Stiaan Kriel aims to stay at the front of the MotorMart VW Challenge field. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Crunch-time countdown for Kriel in championship battle

The home stretch in the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge is upon us. Following his dominant display during Round 6 at the Phakisa Freeway, Stiaan Kriel in his Pozidrive / Kalex Volkswagen Polo finds himself in a good position to get even closer to the championship title at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, October 20. Counting down the numbers: Kriel is 4 points behind the leaders heading into the final 3 weeks which will see 2 rounds at 1 circuit.  With 85…

Robyn Kruger during the opening stages of the Phakisa 200 Endurance Race

Kriel and Kruger dominate at the Freeway

It was a day of dominance for Stiaan Kriel at the Phakisa Freeway on Saturday, September 15. The Pozidrive / Kalex Volkswagen Polo driver started his day with a double victory during Round 6 of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge, where after he partnered with Robyn Kruger to win Class 111/B in the Phakisa 200 Endurance race. Kriel found the perfect setup during Friday’s practice sessions to maximize pace while conserving tyres on the very abrasive former MotoGP circuit. During…

Staying at the front of the MotorMart VW Challenge field will be Stiaan Kriel’s main aim at the Phakisa Freeway - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Kriel ready for double header at Phakisa

From one Extreme to another. Following the tight twists and turns of Dezzi Raceway, Stiaan Kriel heads to fast straights and looping bends of the Phakisa Freeway for Round 6 of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge championship on Saturday, September 15. Heading into the final three rounds of the season, Kriel finds himself in second place in the Class A standings while occupying third position in the overall standings. With 63 points behind his name he trails the respective leaders…

Stiaan Kriel leading the day’s first MotorMart VW Challenge race and on his way to eventual victory - Picture by Paul Blackburn

Kriel becomes first MotorMart VW Challenge driver to take a win at Dezzi

Saturday, August 11, again saw Stiaan Kriel showing his skill in rapidly learning a new circuit during Round 5 of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge. The Pozidrive / Kalex Volkswagen Polo driver took home a victory during the day’s first race at Dezzi Raceway. An unfortunate incident prevented him from taking the double for the day. The team found their ideal setup for the circuit early during the Friday’s practice sessions leaving Kriel adequate time to familiarise himself with the…

Dezzi debut next challenge for Kriel

Following a lengthy mid-season break Stiaan Kriel is looking forward to positive second half of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge season. Round 5 of the championship will see Kriel making a second coastal visit for 2018 during his debut at Dezzi Raceway in Port Shepstone. Those who are keen followers of the MotorMart VW Challenge will know that the category rules only make provision for one race to be hosted outside the northern regions. Although Dezzi Raceway was an initial…