Hudson Kennaugh emerged as the superbike hero at round six and seven of the SA Superbike Championship this weekend as he raked in both of the day’s victories on his Suzuki.

Hudson Kennaugh emerged as the superbike hero at round six and seven of the SA Superbike Championship this weekend as he raked in both of the day’s victories on his Suzuki.

Saturday’s opening race saw a three-sided Suzuki battle as Kennaugh, his Cell

C Suzuki Team mate Trevor Crookes and privateer Noel Haarhoff on his Imtech Suzuki GSX1000R battled for top honours.

Each of the three riders took a turn at the front, but Kennaugh led when it mattered, crossing the finish line on the final tour. Haarhoff snatched second place from Crookes by a mere one hundredth of a second.

Following a race-long scrap, fourth and fifth positions went to Greg Dreyer on his Autopage Cellular Yamaha R1 and Sheridan Morias (First Technology Honda CBR 1000RR Fireblade).

Current South African Champion Russell Wood rode his Autopage Cellular

Yamaha R1 to sixth place, just ahead of Arushen Moodley (First Technology Honda Fireblade) and Greame van Breda on his Kreepy Krauly Yamaha R1.

Kennaugh led the second race from start to finish on his GSX1000R, followed to the line again by team-mate Crookes.

“I am more than happy about winning, but this streak can not possibly last for ever. The rest of the people will catch up soon, and then these winning title points will become doubly precious,” Kennaugh said after the second race where he strengthened his 2004 championship lead and set a new superbike lap record at Kyalami.

This time round, Dreyer rode his Yamaha to third spot ahead of Haarhoff on his Suzuki. Fifth and sixth went to First Technology Honda Fireblade racers Arushen Moodley and Sheridan Morias, followed by Van Breda on his Yamaha.

Former Superbike Champion Stewart MacLeod rode the 2004 Kawasaki ZX10 Ninja in its local racing debut, scoring respective eighth and ninth places on the brand new green machine.