Franschhoek racing talent Giordano Lupini returns to the track at Killarney after a year away on 10 April, when he commences a come-from-behind title chase in Class B of the Cheaper Cars GTi Challenge.
Lupini, who won the 2019 GTi Challenge Class C in dramatic fashion, sat the lockdown 2020 season out, but now he’s back driving his recently acquired Bullion IT, Banhoek Chilli Oil and theauto.page Volkswagen Jetta. “The say that you are only as good as your last race,” Giordano smiled on confirming his racing return.
“That is a big task – we won our last race off pole position with a lap record to tie up the championship. That would be an ideal way to bounce back, but we’re just so looking forward to being competitive when I finally get back behind the wheel in anger after a year away. We are also starting off a race into the season, so we have a little catching up to do in the title chase, but we enjoy overcoming challenges like that best of all!”
Interestingly 2019 GTi Class C champion Giordano will be racing the Jetta that won the 2019 Class B title prepared by 2019 Class A champion Nian du Toit. “We have a good combination this year, we’ve been testing and have a couple of weeks to go before my first race back, so we should be well enough prepared.
“I am keen to do our new local sponsors Bullion IT, Banhoek Chilli Oil and theauto.page and Franschhoek proud,” Gio concluded. “We’re ready to race!”