Comfortable SAGT win for Bryson at Monza, Rossouw and de Villiers impress

A comfortable win for Boyd Bryson saw him cross the finishing line at Monza to claim his sixth win of the 2015.2 SA simGT Series, and to furthermore extend his Drivers’ Championship lead over defending champion Basheer Jadwat to a significant 21 points.

The four-way battle for sixth between Heyneke, Browne, Steyn and de Villiers.

The four-way battle for sixth between Heyneke, Browne, Steyn and de Villiers.

Bryson proved incredibly fast during practice and qualifying and this no doubt spurred on Jason Absmeier to try his utmost to unsettle and pass Bryson during the opening stages, however it was not to be as Bryson raced away to open a two second gap by the end of lap 5.

As the race developed, two significant clusters formed namely; the three-way battle for third between Jadwat, Johannes Coetsee and Gabriel Rossouw, and the four-way battle for sixth position between Chris Heyneke, Chris Browne, Markus Steyn and Jacques de Villiers. Both battles proved exciting to watch.

Rossouw passes Absmeier for second position.

Rossouw passes Absmeier for second position.

Rossouw proved impressive throughout the race, the GT-AM Class driver started from fifth position to pass Jadwat under braking for Roggia, slip by Coetsee after an error and ran down Absmeier eventually passing him, for second position, with another exciting move at Roggia. Rossouw went on to win the GT-AM Class and to further close the GT-AM championship gap to leader Gert James. The latter part of the race saw another GT-AM Class driver Jacques de Villiers enjoy a fantastic run to pass both, within just three corners, the fighting BMWs of Chris Browne and Markus Steyn for seventh position.

Another than a brief period during the pit-stop phase which saw only Rossouw to slip by and lead briefly, Bryson dominated the race and with just four rounds remaining has, together with Jadwat, cemented his position as one of the firm favorites to claim the Drivers’ Championship come the final round at the end of September.

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Race results:

Round 8

About Jason Holden-Jones (358 Articles)
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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