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TOYOTA DOMINATES ON THE FORCE FUEL 450 AT SUN CITY

• Maiden victory for brothers Johan and Werner Horn • First and third in Production Class T • First and third in Production Class S • Manufacturer’s Award • First, second and third in Championship after Round 5 A maiden victory for brothers Johan and Werner Horn, in the Malalane Toyota Hilux secured the top […]

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THE FAIRYTALE CONTINUES FOR HORN BROTHERS

The fairytale continued for Mpumalanga brothers Johan and Werner Horn when they scored a maiden Production Vehicle national series victory with a win on the Force Fuel 450, round five of the Donaldson Cross County Championship, here today.After a string of podium finishes in their first season in the premier Class T category the Horns, […]

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Atlas Copco Ford Racing charges into second half of 2014 season at Sun City

The Atlas Copco Ford Racing team is going all out to regain some of the championship momentum lost in the previous rounds when the Donaldson Cross Country Championship arrives at Sun City for the Force Fuel 450.Despite winning the second race of the season and claiming regular podium finishes during the year, arch-rival Toyota has […]

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LOUWRENS MAHONEY VICTORIOUS AT ENJOYABLE NATIONAL ENDURO AT LYDENBURG

Former multiple national enduro champion, Louwrens Mahoney (Brother KTM) was victorious at this weekend’s Liquorland National Enduro @ Lydenburg, the fourth round of the Liquorland National Enduro Championship that was held in the Lydenburg area in Mpumalanga. E1 and E2 competitors had to post their fastest times at 11 dry and dusty Special Stages that […]

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PODIUM FINISH FOR BROTHER KTM’S WADE YOUNG AT RED BULL ROMANIACS KIRSTEN LANDMAN HIGHEST PLACED FEMALE FINISHER

The 11th edition of the infamous Red Bull Romaniacs Rally kicked off in Sibiu, Romania on Tuesday, 15 July with the traditional prologue in the centre of Sibiu where competitors had to complete a challenging course made of man made obstacles such as logs, rocks, tyres and wooden bridges. Close to 400 competitors registered for […]

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Baja Aragon: Quadruple Victory For Mini

In his striking yellow MINI ALL4 Racing, Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) has won the sixth round of the 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies. After four demanding special stages and 666.13 competitive kilometres during the 2014 Baja Aragón the Spaniard and his co-driver Michel Périn (FR) claimed the victory for the Monster Energy […]

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More than 200 drivers start tomorrow the Baja Aragon

The entry list of Baja Aragon contained many surprises, especially in the cars’ category. The only vehicle missing is the Peugeot 2008DKR to have a debut in Teruel – that will happen at the Dakar. X-raid Mini comes with six cars including FIA World Cup leader Vasilyev and reigning Dakar champion Nani Roma, Toyota Overdrive with […]

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‘DOUBLE HEADER’ IN IMPERIAL AUTO CELEBRITY CHALLENGE

TV/Radio personality Jeannie D and rugby legend John Smit in action Television and radio personality Jeannie D and former Springbok rugby captain John Smit will form a ‘double header’ in the Imperial Auto Celebrity Challenge at round five of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, the Force Fuel 450 at Sun City, on August 8 and […]

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Dakar Rally 2015: Carlos Sousa switch from Great Wall to Mitsubishi Petrobras. –

The Brazilian Team Mitsubishi Petrobras fulfilled a new deal: Former FIA Cross Country World Champion Carlos Sousa from Portugal switched from the Chinese Great Wall Team to the Brazilian Mitsubishi crew for the Dakar Rally 2015 and further events. Sousa, with a career spanning over 26 years in cross-country rally, will be involved continuing the […]

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Hungarian Baja: 2014 is promising a big challenge for 11th edition in Hungary.

The last competiton in the popular shooting range around the city Veszprém near the famous “Lake Balaton” was in 2009 – the only time when the “Hungarian Baja” took place two days. The organizers have been working to bring the competiton back to this unique place in the last nine months and the previous four […]

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2-wheel drive for Peugeot at Dakar

Peugeot will try to win next year’s Dakar with a 2-wheel drive diesel car, aiming to become the first manufacturer to do so.Details released this morning show the 2008 DKR vehicle will have a 24 valve 2993cc bi-turbo diesel engine mounted mi-rear and developing 340bhp, driving the front wheels through a 6-speed sequential gearbox. One […]

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TOYOTA WHITEWASH ON ICONIC DESERT RACE

Castrol Team Toyota first and second Malalane Toyota third Five Toyota Hiluxes in Top 10 Wins in Class T and Class S Toyota wins Manufacturer’s Challenge Castrol Team Toyota achieved a clean sweep on Southern Africa’s premier cross-country event, the Toyota 1000 Kalahari Botswana Desert Race. A triumphant Anthony Taylor, with navigator Dennis Murphy beside […]

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Atlas Copco Ford Racing salvages crucial points on tough Botswana Desert Race

Day 3 – Stage distance: 352 km (Total: 913 km) JWANENG, BOTSWANA, 29 June 2014 – Atlas Copco Ford Racing salvaged crucial championship points by finishing fourth and fifth in the 2014 Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, which finished in Jwaneng today. After conducting extensive bodywork repairs on the cars overnight, the cars were […]

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TAYLOR/MURPHY WIN TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

Jwaneng, Botswana – Reigning South African champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy led a Toyota lockout of the podium positions on the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, round four of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, which ended here today. Taylor and Murphy finished 32 seconds clear of Team Castrol Toyota Hilux team-mates Leeroy Poulter […]

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SPECTATOR FRIENDLY TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE SPECTATOR FRIENDLY TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

With 19 designated spectator points along the route the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, round four and the halfway point of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, the thousands of enthusiasts expected to watch the race from June 27 to 29 will be well catered for. The event is the biggest social and sporting event […]

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FRESH INITIATIVES MARK TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

Fresh initiatives to provide growth and future sustainability to the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race will be in place for this year’s event, round four of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, from June 27 to 29. Event moves from metropolitan Kumakwane to rural Jwaneng The race is the only marathon event on the Donaldson […]

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Pharaons Rally: deep in the Egyptian desert

TODAY WAS a fast and friendly stage through the mountains, allowing the competitors to recuperate after the heat they had yesterday. With the emotions from yesterday still very alive the teams were happy todays roadbook was much easier. ‘It is not a bad thing to have a difficult stage,’ Organiser Abdelhamid Abouyoussef said. ‘There has […]

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Egyptian heat for the teams in the Pharaons Rally

JUAN CARLOS Salvatierra claimed his victory with his Speedbrain 450, but today was not about winning but about surviving. With temperatures way over 45 degrees the riders could only hope to stay concentrated on their bikes. Stefano Turchi managed to finish on his KTM 690, together with his teammembers. ‘After the refueling we decided to […]

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Navigation day in the first stage of the Pharaons Rally

Navigation causes some problems ONLY AFTER the first 100 kilometers through canyons and mountains the stage opened up. With a great view the route decended to the riverdelta of the Nile. ‘The beginning of the stage is tough because one mistake means you end up in the wrong canyon,’ organizer Abdelhamid Abouyoussef says. ‘The only […]

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Champions triumph on Nkomazi 450

Never got out of the car once Most of the cheers, however, were reserved for home town crew Johan and Werner Horn, in the Malalane Toyota Hilux, who had the local community in raptures with their second podium finish in a row. The final podium place went to Atlas Copco Nissan Navara pair Johan van […]