WhatExtreme Festival Preview
WhereZwartkops Raceway, Pretoria
WhenSaturday 12 May 2018
CommunityPretoria, Gauteng, SA National

Thompson trio ready to turn it around

Lee Thompson Racing is based in the Zwartkops Raceway pit complex so any race meeting at the Pretoria circuit is big news for the team, which plans to make good at home when the Extreme Festival visits the Pretoria circuit Saturday 12 May following a tough outing last time out, when its three drivers dropped a race each at Killarney.

“The racing gods failed to smile on us at Killarney,” Lee Thompson rued. “But we're ready to bounce back at home and see all three drivers racing to great results at Zwartkops.”

Charl Smalberger can’t wait to get back into his Sasol GTC2 Sabertek VW Golf GTI following a tough outing at Killarney. “I chose the wrong weekend to crash my car with such a short time between races,” Charl admitted. “But the parts have all arrived and the car is coming together so we can hopefully test a little before race weekend. “I’m really looking forward to Zwartkops though - it’s a big weekend and we need to score some solid points for the championship to improve on my fifth at the moment.”

Engen Polo Cup rookie Delon Thompson has enjoyed an impressive, if troubled start to the season with his A&R LTR Polo and sits tenth in the overall championship chase and fifth among Juniors in spite of some challenges. “We have been a little unlucky until now, but I have scored well too, so the objective is to keep on improving on the positives, Delon pointed out. “Zwartkops is our home track and I’m looking forward to make this one count for Lee and the team.”  

Mauritian Simon Need is more than anything, keen on a solid weekend with his Photonics LTR Polo Cup at Zwartkops after retiring from two of the four races so far. “We’ve had a trying start to the season,” Simon admitted. “Two finishes and two DNFs are not quite what we were looking for but the team has been working hard and they will give me a quick car for this important race at our Zwartkops headquarters.”


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