MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

IT IS A CHALLENGING LIFE

There is not one single activity – except maybe – … well no, thinking of it, I cannot think of any activity these days that does not need to be jacked up to tipping point to survive in a mainstream offering everything just short of snuff movies*. If you have the right contacts you can […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

EKSTROM WINS HOME WORLD RX EVENT IN FRONT OF RECORD-BREAKING CROWD

Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom has become the fifth different winner in this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy after clinching the victory at the Volkswagen World RX of Sweden in an exhilarating final race. Timmy Hansen was declared the initial winner but his victory was later revoked after a stewards’ enquiry confirmed the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

OGIER SNATCHES SLENDER LEAD IN POLAND

MIKOLAJKI (Poland): After posting fastest time during shakedown today, the French duo of Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia also set the quickest time on the opening 2.5km super special stage of LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland at Mikolajki Arena on Thursday evening. They headed into the overnight halt with a lead of just half a second […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

NADA PRADA

“He thinks because he is the son of Prada (founder Miuccia Prada) this changes everything.” Now just picture this scene. Little Lorenzo Bertelli crashes his diamond studded Ford in Special (very special) Stage 10 of the Portuguese Rally. He bumps his expensive head which is inside the best helmet money and fragrance can buy, against […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

DIT IS WEER TYD VIR DIE 2015 RFS MOTORFIETSBESPARINGSRIT.

UITDAGEND MAAR SUINING. Die horlosie tik weereens aan na die jaarlikse RFS MOTORFIETSBESPARINGSRIT waartydens intens gesoek gaan word na die motorfietsryer wat weet hoe om elke druppel brandstof te laat tel. Die inskrywings vir hierdie jaar se byeenkoms open op Maandag 1 Junie en wanneer die ren op 28 en 29 Augustus 2015 deur die […]

Rally

SA RALLYING NOW TRULY AT A TURNING POINT

The heading belonged to the original article I wrote as a review of the Sasol Rally. As many of you know I placed a video clip sent to me of the van Niekerk/Lategan incident during the Sasol Rally the week after the event and it was amazing how many reactions we received on this incident. What we […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TWO DOWN – SIX TO GO!

Day Two – 2015 Sasol Rally In plantations surrounding the Sabie area Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton took advantage of the fact that they worked very hard over the past few seasons to get their pace notes fine-tuned, while those who did not expect the change on the rally scene to be as drastic as […]

OTHER MOTORSPORT

PORSCHE 911 GT3

New Porsche 911 GT3 RS unveiled: the definitive track car for everyday use The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which is announced today, once again blurs the boundary between road-going sports cars and race cars. It is equipped with the maximum degree of motorsport technology currently possible in a street-legal 911, yet retains supreme suitability […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD Rally

SO, YOU ARE RELYING ON ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE??

BMW ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE – AN “ON-CALLED-FOR” STORY!   At some stage in life, you will walk around in a showroom admiring a car imagining yourself driving it. The salesperson will talk non-stop, assuring you that what you are looking at, is the best ever, but the final push over the buying-edge will probably be the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

ROAD CLOSED

WE ARE ALIVE AND WELL Thank you to all the readers who are a bit worried about the fact that we did not do much writing and publishing on the Rallystar.net website this weekend. It is truly nice to know that so many people read what we publish and I suppose also appreciate our work. […]

OTHER MOTORSPORT RALLYSTAR PROMOTIONAL

Yes there is life on the other side of motorsport!

“GOOD MORNING SIR, HOW ARE YOU….”   The question “Good morning sir, how are you” is quite common in South Africa and irritates the hell out of me, but after many hours at the psychologist, the local preacher and my barman I am coming to terms with having to give a financial and health report […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

SURPRISE – SURPRISE or was it?

EARLY SURPRISE – IF YOU WERE NOT ON TOP OF THE GAME When I read a whazzamatter tweet or whatever you call it that said “I see Loeb killed Ogier” it did it for me! I thought there was a gunfight before the rally! Yes, Loëb beat Ogier and for that matter everyone in SS1 […]

DAKAR

DAKAR AFTER SS8 IN SHORT

After a hectic first day of the so-called Marathon Stage the Toyota team was ready to attack all comers today. Giniel and Al-Rajhi mixed it from the first section with early leader Al-Attiyah, The Quatari led up to the 4th waypoint when Giniel took over the lead and drove like a true champion. Giniel actually […]

DAKAR

DAKAR PREVIEW

“A challenge for those who go and a dream for those who stay behind.” – Thierry Sabine When writing about the Dakar you tend to get carried away – nostalgia, passion, love, respect and joy all kick in at the same time and if you do not handle that with care – it could end […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

THE BELA HAS BURST

THE BELA HAS BURST I suppose this is a fitting end to year most of us will want to forget. This has nothing to do with the fact that Hans Weijs pulled of a great win for Volkswagen on this event, but I can now understand the frustration Andries van der Walt had while I […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

BELA BELA – DAY ONE

As you know, I am not attending the Bela Bela rally and this was the first chance in more than 9 years that I had to sit waiting for news on the action to get to me.   I suppose it you have family or friends competing you will be able to find out more […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

OGIER MAKES IT A ROUND 8 FOR THE YEAR

With the 2014 championship already in the bag, Ogier was willing to take up any challenge bright eyed and bushy tailed teammate Latvala threw at him during the 2014 Rally Britain. Unfortunately for us, this challenge came to naught when Latvala slid off the road in SS1 and lost three minutes in the over eager […]