Round 4 – Midvaal Raceway
Round 4 of the Autobarn Superhatch championship and we’re at Midvaal raceway this time round, with the winter chill about it was going to be an interesting weekend of racing.
First practise of the day was on a slightly wet track after the overnight rain, the grip levels were better than expected and Alex put in some flyers, the following practise sessions were used to test different setups and what a difference they made!
Qualifying was set for 7:45am with an icy track and the coldest temperatures we’ve ever qualified in, it was going to be difficult to get heat into the tyres in the short 10minute qualifying session we had. Alex Marques qualified in 5th place with only half a second between him and 2nd place, the race was looking to be a very close one.
Due to the reverse grid order from Qualifying Alex in the Ace Auto Volkswagen Polo started 7th on the grid. Alex made an epic pass on two of his competitors on the back straight and was up to 5th place in no time, he continued to catch Mel Spurr in her… Continue reading