Adrian Wood will be driving the Kyocera Volkswagen Golf in 2019. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Adrian Wood ready for a second GTC2 season in his Kyocera Volkswagen Golf

  Adrian Wood will be back behind the wheels of his Kyocera Volkswagen Golf for the 2019 GTC2 season. This was announced by Volkswagen Motorsport South Africa during their pre-season team launch held at Zwartkops Raceway on Friday, February 2. 2018 was a steep learning curve for Wood, but one in which he excelled to end his debut season with a race win during the final round. The season ahead will see him capitalising on his solid form to emerge…

A win for Stiaan Kriel during the day’s final race was not enough to secure a championship title following two crucial penalties. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Dramatic season finale sees Kriel finish as 2018 Runner-up

A dramatic 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge season finale saw Stiaan Kriel controversially finishing as championship runner up on Saturday, November 10. His on-track performance would have seen him taking his maiden title, but two significant protests saw Rory Atkinson emerge as champion at Zwartkops Raceway. Heading into Round 8, Kriel headed up the points table with a one-point advantage over Atkinson. Saturday morning’s qualifying session was stopped early on due to a competitor depositing oil onto the circuit. The red…

Stiaan Kriel will dig down deep to pull out his maiden MotorMart VW Challenge title. Picture: Paul Blackburn

Kriel to push hard for title glory

The final round of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge sees Stiaan Kriel heading up both the category and Class A championship battles by a single point. Come Saturday afternoon, November 10, he could be celebrating his maiden championship title at Zwartkops Raceway. After many years of competing in the Western Cape GTi Challenge, Kriel relocated to Centurion during 2016. This saw him switch to the VW Challenge where he made a significant impact; particularly during the first event at the…

Adrian Wood heading up the GTC2 pack on his way to a maiden victory. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Wood concludes Sasol GTC2 rookie season with maiden victory

A trying and testing debut season for Adrian Wood in the Sasol GTC2 championship finished on a high with him taking his maiden victory. The series finale hosted at Zwartkops Raceway on October 19-20 also saw him secure fifth place in the championship. Friday morning started with mechanical problems for Wood during the first practice session. Further diagnoses of the Kyocera Volkswagen Golf resulted in a call to replace the engine. Although the Volkswagen Motorsport team swiftly carried out this…

Adrian Wood’s next goal will be a GTC2 victory. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Wood aims for win in Sasol GTC finale

Ending his debut Sasol GTC2 season on a high; that will be the primary goal for Adrian Wood during the 2018 season finale at Zwartkops Raceway on the weekend of 19-20 October. With a host of consecutive podium finishes of late, the next aim for the Kyocera Volkswagen Motorsport South Africa driver will be victory. “We’ve learned quite a lot in our debut season” explains Wood. “The level of competition in GTC2 is very good and we caught on rather…