Johan Fourie closely pursued by eventual winner Michael Stephen during the second Sasol GTC race - Picture by Paul Blackburn

A short taste of victory for second placed Fourie

Turbulence might have been expected for Johan Fourie’s flight to Gauteng for the fourth round of the 2017 Sasol GTC Championship, but the June 15 and 16 race weekend at Zwartkops Raceway proved to be a bumpy ride as well for the EPS Courier Services BMW GTC driver. The Friday would literally see him climb all the way to the top, only to be knocked down. During Thursday’s free practice sessions Fourie was constantly posting top-three times with the Fast…

Stiaan Kriel driving his new look Spanjaard Vokswagen Polo at Zwartkops Raceway -Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Team work makes the dream team win

Round 4 of the 2017 VW Challenge formed part of the bumper edition Extreme Festival at Zwartkops  Raceway on Saturday, June 17 with Stiaan Kriel having to deal with ups and downs throughout the day. The Class A championship leader persevered to finish the day in victorious fashion behind the wheel of his new-look Spanjaard Vokswagen Polo. Friday afternoon saw the first free practice session taking place with the team having the chance to identify the key areas where they…

Brad Liebenberg-Ferodo MINI - Picture by David Ledbitter

Signature’s MINI magic continues at Zwartkops

Brad Liebenberg produced another excellent performance in his Ferodo MINI John Cooper Works at Zwartkops Raceway outside Pretoria on Friday, when he claimed another victory for Signature Motorsport. It was a solid performance from the entire team as Chris Shorter, having missed the free practice sessions, shadowed his team-mate across the line in a close second place, the best position yet for the Champion MINI John Cooper Works and the team’s first one-two result in the MINI’s short GTC2 racing…

Sasol BMW GTC -Gennaro Boanfede - Picture by David Ledbiter

Bonafede and Stephen share the wins in thrilling Sasol GTC Zwartkops races

Pretoria, South Africa – Gennaro Bonafede and Michael Stephen took the line honours at the fourth round of the Sasol GTC Championship at Zwartkops Raceway on Friday. Bonafede extended his championship lead while Stephen has taken over second place in the standings as the series nears the season mid-point. The two  races produced high performance competition, with the front-runners racing the 2.4km long circuit 2.5 seconds faster than when the Sasol GTC Championship started in August last year. Qualifying again…

Gennaro Bonafede - Picture by David Ledbitter

Bonafede extends championship lead after Zwartkops races

Pretoria, South Africa – Gennaro Bonafede extended his lead of the Sasol GTC Championship after powering his Sasol GTC racing car to a first and third place positions in the two races held at Zwartkops Raceway on Friday. Bonafede bagged 11 bonus points for qualifying in pole position and setting both race fastest laps, a handy boost as the season nears the halfway mark. Robert Wolk, in the second Sasol GTC Racing Team entry, slotted his BMW GTC into third…