Challenge of endurance for drivers and navigators

2015-11-19 06:00
;Jan Vosloo and R Viljoen in their Toyota Yaris are currently among those on the leader board with 88 points.            Photo: SUPPLIED

;Jan Vosloo and R Viljoen in their Toyota Yaris are currently among those on the leader board with 88 points. Photo: SUPPLIED

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The final round of the Algoa Rally Club 50k challenge will be held on the 20-21 of November and will be known as the Heinesport Aloe Rally. This event will be a challenge of endurance for drivers and navigators with night and day stages.

The rally starts tomorrow evening at 20:00 with a combination of tar and gravel stages at the Aldo Scribante race track and finishes at Jachtvlakte near Uitenahge on Saturday afternoon after lunch with the 50k prize giving at Rangers Outdoor Game Reserve.

The 50k Championship consists of seven rounds and competitors are allowed to drop one low score event with six to count.

The championship contenders and prize winners will most likely come out of the first five on the leader board with Johan and Juane Viljoen Volkswagen Golf 2lt (97 points), followed by Jan Vosloo Toyota Yaris (88) followed closely by Ashley Bezuidenout and Neels Vosloo trailing by a few points.

Competitors will be faced with many challenges which include night stages using spotlights.

What can change the sequence of championship contenders is a puncture, mechanical breakdown or accidents which could leave competitors fumbling in the dark with flash lights. No outside assistance is permitted but competitors may assist each other. Assistance is available during service intervals by mechanics and pit crews only.

Navigators are faced with challenges of reading pace notes in the dark using lamps to guide the driver at speed. A wrong call could end it all.

The competitors after seven rounds are competing for first prize: a 2015 Volkswagen Polo rolling chassis rally car, Custom Portable Shade Gazebo supplied by Cape Fabric Engineering, racing gear and equipment from ATS Motor Sport. Second prize is R15 000 and third R7 500, with runner up contestants receiving cash for points scored from Heinesport. Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve in East London will sponsor a weekend at the game farm for two members to be nominated for achievements during the year.

  • For more information on the rally and spectator area visit www.algoarallyclub.co.za. Or view the start of the rally at Aldo Scribante Race track Entrance is free

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