MICHAEL STEPHEN | Engen Audi #1

NAME
Michael Stephen

TEAM
Engen Audi (Terry Moss Racing)

HOMETOWN
Pretoria

CURRENT CITY
Port Elizabeth

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
13 x South African Championships
2 x South African National Challenge championships
Twice Sasol GTC Champion (2016, 2017)

FAVOURITE RACING CIRCUIT & WHY
Aldo Scribante in Port Elizabeth. It’s my home circuit where I have enjoyed much success. The circuit is very technical and challenging and has a little bit of everything. Also always good to race in front of your home fans, with much support from Port Elizabeth!

HOW YOU GOT STARTED IN MOTORSPORT
I started karting when I was 8 years old. My dad was involved in motorsport so it runs in the family.

EARLIEST RACING/CAR MEMORIES
Karting, GP Juniors winning the regional championship. In 2000, racing a saloon car at Aldo Scribante for the first time with success which opened many doors for my racing career in circuit racing.

SCARIEST RACING INCIDENT
Rolling a Polo at the end of the straight in PE, 2002. Plus 2018 Kyalami when a competitor’s car brakes failed and hit me at high speed!

MOST NOTABLE RACING VICTORIES
2011, winning at Zwartkops Raceway when the odds were against us to take my first Production Car Championship (and becoming the 1st driver in production cars class A to win three SA championships in a row. Winning the inaugural GTC race and championship in 2016.

RACING DRIVER YOU MOST LOOKED UP TO
Ayrton Senna

IF YOU HAD A CHOICE TO RACE IN ANY CATEGORY, WHICH WOULD IT BE?
DTM or Supercars Championship in Australia

RACING HISTORY
2002: Karting, Rotax Max SA Champion
2003: Karting, F100 SA Champion
2003: Karting, Supers SA Champion
2004: 100cc Power Stock SA Champion
2004: Engen Volkswagen Cup Championship
2006: Karting, 125cc Rok SA Champion
2007: Karting, 125cc Super Rok SA Champion
2008: Karting, 125cc Super Rok SA Champion
2011: Production Cars Class A
2012: Production Cars Class A
2013: Production Cars Class A
2016: Global Touring Cars
2017: Global Touring Cars

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