March 21, 2023

Volkswagen SA loses two motorsport team members in horrific truck accident on N1 – News24

Roger van Schalkwyk and Floyd Sipinyu

Roger van Schalkwyk and Floyd Sipinyu

  • Two VWSA motorsport team members lost their lives over the weekend.
  • Roger van Schalkwyk and Floyd Sipinyu were involved in a truck incident.
  • The pair were returning to Johannesburg after the last round of the GTC Championship.
  • For motoring news, go to Wheels24

It is with great sadness that Volkswagen Motorsport confirms the particular death of Roger vehicle Schalkwyk plus Floyd Sipinyu. The pair lost their lives on 29 May 2022 after a fatal vehicle accident. At the time associated with their death, Rodger and Floyd had been time for Johannesburg after Round 3 of the Extreme Racing Festival which took place at Aldo Scribante race track in Gqeberha.

“Roger plus Floyd were valuable crew members in the Volkswagen Motorsport team and we are deeply saddened by this tragic loss. Our heartfelt condolences proceed out to their families, friends and loved- ones, ” says Mike Rowe, Head of Vw Motorsport.

Roger was an experienced truck driver and had been responsible for the particular safe delivery of race cars to and from events for the number associated with years. He worked for various vehicle manufacturers before joining Volkswagen Motorsport recently.

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Roger van Schalkwyk

Floyd experienced been working for Graeme Nathan Motorsport with regard to six years as a technician plus a co-driver of the Volkswagen Motorsport trucks with Roger.

No more GTC for 2022

“Volkswagen Motorsport will not be competing within the Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship for the remainder of the 2022 motorsport season. We will investigate alternative options for our drivers, Daniel Rowe and Jonathan Mogotsi, ” concludes Rowe. The VW Golf 8 GTI GTC racing cars had been also destroyed in the particular accident.

A memorial service will be held for Roger and Floyd at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria next week. Exact details will be communicated on the Volkswagen Motorsport Facebook page.

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Floyd Sipinyu

Vw Motorsport plus Graeme Nathan Motorsport would like to thank Motorsport South Africa, the greater motorsport community and their strategic partners regarding the outpouring of support during this particular challenging time.

Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI,gtc

Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI racecar (MotorPress)

The particular Wheels24 team Janine Van der Post and Pritesh Ruthun send their ardent condolences to the entire Volkswagen South Africa team plus their loved ones.

Vehicle der Article says: “In our car industry, we all know each other, or of one another. The Wheels24 team are incredibly saddened by this horrific incident and we have the whole company and their loved ones within our hearts and prayers. Roger plus Floyd weren’t just team members, they were a part of the VW family. May they rest in peace  and spirit, plus rise within glory. ” 

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