document : Elegant Fuel aim for second win of the season


Elegant Fuel aim for second win of the season
information supplied by: Cross Country Commission (Media) 01 April 2014

358407 Elegant Fuel aim for second win of the season

This coming weekend marks round two of the Donaldson Cross-Country Motor Racing Championship and crews will again head into unknown territory. Round two of the 2014championship sees crews battling it out in Mooiriver(KZN) in a race that promises to deliver high spectator value and great racing territory.

The Elegant Fuel race team head to KZN full of confidence after their first round performance were they took the overall race win after an intense battle with the Motorite Racing team. The team will again consist of both Quintin and Karl-Heinz Sullwald (Elegant Fuel BAT Venom) and Hermann and Wichard Sullwald (Elegant Fuel STRYKER)

Quintin and Kallie will be looking to build on their performance in the first event were they took both the prologue and race victories last time out. “We’ve done some more work to the car after the last event and have changed some suspension setup and rebuild the entire steering system that was giving me a lot of issues in Harrismith. We feel the changes we have made are in the right direction but heading into the unknown is always a challenge.”

Hermann and Wichard will be looking to bounce back after a DNF last time out. They will be encouraged by the prologue performance were they came home in a close third place, and will be aiming to get to the top step of the podium this time out. “We were terribly disappointed last time out when the wheel studs broke and we were forced to call it a day. The guys in the workshop have done a great job on the car and we are confident that we have the package to take the win home.”

The event gets underway on Friday afternoon with a 100km prologue to determine start positions for the race. The race consists of two 180km loops that make up the race distance and gets underway at 08:30 on Saturday morning. ”It is going to be important to have a good prologue and be under the top 5 on the grid. Fortunately we have a good starting position and we need to take advantage of that.”

Elegant Fuel Cross-Country Racing team is further supported by Sullwald Projects, Faith Wheels, Limpopo Tyres (Polokwane), Oil Shoppe (Polokwane) and Wetherd Designs

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