GTC Production - Charl Smalberger

GTC LIGHTS Driver Charl Smalberger

NAME
Charl Smalberger

TWITTER
@CharlSmalberger

INSTAGRAM
@charl_smalberger

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Championships won: 2010 VW Challenge class C.
Other achievements:
2nd National Rotax Final in 2004 (Karting: GP Juniors)
2004 3rd GP Junior Northern Regions Championship(Karting).
2008 Qualified to represent SA in the Vortex Rok World Cup, finished 3rd in the Junior Rok plate final with fastest lap(karting).
2014 4th in National Production car championship class T(1 win).

PREVIOUS TEAMS
Birel Motorsport, 2002-2004(Karting).
Piazza Motorsport, 2007-2008(karting).
Haupt Racing 2009-2012(VW Challenge & Polo Cup).
JRT 2013(Polo Cup).
Haupt Racing 2014-2015(National Production Cars).

HOMETOWN
Centurion.

CURRENTLY LIVE IN:
Port Elizabeth.

DREAM CAR
Ferrari 458 Italia.

FAVOURITE DRIVING TRIP
Any trip to a race track.

DREAM ROAD TRIP
A trip down the coast of California with a sexy girl by my side.

YEARS RACING
Started in 1999 at the age of 5, have raced every year since.Wow it’s been 17 years!

EARLIEST RACING MEMORY
Driving my Baby Kart around my Dad’s factory and crashing into the gutter.

CATEGORIES OF RACING
Karting: 50cc Baby karts, 60cc GP Juniors, 125cc Rotax Max, 125cc Vortex Rok.
Cars: VW Challenge Class A & C, Polo Cup, National Production Cars.

FAVOURITE SERIES TO FOLLOW
F1/ British Touring Car Championship.

FAVOURITE EVER RACING DRIVER
Michael Schumacher.

COMPARE YOUR RACING STYLE TO WHICH DRIVER?
Jenson Button, since he is smooth and precise.

FASTEST CAR EVER DRIVEN
Porsche 911 Turbo (996 Model).

SCARIEST RACING MOMENT
My spectacular roll in East London last year.

FAV RACING VICTORY
The win I took at the penultimate round in Cape Town last year, where I had to hold off 4 Audis for the entire race.

FAV LOCAL RACING TRACK
Kyalami.

FAV INTERNATIONAL RACING TRACK
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO…
Competing in SA’s to circuit racing category.

EXPECTATIONS
To challenge for the championship.

PREDICT YOUR MOST COMPETITIVE GTC DRIVING RIVAL
Daniel Rowe and Matthew Hodges.

PREDICT YOUR BIGGEST GTC RIVAL TEAM
VW Motorsport (The Golf 7 guys).

WHAT ARE YOUR RACING STRENGTHS?
I stay calm under pressure and my driving style is smooth and precise.

WHAR ARE YOUR RACING WEAKNESSES?
Sometimes I’m to aggressive enough when trying to overtake others.

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