DD2 Masters - Michael Stephen

Michael Stephen is one of the most successful competitors in the history of South African motorsport! Now aged 36, he has racked up a total of 12 South African Motorsport titles. Seven of those titles are in karting, while the rest have been earned on the main circuit in sedan cars. He is a three-time SA production Car champ (2011, 2012 and 2013), the reigning Global Touring Car champion and is currently leading the SA GTC 2017 series, driving as ever in an Audi.

Port Elizabeth-born Michael started kart racing at the age of eight, and comes from a racing family. His father Roger (and Michael’s race engineer) is a former kart racer and an experienced Clerk of the Course in local racing. His uncle Neil and cousins Jonathan and Geoff race a highly modified Golf in Eastern Cape championship events.

Professionally, Michael is a highly qualified engineer, and currently runs the Terry Moss Racing Team, with multiple racing activities. He is an active sportsman, competing in triathlons and mountain biking, and his happily married with young children.

Michael is a double winner of the DD2 Masters SA Championship, and in 2015 he came within one corner of winning the World Championship DD2 crown, when he was punted off the circuit.

2018 ROTAX DD2 MASTERS POINT STANDINGS

Pos. No. Name Region TOTAL
1 1 Michael Stephen EP 380.00
2 17 Cristiano Morgado KZN 376.00
3 169 Jonathan Pieterse KZN 345.00
4 127 Pascal Acquaah NR 320.67
5 15 Brett Brito EP 293.00
6 68 Roy Gruer WP 220.67
7 28 Gary Lennon WP 204.83
8 66 Marouan Selmi NR 146.00
9 266 Simon Wilde KZN 119.17
10 69 Alister Mingay KZN 117.33
11 46 Justin Walton EP 107.00
12 288 Conor Hughes WP 100.17
13 112 Richard Fuller NR 37.00
14 55 Philippe Chapat NR 36.83
15 64 JP Joubert NR 28.17
16 60 Chris Grobelaar KZN 26.67
17 111 James Moore EP 23.83
18 95 Mohamed Bhabha KZN 22.83
19 15 Dane Temlett KZN 22.67
20 35 Pieter van Heerden EP 22.17
21 66 Calvyn Ferreira EP 22.17
22 80 Ameeran Bantho KZN 22.17
23 46 Enrst Viljoen WP 21.83
24 6 Brent Strydom EP 21.67
25 30 Richard van Heerde KZN 17.17
26 11 Ian Riddle EP 11.50
27 85 Jacques De Bruyn WP 11.50
28 71 Carlo Gil NR 11.33
29 84 Scott Waddington NR 11.00
30 32 Brent Moyle KZN 10.83
31 72 Byron Teengs EP 6.00
32 188 Stan Whiting KZN 5.50

*The SARMC series points are calculated by adding your Regional points to your National points with the following formula.

Regional Points:

  1. A driver must nominate the region in which he/she wishes to score points regionally – normally the region in which he/she lives. Nomination must be made after the first event.
  2. Points can be scored at the four SARMC regional races in the designated region with the two final heats per event counting.
  3. Drivers score points from 6 out of the possible 8 regional finals
  4. The sum of points obtained in the best 6 (six) regional finals will be divided by 6 (six).
  5. Drivers who take part in Regional events will receive 1 (one) bonus point for each heat started (crossing the start line).

National Points:

  1. The first three National rounds each have time trials and 3 (three) point scoring heats.
  2. The fourth and final National event has time trials and 4 (four) point scoring heats.
  3. The best 10 finals out of a possible 13 finals at National events count.

Important Note!

  1. Exclusions must be counted as a best score (DQ/EXCL = 0)