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Engen Xtreme Team revved up – 02 April 2011

Engen’s Extreme Motor-sport Team will again support the Hospital’s Burns Unit with Engen donating R136 per point the drivers score during race season. During their first race at Kyalami in March the drivers accumulated 50 points amounting to R6 800.

100% of the R63 440 raised in the 2010 race season was donated to the Hospital.

The Engen Xtreme Racing Team will show off their ‘new look’ Audi S4’s at Killarney race track on Saturday 2 April, 2011. The team will be racing the new Audi engineering for the first time in the WesBank Series and confident of being one on the podium.

After a challenging weekend at Kyalami last month where the team sadly had to compete in 2010 machinery, race engineers have been hard at work preparing the new specification cars for their launch challenge on Saturday.  Engen Xtreme team Manager, Michael Stephen reports that with this new package, he is confident of bridging the gap between Suburu driver, Hennie Groenewald, who has a 13 point lead on him at the moment, Stephen and teammate Tschops Sipuka walked away with an overall 6th and 7th place respectively at the 2011 season’s opener up North.

On the VW Cup front, 2010 Masters Champion and Engen Xtreme Polo driver, Miguel Pasqualli has his eye on his competitor Lee Thompson who is currently ahead on the championship ladder. Pasqualli will be putting his new look Polo to the test for the second time this season, with the hopes of bridging the 11 point gap on Thompson.  With home track advantage and a few adjustments to his car, Engen Xtreme Polo driver, Kosie Weyers is confident that Killarney will again be a happy hunting ground for championship points.

Engen Group Sponsorship Manager, Brad Bergh commented: ‘2011 marks a very special milestone for the Engen Brand and Motorsport in the country. Celebrating an active 20 years as sponsors of saloon car racing, we are extremely excited to move into a new chapter with our partners in the sport, Audi, Volkswagen and Terry Moss Racing. This year will see the Engen brand powering two new Audi race packages. With months of preparation now behind us, Killarney will be the first to witness the thrilling power of this race proven pedigree. The new S4 engineering will definitely make the field sit up and take notice as we plan to consistently be at the sharp end of competition throughout the remaining season.’

Be sure not to miss out on the ‘Xtreme’ action, taking place at Killarney race track on Saturday 2 April 2011 as they rev up the points in aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

Current Engen Xtreme Team Standings/ Points

Bridgestone Production                                        Engen VW Cup

Michael Stephen – 6th place/ 11 points                   Kosie Weyers- 5th place/ 12 points

Tschops Sipuka – 7th place/ 8 points                      Miguel Pasqualli – 3rd place (Masters)/ 19 points

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