Despite power issues related to an accident Johan Fourie started his Sasol GTC season with a third place in the opening race - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Podium and high speed accident for Fourie in Sasol GTC thriller

Saturday, March 24 saw Johan Fourie’s 2018 Sasol GTC season starting off with a mixed bag of results at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand. Following a podium finish in the first race of the day, the multiple South African champion became a passenger in one of the fastest accidents witnessed in South African motorsport. Friday’s practice day arrived with its own set problems for the EPS Racing team. Throughout the three planned practice sessions Fourie could only managed…

Gennaro Bonafede - Picture by David Ledbitter

Spectacular season opener for Sasol GTC Racing Team at Kyalami

Midrand, South Africa – In an exciting and eventful start to the third season, Gennaro Bonafede got his 2018 Sasol GTC Championship off to an impressive start at Kyalami International Grand Prix Circuit when he banked pole position, took a commanding victory in the first race and claimed second place in the second race. In addition, he set the fastest lap in both races. Bonafede’s lead over Michael Stephen (Audi GTC) was 5.9 seconds which is a substantial margin given…

Sasol BMW GTC - Gennaro Bonafede - Picture by David Ledbitter

Sasol GTC entertains large Kyalami crowd

Midrand, South Africa – Gennaro Bonafede and Simon Moss shared race honours at the opening round of the Sasol GTC Championship held at the iconic Kyalami International Grand Prix Circuit. The racing was close throughout the field with numerous racing incidents keeping the spectators on the edge of their seats. Bonafede (Sasol BMW GTC) took the opening race victory from a dominant pole-position, followed home by the defending champion, Michael Stephen (Engen Audi GTC) with Johan Fourie (EPS Couriers GTC)…

Clinton Bezuidenthout - Glyco Polo - Picture by David Ledbitter

Signature Motorsport goes back to its roots in Polo Cup

After winning five Polo Cup championships in the past six years, including the last three in a row, Signature Motorsport has gone back to its roots for their 2018 campaign, fielding a team of three very young drivers in an attempt to discover the next big name in South African motorsport. Featuring all-new turbo-charged 2 litre motors in the Polo GTi campaigned this year, the off-season changes and workload in the workshop has been substantial. Joining Clinton Bezuidenhout after a…

Gennaro Bonafede won Saturday's opening Sasol Global Touring Car race at Kyalami in his Sasol BMW - Picture by David Ledbitter

Kyalami Races kicks off 2018 Extreme Festival series in crunching style

Spectacle, close competition and huge crashes typified the opening round of this year’s Extreme Festival Tour in front of a large crowd at Kyalami on Saturday. Officially, the event was headed up by two races for Sasol Global Touring Cars. The first race saw Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) leading from start to finish, chased home by Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi), Johan Fourie (EPS Couriers BMW), Simon Moss (Engen Xtreme Audi), and Mathew Hodges (VW Motorsport Jetta). Robert Wolk retired…