Johan Fourie race day was hindered by gearshift related issues with him only securing sixth place in the opening race - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Gearshift problems results in dismal weekend for Fourie

It was another frustration filled day for Johan Fourie at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, May 12. Round 3 of the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship saw him try his utmost best, but mechanical issues with the EPS Racing BMW had the final say on the weekend. Friday morning started with Fourie competing a fair amount of laps during the first practice session. Some mechanical difficulties loomed during the second session, but the team felt confident that they would be able to…

Jeffrey Kruger bagged a podium in the day’s second Engen Polo Cup race - Picture by Paul Blackburn

Kruger takes podium amidst Polo Cup carnage

Some good decisions can prove costly. This is something that Engen Polo Cup Championship leader Jeffrey Kruger learned the hard way at Zwartkops Raceway. Round 3 of the 2018 championship saw him come home with one podium finish and a disqualification. Friday saw Kruger completing three solid practice sessions leaving the Universal Racing team confident about their chances for Saturday. It was evident from start that the tight nature of the relatively short circuit outside Centurion will make passing very…

Darren Oates - Payen Polo - Picture by David Ledbitter

Darren Oates takes first podium of the season for Signature Motorsport

Round three of the Engen Polo Cup held at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday was a day of mixed fortunes for the three-car Signature Motorsport Team. On one hand, Darren Oates raced his Payen Polo GTi to a maiden podium for the team in the first race while on the other end of the spectrum Clinton Bezuidenhout (Glyco Polo GTi) was involved in a nasty accident that saw his car written off. The youngest member of the team, Altan Bouw (Champion/Ferodo…

Ferodo MINI JCW - Brad Liebenberg - Picture by David Ledbitter

Victory and podiums for Signature Motorsport MINI Team

The third round of the Sasol GTC2 Championship proved to be a happy hunting ground for the Ferodo and Champion MINI John Cooper Works pair of Brad Liebenberg and Devin Robertson. Brad set the fastest lap time in the final free practice session but Devin crashed into the turn four wall. The MINI was bruised and battered, leaving the Signature Motorsport Team with a late night repair job. On race day, Brad slotted his Ferodo MINI into second place after…

Johan Fourie is confident about the performance of his EPS Racing BMW around Zwartkops Raceway - Picture by Heinrich Sauer

Big Sasol GTC weekend ahead for Fourie at Zwartkops

Following a very short break after his visit to the Killarney International Raceway, Johan Fourie has his sights set on a strong performance during Round 3 of the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship. The next stop on the calendar is Zwartkops Raceway just outside Centurion on Saturday, May 12. As multiple South African champion Fourie is by no means happy with his current seventh position on the championship table. From four starts he has recorded two finishes with 42 points behind…