WhatGlobal Touring Cars Round 4 Preview
WhereEast London Grand Prix Circuit
WhenSaturday 28 August 2021
CommunitySouth Africa National

Van der Watt looking for a GTC win in East London

AutoZone Ford Focus GTC driver Julian van der Watt is ready to race in the fourth round of South Africa’s premier national Global Touring Car championship at the East London Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday 28 August. Van der Watt won his second race in the WCT Engineering prepared Chemical Logistics Racing run Autozone Focus at his home round at Cape Town’s Killarney racetrack and he’s keen to build on that at the fast and demanding Border racetrack.

“I am really looking forward to East London,” Julian admitted. “The Grand Prix Circuit is one of my favourite racetracks and the Autozone Focus GTC is ready to race. “I am a strong third in the championship chase at the halfway mark. “We only finished this car a week before the first race and I managed to ace the second reverse grid race to take my first win that weekend. 

“Now all three cars in our team have won a race so far this year and I'd like to be the first to make it a double to celebrate Autozone’s colours on my car. “I am absolutely delighted to have AutoZone aboard as our title sponsor and now with that extra support, we look forward to our next step to the front and to doing AutoZone, Chemical Logistics Racing and the WCT Engineering team proud on track at East London.”

AutoZone is the largest privately owned auto-parts distributor and retailer in Southern Africa. Offering more than 75 000 quality OE equivalent automotive parts from over 700 leading brands at its 214 stores nationwide, Autozone also offers free shipping off its e-commerce website.

Lockdown measures remain in force and spectators are still banned from sporting events. You can however follow Julian's progress in the Autozone Focus via live streaming on the Extreme Festival social platforms and on YouTube.


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