Three Maritzburgers to steer T-Class in Ford’s rookie off-road team development

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Delivery driver Wiseman Gumede (left) makes his motorsport debut with the Ford NWM Development Team entry, joined by regional rally champion navigator Fanifani Meyiwa.
Delivery driver Wiseman Gumede (left) makes his motorsport debut with the Ford NWM Development Team entry, joined by regional rally champion navigator Fanifani Meyiwa.
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A former delivery driver and a KZN champion navigator, both old Maritzburgers, are the first members of a Development Team that will race in Class T of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) this year.

Wiseman Gumede (42), a workshop delivery driver for Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) and Fanifani Meyiwa (43), who claimed the 2018 KwaZulu-Natal regional championship with Dean Redelinghuys, will compete in all seven rounds that make up the 2021 SACCS calendar, which starts with the Dullstroom 400 March 26 and 27.

Neale Hill, MD of Ford South Africa, said in a statement the Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport Development Team addresses the need to empower a broader range of competitors to participate in motorsport at the highest level, while attracting a more diverse range of fans and spectators to the sport.

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