Engen Xtreme Team make their way to Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit

Thursday, 27 May 2010

The Engen Xtreme Team are all revved up for the upcoming fourth race meeting at the fast-paced Kyalami circuit in Midrand, Gauteng, on Saturday 05 June 2010.

The Kyalami event is the last race before the FIFA World Cup football tournament commences and this gives the drivers a break before they fire up their engines in mid August again for the second half of the season. This makes the Kyalami race even more exciting as the Engen Xtreme drivers prepare to take to the grid with full attack and look to improve their current standings in the championship.

In the Bridgestone Production category, Audi drivers Michael Stephen and Tschops Sipuka are satisfied with their overall performance at the Engen National Race Day in their hometown, Port Elizabeth. Stephen claimed an overall second place on the day and Sipuka performed an excellent third race. Both drivers are now looking forward to achieving top results at the challenging circuit at Kyalami.

Kyalami has proven to be a successful track for the Engen Xtreme team in the past, especially for the Engen Polo Cup driver Miguel Pasqualli. His impressive track record on the grid should prove to be a big advantage as he challenges for a good position in the upcoming race, having claimed second place with his last meeting at the circuit earlier this year.
A confident Pasqualli said: "I am really looking forward to the Kyalami race as things didn't go according to plan in Port Elizabeth. The faster Kyalami circuit is a personal favourite of mine and past races have shown that I always perform well there, so I am very excited and amped for the next race."

His racing mate and the 2009 Rookie of the Year, Kosie Weyers, who is currently in third place on the championship log, experienced an unfortunate start at Scribante last month but looks ahead to a positive race at Kyalami. Weyers reflects back on passed successes: 'Any race driver's goal is too win. I have had some up's and down's during the first half of the racing calendar. I hope that luck will be on my side for the rest of season. This year I feel more comfortable in the car, but what happens on the track is unpredictable. There are new competitors, mechanical failures and race incidents. In the previous race at Kyalami I qualified second and had a few mechanical failures. I see it as a very challenging circuit, but I am looking forward to the upcoming event and think it will turn out very positive for me.'

The Kyalami qualifying races start on Saturday 5 June, 2010 at 10h30am. Gate entry to Kyalami is R70 per adult and children under 10 enter free. Tickets are available from Computicket outlets or at the circuit gates on race day.

The Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital continues to form part of Engen's 'Racing for Red' initiative where a generous amount of R130 is donated for every point the drivers score during the race. After the race at Scribante, the team scored 203 points moving this season's 'Racing for Red' campaign up to R26 390.

So far, the overall fundraising campaign has donated more than R 700 000 with an aim to raise 'R1 million by 2010' across all of Engen's sport sponsorship portfolios.