Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) proudly returns as the Official Vehicle Partner for the FNB Wines2Whales in the Western Cape of South Africa. Currently, in the second year of a three-year partnership, Toyota will serve as the preferred vehicle brand, offering support to staff, crew, and stakeholders during the event scheduled from 20 to 29 October 2023.
As part of Toyota’s commitment, the updated Toyota Cruise sections will return, designed to add an element of fun, challenging riders with enjoyable terrain and obstacles, captivating both participants and spectators alike.
TSAM is excited to confirm the participation of its Toyota Specialized teams, featuring riders Matt Beers and Tristan Nortje, alongside the Toyota Specialized development team of Zola Ngxakeni and Ntlantla Nkosana.
Notably, Toyota Ambassadors Bobby Behan, Factory Team Manager of Specialized Bicycles South Africa, and Giniel De Villiers, a Dakar Rally legend, will be riding in the Pinotage Stage of the series. The duo claimed victory in the FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage in 2022, securing all three stages and the title. They are eager to defend their titles and don the leader jerseys once more.
In addition to the Toyota Ambassadors, Riaan Weideman and Samantha Sanders of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Mixed team will join the Toyota Specialized teams during the Shiraz leg of the series from 27 – 29 October.
“We are thrilled to partner with the FNB Wines2Whales once again,” expressed Glenn Crompton, Vice President: Marketing, TSAM. “This event embodies the spirit of adventure and the joy of the outdoors, values resonating with Toyota. We anticipate showcasing our models and supporting our riders in this challenging yet exhilarating series.”
The FNB Wines2Whales promises to be an exceptional event. For detailed information, please visit www.wines2whales.com.