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POLO CUP DRAMA AT KILLARNEY
|Date: 25 Sep 2018
||Author Type: Press Release
|Author: Volkswagen South Africa
|Source: Volkswagen South Africa
2018 Engen Polo Cup title chase became a two-driver duel at the Western Cape
Killarney circuit on Saturday (September 22).
day of tough, hard competition saw the two top championship contenders, Tasmin
Pepper (Electric Life Polo) and Jeffrey Kruger (Universal Health Polo) take
turns to win the day’s two respective races.
always, Saturday morning’s Official Qualifying session reflected the
discipline’s hugely competitive nature, with the times of the top 11 contenders
covered by less than a second.
racer and top championship contender Tasmin Pepper (Electric Life Polo)
clinched pole position ahead of Jeffrey Kruger (Universal Health Polo), Jason
Campos (Turn One Insurance Polo), Keegan Campos (Campos Transport Polo), Daniel
Duminy (SMD Polo) and Delon Thompson (MF Autobody Polo).
Oates (InterceptIP Polo), Clinton Bezuidenhout (Glyco Engine Polo), Darren
Oates (Payen Polo), Jonathan Mogotsi (VW Motorsport Polo), Juan Gerber (DAF
Trucks Polo), Altan Bouw (Ferodo Polo), Paulus Franken (A&G Spares Polo)
and Darren Winterboer (Photonicd Polo) rounded out the top 14 places
Pepper showed that her pole position was no fluke, by establishing a clear race
lead by the fifth lap, and then relentlessly clicking off the laps to the flag.
her, Jason Campos took the eventual second place, marginally ahead of Kruger,
Keegan Campos, Bezuidenhout and Justin Oates.
hard-charging seventh place brought title contender Mogotsi some precious
championship points, ahead of Thompson, Darren Oates, Duminy, Bouw and
title chase will go all the way to the wire
top title contenders share the day’s race victories
Daniel Duminy sets the day’s quickest lap time
being slowed with electronic bothers, Duminy set the Engen Polo Cup
discipline’s quickest lap time of the day at one minute, 26,010 seconds.
made no mistakes the next time around – starting from the front row of the
grid, he took the race lead and managed to stay there the full ten laps.
him, Pepper chased hard, setting the quickest race lap in the process, but she
could ultimately not muster the pace to catch Kruger and finished second, two
car lengths behind.
Campos finished third, leading home Keegan Campos, Bezuidenhout, Thompson,
Duminy and Justin Oates.
finished ninth this time out, followed by Gerber and Darren Oates.
results mean that the 20128 Engen Polo Cup championship will go all the way to
the wire, to be settled during the year’s final Extreme Festival Race meeting
at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday, October 20.
are a number of points permutations, but basically Tasmin Pepper has to win
both races with Jeffrey Kruger third or lower, for the fast lady to become
should both Kruger and Pepper fail to score points and Mogotsi wins both times,
he could be crowned as the title holder.