Ending his debut Sasol GTC2 season on a high; that will be the primary goal for Adrian Wood during the 2018 season finale at Zwartkops Raceway on the weekend of 19-20 October. With a host of consecutive podium finishes of late, the next aim for the Kyocera Volkswagen Motorsport South Africa driver will be victory.
“We’ve learned quite a lot in our debut season” explains Wood. “The level of competition in GTC2 is very good and we caught on rather rapidly. I certainly have to thank Graeme Nathan for all the assistance and advice.”
Wood’s learning curve proved dividends during the recent three rounds with five podium finishes from six starts. These rounds were all during “second visits for the season” to respectively Zwartkops Raceway, the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and the Killarney International Raceway. This sees him occupying fifth position in the championship with 256 points behind his name.
“As team, our primary focus has of course been securing Keagan Masters’ championship defence. There is a very real possibility of him achieving this during the day’s first race, therefore I do have a target set to push for the win in Race 2 should the situation allow it. It will be the ideal way to end my debut season and I’m confident that my Volkswagen Golf will be the right vehicle to aid me in this goal.”
Another motivation for Wood to chase the victory, is to reward those who made his season possible: “For all the opportunities provided in 2018, a victory will be the ideal way to say thank you to my partners for this season: Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa, Volkswagen Motorsport South Africa, NRG Office Solutions and Omni Technologies”
Wood would like to invite all motorsport fans in Gauteng to attend the day’s action. Race 1 is scheduled to start at 12:10 with Race 2 at 15:35. Prior to the first race, there will also be a grid walk where the fans will be able to meet the drivers. Tickets can be purchased directly from the venue on the day at: R120.00 per adult, R90.00 per student and with children under the age of 12 entering for free. Fans are also invited to keep up with Woods’s progress throughout the weekend by following his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AdrianWoodRacing.
Story by Reynard Gelderblom – Adrian Wood