The Campos Racing South Africa Team bagged three victories at this past weekend’s (14-15 October) final round of the Global Touring Cars (GTC) SupaCup at Zwartkops Raceway.
For the second consecutive event, it was the brother who returned after missing previous rounds who stepped onto the top of the podium. This time around, it was Jason Campos. Starting from sixth place on the grid in Race 1, he made up one position which saw him with an advantage heading into the reverse grid second race. He quickly passed Daniel Rowe for the lead and fended off many eager competitors to take his first win for the 2022 season. This marks Jason’s first win since the last round of the 2021 season.
“It was good to be back in the car and bring some solid results,” said Jason. “We had two superb races to end a season where our attention was somewhat split between racing and various family activities. It seems like becoming a dad also gives a bit of an extra edge for us.”
Father Rui took both the GTC SupaCup Masters wins on the day. After Stefan Snyders headed up the field in the qualifying session, Rui took the early class lead in Race 1 and held off Sam Hammond for the win. In Race 2, his victory came while mixing it up with the GTC SupaCup midfield, resulting in a ninth-place finish in the combined results. This was Rui’s first double victory in the class.
“Our season finale came together with the last throw of the dice,” said Rui. “We had a few difficult races earlier this year, but it’s good to finish the weekend with a double victory.”
Jason’s brother, Keegan, had his best performance in the qualifying session, where he narrowly missed out on the Dunlop Pole Position. Trailing leader Leyton Fourie, Keegan erred on the penultimate lap of Race 1, dropping down to seventh, where he would miss out on the pole position in the reverse grid second race. Nonetheless, he made up one place in a multi-car battle for the final podium. This solidified his third place in the championship.
“Not an ideal day, but I held onto my position in the championship,” said Keegan. “I’m happy for Jason and my dad. After Cape Town, I think they deserve the limelight a bit more. Three wins and third in the championship is not a bad way to end a season, so we can certainly celebrate a great year for us as a team and family.”
Issued by Motorsport Fanatix on behalf of Campos Racing South Africa