Stiaan Kriel heading down the Midvaal Raceway main straight in his Spanjaard Limited Volkswagen Polo - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Strong performance sees Kriel taking second place at Midvaal

It was a successful maiden visit to Midvaal Raceway for Spanjaard Limited’s Stiaan Kriel who went home with an overall second place in the seventh round of 2017 VW Challenge Championship. The Saturday, October 14 race meeting saw Kriel compensating for his lack of circuit experience with his positive race craft to remain a menacing force at the front of the Class A pack. It didn’t take Kriel too long to get to grips with the circuit during Friday’s practice…

Stiaan Kriel is up for the challenge of his first race at Midvaal Raceway in the Spanjaard Volkswagen Polo - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Unknown beckons for championship contender Kriel

A lot can happen during the next six weeks as the 2017 VW Challenge Championship draws to a close. The seventh round of the championship will take place at Midvaal Raceway on Saturday, October 14 with Stiaan Kriel eager to finish at the front of the pack in his Spanjaard Volkswagen Polo. Midvaal Raceway will however be a new challenge for championship contender Kriel: “I’ve heard a lot about the bumpy and abrasive nature of the circuit, but I’ve yet…

Stiaan Kriel with a potential new fan who will be attending the final 2017 Extreme Festival at Zwartkops Raceway - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Spanjaard Limited sponsored Stiaan Kriel stars at Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 show

Brand presence in motorsport has progressed far beyond merely having a decal fitted on your race car and VW Challenge frontrunner Stiaan Kriel is one of the best examples of providing sponsors with more value than merely on-track exposure. On Friday, September 29, 2017 Kriel took up the challenge from his title sponsor Spanjaard Limited to race a simulator as part of the activities around their stand at the Automechanika Johannesburg 2017 trade exhibition. The start of the 2017 season…

Stiaan Kriel holding off Wayne Crous at Red Star Raceway during the recent VW Challenge round - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Tough Challenge sees Kriel in second place

The Spanjaard Stiaan Kriel Racing team finished as runners-up after the sixth round of the VW Challenge championship on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The lessons learned and experience gained at Red Star Raceway saw them emerge as a closer-knit and stronger unit; determined to build forth on the positives achieved. On Friday morning the team’s confidence heading into the event was justified after showing their pace early on. Unfortunately there was no official timing available throughout the day due to…

Stiaan Kriel would like to take his Spanjaard Volkswagen Polo back to the front of the VW Challenge field at Red Star Raceway

Kriel set to move back to the top

Following two second places at the Phakisa Freeway during the previous round, Stiaan Kriel has his sights set on the top step of the podium for Round 6 of the 2017 VW Challenge championship.  The upcoming race day on Saturday, September 2 will see the Spanjaard Volkswagen Polo driver return to Red Star Raceway; the same venue where he recorder to runaway victories earlier in the season. Back in April Kriel was unchallenged throughout the weekend and the team would…