Marx and van Dijk take another win PDF Print E-mail
Written by Paul Bedford   
Sunday, 12 December 2010 18:47

Barry Marx and Jolandi van Dijk continued their run of good form in the Red Square 2010 Inflatable World Championship today when they took another hat-trick of heat wins in the modified class on the second day of competition in the circuit racing discipline.

Behind them, however, things were not as clear cut. Carl Talbot and Jasme Jordaan, Lars Nilsson and Siyabonga Nkumbi, and Collin Gaffney and Bongani Ndesi all claimed a second place in one heat. Talbot and Jordaan had the best other results, giving them second overall. Nillson and Nkumbi ended the day in third ahead of Gaffney and Ndesi.

Rocco Erasmus and Yvette la Grange had to settle for fifth place overall ahead of Formyn and Beatrix de Kok.

In the blueprint class Des Potgieter and Ruan van Tonder had things almost all their own way and took a comfortable win. A consistent performance by Leon Kruger and Tiaan Janse van Rensburg brought them second overall ahead of Hilton Otto and Rudi van Wyk.

Yesterday’s winners, dZjan Schutte and Anzel Janse van Vuuren, hit a turn buoy in the second heat which led to their disqualification. Despite a win and a second place in the other two heats they ended the day in fourth place ahead of the Swedish duo of Peter and Dennis Reis. The Irish pair of Sean Dillon and Gary Hogg finished sixth.

Gordon and Donovan Butler were not troubled in any of the standard class heats and took convincing wins in all three. Esli Berry and Monica Fouche had to fight hard for second place, but did manage to get the better of Swedes Tobias Vikstrom and Mattias Jarvi.

Richard Horwell and Keith Holland ended in fourth overall after finishing fourth in all three heats. Fifth place went to Raynard Berry and Riaan Keyser with Tertius Bothma and Monique la Grange sixth and the Irish crew of Keith Plummer and Lee Casey in seventh.