Engen Xtreme Polo's feel the heat approaching Zwartkops

Monday, 24 August 2009

After the last Kyalami meeting in June the dynamic duo of Miguel Pasqualli and Kosie Weyers will be approaching Zwartkops on 15 August both feeling that they have a good chance of charging down the championship title with only three race meets to go.

In the practice rounds at Kyalami, the Polo's were performing and the set up proved favourable for a successful weekend. However, in qualifying the Saturday, Miguel who was fiercely determined to post a good time pushed his Polo too hard going into turn four, causing him to run into the sand trap and roll his car.

With Miguel eliminated from Race 1 due to the extensive damage to his car, it was up to Kosie to fly the Engen Xtreme flag. Unfortunately, he only managed to place 7th, with the race being fought up front by Gennaro Bonafede and Devin Robertson. Meanwhile, the pit area was abuzz as Xtreme Team Principal Terry Moss managed to get his hands on Jared Mortimer's car and transplant some of the vital parts across to Miguel's wreck, with him starting from last place in Race 2.

Miguel drove a superb race in his multi-coloured Polo to finish in 4th place after Kosie was given a yellow card for being too robust with a fellow competitor, meaning that he was excluded for race 2 and from competing in the next 3 events with a 20kg of penalty weight in the car.

Terry commented after the race, "The time posted by Miguel in race two was the second fastest, and had it been his own car, who knows, he could have won from the back, once again. Kosie who has shown good pace in every race this season needs to learn to stay out of trouble, but this will materialize over time and I have no doubt he will be a major force to be reckoned with in the near future."

The ultra competitive duo of Pasqualli and Weyers will be a closely watched affair as the team prepares for Zwartkops, with the two a mere 38 and 39 points and adrift (Kosie and Miguel respectively) from the number one spot.