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…

Antonie Marx during Round 4 in his Atomic Oil BMW M3 - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Midway point in season sees Marx in strong position

With the halfway point in the 2018 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series Championship reached, things are dead-even at the top of the championship. Antonie Marx finds himself as joint-leader in the overall championship heading into Round 5 at Zwartkops Raceway just outside Centurion. Will he be able to emerge as undisputed leader following the Saturday, July 21 race day? Although Round 4 at Midvaal Raceway saw him only collecting points from the lower positions in Class C, he still holds…

A level-headed drive from Johan Fourie saw him finish the firth race in third place - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Double podium for Fourie at wet Port Elizabeth Sasol GTC

Saturday, July 14 saw Johan Fourie adding two more podium finishes to his 2018 Sasol GTC tally at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack. Despite tricky weather conditions the EPS Racing BMW driver delivered to solid performances to finish as one of the stars of the day. The first two of Friday’s practice sessions were conducted in rainy conditions providing the VM Innovations team adequate time to ensure a strong setup. The circuit did dry out during the course of the afternoon…

Stiaan Kriel leading the VW Challenge pack at the Killarney Raceway during Round 3. Potentially Round 4 can see this scenario play out on the championship table as well - Picture by Heinrich Sauer

Kriel hopes for another strong Midvaal challenge

Will Stiaan Kriel again dominate at Midvaal Raceway? The Pozidrive / Kalex Volkswagen Polo driver started his 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge season strongly at the Round 1 visit to the circuit. A repeat of this performance will see him entering the mid-season break in a strong position following Round 4 on Saturday, June 2. Since the opening round, the season saw Kriel recording a mixed bag of results. He currently trails Rory Atkinson by 8 points in both the Overall…

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…