Hats off to Tschops’ sportsmanship

2019-05-16 06:00
<Tschops Sipuka.        Photo:SUPPLIED

<Tschops Sipuka. Photo:SUPPLIED

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DEEP rooted respect within the All Power Audi team saved the weekend for championship leader Simon Moss in Cape Town at the third round of the 2019 Global Touring Car Championship (GTC).

Technical issues with Moss’s vehicle threatened him to miss the opening race, but team mate Tschops Sipuka stepped up to the plate with a gracious solution to team principal, Terry Moss. Sipuka offered his Audi race vehicle to Moss to ensure his championship hopes had an opportunity of being fulfilled. After much consideration and discussion, Moss humbly accepted the keys to the number 8 Audi race vehicle.

With no qualifying time behind his name, Moss lined up last on the grid for the opening 12 lap race. When the lights turned green, it was clear that he felt comfortable in his borrowed drive and executed a very mature performance. Gradually and without any unnecessary risks, Moss worked his way up the ranks and finished the first race in third position.

Starting from fourth on the grid in the second heat, Moss showed why he is the major title contender in 2019 by winning the second race.

With this win, Simon Moss extended his 2019 GTC lead by 12 points and Tschops Sipuka was most probably the proudest person within the team, content that his offering paid off massively in the end.

“Tschops is a true sportsman for giving his car to Simon to save the championship for him. It takes a real man to do that and I sincerely appreciate what he’s done for the team,” said Terry Moss, All Power Audi team principal.

  • The fourth round of the 2019 GTC championship will take place at the home track of the All Power Audi team at Aldo Scribante in Port Elizabeth on 14 and 15 June.

-REPORTER

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