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Van der Walt eager for repeat Gqeberha performance

Jean-Pierre van Walt is eager to return to Aldo Scirbante, the circuit which saw one of his most inspiring 2022 performances, for Round 4 of the 2023 Global Touring Cars (GTC) SupaCup this coming weekend (16-17 June).

During his last race at the circuit, he delivered an outstanding performance despite experiencing early tyre damage that put him at a disadvantage compared to the other drivers. If he can repeat this performance, it will help him advance higher in the points table. Currently, the Platinum Wheels Volkswagen Polo SupaCup driver is in tenth place, but he has a chance to move up to the top eight this weekend, which marks the halfway point of this year’s championship.

“We will be building on the positives from Zwartkops Raceway, which saw us tailing the pace at the front,” said Van der Walt. “Although there are some significant differences between the circuits, they are short, with a few flowing corners. However, (Aldo) Scribante (Racetrack) does provide a few more opportunities for passing, so we are confident that we will be able to make the most of our pace. We also had a strong outing there in 2022, something I’d like to mimic.”

Saturday’s fourth round of the GTC SupaCup will form part of the Extreme Festival tour. The two races are scheduled to start at 13:10 and 16:40 and will be contested over 12 and 15 laps, respectively. A lunch break grid walk on the main straight will precede race 1. Spectator tickets can be purchased directly from Aldo Scribante Racetrack on Saturday. The full race programme will be broadcasted live on the Global Touring Cars Facebook page and 2WheelsTV YouTube channel.

Jean-Pierre van der Walt

Issued by Motorsport Fanatix on behalf of Platinum Wheels

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