White is itching to get back on the track

The teenage motorsport sensation from Bloemfontein, Stuart White PHOTO: MORGAN PIEK

It has been confirmed that motorsport will start again this week with the first race being confirmed for Saturday.

As with all other sporting codes, motorsport in South Africa has been in lockdown, however, on Friday it was confirmed the races may go ahead.

This weekend the proceedings will get underway with the South African Endurance Series at Zwartkops in Pretoria.

The 19-year-old Bloemfontein driver Stuart White, who races for McLaren GT3, told Bloemfontein Courant that they are ready to get underway.

“After a long lockdown, I think that everyone in the team and South Africa is happy to motorsport will get back up and running this weekend.

“We just had confirmation that the first race will take place on the 25th of July and we’re obviously very happy about that. F1 started quite a while ago and that has just motivated the rest of the world to get their motorsport running again. It’s been full steam ahead in Europe for a few weeks now, so I’m really happy that South Africa is following in their tracks.

“For a young driver such as myself it is really important to capitalise on every year the best as possible. I’m looking forward to getting back on track this weekend in the McLaren GT3 in the SA Endurance Championship, and then we are still waiting for a bit more news on when the Polo Cup season will restart.

“For now we are just going to focus on the first race on the 25th of July, and then the second endurance race on the 15th of August. Then we are waiting for more races to be confirmed. Definitely happy to be back on the track and we are going to make the best of the season.

“Everyone in the team is ready to go, so we are definitely looking forward to it.”

In the meantime, White, has relocated to Vereeniging where he also works full-time for his racing team. When he is not competing in South Africa, he also races abroad in the French Formula 4 for Sauber. – MORGAN PIEK