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Engen Xtreme racers off to do battle in the Cape

 

Killarney calls the Engen Xtreme Team to Cape Town for the penultimate round of the 2014 Bridgestone Production Car Championship. This is the second time that the Super Series will appear in the Western Cape, but this event is sure to be a nail-biting affair.

Michael Stephen
Michael Stephen

The gap between the top two in Class A of this series is just nine points – and Engen Xtreme’s Michael Stephen (A1) is confident on his chances at this event. Stephen currently holds second place but is pushing hard to reclaim his position at the top of the standings.

“Killarney is a circuit where both the Engen Xtreme Audi S4 quattros and our opposition in the BMW camp have advantages and disadvantages in equal measure,” says multiple champion, Stephen. “This is going to be a challenging race meeting, we are in good form and have prepared well but at this point in the season our opposition is showing good pace so it is still going to be tough.”

Stephen is determined to cut deep into Johan Fourie’s lead at the Cape Town event, forcing a duel between the two at the finale, with the best racer on the day claiming the 2014 crown.

For Simon Moss (A38) the return to Killarney is another chance to show his pace in the Cape. Moss competed there during round two of the Super Series in March this year. It was his second outing in the Bridgestone Production Car Championship – and his second race meeting in the Audi S4 quattro.

Since that event he has grown both as a racer and in experience in this fast-paced series which should make his second appearance far more competitive.

“Going back to circuits that I’ve raced earlier this year is great,” says Moss. “Instead of learning the track and how the Engen Xtreme Audi S4 quattro handles at each of these circuits, I can concentrate on pace and competition. I’m looking forward to racing at Killarney again; I think it is going to be a very exciting round of the championship.”

With a first place finish overall at the Zwartkops round last month, Stephen is in a strong position for this penultimate event that will play an important role in deciding the championship title this season. For his teammate the Killarney event is going to be an opportunity to aim for a stronger finishing position than round two and to add to his skills as a Bridgestone Production Car Championship competitor.