What Global Touring Cars Round 3 Preview
Where Zwartkops Raceway, Pretoria
When Saturday 20 May 2023
Community South Africa National
Wolk, Rackstraw and Le Roux have a point to prove at Zwartkops
Double reigning South African Global Touring Car champion team Chemical Logistics Racing is out to chase home glory with a three-car line-up at the Zwartkops Extreme Festival GTC races on Saturday 20 May. It’s an important weekend for the team, for while its junior drivers have each won a race among the first four, team leader and double reigning champion Robert Wolk is anxious to get back to his winning ways in 2023.
Wolk has however been consistent through the opening races to sit second in the title chase aboard his Chemical Logistics Racing Toyota Corolla GTC. “We never had the easiest start to our season, but still we have scored well enough to sit second in the championship chase,” Robert explains. “We’ve put a great effort in since Killarney in an effort be sure to keep in touch with the championship leader. So here’s to a positive weekend at Zwartkops.”
Andrew Rackstraw arrives at Zwartkops fresh off a maiden GTC victory driving his Sparco LTR VW Golf GTC at his Killarney home track last time out. “Now that I have tasted victory I want a lot more of it!” Andrew smiled. “Zwartkops is my team Lee Thompson Racing’s home track too, so it would be great to win again here, but more importantly we need to score well and add to our points tally to consolidate on our third in the championship. Can’t wait!”
Young Josh Le Roux is keen to keep on learning while always leaving the door open for another shock victory. “We come to race GTC at Zwartkops for the first time so it’s still very much a learning curve for me,” Josh admitted. “Still, if I get the chance to steal another incredible victory like I did on my GTC debut at Killarney, I will not hesitate to take it with both hands! Bring Zwartkops on!”
“We arrive at Zwartkops with a job (lot?) of work to do,” Chemical Logistics Racing’s WCT Engineering team manager Stuart Thompson added. “Two of our cars have won and Rob sits second in this year’s chase, but we need to get him on top of the podium when it counts most. “Good luck guys, let’s make it happen!”
“Robert, Andrew and Josh are ready are ready to do the Global Touring Car business at Zwartkops,” Chemical Logistics team boss Ian Schofield concluded. “We look forward to entertaining our home crowd with some great racing! Let’s do it guys!”
Issued on behalf of Chemical Logistics GTC
Photography by: Abri de Bruyn
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