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Volkswagen Motorsport heads to South African motor racing’s biggest weekend at the Kyalami grand Prix Circuit Extreme Festival from 11 – 13 April 2024. Team drivers, 2023 Polo Cup champion and SupaCup rookie Charl Michael Visser, and seasoned teammate Jonathan Mogotsi shared the South African Touring Cars (SATC) SupaCup honours at the Cape Town opener, while inaugural Volkswagen Rookie Cup champion Kyle Visser starred to come home best of the Astron Energy Polo Cup debutants. All three plan to keep that winning ball rolling at Kyalami.

“We enjoyed an exceptional start of the new Volkswagen Motorsport season, so the plan is to do more of the same at the big one at Kyalami,” said Mike Rowe, Head of Volkswagen Driving Experience. “This is the biggest race meeting of the year at the home of South African motorsport and the guys are primed to deliver best results. We wish Jonathan, Charl Michael and Kyle the best of luck as we continue to prove Volkswagen Motorsport’s focus of developing deserving young talent.”

“There is such a good vibe at Volkswagen Motorsport this year and I have a brilliant young Astron Energy Polo Cup champion teammate to keep me on my toes,” said Jonathan Mogotsi. “We are certainly not in the clear by any means, with Keegan Campos second in both Killarney races also second between Charl and I in the title chase with a few points in. Never mind the rest, including a rival manufacturer also now out to get our blood, but bring it on!”

“I enjoyed a brilliant start to my chapter as a Volkswagen Motorsport factory driver on home ground last month,” Charl Michael Visser admitted. “Now the plan is to pick up where we left off at Kyalami and for Jonathan and I to keep the factory Volkswagens out front. Driving for a factory team at Kyalami will also be a dream come true and I plan to deliver on that in style.”

“Killarney was a baptism of fire, so now it’s time to settle down and start moving towards the front,” Kyle Visser explains. “Fortunately, there are only three positions to climb to the front, but I’m not getting carried away, especially at my first daunting Astron Energy Polo Cup outing as a factory driver at Kyalami. This weekend is much more about continuing to learn and to grow with my brilliant team behind me, but always with an eye on that road upwards and onward”.

SATC SupaCup and Astron Energy Polo Cup race as part of a massive, blockbuster National and Regional Extreme double header at the Grand Prix Circuit from 11-13 April 2024. See you at Kyalami.

Published by: Tebogo Losaba

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