High-octane action at Algoa Rally

2015-06-02 06:56
Petrolheads need to get set for the Algoa Rally Club 50k Challenge, which will see the quiet farming community of the Gamtoos Valley transformed into a world of high speed motor sport action on June 6.

Petrolheads need to get set for the Algoa Rally Club 50k Challenge, which will see the quiet farming community of the Gamtoos Valley transformed into a world of high speed motor sport action on June 6.

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PETROLHEADS need to get set for the Algoa Rally Club 50k Challenge, which will see the quiet farming community of the Gamtoos Valley transformed into a world of high speed motor sport action on June 6.

The route for the third round of the challenge, features a mix of tar and gravel stages - complete with fast sweeps and technical sections.

The event, featuring approximately 15 drivers, screeches off from the Spekboom Lapa in Loerie at 08:00.

The first stage at 09:15 will see drivers take to the notorious Van Stadens Pass, which has become a tradition for the annual rally at Loerie. The action will start on the Thornhill side, following the road down and up the pass to end at the Woodridge turn off - and then repeated in the same direction.

The second stage, the Gamtoos River stage, will have rally drivers speeding from the Spekbook Lapa past Rooi Draai and ending at Hankey. This stage is rated as one of the best in the country with fast sweeps, hills and valleys - not for the faint hearted.

Other stages include the farm of Melon and Pierre Moolman, consisting of fast sweeps and tight technical stages weaving between the vegetable fields and farm roads with challenging road surface changes from grass to loose sand.

The front-runners of the S3 Class 2 Litre Toyota’s, Volkswagens and Nissans will lead the pack - starting at two minute dust intervals.

Championship and class winners Neels and Jan Vosloo will be defending their title in a Toyota Yaris. Also to compete are Martin Kleingeld who supports a development team from Daniel Pienaar Technical School in Uitenhage, Rick Janse van Rensburg from Gamtoos and Anza Muller from Humansdorp.

The rally head quarters will be based at the Spekboom Lapa. For more information, visit ww.algoarallyclub.co.za

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