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2016-10-14 07:35

FLYING THE SA FLAG: SA's Sheldon van der Linde will be competing at the Audi Sport TT Cup finals in October. Image: MotorPress

Germany - The final two races of the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup are set to take place at the Hockenheimring in Germany as a supporting programme of the DTM race calendar.

The races will take place on Saturday, October 15 at 16h10 and on Sunday, October 16 at 09h10.

This final meeting brings to an end a seven-round championship which has seen the rise of many young international talents, including South Africa’s very own, Sheldon van der Linde.

Commanding campaign

The 17-year-old South African started his campaign at Hockenheim in May 2016 in a commanding position, having claimed a double victory in the season’s first two races.

He continued to perform well in the next rounds and claimed victories in rounds two and four at Nurburgring and Zandvoort in Holland.

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Van der Linde will go into Hockenheim this weekend in third position in the championship standings with a possibility of clinching the overall title should he claim the maximum amount of points available. He will also look to win the rookie title following this weekend’s races, as this is his first year competing in the Audi Sport TT Cup.

Sheldon currently leads the rookie classification by one point from fourth placed Nicklas Nielsen from Denmark.

READ: SA teen van der Linde dominates Audi TT Cup in Germany

The American representing SA's journos

Additionally, South Africa will have another representative on the race track at Hockenheim this weekend with Jesse Adams, Senior Motoring Writer at The Star Motoring, competing in the guest classification of the race.

AUDI AG made available a limited number of media spots in this year’s championship, and following a successful test at the Audi Sport facilities in Neuberg in March earlier this year, Adams was one of ten media entrants chosen out of 40 international journalists to participate in a race weekend.

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