Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BPCC: Engen Xtreme racers ready for another top-class performance in PE

Engen Motorsport Press Release

Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Raceway hosts round three of the Super Series – it is also the home of the Engen Xtreme team's Michael Stephen (A1) and Simon Moss (A38) and will see the pair aim to put on a good show for their supporters. 

When it comes to race pace, Stephen and Moss are not concerned, confident that they can match the pace of their opposition, however, it will not be an easy race day for the pair in the Bridgestone Production Car Championship as championship rules could play a significant role on the day.

Stephen, the defending champion in this series, knows a good qualifying session could work to his favour in the first race – but will have to start from the back of the grid in race two as he is now the championship leader after the second round of the season.

This means that no matter how much pace he shows in qualifying, or how well he does in the first race, he is faced with starting from the back in the second race of the Class A grid in his Engen Xtreme Audi S4 Quattro.

As Scribante is both a short and narrow circuit – and considering the pace of the production car racers – it will be a tough task to make progress through the field. With three championships to his name, Stephen has the experience and knowledge to surprise, racing at his home circuit could simply work that little more to his favour.

For Moss, round three of the Super Series is his first chance to compete in front of his home crowd. This is his first season in the Bridgestone Production Car Championship and he has faced a steep learning curve every step of the way.

Scribante is, however, where he and Stephen have put in all the testing and training sessions and is also where he must rate his chances for a very strong performance. Where each new circuit brings new lessons, for the first time Moss is able to enter the event confident in his track knowledge and how his Engen Xtreme Audi S4 Quattro will perform on track. 

If Moss can capitalise on the knowledge he has of the PE circuit – it could see him produce a qualifying time fast enough to put him at the front of the grid, setting him up for a good haul of points on the day. Being able to produce this performance in front of his home crowd is simply going to be an added bonus for the young racer.

Two Engen Xtreme racers in their Audi S4 Quattro race cars, on their home track and in front of their motorsport-mad home crowd is a recipe for an action-packed race day and fans can look forward to their local boys flying the flag high on the 3rd of May at Aldo Scribante Raceway.

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