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Competition Ramps Up for Classic Conqueror Title at 2019 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

Every automotive enthusiast has a special car they have dreamed about from a young age, and usually aspire to drive or own. Whether it was the fleeting sight of an evocative Jaguar E-Type speeding past, hearing the thundering roar of the Le Mans-winning Ford GT40, or growing up with an iconic Porsche 911 in the […]

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David Perel: Achieving a lifelong dream – 2019 Season announcement

Ever since primary school I have been telling anyone who was willing to listen that I wanted to be a racing driver. It was all I thought about and nothing else made sense besides going around in circles at a race track. When I left high school I assumed that I would simply jump on […]

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Drift Driver Daigo Saito to Drive the Toyota GR Supra

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing sponsors drift driver Daigo Saito who will drive the GR Supra*1 at the Monster Energy presents D1GP All Star Shoot-out to be held in Odaiba, Tokyo for a couple of days, March 23 and 24. Saito, internationally known as a professional Japanese drift driver, has competed in the D1 Grand Prix*2 since 2004, […]

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Force aims for 150th career win at 50th annual Gatornationals

The most successful driver in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series history looks to hit a historic number at one of the biggest races of the 2019 season: Sixteen-time Funny Car champ John Force is after his 150th career win at the 50th annual AMALIE Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway on March 14-17. […]

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Rally the Globe roars into Africa

 Southern Cross Safari full route details announced • Epic 19-day adventure set in enthralling Kenya and Tanzania • 2250 miles of spectacular driving through game reserves and National Parks • The magic of Kilimanjaro, Treetops Lodge, the Serengeti and Masai Mara • Entries now open for experienced and amateur crews in pre-1976 cars When launched […]

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Three Days of Thrills Lined up for 2019 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

Reigning champions in Classic Car Friday and King of the Hill return to defend their titles An amazing line-up of 28 marques represented in Classic Car Friday across eight classes Three King of the Hill titles up for grabs with 30 vehicle brands on the entry list, driven by some of the biggest names in SA […]

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TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA FULLY PREPARED FOR THREE-PRONG ASSAULT ON LOCAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Defending champions Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy return to Class FIA of SACCS Henk Lategan partnered by Brett Cummings for 2019 SACCS Defending champions Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle return to NRC Michael van Rooyen joins Toyota Gazoo Racing SA in GTC JOHANNESBURG – The year could hardly have started better for Toyota Gazoo […]

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NATIONAL DRAGS FOR ALDO

Cracking weekend ahead on PE’s strip Port Elizabeth is in for a change of racing pace when the double-header first and second rounds of the South African National Motorcycle Drag Racing Championship visits the Aldo Scribante Race Track Saturday 2 March. The national bikes will share the Scribante strip with the opening Eastern Province Regional […]

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Audi race drivers thrill crowd on snow and ice

Spectacular scenes in Austria at the GP Ice Race in Zell am See.  Formula E Teams’ Champion Daniel Abt and DTM Champion René Rast ventured onto snow and ice in their race cars at temperatures far below freezing. In action for Audi Sport as well were rally legend Walter Röhrl and freestyle skiing star Benedikt […]

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A Thrilling Legacy Inspires the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in May 2019: it’s the 10th Edition!

Created from humble beginnings as an initiative to attract renewed interest and tourism to the scenic coastal town of Knysna, the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb has rapidly evolved to become South Africa’s premier motorsport lifestyle event. This year, from 2 to 5 May, the Simola Hillclimb celebrates its milestone 10th edition and the sixth with Jaguar […]

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Theme announced for 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the motoring highlights of the summer, and now the organisers have announced this year’s theme: “Speed Kings – Motorsport’s Record Breakers”. Running from 4 – 7 July, the event will celebrate record-breaking speed machines from the past, present and future (not that it doesn’t do this every […]

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RED BULL FMX JAM: RED BULL FREESTYLE MOTORCYCLE ATHLETES ENTHRALL MUMBAI WITH A SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE

The Red Bull FMX Jam was held today at the Gateway of India where  Mumbaikars were left amazed by some spectacular, freestyle motorcycle stunts by Red Bull athletes. Robbie Maddison, Alexey Kolesnikov and Tom Pages were undoubtedly the stars of the show, enthralling everyone assembled at one of Mumbai’s most iconic tourist spots. The trio were […]

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Yamaha’s Daymond Martens Finishes Runner–Up At 2019 Enduropale Du Touquet Beach Race

Enjoying solid performances at the 44th edition of the Enduropale Du Touquet Beach Race, Yamaha mounted Daymond Martens and Adrien Van Beveren finished second and fourth respectively at France’s iconic annual beach race. Further strengthening Yamaha’s presence this year, Maxime Sot and Victor Brossier earned seventh and eighth respectively aboard their YZ450F machines. Yamaha riders […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport raring to fire in 2019

Volkswagen Motorsport aims to leave even deeper marks on the racing circuits of South Africa during what promises to be an exciting 2019 motorsport season. “We had an incredible year in 2018 and 2019 promises to be even better year,” commented Mike Rowe, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport. “This is mainly due to important developments that […]

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Volkswagen continues to invest in the future of motorsport

Volkswagen Motorsport is starting 2019 with a bang. Besides announcing the line-up of factory drivers that will represent the motoring giant in the various racing categories as well as the good news that South Arica’s longest running and most successful series will have a new title sponsor in 2019, Volkswagen is also proud to announce […]

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SA MOTOCROSS CHIPS ARE DOWN

2019 Nationals start in PE 23 February The 2019 TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship kicks off at Port Elizabeth’s Rover Raceway Saturday 23 February. The new season not only promises extreme action, but it also rings a few race format changes too, with 2019 race lengths set to make the notoriously tough and […]

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“Speed Kings” is theme for 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

“Motorsport has always been about pushing man and machine to the very limit, and this year, Goodwood will celebrate the people and machinery that set the benchmark or raised the bar,” the hosts of the annual Festival of Speed said in announcing the theme for the 2019 event — “Speed Kings — Motorsport’s Record Breakers.” […]

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NHRA Racing community reacts to Courtney Force’s shocking NHRA retirement

A day after Courtney Force announced she was stepping aside from her racing role, her John Force Racing team revealed that Advance Auto Parts, previously the sponsor of Courtney’s Funny Car, will continue its partnership with the team by becoming the primary sponsor of her sister Brittany Force’s Top Fuel dragster this season, which opens with […]

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No excuses! Cronje brothers to finally settle the score at Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2019

Pretoria, 24 January 2019 – A decades-long rivalry between two World Champion racing drivers will finally be settled when brothers Mark and Gavin Cronje square up at the 2019 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. The duo will compete head-to-head in identical Jaguar F-TYPE SVRs and by the end of the event, which runs from 2 to 5 May, […]

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Team HRC raring to go in 2019

Team HRC will once again feature three riders as they begin their assault on reclaiming the 2019 MXGP and MX2 motocross world championship titles. Tim Gajser (MXGP), Brian Bogers (MXGP) and Calvin Vlaanderen (MX2) have another year under their belts with the factory Honda team and will head to the Argentinian opener on March 3rd […]

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Bell’s last-lap pass on Larson seals third straight Chili Bowl win

Christopher Bell only led one lap Saturday night, but it was the one that counted as he stole a seemingly sure victory from Kyle Larson in the 33rd annual Chili Bowl.It was the third consecutive Chili Bowl win for talented kid from Norman, Oklahoma, and it was almost as shocking as it was exciting. Larson […]

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Mexican WRC2 Driver Benito Guerra Takes Upset Victory in 2019 Race of Champions

Normally a competitor in the World Rally Championship’s lower-tier WRC2 category, Benito Guerra took home the overall Race of Champions title on home soil Sunday in Mexico City. The 33-year old took down FIA WEC champ and Formula E ace Loic Duval in the final round to take the title in a huge upset. The […]

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Abreu wins Wednesday Chili Bowl A Main, Gravel reaches main event

Rico Abreu has a special relationship with the Chili Bowl and he showed again Wednesday night why he’s one of the favorites for the 33rd annual midget classic. The two-time CB winner started second, stalked pole-sitter Cole Bodine for six laps, then grabbed the lead in his Keith Kunz/Pete Willoughby Toyota and ran away with […]

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Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Unveil Special Historic Liveries for Rolex 24

Reigning Rolex 24 At Daytona champions Ford Performance and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing will compete with two special liveries on their Ford GTs at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway Jan. 26-27, 2019.Both celebrate important moments in sports car racing history as IMSA kicks off its 50th anniversary year. The No. 66 Ford GT […]

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Roborace to use both drivers and self-driving Devbot 2.0 for inaugural season

The inaugural Roborace season won’t consist only of autonomous cars racing each other without drivers, after all. According to a Friday report from Motorsport.com, Roborace CEO Lucas di Grassi said the change is necessary for spectators. Thus, Robocar will sit on the sidelines in favor of a new DevBot 2.0, which a human driver can pilot, but can also […]

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Is the 2018 Mustang GT the end of a performance era?

The V-8 engine has defined American performance since Henry Ford stuck a low-cost flathead V-8 in the 1932 Ford. It made cars faster than their brakes and suspensions could handle during the muscle car era of the 1960s, got choked during the gas crisis of the 1970s, and came on strong again with a return […]

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MotoGP: More Monza Rally success for Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi claims his seventh victory in the Monza Rally Show.Valentino Rossi may have suffered his first winless MotoGP season as a Yamaha rider, but he at least ended 2018 on top of a podium courtesy of his latest victory in the Monza Rally. The Italian clinched his seventh win at the event, and fourth in […]

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Bugatti Chiron won’t get open-top version, land speed record attempt

 Bugatti fans hoping for a reveal of an open-top Chiron along the lines of the Veyron’s Grand Sport and Grand Sport Vitesse models are set for disappointment as the French marque has no plans for such a car.That was the response from Bugatti boss Stephan Winkelmann to a question posed by Motor Trend about a potential Grand […]

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LET’S GO RACING … IN OUR LAMBO URUSES!

A single-make SUV racing series is not something that pops up every few years for obvious reasons, and a single-make SUV racing series based on a very plush, very expensive SUV promises to be an even rarer event. But that’s exactly what Lamborghini plans to do with its new Urus model, which debuted earlier this year and was recently […]

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WORLD OF OUTLAWS REVEALS 92-RACE 2019 SCHEDULE

The Greatest Show on Dirt has new events and a NASCAR companion race No other motorsport discipline has experienced recent growth quite like the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, and that trend is set to continue with the release of the 2019 schedule.The Greatest Show on Dirt, as it’s commonly known, will invade 25 states […]

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FIA GT Nations Cup ready for action at Bahrain GT Festiva

The inaugural FIA GT Nations Cup is ready to take centre stage at this weekend’s Bahrain GT Festival, with the hotly anticipated international contest set to headline a two-day racing extravaganza. The nation versus nation concept will see 18 countries going head-to-head in an array of stunning GT3 machinery, with the overall winners claiming GT […]

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Sophia Floersch determined to return to racing despite fracturing spine in Macau horror crash

The 17-year-old was required 11-hour surgery after her car flew off the track during the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix before crashing backwards into a media hut Sophia Floersch is determined to return to racing after fracturing her spine in a horrifying crash at the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix.                   Sophia Floersch is returning home […]

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BORDER 100 LAP RECORD DARE

SA’s oldest race lays lap record challenge South Africa’s circuit racing championships may well long be done and dusted, but the racing fat lady has not yet sung as there remains one important appointment for 2018 — SA’s oldest race — the East London Grand Prix Circuit’s Border 100 must still run on 15 December. […]