|The three contenders for the position of A1GP Team South Africa rookie driver in the fifth round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport at Kyalami on February 22 are to undergo comprehensive assessments at the Discovery High Performance Centre of the Sports Science Institute in Cape Town today and tomorrow. Gavin Cronje (29), Cristiano Morgado (29) and Wesleigh Orr (20) - all former Rotax Max world karting champions - will undergo aerobic, strength, stamina, visual skill and mental assessments over the two days.|
"The information gained from these professional physical assessments will assist in the decision as to which of the three talented young drivers will represent their country on Friday, February 20, in the rookie practice session before A1GP Gauteng on Sunday, February 22," said Mike Carroll, general manager of A1 Team South Africa. "In addition, the data is extremely important to enable these three top athletes to gauge and understand their levels of physical strength, fitness and eye skills and to plan their nutrition and hydration regimens.
"We recommend any racing driver interested in progressing his or her career internationally and representing South Africa in A1GP should undergo these assessments at the world renowned Sports Science Institute in Cape Town." The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand is gearing up to host its biggest motor racing weekend in recent years as it hosts the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport for the first time. It will also be the first time the new powered by Ferrari single seater cars will be seen in action in South Africa.