Andre de Kock
Motorsport Editor
6 minute read
26 Jul 2020
7:53 am

On or off track, the black stuff is home for Gary Formato

Andre de Kock

"I put my life into motorsport, and can not change, even when the game throws curve balls at me".

Gary Formato. Picture: Reynard Gelderblom

Most young South African motorsport enthusiasts will know Gary Formato as the founder of the Global Touring Car category – and with good reason. GTC has been the country's premier circuit racing category since 2016, when Formato launched it, and it will remain as the most credible top driver yardstick this season. What many youngters do not know is that Formato was one hell of a race car driver in his time. His exploits incorporate single-seater cars here and overseas, World Championship sports cars, WesBank V8 Saloon cars, plus rear-wheel drive and front-wheel driver Production Cars. It started in 1994...