SA Touring Cars

Challenging GTC weekend for Josh le Roux

Round five of the 2023 South African Global Touring Car Championship took place at the picturesque East London Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend (22 July) and although Josh le Roux relishes every lap behind the wheel of his Audi, it was a weekend he would rather forget.

After a solid qualifying performance, Josh lined up 7th on the grid for race one. He had a decent start and quickly worked his way up to 5th place. He put in a solid drive to hold this position to the flag.

The reversed grid for race two, saw Josh line up on the front row of the grid. He had a fantastic start, launching himself into the race lead. Despite being put under a huge amount of pressure from the competitors behind him, Josh held the lead for almost two laps, before being assisted off the circuit. Josh went off onto the grass, but was able to maintain control of the car and rejoined the circuit, albeit in last place. Unfortunately, he sustained some damaged to the Audi and was eventually forced into retirement.

“It was a disappointing weekend and definitely one that I am eager to put behind me. It has been a tough season, with competitors taking the stance that rubbing is racing. This is something that isn’t as prevalent in single seater racing and is something that I haven’t quite wrapped my head around,” explained Josh.

“I love the sport and will not let this set back keep me down. My team and I will regroup and will come back stronger. Thank you to my family, friends and sponsors for their unwavering support,” he concluded.

The next round of the championship will take place at Killarney on 9 September.

Josh le Roux

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