The TimesLIVE GR Yaris ran flawlessly all weekend with not a single gremlin to report. Remember, despite the requisite safety equipment, semi-slick tyres and more hard-core brake pads, this machine is basically the same as the one sitting on your local dealer’s floor. It wasn’t designed to tame a full season of hard and fast circuit racing and that it has already completed four rounds without any issues to speak of is incredible.
Next up on the Toyota GR Cup calendar is the East London GP circuit on August 6. As with Aldo Scribante last month this track is totally foreign to me. I’m really looking forward to the challenge though. Especially trying to take the infamous Potters Pass Curve flat out.
Toyota GR Cup Red Star Raceway Overall Result:
Ashley Oldfield (cars.co.za): 31:09.961
Thomas Falkiner (TimesLIVE): +1.857
Sean Nurse (SN automotive): +23.000
Mark Jones (The Citizen): +37.606
Jeanette Kok-Kritzinger (Wiele2Wiele): +3 laps
Lerato Matebese (TopGear SA): +6 laps
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