by Stretch Henrick
It has been a disappointing weekend.
First disappointment was listening to KFM on Friday morning in the van. Usually the only time I use the van on a Friday is before a race day as lunchtime we are off to Killarney for practice.
At 07h45 on Friday mornings, KFM phone Deon Joubert to hear about the weekends upcoming racing. His comment on Friday? “there is some karting on at Killarney but it is a stay at home weekend to watch rugby”. Disappointing.
Deon, the Regional karting event was last week. You also failed to mention the upcoming Short Circuit event. And this is not the first time you have done this. You of all people should know better, Deon. Motorsport deserves better, Killarney deserves better, Western Province Motor Club deserves better. Disapointing!
The second disappointment stemmed from the entries for Saturday – or rather the lack thereof. It is not that the usual people were watching the rugby instead as they were there as spectators. No, it was the excuses I heard, the most common being “there were too few entries so I did not enter as I did not want to race on my own”.
Well that is just counterproductive. The worst is that at least 3 abstainers in the same class used that excuse. That class would have three extra entries at least.
The other really disappointing excuse? “the dirt section (for Supermoto) does not look well prepared” According to those who rode it the dirt section was great! And besides, the circuit is the same for everybody. It is not like you get to ride on a bad section and I get the good section.
It is like that other old standby “I’m not racing until they change things” which is probably the most disappointing of all excuses. I have never figured out how boycotting things improves things. It is just political petulance.