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Robert Kubica dominates Rally del Casentino in World Rally Car

Robert Kubica scored his first win in a World Rally Car by dominating the Rally del Casentino in Italy on Saturday. The Polish star was driving an A-Style-run Ford Fiesta RS WRC and won 10 out of the 12 asphalt stages run around Bibbiena, north of Arezzo. Kubica won the event by more than two […]

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Sandell wins Midnight Sun

Patrik Sandell’s rally outings have been sadly too rare of late, with the 2006 Junior World Rally Champion involved in Global Rallycross with Olsbergs MSE, but he’s been in action at home in Sweden this weekend, winning the Midnattssolsrally – the Midnight Sun Rally – in a 3-litre Porsche 911, prepared by UK specialists Tuthill […]

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Volkswagen Sasolracing claim podium finish, Team and Manufacturer’s Award at Volkswagen Rally

THE Volkswagen Sasolracing team completed a demanding Volkswagen Rally in the Eastern Cape on Saturday, finishing on the podium with Hans Weijs Jnr and Björn Degandt in their Volkswagen Sasolracing Polo S2000. In addition to the podium result, Volkswagen also received the Manufacturer’s Award for the most points scored, while Hans Weijs and Björn Degandt […]

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FOURTH SUCCESSIVE PODIUM FOR CASTROL TEAM TOYOTA

• Second overall for Leeroy Poulter/Elvéne Coetzee • Poulter extends overall lead in championship • Fourth successive Class S1600 win for Guy Botterill/Simon Vacy-Lyle It was a weekend of mixed results for Toyota Motorsport on the Volkswagen Rally, which took place in and around Port Elizabeth on 11 and 12 July, 2014. The event saw […]

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FOUR S1600 RALLY WINS IN A ROW FOR BOTTERILL AND VACY-LYLE

Championship leaders Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle (Yato Tools Toyota Etios) scored their fourth consecutive victory in the SA National Rally Championship for two-wheel drive S1600 cars in Port Elizabeth on Saturday after winning 10 of the 15 special stages that made up the two-day VW Rally, halfway point of the eight-round championship.   They […]

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CRONJE AND HOUGHTON WIN VW RALLY IN EASTERN CAPE

The halfway mark in the SA National Rally Championship was reached in the Eastern Cape this weekend, with reigning champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton (Ford Dealer Team Fiesta) winning the VW Rally and improving their championship position after four rounds to fourth.   It was a comfortable victory in the end for the Ford […]

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MotoGP: Marquez wins bizarre German GP

Marc Marquez took his ninth win from nine races in the 2014 MotoGP season despite starting from the pitlane at the Sachsenring.A rain shower as the riders headed to the grid meant everyone expected to start on wets, but the track dried rapidly. Third-place starter Stefan Bradl and a handful of backmarkers switched back to […]

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Skoda podium lock out at home

 European Rally Champion Jan Kopecký (CZ) ahead of Umberto Scandola (I) and Sepp Wiegand (D): the ŠKODA family tasted triple success at its home rally. Thousands of fans packed the finish area in front of the ŠKODA Museum in Mladá Boleslav to celebrate the local manufacturer’s victory at the Rally Bohemia, which this year also […]

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Team Peugeot-Hansen claim first World Rallycross podium

Swedish driver Timmy Hansen finished second in the sixth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Mettet in Belgium, scoring the first podium for Team Peugeot-Hansen 208WRX Supercar. Developed by the experienced Hansen squad, the 208 has consistently proven front running pace over the first five events of the season but bad luck had […]

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Cronje leads Volkswagen Rally after four stages

The current South African Rally Champions, Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton, in a Ford Dealer Team Ford Fiesta S2000 was leading the Volkswagen Rally in Port Elizabeth by 10.6 seconds from Leeroy Poulter, in a Team Castrol Toyota Yaris. The event, the fourth round of the South African Rally Championship, started in Uitenhage this morning. […]

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South African wins Academy Driver of the Year award

Kelvin van der Linde has won the Driver of the Year award for the 2014 Young Driver Excellence Academy.The 18-year old was presented with the trophy at the graduation ceremony, held at the end of the final workshop, which took place at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France this week   Van der Linde impressed […]

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Michael Schumacher’s wife says former driver is recovering slowly

Corinna Schumacher, wife of seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, has delivered an encouraging message about the progress of her injured husband. Now reportedly out of his long coma after a skiing accident in France on Dec. 29, F1 legend Michael Schumacher was transferred from intensive care in Grenoble, France to a Swiss rehabilitation clinic […]

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VOLKSWAGEN RALLY GETS UNDERWAY FROM VW AUTO PAVILION IN UITENHAGE

After a lengthy seven-week break the fourth and halfway round of the South African National Rally Championship, the Volkswagen Rally, gets underway with a ceremonial start from VW’s Auto Pavilion in Uitenhage at midday today. With the top eight seeded drivers at the beginning of the season taking it in turns to be first on […]

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Red Bull Global Rallycross Brings Extreme Motor Sports to Nassau Coliseum

Extreme sports and racing fans are sure to be excited when Red Bull Global Rallycross comes to Nassau Coliseum on July 19th and 20th. Global Rallycross (GRC) is a high-octane race between 2500 lbs small production-based cars that have been enhanced to reach 600 horsepower, accelerate from 0-60 mph in under two seconds, and withstand […]

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Rosberg hits back at Hamilton’s ‘not German’ attackR

Nico Rosberg has hit back at his teammate Lewis Hamilton, after the Briton said next weekend’s German grand prix is “not really his home race”. F1 now heads from Hamilton’s home turf at Silverstone to Hockenheim, where German-born Rosberg might expect similar levels of local support. Not so, Hamilton told reporters, because Germany is “not […]

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‘DOUBLE HEADER’ IN IMPERIAL AUTO CELEBRITY CHALLENGE

TV/Radio personality Jeannie D and rugby legend John Smit in action Television and radio personality Jeannie D and former Springbok rugby captain John Smit will form a ‘double header’ in the Imperial Auto Celebrity Challenge at round five of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, the Force Fuel 450 at Sun City, on August 8 and […]

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German MotoGP: ‘Happy’ Rossi heads to Sachsenring

With a new two-year Movistar Yamaha contract in his pocket, Valentino Rossi can concentrate fully on attempting to end MotoGP champion Marc Marquez’s unbeaten run, which now extends to a perfect eight wins in 2014. “I am very happy to go to Sachsenring after the contract renewal with Yamaha for another two years,” said Rossi. […]

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Lewis Hamilton turns up the heat with jibe at Nico Rosberg’s nationality

British driver’s claim that ‘Rosberg is not German’ threatens to reopen rift with Mercedes team-mate in race for F1 title. Nico Rosberg is not a real German, according to the unfailingly controversial Lewis Hamilton. After his victory at the British Grand Prix, Hamilton is warming up nicely for the next race in Hockenheim on Sunday […]

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Stratos return for ex-champ Waldegård

Former World Rally Champion, Bjorn Waldegard, will star at the UK’s Rallyday show in September when it celebrates landmark anniversaries of two of the WRC’s mosr celebrated cars. The Swede, who lifted the title in 1979 and won 16 WRC rounds during his career, will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the legendary Lancia Stratos (pictured […]

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INDYCAR: Montoya gets first series win in nearly 14 years

Long Pond – Thirteen years, nine months and 20 days. That’s how long Juan Pablo Montoya went between visits to the IndyCar “Victory Circle.” On Sunday, the Colombian made his return to IndyCar all that much sweeter when he won the Pocono IndyCar 500. Granted, Montoya has spent his time between victories indulging his passion […]

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Formula E partners with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have today announced a joint partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, showing their support for the environmental actions led by the Foundation and helping to raise funds for future projects.The Foundation, created by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2006, is dedicated to the […]

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Red Bull Romaniacs: The most diversified Extreme Enduro track ever in 2014

The 11th edition of the “Red Bull Romaniacs” (RBR) is only two weeks away and the organizing team around Martin “Frein” Freinademetz is on cruise control for final preparations. The team is now growing by a dozen per day and will reach it`s race-mode size of 400 people with the start of the registrations. The […]

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Dakar Rally 2015: Carlos Sousa switch from Great Wall to Mitsubishi Petrobras. –

The Brazilian Team Mitsubishi Petrobras fulfilled a new deal: Former FIA Cross Country World Champion Carlos Sousa from Portugal switched from the Chinese Great Wall Team to the Brazilian Mitsubishi crew for the Dakar Rally 2015 and further events. Sousa, with a career spanning over 26 years in cross-country rally, will be involved continuing the […]

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WRC – Citroen, M-Sport plan radical changes

Citroen and M-sport have started work on the most radical changes yet to their current cars ahead of next year’s World Rally Championship.Both teams underlined their commitment to the 2015 series during last week’s Rally Poland. Next year is the start of a new period of homologation for the current cars, albeit under the same […]

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Can Marquez make it 9 out of 9 in Germany?

If Marc Marquez keeps winning, he will wrap up this year’s MotoGP™ world title at MotorLand Aragon – regardless of what his rivals do. In order to do that, the Spaniard would need to claim a fifth straight victory at Germany’s Sachsenring this weekend. 21-year-old Marquez is no stranger to the Sachsenring. In fact, he’s […]

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CASTROL TEAM TOYOTA TO CONSOLIDATE AT SEASON MID-POINT

The 2014 South African National Rally Championship reaches its mid-point this coming weekend, with the Volkswagen Rally in and around Port Elizabeth. For Castrol Team Toyota this will be a key event in the season, as a good points-haul on their long-standing rivals’ event could see the team build on their early lead in the […]

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Latvala targets Finnish boost

Jari-Matti Latvala is optimistic he can beat Sebastien Ogier at the upcoming Neste Rally Finland and keep his faint hopes FIA World Rally Championship hopes alive.Ogier raced into a 50-point lead over Latvala at the top of the championship standings after his dominant victory at last week’s LOTOS 71st Rally Poland. Latvala dropped vital points […]

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Hyundai unveil asphalt trio

Hyundai Motorsport has unveiled a formidable driver line-up for Rallye Deutschland (21-24 August) with two asphalt specialists joining lead driver Thierry Neuville in i20 WRCs.Drafted into the team are Spain’s Dani Sordo and Frenchman Bryan Bouffier. Sordo has great pedigree on Rallye Deutchland’s tricky roads having won the event last season in a Citroen, while […]

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Day of action in East London for Engen Volkswagen Cup competitors

IN East London it was Masters competitor Mathew Hodges (M3 – ITR Africa / 959 Panelbeaters) who set the pace in the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship, showing the younger racers how it should be done. Hodges showed that being a Master is not just about age, but also about racing skill. With overall victory on […]

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Engen Xtreme racers produce consistent results in East London

Round four of the Bridgestone Production Car Championship, held in East London, saw the Engen Xtreme Audi S4 quattro racers, display a model of efficiency and consistency. Michael Stephen (A1) and Simon Moss (A38) showed strong pace and ensured they brought home valuable points from the race day. Stephen set the pace for the team, […]