What a Triumph: Bonneville T120 55th birthday

Triumph's Bonneville T120 celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2014. Wheels24 biking expert DAVE FALL reflects on his 1969 'Bonnie’ T120R...

2014 SA Bike of Year: YOU get a vote!

Vote and win! The 2014 Amid motorcycle show will announce the second annual 2014 SA Bike of the Year awards.

VW/Sasol unite for Rally champs

2013-02-03 17:41

NEW PARTNERS, NEW LIVERY: VW SA and Sasol have forged a new partnership for the 2013 SA National Rally championship in vivid blue, yellow and white. They promise "an exciting season".

kalahari.com

  • Good News

    They study the morality of contemporary journalistic coverage. Now R1,507.00


    buy now

 
JOHANNESBURG - Two powerhouses of South African motorsport have united for the 2013 National motorsport championship season - VW and Sasol.

The partnership, they claim, will be one of the most formidable in the National Rally championship.

David Powels, MD of VW Group SA, told Wheels24: “Our partnership with Sasol heralds a new era of VW’s involvement in SA motorsport. Sasol is passionate about motorsport - just as we are at VW.

“The group is now fully involved in rallying and recently finished second in our debut World Rally championship in Monte Carlo. VW SA has benefited from the group’s involvement in rallying and forged strong relationships with German colleagues over the past 12 months.

"We're confident this relationship will serve our team well in the 2013 SA Rally championship."

'EXCITING SEASON'

The team will field three S2000 entries and an S2000 Challenge entry in the eight-round local championship and appear in a full new livery (see image above).

Alan Cameron, MD of Sasol Oil, said: "The partnership will mean an exciting season. It is a strong strategic fit that leverages our respective product innovation and technical superiority. The association will be beneficial for both companies and for fans.

"It will also create an experiential platform for customers to engage and connect with the Sasol brand through our products."

'HIGHLY ENTERTAINING'

The drivers/navigators will be Enzo Kuun/Guy Hodgson and Hergen Fekken/Pierre Arries, joined by Henk Lategan/Barry White in a Sasolracing Polo S2000. Gugu Zulu/Carl Peskin will debut a Polo Vivo in the S2000 Challenge category - a class they won in its inaugural 2012 season.

Mike Rowe, VW Motorsport boss, told Wheels24: "Our team is enthusiastic and looking forward to competing in Sasol colours. The championship this year is going to be exciting and highly entertaining.”

kwaZulu-Natal will host the first round of the season on Friday and Saturday March 8/9 on narrow sugar-cane roads with limited visibility and very little grip.

NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    rallying  |  vw  |  good news  |  sasol  |  motorsport

Read Wheels24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside Wheels24

Wild on Wheels

From wild wheels to crazy crashes, check out the best in motoring news and quirky stories in our Wild on Wheels section!

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.