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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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McMillin and Sims hit paydirt at Mint 400

It was a race of attrition and torn rubber — in keeping with the BFGoodrich Mint 400’s reputation as one of the toughest challenges in desert off-road racing. This year’s race also served as a stark reminder that the McMillin family’s ongoing legacy in off-road racing is as strong as ever. Luke McMillin added his […]

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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 […]

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FIRST BLOOD FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING’S LATEGAN/CUMMINGS AT MPUMALANGA 400

Defending South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) champions, Henk Lategan and navigator Brett Cummings, drew first blood for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing when they won the opening round of the 2020 season, the Mpumalanga 400, in Dullstroom on Saturday, January 29th. The pair completed a flag-to-flag victory to bag maximum points, despite an altercation with a tree […]

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Emirates Motorsports Organization invests in future of Rallying with new partnership agreement

Sulayem says appointment of A.S.O. for Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, Dubai International Baja will reinforce UAE’s standing in motor sport The Emirates Motorsports Organization (EMSO) has entered into a partnership agreement with one of the world’s biggest sports event promoters to boost international entries and global media exposure for the UAE’s two world-class cross country […]

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AL-ATTIYAH WINS MANATEQ QATAR CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY FOR SEVENTH TIME IN NINE YEARS

Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah confirmed a seventh victory in nine seasons at the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally (MQCCR) and kick-started his challenge to win back the FIA World Cup Drivers’ title with the fastest time on the final stage on Thursday. Having last won the FIA World Cup title in 2017, the Qatari and his French […]

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Al-Attiyah stays in control after weather-shortened fourth leg of Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally

•         Khalid Al-Mohannadi leads T3 as Jones tops T3 on the day; Al-Rajhi claims stage win •         Adverse weather conditions and strong winds force route changes on rally officials Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah will take an outright lead of 1hr 16min 06sec into the final stage of the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally (MQCCR) on Thursday. The […]

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Ford Castrol Cross Country Team To Race FIA-Class SACCS In 2020

Ford Performance has announced that the Ford Castrol Cross Country Team will be moving up to the premier class in the Production Vehicle category of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) for 2020. The race team is run by Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM), and for the 2020 season, the team will debut a new […]

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Al-Attiyah delivers another Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally masterclass

•         Przygonski second on stage; Khalid Al-Mohannadi leads T3 after accident for Jones •         Gonzalo Guayasamin’s Polaris destroyed by fire; engine woes sideline Adel Abdulla Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah continued his relentless charge towards a seventh victory in nine seasons at the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally (MQCCR) with another dominant performance on the 340.28km selective section […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA TO FIELD THREE-CAR TEAM AT MPUMALANGA 400

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa will be fielding a three-car team for the 2020 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS), starting with Round 1, the Mpumalanga 400. After a successful campaign at the 2020 Dakar Rally, which saw Nasser al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel claim second place overall, the team will now be focusing on […]

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QUALITY FIELD IN PRODUCTION VEHICLE CATEGORY PREDICTS THE BEGINNING OF AN EXCITING SEASON FOR 2020 NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

The Production Vehicle category of the Mpumalanga 400, the opening round of the 2020 South African National Cross Country Championship (SACCS) that takes place on 28 and 29 February in the Dullstroom area, has not only received a quality field of entries, but the line-up predicts an exciting start to the season. Both the FIA […]

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NEW LOOK SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORY TO PRODUCE GREAT CROSS COUNTRY RACING ACTION AT MPUMALANGA 400

Defending champions, former champions and possible new champions will all line up in the Special Vehicle category at the Mpumalanga 400, the opening round of the South African National Cross Country Championship (SACCS) that takes place on Friday and Saturday, 28 and 29 February in one of South Africa’s most prized fly-fishing destinations Dullstroom. To […]

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ALL RED-LINED UP

Two Navaras ready for Dullstroom Fresh off a stunning performance for its gentleman drivers at Dakar 2020, Red-Lined Motoring Adventures is ready for its next appointment as Ernest Roberts and Henry Köhne and Terence Marsh and Letshego Zulu prepare to take on South Africa’s Cross Country finest at the leap year Dullstroom 400 off-road race […]

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Jones and Gugelmin to debut new T3 South Racing Can-Am at Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally

Young American driver Austin Jones and Brazilian co-driver Gustavo Gugelmin get their 2020 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies campaign underway at the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally on Saturday evening. The event runs over five days through the Qatar deserts and finishes in downtown Doha on Thursday, February 27th. The duo will use the Dakar-winning […]

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Ford Castrol Team steps up to premier FIA-class for 2020 SA Cross Country Series

The Ford Castrol Cross Country Team is stepping up to the premier class in the Production Vehicle category of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) for 2020. The team, which is run by Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM), is set to debut a completely new FIA-class Ford Ranger during the season, powered by an advanced […]

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Przygonski joins Al-Attiyah and AL-Rajhi to tackle Qatar Cross-Country Rally with Overdrive Racing

Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski, the winner of the 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, has reached an agreement with Overdrive Racing and will drive a Toyota Hilux alongside Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and Yazeed Al-Rajhi at next week’s Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally. The Polish former motorcycle enduro racer switched to rallying on four-wheels after a successful […]

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MOTOCROSS THRILLS THE BAY

National season opener stuns PE The 2020 MSA South African National Motocross Championship powered by Cannabis Energy and TRP Distributors kicked off in quite literal flying style at a scorching hot, sandy and spectacular Rover near Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Highlighted by a thrilling premier class MX1 show, the racing was out of the top […]

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Blyer’s surprise victory wraps up typically brutal KOH week

There is no doubt about the annual King of the Hammers ability to live up to its reputation as the toughest single-day off-road race in the world. In the overall picture, the annual Dakar Rally is much harder as a logistical and mental marathon; but the KOH features painful challenges and a high attrition rate, […]

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ACHIM TAKES TWO

Bergmann, Bogiages star in Lesotho The new Pepson Plastics Motul Husqvarna off road racing team enjoyed a mixed weekend at the unique Live Lesotho Double Header South African Cross Country and SA National Enduro Motorcycle Championships races near Maseru over the weekend. It was a great weekend for the team’s over-30 Senior class rider Achim […]

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MOORE SUCCESSFUL

Lesotho off-road festival thrills The past weekend saw both the South African Cross Country and SA National Enduro Motorcycle Championships getting off to a flying start at the unique Live Lesotho Double Header races near Maseru. It was a great meeting for KTM riders, Friday’s Cross Country winner Charan Moore and Saturday’s Enduro winner Travis […]

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CAN-AM RULES THE 2020 KING OF THE HAMMERS UTV RACE, COMPLETES PODIUM SWEEP IN HISTORIC VICTORY

Officially Crowned: Can-Am Maverick X3 Racers Swept the Podium in what’s considered the world’s most grueling one-day race Dethroning the Competition: Can-Am vehicles finished in 8 of the top-10 positions It’s a Trend: Dominance comes two weeks after Can-Am secured all of the top 20 positions at the 2020 Dakar Rally, the world’s toughest race […]