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The 2024 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA GR Cup is set to deliver another weekend of high-octane action as Round 4 takes place at the Aldo Scribante Raceway in Gqeberha. This event promises exciting battles, with the championship contenders looking to solidify their positions and a new face joining the fray.

Sean Nurse (AutoTrader) leads the GR Cup Media Challenge standings, having shown dominant form throughout the season. He will be joined by Alex Shahini (CAR), Jaco van der Merwe (Citizen), Hannes Visser (La’t Wiel), Kumbi Mtshakazi (Kumbi-M on Cars), and Bernie Hellberg (Driven).

Additionally, John Thomson, Toyota SA Motors’ Vice-President for Future Toyota, will make his GR Corolla debut in the GR Cup Media Challenge as a guest driver, having previously competed in the GR Yaris. This will add an extra layer of excitement to the competition.

The Aldo Scribante Raceway is known for its technical layout and close racing. The circuit, which is located in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth), features a mix of tight corners and fast straights, providing plenty of overtaking opportunities. The track’s surface is well-maintained, and the layout includes challenging sections that test both driver skill and car setup.

The weather for the weekend is expected to be cool but dry, providing ideal racing conditions. Friday’s practice sessions will allow drivers to familiarise themselves with the circuit layout, with qualifying and two race heats scheduled for Saturday.

GR Cup Dealer Challenge:
The GR Cup Dealer Challenge will see fierce competition among the top Toyota dealerships, with drivers from GR Driving Academy, Motus Toyota, NMI Toyota Menlyn, Rustenburg Toyota, and Rola Toyota battling it out in the GR Yaris.

GR86 Development Academy:
The GR86 Development Academy continues to be a proving ground for emerging talent. Dawie van der Merwe leads the standings, with Setshaba Mashigo, Ryan Naicker, Niko Zafiris, Dylan Pragji, and Kent Swartz all looking to make their mark.

The GR Cup at Aldo Scribante Raceway is set to be an unforgettable weekend of racing. With ideal weather conditions, a challenging circuit, and a competitive field, fans can look forward to thrilling action and intense battles. Stay tuned for updates, race highlights, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content on the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa website and social media channels.

Current Standings:

GR Cup Media Challenge:

1Sean Nurse42
2Alex Shahini25
3Hannes Visser20
4Jaco van der Merwe18
5Kumbi Mtshakazi14
6Bernie Hellberg12

 GR Cup Dealer Challenge:

1Mario de Sousa20
2Paul de Vos14
3Johan Snyman14
4Devon Scott14
5Andries de Villiers11
6Theo Brits7
7Werner Venter4

 GR86 Development Academy:

1Dawie van der Merwe42
2Niko Zafiris25
3Setshaba Mashigo22
4Ryan Naicker19
5Dylan Pragji17
6Kent Swartz7

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa Acknowledges Its Sponsors
Toyota enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with Toyota Financial Services, Garmin, Dunlop, Ferodo and Kinto.

Published by: Karabo Sethusha

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