SupaCup advantage with grand slam
Keegan Campos came, saw, and conquered as he dominated proceedings in Saturday’s GTC SupaCup races at Aldo Scribante Raceway’s Extreme Festival in Gqeberha. Under championship pressure from Bradley Liebenberg, who had won the previous four races on the trot, Campos responded by delivering a perfect grand slam weekend with pole position, two lights to flag wins and the fastest lap in each race too.
If the SuperPolos’ new treaded semi-slick Dunlop tyres slowed the pack a little, they certainly also considerably closed the grid up as the top seven cars qualified within a second of each other. In fact, the top three, championship leader Keegan Campos’ Veloce Automobili machine, his relentless pursuer Bradley Liebenberg’s Hype Energy Drinks Sparco and Nathans machine, and Volkswagen Motorsport driver Jonathan Mogotsi CompCare SupaCup were split by all of four-tenths of a second.
Arnold Neveling lined up fourth in his Goscor Lift Trucks version ahead of Tate Bishop’s Angri Racing LTR Polo, Jean-Pierre van der Walt in his Platinum Wheels car and top Masters driver Danie van Niekerk’s van Niekerk Racing Titan Stunts car. Kalex lass Karah Hill and another Master, Paul Luti’s second van Niekerk Racing Titan Stunts car were not at all far adrift either as they closed off the grid.
Keegan Campos however made no mistakes off the line as he took a race 1 lead he would not relinquish, no matter what Brad Liebenberg tried. Campos opened up a 1.5 second lead by the flag to consolidate his championship lead. It was line astern behind them as Arnold Neveling kept Jonathan Mogotsi kept at bay, only to be docked a place post-race. Jean-Pierre van der Walt held Tate Bishop and Masters winner Danie van Niekerk off for fifth, only for JP to also be handed a startline penalty to drop behind those two, with Paul Luti and Karah Hill in chase.
There was a little more action in heat 2 as Keegan Campos had to work a little harder to stay ahead of Bradley Liebenberg with Jonathan Mogotsi and Arnold Neveling in close pursuit. Tate Bishop jumped JP van der Walt at the start and stayed there to end up fifth, while Danie van Niekerk did the same to grab sixth from van der Walt on the final tour. JP’s day went from bad to worse when he was found underweight post-race to hand seventh to Paul Luti.
So, Keegan Campos took the day overall to check Brad Liebenberg’s recent advances on his championship advantage and consolidate his title lead. Liebenberg ended second on the day from Jonathan Mogotsi, Arnold Neveling, Tate Bishop, and Masters men Danie van Niekerk and Paul Luti. GTC SupaCup and the Extreme Festival head to the East London Grand Prix Circuit next on Saturday 22 July.
Volkswagen Motorsport thanks its partners CompCare Medical Scheme, Dunlop SportMaxx, Motul, Sparco and VW Genuine Parts.
Issued on behalf of Volkswagen Motorsport
Photography by: Andre Laubscher
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