Monday, 26 March 2012


For Gugu Zulu and Carl Peskin the first rally of 2012 saw a welcome return to form. The pair compete in the S2000 Challenge category and here they make use of a BP Volkswagen Polo Vivo S2000.

“We had a few problems in the last two stages,” says Zulu. “We overcame those to finish the event, making it the first time I've crossed the finish line in 10 events. I'm very excited for the new season, the car feels good and we had a great rally.”

Zulu and Peskin rallied to second place in this new S2000 category, marking a strong start to their 2012 season. The BP Volkswagen Polo Vivo S1600 of Megan Verlaque and Hilton Auffray also made good headway in the start of their 2012 season campaign.

Verlaque and Auffray crossed the finish at stage 16 to claim fourth place in the S1600 category. This is a good base for the duo to continue their campaign throughout the season to aim for a class victory.

“I got a bit over-excited in the first stage and got stuck,” says Verlaque. “That cost me a lot of time, but Saturday I drove with the focus on finishing the rally and we set some decent times on the stages in the second day. It has been a good start to the season.”

The BP Volkswagen rally team will next tackle round two of the national championship, the Sasol Rally in the Nelspruit area, from 20-21 April. Here the focus will be on continuing to build on the groundwork of the first event as the team works on making the new BP Volkswagen Polo S2000 achieve rally-winning results.


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