WhatFalken Polo Cup Round 7 Report
WhereKillarney International Raceway, Cape Town
WhenSaturday 28 September 2019
CommunitySouth Africa National

Positive Polo weekend for Umpie at home

Jurie Swart Jr. enjoyed a tough, but challenging weekend at his home round of the Falken Polo Cup at Killarney over the weekend as he moved up to third in the championship chase with one round left to race. Umpie qualified fourth behind title top two Bradley Liebenberg and Jeffrey Kruger and Matt Shorter before racing to fourth in the first race, fifth in race 2 and fourth again in the final to wind up fourth overall for the day.

“It was a good weekend on the face of it,” Umpie admitted. “I managed to keep out of trouble and we were in the top five all weekend to end up fourth for the day and I moved up to third in the championship with one round left to run, so thanks to Gozzi, Zak, my dad and the GAP Motorsport team for a great effort — plenty points in the bag, so job done.

“I wanted better — we knew we had the pace to see my G-Engery Lubricants/Alpine Auto Polo GTI to another win at home, but it was not to be — we struggled to get the right set up on Saturday and I could not get the car to do exactly what I wanted and we suspect a shock absorber issue. “But no excuses — we did well on a difficult day for many others.

“The challenge now is that we travel into the wild unknown to the Red Star Raceway season final at Delmas in the Mpumalanga mielefields! “Most of the Jozi guys know the track well, so we have our work cut out to learn a new track and be on the pace come qualifying there Saturday 26 October, but hey, what’s life without its challenges?"


Issued on behalf of Jurie 'Umpie' Swart

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