Weijs and Degandt First in Bela-Bela, Second Overall in 2014 National Rally Season

Hans Weijs Jnr and Björn Degandt rallied their Volkswagen Sasolracing Polo S2000 to victory at Bela-Bela to finish the 2014 national rally season on a high note – claiming second place overall for the season in the process. In a very tough and demanding season finale that claimed many victims, the Volkswagen Sasolracing team also brought all three Volkswagen Sasolracing Polo S2000s home.

VW Sasolracing’s Weijs and Degandt Win Bela-Bela Motor Rally

The final round of the South African National Rally Championship delivered all the excitement and surprises that we have come to expect from what has been a contest of top-class rallying and, for the most part, close battles.

New 2014 Champions Lead Bela-Bela Motor Rally After Relatively Quiet First Day

A relatively uneventful opening day’s rallying, consisting of four gravel special stages and 55,96 kilometres of high-speed driving, saw newly crowned national rally champions Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee (Castrol Team Toyota Yaris) emerge victorious at the halfway mark of the season-ending Bela-Bela Motor Rally in the Waterberg town formerly known as Warmbaths.

New Bela-Bela Rally Promises Exciting Finish To SA National Rally Championship This Weekend

The recently appointed Mayor of Bela-Bela, who is also the Vice President of the South African Football Association, Councillor Lucas Nhlapo, flagged away the first car at the ceremonial start of the augural Bela-Bela Rally in the former Waterberg town at 13h00 this afternoon.

Castrol Team Toyota Aiming To Add Second Overall To Their 2014 National Rally Championship

With the 2014 South African National Rally Championship title already in the hands of Castrol Team Toyota's Leeroy Poulter and navigator Elvéne Coetzee, the attention is shifting to their teammate Hergen Fekken, for the final round of this year's championship. The Bela-Bela Motor Rally will offer Fekken - a former double champion - the opportunity to secure second place overall for the season.

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