Chip off the old Moss ups a gear

Bobby Cheetham

SIMON MOSS
SIMON MOSS

SIMON Moss, son of legendary racer Terry Moss, is moving up in the racing world. The 22-year-old from Port Elizabeth is to race this year in the Bridgestone Production Car season.

Round one kicks off tomorrow in the national Super Series at Zwartkops and Moss will be behind the wheel of his Audi S4 quattro. A baptism of fire is expected.

He faces a steep learning curve in this formula, but has proved he can keep up when the pace gets hot and can draw from both local and international experience in karts, single-seaters and the Engen Volkswagen Cup which he contested last year. “The Bridgestone Production Car championship is going to be a big challenge,” says Moss. “Good drivers, fast cars and very close racing is going to make for a steep learning curve. I’m ready for the tough season ahead, buthaving a teammate like Michael Stephen is going to make that a great deal easier.”

His racing career according to Drivers’ Database, an internet website, so far includes the following:

Races entered: 93

Wins: 28

Podiums: 52

Pole positions: 25

Fastest laps: 34

Race win percentage: 30.11%

The above statistics are a summary of the data currently available on the career details page.

Moss’s racing career highlights include:

Second in Formula Volkswagen South Africa 2012;

Third in Formula Volkswagen South Africa 2011;

South African Formula Volkswagen champion 2010;

Third in Formula BMW Pacific 2008.

Also active in karting, Moss’s other accolades include the following:

Second in South African Championship – Vortex Super Rok 2009;

Second in South African Championship Junior GP 2006;

Second in South African Championship 100cc Stock 2006.

Moss joins Audi South Africa’s team of three top level competitors who will be in action behind the wheel of their Audi S4 quattros.

Defending champion Michael Stephen will be aiming to start the season strong – mounting a challenge for a fourth title at the same time.

Stephen will be piloting one of two Engen Xtreme Audi S4 quattros, the other will be under the control of teammate Moss.

 

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