Johan Fourie had a difficult weekend at home in his EPS Courier Services BMW GTC - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Heartbreak at home for Fourie

The much anticipated seventh round of the 2017 Sasol GTC Championship ended in heartache and despair at home for the EPS Courier Services Johan Fourie Racing team. The two championship races that took place at the Killarney International Raceway on Saturday, September 9 saw Fourie having to battle for minor placings in his BMW GTC. Friday afternoon’s qualifying session saw Fourie only registering the fifth best time for Saturday’s first race. The team set about on improving as much as…

Champion MINI JCW - Chris Shorter - Picture by David Ledbitter

Chris Shorter powers MINI John Cooper Works to Killarney GTC2 podium

Chris Shorter powered his Champion MINI John Cooper Works to a hard-fought podium finish in the second race of the Sasol GTC2 Championship held at Killarney Raceway in Cape Town this weekend, adding to his fifth place finish in race one.  Brad Liebenberg brought his Ferodo MINI John Cooper Works home in fourth and fifth place after a troubled qualifying session. It was a tough outing for the Signature Motorsport MINI team characterised by close competition as has become the…

Gennaro Bonafede - Picture by David Ledbitter

Bonafede and Stephen share victories at Killarney Raceway

Cape Town, South Africa – Round seven of the Sasol GTC Championship saw the two main title chasers share the spoils as Michael Stephen (Engen Audi GTC) and Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW GTC) raced bumper-to-bumper to claim a race win each at Killarney International Raceway, Cape Town. Bonafede, having clinched pole position by a scant 0.036 seconds ahead of Stephen, powered to a race-one victory with another narrow margin of 0.149 seconds. Race two, off an inverted grid, produced spectacular…

Gennaro Bonafede - Picture by David Ledbitter

Gennaro Bonafede bounces back at Killarney

Cape Town, South Africa – Gennaro Bonafede gave the Sasol GTC Racing Team reason to celebrate when the Sasol GTC Championship returned to Killarney Raceway in Cape Town for round seven of the touring car series. When the clocks were running for Friday’s all-important qualifying session, the #32 BMW GTC racing car stopped the clocks with a pole-winning time that was 0.036 seconds faster than Michael Stephen, the championship leader.  Robert Wolk in the #41 BMW GTC racing car was…

Chris Shorter - Picture by David Ledbitter

Signature MINI team aiming for double Killarney victory

The Signature Motorsport-run Champion and Ferodo MINI John Cooper Works team heads to Cape Town for round seven of the Sasol GTC2 Championship with everything still to play for in the challenge for the runner-up title position. Although Chris is currently fourth and Brad fifth, there is only a 63 point difference between fifth and second place. Six races remain with fifty points awarded for a win. Chris and Brad are focussed on the two races at Killarney, aiming to…