Johan Fourie closely pursued by eventual winner Michael Stephen during the second Sasol GTC race - Picture by Paul Blackburn

A short taste of victory for second placed Fourie

Turbulence might have been expected for Johan Fourie’s flight to Gauteng for the fourth round of the 2017 Sasol GTC Championship, but the June 15 and 16 race weekend at Zwartkops Raceway proved to be a bumpy ride as well for the EPS Courier Services BMW GTC driver. The Friday would literally see him climb all the way to the top, only to be knocked down. During Thursday’s free practice sessions Fourie was constantly posting top-three times with the Fast…

Stiaan Kriel driving his new look Spanjaard Vokswagen Polo at Zwartkops Raceway -Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Team work makes the dream team win

Round 4 of the 2017 VW Challenge formed part of the bumper edition Extreme Festival at Zwartkops  Raceway on Saturday, June 17 with Stiaan Kriel having to deal with ups and downs throughout the day. The Class A championship leader persevered to finish the day in victorious fashion behind the wheel of his new-look Spanjaard Vokswagen Polo. Friday afternoon saw the first free practice session taking place with the team having the chance to identify the key areas where they…

Gennaro Bonafede - Picture by David Ledbitter

Bonafede extends championship lead after Zwartkops races

Pretoria, South Africa – Gennaro Bonafede extended his lead of the Sasol GTC Championship after powering his Sasol GTC racing car to a first and third place positions in the two races held at Zwartkops Raceway on Friday. Bonafede bagged 11 bonus points for qualifying in pole position and setting both race fastest laps, a handy boost as the season nears the halfway mark. Robert Wolk, in the second Sasol GTC Racing Team entry, slotted his BMW GTC into third…

A flame from Johan Fourie’s EPS Courier Service BMW GTC at the recent third round of the championship in East London. He’ll be hoping to turn the heat up even more at Zwartkops Raceway. - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Fourie to turn the heat up at Zwartkops

The Sasol GTC Championship will return to Gauteng for Round 4 of their 2017 championship. This will be their first competitive visit to Zwartkops Raceway for the season and Johan Fourie is looking forward to a successful round in his EPS Courier Services BMW GTC on Friday, June 16. With his car being prepared by Fast Development who is situated on the circuit premises, Zwartkops Raceway has become something of a second-home venue for Cape Town’s Fourie. The team has…

Quinton Needham is looking forward to getting his championship back on track at Zwartkops Raceway - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Megatron Auto Sport Team ready to fight back at Zwartkops challenge

Following a more-than-fair share of bad luck during their East London round of the VW Challenge championship, the Megatron Auto Sport Team is looking forward to getting their season back on track during Round 4 at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, June 17. The event will form part of a bumper-edition Extreme Festival taking place over the long weekend. The majority of the team’s problems in East London were related to their Volkswagen Polo’s clutch failure and the subsequent failure of…