Toyota teams dominating Vryburg 400
information supplied by: Cross Country Commission (Media)
07 September 2013
TOYOTA TEAMS DOMINATING VRYBURG 400
Vryburg, Saturday – Toyota teams were in a dominant position at the halfway mark of the Vryburg 400, round six of the Donaldson Cross Country championship, here today.
At the compulsory 15 minute stop after the first of two 170 kilometre loops that make up the race championship leaders Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy (Team Castrol Toyota Hilux) led team-mates Duncan Vos and Rob Howie by 56 seconds. Taylor and Murphy started the day 44 seconds ahead of their sister car.
Third were local crew Hugo de Bruyn and Henri Hugo (Micaren Exel Toyota Hilux) who were three minutes and 49 seconds behind the lead car. Fourth and fifth were Gary Bertholdt/Siegfried Rousseau (Atlas Copco Toyota Hilux) and another local crew in Malcolm Kock and Johan Burger in the Kock and Son Toyota Hilux.
On the Special Vehicle front Quintin and Kallie Sullwald (Elegant Fuel BAT) moved into the lead when the sister car of Hermann and Wichard Sullwald fell out with suspension problems. The Sullwalds had a cushion of more than two minutes over the husband and wife pair of Marius and Jolinda Fourie in the PHB Bat.
The Fourie’s were, however under serious pressure from veteran Nardus Alberts and son Louis in the Wrapsa BAT. Only 14 seconds separated the two crews with the race scheduled to end at the Vryburg Motor Club later this afternoon.