Team Perfect Circle is one of the few South African crews that will be competing in the upcoming Kyalami 9 Hour endurance race. The event, taking place on November 21-23, is the final round of the 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge series for road-based sportscars. Top local amateur drivers, André Bezuidenhout, Franco Scribante, Silvio Scribante and Dino Scribante will be aiming to upset the form book in this prestigious international event and we at MOTOR cannot wait for the spectacle to finally reach Kyalami.
It’s a known fact that no motorsport team can thrive without decent backing. To this end Team Perfect Circle has attracted support from a few really big names within the corporate and motoring arenas. Leading the list is Coca-Cola and Motul. The US-based beverage company sponsored the 1969 Porsche 917 campaigned by the team of the same name, which was driven by David Piper and Dickie Attwood. Now that’s a great way to pay respect to the legends of the past.
Motul is the team’s preferred supplier of lubricants and a company deeply involved in world motorsport. Further high-level support comes from Everysun a household name in sun protection for outdoor sport lovers. We thought the plain white car looked pretty awesome as is but a choice livery such as this certainly won’t hurt.
Porsche Motorsport has been instrumental in providing equipment and parts to ensure that the local drivers will be ready to compete at full strength in the 9 Hour and the Porsche 911 GT3 R will be run by the professional racing outfit of Simpson Motorsport. This British team has a wealth of experience in the field of endurance racing and is already preparing the Team Perfect Circle racecar; they will also be in charge of running the car during the race weekend at Kyalami.
Jonny Westbrook, the Team Manager (whose father was a team technician at the 9-hour events more than 40 years ago) said, “it is impossible to compete in any form of motor racing without support. Team Perfect Circle is extremely fortunate to have many supporters who have made this dream of racing at the Kyalami 9 Hour a reality. I speak on behalf of all the drivers and the team when I extend my gratitude to Coca-Cola and all our corporate supporters who see the potential in our team, and we hope to reward them with silverware on November 23.”
Let’s wait and see, it certainly shouldn’t be missed. If you haven’t already read all you need to know about the Kyalami 6 Hour be sure to do that here. Red light, green light go!