Suzuki’s domination in this season’s SA Superbike Championship came under serious threat this weekend by none other than the spectacular Sheridan Morias.

Suzuki’s domination in this season’s SA Superbike Championship came under serious threat this weekend by none other than the spectacular Sheridan Morias.

Although current points leader Hudson Kennaugh (Cell C Suzuki) won both races on Saturday, it was not all plain sailing for the on-form team.

The first race was finished in almost customary fashion with Kennaugh leading from start to finish, followed closely by his team mate Trevor Crookes. They were hounded throughout the race by First Technology Honda Fireblade riders Arushen Moodley and Sheridan Morias who finished third and fourth, ahead of Greg Dreyer (Autopage Cellular Yamaha R1), Noel Haarhoff (ImTech Suzuki), Russell Wood (Autopage Cellular Yamaha) and Robert Cragg (Kawasaki ZX10).

Early in the second race, Morias blasted to the front followed closely by Kennaugh, Moodley, Crookes and Dreyer.

While Morias hung on to the lead, Moodley relentlessly attacked Kennaugh until the final three laps of the race when a real spectacle unfolded.

With Morias and Kennaugh arriving at several corners side by side Kennaugh eventually snatched the lead on the final lap, passing

Morias on the outside of the downhill, 200 km/h Havoline Sweep.

The young Honda challenger finished two-tenths of a second behind the winner, while Moodley took third place.

Honda’s Shaun Whyte, privateer Noel Haarhoff, Graeme van Breda (Kreepy Krauly Bioguard Yamaha R1), Greg Dreyer and Garth Norris (Arlen Ness Kawasaki) completed the order.

Clinton Seller (Sell-Mar Aluminium Suzuki) won the 600 cm3 Supersport class both times, ahead of Darryn Upton (Kreepy Krauly Bioguard Yamaha).