Tjaden Tromp made a bruising return to motorsport on 29 July as he competed in Round 7 of the Wingfield Motors-backed Power Series, the Western Cape’s regional racing tour. Hosted at the iconic Killarney International Raceway, Tromp, who recently relocated to the Western Cape, took to a wet Killarney on Saturday as he competed in a Class B car as part of Formula Libre.
While he set the qualifying pace in class, he formed part of a 30-competitor grid comprising various single-seaters. The wet conditions would, however, make the Victron Energy brand ambassador’s circuit debut even more daunting, cautiously approaching Killarney’s fast sweeping turns under the treacherous conditions.
Tromp would, however, suffer a mechanical failure on the final lap that saw the former kart driver from Gauteng hit the Porsche Straight wall at high impact bringing an end to his day. While the car was severely damaged, he was fortunately uninjured.
“It’s unfortunate that our weekend ended on a disappointing note. The wet conditions made the track challenging, but I was cautious. However, as I approached the last bend before the finish line, something went wrong with the car, and I crashed into the wall. It seems like something on the suspension, but a closer inspection will likely reveal more,” said Tromp.
Tromp thanks Victron Energy for the support.
Published by: Motorsport Fanatix
Picture Caption: Tjaden Tromp
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