WhatGlobal Touring Cars Round 5 Preview
WhereRed Star Raceway, Delmas
WhenSaturday 25 September 2021
CommunitySouth Africa National

Wolk, Temple & van der Watt head to Delmas to win

The Chemical Logistics Racing is in a strong championship position as it heads to Red Star Raceway's 25 September Extreme Festival races near Delmas, Mpumalanga Saturday 25 September the penultimate fifth round of the SA National Global Touring Car Championship. Robert Wolk leads the title race in his Chemical Logistics Toyota Corolla GTC after leading teammate Scott Temple home in a team 1-2 after a dramatic day’s racing at East London last time out. 

“We arrive at Red Star with an eight point championship lead,” Robert Wolk points out. “The objective is to increase that advantage, but we must first match Michael van Rooyen's blistering pace in his Gazoo Racing Corolla. “We were fortunate to beat him in spite of Michael having better pace last time, but we cannot rely on that. “We've not rested since East London and Stuart and the WCT team has worked hard to improve the car so here’s to making it happen on Saturday.” 

“I had my best race of the season, last race at East London,” Scott Temple admitted. “Having a clean day allowed me to score two strong third places and second overall, and that made such a difference. “But we cannot rest — Lee Thompson had a great run in the BMW in East London and he’s now a few points ahead of me in third in the title chase, so we need to rectify that. “The team will hand me a perfect Chemical Logistics Corolla as always, so I can't wait to get to Red Star!”

The team’s third car, Julian van der Watt’s Autozone Ford Focus GTC went in the other direction following a positive start at East London, after he was punted off the track. “That never went as planned,” Julian explained. “But that’s racing and we now look ahead to Red Star, where I had a great GTC debut last year. “We need to repeat that to get my championship charge back on track. “I’m ready, my Autozone Focus is ready and I have a great team behind me — let’s do this!" 

“We were strong last time out in some respects, but there was work to be done in other places," team manager Stuart Thompson reflected. “We have worked hard on those points that need a little refinement and we plan to be back at Red Star stronger than ever “We will be giving it our all, not just to protect that championship advantage, but to increase our advantage too.”

“We had a brilliant result in East London,” Investchem Racing team boss Ian Schofield concluded. “The whole team starred with Robert leading Scott home in a Chemical Logistics Focus 1-2. Even if Julian was helped off, he ran very well too. “So we will arrive at Red Star with a spring in our step to increase our championship advantage. “Give them hell guys!”


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