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Production cars face endurance test

THE 2011 WesBank Super Series will perform at the Free State Phakisa Raceway this Saturday, with endurance
racing as part of the programme. The bill-topping Bridgestone Production Car championship brigade will bring both sprint racing and a two-hour endurance heat to the party, complete with pit stops and driver sharing.

The tin-top category will tackle its usual back to back six-lap races in the morning. Then, starting at 4pm, there will be a two-hour race, with three compulsive p i t s tops and dr iver changes. The Production Car teams have embraced the concept, with some extremely interesting driver pairings in the offing. In Class A, rally ace and former circuit racing champion Leeroy Poulter will join Melvill Priest in his Afrox BMW 335i, with the team's second BMW to be driven by Reghard Roets and Etienne van der Linde. Hennie Groenewald and Richard Pinard will share their Sasol Subaru STI models with rally drivers Mark du Toit and Jon Williams, respectively. Then, the Engen Xtreme Audi team will see veteran Terry Moss return to the game, sharing an Audi S4 with Michael Stephen.

Youngster and single seater pilot Simon Moss will share the team's second Audi S4 with Tschops Sipuka. Rumours have it that Johan Fourie will share his new Audi S4 with fellow C a p e t o n i a n K o s i e Swanepoel. In the Q8 Oils Nissan camp, Marco da Cunha will team up with Christiano Morgado and Paulo da Cunha will share his seat with Jimmy Auby. Team manager, Grant van Schalkwyk will put their new Nissan 370Z through its paces, alongside Nuno da Cunha. Finally, Nieyaaz Modack and Farrah Kuhn will share an Audi A4.  In Class T, Graeme Nathan and Heinz Bose should share Nathan's IndyOils Golf GTI, while Gennaro Bonafede will share his Ferodo Golf GTI with Lee Thompson. In the Castrol Ford equipe Gary Formato will share his Focus ST with Iain Pepper, while Graham Donker will join Shaun Duminy in the teams's second vehicle. Michael van Rooyen has confirmed Devon Robertson as the second driver in his Williams Hunt Opel Astra, with other driver pairings EbrahimLevy/ Armien Levy (Golf GTI), Nizaam Esa/ Anwar Levy (Golf GTI), Kieren Quarmby/ Carlos Nobre (Interfile Golf GTI) and Mishal Sing/ Jose Pereira (BMW 120d).