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This sprint race was the first time Fabienne raced a Legends type car on a racetrack; the previous race was the Knysna Hill climb in May last year. It was also a first for Legends SA racing to have a female join and to lead the race.

The Liqui Moly sponsored Legends car proved to be a real challenge with Fabienne usually accustomed to the high grip level in the kart, the Legends car had a lot less and proved an interesting challenge. With only three sessions of practice Fabienne managed to get her lap-times into a respectable position for the qualifying and managed to set pole position for the start of the first race.

Leading the pack into the 2nd race of the day, Fabienne enjoyed mixing in with the rest of the male grid, and held her position until clutch problems curtailed her attempt at a win.

Phakisa circuit is the only oval track in South Africa and a great drivers track with its fast flowing corners, and a very tough right hand corners really showed the high g forces at speed.

With the body roll and tight seat-belt Fabienne reveled in the new experience compared to the kart which is so easy to get in and out of.

“This is the second time I have raced at Phakisa now and I am loving it more every time I come. My dad has won here several times and it’s awesome to compare notes with him and to follow his successes here.” commented Fabienne

 

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