Press Release from Audi South Africa
ROUND four of the WesBank Super Series is another opportunity for the Audi S4 quattro brigade of racers to show just why these race cars are thoroughbreds perfect for competition.
The defending champion in class A of the Bridgestone Production Car series is Michael Stephen (A1 – Engen Xtreme / Tsogo Sun) who had an excellent outing at the previous round of the championship. Stephen grabbed pole position points for race one and a fastest laptime bonus point for race two.
This puts Stephen in fourth place in the championship at this point as he makes up the ground lost at round one when an engine fire prevented him from finishing the second race. Those missing points have Stephen fighting at every round for as many points as he can possibly get to close the 18 point gap to the championship leader, Anthony Taylor.
The second of the Audi S4 quattros is the Mueller Sport Medicine of Melvill Priest (A7). Priest and his team have been working at full pace to ensure his car development takes place as quickly as possible as this is his first season in the Audi S4 quattro. By comparison, the other teams have had their race cars for nearly a full season already and this means Priest must work doubly hard in order to be on pace with the competition.
Priest is doing well to overcome his challenges and is 13 points behind Stephen and currently holding on to fifth. The Audi S4 quattro competitors are currently in sequence in the points standings, in fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh.
Sixth spot is held by Johan Fourie (A9 – EPS / IndyOil) who did not compete in the first round of the 2012 championship. Fourie has not let missing round one slow him down and he has already shown he means business by winning three races of the six in which he has competed.
Tschops Sipuka (A2 – Engen Xtreme / Tsogo Sun) claimed a third place finish at round one of the season which took place at Zwartkops – and repeated this finishing position at round three. With the series back at Zwartkops for round four, it could again be Sipuka's opportunity for a podium position on the day. This will be a good boost for his championship hopes and a strong result here will provide the points he needs for the battle ahead.
Zwartkops Raceway will host some of the hottest racing talent in South Africa when the WesBank Super Series comes to town on Saturday. By far the hottest property on track will be the quartet of Audi S4 quattros and the race pilots who will be racing for the chequered flag.
Audi South Africa
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