Rob leads the way, Michael returns for Chemical Logistics

If Chemical Logistics Racing’s rivals thought that title leader Robert Wolk is enough of a threat aboard his BMW 128TC Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit’s blockbuster Extreme Festival on Saturday 13 April, then they have another thing coming! Double South African Touring Cars champion Wolk will be joined by none other than multiple former champion Michael Stephen in the second FlySafair Chemical Logistics BMW 128TC this weekend.

Stephen replaces regular pilot Andy Schofield, who will be abroad for a personal matter over the Kyalami weekend. “When I got the call-up to drive the FlySafair Chemical Logistics BMW 128TC at Kyalami next weekend, I had no hesitation but to jump at the chance,” Michael smiled. “I’m still racing competitively in GT3 Supercars, and my eye is in, so it’s just a matter of getting back at home in a South African Touring Cars office and supporting Robert for the weekend. Thanks to the team for a great opportunity!”

“Well, what can I say, we have some pretty effective backstop at Kyalami this weekend!” Robert Wolk admitted. “I’m looking forward to working with Michael at Kyalami and to extending my ten-point championship advantage at our home track. The car was on rails at Killarney last time out and we have spent a little more time fettling my Chemical Logistics BMW 128TC, so we are ready to do what we have to this weekend. Bring it on!”

Kyalami is also a huge weekend for Julian van der Watt, who impressed out the box at Killarney in his brand new Investchem Volkswagen Golf TC. “My car never turned a wheel before we got to Killarney, so I was happy with my pace, but we’re looking forward to a step forward at Kyalami,” Julian admitted. The Cape lad will also exorcise a few demons this weekend: “I had my huge accident that put me out for half of last year at Kyalami,” Julian explained. “I intend making far better memories there this weekend!” 

“It’s our home race Kyalami, our workshop is basically on the old main straight in the industrial village next door,” Chemical Logistics team manager and WCT Engineering chief Stuart Thompson pointed out. “So we’re going all out to do this one really right, with Robert leading the title, a superb wildcard in Michael and Julian getting to grips with the new Golf. It’s going to be one hell of a weekend, see you at Kyalami!”

“Kyalami is the biggest race weekend of the National Extreme Festival season and we have something special up our sleeve for this one,” Chemical Logistics Racing team boss Ian Schofield concluded. “Welcome to the team Michael, we look forward to watching you, Robert and Julian excelling at Kyalami!”


Issued on behalf of Chemical Logistics Racing

What:Blockbuster Extreme Festival Preview
Where:Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
When:11-13 April 2024
Community:South Africa National

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