The Sasol GTC Africa Production title was claimed by Daniel Rowe and his Volkswagen Motorsport Golf GTI at a very unpredictable Zwartkops Raceway event on Saturday. Rowe, a dominant presence in the GTC Production category since round one continued with that form, winning both GTC Production races on the day to claim first place – and his first national motorsport title.
“I’m very happy right now,” says Daniel Rowe. “My first national motorsport title and really grateful I could win this for Volkswagen. I think we’ve done it in style this year, winning just about every race and claiming most of the pole positions as well.”
“I put in a lot of effort, a lot of training, both physical and mental and watched the race footage over and over to analyze every moment in the car,” says Daniel. “Preparation has been the key and I think I put in more effort than the other drivers to ensure better results.”
While Rowe has already won the championship, he will compete in the final round of the series at East London Raceway in one week. This will be his final run in the Volkswagen Motorsport Golf GTI before he hands the wheel to Keagan Masters who will take over from 2017 as third-place finisher in the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship this year.
“The Volkswagen Motorsport effort to encourage group and progression is already reaping rewards,” says Mike Rowe, head of Volkswagen Motorsport. “We have one national title, a promising new