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MPUMALANGA 400 DELIVERS FAVOURABLE RESULTS FOR TITLE DEFENDING TEAMS 

The 2019 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) started on a high note for all the teams who managed to finish the Mpumalanga 400, the opening round that took place at Dullstroom this weekend. Competitors not only scored their first points of the season, but five bonus points were added to their tally the moment […]

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SUPER START FOR RED-LINED

Dullstroom adventures bear fruit all-round Red-Lined Motorsport’s 2019 South African Cross Country adventure kicked off to a brilliant start with an overall podium and a full house of finishes for its four privateer Nissan Navaras at the Mpumalanga 400 around Dullstroom over the weekend. The team that concentrates more on the adventure than the prize, […]

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HUSQVARNA POISED TO DELIVER

Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing is gearing up for a full attack on the 2019 South African National Enduro Championship, starting with the tough WFO New Hanover Enduro Saturday 23 March in a three-bike attack comprising 2018 riders William Oosthuizen and Matt Green joined by the returning Brett Swanepoel. Oosthuizen is 100% ready for the New […]

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FIA WORLD CUP FOR CROSS COUNTRY BAJA: MECHANICAL WOES HIT ZUBAIR-KUWARI HARD IN DUBAI BAJA RALLY

Omani driver Abdullah al Zubair and his AZ Racing teammate Nasser al Kuwari endured a frustrating second round of the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Baja season at the Dubai International Baja in Dubai, UAE, as the duo ended sixth in its class and 22nd overall. Going into the event second in the standings […]

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MISSION KZN ACCOMPLISHED

Husqvarna trio meets Jolivet objectivesThe misty and verdant green hills of KwaZulu Natal greeted Pepson Plastics Husqvarna to the opening round of the South African Cross Country Moto championship at Jolivet on Saturday as the team laid the foundation to its racing year ahead. SA Dakar hero raced to third overall and third in the […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA TO TAKE ON DULLSTROOM 400 WITH THREE-CAR TEAM

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA will be taking on the Dullstroom 400, Round 1 of the 2019 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) with a three-car team. In a recent move, former Special Vehicle champion, Shameer Variawa, has joined the team in a third Class FIA Toyota Hilux. He will race alongside experienced co-driver Juan Möhr in […]

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AN EXPERIENCED FIELD OF TEAMS IN SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORY TO TACKLE MPUMALANGA 400

An experienced field of teams in the Special Vehicle category will take on the Mpumalanga 400, the opening round of the 2019 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on 15 and 16 March from the scenic town of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga. Experience combined with a few role changes and some new combinations […]

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PRODUCTION VEHICLE CATEGORY PROMISES EXCITING BATTLES AND LOTS OF ACTION AT MPUMALANGA 400

An exciting season in the Production Vehicle category of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) can be expected when the Mpumalanga 400, the season opener kicks into gear on 15 and 16 March in the fly-fishing town of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga. The 2018 champions are back to defend their titles and if the competition […]

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Przygonski denies Al Qassimi in Dubai International Baja as Mare claims bikes title

Jakub Przygonski, Poland’s reigning world champion, secured his second successive victory in the Dubai International Baja today with a powerful surge  the second leg to deny the UAE’s Khalid Al Qassimi. UAE-based South African rider Aaron Mare, who had led at the half way point last year before being halted by mechanical failure, captured the bikes […]

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Al Qassimi leads Dubai World Cup Rally as Mare grabs bikes lead

Khalid Al Qassimi grabbed the half way lead in the Dubai International Baja today as he left behind a trail of the world’s top drivers in the Al Qudra desert.Partnered by Frenchman Xavier Panseri in an Abu Dhabi Racing Peugeot 3008 DKR, Al Qassmi took a 48-seconds first leg advantage over Jakub Przygonski, Poland’s defending […]

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THE ADVANTAGE OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Red-Lined has a different approach to cross country. Racing is all about winning, right? Well, not always. Take Red-Lined Motoring Adventures for example. The privately owned Johannesburg based motoring adventure company chose cross county racing as its main poison, but it is not necessarily always about finishing first. “It’s not always all about winning, especially […]

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Ford, Castrol and NWM Join Forces for 2019 SA Cross Country Series

Ford and Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) welcome Castrol as co-sponsor for the 2019 SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) Reigning Class T champions Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable begin title defence at Mpumalanga 400 in Dullstroom, on 15 and 16 March Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer compete in Class T for opening round, will debut new […]

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“Rally Kazakhstan 2019” – A new challenge for participants!

The 2019 edition of Rally Kazakhstan 2019 will be held for the third time counting to the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies between 26 May and 1 June. The competition will include six stages in the Mangystau region of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the sequence of racing special stages basically will not differ […]

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Mint 400 preview: 551 teams set for romp and circumstance

If last month’s upstart King of the Hammers event is big league off-road racing’s untethered Mad Max fantasy come to life, this week’s Mint 400 is the sport’s shiny copper penny. It’s a historic throwback to all that is good about holding a motorsports party against the neon-charged excess of Las Vegas. The combination of […]

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Stage set for classic cross country rally weekend as Dubai International Baja rolls into town

The stage is set for a classic cross country rally weekend as the Dubai International Baja powered by AW Rostamani and Nissan sends a powerful international force of drivers and riders into action in the Al Qudra desert.Taking place under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince […]

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A shiny new chapter in NORRA’s vintage Baja story

It’s hard to imagine that 10 years have now passed since Los Angeles area jukebox king Mike Pearlman decided to pick up and dust off a long-forgotten, family legacy. It was his late father Ed Pearlman who first led American racers down the Baja peninsula at the inaugural National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) Mexican 1000 […]

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KENNY HEADS HUSQVARNA CHARGE

Pepson Plastics trio start season at Jolivet The Pepson Plastics Husqvarna SA National Cross Country team is primed and loaded for the first round of the SA National Championships at Jolivet in KwaZulu Natal, Saturday 9 March. Headed by South Africa’s 2019 Dakar rookie hero Kenny Gilbert in the OR1 class racing alongside Taki Bogiages […]

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Mint 400 preview: Bikes are back

The oldest and most prestigious desert race in the United States takes place next week, and race organizers are making sure that “the Great American Off-Road Race” is the largest as well. For the first time in 43 years, the BFGoodrich Mint 400 will host motorcycles as part of its expanded two-day race schedule. Beginning […]

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Every race is important, says superstar Al Attiyah

Three-time Dakar Rally winner and rallying icon Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah is pleased he picked up maximum points from the first round of the FIA Cross-Country Rally on Tuesday.With assistance from long-time co-driver Matthieu Baumel, Al Attiyah roared to his sixth win at the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally (QCCR) after a gruelling five-day battle. “It […]

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VICTORY FOR AL ATTIYAH / BAUMEL IN QATAR, ROUND 1 OF THE FIA’S WORLD CUP

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel continued their winning ways, when they posted the 3rd-fastest time on the sixth and final stage of the 2019 Qatar Cross-Country Rally – doing enough to win the event by a margin of 11:10. The pair are fresh from their victory in South America, […]

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THREE STAGE VICTORIES IN QATAR ON THE TROT FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S AL ATTIYAH/BAUMEL

It was another picture-perfect stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel. The Toyota Hilux crew didn’t set a wheel wrong throughout the 352 km-long third stage of the Qatar Cross-Country Rally, making it three stage victories in a row, and extending their lead to 09:52. Fellow Toyota Hilux driver […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN CROSS COUNTRY SERIES  FERTILE GROUND FOR INTERNATIONAL RACING

With the start of the 2019 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) just weeks away, Dullstroom, the fly-fishing capital of the country, is gearing up for round one of the season. The tranquil town and its surroundings will play host to world class racing action on 15 and 16 March, when South Africa’s premiere motorsport […]

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STAGE 2 VICTORY FOR AL ATTIYAH, AS TEN BRINKE SUFFERS FROM PUNCTURES

1st on Stage 2 for Al Attiyah/Baumel Massive time loss for Ten Brinke/Colsoul 3rd on Stage 2 for Alrajhi/Von Zitzewitz DOHA, QATAR – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel continued their assault on the 2019 Qatar Cross-Country Rally, with an emphatic win on Stage 2 of the tough event. The […]

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ROVER MOTOCROSS ROUGH

Tough PE national opener tests SA’s MX best The 2019 TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship blasted off to a new tune as Port Elizabeth’s Rover MX Club hosted the first round of the series amid the double dilemma of the usual sandy PE conditions and new for 2019 longer race formats on Saturday. […]

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Al Attiyah returns to familiar territory

A keen tussle will be expected between two of the greatest rally drivers, local favourite, three-time Dakar Rally champion Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah and the defending FIA World Cup winner Jakub Przygonski when the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally (QCCR) gets underway today. The event will kick off with a spectacular starting ceremony at Souq Al […]

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MAXXIS launches 4X4 Cup

MAXXIS Tires, in partnership with the National Association of Filipino Off-Roaders (NasFOR), will thrill 4×4 fans again as it stages the Maxxis 4X4 Cup Philippines: Off-Road Challenge 2019. The year-long annual event, which will be held in various provinces in the country, promises an action-packed event full of challenges for the Filipino off-road enthusiasts. NasFOR […]

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Dakar winner Al-Attiyah wants dream homecoming at Qatar Rally

There’s nowhere in the world that freshly crowned 2019 Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah would rather race next than in his native Qatar. That’s why it’s no surprise to see the three-time Dakar winner leading the list of entrants for this week’s Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally. The six-day rally-raid event is the opening round of […]

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Formula 1 comes to the Mint

Adding to an off-road racing institution already brimming with the historically proven ability to bring top-tier drivers to the brutal Nevada desert, event directors for the upcoming BFGoodrich Mint 400 today made it official – 2009 Formula 1 Champion Jenson Button will be competing in this year’s race. “Breaking news! I’m very excited to announce […]

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Hatch Racing Debuts the Latest Jimco-built Creation

Every facet of a Jimco-built chassis is a combination of history and innovation; a result of four decades of experience handcrafting championship off-road racecars. Inspired by the popularity of the legendary Trophy Truck class, the Spec TT platform was conceived as an intermediary between the limited and unlimited truck classes.  Modeled after Jimco’s championship Trophy […]

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THE FINNISH CREW INTERCEPTS THE LEAD AT THE 1ST ROUND OF THE FIA WORLD CUP FOR CROSS-COUNTRY BAJAS!

The world’s only snow and ice Baja “Russia – Northern Forest 2019” is held in Karelia from 15 to 17 February. The competition is the 1st round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas and the 1st round of Russian Rally Raid Championship. The entry list includes 44 crews from 15 countries. The settled […]

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King of the Hammers bolsters off-road racing yet again

The vast, arid California lakebed that played host to thousands and thousands of rapid off-road racers, fans, industry representatives and media is quiet now. A hardworking armada of officials and volunteers has swept the desert, making sure that the human traces are also a distant memory. It’s time for those responsible for last week’s bar-resetting […]

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Aïcha Des Gazelles Du Maroc Rally: The All-Women Dakar

It’s 100-percent off-road and 100-percent for the ladies. Whether you know or not about rallies, chances are you’ve heard about the Dakar in some way or another. While the event moved to South America a decade ago, there’s one other rally that follows in the tracks of the original Dakar, through the Sahara desert. The Gazelles have […]

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MPUMALANGA 400’s AWARD WINNING FORMULA PREDICTS A SPECTACULAR SEASON OPENER 

The Mpumalanga 400, the opening round of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Championship (SACCS) for Production and Special Vehicles and Side by Side recreational vehicles, takes place on 15 and 16 March in and around the popular tourist village of Dullstroom. The event will apply its award winning formula to create a spectacular […]

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SCHERER WINS EPIC BATTLE AT KING OF THE HAMMERS 2018

King of the Hammers is a wildly unique race out in the Southern California desert that combines the toughest elements of rock crawling with the faster aspects of high-speed desert racing and packs them both into a single, day-long dirt-blast and rock-stomp unlike anything else in the world. This year’s course was 202 miles long and […]

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MITCH GUTHRIE JR. WINS UTV KING OF THE HAMMERS RACE

King of the Hammers officially kicked off over the weekend with UTV racing. It is absolutely no surprise that a Guthrie made it on the podium. That name has been synonymous with the KOH UTV races since they started. 22-year-old Mitch Guthrie Jr. now has two King titles to add to his already impressive resume. Guthrie Jr. also […]

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ULTIMATE DESERT CHALLENGE 2019: KABIR WAIRAICH AND AMBER UDASI DEFEND OFFROAD TITLE

The 2019 India Ultimate Desert Challenge saw intense off-roading action across three days in the sandy expanse of the Thar desert around Bikaner. In the UDC Off-road competition, the team of Kabir Waraich and co-driver Amber Udasi, in a Polaris RZR 1000, dominated proceedings. The Gerrari Off-roaders duo from Chandigarh scored 1,090 points out of […]

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DAKAR CHAMPION SAM SUNDERLAND SURPRISES RIDERS AT LOCAL ENDURO RACE

LESS THAN A FORTNIGHT after he took third place in the gruelling Dakar Rally, Sam Sunderland has added another trophy to his collection – first place at Portsmouth Motorcycle Racing Club’s annual Mudfest. Sunderland, who lives in Northern France, was on the way back to the channel tunnel following an appearance at the Bike Shed. However, […]

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Dakar winner al-Attiyah expected to begin FIA World Cup campaign with Qatar Cross-Country Rally

Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah, the Arab world’s most famous rally driver and a sporting ambassador for the State of Qatar, is expected to top the entry list for the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally (QCCR), the opening round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, on February 21-26, 2019. Fresh from his domination of the recent […]

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Future Terrain announce a new partnership with Dacia

Future Terrain, the charity supporting the rehabilitation and retraining of injured veterans, is delighted to announce a new partnership with Dacia. The relationship will see Future Terrain operate four Dacia Dusters, supported by two Renault Master vans from its sister brand within Groupe Renault. The vehicles will be used for off-road racing, expeditions and driver […]

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SACCS 2019: Mpumalanga 400 will set the ball rolling in 2019 South Africa Cross Country Rally Championship

The 2018 Award winning Mpumalanga 400 hosted in the tourist mecca of Dullstroom for the first time last year will again set the ball rolling when the 2019 South African Cross Country Championship (SACCS) for Production and Special Vehicles and the Side by Side recreational vehicles kicks off on 15 and 16 March. The 2019 […]