Devin Robertson - Picture by David Ledbitter

Mighty MINI battle in prospect as Signature Motorsport goes coastal

The top three contenders in the closely-fought Sasol GTC2 Championship are heading to Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway for another titanic struggle as the season hurtles towards a thrilling conclusion.

Devin Robertson - Picture by David Ledbitter
Devin Robertson – Picture by David Ledbitter

Facing a circuit that demands sharp handling and powerful brakes, Signature Motorsport’s pair of MINI racers are ready to exploit their car’s talents to their advantage. Given each driver’s ambition to be crowned GTC2 champion at the end of the season, Devin Robertson and Brad Liebenberg will be racing each other as hard as any other competitor. The team allows their drivers to race each other as long as they do not take each other out of the race.

Devin Robertson has powered his Champion MINI John Cooper Works to two victories, three runner-up placings and four third place finishes keeping his scoreboard ticking over steadily. His points tally sees him in second position on the overall championship ranking, 18 behind leader Keagan Masters (VW) and just two points ahead of his Ferodo MINI teammate Brad Liebenberg.

“Killarney has been good to me in other series in the past. I opened my GTC2 podium account at Killarney in April, so hopefully that trend will continue. The team and I will have to operate at ten 10ths the whole weekend. Killarney is a great circuit to race at with a large crowd creating an electric atmosphere,” said Robertson.

Brad Liebenberg - Picture by David Ledbitter
Brad Liebenberg – Picture by David Ledbitter

Liebenberg has an impressive report card this season: four victories, three second places and one bottom step of the podium, to leave him within shouting distance of the championship with four races remaining. He rates Killarney as his favourite circuit in the country and is relishing returning there one last time this year. “I’m determined to continue the fight for the title to the very end. It’s a three-way fight now which is going to be very exciting for the spectators. If I can take a good haul of points home and reduce the gap to Keagan it will be a successful weekend in my book.”

Signature Motorsport welcomes race fans to their pits to view the Ferodo and Champion MINI John Cooper Works cars and chat to the drivers between the races.

Story by David Ledbitter – Signature Motorsport

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