VW HUNT FOR RAC­ING DRIVER

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THE first phase of the Volk­swa­gen Driver Search came to a head at Gerotek last week, with a flurry of ac­tiv­i­ties cul­mi­nat­ing in the 16 can­di­dates be­ing cut down to the eight fi­nal­ists who will re­turn to the Pre­to­ria ve­hi­cle per­for­mance test­ing fa­cil­ity for the next phase later in Oc­to­ber.

The eight to go through are: Ayr­ton Good, Ebrahim Jood, Jerone Kelly, Jonathan Mo­gotsi, Rishay Moodley, Ryan Rhode, Shivesh Bis­soon and Siyabonga Mankonkwana.

Volk­swa­gen Mo­tor­sport and MSA also recog­nised Terry Khalo and Prince Ndi­weni for their marked im­prove­ment and com­mit­ted to as­sist­ing them with rac­ing in the new year. Four driv­ers will be se­lected to go into a race­track shoot out. That will nar­row the field to two fi­nal­ists, who will each race com­pet­i­tively in se­lected re­gional races. The driver who ac­quits him­self best in those races, will then be­come a Volk­swa­gen Mo­tor­sport Race Driver com­pet­ing in the 2017 En­gen Volk­swa­gen Cup. — Wheels Re­porter.

PHOTO: QUICKPIC

Fi­nal­ists in the Volk­swa­gen Driver Search wait­ing their turn on the skid pan at the Gerotek ve­hi­cle-test­ing fa­cil­ity near Pre­to­ria West last week.

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