Maiden victories, debutants and upsets at Zwartkops GTC Spectacle

Simon Moss and Brad Liebenberg gradually extended their respective GTC and GTC2 championship leads during Round 5 at Zwartkops Raceway while their 2019 rivals moved closer to each other on the points table. The July 26-27 race weekend became the third consecutive round to see four different drivers earn the top step of the podium, including a maiden win for the WCT Engineering team in GTC while Paul Hill celebrated his first victory in GTC2. The weekend also saw two…

Challenging Zwartkops GTC2 weekend sees Adrian Wood celebrate podium finish

For a fifth-straight round in 2019, Adrian Wood increased his season’s podium tally at Round 5 of the GTC Championship while cementing his second place standings in the GTC2 class title fight despite mid-season technical changes that were implemented for the Volkswagen Motorsport South Africa entry. The July 26-27 race weekend saw the Kyocera-partnered driver finishing 22 points behind championship leader and teammate Brad Liebenberg, and still with a strong chance of fighting for a maiden GTC2 title by year’s…

Liebenberg leads GTC2 Championship at halfway mark heading in Zwartkops

Brad Liebenberg heads into Round 5 of the Global Touring Car Championship on top of the points table as the 2019 championship heads to Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria, marking the halfway-point in the season. So far this season, Liebenberg, in his Volkswagen South Africa-backed Golf 7 GTI, has been difficult to beat, having missed out on the champagne only once this season. Winning the first five races, Liebenberg scored a DNF at Round 3 in Cape Town, but bounced back…

Wood focussed to continue victorious form at Zwartkops

Adrian Wood is relishing the battle that lies ahead in the second half of the 2019 GTC2 season. Round 5 will see him taking on his rivals at Zwartkops Raceway on July 26-27 and he is determined to continue the momentum that saw him celebrate victory in his previous outing. The Kyocera Volkswagen Motorsport Golf driver is currently trailing his teammate Brad Liebenberg by 27 points, but is confident following his success at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack. “We have shown…

The second round of the 2019 GTC Championship gets underway. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

GTC Championship battle lines drawn as Zwartkops kicks off second half of the season

The 2019 GTC Championship is still wide open as the second half of the season is set to get started at Zwartkops Raceway in Gauteng this weekend (July 26-27). Simon Moss and Brad Liebenberg both still lead the respective GTC and GTC2 points tables heading into the fifth round of 2019, but there is no margin for comfort with eager challengers awaiting to make the most of every racing point on offer. The GTC Championship will very much be a…