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SASCOC CEO extends condolences to MSA

The death of two South African racing drivers at the past weekend is an unfortunate tragedy, SASCOC Chief Executive Officer Mr Tubby Reddy said on Monday.

Multiple South African champion Curt Alchin, 44, passed away after a tragic accident at the Victory Raceway in Port Elizabeth on Saturday evening and Sunday morning saw the death of 37-year-old Wim Pretorius at the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria.

It is indeed an unfortunate tragedy what has happened to these talented athletes. It takes great nerve and courage to compete at the top levels in motorsport and to lose their lives ‘on the job is heart-breaking, said Reddy.

Alchin, an honorary member of the Algoa Motorsport Club, was awarded national colours in 2004 for his success in international Oval Racing. His titles include 1995 Production Car Champion, 1999 Modified Saloons Champion, 2002 Standard 1600 Saloons Champion, 2005 Modified Saloons Dirt Champion, and 2006 Modified Saloons 1600 Tar Champion.

According to a statement released by Motorsport South Africa (MSA), Pretorius lost his life whilst participating in the Thunderbikes race. An amateur driver, he started racing in the middle of 2009, competing in only eight out of 22 races for the year yet ended ninth in the total points standings. The following year he contested four races, finishing second in two and winning the other two. Then last year he won the Thunderbike B Class club championship.

Reddy extended the Olympic governing bodys condolences to both sportsmen’s families. On behalf of SASCOC and all its members, I would like to send our sincere condolences to both the families and friends of these members of the SA sport community.


  1. Charmane van Graan

    January 31, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Hi There

    I worked with Wimpie Pretorius at Nedbank. After that he worked with my husband that also passed away on a motorcycle. I lost contact with him after that. How do i get hold of his family to pay my repect.

    Charmane Van Graan
    083 475 5332

    • Kate Nokwe

      January 31, 2012 at 8:11 am

      Good day Charmaine.

      I’ll chat to MSA and email you the details.

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