CONSOLIDATED PROGRESS FOR FIAT PALIO BLUETOOTH RACING TEAM

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FiatFiat Palio Bluetooth Racing Team – Rounds 11 & 12 SA Production Car championship

After their success at the last round of the SA Production Car Championship at Zwartkops, victory could not be repeated for the Fiat Palio Bluetooth Racing Team. Round Seven of the Vodacom Power Tour was some consolidation for the Fiat team, complete with a new driver.

“From complete novices to a victory in their first year of racing is no mean feat,” said Michael Burkhart, general manager for marketing at Fiat Auto SA of the Palio Racing Teams efforts at Kyalami this weekend (31 July). “The team has made major strides forward that has resulted in a good reliability record for the Palios and great promise in pace.”

Newcomer to the team Dawie Brough completed the three-car Fiat Palio offence in Class C. The special series Palios are in their first year of racing with regular drivers Theunis Eloff and Mike O’Sullivan.

“Team spirit is one of the biggest factors that differentiate the Palio Racing team from others,” continued Burkhart. “You just needed to see the Alfa Romeo 147GTAs and special series Fiat Palio’s stop as a united Italian team in front of the companies boma on Saturday to see the passion we all have for racing.”

The Palio Racing Team moves to Round 7 of the Vodacom Power Tour at East London on 28 August.

Race Results 1:

14 51 Toyota D.Compton Pro Cars C 02:14.943 3 07:15.395 02:13.454 6 13:33.593 9 20:48.988
15 77 VW Polo E.Scoenknecht Pro Cars C 02:17.318 3 07:25.057 02:13.833 6 13:40.327 9 21:05.384
16 68 VW Golf S.Williams Pro Cars C 02:16.550 3 07:27.072 02:14.256 6 13:40.832 9 21:07.904
17 107 Fiat M.O’Sullivan Pro Cars C 02:16.629 3 07:25.990 02:14.028 6 13:42.068 9 21:08.058
18 75 Ford M.Pasqualli Pro Cars C 02:17.838 3 07:26.672 02:14.250 6 13:44.800 9 21:11.472

Race Results 2:

18 51 Toyota D.Compton Pro Cars C 9 20:21.664 2:13.091 1:45.711 4
19 107 Fiat M.O’Sullivan Pro Cars C 9 20:24.876 2:13.858 1:48.923 7
20 75 Ford M.Pasqualli Pro Cars C 9 20:26.821 2:14.006 1:50.868 2
21 77 VW Polo E.Scoenknecht Pro Cars C 9 20:27.861 2:13.812 1:51.908 5
22 70 VW GOlf C.Nobre Pro Cars C 9 20:29.793 2:12.584 1:53.840 7