Luke Addison and Robyn Isaacs both earned their places at the Motorsport South Africa National final due to be held in April next year to select MSA's representatives at the African Continental final of FIA Rally Star in May. Luke set a time early in the 4 day challenge which was held at ATK Arena in Cape Town on MSA's Thrustmaster equipped Playseats and had an anxious wait to see if anyone could dethrone him. To his credit he brought a number of his gaming friends along to try and unseat him. Young Max Smart came closest, losing out by a tiny margin.
In the ladies challenge Robyn Smart took the honours and all eyes will now be on her to see if she can match her real life skills as a co-driver with some real rally driving talent.
Finalists can expect to be confronted at the national final with a different test of their skills where in addition to digital motorsport they can expect to be tested on the the skidpan in both front and rear wheel drive cars along with fitness and reaction evaluations as well as other motorsport activities. All of this in an attempt to catch the eye of the judges in the hopes of earning a coveted spot on MSA's team at the continental final where their skills will be tested in Lifelive Crosscars on a specially built autocross track.
MSA's challenges now take a break over the festive season before resuming in different parts of the country next year. Keep an eye out for the announcement of further challenges early in the New Year.