Two KZN riders topped the podium in the VW Polo Cup races.
Team Pepper racers from Durban and Ballito earn their silverware
PEPPER Racing’s Shaun la Réserveé from Durban took another Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup lights to flag win in the 2016 Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup as he sped to Race 2 victory in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, while the team’s Junior drivers Daniel Duminy and Brad Benningfield endured a tough day’s racing as they diced home 13th and 14th overall.
Durbanite La Réserveé had a difficult qualifying in the Alpine Volkswagen Pepper Racing Polo.
“It was a disaster — I could only manage 9th on a damp track,” Shaun explained, before delivering a great performance in the first race. “But I was very happy with my first race as I moved up from ninth to take sixth.
Ballito youngster Daniel Duminy was delighted with another positive result with the SMD Pepper Racing Polo at the end of a weekend that had him scratching his head after practice Friday evening. But come Saturday morning the 15-year old put it all together to deliver his best overall result so far in 13th. “It was a a tough and character building weekend for me,” Daniel admitted. “But my team did a wonderful job — without them it would not have been the way it was.
Daniel, who has improved steadily since his step up to main circuit racing this year, then immediately boarded a flight back to Durban, where he was due to race a KZN karting regional at iDube Sunday in preparation for the national there in two weeks time as part of his busy race schedule this year.
The weekend however went the other way for Brad Benningfield — the Johannesburg driver who is studying at Rhodes University not far up the N2 from Aldo Scribante thrilled his digs-mates who came down to support him with a brilliant fifth and fourth in qualifying, but he soon discovered the harsh reality of running up front in the cutthroat world of Polo Cup racing …
The next leg of the Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup is at East London on July 9, where the sponsors said they “hope to continue building on a good season so far”. — WR.
Pepper Racing’s Shaun la Réserveé took another Polo Cup race win in Port Elizabeth.