SAGT Round 8 Race 2: Season finale perfect result for Squadro GhostworX

Basheer Jadwat won the final race of the 2014 season at Spa-Francorchamps.

The field through Eau Rouge for the first time.

The field through Eau Rouge for the first time.

Having just secured the 2014 Drivers Championship in race 1, Jadwat lead the field into La Source (turn 1) for the very first time.

Light opening lap contact with Juan Liebenberg (Team Ryoku) forced Chris Browne (GhostworX 3.0) wide allowing Boyd Bryson (Xtreme Racing) through to 4th position and with a good run at Liebenberg out of Eau Rouge and up the hill. Unfortunately for Bryson his Mercedes-Benz went wide at Les Combes allowing Liebenberg back into 3rd position and Browne into 4th.

Round debutant Peter van Vuuren scored a solid 6th placed finish.

Round debutant Peter van Vuuren scored a solid 6th placed finish.

During the opening stages round debutant Peter van Vuuren (Rebel GhostworX) impressed holding his own in 7th position. Nazeem Edwards (Nexus Racing) showed great pace in 6th, catching Bryson, until a spin during lap 2 at Les Combes dropped him down the field.

By the half point of the race the order at the front stayed constant however pressure was building as the front 5 cars stayed close together. With a better drive out of Eau Rouge Edwards put a put a text-book move on Johannes Coetsee (GhostworX 3.0) out-braking him intp Les Combes for 7th. Coetsee maintained pace with Edwards and left it to the dieing moments of the race to pass Edwards down Blanchimont to emerge in 7th under braking for the Chicane.

Liebenberg side by side with Bentz approaching the final corner of the race.

Liebenberg side by side with Bentz approaching the final corner of the race.

In a last ditch last corner effort Liebenberg tried valiantly to win his race long battle with 2nd placed man Bentz. Liebenberg managed to get alongside Bentz through Blanchimont but unfortunately he ran wide before the Chicane.

It was another great driving display from Jadwat to pick up his 5th win of the season and with Bentz holding off Liebenberg for 2nd it was the 3rd time Squadro GhostworX achieved a perfect race result this season.

“I got off to a good start and maintained position. Jono and I were able to slightly break the guys behind with Jono firmly in my slip. We were running flat out all the way through and it was fantastic to see how close the times were. Jono, Juan and I were lapping every lap within a few 100ths. Jono ran wide at Pouhon which allowed me to break slip and from thereon I just tried to keep that gap. Finished the season with a win. Thanks to our sponsors and Jason for organising.” says Jadwat

“Good start and slotted in nicely behind Bash. I was on his bumper on the straight but held back as we knew we needed to try gap p3. Impossible as Juan was right on my ass!!! I pushed hard behind Bash and ultimately I think the slip grip hurt my fronts as I began pushing wide on corners. This almost ended my race once or twice and put me in a bad position having to defend my position from Juan in the last dying laps. P2 was a feel-good result for me! Good job on the win Bash and well done Juan on P3!” says Bentz

“Again had a terrible start, cars front end pushed wide exiting T1 and Chris and myself made slight contact. I was out of shape after that, which allowed Boyd to close right up to me exiting eau rouge, I was very late on the brakes going into the chicane but Boyd was even later on the brakes. I thought I would hold back, because I doubt that he would make the turn. And he didn’t, so I cut back and passed him. Followed after Bash and Jono from there, closing the gap 1 lap, then loosing time again the next. It carried on like this to the end. P3 still very happy about that.” says Liebenberg

Race 2 results:

Round 8 Race 2: Spa-Francorchamps 09 December 2014

Round 8 Race 2

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Jason, fueled by his passion for Sim Racing, Motorsport and Entrepreneurship, is working to, not only establish Sim Racing as a major eSport in South Africa, but also to establish sim racing as a grass-roots gateway to 'real world' Motorsport. Jason is the founder and owner of Sim Race South Africa - www.simracesa.co.za. Contact Jason by email: jason@simracesa.co.za

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