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There Was One Motorsport Last Week: The Sonora Rally, and It Was Incredible

It’s like Paris-Dakar but in Spanish instead of French. While seemingly everything else in motorsports was cancelled or postponed last week because of some virus or something (anybody hear anything about that?) the Sonora Rally in Mexico went off without a hitch. Or with only a few hitches, anyway. Ricky Brabec The rally is held so far out in the […]

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Extreme E links up with AFC Energy

Extreme E, the new electric SUV off-road racing series, has announced it is embarking on a world-first collaboration with AFC Energy, with its pioneering hydrogen fuel cell technology which will enable its race fleet to be charged using zero emission energy. Extreme E is the first event organizer to utilize hydrogen fuel cell power generators […]

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JACO VAN DYK AND CHILDREN – HELICOPTER ACCIDENT – UPDATES

We will use this space to keep you updated for the next few days on the condition of Jaco and his two daughters after the helicopter accident. Chucky – Jaco’s son who was with them in the accident has been discharged from hospital and is in good health. JACO AND CHILDREN – UPDATE 12H50 BETTER […]

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Nasser Al-Attiyah’s amazing moments at Silk Way Rally

Lake Baikal, Siberia. The deepest lake on Earth. That was where Al-Attiyah marked the beginning of his Silk Way glory in 2019. All throughout Irkutsk’s taiga forests and Baikalsk’s stony roads, Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel made it very clear; they were here to win. By the end of the first three days, they had […]

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RALLY MINAS BRASIL 2020: ACTION TAKES PLACE IS THIS WEEKEND

Everything is ready for the opening of the 2020 season of the Brazilian Rally Cross-Country Rally (CBA – Cars) and Rally Baja (CBM – Motorbikes) championships. The city of Patos de Minas (MG) will host the headquarters of the competition. Minas Gerais is the host state of the first races of the 2020 season of […]

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BAJA SZCZECINEK – UNFREEZING CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES!

Poland’s Baja Szczecinek will unfreeze cross-country rallies! The rally, scheduled for 24th-25th July, will be one of the first rallies in Europe, open to all EU competitors, which will be a great occasion for them for the first clash with rivals in this belated season. Cars, SSVs, bikes and quads can compete in several national championships, […]

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2020 SACCS SEASON COULD BE ON THE BRINK OF RESTARTING

Following the announcement by Government in mid-June and the proposed relaxation of certain Level 3 lockdown regulations, including non-contact sports such as golf, tennis, cricket and others, Motorsport South Africa (MSA), in conjunction with all facets of our sport, is working very closely with the department of Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) to establish […]

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How Ford Driver Lance Woolridge Became A Two-Time Cross-Country Champion

The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) is one of the more grueling off-road racing series on the planet, but it also serves as a stepping stone for those wishing to compete in the legendary Dakar Rally. Like any motorsports series, SACCS also features a number of classes designed to provide young, promising drivers a proverbial […]

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Toyota Botswana Kalahari 1000 cancelled

Regrettably, like all other major sporting, cultural and corporate events worldwide the TDR 1000 in Selebi Phikwe, Botswana had to be sacrificed in June 2020 in view of the global COVID-19 pandemic. SACCS together with its partners Toyota, Botswana Tourism, SPEDU, Selebi Phikwe Town Council and BMS are monitoring the devastating effects of the current […]

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The Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race – a legend in southern africa motorsport

The month of June marks the Southern Hemisphere winter solstice or mid-winter and traditionally occurs around 20 or 21 June each year.  During this period, the Earth’s axis is tilted furthest away from the sun directly over the Tropic of Capricorn.  But for the SA Cross Country Series (SACCS), its sponsors, officials, teams, competitors, thousands […]

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The electric SUV racing series Extreme E has made male/female driver pairings mandatory for its 2021 launch

Extreme E is set to be the first series in motor sport to make a mixed male and female driver line-up mandatory, as it looks to help promote gender equality in the racing world. It has proposed a new race structure that will require both members to drive a lap during any event, with a […]

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Racing is in the Blood of the Woolridge Family, Headed by Multiple Cross Country Champion Neil

Motorsport competitors and enthusiasts will fervently tell you that once the racing bug has bitten, it is firmly in your blood. It’s certainly hard to beat the adrenaline-fuelled passion for speed, exhilaration, competition and – hopefully – success at the highest level, and explains the legacy of generations of motorsport families intimately involved at every […]

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MOTORSPORT’S SHARE OF; “NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME AGAIN!’

MOTORSPORT’S  SHARE OF “NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME AGAIN!’ Times have without doubt changed – but so did the people. I could not help smiling this morning when I saw a promo clip telling “people” that watching WorldWideWrestling on TV, was like bringing the sport into your living room. In this promo, the wrestlers actually […]

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THE BIGGEST FACTOR MOST RALLY DRIVERS IGNORE…

“Perception” is the way you think about someone or something. It is also formed by what you understand through your five senses – touch, sight, sound, smell and taste.  Colour is added to your perception of things, by your past experiences, feelings and thoughts. So, what does this have to do with driving and especially […]

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GARY BERTHOLDT A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK 

Over numerous decades motorsport in all its guises has been the playground of family racing permutations with  siblings following in their father’s footsteps, sons or daughters participating with dads, husbands and wives contesting championships, brothers and sisters teaming up, and the list goes on. The SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) has irrefutably retained its reputation […]

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BENEATH THE GENTLE VENEER LIES A WEALTH OF WISDOM 

A wealth of motorsport knowledge and experience underlies the blithesome Juan Möhr, who’s Cross Country accomplishments over the past 24-years include the South African regional and national championships, the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup and the character-building Dakar Rally. The cheerful Möhr started racing in regional events with his uncle Max Möhr in 1996 […]

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MULTITALENTED HENK LATEGAN A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team member Henk Lategan might be the youngest driver in the SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) to have won the prestigious 2019 Overall Production Vehicle and Class FIA championships in only his third year of National Cross Country racing, but this young man has many successful strings to his bow. At […]

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THE YOUNGEST COMPETITOR IN SOUTH AFRICAN CROSS COUNTRY RACING

Kent Rutherford, one of the youngest competitors to compete in the SA Cross Country Championship (SACCS) has motorsport and Cross Country racing in his genes. Kent, first-born of Archie and Kathryn Rutherford, was born on the East Rand on the weekend of the 2002 Toyota 1000 Desert Race which started and finished from the Gaborone […]

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Marsh still top of the SA Cross Country Series ‘100 club’ score board

Terence Marsh, born in Benoni in 1970 this year celebrates his 50th birthday and is one of a few Cross Country competitors to have competed in 100 or more National Cross Country Championship events since 2002. Terence Marsh CEO of Red-Lined International, a dominant company in the local and international Cross Country fraternity, and former professional […]

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FIM announces changes to Silk Way Rally

Now, Silk Way will have eight stages in Russia The FIM’s Cross Country Rallies series continues to change in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with major route changes announced for the Silk Way Rally. The race’s original route had stages travelling through Kazakhstan and China. While Kazakhstan hasn’t been making international headlines over the […]

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2020 TOYOTA 1000 DESERT RACE IN BOTSWANA CALLED OFF

Following a digital meeting with all the Toyota 1000 kilometre Desert Race (TDR 1000) stakeholders on Thursday, 19 March the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event in Botswana was made. The outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, has caused major disruption to societies with numerous events being cancelled or postponed worldwide. “First and […]

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There Was One Motorsport Event Last Week: The Sonora Rally, and It Was Incredible

It’s like Paris-Dakar but in Spanish instead of French. While seemingly everything else in motorsports was cancelled or postponed last week because of some virus or something (anybody hear anything about that?) the Sonora Rally in Mexico went off without a hitch. Or with only a few hitches, anyway. The rally is held so far out in the trackless desert […]

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Ricky Brabec clinches his third triumph in the Sonora Rally

RICKY BRABEC DELIVERS STELLAR PERFORMANCE FOR MONSTER ENERGY HONDA TEAM DURING THE WEEKEND IN THE MEXICAN DESERT. Reigning Dakar Rally champion, American rider Ricky Brabec, has retained the top honours with a victory in the Sonora Rally. The Monster Energy Honda Team rider took on the Mexican Sonora Desert on the border of the United States to […]

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SANDRA LABUSCAGNE-JONCK APPOINTED AS A DIRECTOR ON SACCS EXCO

Sandra Labuscagne-Jonck, the 2018 South African National Special Vehicle Navigators’ Champion and the first female competitor in South Africa to receive her Protea Colours, has been appointed to the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) Executive Committee as a director. Labuscagne-Jonck, who competes in the SACCS championship as a driver in the Special Vehicle Category, […]

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SUNRAYSIA SAFARI 2020: A NEW ERA OF “LOCAL LEGENDS” AT THE SUNRAYSIA SAFARI!

September 9-12 will see the fourth edition of the Sunraysia Safari, and in a very exciting announcement, “Local Legends” (the Australian based maker of exceptional Beef Jerky, Biltong and Pork Crackle snacks) have secured the naming rights partnership for the event. Now known as the “Local Legends Sunraysia Safari Rally”, the partnership demonstrates the promotional […]

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FIM Junior Motocross World Championship heads to Finland in 2021

Infront Moto Racing has revealed that the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship will be heading to Finland in 2021, as Moto Club Vantaa will host the world’s fastest youngsters in motocross. Located next to the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport, 18km from Helsinki and all harbours connected to the Baltic countries and Sweden, the hard-pack Finnish circuit […]

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Sara Price and Skyler Howes up front at Sonora Rally

It would have sounding outlandish just a week ago. The 2020 Yokohama Sonora Rally presented by Method Wheel has suddenly been thrust toward the spotlight as one of the last big motorsports events in the world for the foreseeable future. Day 3 of this year’s five-day race through Mexico’s Sonoran Desert proved to be a […]

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Howes, Pelayo lead after first two days of Sonora Rally

Of late, the motorsports world at large is increasingly hungry for good news. A cloud of uncertainly hangs like a fog over the immediate future. Today’s piece of good news, however, comes from the beautiful landscape of the Mexican’s Sonora Desert. Event organizer Darren Skilton and his team have managed to move forward with their […]

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Silk Way Rally: modification of the itinerary for the 2020 edition

So as to prevent the risks linked to the COVID 19 epidemic (Coronavirus) and to guarantee the organisation of the next edition of the SILK WAY RALLY, the event’s directors have decided to modify the itinerary of the 2020 edition. The stages that were planned for the Republic of Kazakhstan and the People’s Republic of […]

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SUGARBELT 400 CANCELLED AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Following the “National State of Disaster” statement issued by President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday pertaining to the global coronavirus pandemic,  SACCS the organisers and promoters of the SA National Cross Country Championship has cancelled the Sugarbelt 400, round two of the championship scheduled to take place on April 3 and 4 in KwaZulu-Natal. In view of […]

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Nine-times world rally champion Loeb makes debut in event as Sunderland aims for bikes hat-trick

Stephane Peterhansel can claim another place in the record books when he defends his title in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge later this month as a star-studded line-up assembles in the UAE for the 30th anniversary event. The world’s most successful cross country rally competitor will be aiming for a record seventh cars victory in […]

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FIRST HARD-EARNED POINTS FOR SPECIAL VEHICLE TEAMS IN THE BAG AFTER TOUGH MPUMALANGA 400

Scoring the first points of the 2020 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) at the Mpumalanga 400 in the Dullstroom area, was not an easy task for teams in the Special Vehicle category and those who survived the tricky weather conditions and the route that was as wet as it was dry, have without […]

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 THE BATTLES FOR THE TITLES HAVE STARTED AND THE FIRST POINTS ARE ON THE SACCS SCOREBOARD

The battles for the overall and class championship titles in the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) have started and after the tricky and wet Mpumalanga 400 at Dullstroom was ticked off as the 2020 season opener, the first points are on the scoreboard. A look at the standings in the Production Vehicle category, […]

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Full speed ahead for Desert Challenge 30th anniversary

Preparations are in full swing for the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge as the renowned cross country rally heads for its 30th anniversary later this month. Taking place from 21-26 March, the Desert Challenge forms the second round of the 2020 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies for cars and buggies and the opening round […]

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Harley-Davidson backs “Hooligan Desert Motorcycle” classes at Mint 400

A great American brand has joined the “Great American Off-Road Race.” Race organizers for the upcoming BFGoodrich Mint 400 near Las Vegas have announced that Harley-Davidson will serve as the official sponsor of the Hooligan Desert Motorcycle classes. The classes will complete on Friday, March 6, with both Enduro and Open classes taking on two […]

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Team SA wins international GS Trophy

Triumph in New Zealand is SA’s third victory in BMW motorcycle skills competition The eight-day adventure in New Zealand tested the biking skills of 22 international teams. SA has won its third BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy, a global off-road motorcycle competition which this year took place in New Zealand. After eight days and about […]

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INCLEMENT WEATHER IN ROCKY AND SLIPPERY CONDITIONS SPELT DISASTER FOR SOME AND A PERFECT STARTS FOR DEFENDING CHAMPIONS AT THE TRICKY MPUMALANGA 400

The Mpumalanga 400, the opening round of the 2020 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that took place in the Dullstroom area of Mpumalanga this weekend, threw everything at competitors in the Production Vehicle category. Bad weather combined with a tricky route that changed all the time due to the weather conditions as well […]

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 NEW WINNERS EMERGED FROM THE TOUGH CONDITIONS AS MPUMALANGA 400 APPEARED TO BE TOO MUCH FOR MOST SPECIAL VEHICLE TEAMS

Rainy and misty weather conditions resulting in a treacherous route with muddy as well as dry and dusty sections, were just a bit too much for the biggest part of the Special Vehicle category at the Mpumalanga 400, the first round of the 2020 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that took place this […]