Based on Toekomst support station departure times, Alex Harris has managed to close the time gap between himself and race leader Martin Dreyer to about 5 hours, from an earlier 5 hours 45 minutes at van de Venterskraal. Dreyer left shortly after 10h10 this morning from Toekomst, while Harris departed at about 15h10. Much of the narrowing of the gap had to do with Dreyer taking a significantly longer break at Tokomst earlier. However, by tonight the gap could possibly be a little less, as Dreyer appeared to take an incorrect turn, according to Tracker, not far before Kleinpoort, and had to backtrack, a move which looks to have cost half an hour. Other than the possible taking of an incorrect turn, the reason for Dreyer’s small “detour” is not apparent.
Dreyer is back on track and heading for Bucklands, while Harris has just moved past Darlington Dam