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2014-03-31 15:52

FROM NINTH TO FIRST: Dewald Brummer raced from ninth place to win the first race during round two of the Super Series at Killarney. Image: Volkswagen

Daniel Rowe managed to retain his Engen Volkswagen Cup championship lead following round two of the Super Series at Killarney race track, Cape Town.

Dewald Brummer took the first victory of the day despite starting in ninth place.

Rowe set the pace and posted the fastest qualifying times. The draw was, however, not so kind and he drew fifth on the grid for each of the races.


Rowe finished both races on the podium, claiming second in race one and third in race two which saw him finish in first place overall for the day, retaining his championship lead.

Michael Gibson, a newcomer to the series, scooped 'Driver of the day' to finish ninth overall. The March 30 event was Gibson’s first time racing at Killarney

During the first race an on-track incident with Mathew Hodges and Eddie Rodrigues, saw Rodrigues left at the side of the track with a damaged Volkswagen Polo Vivo.

Juan Gerber ended up flipping his car after hitting the tyre wall prompting the Safety Car to be rolled out.

When the safety car pulled off the track, only two laps remained.

In the top six draw for the fastest qualifiers in each race, both female drivers in the series qualified, with Tasmin Pepper drawing a grid position for each race and Andrea Bate drawing for race two.

Pepper drew fourth for race one and pole for the second race with Bate drawing a third place start for the second race.

Pepper's pole position start was her first for the series and she finished in first place, her second in the Engen Volkswagen Cup. It was not an easy win for Pepper as she had Sheldon van der Linde breathing down her neck during the last few laps of the race.

Van der Linde set off in second place, but had to defend against Jano van der Westhuizen who was on pace and fighting hard, as well as Rowe.


Trevor Bland was victorious in the Masters category, ahead of Hodges and Shaun Holtzhausen. Hodges produced a good performance at the first round to lead the Masters, but Bland can make his life very difficult with another good performance which would make the Masters championship a highly unpredictable battle.

Engen Volkswagen Cup: Round two results

Race 1

1 Dewald Brummer
2 Daniel Rowe
3 Jano van der Westhuizen

Race 2
1 Tasmin Pepper
2 Sheldon van der Linde
3 Daniel Rowe

1 Daniel Row
2 Tasmin Pepper
3 Sheldon van der Linde

Masters Overall
1 Trevor Bland
2 Mathew Hodges
3 Shaun Holtzhausen

Championship points (unofficial)
1 Daniel Rowe - 90
2 Sheldon van der Linde - 78
3 Jano van der Westhuizen - 73
4 Mathew Hodges  - 72
5 Tasmin Pepper  - 71
6 Dewald Brummer - 67
7 Trevor Bland  - 64
8 Andrea Bate  - 52
9 Michael Gibson  - 43
10 Christopher Shorter  - 31
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