Killarney ace Giordano looking for more hometown glory

He may not ultimately be in championship contention, but Giordano Lupini heads to his home CompCare Polo Cup races at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 9 September among the favourites aboard his Tork Craft Volkswagen.

Lupini was on pole position for the previous three Killarney Polo rounds, before going on to win three of the last four races there too.

“I’m not sure if it’s a blessing or a curse to arrive at a track with such a good recent record there,” Giordano smiles. “On the one hand, the odds are very good to continue that trend. But on the other, every good streak has to come to an end! Fortunately on the latter, the Eastern Cape was not too kind to us in the more recent PE and East London races, so in that respect, the force may be with us after all!

“Either way, Nian du Toit Racing has prepared a great Tork Craft Polo as always, the car is ready to race and we have three CompCare Polo Cup races to make the most of at Killarney this weekend.” While he still has an outside mathematical chance of taking the title, Franschhoek lad Giordano missed the first two races of the season and is just looking for the best championship outcome as he concentrates on each individual race.

“We will be giving it our best this weekend,” Gio concludes. “Special thanks to our sponsors, Tork Craft tools, Red Earth Projects, Pabar Automotive Pressings, Bullion IT and AcciDent Guru, for all the support, and to our fine little team for an extraordinary effort. I also can’t wait to put my best foot forward for my Cape Town home fans this weekend, so see you at Killarney!”