Spectacular superbike action awaits the crowds at East London’s Scribante circuit this weekend as possible championship runners-up Sheridan Morias and Trevor Crookes go head-to-head in the next two rounds.

Spectacular superbike action awaits the crowds at East London’s Scribante circuit this weekend as possible championship runners-up Sheridan Morias and Trevor Crookes go head-to-head in the next two rounds.

Hudson Kennaugh has already been crowned Superbike champion and is likely to again head the entry list on his Cell C Suzuki and possibly take both wins as well.

Team-mate Crookes and Morias (First Technology Honda) will be involved in another fierce battle for the championship’s second position. The 18-year old Morias, renowned for sliding his Honda Fireblade into corners, has been causing sparks this season and there is little doubt that he’ll be a crowd-pleaser on Saturday.

Backing Morias will be the fearless Shaun Whyte. At the last race at Phakisa, Whyte showed his determination after he came from the back of the field to claim fourth position. Arushen Moodley will be astride the remaining Fireblade and currently lies fourth in the competition.

"The team has set up lap records," said the Honda team manager Robbie Petersen. “Our turn to get an overall win must come soon. We are just a fraction of a second away from doing just that.

"Our Honda CBR 1000 RR Fireblades showed their speed at East London in August with Morais, Whyte and Moodley finishing second, third and fourth,” Peterson added.

However, guaranteed to complicate matters are the three Kawasaki riders Stewart MacLeod, Garth Norris and Robert Cragg. The green machines are gaining speed with every race and could upset several riders’ podium chances.

Yamaha riders Greg Dreyer, Russell Wood, Gavin Ramsay and Graeme van Breda should all benefit from the fast-paced circuit on Saturday. Privateer Noel Haarhoff on his Imtech Suzuki and the Bike SA/USN Suzuki team’s Charles Grassie and Donovan Fourie will also be hoping for some good fortune in Saturday’s races.