The Gauteng resident has steadily been raking up points and has finished on the podium for the last three consecutive events.
Whilst Craig has much testing experience at the Pretoria West circuit, it has been some two years since he last raced there. A serious accident last year meant that he had to sit out the 2002 Zwartkops round and he is understandably champing at the bit to compete at his other “home” event.
“Whilst I live just down the road from Kyalami, it is at Zwartkops that I do most of my testing, so I feel more familiar with this circuit than any other”. Quipped Craig.
With class C being an all Honda affair, the Sabat team are expecting a tight battle at the front and some extremely close lap times, especially during qualifying.
Nicholson is bullish about his prospects come Saturday. “ I know the track well and expect to be on the pace this weekend, I’m sure it will be a tough fight as we get into the second half of the season and those championship points become more important. All of the front-runners have well sorted cars by now and any victory will be hard fought. We will also have to keep an eye on the midfield runners who will definitely benefit from the success ballast advantage they currently hold at the tight Zwartkops circuit. The circuit will be conducive to extremely close racing and the crowds should be treated to a real door handle to door spectacle on Saturday”.
Craig has not done any testing of late, as the Sasol Fuelled Sabat car required a new gearbox, which has taken a little time to arrive. With a new “trannie” at his disposal, Nicholson will be looking to reward the team for all their efforts with a top slot finish.
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