What Winter Festival Report
Where Aldo Scribante, Gqeberha EP
When Saturday 5 August 2023
Community South Africa National
Visser wins sprints, impresses on endurance debut
CompCare Polo Cup championship leader Charl Michael Visser continued his successful preparations for the next step in his racing career with his first taste of endurance racing alongside a strong showing in the Eastern Cape Modified races at the Aldo Scribante Winter Festival at Gqeberha on Saturday.
Racing his Volkswagen SupaCup, Visser set a lightning lap to qualify on pole position for the regional races, before sharing wins with veteran Reghard Roets en route to taking the day overall. Charl then raced the Sports and GT one-hour, which ran alongside the Gqeberha 4 Hour where he enjoyed dicing with his class rivals en route to the 1 Hour Class D win.
“We went to Gqeberha Winter Festival to get a little more race time in my Volkswagen SupaPolo, and also to do my first endurance race,” Charl explained. “It was a very good weekend, I had great pace, took pole, and enjoyed two great sprint races with the legend Reghard, and the 1 Hour was fun while it lasted dicing against my SupaPolo rivals including another legend, Graeme Nathan in the factory SupaCup in Class D.”
5-time SA karting champion Charl’s next major motorsport appointment is the Rotax Senior Max National Finals at Zwartkops end August, before he heads home to Cape Town. He has the chance to wrap up his first national circuit racing title aboard his Universal Racing Volkswagen in the penultimate CompCare Polo Cup races at Killarney 9 September.
Issued on behalf of Charl & Kyle Visser
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