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WhatSupaCup Round 5 Preview
WhereEast London Grand Prix Circuit
WhenSaturday 6 August 2022
CommunitySouth Africa National

Polo Cup champion Leyton Fourie ahead in SupaCup

Polo Cup champion and SupaCup rookie sensation Leyton Fourie heads to the East London Grand Prix Circuit’s fifth round National Extreme Festival races on Saturday 6 August looking to build on his SupaCup championship advantage with a view of a dream title double.

Johannesburg youngster Fourie and his Express Hire car however has a most experienced driver behind him on the all-Volkswagen Supa Polo series leaderboard. Universal Racing teammate Jeffrey Kruger has likewise won three of the eight races so far this season. He sits just six points adrift in second in the chase. Kruger’s experience may well come to the fore heading down to the fast and challenging Grand Prix Circuit.

Jeffrey is not the only driver with experience on his side heading to that famous Border racetrack. The consistent Arnold Neveling’s Pagid Polo, and Team Perfect Circle driver Keagan Masters, who has won twice before a troubled patch, are all well within striking distance. That seasoned trio should be a threat on a track where there is little chance to practise and all of them are ready to pick up the pieces.

Behind them, JP van der Walt continues to impress as he progresses with his Platinum Wheels car, while Capetonian Danie van Niekerk has quietly chipped away as the season has progressed to sit eighth in the title chase. While he has only raced half the season, Tato Carello has impressed to sit ninth.

Two Volkswagen factory drivers have re-joined the SupaCup fray since the tragic loss of the team's GTC cars two months ago. Jonathan Mogotsi will be looking to make good in his Sonax Motul Supa Polo following a challenging return to the series last time out. And former champion Daniel Rowe makes comeback in East London aboard the Perfect Circle Polo normally driven by Andre Bezuidenhout. Both are more than capable of upsetting the SupaCup applecart. Also keep an eye out for Trinity Security duo Nathan and Damian Hammond.

Tenth in the overall championship, Masters leader Nick Davidson has the distinction of winning that class overall in all four meetings so far this season aboard his Stu Davidson Construction machine. His Masters rivals in East London include Paul Luti and Stefan Snyders.

SupaCup will race with the Global Touring Cars, alongside a full National Extreme Festival program at the East London Grand Prix Circuit.


*Volkswagen thanks its partners CompCare Medical Scheme, Dunlop, Sonax, Motul and VW Genuine Parts.   

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