Goldfields podium finish for Manitou Group VW Polo R2

The Manitou Group SA Rally team competed in Goldfields rally, on the weekend of 04 – 05th March 2016, which was also the opening round of the 2016 SA National Rally Championship.

The team had a challenging start to the season, losing time with a minor electrical issue on day one and a puncture on day two, making it difficult for the team to fight with the top competitors in their class.

Paulus Franken and navigator Pierre Arries managed to steer their Volkswagen Polo R2 to third in class S1600 and 9th overall at the end of the Goldfields rally.

"We are happy with the points we scored this weekend, myself and Pierre got along well in the car and we look forward to building on our Championship from here on forward" - Paulus Franken.

The next event is the SASOL Rally in Sabie, 22-23rd April 2016.

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Photo credit : Dave Ledbitter