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Volkswagen has sights set on titles as GTC series enters second half

Pretoria. The second half of the 2019 Global Touring Car Series, South Africa’s premier circuit racing formula, is set to commence on the weekend of 26 and 27 July when the respective championship battles will take place at Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway. Volkswagen’s drivers in the GTC category are currently second and third respectively on the […]

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Despite a tough day at the races, Volkswagen still yields a good result

Port Elizabeth. It was a tough day at the races for the Volkswagen Motorsport team at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante circuit during Round 4 of the premier Global Touring Car (GTC) championship. The team had high hopes of winning in front of their home crowd and although they didn’t manage a race victory Keagan Masters […]

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ALDO SCRIBANTE OFFERS NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S MICHAEL VAN ROOYEN

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Michael van Rooyen will be heading to Port Elizabeth this weekend, for Round 4 of the 2019 Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack. The Rustenburg Rocket had a tough outing in Cape Town for Round 3 of the championship, but is aiming for a better result in […]

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SA’S BEST FOR ALDO

Volkswagen race day set to wow PE Port Elizabeth is all set for a blockbuster racing weekend when the Aldo Scribante Race track hosts the Volkswagen Race Day Saturday 15 June. Not only will a packed program deliver a mid-winner’s day of magic South African national championship Extreme Festival racing, but local race fans will […]

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Volkswagen claims race victory in Cape Town

It was a strong weekend that could have yielded better results for the Volkswagen Motorsport outfit as both their Jettas and Golf GTi’s are the cars to beat in the country’s premier Global Touring Car series. After an evenful weekend in the Mothercity, the team leaves Cape Town still firmly in control of the manufacturers’ […]

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Close GTC Championship battle heads to Cape Town

As the Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship heads to the Western Cape this week for round three of 2019, all four manufacturers are in a position to top the points table with only 12 points separating the top five drivers. While GTC2’s Brad Liebenberg heads to Killarney International Raceway as the man to beat after […]

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PRESSURE AT HOME BASE FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S MICHAEL VAN ROOYEN

There will be plenty of pressure on Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Michael van Rooyen, when he takes to Zwartkops Raceway for Round 2 of the 2019 GTC this coming weekend. Admittedly, most of that pressure is self-imposed, but even so the man from Rustenburg is keen to put in a strong performance, especially in qualifying. […]

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Volkswagen aiming for victory as GTC series heads to Zwartkops Raceway

Volkswagen Motorsport had an impressive showing at the season-opening round of the Global Touring Car series at Dezzi Raceway in Kwa Zulu-Natal. The team is aiming to continue this strong performance in GTC and GTC2 when South Africa’s premier circuit racing formula arrives at Zwartkops Raceway on 5 and 6 April 2019. Round 1 of […]

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SOLID START TO GTC SEASON FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S MICHAEL VAN ROOYEN

 The 2019 GTC season got off to a solid start for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Michael van Rooyen, who qualified the Toyota Corolla in second place on Friday, March 1st, at the Dezzi Raceway in Port Shepstone, KZN. The Rustenburg-based racer went on to survive a rollercoaster Race 1; before placing second in Race 2. […]

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MOSS MASTERS DEZZI

Global Touring Cars dazzle in KZN The 2019 Global Touring Car championship got off to a flying start as Simon Moss dominated proceedings to get his season off to a perfect start aboard his Terry Moss Racing Audi Sport A3, but it was an entertaining afternoon behind him with a frenzied dice for the lesser […]

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DAN’S BAPTISM OF FIRE

But Duminy’s GTC debut shows promise Daniel Duminy may have endured a Global Touring Cars baptism of fire at Dezzi Raceway on Saturday, but the Ballito teenager can take several positives out of a tough weekend. Duminy led his first lap in the series on the day he became the  youngest driver yet to race […]

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DANIEL’S BIG DAY

Duminy is youngest GTC driver yet KwaZulu Natal race fans will have something to crow about this weekend when Ballito youngster Daniel Duminy steps up to Global Touring Cars aboard a VM Innovations BMW at Saturday’s season opener at Dezzi Raceway near Port Shepstone on the South Coast. Duminy, who has three seasons of Polo […]

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TSCHOPS SIPUKA RETURNS HOME TO AUDI AND TERRY MOSS RACING IN 2019

Legendary racing driver, Tschops Sipuka, will make his return to national circuit racing with Terry Moss Racing and the Audi South Africa team in the 2019 Global Touring Cars (GTC) Championship, beginning this weekend at Dezzi Raceway, Port Shepstone. Having started his racing career with Terry Moss Racing in 1999, six years have passed since […]

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NEW GTC ERA DAWNS AT DEZZI

Global Touring Cars all change for new season The 2019 South African circuit motor racing championships step into unknown territory when the opening round of the Extreme Festival heads to a much revised Dezzi Raceway on the KZN South Coast Saturday 2 March as the premier Global Touring Cars similarly head into an exciting new […]

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Volkswagen going for gold in the premier GTC series

After an encouraging 2018 season which included a number of victories in the country’s premier circuit racing series, Volkswagen Motorsport is eager to take on the 2019 season and they have their sights set on winning more than just a few races. Besides having championship aspirations for the two GTC drivers, Volkswagen also hopes to […]

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CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT ZWARTKOPS

Zwartkops Raceway outside Pretoria delivered a brilliant day’s racing at Saturday’s Extreme Festival South African National Championships finale as Michael Stephen, Jeffrey Kruger and Stuart White emerged as South Africa’s 2018 premier category South African national racing champions. Engen Audi duo Michael Stephen and Simon Moss started the weekend on the front foot as they […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport chasing championship title at GTC season finale

The Sasol GTC Championship reaches the tail end of the season with Keagan Masters in the pound seat to claim the GTC2 championship at Zwartkops raceway on Saturday, 20th October. Both Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe would like to sign off the season with good results. With the GTC2 Championship almost settled, Adrian Wood is relishing […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport aiming to replicate Cape Town winning streak

  When the Sasol GTC Championship last visited Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway back in April, the team earned three wins from four starts, a feat they aim to replicate on 22nd September when the championship visits the coastal circuit for the second time. Daniel Rowe powered his Volkswagen Motorsport Jetta GTC to his maiden win […]

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Engen Audi chasing 1-2 at Killarney

It is full-steam ahead for Engen Audi driver’s Michael Stephen and Simon Moss at the penultimate round of this year’s Sasol GTC Africa on 22 September, with the team still determined to secure an unprecedented 1-2 in the final championship standings. Ahead of Round 8 at Killarney in Cape Town, two-time defending champion Stephen leads […]

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RACING COMES TO FESTIVAL

Motorsport joins Kyalami Festival of Motoring bill Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank has rapidly grown to become among Gauteng’s favourite expos of all, pandering to an enthusiastic crowd through a blockbuster show of everything motoring with latest new models, track rides and a broad selection of much to do for both the petrol […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport chasing fourth win at Zwartkops races

With three wins in the Sasol GTC Championship to their name, Volkswagen Motorsport’s team of Daniel Rowe and Mathew Hodges head into round six with the aim of adding to their tally as the second half of the season gathers momentum. The GTC2 Championship sees the current champion Keagan Masters at the top of the […]

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NO TREATY IN PRETORIA

War will rage at Zwartkops Sasol Race Day South Africa’s premier national championship circuit racing series returns home to Zwartkops Raceway when the Extreme Festival visits the Pretoria circuit for the Sasol Race Day Saturday 18 August. Best of all is that most of this year’s national championship titles head to the tight and twisty […]

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Engen Audi Team’s Michael Stephen powers into GTC lead

The Engen Audi Team treated their home fans to a masterclass this weekend during Round Five of the Sasol Global Touring Cars Championship (GTC) at a soggy Aldo Scribante in Port Elizabeth. Determined racing and extreme weather conditions, delivered a mouth-watering spectacle of action. Ahead of the weekend’s action, the main talking points were the […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport has high hopes for home races

Volkswagen Motorsport heads into its home race at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Raceway with high hopes of delivering strong results for their legions of supporters.  With the Volkswagen manufacturing plant down the road in Uitenhage, the Motorsport team is more determined than ever to give their fans something to cheer on 14th July. Going into […]

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Robertson’s champion drive nets maiden victory in East London

Signature Motorsport enjoyed a successful outing in East London where the fourth round of the Sasol GTC2 Championship was held this Saturday.  Devin Robertson fought two extremely hard races worthy of a champion as he scorched around the historic East London Grand Prix circuit to bank his maiden series victory. The Champion MINI John Cooper […]

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EAST LONDON EXTREME

A blustery East London Grand Prix Circuit greeted competitors for the fourth round of the 2018 Extreme Festival national championship motor racing roadshow, where race fans were treated to a great day’s motorsport that delivered a blend of domination and close racing across the board. Simon Moss and Michael Stephen made it an all Petronas […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT AIMS TO UP THE ANTE FOR EAST LONDON CHALLENGE

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to the historic East London Grand Prix Circuit for round four of the Sasol GTC Championship on 16th June brimful of confidence after Daniel Rowe powered his Volkswagen Jetta GTC to back-to-back wins at the last two rounds while Keagan Masters has bagged four victories in his Volkswagen Golf GTi and leads […]

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Championship battle set to intensify for Engen Audi in East London

The Engen Audi Team head into Round Four of the Sasol GTC Africa Championship in East London on 16 June leading both the driver and constructors’ points standings. The first three rounds have been good to the Port Elizabeth-based team – with three overall victories, three heat wins, two front row lock downs and two […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport delivers another top-drawer performance

Volkswagen Motorsport delivered another exceptional performance at round three of the Sasol GTC Championship held at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria. Daniel Rowe raced his Volkswagen Motorsport Jetta GTC to a convincing lights-to-flag win from pole position in the second GTC race while Keagan Masters excelled yet again in his Volkswagen Advanced Driving Golf GTi, taking […]

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KILLARNEY RACES THRILL CROWD

Glorious Cape winter’s weather treated an enthusiastic crowd to a stunning day’s Extreme Festival racing as all classes delivered dicing out of the top drawer at the Killarney International Raceway on Saturday, but it was probably the Sasol GTCs that came away proudest of all after a turnaround weekend in the Cape. It was a […]

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THE HUNT IS ON FOR ENGEN AUDI

It’s Race Week! Anticipation and excitement will be racing through the Mother City over the next few days as the Engen Audi team gears up for Round Two of the Sasol GTC Africa at Killarney. Pressure weighed in after Round One, with three engine overhauls and a complete rebuild of Michael Stephen’s car in just […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport goes back to the front for Cape Town GTC

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town for the second round of the Sasol GTC and GTC2 Championship on Saturday, 21st April, confident that the learnings from Kyalami and the hours of subsequent preparation will ensure that both the Jetta GTC’s and the Golf GTI GTC2’s are race rady for a competitive […]

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Valuable points for Volkswagen Jetta squad at Kyalami season opener

The new-look Volkswagen Motorsport Team had a weekend of mixed results with Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe getting their Sasol GTC Championship scoreboard ticking over after claiming fifth and sixth places in the opening round at Kyalami on Saturday. After a troubled qualifying session that left Rowe in fifth place and Hodges in eighth position, […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport bullish ahead of new Sasol GTC season

The new engine rules introduced for the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship season have injected a new lease of life into the Volkswagen Motorsport squad ahead of the opening round at Kyalami on 24th March. Pre-season testing has left Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe confident that the 2018 season will see Volkswagen in winning form. The […]

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Wet weather, hot racing at Zwartkops – Extreme Festival

The Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria hosted the final round of the 2017 Extreme Festival in wet conditions on Saturday, with constant rain adding to competitors’ usual challenges. Given the weather, a reasonably sized crowd turned up, and they were well rewarded for braving the elements. The day’s official highlights saw Michael Stephen clinch this year’s […]

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VOLKSWAGEN AIMING TO END TOUGH SEASON ON A HIGH – SASOL GTC SERIES

The Volkswagen Motorsport squad will want to repeat their winning performance from earlier this month when their GTC race cars hit the tarmac for the last time in 2017 this coming weekend at Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway to contest the final round of the Sasol GTC Series. “Our last outing at Kyalami just a few weeks […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT TURNS THE TABLES TO DOMINATE AT KYALAMI – SASOL GTC SERIES.

Some days at the races are better than others, and Round 8 of the 2017 Sasol GTC series was a particularly good one for Volkswagen Motorsport. Mathew Hodges claimed the overall win on the day following two close battles at the front of the GTC field while teammate Daniel Rowe fought his way through to […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT AIMING TO FINISH STRONG – SASOL GTC SERIES

The famed Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit will play host to the first full season of South Africa’s premier circuit racing series, the Sasol GTC for the second time in 2017, after also providing the battleground for Round 2 earlier in April. South African automotive giant Volkswagen will once again field two Jettas in the GTC […]