The Volkswagen Motorsport South Africa team dominated the opening round at Dezzi Raceway. The Kyocera partnered Wood finds himself in second position on the points table; six points behind team mate Brad Liebenberg.
“There is no doubt about our pace” says Wood. “During both races at Dezzi Raceway we rapidly made our way to the front after starting from the back of the grid. The score could’ve been even heading into Round 2, but sadly a mistake cost me the win.”
Mistakes are however something that Wood learns from as he continues. “As teammates we are evenly matched. We already showed that it won’t be easy for us to pass the other one, so this season could easily come down to who makes a crucial mistake at the wrong time. In my case I was fortunate as I only lost three points. And I’m not planning on losing any more unless it involves being outdriven in a good head-to-head battle.”
Wood is the championship’s most recent winner at Zwartkops Raceway following the 2018 season finale. “I love winning at Zwartkops. Apart from this being the team’s home circuit, I always have my support base and my partners around the circuit. If I love something, I’ll put everything into experiencing it again.”
With this season seeing a smaller field in the class than 2018, Wood does not see his chances being any easier than before. “I would say it is in fact more difficult. Especially in the reverse-race you don’t have the advantage of making a good start and using some of the other cars as a buffer between yourself and your main rival. My primary goal will be to get the upper hand during qualifying and then take the Race 1 win.”
Race 1 on Saturday scheduled to start at 12:15 with Race 2 at 14:50. Both races will be contested over 12 laps.
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Adrian Wood would like to thank his partners Kyocera Document Solutions and Volkswagen Motorsport South Africa for the continued support.
Story by Reynard Gelderblom – Adrian Wood