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…

Fourie’s goals set for Sasol GTC season finale

With the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship heading into its season finale at Zwartkops Raceway, EPS Racing driver Johan Fourie has some very firm goals set for himself. Despite a host of good performances since Round 4, the title is out of his reach. This will however not hold him back from aiming for a pair of good results on Saturday, October 20; and with good reason. The first of his goals can already by ticked off. Driving the VM Innovations…

Johan Fourie and Gennaro Bonafede resuming their battle in Race 2 - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Fourie stars in Sasol GTC thriller at Killarney

Despite not finishing on the podium during Round 8 of the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship, EPS Racing’s Johan Fourie delivered two thrilling performances in front of his home crowd at the Killarney International Raceway on Saturday, September 22. A fuel pump wiring issue during Friday’s practice day limited his track time in Free Practice 2, but thanks to speedy work from the VM Innovations team, this was resolved in time for Fourie to end the afternoon confident with the pace…

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…