Botterill and Lyle take the victory on Rallystar Rally despite mechanical problems at the gearbox of their Toyota Etios.
Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle claimed a fundamental victory at the Rallystar Rally, Round 3 of the 2018 South African National Rally Championship. The pair led their Class R2N Toyota Etios with SanremoCorse 15 wheels to a resounding victory taking the leadership of the overall championship standings with a single point of advantage on the second crew.
The event comprised a total of ten stages, on an extremely tight and slippery gravel. Only 13 cars finished the event, with the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA crew taking top honors in the premier Class R2N for the national championship. Second place went to AC Potgieter and Nico Swartz in their Class R2N Volkswagen Polo, with Chris Coertse and Greg Godrich (Class R2N Mazda2) rounding out the podium.
“We’re extremely happy with the result: the car ran well throughout, and were it not for some gearbox niggles, we would’ve recorded a clean run,” said Botterill. “We are happy to have bagged maximum points on the Rallystar Rally, but there’s still a long way to go in this year’s championship.”
The P.E. Rally – round 4 of the South African National Rally Championship – takes place on 6 and 7 July 2018, and will again be based around the city of Port Elizabeth and surrounding areas.
Source: Motorpress SA