Volkswagen on a podium hunt
ROUND seven of the South African National Rally Championship sees the Volkswagen Sasolracing team head to the Western Cape this weekend.
The big question among the team members is who will appear on the podium after the lucky 13 stages of the two-day event.
This after the squad’s youngest rider Henk Lategan and Barry White stepped on the podium at the first round of the season.
Then Gugu Zulu and Pierre Arries stepped up for the Sasol Rally while Zulu and Hilton Auffray appeared on the podium together at round three.
Most recently, Hergen Fekken and Arries made their first podium finish together, in round six of the championship.
“The Volkswagen Sasolracing team have put in some very good performances this season,” said Mike Rowe, head of Volkswagen Motorsport. “In the final stages of 2015, I’m expecting further good results as we wind up the current season. The pace is there, the team is hard at work and the driver and navigator pairings are the right combination. We’ve got all the ingredients to end the season on a high note.”
Ford and Toyota will, of course, try to keep VW off the podium, which will make for flat-out action this weekend.
The VW Sasolracing team are (from left) Henk Lategan, Barry White, Hilton Auffray, Gugu Zulu, Pierre Arries and Hergen Fekken.