Engen Xtreme Team revved up to race new Audi S4’s at Killarney

Thursday, 24 March 2011

The Engen Xtreme Team, are one week closer to showing off their ‘new look’ Audi S4’s at Killarney race track on Saturday 2 April, 2011. The team will be racing the new Audi engineering for the first time in the WesBank Series and are more than confident of being on the podium come race day end.

After a challenging weekend at Kyalami last month where the team sadly had to compete in 2010 machinery, race engineers have been hard at work preparing the new specification cars for their launch challenge on Saturday. Engen Xtreme team Manager, Michael Stephen reports that with this new package, he is confident of bridging the gap between Suburu driver, Hennie Groenewald, who has a 13 point lead on him at the moment, Stephen and teammate Tschops Sipuka walked away with an overall 6th and 7th place respectively at the 2011 season’s opener up North.

On the VW Cup front, 2010 Masters Champion and Engen Xtreme Polo driver, Miguel Pasqualli has his eye on his competitor Lee Thompson who is currently ahead on the championship ladder. Pasqualli will be putting his new look Polo to the test for the second time this season, with the hopes of bridging the 11 point gap on Thompson. With home track advantage and a few adjustments to his car, Engen Xtreme Polo driver, Kosie Weyers is confident that Killarney will again be a happy hunting ground for championship points.

Engen Group Sponsorship Manager, Brad Bergh commented: ‘2011 marks a very special milestone for the Engen Brand and Motorsport in the country. Celebrating an active 20 years as sponsors of saloon car racing, we are extremely excited to move into a new chapter with our partners in the sport, Audi, Volkswagen and Terry Moss Racing. This year will see the Engen brand powering two new Audi race packages. With months of preparation now behind us, Killarney will be the first to witness the thrilling power of this race proven pedigree. The new S4 engineering will definitely make the field sit up and take notice as we plan to consistently be at the sharp end of competition throughout the remaining season.’

Be sure not to miss out on the ‘Xtreme’ action, taking place at Killarney race track on Saturday 2 April 2011.
2011 will see Engen continue their support for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and specifically, it’s world renowned Burns Unit. The coming season will see a continuance, where R136 is donated for every point the drivers score during the race season. After the last meeting at Kyalami the drivers accumulated 50 points amounting to R 6 800,00.

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Engen Xtreme Team Standings/ Points

Bridgestone Production Engen VW Cup
Michael Stephen - 6th place/ 11 points Kosie Weyers- 5th place/ 12 points
Tschops Sipuka - 7th place/ 8 points Miguel Pasqualli - 3rd place (Masters)/ 19 points