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volkswagen motorsport

Volkswagen 
Motorsport.

Uitenhage, where craft, care and precision come together to build our racing champions. Engineers, designers and manufacturers are all right behind the Volkswagen Motorsport team every competition. 

Take a look at our Volkswagen Motorsport page below to find out more.

Volkswagen Motorsport have been competing in the Global Touring Car Championship since 2016, and will continue to do so in 2019, in both the GTC and GTC2 Classes. Daniel Rowe and Keagan Masters will pilot the two Volkswagen Jetta’s in the top class, with two customer cars of Adrian Wood and Bradley Liebenberg in the Golf GTI GTC2 class. The team have dominated the GTC2 class since its inception by claiming the overall championships for the past 3 years, so it’s full traction ahead for 2019 in the hope of another championship victory. In the Polo Cup Series, our new sponsor Falken will be on board for the Series in 2019.

Extreme Festival 
Racing Calendar 2019

Round

Date

Race Circuit (City)

Polo Cup / GTC

1

2 March

Dezzi Raceway (Natal)

Both

2

6 April

Zwartkops (Pretoria)

Both

3

11 May

Killarney (Cape Town)

Both

4

15 June

Scribante (Port Elizabeth)

Both

5

27 July

Zwartkops (Pretoria)

Both

6

31 August

East London (EL)

Both

7

28 September

Killarney (Cape Town)

Both

8

26 October

Red Star Raceway (Johannesburg)

Both

Date

2 March

Race Circuit (City)

Dezzi Raceway (Natal)

Polo Cup / GTC

Both

Falken Polo Cup.

falken polo cup

The ever popular Polo Cup Series, now in its 22nd year and 2nd year with the New Polo chassis, still proves to be the most popular one make racing series in South Africa. Driver search winner Jonathan Mogotsi is in his third year, and has proved himself by claiming a few race wins and also taking the Rookie Championship in 2018.  His team mate this year is the 2017 driver search winner, Raais Asmal, who competed last year in the regional Superhatch saloon series and progressed into Polo Cup for 2018. With more than 24 cars on the grid, the Polo Cup race series is the largest one make racing series in the country, with close racing with identical cars across the field. 

Raais asmal driver profile

Getting to know Raais Asmal.

Durban-born Raais has spent most of his life on the track, at the young age of 9 he was already a GP Junior kart racer. Now as a professional racer, he looks up to Michael Schumacher but still considers his parents his role models. When he isn’t racing he’s drawing, building things or spending time with his family.

Getting to know Jonathan Mogotsi.

Although his racing career only started a modest 7 years ago, Jon, now 27 has already made a name for himself on the track. He’s inspired by role model Keiichi Tsuchiya and he says his favourite track to race on is Nurburgring. Off the track, he enjoys playing tennis and eating sushi in his hometown of Johannesburg. 

driver profile jonathan moogotsi

Volkswagen Team
in GTC.

GTC crew

In 2019, Daniel Rowe will continue on with the team in GTC, in his Volkswagen Jetta, with newly promoted team mate Keagan Masters, who previously won all three GTC2 Championships (2016, 2017 and 2018) proving himself by stepping up to the main class of GTC. In GTC2, Bradley Liebenberg will pilot the championship winning Golf GTI, together with Kyocera backed Adrian Wood in the sister Golf GTI. To follow our progress please visit our social media platforms. 

Keegan Masters driver profile

Getting to know Keegan Masters.

At just 19 years old, Keagan put his all into motorsports, studying the onboard videos after every race. The Joburg-born racer claims his favourite place to ride is still the Kyalami Race Track. After hours he likes to play golf and spend time with his dogs and rescue cat.

Getting to know Daniel Rowe.

Born in Port Elizabeth at 25, Daniel has been in the game for over 15 years. Racing karts at the age of just 7, his prefered track the Killarney Raceway in Cape Town. In his spare time, he lives an active life mountain biking, taking part in Triathlons or spending time with his three dogs.

driver profile Daniel Rowe
Motorsport Academy.
Driving you to your dreams.

The Volkswagen Driving Academy presents the all new Motorsport Academy. Lead coach Michael Stephen (multiple SA National Racing Champion), together with our experienced instructors, will teach you the important elements of becoming a successful racing driver. You could also stand a chance to be selected for a shootout in November for an opportunity in the VW Motorsport Team.

Date - 25 - 27 June (Zwarts Kops) | 23 - 25 September (Race Track TBA)

Price - R 7 475.00 incl

To book your course, please contact:
Nicole Lennard: lenn01@vwsa.co.za | 082 848 0208
Mike Rowe: rowe@vwsa.co.za | 041 996 6462