‘Baby Vettel’ reflects on an outstanding season

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The Bloemfontein racing sensation, Stuart White, ended his brilliant season in Europe in third overall in GT World Challenge Endurance Silver Cup. PHOTO: STUART WHITE RACING

The Bloemfontein speedster, Stuart White, wrapped up his outstanding season on the track this past week by attending the 2022 SRO Awards in London, England.

The racing driver from the Free State collected his accolade at the awards function for finishing third overall in his debut season for Emil Frey Racing in the GT World Challenge Endurance, in the Silver Cup.

The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo driver had a couple of highlights in his highly successful season which saw him on the podium on no less than three occasions.

At Hockenheim, Germany, White claimed his maiden victory to climb to the top step of the podium. While he didn’t win the biggest race of the year, the 24 Hours of Spa at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, he still finished third overall in his class. Apart from being the biggest race of the season, the 24 Hours of Spa is also the biggest race in the world.
To wrap up his magnificent season, White claimed a third place finish at the season-ending race in Barcelona, Spain.

White said that the awards was a night of reflection of being able to live the dream he has had since he could barely walk.

“A night of reflection on the season and what a season it has been with Emil Frey Racing,” said White.

“Three podiums, one unforgettable win at Hockenheim, a third place at Spa 24 Hour – the biggest GT race in the world – and third place in the final round in Barcelona.

“I am living my dream every day and it’s all thanks to all the incredible people believing in my ability and giving me the opportunity to do what I love – Shaun Pendrigh from Fanatical Software, Xolile Letlaka from Into Africa, Defensor Security company, Willem Edeling, my dad David White and my family. One last thanks also has to go to everyone that has supported me this season.”

Following his brilliant season behind the wheel there is no doubt that the driver, once affectionately called ‘Baby Vettel’, will grow from strength to strength in the future and more big seasons will be on the cards. – MORGAN PIEK