Siegfried Rosseau


Siegfried Rosseau (Co-Driver) – Atlas Copco Ford Racing Ranger # T4


Siegfried is an entrepreneur and businessman who has been involved in the sport for the last 10 years. He started racing in 2004 alongside Gary Bertholdt in a Class D. They had their first win in a Class A Special later that year in Mafeking.

He has raced with a few other drivers since then and won numerous races since then as navigator. Some races they won by starting from the front and some from back. Every win is special, but the three consecutive Botswana 1000 Desert Races he won as navigator will always be a highlight of his racing career.

He says that he believes that he adds value to the team because he always keeps calm and focussed in the races. He keeps fit by riding mountain bike and playing squash. Squash gives you the fitness when you do need to change flat wheels, while long mountain biking events like the Cape Epic gives you endurance and also helps with reading terrain.

Siegfried spent most of 2011 and 2012 as the Competitor Relationship Officer for the sport, where he helped competitors resolve queries with the organisers at the events.

Personal details

  • Date of birth: 20 October 1972
  • Current residence: Riverclub, Johannesburg
  • Occupation: CEO Orangeworks Software
  • Family: Married to Ina
  • Hobbies: Squash, mountain biking, adventure motorcycles and reading 

Career highlights

  • 2004 – Started navigating half the season in a Class D and the other half in a Class A Special. First win at Mafikeng 500 as navigator
  • 2005 – 1st Nissan Dealer 400
  • 2007 – 2nd Nissan 400, 3rd Desert 1000, 4th Nissan Dealer 400
  • 2008 – 2nd Special Vehicle Category, 1st Desert 1000, 1st Sun City 400, 2nd Limpopo 400, 3rd RFS Magalies 400
  • 2009 – 3rd Special Vehicle Category, 1st Desert 1000, 2nd Eastern Cape 1000, 2nd Sun City 400, 2nd Carnival City 400
  • 2010 – 2nd Special Vehicle Category, 1st Adenco 400, 1st Nissan Sugarbelt, 1st Desert 1000, 2nd Sun City 400, 2nd Bloemfontein 400
  • 2011 – 4th Desert 1000, 5th Toyota Dealer 400
  • 2012 – Competed only in first event where we won the prologue
  • 2013 – 4th overall in Class SP championship, 2nd in Nkomazi 400, 3rd in Atlas Copco Gold 400, top privateer team for the season