Marx taking the Class C lead in Race 2. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Marx defies odds to extend championship lead

If Lady-Luck found a favourite venue to visit in 2018, it certainly must be the TiNCo Motorsport pit garage on Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series weekends. Heading into the penultimate round of the 2018 season at Zwartkops Raceway, Antonie Marx had a mere one-point lead in the championship. With the odds stacked against him while struggling with power issues in his Xado BMW M3, he ended the Saturday, October 13 race day in an even stronger position. “After fitting the…

Antonie Marx during the announcement of new title sponsor Xado Smart Nanotechnology on Saturday morning

The long road to a Phakisa victory for Marx

Sprint races are not always merely a short trip to victory. This is something that Antonie Marx found out first hand on Saturday, September 15. A victory and second place during Round 6 of the 2018 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series comes with a story of hard work and him nearly not even lining up on the grid at the Phakisa Freeway. Leading both the Class C and overall championships heading into the round, Marx was eager to maintain his…

Antonie Marx heading up the Class C field on his previous visit to the Phakisa Freeway; a position that he would love to maintain during Round 6 - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Marx aims to stay on top of the table at the Phakisa Freeway

The Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series is heading to the Free State for their second visit to the Phakisa Freeway in 2018. Championship leader Antonie Marx is looking to strengthen his grip on the title, but knows that success at the fast and flowing circuit requires a calculated strategy for Round 6 on  Saturday, September 15. In Class C he finds himself ahead with a comfortable margin of 18 points over Craig Ball. He’s primary focus will be to build…

Antonie Marx during Round 4 in his Atomic Oil BMW M3 - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Midway point in season sees Marx in strong position

With the halfway point in the 2018 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series Championship reached, things are dead-even at the top of the championship. Antonie Marx finds himself as joint-leader in the overall championship heading into Round 5 at Zwartkops Raceway just outside Centurion. Will he be able to emerge as undisputed leader following the Saturday, July 21 race day? Although Round 4 at Midvaal Raceway saw him only collecting points from the lower positions in Class C, he still holds…

Antonie Marx had to work his way from almost at the back of the field during both races at Midvaal Raceway - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Tough day at Midvaal Raceway for Marx sees him emerge as championship leader

Although Round 4 of the 2018 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series at Midvaal Raceway did not live up to Antonie Marx’s expectations, he did manage to retain his Class C lead as well as emerge as joint overall championship leader. Saturday, June 2 saw Marx go home with two lesser-points finishes, but the retirement of Class B leader Paulo Loureiro sees him in a good position heading into the second half of the season. Friday’s untimed practice sessions saw Marx…