Franco Di Matteo with his jaw-dropping-awe-inspiring-blindingly-fast Alfa GT will take the lead in Class A+.
Tony Sharp is expected to lead the Class A challenge in his Alfa Romeo Giulietta Turbo and has issued a challenge to his fellow competitors to catch him. Bjorn Gebert in the Alfa Romeo GTV will for sure be one of those challengers. Also expected to be lining up on the A grid will be Jose De Carvalho in his Alfa 155.
The rejuvenated Inland Championship Roadshow will head to the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom on 2 April for the second round of the 2016 season.
If the first round of the year is anything to go by the Phakisa event is expected to produce even more action and excitement.
The Big Boss Auto Super Saloon category will certainly be one of the highlights of the day with the V8 rolling thunder of the GTA class a firm favourite with the crowds. The old guard was certainly given a big surprise by the new generation of youngsters who have joined the class. Seef Fourie Junior (Chev Lumina) and Amos Cockerham Junior (Chev Corvette) kept the seasoned campaigners like multiple champions Ben Morgenrood (Ford Mustang) and Franco Di Matteo (Jaguar) on their toes.
The return of Mackie Adlem (Jaguar) and Terry Wilford (Ford Falcon) to the field also added to the spectacle. Of great interest at this round will be the addition of Devin Robertson (Chev Corvette) who is expected to cause a few upsets himself. Jody Vianna (Mazda RX8) should head up the GT3 field at his home circuit with Adrian Dalton (VW Golf) a likely contender in GT4. Jimmy Tsimenglou (BMW M3) will once again challenge for the GT5 honours.
The Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series will once again bring their one make formula back to the Inland Championship. With four different classes making up the category, the action is expected to be fast and furious.