Such dominance! Toyota Gazoo Racing SA makes it four from four in SA rally championship


• Toyota Gazoo Racing continue their dominance in the SA rally championship.

• Guy Botteril and Simon Vacy-Lyle are unbeaten in the championship.

• TGR took four victories from four races.

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Toyota Gazoo Racing's Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle continued their unbeaten run in the 2020 South African National Rally Championship (NRC).

This past weekend, the duo went unbeaten in Parys after taking victories in the double-header held on 16 and 17 October.

The pair drove their ClassR4 Toyota Etios to victory on both days, claiming the maximum points from Rounds three and four of the season.

With the win, the crew took four wins from four starts in their four-wheel-drive Etios.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Class R4 Etios

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Class R4 Etios (MotorPress) 

Extreme heat

An elated Botterill said after completing the event: "To make the victories even sweeter, we won every stage over the two events. The only slight moment we had was early on day one when a short circuit in one of the onboard camera's wires caused some smoke in the cabin. But the car never missed a beat, and we managed to control our pace throughout the two-day double-header."

With temperatures soaring to 35°C, the TGR team had quite the task of keeping their racing car cool, continuously finding ways to optimize the cooling.

Next up will be a final double-header, wrapping up the season at the end of November. Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2020 SA NRC will take place in the area around the Mpumalanga town of Dullstroom, and will be known as the TracN4 Rally.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Class R4 Etios

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Class R4 Etios (MotorPress)

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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