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A Local Youngster Taking the International Racing Scene by Storm

Another South African driver emerges as a rising star from the international racing scene.

Jordan Schmidt
July 10, 2023
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A Local Youngster Taking the International Racing Scene by Storm

  

We love local success stories and are inspired by the continual progression of local drivers and riders in the international spotlight. Examples like Sheldon and Kelvin van der Linde, as well as MotoGP star Brad Binder, have made our nation proud and have influenced young and old to venture onto the track to strut their stuff. 

However, another youngster is showing the world what he can do, stepping on the podium in the international racing scene. And this weekend, he raced his heart out. 

 

Leyton Fourie is a youngster who is a familiar face in TopGear news. As he continues to build his confidence, he has added another medal to his growing collection from his 2nd place finish at the Norisring M2 CS Cup Race 2.

 

Leyton's first race started well, with an aggressive start that gave his team hope. However, collisions made it difficult for many drivers, including Leyton, as the race progressed. Unfortunately, Leyton had to drop out of the race, losing his chance to win. But he didn't give up, lining up for the second race with determination to prove himself.

 

Starting from third on the grid and feeling optimistic, our local driver had a promising start to Race 2. Leyton quickly moved into second place during the first lap, showing the full potential of his M2. The remainder of the race was relatively uneventful for the lead cars, with minor drama occurring further back as the pack entered the halfway mark. Pulling away from the pack and pursuing Horsten, it was clear that the lead cars secured their podium positions early on.

 

Battling the heat and temperamental brakes, Leyton closed the race on the tail of the number 50 car, securing a second-place finish.

 

Leyton is a talented driver. His clinical aggression and capable car control show great potential for this South African racer. We'll be eagerly watching him next week at the Nurburg Ring.

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