Lyle Ramsay on a charge through the field during the second MotorMart VW Challenge race at the Killarney International Raceway - Picture by Jason Hanslo

Legendary comeback for Ramsay at Killarney

Had Monroe Racing’s Lyle Ramsay packed up for an early flight home halfway through the third round of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge on Saturday, April 21, many would not have thought any less of him. Down on the pace of the front runners and with mechanical problems, his weekend only went from bad to worse during a Race 1 accident. The day’s second race saw him deliver a performance which will forever remain part of miraculous comeback folklore at…

Lyle Ramsay is right back into contention for the championship following a set of strong results during Round 2 of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Killarney will be key for Ramsay

Following a set of strong results during Round 2 of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge championship, Monroe Racing’s Lyle Ramsay finds himself right back in the Class A championship pursuit. The next round on Saturday, April 21 see will him take to the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town for the season’s away race as one of major contenders for victory. Ramsay will head to the event with a slight advantage. Apart from competing in the category’s most recent visit…

Lyle Ramsay during the second MotorMart VW Challenge race where he recorded a second-place finish - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Ramsay stars at Zwartkops with two podium finishes

A weekend of hard work and many lessons learned ended superbly for Monroe Racing’s Lyle Ramsay who celebrated with two podium positions at the second round of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge. With the Volkswagen Polo’s mechanical issues from the opening round a thing of the past, Ramsay showcased his skill during both races at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, March 17; making his way up through the pack to secure a third and second place. Friday’s practice day saw the…

Lyle Ramsay aims to have his Monroe Racing Volkswagen Polo at the front of the Class A field at Zwartkops Raceway - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Back to Ramsay’s backyard for next Challenge

Although Monroe Racing’s Lyle Ramsay went home empty-handed from the opening round of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge, he showcased the fighting spirit that gained him the reputation for being one of the most respected drivers in the category. On Saturday, March 17 he’ll take to the Zwartkops Raceway with the goal of getting himself onto the sharp end of the points table with a pair of strong results. The 2.5 km clockwise circuit situated in Centurion can effectively be…

Lyle Ramsay’s 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge season got off to a nightmare start with mechanical problems plaguing his Class A Monroe Racing Volkswagen Polo - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Ramsay shows character during Midvaal Challenge nightmare

Saturday, February 17 saw Lyle Ramsay’s 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge campaign get off to a nightmare start at Midvaal Raceway. The Monroe Racing Volkswagen Driver however countered this by reminding all present why he has the attitude required to win championships as he did during 2014; persevering though every challenge flung at him throughout the weekend. Friday morning’s first practice session saw Ramsay showing consistent pace in comparison to pre-season testing. With no official timing being available on the practice…