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Van Rooyen takes a prize at Zwartkops

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Global Touring Car (GTC) team took prizes at Zartkops with Michael van Rooyen and Mandla Mdakane who took the second place.

“Our weekend got off to a strong start with the qualifying session,” said Van Rooyen. “We struggled a bit during practice due to old rubber, but pulled everything together for qualifying, putting the GTC Corolla on pole for race one.”

“Knowing that we were racing with a small power deficit, I really concentrated on managing the car during the race, and maintaining my track position,” said Mdakane. “The tyres were really worn by the end, but I’m pleased to have scored a second podium for the team, and the points may prove valuable later in the season.”

 “In the end, it took some fancy footwork, but I managed to squeeze past fellow Corolla driver Robert Wolk, to finish in third place,” said Van Rooyen. “Obviously, I’m delighted to have finished on the podium, and this result places me one point ahead in the championship.”

The two Toyota drivers will be competing again in Round 3 of the 2021 GTC championship, on the 28th May in Port Elizabeth.