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Total Zimbabwe Sponsors Bulawayo Motoring Club’s Peter Parnell Trophy


Zimbabwe’s leading petroleum products supplier, Total Zimbabwe is proud to announce the continuation of its sponsorship of the annual Peter Parnell Trophy, a race day hosted by the Bulawayo Motoring Club.

The race day will see thirty (30) drivers and ten (10) bike riders competing on Saturday 1 September 2018 at Bulawayo Motorsport Park.  The race will feature top performers from within Zimbabwe and South Africa who will battle it out for honours.

Total Zimbabwe Communications Officer, Anesu Mutasa said ‘Total Zimbabwe has remained committed and eager to support the growth and development of motorsport in Zimbabwe and the continuation of the partnership with Bulawayo Motoring Club is true testament of the potential motorsport possess. As Total Zimbabwe, we provide communities with quality lubes,  fuel and technical support that ensures that vehicles are well maintained and can fuel the vibrancy of motorsport  in Zimbabwe’.

The winner from last year’s race Mano Zevgolis will not participate at this year’s event. In the competing categories Class A Sports Cars have no participant. Class B Sports Cars will see the participation of John Camerson & Brett Cameron. Dean Norman has already won the Class A Saloon Cars category ,with 92 points, but the race for second place is a riveting battle featuring Jim Perry, Richard Robinson, Rowan Whyte, Barney Rodgers and Craig Bond.

The other category, Saloon Cars Class B, will feature Calvin Radeymer, Denzil Bhana in the battle for first place. The experienced Tyron Ferriera, Dimitrios Zevgolis, Clayton Green together with new comers to the division Dareen Pragji and Wayne Jardine will race for second place. The Saloon Cars Class C will feature Mike Exton, Craig Green, Mike Laing, Alain De Jagere, Mike Bremner and Steve Murton in a highly competitive tussle for the title. The Saloon Cars Class D will feature two contestants, Bob Beaver and Dino Khamal.

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Meggli Class in Motor Racing will feature a first place battle pitting Ricky White, Jan Nel and Tristan Grainger. Bulawayo’s Mike McDonald, Shaun Whyte and Mathew Schultz will compete for honors in the Superbikes Category. Damian Otto and Jessica Howden, who has made a huge imprint on the international circuit despite having only 5 months experience, will represent the Monroe Team, from South Africa in the Superbikes Category.

Total Zimbabwe Communications Manager also stated that, “we are excited to see that our partnership with Bulawayo Motoring Club has seen the growth in participation and interest in the racing industry and we hope that the residents of Bulawayo will enjoy this event.”

The entrance fee for the event is $5.00 and children under 12 years can entre for free. Ajay Motorways will provide a bus at City Hall to the venue along Falls road and back at a nominal fee.

The day of the event will also see various activities on display including a meet and greet between the members of the public and the performers, bike racing, jumping castle, full bar and catering to ensure a great experience for the whole family.


Editor’s Note:

About Total: In Africa, Total has an established presence going back more than 80 years and is positioned as Africa’s No. 1 oil company. Total is supporting the continent’s sustainable energy transition. Active across the energy development and marketing chain, Total is a significant employer in Africa. Africa accounts for 30% of Total’s oil and gas production. The Group serves some 2 million customers each day at its 4,200 service stations and is also active in solar energy through its affiliate SunPower, whose assets include two power plants in South Africa. Total also deploys innovative solutions in Africa, such as Awango by Total solar lamps (6 million people have benefited from the program to date) for access to energy and money transfer services and mobile payment in the area of digital technology. It also deploys corporate philanthropy initiatives and community outreach programs to support local economic growth, employment, public health and access to education on the continent.

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This press release, from which no legal consequences may be drawn, is for information purposes only. The entities in which Total Zimbabwe directly or indirectly owns investments are separate legal entities. Total Zimbabwe has no liability for their acts or omissions. In this document, the terms “Total” and “Total Group” are sometimes used for convenience where general references are made to Total Zimbabwe and/or its subsidiaries. Likewise, the words “we”, “us” and “our” may also be used to refer to subsidiaries in general or to those who work for them. This document may contain forward-looking information and statements that are based on a number of economic data and assumptions made in a given economic, competitive and regulatory environment. They may prove to be inaccurate in the future and are subject to a number of risk factors. Neither Total Zimbabwe nor any of its subsidiaries assumes any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information or statement, objectives or trends contained in this document whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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