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TREASURY ONE RED-LINED!

Dakar rookie heroes switch to Navara South African Dakar 2018 rookie hero Hennie de Klerk will switch to a brand new Nismo-powered TreasuryOne Red-Lined Nissan Navara VK56 for his return to the Dakar on the event’s first visit to Saudi-Arabia 5-17 January 2020. De Klerk and navigator Johann Smalberger will pull no punches as they […]

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Rallye Du Maroc 2019: Overdrive Racing And Toyota Gazoo Racing To Run Blockbuster Team At Rally Of Morocco

Al-Attiyah to go head-to-head with Peterhansel for FIA World Cup title F1 star Alonso joins Toyota Gazoo Racing with Ten Brinke and De Villiers Saudi’s Al-Rajhi lines up with Chabot, Van Loon and Khoroshavtsev   Overdrive Racing and Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa will field one of their strongest ever line-ups for the Rally of […]

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Saudi Arabia announces three-day Al-Qassim Rally in October

The Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) has announced that it will stage the Al-Qassim Rally, the second round of the Saudi Desert Rally Championship, on Oct. 17-19. The latest addition to the regional motor sporting calendar is a challenging three-day cross-country rally through desert terrain in the north-central region of of Saudi Arabia. The […]

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WILLIAM CHASING PERFECTION

Husqvarna’s Oosthuizen eyeing enduro big six A dominant William Oosthuizen leads Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing to Port Elizabeth in search of a perfect sixth win out of six South African National Enduro Championship E1 starts and the 2019 title at the Rover Enduro Saturday 5 October. Teammates Brett Swanepoel and Matthew Green meanwhile look forward […]

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Morocco Rally: Alonso set for first competition in the dunes

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso is all set for his first competitive outing in the dunes in Morocco, for the fifth and final round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country series to be held from October 3 to 9. Alonso will be seen behind the wheels of one of the eight Hiluxes […]

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 PRZYGONSKI THROWS TITLE FIGHT WIDE OPEN WITH VICTORY IN JORDAN BAJA

Emirati rider Mohammed Al-Balooshi wins motorcycle category   Poland’s Jakub Przygonski and German co-driver Timo Gottschalk overcame the hurdle of being first on the road and avoided trouble to secure victory in the Jordan Baja by a winning margin of 3min 50sec on Saturday.   The Mini All4 Racing driver held off a determined challenge from […]

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RETRO ROOF DAZZLES

Great adventure goes down in style There was great excitement in the mountains over the weekend when the Motul Retro Roof of Africa returned to the Maluti Lowlands to call back the glorious past of an event enshrined in South African race history. While the real Roof continues as an extreme motorcycle enduro, a group […]

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 A FEW TITLES HAVE BEEN EARNED – NOW FOR THE BEST POSITION IN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

They say it is not over until the lady has uttered the final notes and this is true about the hard fought battles between teams competing in the Production Vehicle category of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS). And while some titles received owners after the recent fifth round of the championship […]

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PRZYGONSKI WINS OPENING SUPER SPECIAL AT JORDAN BAJA

Poland’s Jakub Przygonski and German co-driver Timo Gottschalk edged into a slender advantage of 3.6 seconds after a narrow and dusty opening super special stage of the Jordan Baja on the outskirts of Aqaba on Thursday afternoon. Competitors from 17 nations lined up at the start of the opening competitive section and Przygonski clocked a time […]

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Vasilyev, Terranova and Przygonski head to crunch Jordan Baja showdown

Three gladiators of world cross-country rallying will lock horns and battle it out for FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas at this weekend’s Jordan Baja, starting in the stunning Red Sea resort of Aqaba on Thursday, according to the Jordan Baja Media Service. No outright wins, but a series of consistent finishes, have given Russia’s […]

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Balkan Rally: Day 5 – The dust and the distance – a true marathon

Today was the longest stage of the Balkan Offroad 2019, with three specials and a total itinerary of 650 kilometer between Starosel and Shkorpilovtsi on the coast of the Black Sea. As the assistance crew takes a refreshing bath and finds a place on the beach, the competitors are flying across the stages in a […]

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Alonso seeks Al Attiyah’s help to prepare for Dakar Rally 2020

Fernando Alonso is known to be me a man who wears different racing hats. The two-time Formula One champion who ended his F1 career after driving for McLaren in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last year had tried tried his luck with the World Endurance Championship as well as IndyCar Series. The Spaniard has now […]

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VASILYEV, TERRANOVA AND PRZYGONSKI LOCKED IN THREE-WAY TITLE FIGHT AS THEY HEAD TO CRUNCH JORDAN BAJA SHOWDOWN

Three gladiators of world cross-country rallying will lock horns and battle it out for FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas at this weekend’s Jordan Baja, starting in the stunning Red Sea resort of Aqaba tomorrow (Thursday).No outright wins, but a series of consistent finishes, have given Russia’s Vladimir Vasilyev a slender six-point advantage in the […]

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VOROBYEV AND CINOTTO GO HEAD-TO-HEAD FOR T3 GLORY IN JORDAN BAJA

Fedor Vorobyev and Michele Cinotto will kick up the dust and try and survive punishing heat in the deserts of Wadi Rum, when they go head-to-head in the battle to secure T3 Trophy honours in the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas at this weekend’s Jordan Baja. Vorobyev holds the advantage heading into the desert […]

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ATA AL-HMOUD FACES FORMIDABLE MOTORCYCLE CHALLENGE AT JORDAN BAJA

If Ata Al-Hmoud is to retain his Jordan Baja crown in the motorcycle category, the Jordanian rider will need to be fully focused and mentally prepared when the Hashemite Kingdom’s exciting new addition to the global cross-country rallying calendar gets underway in Aqaba on Thursday afternoon. The Beta 480 rider was in a class of […]

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Balkan Offroad 2019 – DAY 2 – Everything in one day

Starting in the mountains near Borovets, driving down to the Rhodopia Mountains and then back north for a final stage through the fields towards the new camp in the vineyards of Starosel, todays stage had it all: mountains, technical driving, navigation and a final fast stage at high speed. “It was cold in the mountains!” […]

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Cape Town Showdown

World Rallycross going down to the wire at Killarney South African race fans are set for a sensational showdown when the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy comes to a dramatic head at the Killarney International Raceway season finale 9-10 November. Swede Timmy Hansen won the penultimate World RX round in Latvia over […]

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GINIEL DE VILLIERS/DENNIS MURPHY VICTORIOUS AT LICHTENBURG 400

The tide turned for the defending Production Vehicle champions, Giniel de Villiers/Dennis Murphy (Toyota Gazoo Racing Hilux) who finally got the monkey off their back when they won the Lichtenburg 400, the fifth and penultimate round of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that took place this weekend in the North-West Province. It […]

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VICTORY FOR DE VILLIERS/MURPHY AS LATEGAN/CUMMINGS CLINCH 2019 TITLE IN LICHTENBURG

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dennis Murphy claimed victory on the Lichtenburg 400, round 5 of the 2019 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) this weekend. At the same time, teammates Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings finished in second place, clinching the overall SACCS championship for 2019 in the process. “It was […]

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Dakar veteran Marc Coma joins Fernando Alonso at Toyota Gazoo Racing

An experienced rally raid campaigner, Marc, 42, first competed in the Dakar Rally in 2002 when the event was still held in Africa. With nearly two decades in the sport, most recently as Sporting Director of the Dakar Rally, Marc is perfectly positioned to work closely with Fernando, two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner, reigning […]

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WOZA WELKOM!

Husqvarna leads way to Free State Q4 Fuels Husqvarna Racing heads to Welkom’s penultimate sixth round TRP South African National Motocross championship races with both its riders leading their classes. Premier class MX1 leader Maddy Malan and 65cc lad Neil van der Vyver arrive in the Free State with their Husqvarnas boasting title leaders’ red […]

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BRITON SAM SUNDERLAND CROWNED CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES WORLD CHAMPION

Sam Sunderland crowned 2019 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Champion following Round 3 of 4 in Chile as the KTM rider turns attentions to 2020 Dakar Rally Sam Sunderland got his preparations for a second career Dakar Rally win underway in fine style as he wrapped up the 2019 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship in Chile. […]

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Rally Dos Sertões 2019: Neil Woolridge Motorsport Ford Rangers Win Record Fourth Consecutive Rally Dos Sertões In Brazil

Record-breaking fourth win in a row for the Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) designed and built Class T1 Ford Ranger V8 on longest and toughest Rally dos Sertões to date. Lucas Moraes and Kaique Bentivoglio power NWM X Rally Team/MEM Motorsport Ford Ranger to victory on eight-day 6 000km race Three-time winners Cristian Baumgart and Beco […]

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CHAMPIONSHIP BECKONS FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S LATEGAN/CUMMINGS

Victory on last month’s Bronkhorstspruit 400, Round 4 of the 2019 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS), moved Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Henk Lategan and navigator Brett Cummings to within a hair of winning the 2019 title. There is still some work to be done for the Toyota Hilux crew over the remainder of the season, […]

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Audi AI:Trail quattro concept revealed at Frankfurt auto show

Unlike most luxury automakers, Audi has a history that’s steeped in dirt, gravel, and mud. The automaker splashed onto the global stage in the early 1980s by dominating the World Rally Championship with its quattro all-wheel-drive system—a signature element that remains part of its lineup to this day. But what does a future of self-driving […]

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JORDAN MOTORSPORT ANNOUNCES QUALITY FIELD FOR JORDAN BAJA

New Aqaba-based round of FIA Baja World Cup to be staged in Wadi Rum Jordan Motorsport has announced a quality international entry for the forthcoming Jordan Baja, the new seventh round of the 2019 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas. The event will be based in Aqaba and centred around Wadi Rum on September 19th-21st. […]

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Woolridge and Huxtable Target 2019 Championship Title at Lichtenburg 400

The exciting and extremely competitive South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) has hit the home stretch, with the Lichtenburg 400 selected as the penultimate round of the championship, taking place on 13 and 14 September. Harrismith was originally scheduled for this fifth round, but exceptionally dry conditions and a high risk of fire in the […]

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INTIMATE BUT TOUGH BATTLES EXPECTED IN SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORY AT LICHTENBURG 400

The battles in the Special Vehicle category of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) have always been tough and this year is no exception. With only two rounds of the 2019 SACCS remaining, the bar will be raised at the Lichtenburg 400, the fifth and penultimate round of the series that takes place […]

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Sam Sunderland leads Red Bull KTM Factory Team to World Championship glory

  Sam Sunderland (GBR) has sped his way to the 2019 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. The British biker kept up his incredible form at Rally Atacama to win the season long rally-raid championship with a round to spare.   Sunderland arrived in Chile having won the opening two rounds of this year’s FIM Cross-Country Rallies […]

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Atacama Rally 2019

2019 Cross-Country Rallies   Round WORLD3 , Stage 1 Kevin Benavides and Ricky Brabec performed well on the first stage of the Atacama Rally. Joan Barreda and Nacho Cornejo likewise got off to a swift start in the Chilean desert to complete a fine stage for the Monster Energy Honda squad. The first 270-kilometre special stage […]

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Event Alert: Ultra4 Racing PCI Race Radios Rampage at Ridgecrest

It is once again time to hit the California desert for the 2019 edition of the Ultra4 Racing PCI Race Radios Rampage at Ridgecrest. The last race of the 2019 Lasernut Western Series heads back to Ridgecrest OHV Area were drivers can expect a combination of open-desert sections and rock obstacles, very similar to Johnson Valley were King of the […]

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RED-LINED ROOKIE BONANZA

Track, rally & drag rookies join Alonso on debut There is great excitement in the Cross Country world right now with nobody less than Fernando Alonso making a guest appearance at the Lichtenburg 400 over the 14 September weekend. The race was also shifted away from Harrismith at the last moment due to the risk […]

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Strong opening stage for KTM riders at Atacama Rally

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland has successfully completed the first full stage of the 2019 Atacama Rally in second place. Also posting impressive times on the challenging route, Matthias Walkner was fifth fastest, with Toby Price and Luciano Benavides both inside the top 10 in eighth and 10th respectively. The Atacama Rally marks […]

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DRIVEN BY PASSION

Thersby appointed Red-Lined motorsport manager More often than not, the people in the shadows are the unsung heroes in sport. Nowhere is that truer than in racing, where the drivers and the cars take all the glory, while the team and the people who do all the work to keep them there, are so easily […]

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GUILHERME SPINELLI GUIDES SOUTH RACING’S NEW MITSUBISHI L200 TRITON SPORT RACING TO PODIUM FINISH ON DEBUT IN BRAZIL

Brazilian driver Guilherme ‘Guiga’ Spinelli and his navigator Youssef Haddad gave their new South Racing-built Mitsubishi L200 Triton Sport Racing an impressive debut in Brazil’s daunting Rally dos Sertões, which finished in the town of Aguiraz in the state of Ceará on the country’s north-eastern coast on Sunday.   The Mitsubishi Spinelli Racing crew reached […]