Engen Xtreme Team heads for Phakisa circuit
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
After a great showing with podium finishes at the Kyalami circuit in June,
the Engen Xtreme Team gears up for the second half and the round five of the
2010 Wesbank Super Series at Phakisa circuit in Welkom on Saturday 14
Bridgestone Production Audi's
At Kyalami, Michael Stephen showed yet again his mettle when he finished in
third place with Tschops Sipuka taking overall fifth position. It was
obviously not the result the team was looking for, but considering the power
advantage of their competitors (who have already moved onto the supercharged
BMW's and Subaru's); the end result was more than the team could have
expected. A confident Stephen commented: 'Over the last two months, the team
has again put in a huge effort to try and keep the cars at the front of the
field. We have made some minor changes to the cars ahead of Phakisa, with
the aim of catching up to the much more powerful turbo charged BMWs and
Subaru's. It will not be easy to keep up with these cars at altitude, but
with the fighting nature of the Engen Xtreme team, we will give everything
we have to be at the front. We performed well in Phakisa last year,
obtaining pole position and a race win, therefore we are hoping for similar
result in 2010.'
Engen VW Polo Cup
After a positive outing in Kyalami, Pasqualli and Weyers will be going all
out for the win in Phakisa. Engen Xtreme stalwart Miguel Pasqualli finished
second overall by securing two solid race results, while his team-mate Kosie
Weyers finished in sixth place and gained valuable championships points to
keep his championship chances alive. Both Polo drivers are doing very well
with Pasqualli currently leading the Masters championship and Weyers
maintaining pressure on the race leaders from third place in the overall
championship. The team has done additional testing with the cars since
Kyalami and has found more speed in the cars. This has left the team feeling
very confident of a good result in Phakisa.
'The team has already identified in which areas we need to improve to bring
home some race victories. Over the next two months, we will be testing some
different setup options and we are optimistic that we can bring home some
gold trophies at Phakisa', said Engen Xtreme Team Principal, Terry Moss.
Looking forward, the Engen Xtreme team is starting to take great shape and
prove to be fierce contenders in the second half of the calendar.
Furthermore, the Engen Xtreme teams will also receive additional
heart-warming rewards as their positive results and points accumulated
translate into donations towards Engen's dedicated beneficiary, the Red
Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Through the 'Racing for Red'
initiative Engen donates a generous amount of R130 for every point the
drivers score during the race to this worthy cause. So far for the 2010
fundraising campaign, the team has garnered 280 points, which have
contributed R 36 400, with an aim to raise an excess of 'R1 million by the
end of 2010' across all of Engen's sport sponsorship portfolios.