Johan Fourie race day was hindered by gearshift related issues with him only securing sixth place in the opening race - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Gearshift problems results in dismal weekend for Fourie

It was another frustration filled day for Johan Fourie at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, May 12. Round 3 of the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship saw him try his utmost best, but mechanical issues with the EPS Racing BMW had the final say on the weekend. Friday morning started with Fourie competing a fair amount of laps during the first practice session. Some mechanical difficulties loomed during the second session, but the team felt confident that they would be able to…

Jeffrey Kruger bagged a podium in the day’s second Engen Polo Cup race - Picture by Paul Blackburn

Kruger takes podium amidst Polo Cup carnage

Some good decisions can prove costly. This is something that Engen Polo Cup Championship leader Jeffrey Kruger learned the hard way at Zwartkops Raceway. Round 3 of the 2018 championship saw him come home with one podium finish and a disqualification. Friday saw Kruger completing three solid practice sessions leaving the Universal Racing team confident about their chances for Saturday. It was evident from start that the tight nature of the relatively short circuit outside Centurion will make passing very…

Johan Fourie is confident about the performance of his EPS Racing BMW around Zwartkops Raceway - Picture by Heinrich Sauer

Big Sasol GTC weekend ahead for Fourie at Zwartkops

Following a very short break after his visit to the Killarney International Raceway, Johan Fourie has his sights set on a strong performance during Round 3 of the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship. The next stop on the calendar is Zwartkops Raceway just outside Centurion on Saturday, May 12. As multiple South African champion Fourie is by no means happy with his current seventh position on the championship table. From four starts he has recorded two finishes with 42 points behind…

On track the competitors are closely matched in the Engen Polo Cup and Jeffrey Kruger will have to remain on top of his game to stay at the front - Picture by Heinrich Sauer

Championship leader Kruger determined to dominate at Zwartkops

With a solid lead in the Engen Polo Cup, Jeffrey Kruger is looking forward to his next outing at Zwartkops Raceway. Round 3 of the 2018 season will see the Universal Healthcare Racing Volkswagen Polo driver in action at his home circuit just outside Centurion on Saturday, May 12. It has been a near-perfect start for Kruger who has been unbeaten throughout the season. Apart from his clean sweep of victories he has also accumulated three out of four qualifying…

Johan Fourie during the first Sasol GTC race at the Killarney International Raceway - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Frustration for Fourie at Killarney

What was destined to be a happy Sasol GTC weekend at home for Johan Fourie, quickly turned into 36 hours of heartbreak at the Killarney International Raceway outside Cape Town. The EPS Racing BMW driver had to settle for a sixth place finish during the first race on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The second race saw him retiring early during the race. Following a complete rebuild of the car, the multiple South African champion took it around the circuit for…