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Dunlop’s extreme supercars racing coup

by Motorsport Media - 12 Mar 2024


Extreme Supercars will all race on Dunlop from Saturday


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Extreme Supercars will all race on Dunlop

While most of the cars competing in all classes at Saturday’s South African National Championship Extreme Festival season opener at Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway will race on its rubber, it is still a huge weekend for Dunlop Tyres. While they have already raced as such at the Passion for Speed races in January, it will be the first time the entire Extreme SuperCars field races on Dunlop tyres.

 

“This weekend will be Dunlop’s first having all the Extreme SuperCars racing on our tyres,” Sumitomo Rubber South Africa PR and Events Manager Joanne de Freitas confirmed. “This is a massive scoop for Dunlop, for not only is Extreme Supercars driven by Dunlop a fantastic series, but we are delighted that the fastest cars racing in South Africa have had no hesitation at all to collectively put their complete trust into our product. Extreme SuperCars driven by Dunlop is another glistening jewel in our motorsport crown!”      

 

Saturday’s Extreme Supercars driven by Dunlop races also promise epic action throughout. Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO duo Stuart White’s Into Africa Wurth car and Trans Africa Racing man Jonathan du Toit ought to have their hands full with local lads, Dayne Angel in his Autohaus Angel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 and Paarl hero Dawie Joubert’s Ferrari-powered Lotus Exige. Never mind Franco Scribante’s wild Porsche 997, Gianni Giannoccaro’s BISC Stradale Nismo GT-R and Arnold Neveling’s Goscor Stradale Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO.

 

White and du Toit are only two of six Huracáns entered. Add PE visitors Aldo and Silvio Scribante, Xolile Letlaka’s Into Africa version, and Ricardo Giannoccaro’s G & H Transport Cugini car. Charl Arangies however steps apart from the Huracan crowd in his Stradale Lamborghini Gallardo GT3, while Durban duo Sun Moodley and Andrew Culbert race two Bigfoot Mercedes-AMG GT3s. Ant Blunden is in a Porsche 991 Cup, and Giacomo Giannoccaro his G & H Audi R8 LMS GT4.

 

Adding even more variety, Kris Budnik will be out in his Bucketlist Dodge Viper V10, while five BMWs include local duo Mike Verrier’s mad Corvette powered Nian du Toit Racing BMW Z4 and Marco Retter in a Progress Precision Engineering NDT 330 turbo. Plus Jozi duo, Renzo Torrente’s ATM Chiptuning M4 GT4 and Uli Sanne in his far more conventional Z4.

 

Saturday’s Extreme Supercars driven by Dunlop, race on a thrilling and varied Killarney race card, with most classes competing on Dunlop tyres, each with something to celebrate. The South African Touring Cars debut in their new guise, SATC SupaCup is now a VW vs Toyota affair and none of the now Astron Energy sponsored Dunlop-shod Polo drivers have yet to win a Cup race!

 

Racing starts mid-morning at Killarney Saturday 16 March, with Extreme Supercars driven by Dunlop racing three times through the day with starts scheduled for 12h30, 14h55 and 16h45, respectively. See you at Killarney!

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