JOMO Sono is upbeat about the two riders his company is sponsoring being primed to do well at the World Superbike Championship in Johannesburg this weekend.
Through Safesky Africa Technology Sono has entered Lance Isaacs and Ronan Quarmby in the World Supersport category. The duo will be in action at the two-day championships at the Kyalami GP Circuit, starting on Saturday. Capetonian Isaacs, 32, and Quarmby, 19, of Johannesburg, will ride Ten Kate Racing Hondas.
"It's a pretty good team that we have entered for the GP in Kyalami and the duo are looking forward to doing well," Sono said. "We will make sure they remain focused."
The sixth round of the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) Superbike World Championship starts on Friday with qualifying for the Superbike and Supersport categories, followed by qualifying on Saturday and one Supersport and two Superbike races on Sunday.
A bonus before the race weekend starts is Thursday's free open paddock. The gates will be open to the public from 3pm to 4.30pm.
Three of South Africa's top riders will be also in action. Sheridan Morais, 25, the reigning national Interfile Superbike champion, will contest the two World Superbike races on Sunday on a third factory Aprilia alongside regular riders Max Biaggi of Italy and Leon Camier of the UK.