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SA's Clint Weston to compete in World Rally Cross Championship

2017-11-10 14:28

Image: Clint Weston/Instagram


Ride on-board with WRC legend Sebastien Loeb as he tests out the new 2017 Peugeot WRX on the Lydden Hill track in the United Kingdom.

Cape Town - The Citroen C2 R2 Max made history as the first and only Citroen to have ever competed in the local SA Rally Championship and won the SA Championship in 2013.

Again the Citroen makes history as the first Citroen to compete in the support race to the FIA World Rally Championship in Cape Town on November 11-12, 2017.

Clint Weston, multiple SA champion on both track and rally, will drive the class S1600 Citroen C2R2 Max and help continue with its history of class championships locally and internationally since its FIA competition debut in 2008.

Benchmark in its class

The Citroen C2R2 Max has constantly been making headlines in every competition entered and remains a benchmark in the classes it competes in.  

The Neo Africa Citroen C2 R2 Max was one of the first cars built to new FIA Group “R” rules, underlining Citroen’s philosophy of offering groundbreaking products to all its customers.

The C2 R2 Max has shown its potential on both gravel and asphalt in Europe, claiming class wins and competing closely with cars from superior categories. Even more interesting, Multiple World Rally Champion, Sebastian Loeb entered the Junior World Rally Championship driving a Citroen C2 R2 Max.

Sebastian Loeb will be one of the main competitors in the World Rally Cross here in Cape Town and will surely be interested to see our Citroen C2 R2 max competing.  

Weston, driver and team owner of Motorsport Marketing, says: "I am extremely confident and believe we will be in a good position to do very well in the World Rally Cross Event. I have a fantastic team support mechanism managed by Freddie Pretorius who heads up the technical side of things. His knowledge and experience will help achieve our goals."

Weston's background 

Originally a three times production car champion, Weston left track racing in 2008 and took a break to concentrate on business efforts. 

In 2010 he got a taste of the National Off Road series in a Nissan Class T bakkie allowing him to get to grips with dirt road driving.

Rallying was his goal as it so formed the link between track and dirt driving in cars. He entered into the National Rally Championship in 2011 in a Toyota RunX and managed to get a podium finish in only his second race. In 2013 he won the SA National Rally Championship for class S1600.

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