The weekend marked Leyton Fourie’s first outing in his Ferodo backed Oettinger Polo GTI and the young karter turned more than a few heads with his results at Zwartkops on Saturday 8 August 2020.
Leyton was quick straight out of the blocks, setting the 5th fastest qualifying time in a very experienced and competitive field. He was fortunate enough to hold this position in the Super pole one shot qualifying format and started his debut race from the third row of the grid.
The first race started with some big crashes around him but Leyton was able to keep his cool and avoid the incidents. Showing a maturity well beyond his years, Leyton crossed the finish line in 6th place.
Leyton started the second heat from eighth on the grid and although he had a good start, he had to take evasion action to avoid a huge accident ahead of him. The accident resulted in the safety car being deployed and Leyton managed to bring his GTI home in 11th.
“It was an unforgettable weekend and I enjoyed every minute of it . Not many drivers have the opportunity to make their main circuit debuts with such a professional team. Thank you to everyone at Signature motorsport for your support and guidance this weekend. I can’t wait for the next one,” exclaimed Leyton.
Leyton is proudly backed by Champion Parts, Ferodo, Monroe, PolyJohn, ARMAL and Express Hire.
Issued by: Motorsport Marketing Services