Johan Fourie during the first Sasol GTC race at the Killarney International Raceway - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Frustration for Fourie at Killarney

What was destined to be a happy Sasol GTC weekend at home for Johan Fourie, quickly turned into 36 hours of heartbreak at the Killarney International Raceway outside Cape Town. The EPS Racing BMW driver had to settle for a sixth place finish during the first race on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The second race saw him retiring early during the race. Following a complete rebuild of the car, the multiple South African champion took it around the circuit for…

Table Mountain and enthusiastic Cape Town crowd made for a good backdrop to Stiaan Kriel’s victory in the first MotorMart VW Challenge race - Picture by Jason Hanslo

Kriel treats Killarney crowd to victory in exciting MotorMart VW Challenge

A good crowd at the Killarney International Raceway were treated to a victory by Stiaan Kriel in the opening race of the MotorMart VW Challenge on Saturday, April 21. The Pozidrive / Kalex Volkswagen Polo driver was on par to make it a full house of points during the second race, but a mechanical problem intervened. As former Cape Town resident and competitor, Kriel was always one of the firm favourites heading into the weekend. His good pace during Friday’s…

Polo - Clinton Bezuidenhout - Glyco - Picture by David Ledbitter

Clinton Bezuidenhout top-scores for Signature Motorsport

Clinton Bezuidenhout and Signature returned to top form in the second round of the Engen Polo Cup held at Cape Town’s Killarney raceway on Saturday. Having initially discovered the new turbo-charged Volkswagen Polo GTi is a difficult beast to drive, he mastered the car which he ably demonstrated by qualifying inside the top six and racing to the final step of the podium.  The Glyco Polo driver finished sixth in race two which gave the 16-year-old third place overall for…

Devin Robertson - Champion MINI - Picture by David Ledbitter

Signature Motorsport MINI team banks podium in the Cape

Signature Motorsport’s pair of MINI John Cooper Works fought a brave rearguard action at Killarney Raceway which hosted the second round of the Sasol GTC2 Championship. The weekend got off to a great start when Devin Robertson slotted his Champion MINI into second place on the grid and raced to second place after a close-fought battle with Trevor Bland (VW Golf) and team-mate Brad Liebenberg in his Ferodo-backed MINI John Cooper Works.  The clash raged over the full eight laps…

Extreme Festival fully entertains Western Cape fans

The Western Cape Killarney circuit hosted the 2018 Extreme Festival Series on Saturday, with a large, enthusiastic crowd treated to a full day of high-speed spectacle. Officially, the day’s activities were topped by two races for Sasol Global Touring Cars. The opening race was dominated by the Engen Audi team’s Simon Moss and Michael Stephen, who finished in that order after leading from the start. They were chased to the flag by Michael van Rooyen (RSC BMW), Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol…