2023 SHC King of the Hill – Qualifying 2

Single Seaters and Sports Prototypes:

Having posted a solid qualifying time in Q1, Andre Bezuidenhout elected to skip Q2. This left Robert Wolk to lead the second session, albeit 0.6 sec slower than his previous run (37.965 sec). Formula VW driver Andrew Rackstraw was second (40.479 sec), 0.6 sec ahead of Rui Campos in the V8-powered Shelby CanAm, with Byron Mitchell just 0.150 behind him in another Formula VW car.

Modified Saloon Cars:

Reghard Roets recovered from his wayward Q1 lap to set his fastest time of the day (38.496 sec) in his Nissan R35 GT-R, known as Armageddon. Arch-rival Franco Scribante was back in action after replacing the damaged rear prop shaft on his GT-R, referred to as The Sherriff, and he also went faster to slot into second place on 39.021 sec, with Petter Solberg completing his run in third place on 40.230 sec.

Pieter Zeelie stopped shortly after the start with a broken driveshaft, while Dawie Joubert completed his first run of the day in the Ferrari 488-powered Lotus Exige with a time of 41.872 seconds to go fourth.

Road-going Saloon Cars & Supercars:

As a model of consistency, JP van der Walt posted another near-identical time of 44.688 seconds I the Porsche 911 Turbo S – a mere 0.022 sec off his Q1 run. Meanwhile Garth Mackintosh has certainly upped his game in the qualifying sessions in the McLaren 720s, crossing the timing beam in 44.919 seconds to go second, with Clint Weston third with his quickest time so far of 45.948 seconds in the Mercedes-AMG A45S.

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Release compiled by Colin Mileman (082-897-6145 colin@milemanmedia.co.za)