Three cars in the first five in the Production Vehicle category, a class victory and winning the manufacturers award saw Toyota come away well pleased with their performance on the Nissan Sugarbelt 400, round three of the Absa Off Road Championship, in KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend.
A Production Vehicle category dog fight is almost certain to develop on the Nissan Sugarbelt 400, round three of the Absa Off Road Championship, in the Eston area of KwaZulu-Natal on May 16 and 17.
Picking up points will be top of the agenda for Castrol Toyota teams on the Eastern Cape 500, round two of the Absa Off Road Championship, on April 18 and 19.
Reigning champions Nissan made a dream start to the Absa Off Road Championship when they scored a one-two in the Production Vehicle category in the Nissan Dealer 400, the opening event of the season, in Darling.
Toyota scored a category win in Class E on the Nissan Dealer 400, the opening event of the Absa Off Road Championship, in Darling in the Western Cape over the weekend.
The Production Vehicle category is going to turn into a war zone when the Absa Off Road Championship gets underway via the Nissan Dealer 400 in Darling, in the Western Cape, on February 29 and March 1.
Duncan Vos has won the overall drivers title and Nissan the manufacturer’s championship, but there is still plenty at stake at the Ford Carnival City 400, the final round of the Absa Off Road Championship, on November 30 and December 1.
There will be no rocket science tactics as Toyota teams mount a concerted challenge on the Toyota Dealer 400, the penultimate round of the Absa Off Road Championship, in Mpumalanga on November 2nd and 3rd.
With two races remaining on the Absa Off Road Championship calendar, Production Vehicle championships are delicately poised. The only certainty at this stage in terms of the overall and premier Super Production Class championships is that they will be won by Nissan works crews. Given the fact that Nissan have won six out of six races so far this season that is no surprise – but the ingredients are there for some unusual twists.
After two near misses the Castrol Toyota Hilux team will be hoping an elusive first win of the season will materialise on the Ford Motorite 400 in Limpopo on September 7 and 8.