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LETSHEGO ZULU TO TACKLE THE GOLD 400 AS CELEBRITY NAVIGATOR FOR TERENCE MARSH

Letshego Zulu, the widow of motorsport legend, Gugu Zulu, who passed away in July 2016 while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, will get a taste of cross country racing when she sits next to Terence Marsh in the Red-Lined Motorsport Nissan Navara at the Gold 400, the sixth and final round of the South African Cross Country […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S AL ATTIYAH/BAUMEL REMAIN ON COURSE IN MOROCCO, DISAPPOINTMENT FOR DE VILLIERS/WINOCQ

ERFOUD, MOROCCO – Stage 4 of the 2018 Rally of Morocco, the penultimate round of the FIA’s World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, saw four-times winner of the event, Nasser Al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel cement their position at the top of the standings. At the same time, the 342 km-long special stage brought disappointment […]

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No shortage of drama on the dunes at the 2018 Rallye du Maroc

At the midway point of the 2018 Rallye du Maroc the battle is on for offroad supremacy in both the two and four wheel categories. Two-time Dakar Rally winner Nasser Al-Attiyahleads the car contest, while Toby Price of the Red Bull KTM Factory Team has his nose in front of the bike race. A decisive stage win for Qatari racer Nasser Al-Attiyah and his French […]

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ANOTHER STAGE VICTORY FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S AL ATTIYAH/BAUMEL IN MOROCCO

ERFOUD, MOROCCO – It was a day of mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA, as the three Toyota Hilux crews tackled Stage 2 of the Rally of Morocco, penultimate event of the 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Racing. Early leaders Nasser Al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel extended their lead by winning the […]

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AN ENDURO EPIC

Husqvarna’s Oosthuizen in titanic title tussle Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing rider William Oosthuizen was one of the stars of an epic E1 class 2018 MSA National Enduro Championship decider in Mpumalanga on Sunday as he fought to the very last metre for the title. Oosthuizen ultimately conceded the championship to arch rival Kyle Flanagan on […]

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VICTORY FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA’S AL ATTIYAH/BAUMEL ON RALLY OF MOROCCO PROLOGUE

FES, MOROCCO – All three Toyota Gazoo Racing SA crews posted excellent stage times during the short, sharp prologue of the 2018 Rally of Morocco, with Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and co-driver Mathieu Baumel (France) taking the win on the day. The 10 km-long prologue, which took place on October 4th, 2018, saw Giniel de […]

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Monster Energy Honda Team at the Morocco Rally to close the season

The Morocco Rally, the fifth and final race of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, will be held in the African country from 4th to 9th October and will feature the participation of the Monster Energy Honda Team. The riders from the Monster Energy Honda Team will, once again, be back in the fray for […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA SET TO TAKE ON RALLY OF MOROCCO

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA has entered three crews for the 2018 Rally of Morocco, penultimate round of the 2018 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. The grueling 5-day event will serve not only as an opportunity for the team to test the latest version of its race-proven Toyota Hilux in preparation for the 2019 Dakar […]

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NEW OVERALL LEADERS IN SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORY AS THE FIGHT FOR TITLES CONTINUE

After five rounds of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) and with only one round to go, the Special Vehicle category has new overall leaders and with only two points separating the leading two teams, the title can go either way at the sixth and final race of the season. Coetzee Labuscagne and daughter […]

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NEW LEADERS IN PRODUCTION VEHICLE CATEGORY AS CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES GO DOWN TO THE WIRE

A whole lot of shuffling took place after the recent Harrismith 400, the fifth and penultimate round of the 2018 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) and the Production Vehicle championship has a new look that predicts a tooth and nail fight for the titles at the sixth and final round. While all is […]

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ENDURO CRUNCH TIME

Husqvarna strong heading to Mpumalanga Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing with Liqui Moly and Metzerler riders, William Oosthuizen and Matthew Green head to Mpumalanga’s 2018 MSA South African National Enduro Championships double-header season finale 6-7 October with it all to do as Oosthuizen leads the E1 title race with Green third. The two were two of […]

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QMMF to host Manateq Rally of Qatar in November

The Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) will host the Manateq International Rally of Qatar, the finale to the 2018 FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC), on November 15-17.   Formerly the opening round of the prestigious regional rallying series, this year’s revised three-day event will decide the outcome of the championship with Qatar’s Nasser […]

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Jordan Baja to rev up in September

 Jordan Motorsport announced the new 2018 Jordan Baja, the Hashemite Kingdom’s first entry into the world of cross-country rallying since the Marlboro BP 2000 Desert Challenge ran in 1987, 1988 and 1990,according to the Jordan Motorsport Media Service.   The three-day off-road event for cars, motorcycles and quads will take place in the Wadi Rum […]

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DAY 8 – BALKAN CROSS COUNTRY: It ain’t over till it is over

The finish of Balkan Offroad Rallye is at the finishline on the beach at the Black Sea. Not just a finishline, but a legendary location in the Bulgarian motorsport. The teams who thought to be certain of a position were quick to wake up from their dream, as today the stage was fast, with tricky […]

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DAY 6 – BALKAN CROSS COUNTRY: you need only one mistake…

The third marathon stage in the Balkan Offroad Rallye with almost 500 km in total and 318km special stage has left its mark on the ranking. Going from Dyuni to Shkorpilovtsi, the competitors spend their day crossing mountain range after mountain range, with beautiful scenery and fantastic driving on the tracks through the forests and the […]

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Casey Currie wins the Inca Challenge!

UTV’s are quickly becoming the platforms of choice for Rally Raids including the infamous Dakar. Casey Currie came to Inca Challenge to prepare for the Dakar Rally and won overall!“WINNER!!! We came to Peru to learn for Dakar and came home winners in the SXS categories. My co-driver absolutely killed it with the tough navigation […]

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DAY 5 – Balkan Offroad Rallye – Driving on the ‘red line’!

On the fifth day of the Balkan Offroad Rallye all eyes are on the overall ranking, with just three days left to realise the dream of a good result. Three special stages made the day, from technical and a bit rocky to fast and flowing. The early arrival in the bivouac was a nice chance […]

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Balkan Rally: DAY 4: the Marathon to the Black Sea

Arriving at the coast of the Black Sea is special treat for the competitors, after no less than 580 kilometer today. With such distance, the stages are fast, the kilometers fly underneath the wheels and with breathtaking views sometimes the concentration is less than needed… In the Car category the battle is between Doncho Tsanev, […]

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Third Win of the Season for Ford NWM in Harrismith

The Free State proved a happy hunting ground for the Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) team for the second year in a row as Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer scored their second consecutive Harrismith 400 Class T victory this weekend. Having earned their first career win at this event last year, it was once again […]

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HUSQVARNA’S STAR SEASON

A trio of Cross Country Moto seconds Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing came home from the South African national Cross Country Motorcycle Championship finale at a dusty and windy Carletonville with a brace of championship seconds for OR1 rider Kenny Gilbert, who ended second in both the overall and his class championships, OR2 rider Taki Bogiages […]

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NEW WINNERS IN SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORY EMERGE AT WINDY AND DRY HARRISMITH 400

The Harrismith 400, the penultimate round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) that took place this weekend saw new winners emerg while racing conditions claimed its victims that will result in the standings looking somewhat different when teams line up for the final event. Gale force winds during the qualifying and main race […]

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ONE-TWO-THREE FOR TOYOTA AT HARRISMITH 400, PENULTIMATE ROUND OF 2018 SACCS

HARRISMITH – It was a Toyota whitewash at the Harrismith 400, Round 5 of the 2018 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS), as the first three cars across the line all had one thing in common: They were all Toyota Hilux race cars. The race, which took place on 14 and 15 September, brought mixed results […]

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Porizek in the lead after the longest day of HOFEKA Cup

The longest day of HOFEKA Cup was full of adventures for almost all competitors. After the second day of the fourth round of the Hungarian Championship and ninth round of the Central European Zone Championship Czech Republic’s Zdenek Porizek is in the lead in cars, Karoly Fazekas in trucks, Akos Jobbagy in SSV and Csaba […]

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Balkan Rally day 2: From the mountains to the Vineyards!

  Descending from the mountains at high speed: this was the goal of today for the competitors in the Balkan Offroad Rallye 2018, going from Borovets to Starosel in three specials with in total 200km in competition through the mountains around Borovets, the majestic Rhodopian forest and finally the plains between Plovdiv and Starosel. ‘Fabuleux!’ […]

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Desafio Inca 2018: Terranova, Price, Uribe and Salvatierra are the first race leaders

Orlando Terranova is the first leader of Desafio Inca, after winning friday’s leg with his Mini John Cooper Works.  The first leader of the race was Francisco Leon, but later Terranova  assumed the front of the race with 5h54m of total time. Francisco “Pancho” Leon finished the day in the second spot, 11m10s behind the […]

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Balkan Cross Country: The Bulgarians master the mountains!

The Balkan Offroad Rallye has started with 160km of special stage in the mountains around Borovets. On these technical tracks the Bulgarian teams show off with their experience, ruling the mountains in the Car and Side by Side class. Doncho Tsanev is the first to finish in the car ranking, with his Bulgarian made two-wheel […]

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Turkmen Desert Race 2018: Stage 4 – An easier day for all

STAGE 4: TURKMEN LAKE – GAMYSHLYJA : 410,61 KM Before the last day of « Amul-Hazar 2018 », the competitors have been eating the dust ! Leaving from the largest Lake of the country this morning, they crossed fesh-fesh and sandy tracks making hard to see anything, especially for those who followed a truck. A […]

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Turkmen Desert Race 2018: Stage 3 – A big day full of emotions

DARWAZA – TURKMEN LAKE : 256,61 KM The third stage of the Turkmen Desert Race gave once again, some strong emotions to the competitors. Big dunes made a lot of mechanical and navigation issues to some of the team. It was important to be careful and focused in order to reach the finish line. Same […]

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Balkan Offroad Rally

Balkan Offroad Rallye is not only a race, it is a huge event, unique in Europe, with two major competitions: the Balkan Cross Country and the Balkan Extreme and an equally appealing “experience” like the Balkan Discovery. Finally, for lovers of safari and historical cars, the Balkan Classic will also be held. The road book […]

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Turkmen Desert Race 2018: Stage2 – Surprises in surprises

STAGE 2: IKIUZAK PLAIN – DARWAZA CRATER -> 392 KM The 2nd day racing has already given us a lot of surprises on this Turkmen Desert Race. Some good news, some bad news, especially for Matthieu Serradori and Fabian Lurquin who lost the lead of the ranking because of a mechanical issue. The rally continues […]

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Egyptian female duo set to challenge for honours in new Jordan Baja

An-all female team from Egypt will be challenging for honours in the forthcoming Jordan Baja, the Hashemite Kingdom’s first international cross-country rally since 1990. The three-day off-road event takes place in the stunning Wadi Rum area on September 27-29. The Gazelle Rally Team’s Yara Shalaby and Nouran Ashry have entered in the car category and […]

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EYES ON THE CHAMPIONSHIP AS TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA HEADS TO PENULTIMATE ROUND OF 2018 SACCS

Round 5 of the 2018 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS), the Harrismith 400, takes place around the Free State town of Harrismith on September 14th and 15th, and for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA it offers an opportunity to cement its standing at the top of the championship table. Giniel de Villiers, partnered with Dennis Murphy, […]

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WADE YOUNG WINS RED BULL 111 MEGAWATT 2018: WESS ROUND 5 RESULTS

Securing his second consecutive WESS race win, Sherco mounted Wade Young claimed a memorable victory over Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Taddy Blazusiak (POL) and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt (GB) in third. In what was a dramatic turn of events, series leader Jonny Walker (KTM – GB) crashed out of the race […]

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HARRISMITH 400 WILL REWARD CONSISTENCY WITH GOOD POINTS

Special Vehicle championship to tighten up even more at penultimate round The Harrismith 400, round five of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on Friday and Saturday, 14 and 15 September in the eastern Free State, will reward consistency with a healthy amount of points and could easily tip the scales […]

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AIMING FOR BEST RESULTS WITH THE FOCUS ON TITLES

Battle between Toyota and Ford for the titles to continue Competitors will feel the added pressure to claim the best results at the Harrismith 400, the fifth and penultimate round of the 2018 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) that takes place on Friday and Saturday, 14 and 15 September in the eastern Free State, […]