Team eyes continuing purple patch
Pepper Racing is keen to stamp home its home track advantage when the Engen Polo Cup heads to Zwartkops in Pretoria for the third round of the championship Saturday 12 May. Tasmin Pepper took a Masters win, brothers Keegan and Jason Campos wound up 8th and 9th, while Shaun Le Reservee endured a trying weekend in the Cape last time out, but all drivers are well up in the championship chase and they plan to improve on that in Pretoria.
Tasmin Pepper has had a great start to the season in her Electric Life Pepper Racing Polo and leads the Engen Polo Cup Masters championship by ten points after four races, while sitting second in the overall title chase “We have had a pretty good start to the season and I intend keeping that momentum rolling!” Tasmin explained. “Zwartkops is our home track and we have a little homework to do to catch Jeffrey Kruger up front, but we have been working hard on that and we are ready to take that elusive win this weekend!”
Keegan Campos is also having a great run in his debut Engen Polo Cup season aboard his Turn 1 Insurance Pepper Racing Polo and sits a most impressive sixth in the championship race. “We have had a pretty good start,” Keegan smiled. “I have adapted to racing a front wheel drive car and I’m starting to get the hang of it now, so I can't wait for Zwartkops and I hope to come away from there a position or two further up the championship table.”
Shaun La Reservee may have had a tough weekend last time out at Killarney in his Alpine Volkswagen Pepper Racing Polo, but the Durbanite is still well within the championship top ten in eighth in spite of his travails. “I’m looking forward to bouncing back after a tough weekend in Cape Town,” Shaun promised. “We will give it our best shot as usual - with a little luck we can also make up a little lost ground in the championship - bring it on!
Elder Campos brother Jason is meanwhile looking forward to continuing his great progress in Cape Town and he’s ready to deliver in his Campos Transport Pepper Racing Polo. “We found some good pace between the last two races and I’m looking forward to continue that trend into Zwartkops,” Jason admitted. “We are learning all the time and we’ve had a lot of bad luck, so we are just outside the championship top ten and the plan is to fundamentally change that this weekend. “Let’s go racing!”
Team boss Iain Pepper is also on the front foot heading into Zwartkops: “We have had a good start to the season and I am sure it will just get better at Zwartkops,” Iain concluded. “We have four brilliant drivers and a fine team, so I’m expecting more good results this weekend!”