The popular GR Cup, part of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA), returns this weekend, with the action moving to the Killarney International Circuit outside Cape Town on Friday and Saturday. Experienced rider Ashley Oldfield leads the standings by 9 points, but second-placed Thomas Falkiner has the momentum in his favor after a double win in the previous round.

The one-make series, which features the stunning Toyota GR Yaris in production trim, follows the Global Touring Cars (GTC) calendar, with five race weekends to date in 2022. Stage 6 of an exciting formula is on the way and with Oldfield holding a slim lead, surely aiming for a good result on his home track.

Meanwhile, Faulkiner is tailing after scoring well in East London and could fancy his chances at the challenging Killarney circuit. He has a good margin of 18 points over third-placed Shaun Nurse, who is in turn one point behind Mark Jones. So Nurse will try to close the gap on Falkiner while fighting off Jones.

Jeanette Kok-Kritzinger is currently in fifth place despite missing the previous round due to illness. Leratha Mathebese is just three points behind her and will be keeping a close eye on her motoring teammate during the final races of the year.

To shake things up a bit in Killarney, Toyota SA Motors’ Rian Osterhuysen will once again join the fray. At the previous round in East London, PR man Product stood in for Kok-Kritzinger, but this time he will field the seventh GR Yaris for the weekend. Given his good performance in East London, Osterhuysen’s presence might just make the difference not only this weekend, but possibly the championship as well.

As with the GTC race weekend, the GR Cup begins with practice sessions on Friday, followed by a qualifying session and two races on Saturday.

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