Team South Africa was crowned as the overall winners of the inaugural International Spirit of Amarok Trophy in Botswana recently. The five South African teams dominated the competition from the start and amassed outstanding 10 153 points in total.
Teams from Australia, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa took part in the competition and each country was represented by five teams comprising of two people. The 20 teams used Amaroks to contest technical and speed challenges over five days. The speed challenge simulated motorsport rally stages with long narrow farm style paths. Meanwhile, the technical challenge involved extreme off-road conditions with deep sand and hairy inclines and declines.
Team South Africa was followed by Team Namibia in the second place. Team Australia and Team Botswana finished third and fourth respectively.
The individual category of the competition was won by Alwyn and Melanie Jordaan of Namibia. Alwyn and Melanie, who also won the 2015 Spirit of Africa Trophy last month, showed immense concentration and exceptional 4×4 driving skills to win one of the toughest, international amateur 4×4 challenges in Africa.