June 22, 2014

Tata Africa wins 2nd place at Kiehl's Charity Cheetah Karting Day

Yeats, the Cheetah is Clare Vale's adopted Cheetah from the centre

On Sunday, June 22, the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre hosted their annual charity karting race and Tata companies in South Africa participated in their bid to contribute towards charitable causes.

Tata Africa Holdings South Africa was represented by two teams as well as by Tata Automobile Corporation SA and Jaguar Land Rover SA, who had a team each respectively. The teams were among those from twelve corporate companies from South Africa competing for the much coveted bronze cheetah floating trophy. The companies had come together to help raise funds for the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre. Over R 45,000 was raised for the centre.

Tata Africa Holdings Team: Left to right – Collin Green, Paul Edwards, Max Gobille, Xavier Gobille

The race was a two-hour endurance race run from 10am to 12am, with a pit stop every 15 minutes for a driver change. The racing was close throughout, and new champions were crowned. A team from Tata Africa Holdings SA, led by Xavier Gobille, executive director auto and allied, took second place and Tata Automobile Corporation SA took third place.

Yeats, one of the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre's ambassador cheetahs, came by to personally thank the competitors after the prize giving and to help promote the excellent work done by the centre for over fifty years.