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Atlas Copco Ford Racing Wins Vryburg 450

Atlas Copco Ford Racing earned a resounding and well-deserved victory on the Vryburg 450, round six of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship. On his return to the team for the first time since crashing on the Dakar Rally in January and picking up a neck injury, Chris Visser, along with co-driver Japie Badenhorst powered their […]

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BROTHER KTM’S YOUNG CLEANS UP AT WINTERBERG ENDURO

The scenic little town of Patensie in the Eastern Cape played host to the Winterberg Enduro, the fifth and penultimate round of the SA Liquorland National Enduro championship where competitors had to complete a distance of 203 km’s consisting of a 53 km loop that included three specials tests and that had to be completed […]

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TOYOTA TRIO AT THE TOP IN DONALDSON CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

With only three rounds remaining in the 2014 Donaldson Cross Country, the action moves to the spiritual home of off-road racing in South Africa, Vryburg. For Castrol Team Toyota, current championship leaders, it will be an opportunity to consolidate and build on their success earlier in the season. Defending champion Anthony Taylor, with navigator Dennis […]

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Atlas Copco Ford Racing aiming for victory on 6th round of Donaldson Cross Country Championship

Fifth all-new route in six events on Vryburg 450 during 12 and 13  September Chris Visser returns to the team for the first time this year, and on home territory Ford Racing on a high after impressive showing on Brazil’s tough Rally dos Sertões   Atlas Copco Ford Racing will be going all-out to secure […]

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SPECIAL VEHICLE LOTTERY AT VRYBURG 450

The Special Vehicle championship has turned into something of a lottery and someone needs to pull a winning ticket out of the hat at the Vryburg 450, round six of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, in North West province on September 12 and 13. Current championship leaders Quintin and Kallie Sullwald, in the Elegant Fuel […]

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Home victory for Holowczyc in the MINI ALL4 Racing

Nothing is sweeter than a victory in front of your own fans is something that Krzysztof Holowczyc from Poland will certainly confirm after winning his home event, the 2014 Baja Poland of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, in the MINI ALL4 Racing entered by the X-raid Team. Alongside his new co-driver Xavier Panseri […]

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WILL LIQUORLAND NATIONAL WINTERBERG ENDURO SEE NEW WINNERS?

It is that time of the Liquorland National Enduro Championship when competitors have to travel to Patensie in the Gamtoos Valley in the Eastern Cape to tackle the Liquorland National Winterberg Enduro, the fifth and penultimate round of the 2014 series that takes place on Saturday (6 September) and while they will enjoy the route […]

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SCENIC ROUTE CHALLENGED NATIONAL BIKE AND QUAD OFF-ROAD RIDERS

A challenging, but scenic route in the Free State tested competitors at the GOC National Off-road, the fifth and penultimate round of the 2014 SA National Off-road Motorcycle and Quad Championship that took place on Sunday (24 August) and while quad competitor, Brian Baragwanath (Team Rhide SA Yamaha), claimed his fifth consecutive victory, there was […]

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Overdrive Racing sends five Hiluxes to Baja Poland

The Belgian Overdrive Racing Team continues its hectic August by entering five Toyota Hiluxes in this weekend’s Baja Poland, round eight of the 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.The three-day Polish event, which is centred in the town of Szczecin Bezrzecze is an important one for the Overdrive Team for three different reasons and […]

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THE BATTLE WITH THE ‘BROTHERS’ TO CONTINUE IN THE FREE STATE

Is it too late to stop the Brother KTM team from ensuring the titles in four of the six motorcycle class championships? The chasing pack behind the Brother KTM class leaders will aim to stop the ‘brothers’ at the final two rounds of the 2014 SA National Off-road Championship and they will have their first […]

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Hungarian Baja: Nasser Wins

At the end: fireworks. And not only because at the Finish podium the flaming torches were lightning at the ceremony, but also because the Hungarian World Cup race, the HunGarian Baja’s result was decided only at the last kilometers of the race.The Dakar Rally winner Nasser Al-Attiyah was struggling with technical problems on the first […]

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Qatar’s al-Attiyah to lead three-car Overdrive Racing

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah (inset) would be driving for Overdrive Racing team at this weekend’s Hungarian Baja, Round 7 of the 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. Qatar’s Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah joins the Team Orlen duo of Marek Dabrowski and Adam Malysz to drive three Overdrive Racing Toyota Hiluxes in this weekend’s Hungarian Baja, […]

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Solid second place for Atlas Copco Ford Racing on Force Fuel 450

Atlas Copco Ford Racing pair Gary Bertholdt and Siegfried Rousseau scored a convincing second place today on the Force Fuel 450 race held near Sun City in the North West, round five of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship. Having starting third in the Production Vehicle category following the Friday qualifying session, and fifth on the […]

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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 […]