SA Touring Cars

Bittersweet Gqeberha for Neveling

Arnold Neveling missed out on the podium at this past weekend’s Global Touring Cars (GTC) SupaCup fifth round at Aldo Scribante Racetrack.

The weekend started with many challenges, the most prominent being a transmission failure on his GOSCOR Lift Truck Volkswagen Polo SupaCup, prepared by Stradale Motorsport. This limited his track time, but he bounced back in Saturday morning’s qualifying session to line up third on the grid, with a time just 0.04 of a second slower than that of Dunlop Pole Position starter Keegan Campos.

In Race 1, he hung onto the position throughout, but a post-race penalty for jumping the start saw him relegated to fourth place. The second race saw him repeat this result in a rather lonely display on the circuit notorious for its lack of passing opportunities.

“Given the challenges we faced on Friday afternoon, we will take the results as we took home good points. However, the weekend saw us drop further from the leaders,” said Neveling. “Sadly, the penalty pushed us off the podium, and it was difficult to make up ground in Race 2. I want to thank the Stradale Motorsport team for all the hard work that went into the weekend, and we look forward to our next outing.”

Round 5 of the 2023 GTC SupaCup will be held at the East London Grand Prix Circuit on 21-22 July.

Arnold Neveling

Issued by Motorsport Fanatix on behalf of Arnold Neveling

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