Lupini keen to end with another win

Giordano Lupini heads to Killarney fully intent to carry on where he left off last time out. The Franschhoek sixteen year old plots to end his rookie Bold Marine WP GTI Challenge season on a winning note in the Monroe Racing RSA Bakkie & Car magazine Golf 1 GTi Saturday 3 December. 

It will not necessarily be an easy weekend for the Bridge House Grade 10 scholar, who has been flat out with exams and has not been behind the wheel since he emerged Driver of the Day after taking two pole positions, setting the fastest lap and driving to a dominant maiden victory last time out. Giordano is not yet old enough to qualify for a learner’s license, so he is unable to drive unless it is on track… 

“I have not driven at all because its exam time and the next race is the day after my final science paper,” Giordano explains. “But nobody else has tested either, because Killarney is closed for practice while it is flat out building the world rallycross track, so I suppose we are all in the same boat anyway.” 

“That means I should be able to slip straight back into it, but we have also earned the victory ballast, which means I will be carrying an extra 20kg in qualifying and in the first race. “I plan to make that 40kg for the second heat, which is the penalty we pay for winning two races in a row! 

“The racing should be brilliant as usual and I’m looking forward to ending off my first season in style — bring it on — see you at Killarney!”