Engen Xtreme Team eyes Kyalami circuit

Thursday, 13 May 2010

With the upcoming fourth round of the racing competition less than a month away, the Engen Xtreme Team is looking forward to a challenging outing at the famous 4,2km Kyalami circuit in Midrand, Gauteng, on Saturday 5 June, 2010.
The team's overall performance has shown a great improvement and they will now enter the fast-paced Kyalami track with more confidence after a very good showing at the Engen National Race Day which took place in their own backyard at Scribante. The Port Elizabeth event was attended by over 9000 motorsport enthusiasts who thoroughly enjoyed an action-packed day of racing.

The Engen Xtreme Team had high hopes of outperforming their competitors, especially with Scribante being the home track of Michael Stephen and Tschops Sipuka. Long hours of hard work was put into getting their cars back in front after encountering a few technical problems at Killarney earlier this year and both were satisfied with their overall performance at the Engen National Race Day. Having set their fastest lap times at their home circuit, Audi driver, Stephens finished second for the day with 79 points and Sipuka holding 17th place with 16 points.

In the VW Cup category, Engen Polo drivers, Miguel Pasqualli (5) and Kosie Weyers (6) showed admirable determination at the event and Weyers currently lies third in the championship league with 53 points. After starting in last position, Weyers showed his class by driving with determination to make up 11 places to eventually finish in ninth place overall. Pasqualli, who holds second position in the masters' category with 55 points started in tenth position but with a great display of driving skill, worked his way up to fifth place overall.

Boosted by their last performance on the track, the Engen Extreme Team will now commence with their preparations for the next race meeting on Saturday, 5 June at Kyalami, where they will be aiming for even better results.

Engen will also continue their ongoing support of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital through its 'Racing for Red' campaign where a generous amount of R130 is donated for every point the drivers score during the race. After the event at Scribante, the team scored 203 points moving this season's 'Racing for Red' campaign up to R26 390.

The 'Racing for Red' fundraising initiative forms an integral part of the overarching Engen Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital campaign that aims to raise 'R1 million by 2010' across all of Engen's sport sponsorship portfolios. So far, the overall fundraising campaign has donated ,more than R 700,000 and with the upcoming Engen National Race Day will have another great opportunity to maximize funds to move the fundraising campaign even closer to the target of R1 million.