The Engen Xtreme Team's Simon Moss enters round two of the Sasol GTC Africa series holding second place in the championship. A good showing by Moss and his Engen Xtreme Audi A3 GTC in the Cape Town event saw him overcome all obstacles to be amongst the early leaders this season.
The second round of the national championship sees the Engen Xtreme Team off to Kyalami in Johannesburg to compete on Saturday, April 22, only the second time this series will race at one of South Africa's most iconic circuits.
Defending champion, Engen Xtreme Team's Michael Stephen who claimed the very first GTC title, aims to make round two a decidedly different outing to that experienced at the opening event. Technical issues plagued the champion's 2017 debut, interfering with what was shaping up to be a strong start to the new year.
“We started the season with a bit of bad and good luck,” says Terry Moss, owner of Terry Moss Racing. “Thanks to Michael the Engen Xtreme Team had a great start to the GTC series last season and now Simon has stepped up at the start of this season to get us going on a good footing.”
“When the pair of them are on song together, it is going to make things very, very tough for our competition. The aim is for that to happen from the Kyalami round, with the Engen Audi Extreme A3 GTCs running side-by-side – which of them gets to finish in front, well that's for Michael and Simon to work out on the track.”
Two eight-lap races await the Engen Xtreme Team for their Kyalami race weekend. Two chances to dominate and to continue showing off the prowess of the Engen Xtreme Audi A3 GTC.
“I have anticipated that Simon will step forward and show maturity and talent on track,” says Moss. “He opened the season with two good second-place finishes and starts the next event in second place overall. That puts him in a strong position and a fast qualifying could give him the upper hand at Kyalami.
“Michael's skill on track is unquestioned, for him it is simply a matter of getting past the issues from Cape Town and moving into high gear from round two.”
Published by: Sameerah Moir
Photography by: Morne Condon
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