Engen Xtreme Team ends 2010 season with a bang

Thursday, 02 December 2010

A top class weekend of Motorsport saw great victories for the Engen Xtreme Team at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on 27 and 28 November 2010. After a nail biting 2010 season and the final round, Engen VW Polo driver, Miguel Pasqualli took home the championship title in the Masters category of the Engen VW Polo Cup, with team mate and only in his second season, Kosie Weyers finishing the season third in the championship.

Despite having underpowered engineering against the turbo powered opposition for most of the season, Engen Xtreme Audi driver, Michael Stephen showed his hard earned pedigree by finishing the Bridgestone Production Car Championship in third place.

Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup

The fight for the championships kicked off on Saturday 27 November, with the VW Polo Cup drivers racing it out for the final race of the season. Engen Xtreme driver, Kosie Weyers had a great showing claiming second and sixth position in race one and two respectively. Right by his side was veteran driver and team mate, Miguel Pasqualli who fought hard and kept his opposition at bay throughout both races, resulting in a fourth place finish in race one and second place finish in race two.

Bridgestone Production Cars

The Bridgestone Production cars rolled out on Sunday 28 November, with Engen Audi driver Michael Stephen moving up through the field yet again proving his talent and dogged determination for the checkered flag. Stephen completed the day with two third and one fourth place finish which, as a result, earned him a second overall for the day. Teammate, Tschops Sipuka despite having a challenging season to this point showed his mettle by setting two fastest laps during the day's racing as well as grabbing a fourth and second place finish in races two and three respectively.

Overall

True to historical form the final weekend of the 2010 season saw all competitors come out with heightened passion and commitment to perform for the last time. Leading the way was the Engen Xtreme Team who again proved that with three championship podium finishes, they are still the most successful Motorsport outfit in the country. Veteran champion, Miguel Pasqualli proudly commented: 'After a long and competitive season, all the hard work paid off and the competition was really tight out there. I feel great in achieving my first championship for polo cup series and will definitely be up to the challenge of defending the title next year.'

The Engen Xtreme Team has shown continuous support for the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital throughout the racing season by pursuing valuable points for the initiative where funds are donated for every point the drivers score during a race meeting. To date, the team scored 488 points moving this season's 'Racing for Red' campaign up to R 63 440. So far, the overall fundraising campaign has donated more than R800 000 with an aim to raise 'R1 million by 2010' across all of Engen's sport sponsorship portfolios.

Bridgestone Productions Cars Engen Volkswagen Cup
1. Michael Stephen – 2nd place/201 points
2. Tschops Sipuka – 9th place/102 points
3. Kosie Weyers – 3rd place/177 points
4.Miguel Pasqualli (Masters) – 1st place/205 points