A level-headed drive from Johan Fourie saw him finish the firth race in third place - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Double podium for Fourie at wet Port Elizabeth Sasol GTC

Saturday, July 14 saw Johan Fourie adding two more podium finishes to his 2018 Sasol GTC tally at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack. Despite tricky weather conditions the EPS Racing BMW driver delivered to solid performances to finish as one of the stars of the day. The first two of Friday’s practice sessions were conducted in rainy conditions providing the VM Innovations team adequate time to ensure a strong setup. The circuit did dry out during the course of the afternoon…

Victory is Round 4 of the Sasol GTC championship saw big smiles on the faces of the EPS Racing Team and created a positive atmosphere which they would like to maintain - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Fourie ready to continue good form at Port Elizabeth Sasol GTC

Following Johan Fourie’s recent victory during Round 4 of the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship at the Border Motorsport East London Grand Prix Circuit, the EPS Racing Team is getting ready for another coastal race weekend. Round 5 of the championship will see them in action at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, July 14 and will provide the team with another two scoring opportunities to climb up the championship table. “We’re pretty much back where we want…

Johan Fourie pushing hard in his EPS Courier Service BMW GTC - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Tough day for Fourie despite good pace in fiercely contested Sasol GTC races

Although Port Elizabeth is commonly dubbed the friendly city, it did not prove to be the friendliest hunting ground for Johan Fourie in his EPS Courier Services BMW during the fifth round of the 2017 Sasol GTC Championship. The team could however leave the Aldo Scribante Racetrack with some positive data after their Saturday, July 15 encounter following two well-contested races. The Friday saw the team working hard on a strategy to counter tyre degradation on the abrasive surface during…

Volkswagen Driver Search graduate Jonathan Mogotsi took his VW Driving Academy Polo to a brilliant victory in Saturday’s second Engen Volkswagen Cup race. - Picture by David Ledbitter

Extreme Festival’s successful Eastern Cape Visit

The 2017 Extreme Festival visited the Aldo Scribante circuit near Port Elizabeth on Saturday, treating a large Eastern Cape crowd to a full programme of spectacular motorsport. Top billing belonged to the Sasol Global Touring Car category, where local hero Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi) took pole position in Friday’s official qualifying session. Stephen backed that up with a flawless victory in Saturday’s first race, chased to the flag by his Engen Xtreme Audi team-mate Simon Moss, championship point leader…

Chris Shorter - Picture by David Ledbitter

Chris Shorter continues the Signature Motorsport MINI crusade

Chris Shorter claimed a close-fought maiden GTC2 victory in his Champion MINI John Cooper Works at Aldo Scribante­­ in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, having claimed the closest ever pole position in the series’ history. Brad Liebenberg, in the Ferodo MINI John Cooper Works had a quiet weekend by his standards, having dominated three of the last four rounds. The weekend got off to a frenetic start when Chris scraped onto pole position by 1/1000th of a second ahead of newcomer…