Mak­ing SA proud

The Witness - Wheels - - RACING -

SOUTH Africa’s 17-year old rac­ing prodigy Shel­don van der Linde, scored an em­phatic dou­ble vic­tory on his in­ter­na­tional race de­but in the open­ing round of the Audi Sport TT Cup at Hock­en­heim, Ger­many, at the week­end.

He beat a com­pet­i­tive in­ter­na­tional field en route to vic­tory at his first at­tempt in the pres­ti­gious se­ries and dou­bled up with a spell­bind­ing per­for­mance in the sec­ond race. “I’m speech­less right now,” a de­lighted Van der Linde ad­mit­ted on the first race podium. “A win on my in­ter­na­tional race de­but — this is the best day of my life!”

The Audi Sport TT Cup feeds the DTM, GT, Le Mans, with the next round at the tight Noris­ring next month. — WR.

PHOTO: MO­TOR­SPORT

Shel­don van der Linde rac­ing to a dou­ble win in Ger­many.

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