Spherical 4 of the Mobil 1 V8 Supercars championship at Killarney Worldwide Raceway this coming weekend (16-17 September) will emphasise the phrase “tremendous” in numerous features.
Because the coastal spherical for this yr’s championship, it carries a double factors payload, one thing that already could make or break a season. Nonetheless, with three races scheduled for the weekend, a full home of victories will see the winner take dwelling 150 factors as an alternative of fifty for a standard occasion.
That is 17 factors greater than the rating amassed to this point by the defending champion and factors chief, Mackie Adlem (#1 Adlem Auto Jaguar XKR). Within the opening three rounds, he has been locked in a fierce battle with Franco di Matteo (#3 Laude Jaguar XKR). The pair traded the primary 4 race wins of the season whereas making an attempt to outscore one another at any out there alternative.
Nonetheless, Spherical 3’s two race winners, Julian Fameliaris (#20 Lube-Web / Di Matteo Racing Chevrolet Corvette) and Warren Lombard (#6 PepBoys Automotive Ford Falcon), can be wanting to repeat their exploits. As two of the youthful drivers within the collection, each have proven wonderful tempo because the 2021 season and can be eager to determine themselves as common frontrunners. Fameliaris is simply 15 factors adrift of Di Matteo, whereas Lombard has 82 factors to his identify.
Keen to maneuver again up the ladder following his unlucky Spherical 3 outing can be Terry Wilford (#21 Fuchs Lubricants Ford Mustang), who has 79 factors to indicate for the season. Wilford and sixth-placed Thomas Reib (#9 Mobil 1 / Café 9 Automotive Chevrolet Lumina) shared the wins within the 2021 Cape City go to. Reib, with 44 factors, has constantly been a powerful drive within the collection over the previous years and the payload for Cape City might see him proper again into title competition after lacking the second spherical. Additionally on 44 factors is David Coetzee (#53 ELKSA Competitors / Adlem Auto Ford Falcon), who can be keen to place his hand up as the subsequent in line to win a race.
Sam Dahl (#98 Arcprotech Ford Falcon), contemporary from his profitable marketing campaign within the Scandinavian motorsport season, can be eager to impress on the circuit the place he made his Mobil 1 V8 Supercars debut in 2021. Following intensive restore work on his #111 AMTEC / N4 Autocraft Chevrolet Corvette, JP Nortje returns for the primary time because the season opener. It has been a big whereas since Auke Compaan competed, however he’s trying ahead to placing his rebuilt #66 Hurricane Motorsport Ford Mustang by means of its paces in Cape City. Micheal Nel (Gears for Africa Chevrolet Lumina), Carl Nel (#15 Gears For Africa Chevrolet Lumina), and Steve Herbst (#7 PPG Coatings / Prei Instrumentation / QI Programs Ch) will hope that they’ve put the mechanical points hampering their campaigns to an finish.
The “tremendous” weekend doesn’t cease with the on-track competitors, although, with African Group Lubricants additionally taking the chance to introduce their prolonged vary of domestically manufactured merchandise. Previously often called Centlube, the corporate obtained the rights to distribute ExxonMobil’s vary of merchandise within the South African market in 2014. The long-term emphasis was to advertise native manufacturing, which was not solely perceived to be accepted extra positively by the South African market however would additionally profit the native economic system. This led to the approval to domestically manufacture a specific business and industrial-grade product line in 2017, with authorisation to domestically manufacture chosen client merchandise obtained on the finish of 2021.
To mark the primary batch of domestically manufactured client merchandise to come back off the manufacturing line at Africa Group Lubricants’ mixing facility in Boksburg, the Mobil 1 V8 Supercars rivals have modified their automotive branding from the customary Mobil 1 to Mobil Tremendous decals. Africa Group Lubricants proudly introduces the next merchandise: Mobil Tremendous 1000 20W50, Tremendous 1000 X1 15W40 and Tremendous 1000 X1 10W40.
Nicole Jooste, Advertising and marketing Supervisor for African Group Lubricants, is worked up concerning the journey forward. “That is actually an thrilling time for us, particularly with reaching an essential aim for the corporate. Involving our premier motorsport collection is the appropriate option to make the announcement, notably with the super-weekend deliberate for Cape City. We will’t anticipate the beginning of the race weekend as we all know the result of this championship spherical can be simply as massive because the constructive contribution we’re making to South Africa’s economic system.”
The primary two of Saturday’s three races can be contested over eight laps and can begin at 10:05 and 13:35. Race 3, run over 10 laps, will begin at 16:35. Spectator tickets might be bought instantly from Killarney Worldwide Raceway. All Saturday’s races may also be streamed reside on the Mobil 1 V8 Supercars Fb web page and 2WheelsTV YouTube channel.
Revealed by Reynard Gelderblom
Image Caption: Warren Lombard sporting the Mobil Tremendous branding
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