SA team wins Spirit of Amarok trophy

2015-10-01 06:00

Team South Africa was crowned as the overall winner of the inaugural International Spirit of Amarok Trophy in Botswana.

The five South African teams dominated the competition from the start. Teams from Australia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa took part in the competition and each country was represented by five teams comprising two people.

The 20 teams used Amaroks to contest technical and speed challenges over five days. The speed challenge simulated motorsport rally stages with long narrow farm style paths. Meanwhile, the technical challenge involved extreme off-road conditions with deep sand and hairy inclines and declines.

Team South Africa was followed by Team Namibia in the second place. Team Australia and Team Botswana finished third and fourth respectively.

The individual category of the competition was won by Alwyn and Melanie Jordaan of Namibia. The couple showed immense concentration and exceptional 4x4 driving skills to win one of the toughest, international amateur 4x4 challenges in Africa

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