he Engen Xtreme Team heads into round three of the 2017 Sasol GTC Africa well positioned to assert their dominance of the previous year. This is according to Engen Xtreme Team principal Terry Moss, who takes drivers Michael Stephen and Simon Moss to the East London Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday, May 22.
“Commitment in the workshop pays off on track when combined with driver skill. This produces the results that win championships,” says South African motorsport legend, Moss.
After raising the bar on his racing performances this year, Simon Moss goes into round three on a strong footing. The talented young driver lies second on the standings 41 points off leader Gennaro Bonafede and 66 points ahead of Johan Fourie in third place.
Defending champion in the GTC series, Stephen overcame his round one technical gremlins by roaring into action at round two. He heads into round three in fifth place overall on championship standings.
The pair of Engen Xtreme Audi A3 GTC race cars set the pace in the previous round at Kyalami – with both Stephen and Moss stepping on to the podium. Stephen was forced to retire while leading race one but went on to win the second race. Moss, in turn, finished second and third at the Johannesburg event for second overall on race day.
The East London event provides a dual challenge for competitors. High speed, close racing through Potter’s Pass and Rifle Bend, has to be countered by skill and handling finesse when encountering the Complex. The field then heads down the back straight to Beacon Corner before stomping on the accelerator and pushing their engines to the limit as they tackle the main straight heading back to Potter’s Pass once more.
Racing in East London is equally a test of skill and nerves as the drivers have to push themselves and their machines to the very limit. To succeed here, there is no other way to win races. The Engen Xtreme Team will be aiming to lead the way to the chequered flag, leaving their competitors in their wake.