Charl carries a slender CompCare Polo Cup lead into home race
What Compcare Polo Cup 2022 Race 2 Preview
Where Killarney International Raceway
When Saturday 18 March 2023
Community South Africa National
The CompCare Polo Cup heads to Killarney Raceway in Cape Town for its second round following a thoroughly entertaining start to the season at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit two weeks ago. The 18 March National Extreme Festival races are set to thrill once again as the colourful field bristling with rookies and fresh drivers takes to the track.
The newcomers must however first deal with the more experienced drivers if they are to steal a rare rookie victory. Not least among them is Cape Town home hero Charl Visser, who leads the championship charge in his Universal Motorsport Polo. Visser and fellow third year racer and 2021 rookie of the year, Dawie van der Merwe now driving for Nathan’s Motorsport, shared out the wins at Kyalami. Van der Merwe also won last time out at Killarney, so he is certainly a threat.
Reigning rookie of the year, Jagger Robertson’s Liqui Moly Rowan Tree Team Red car is another hot tip. Now in his second year, Jagger makes his third Polo Cup trip to Killarney. Others returning to Cape Town include the experienced Dean Venter’s VDN Auto M Town Polo, quick Kalex lass Karah Hill, third Universal driver Jason Loosemore and Bryce Pillay’s Techtisa Polo.
Returning four Mo Karodia’s Fast 5 Polo, Steaming Bean lad Shivesh Bissoon, Farhaan Basha’s QVWI car, and JRT lad Ethan Coetzee are proving quick and consistent drivers with previous Killarney experience. Local rookie Nathan Victor’s Summit Racing Polo is the likely dark horse thanks to his home knowledge on Saturday, but he’s not the only first year raker to keep an eye on. Anthony Pretorius impressed at Kyalami in his Bucket List OMP car, but he’s making his first Polo trip to the Cape.
Other 2023 CompCare Polo Cup rookies making their Killarney debuts include Reaobaka Komane Nathan’s car, AF Fans lass Tyler Robinson and Roshaan Goodman’s Upward Spiral Polo. Syrabix Gqeberha lad, Jeandre Marais, however returns following his debut there last year.
Charl Visser’s two Kyalami pole position, and fastest lap bonus points give him a slender early CompCare Polo championship advantage arriving at his home race over Cape agri student Dawie van der Merwe from Mbombela. Robertson, Pretorius, Venter and Basha are all close behind en route to Killarney’s National Extreme Festival powered by the City of Cape Town on Saturday, 18 March.
Volkswagen Motorsport thanks its partners CompCare Medical Scheme, Dunlop, Ferodo, Motul, Sparco and VW Genuine Parts.
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