CHARL SMALBERGER | Sabertek, Indy Oil #15

NAME
Charl Smalberger

TEAM
Lee Thompson Racing (Sabertek / Indy Oil)

HOMETOWN
Centurion

CURRENT CITY
Centurion

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2000: Started kart racing
2001: 2nd National 50cc Cadets
2004: 2nd 60cc GP Junior National Rotax Finals
2004: 3rd Northern Regions GP Juniors
2005: 5th 125cc Rotax Mini Max Nationals in Port Elizabeth
2007: 4th 125cc Rotax Junior Max Nationals
2008: 3rd Karting World Cup Italy
2009: Started car racing and VW Challenge rookie of the year
2010: VW Challenge class C champion (11 Wins)
2014: 4th National Production Cars Debut season (1 Win)
2015: 7th National Production Cars (1 Win)
2016: 3rd GTC2 (2 Wins)
2017: 4th GTC2 (3 Wins)

HOW YOU GOT STARTED IN MOTORSPORT
My father was racing karts when I was a youngster, he bought me a 50cc baby kart at the age of 5 and I haven’t looked back since.

FAVOURITE RACING CIRCUIT & WHY
I am fond of fast flowing circuits, such as Kyalami, East London and Killarney.

FAVOURITE SERIES TO FOLLOW OUTSIDE OF SASOL GTC
F1, BTCC, MotoGP, TCR and Supercars Championship in Australia

SCARIEST RACING INCIDENT
My 180km/h roll at Potters Pass in East London

MOST NOTABLE RACING VICTORIES
My first ever race win and first national championship win in 2014.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT IN GTC
2016: Taking pole in East London and winning by some margin.
2017: Taking pole at Cape Town.

RACING DRIVER YOU MOST LOOKED UP TO
Michael Schumacher

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE RACING GOALS
Winning the GTC2 title

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