When Letshego Zulu’s race driver husband Gugu passed away while climbing Kilimanjaro in 2016, she had never ridden in a race car. That all changed late last year when Letshego was invited to compete in the Gold 400 alongside Cross Country racer Terence Marsh aboard his Red-Lined Dakar Nissan Navara.
So huge was the thrill, that Mrs Zulu has insisted to once again race alongside Marsh in the Berg 400 over the 17-18 May weekend. “I raced the Gold 400 with Terence last year,” Lesthego explained. “That was such a thrill that I could not wait to get back in the hot seat — "I'm an adventure junkie and fitness freak and I thought I had conquered the most exhilarating sporting challenges when I got the Cape Epic and Comrades under my belt but racing far surpasses those! It's the ultimate adventure! Now I know why Gugu was so hooked on motorsports"!
“I will be riding alongside Terence in the Red-Lined Racing celebrity car, so it's the real deal — I need to concentrate on the notes and navigate all the way while this Dakar bakkie devours rocks, ruts and mountains. “I absolutely loved every second last time and really could not believe how fast the Red-Lined Navara was. “Now I just cannot wait to get back in there!”
Driver, arch adventurer and team boss Terence Marsh meanwhile continues with his development of the Red-Lined Nissan Navara VK46 with Letshego reading the notes. “We use our race development miles to double up as the ultimate celebrity adventure experience and Letshego really loved every second last time out. “Now here she is alongside me once again as we prepare this new machine for its debut at next year's Dakar. “What better an adventure than that?"