Current South African champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy finished 32 seconds clear of Team Castrol Toyota Hilux team-mates Leeroy Poulter and Rob Howie to bolster their dream start with a third podium place in three races. The Horn brothers were around 10 minutes behind Poulter and Howie, but never dropped out of the top three.
The victory for Taylor/Murphy also took the team to the top of the Production Vehicle championship. This race counts for double points with Taylor/Murphy moving clear of Atlas Copco Ford Racing crew Manfred Schroder and Japie Badenhorst going into the Toyota 1000 Desert Race.
“It was just about the perfect weekend,” said Taylor. “We had no major issues but there is always a little extra pressure on the factory team on the Desert Race. “A clean sweep was reward for plenty of hard work from the entire team.”