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Kwanda Mokoena Impresses in Germany

Mokoena and Dylan Yip put on a show of speed this past weekend.

Ntsako Mthethwa
July 11, 2023
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Kwanda Mokoena Impresses in Germany

Kwanda Mokoena, a South African endurance racing champion born in 2004, has pleasantly surprised the motorsport community and is undoubtedly a formidable competitor.

Last weekend, he soared to new heights as he flew to Germany for the ADAC GT Masters Round 2 at the Norisring. There, he teamed up with Dylan Yip in the Liqui Moly Team Engstler Audi R8 LMS EVO II, a potent beast of a car. 

Together, they raced against some of the best drivers in Europe, putting on a show of speed and skill that impressed everyone.

During the race, Mokoena qualified in 9th place and had a strong first stint. This allowed him to move to 6th place before passing the car to his teammate. The following day, he took over driving again when the team was in 10th place and managed to keep up with the leaders' pace despite being a lap down.

"Norisring was a bit of a baptism of fire, but I loved it," Kwanda said. "It's a short, sharp, and unforgiving street circuit, and I had never driven on anything like it before, but I soon got the hang of it. "My first race was brilliant. I made a few moves, some on the outside and fought up to sixth before I handed the car over.

The ADAC GT Masters is heading to the Nurburgring this coming weekend, and according to Mokoena, he's looking forward to his first outing on another historic circuit.

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