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TOYOTA WHITEWASH ON ICONIC DESERT RACE

Castrol Team Toyota first and second Malalane Toyota third Five Toyota Hiluxes in Top 10 Wins in Class T and Class S Toyota wins Manufacturer’s Challenge Castrol Team Toyota achieved a clean sweep on Southern Africa’s premier cross-country event, the Toyota 1000 Kalahari Botswana Desert Race. A triumphant Anthony Taylor, with navigator Dennis Murphy beside […]

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A great fightback by Kris Meeke in Poland

In securing seventh position overall at the end of Rally Poland, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle ensured the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team held onto its second place in the Manufacturers’ World Rally Championship standings. The entire team will now turn their attention to the next event in Finland, which will kick off […]

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7.4 miles in 6 minutes 9.09 seconds

David Higgins twice broke his own Mt. Washington hillclimb record on his way to winning the latest round of the 2014 Rally America series, the Mt. Washington “Climb to the Clouds” in New Hampshire in the United States. Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew in a 2014 Subaru WRX STI took the win ahead of Subaru […]

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Investigators closing in on Michael Schumacher file thief

Investigators are closing in on the identity of the individual attempting to sell Michael Schumacher’s stolen medical file. Bild newspaper reports that the dossier, reportedly a doctor’s letter outlining the F1 legend’s precise condition prior to his recent transfer from Grenoble to Lausanne, is being touted to media outlets for about $65,000 The report said […]

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Katherine Legge to race for Amlin Aguri in Formula E

Former IndyCar driver and current pilot for the DeltaWing in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship Katherine Legge is the first female driver and the 11th driver in total confirmed to race in the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. Legge will drive for the newly rebranded Amlin Aguri Formula E team. Legge is the first […]

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Local and national competitors will be in action at the Volkswagen Rally

The Volkswagen Rally takes place on Friday and Saturday, 11 and 12 July. The event, the mid-point of the 2014 season has a new final stage and finish – at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The start point is the traditional ceremonial start at AutoPavilion in Uitenhage on Friday. There is a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

High Speed Action Predicted in East London

EAST LONDON CALLING…BPC READY FOR THE NEXT CLASH The Bridgestone Super Production Car Championship arrives in East London for Round Four of the championship after a two month break, but for some it has been a period of intense research and development – rather than a rest. With the category last visiting the circuit in […]

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Atlas Copco Ford Racing salvages crucial points on tough Botswana Desert Race

Day 3 – Stage distance: 352 km (Total: 913 km) JWANENG, BOTSWANA, 29 June 2014 – Atlas Copco Ford Racing salvaged crucial championship points by finishing fourth and fifth in the 2014 Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, which finished in Jwaneng today. After conducting extensive bodywork repairs on the cars overnight, the cars were […]

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TAYLOR/MURPHY WIN TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

Jwaneng, Botswana – Reigning South African champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy led a Toyota lockout of the podium positions on the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, round four of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, which ended here today. Taylor and Murphy finished 32 seconds clear of Team Castrol Toyota Hilux team-mates Leeroy Poulter […]

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McKenna banishes the dust demons to take Scottish Rally victory

Pirelli Star Driver Daniel McKenna took a ‘gritty’ victory at the RSAC Scottish Rally and Citroën Racing Trophy this weekend in his Citroën DS3 after a long day in the hot seat, the young Irishman now leads the MSA British Rally Championship points table. With Arthur Kierans alongside, the duo overcame the dusty conditions both […]

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Local and National Competitors Will Be in Action at the Volkswagen Rally

The Volkswagen Rally takes place on Friday and Saturday, 11 and 12 July. The event, the mid-point of the 2014 season has a new final stage and finish – at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The start point is the traditional ceremonial start at AutoPavilion in Uitenhage on Friday. There is a […]

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Commanding one-two victory in Poland – Volkswagen continues its WRC success story

 World champion Ogier beats youngster Mikkelsen – catch-up performance from Latvala  All three Volkswagen drivers at the top of the WRC rankings  30 podium positions in 20 WRC rallies for the Polo R WRC Volkswagen has reached another milestone in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC): Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) scored the 17th overall victory […]

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Peugeot won’t impose team orders during 2015 Dakar Rally

Peugeot team-mates Carlos Sainz and Stephane Peterhansel will be free to fight each other for victory when the French firm returns to the Dakar Rally next year. Peterhansel spoke out during the 2014 event after he was told to hold station despite closing to within 20 seconds of X-raid Mini team-mate Nani Roma. At the […]

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Timing is everything

Although Rally Poland organisers have taken the decision to run the entire rally on ‘Polish time’ to avoid confusion, the co-driver’s job inside the rally car cockpit is still a difficult one. It’s not all about reading pace notes and recording stage times. It’s also about accurate time keeping. WRC.com spoke to Elfyn Evans’ co-driver […]

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Red Bull Ring Preview

Fifty years since the first world championship Austrian Grand Prix, one of F1′s historic races returns this weekend. It’s the first F1 race in Austria since 2003, after which its track became one of several casualties among European racing venues as Formula One expanded into new territory. But the failures of far-flung races in South […]

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Is the time right for Honda Car India to enter motorsport?

The fact that Honda is making a return to Formula 1 with the McLaren team is possibly the biggest piece of news that we’ve heard in recent times. It’s a move that has made Honda fans around the world very happy, especially since it revives a legendary partnership between Honda and McLaren. The partnership that […]

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Andretti team gearing up for Volkswagen Rallycross DC

The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team heads to the Nation’s Capital this weekend, June 21 -22, to compete in the third round of the Global Rallycross Championship at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds. The Volkswagen Rallycross DC event marks the first live motorsports event in D.C. in over a decade. The 10 Turn, .49-mile track features […]

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Speed, Lasek, Block, Foust among entries for Volkswagen Rallycross DC Third round of series to be held at RFK Festival Grounds

Officials from Red Bull Global Rallycross today revealed the entry list for Volkswagen Rallycross DC — the third round of the 2014 GRC season to be held at the RFK Festival Grounds June 21-22. Supercar competitors hail from eight countries and include such stars as recent X Games gold medalist and former NASCAR and Formula […]

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Le Mans 24 Hours: Webber: ‘One of the best’ retirements

Mark Webber said Porsche should be proud of its achievements in the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours and described the #20 car’s retirement from the race as “one of the best you could probably have”. On Porsche’s return to Le Mans’ top class for the first time since 1998, the #20 car was leading with […]

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SPECTATOR FRIENDLY TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE SPECTATOR FRIENDLY TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

With 19 designated spectator points along the route the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, round four and the halfway point of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, the thousands of enthusiasts expected to watch the race from June 27 to 29 will be well catered for. The event is the biggest social and sporting event […]

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A HELL OF A RALLYCROSS WIN FOR 18 YEAR OLD NITISS

Latvia’s Reinis Nitiss has won World RX of Norway, round three of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy, after a near-perfect performance at the wheel of his Ford Fiesta Supercar.  The 18-year-old now leads the Championship over Norway’s Petter Solberg who finished runner-up in front of a delighted home crowd.  World RX […]

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Kelvin van der Linde helps Audi to first-ever ADAC GT Masters podium at Red Bull Ring

Teenage South African motor racing prodigy Kelvin van der Linde (17), combined with Germany’s René Rast (27), to finish 10th and second in a Prosperia C. Abt Audi R8 in the two one-hour races that made up the fourth round of the ADAC GT Masters at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on Sunday. They […]

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Ogier wins again in Italy

Business as usual in the end… sweeping the gravel on Friday, and only ninth after the opening stage that day, but Sébastien Ogier, World Champion and Championship leader wins 2914 Rally Italia Sardegna They finished: Ogier, Østberg, Latvala, Mikkelsen, Evans, Prokop, Solberg, Kubica, Bertelli, Al-QassimiI.t’s Ogier’s 20th WRC win, taking his level with the French […]

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Melandri reignites title hopes

Marco Melandri gets the better of Aprilia team-mate Sylvain Guintoli to complete a double win in Sepang The Italian out-foxes his counterpart during a thrilling final lap showdown Tom Sykes retains WSBK lead with run to third after his race one DNF Marco Melandri has reignited his World Superbike Championship title hopes with a mighty […]

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Rally Italy: Ogier stays on top

The crews entered the final three stages of the rally this morning.. The first was the 14.0km run at ‘Castelsardo’ and this was quickly followed by the slightly longer ‘Tergu-Osilo’ stage that measured 14.88km. The last stage of the rally was the ‘Cala Flumini Power Stage’ where extra championship points were awarded to the fastest […]