Castrol Toyota wins the RFS Magalies off road race this weekend
The strength of the Hilux in this event was apparent right from the start of the event with Duncan Vos and Rob Howie quickest in the Friday prologue in their Castrol Team Toyota vehicle followed by the RFS Hilux of du Plooy and van Vuuren.
Vos and Howie established an early lead in Saturdays racing section but fell back down the field with a power steering issue. Team mates Taylor and Houghton immediately took up the challenge and moved to the front of the field, at one point stretching their advantage to nearly six minutes over the next production vehicle. The Castrol Team Toyota pair went on to win the event with a 44 second advantage over the Ford of Louw de Bruin and Riaan Greyling after being delayed by a puncture almost within sight of the finish line.
Vos and Howie recovered some of their lost time in the second leg of the racing section but fell just five points short of the tally they needed to secure second place overall in the championship behind Chris Visser and Japie Badenhorst.
“Our thanks go to our partners Castrol, Imperial Group, and the Innovation Group for their support during the year. Our congratulations go to Chris Visser and Japie Badenhorst for their Championship win and to our Class D and E Champions as well.”