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Rally teams ready for competitive challenge

Angela Shields, Stefanie Botha (ex Hugo), Craig Trott, Robbie Coetzee, Mohammed Moosa, Carolyn Swan, JP Damseaux and Grant MartinTeams taking part in the upcoming 43rd Total Tara Rally scheduled to take place from 17 to 19 November say they are ready for the challenge.
According to Michel Rust, navigator for driver Jaco van Dyk, they are excited about Team Total’s entry for this year’s race. “We once competed against JP Damseaux but unfortunately his car broke early in the race, so we are hoping that this time round we can drive the complete race and enjoy the challenge, ” he said.
So far, 22 cars have entered the Total Tara Race 2011 and more entries are expected. Other participants who have already signed up include Dick Corneliussen and his navigator Melvin Gous.
The 43rd Total Tara Rally 2011 will take place from 17 to 19 November in Windhoek.
The official start of the motoring event will be on Thursday, 17 November at 18:30 at the SKW sports grounds where the Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, Kazenambo Kazenambo will deliver the key note address.
This is the 43rd time that the rally will take place in Namibia and excitement is rife as, for the first time in the history of this event, the whole Team Total will be participating. The team consists of Jean-Pierre Damseaux and navigator Carolyn Swan, driver Mohammed Moosa and Grant Martin, Craig Trott with Robbie Coetzee as navigator and Stefanie Botha and father Willem Hugo, well-known in motoring circles in Namibia.
Total managing director, Seggie Kistasamy said: “The Total Tara Rally here in Windhoek will take on a whole new dimension this year with all of our top drivers participating and being part of the fun. I am convinced that Namibians will give them a go for their money and show them what local drivers are made of. This is a highlight on the Namibian annual motoring calendar and promises great fun for all motor sports enthusiasts.”

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