DD2 - Bradley Liebenberg

Brad Liebenberg is currently the class act in South African karting. The 18-year-old from Fourways, Gauteng, says that for him motorsport is not just a sport, but  a way of life and a platform. ”You need to continuously develop and hone your skills to remain ahead of the competition,” he says.

Bradley’s record in karting and in main-circuit events is proof that he lives by this credo. He has won five South African karting titles, Four African Open titles and he is the first SA driver to win four titles back-to-back in the fastest karting class in the country – DD2 Gearbox – in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

He has competed on numerous occasions in the Rotax Grand Finals, and has come very close to a World Title in the DD2 class, qualifying on pole for the Final before suffering a mishap. In track racing Bradley  has also been sensation, competing in Polo Cup, where he won a Rookie of the year title in 2015 and finished a close second in 2016. In 2017 he has had a successful season driving a JCW Mini, and to date has won three races in the GTC2 category.

Watching Bradley race is like watching a man who is destined to win no matter what – even on the rare occasions when he doesn’t win he looks like it is only a matter of time!

2017 ROTAX DD2 POINT STANDINGS

Pos. No. Name Region Total 
1 12 Bradley Liebenberg NR 383
2 58 Benjamin Habig KZN 359
3 39 Jurie Swart WP 351
4 1 Michael Stephen EP 327
5 24 Ivana Cetinich NR 313
6 52 Justin Allison NR 308
7 96 Fabienne Lanz NR 292
8 169 Jonathan Pieterse KZN 285
9 23 Leeroy Poulter NR 278
10 84 Jonathan Thomas WP 256
11 66 Marouan Selmi NR 249
12 127 Pascal Acquaah NR 241
13 74 Robert Whiting KZN 236
14 63 Nicholas Spannoyannis NR 222
15 222 Bryn High EP 220
16 42 Julian van der Watt WP 206
17 136 Bevan Williams NR 197
18 43 Brandon Smith NR 183
19 38 Janco Venter NR 181
20 19 Karl Pitzer MOZ 151
21 99 Eugene Brittz NR 140
22 20 Cameron O'Connor NR 127
23 21 Michael Buchholz NR 126
24 139 Nicholas Verheul NR 103
25 112 Richard Fuller NR 85
26 25 Nathan Hammond NR 83
27 116 Trent Williams NR 79
28 56 Stan Whiting KZN 78
29 166 Justin Wilde KZN 75
30 48 Saul Hack NR 73
31 56 Luca Canderle KZN 70
32 266 Simon Wilde KZN 68
33 21 Andre Horeau KZN 63
34 44 Arnold Neveling NR 46
35 288 Conor Hughes MOZ 43
36 18 Cristian Bouche MOZ 38
37 40 Andrew Rackstraw WP 38
38 84 Adelino Maposse MOZ 37
39 85 Jacques De Bruyn WP 36
40 18 Shane Foley KZN 35
41 30 Richard van Heerde KZN 35
42 67 Ryan Wilde KZN 34
43 14 Mauro Almeida MOZ 34
44 46 Ernst Viljoen WP 33
45 69 Alister Mingay KZN 33
46 16 Joel Smith KZN 32
47 55 Phillipe Chapat NR 32
48 15 Dane Temlett KZN 31
49 69 Bruno Sousa MOZ 27
50 32 Brent Moyle KZN 26
51 70 Tristan de Nobrega WP 23
52 95 Mohamed Bhaba KZN 23
53 44 Christopher Vrettos WP 22
54 32 Gary Lennon WP 22
55 68 Roy Gruer WP 22
56 62 Marco Viegas WP 22
57 25 Chad Evans EP 21
58 83 Andrea Furci NR 21
59 10 Leighton Swartz KZN 21
60 14 Dayne Van Rensburg NR 21
61 19 Dom Lincoln KZN 17
62 38 Simon Moss EP 13
63 11 Delano Fowler WP 12
64 22 Kean Barnard EP 12
65 17 Shayur Harpal NR 11
66 22 Clinton Moss EP 11
67 72 Richard Napier NR 11
68 26 Ronaldo Baptista NR 9
69 31 Anton Pommersheim NR 9
70 4 Raffaello Plotini NR 8
71 42 Daniel Duminy NR 8
72 15 Brett Jennings KZN 8
73 100 Ricki Datt NR 5
74 57 Simon Murray NR 4

 

  • point scoring*

*The SARMC series points are calculated by adding your Regional points to your National points with the following formula.

A driver must nominate the region in which he/she wishes to score points regionally – normally the region in which he/she lives. Nomination must be made after the first event. Points can be scored at the four SARMC regional races in the designated region with the two final heats per event counting.

The first three National rounds each have time trials and 3 (three) point scoring finals, while the fourth and final National event have time trials and 4 (four) point scorning finals.

Drivers score points from 6 out of the possible 8 regional finals and the best 10 finals out of a possible 13 finals at National events.

Exclusions must be counted as a best score.

Drivers who take part in Regional and National events will receive 1 (one) bonus point for each final started (crossing the start line).

The sum of points obtained in the best 6 (six) regional finals will be divided by 6 (six). The full score of the best 10 (ten) finals at National events will then be added to this number.
The accumulated bonus points will be added to the score above.