TGRSA Ready to Conquer the 2023 Sugarbelt 400 Rally-Raid Championship

…By Roland Peterson for TDPel Media. Toyota GAZOO Racing South Africa (TGRSA) has announced its participation in the upcoming Sugarbelt 400, the second round of the South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC).


Following their impressive performance in the Nkomazi 400, TGRSA is eager to take on the challenging race course set in KwaZulu-Natal’s province.

The Exciting Challenge of the Sugarbelt 400:

The Sugarbelt 400, located in the town of Eston, offers a unique and demanding race course that winds through sugarcane fields and plantations.

The event was canceled last year due to devastating floods but is now making a comeback, promising an even more thrilling and challenging experience.

TGRSA’s Determination and Preparation:

All three of TGRSA’s crews, consisting of Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings, Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Dennis Murphy, and Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle, will be participating in the race.

They will be driving the reliable Toyota Hilux race cars, which have undergone careful tweaks to engine mapping and will be equipped with new components.

TGRSA aims to test and improve these enhancements in their pursuit of dominance in the Dakar Rally.


The Race Format and Team’s Standings:

The Sugarbelt 400 begins with a 52km Qualifying Race on Friday, 12 May, determining the starting positions for the main event.

The main race takes place on Saturday, 13 May, featuring two distinct race loops with a compulsory 30-minute service stop at the designated service park.

Currently, Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings lead the Production Championship, with Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy in third place.

This round provides an opportunity for TGRSA to solidify their standings and push the boundaries of performance.

Engaging with Fans:

Fans unable to attend the race are encouraged to follow the action through the RallySafe app, providing real-time updates and ensuring they don’t miss any thrilling moments of the competition.

The Team’s Commitment:

Driven by the spirit of competition and a passion for the sport, TGRSA is fully dedicated to giving their all in the Sugarbelt 400.

With each race, they continue to evolve and push the limits of their capabilities.

Analysis and Commentaries:

TGRSA’s participation in the Sugarbelt 400 showcases their commitment to rally racing and their pursuit of excellence.


The challenging race course in KwaZulu-Natal provides a perfect platform for the team to demonstrate their skills and test their race cars’ enhancements.

The race holds significance not only for the SARRC but also as a stepping stone in TGRSA’s journey towards the prestigious Dakar Rally.

The team’s current standings and performance aspirations set the stage for an exciting and competitive event.

As fans eagerly await the Sugarbelt 400, the availability of the RallySafe app ensures that enthusiasts can follow the race’s progress and immerse themselves in the action.

TGRSA’s determination and the support of their loyal fan base contribute to the overall excitement surrounding the event.

The Sugarbelt 400 represents another chapter in TGRSA’s racing journey, and their unwavering dedication reflects their passion for the sport and their pursuit of success.

The TGRSA team, led by Glyn Hall, has positioned themselves as strong contenders in the South African Rally-Raid Championship.

Their participation in the Sugarbelt 400 signifies their continuous growth, and they strive to build upon their achievements as they aim to dominate both the local and international rally racing scene.


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About the Author:

Roland Peterson is a seasoned and experienced writer with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has a special interest in news and has been writing about current events for many years. When he’s not busy writing, Roland enjoys spending time in nature and can often be found exploring the great outdoors. He also loves to relax and unwind by sipping coffee at his favorite coffee shop (Manhattan Espresso) while brainstorming ideas for his next article on TDPel Media. Roland is a dedicated writer who is passionate about delivering informative and engaging content to his readers. He lives in New York, USA.

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