Of the 22 starters at Killarney in Cape Town tomorrow for Round One of the Mopar SA Endurance Series, one will the be the reigning Index of Performance championship-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The team has a different driver line-up for the 2019 championship, Bradley Scorer vacating the seat for Keegan Ward, while Theo Van Vuuren continues.
The NSA Alfa Romeo Giulietta starts on the grid as the Class B champion for production cars, having a clean sweep of class wins last year and a hotly contested Index of Performance championship. Constant development throughout the year saw the Giulietta change shape with new wheel arches and improved suspension and lots of work during the off-season makes the team confident and excited for the 2019 championship.
Wearing some new livery influenced by Alfa Romeo’s Formula One efforts, the NSA Giulietta continues to enjoy support from Arnold Chatz Racing and puts Alfa Romeo where the brand belongs: winning championships on the race track.
“The passion for the Alfa Romeo brand continues to burn vibrantly because of efforts like the NSA Alfa Romeo Giulietta,” says Graham Eagle, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa. “While we continue to support the whole series through our Mopar brand, we have high hopes for Alfa Romeo in the championship once again.”
The SA Endurance Series continues to assemble an eclectic mix of machinery that makes endurance racing so intoxicating. Very few types of racing offer the variety of cars on the track in one race, from production cars like the Alfa Romeo Giulietta right the way through super cars and prototype sports cars.
The opening round of the Mopar SA Endurance Series will be run over four hours at the Killarney track, with the magnificent Table Mountain as its backdrop.