Elegant Fuel Team look to bounce back at Nkomazi 450
information supplied by: Cross Country Commission (Media)
12 May 2014
Round three of the 2014 Donaldson cross-country motor racing championship sees crews head to Mpumalanga for the Nkomazi 450. The Elegant Fuel cross-country motor racing team head into the event looking to bounce back after a disappointing round two in Natal.
The 2013 event saw the two Elegant Fuel race cars take a 1-2 in class A and the team will be hoping for a repeat performance. Quintin and Karl-Heinz Sullwald in the Elegant Fuel BAT Venom took the first win of the season when they stormed home to a convincing victory on the RFS 450 and currently lie in second position on the overall championship leaderboard. Hermann and Wichard Sullwald in the Elegant Fuel Stryker will be hoping to bounce back after a run of reliability issues on a event that they won last year.
"Round two was not a great event for the team and we will be looking to come back in a big way in Malalane. Many of our trucks pass through the town on a regular basis and its also the closest event to home so we consider this to be our home event. Reliability is going to be key for the rest of the championship and we need to drive accordingly."
The event gets underway on Friday afternoon with a 100km prologue to determine start positions. The main race starts at Malalane Toyota on Saturday morning at 08:30 and consists of two 175km loops with a compulsory 15min stop after the first loop. The Elegant Fuel team look forward to meeting up with race fans at the designated service park and putting up a show for them along the route.
Elegant Fuel cross-country motor racing team is further supported by Sullwald Projects, Faith Wheels, Limpopo Tyres (Polokwane), Oil Shoppe (Polokwane) and Wetherd Designs