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Taklimakan Rally 2019: Christian Lavieille / Jean-Pierre Garcin (Baic) and Armand Moleon (KTM) overall winners

The ninth and final stage of the 2019 Taklimakan Rally, stretching between Keryia and Hotan, did not upset the overall ranking. Christian Lavieille / Jean-Pierre Garcin (BAIC) in the car category, and Armand Monleón (KTM) in the motorcycles, win the 2019 Taklimakan Rally. The start of the last special stage of the Taklimakan Rally occurred […]

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NEW CHALLENGES AWAIT COMPETITORS AS THE TOYOTA 1000 DESERT RACE RELOCATES TO EASTERN BOTSWANA

The South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) will reach the halfway mark of the 2019 season with the annual Toyota 1000 Desert Race (TDR 1000) in Botswana and this year another angle will be added to the challenge when this marathon event relocates to Eastern Botswana. The TDR 1000, round three of the SACCS […]

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Andy McMillin blasts his way into the record books with Baja 500 win

Andy McMillin is celebrating his second big race victory of the year after winning the 51st edition of the SCORE Baja 500. McMillin started first on the grid due to his San Felipe 250 victory earlier in the year and he steered his Chevy Trophy Truck to another win in Mexico. The third Baja 500 triumph […]

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VICTORY FOR AL ATTIYAH/BAUMEL IN KAZAKHSTAN

It was a hard-fought race, but in the end Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and navigator Mathieu Baumel (France) took the honours in Kazakhstan. The Toyota Hilux crew finished 5:21 ahead of MINI’s Stephane Peterhansel and his wife Andrea; and nearly 48 minutes clear of Jakub Przygonski and Timo Gottschalk (MINI) in […]

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Al Attiyah beats Peterhansel to claim Rally Kazakhstan win

Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel today claimed victory on Rally Kazakhstan, the third event in the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies.The Toyota Hilux Overdrive crew took the win by five minutes and 21 seconds over the husband and wife MINI duo of Stéphane and Andrea Peterhansel with Jakub Przygonski and Timo Gottschalk […]

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Kingdom to host round of FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas

Jordan Motorsport has confirmed that the Jordan Baja will be the seventh round of the 2019 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas on September 19-21, according to the Jordan Baja Media Service. The Kingdom’s brand new addition to an official FIA series marks the return to the higher echelons of the motor sporting calendar for […]

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Audi TT Safari Is The Radical Off-Roader For Causing Mayhem

Anyone care to join the fun? Last week we learned Audi plans to kill off its TT coupe and convertible in the relatively near future. Internal combustion will be out and full-on electrification will be in. Perhaps its future successor will still bear the TT nameplate, only with an all-electric powertrain. But let’s not shed too […]

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TOYOTA MAINTAINS WINNING STREAK ON STAGE 4 OF RALLY KAZAKHSTAN

Four stages have been completed in Rally Kazakhstan, round 4 of the 2019 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, and for the fourth time in this race, a Toyota Hilux has won the stage of the day. This time round the honour went to Yazeed Al Rajhi and Dirk von Zitzewitz, driving a South African-built […]

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AL ATTIYAH DOMINATES IN KAZAKHSTAN, WHILE TEN BRINKE MOVES INTO SECOND PLACE

It was another victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel, making it three on the trot, in Rally Kazakhstan on Wednesday, May 29th. The Qatari Toyota Hilux driver, together with French navigator Baumel, drove a faultless stage, setting a time of 3:09:11 over the 328 km-long test. “Today was […]

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FIRST AND SECOND ON STAGE 2 OF RALLY KAZAKHSTAN FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA

Stage 2 of the grueling Rally Kazakhstan saw Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and navigator Mathieu Baumel (France) dominate once again, despite being the first car on the road. The Toyota Hilux crew set a time of 3:42:14 over the 414 km-long looped stage, which started and ended in the Caspian coastal […]

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SOLID START TO RALLY KAZAKHSTAN FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA

It was the perfect start to the 2019 Rally Kazakhstan for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and French navigator Mathieu Baumel. The pair started their assault on the race, Round 3 of the 2019 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, in fine style – completing the 280 km-long opening stage in a […]

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The Bentley Bentayga has been turned into an off-road monster

The project literally started out as a joke,” says Spanish design house Bengala’s general manager Shoghi Saeidnia. That’s what we like to hear. “We thought we’d give the ultimate, luxury 4×4 a raw, stealthy, off-road finish. So, we designed a concept and shared it online with a few of our closest customers. “It all became real […]

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Rali TT ROX do Dande 2019: Ricardo Sequeira won the second race of the season in Angola

A demanding and spectacular race welcomed the participants of the 2019 Rali TT ROX do Dande held in the province of Bengo in Angola.  The route featured many different types of terrain, in a mix of fast and slow section with sand, mud and rocks. The motorbike class keeps improving in numbers and competitiveness. João […]

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Heger double-doubles in Ensenada Lucas Oil Off Road

The track at Estero Beach is notoriously tough to tame. Though it lacks some of the big features of the other tracks on the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series schedule, the deceptively simple Ensenada track has wrecked its share of race vehicles in its five-year history. So when someone conquers it, and wins races […]

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Taklimakan Rally starts in Aksu, Xinjiang

2019 Taklimakan Rally kicked off in Aksu, Xinjiang on Sunday night, which takes 228 competitors to complicated driving environments of southern Xinjiang, finishing in Hotan on June 2.It’s going to be a tough time, which sets whole routes return to Taklimakan Desert, the world second largest drifting desert. More than 101 cars, 26 motorcycles set […]

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Overdrive Racing’s trio of Al-Attiyah, Al-Rajhi and Ten Brinke set to pursue success in Rally Kazakhstan

The 2019 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies resumes with next week’s Rally Kazakhstan (May 26th-June 1st). Overdrive Racing will field a formidable line-up of three Toyota Hiluxes for Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah, Saudi Arabia’s Yazeed Al-Rajhi and Dutchman Bernhard Ten Brinke. Now in its third year as a counting round of the world’s premier […]

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The US Gear Tear Down in Tennessee Was One for the Books!

The 2019 Ultra4 4WP Eastern Series kicked off its season this last weekend at Adventure Offroad Park (AOP) in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. Known for its plethora of 4×4 trails and Bounty Hill events, this was the first time AOP played host to Ultra4 Racing, and the event was definitely one for the books. If you […]

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Victory for Lategan & Cummings as Toyota dominate Class FIA and Ford bag the Manufacturers Title on the Berg 400

 The overall podium of the Berg 400, Round 2 of the 2019 SACCS, may have featured a Toyota Gazoo Racing SA whitewash, but that was only the result. What the podium didn’t convey was the titanic struggle between teammates Giniel de Villiers, partnered with Dennis Murphy; and Henk Lategan, with Brett Cummings beside him in […]

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100% RED-LINED

Red-Lined Motorsport continued its perfect record on its 2019 South African Cross Country racing adventure when all five of the team’s FIA Class Nissan Navara T1 race pickups once again made it to the finish of a gruelling Berg 400 on KwaZulu-Natal’s Drakensberg foothills over the weekend to continue the team’s 100% finishing record in […]

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The State of Winning

Husqvarna chasing MX glory in Bloem It’s Bloemfontein next for Q4 Fuels Husqvarna Racing, which heads to the Free State with a pair of TRP South African National Motocross Championship leaders’ red number plates on the front of its 65cc and open class MX1 machines. The team’s 11-year old sensation Neil van der Vyver heads […]

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BLOEM MOTOCROSS SET TO STUN

SA championship heads to the free State The 2019 TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship heads to Bloemfontein in the Free State for one of the more popular rounds of the season Saturday 25 May, with all classes ready to deliver a lot more spectacular racing following two most intriguing opening races in Port […]

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Italian Baja 2018: Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski aims for repeat success at Italian Baja

Przygonski in a mini John Cooper Works Rally arrives at Italian Baja 2018 as leader of the Fia Cross Country World Rally Cup.Amos Eugenio and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro to crew second mini at Italian Baja 2018. The 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup has arrived in Europe for Italian Baja 2018. This year’s event […]

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Riverside Baja 2019: Too small checkerboard

Kamena Rally Team won Hungarian rally Riverside Baja in a big way. This Hungarian checkerboard, on which the rally game was played, occurred too small for Tomasz Białkowski and Dariusz Baśkiewicz, since they had to fight their way through it taking chessmen. Riverside Baja, taking place in Hungary on 10th-11th May, for Kamena Rally Team […]

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Desert Storm: Mishra wins as Mahindra falters

Aabhishek Mishra lodged his second consecutive victory in Desert Storm on Saturday after the factory Mahindra team was hobbled by a spate of technical issues. Mishra first moved into the lead of Desert Storm in Leg 2 and gradually extended his advantage in the second half of the rally, eventually taking an emphatic win by […]

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The best of the best to take on one another at the Berg 400 cross country event

The best of the best in the Production Vehicle category of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) are ready and eager to do battle at the Berg 400 on May 17 and 18. With the first points on the scoreboard after the Mpumalanga 400, the Berg 400 will play an important role in the Production […]

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TOUGH SPECIAL VEHICLE BATTLE BETWEEN KZN TEAMS ON THE CARDS AT BERG 400

A tight battle in the Special Vehicle category is on the cards at the Berg 400, round two of the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on 17 and 18 May in the Winterton area in KwaZulu-Natal and many eyes will be on two local KwaZulu-Natal crews. After winning the final […]

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Desert Storm kicks off; Gill, Santosh eye glory

Three-time APRC champions Gaurav Gill will look for top honours in the four-wheel category, while CS Santosh would hope to overcome his 2019 Dakar Rally disappointment in the 17th Desert Storm that kicked off here on Wednesday. India’s most prestigious international motorsports event, the Desert Storm 2019, roared into the scorching sands of Bikaner here on Wednesday, with the who’s […]

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LETSHEGO’S ULTIMATE THRILL

Mrs. Zulu’s major mountain adventure When Letshego Zulu’s race driver husband Gugu passed away while climbing Kilimanjaro in 2016, she had never ridden in a race car. That all changed late last year when Letshego was invited to compete in the Gold 400 alongside Cross Country racer Terence Marsh aboard his Red-Lined Dakar Nissan Navara. […]

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Rally Cuesta 2019: Historic edition with record numbers

The 2019 edition of  Rally Cuesta, raced last weekend in Botucatu (Brazil) and counting for all categories (Cars, SSV, Bike, and Quad) was a historic edition with record entry numbers.  In total 106 vehicles were present at the start, with the SSV (UTV) category conquering most of the attentions with 56 participants. The rest was […]

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HUSQVARNA’S MOUNTAIN TASK

Pepson team ready for Lesotho challenge There is no rest for the wicked they say and that applies squarely to Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing, which heads to its second off road national in as many weekends at the third round of the 2019 South African National Enduro Championship, the Live Lesotho Enduro near Thaba Bosiu […]

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LETSHEGO ZULU GETTING INTO THE CROSS COUNTRY NAVIGATOR SEAT FOR THE SECOND TIME

When the Berg 400, the second round of the 2019 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) on 17 and 18 May starts in the Winterton area of KwaZulu-Natal, it will be just short of three years since the motorsport legend, Gugu Zulu, passed away in July 2016 while attempting to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. It […]

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KENNY LEAVES ‘EM COLD

Husqvarna’s Gilbert storms to Bokkeveld win Kenny Gilbert delivered a stunning ride to lead the Koue Bokkeveld 400 from lights to flag and move into the South African Cross Country Motorcycle championship lead for Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing on Saturday. The Pretoria Dakar hero was backed up by compatriot Taki Bogiages, who continued his comeback […]

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Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race 2019: BTO to announce Desert Race route

The Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, which will be hosted by Selebi Phikwe Town Council (SPTC) for the first time, will announce the race route next month. The race, scheduled for June 21 to 23, will start from Sam Sono Stadium in Selebi Phikwe and cover the northern, south western and eastern blocks, areas […]

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Schalk Burger Motorsport prepare for a brand-new venue and the Berg 400 in readiness for Dakar 2020

Since the season opener in Mid-March the King Price Xtreme pairing of Schalk Burger and Elvene Vonk have seen little of their car, with a bigger focus on planning and logistics as they ready themselves for their assault on Dakar 2020. After the Dullstroom event the big world and local news was the final announcement […]

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SCENIC BERG 400 IN CHAMPAGNE VALLEY TO TEST CROSS COUNTRY COMPETITORS 

Competitors in the South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) will be spoiled by spectacular scenery when they take on the Berg 400, a brand new event on the 2019 calendar that takes place on 17 and 18 May in the area of Winterton and Estcourt in KwaZulu-Natal. The Champagne Valley area at the foothills […]

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Hell Yeah a Mahindra Roxor Is Going Racing

The plucky, lovable, looks-like-an-old-Jeep-but-is-actually-a-UTV known as the Mahindra Roxor is a solid off-roader that’s inherently optimized for low-speed rock crawling. But Ned and Kat Bacon are taking one racing in Baja, because sure, why not. The Bacons are going to be running a Roxor in the Pioneer 4×4 Class of the NORRA Mexican 1000, which kicks off the […]

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WILLIAM WINS AGAIN

Husqvarna on point in Britz. Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing enjoyed a strong second round of the 2019 South African National Enduro Championship when William Oosthuizen powered to a dominant E1 class victory at the Powersol Piesangsberg Enduro in Britz in the Northwest Province on Saturday, while teammates Brett Swanepoel and Matthew Green came home fourth […]

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BELL REDLINES IT AGAIN

Thomas stars in Morocco Desert Challenge South African equipe Red-Lined Motoring Adventures with Sabertooth cut another significant notch in their belt when UAE-based British duo Thomas Edward Bell and Patrick McMurren piloted their SA-built Dragon Energy Nissan Navara across the finish line at Oujda-Saïdia to complete another brilliant adventure at the Morocco Desert Challenge on […]