What Alert GTi Challenge Championship
Where Killarney International Raceway
When Saturday 18 November 2023
Community South Africa National
Jurie’s title a testament to Habot lubrication excellence
Jurie Swart may have sneaked to another Alert Engine Parts Cape GTi Challenge Class A title against the odds over the weekend, but he also has Habot Performance Lubricants to thank for his success. A long-time believer in Habot’s synthetic oils, Swart believes that he would not be champion were it not for the sump of Habot in his Bullion IT Volkswagen Polo racer.
“We are delighted to have pulled the 2023 GTi Class A championship off with a lot of luck and a little help from our friends like Habot Performance Lubricants,” Jurie Junior admitted. “We missed two rounds through the season due to national commitments and suffered a race week and season fraught with mechanical issues, a lack of power and other drama.”
Team boss, Jurie Swart Senior picks up the story on a quite amazing aspect of Junior’s season: “The car developed a vibration and lost power midway through the year and we suffered several clutch failures since. But it went from bad to worse, so we stripped the engine in the lead up to this last weekend and found the crankshaft to be cracked in half!
“Amazingly however, despite two seasons of flat out competition including endurance races since our last rebuild and carrying a cracked crank for six races, the engine’s bearings and innards were all in incredibly good shape. In fact, the mains looked brand new. Habot Lubricants are not just magnificent, but they also saved us a championship this year!”
Habot Performance Lubricants believes that motor racing proves that its market-leading range of automotive, industrial, and other lubricants are developed to the highest international standards. Jurie Swart’s troubled 2023 GTi Challenge Class A title is certainly more solid proof why Habot Performance Lubricants just keeps on racing ahead.
Issued on behalf of Habot Performance Lubricants
Photography by: Abri de Bruyn
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