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Team Peugeot-Hansen claim first World Rallycross podium

Swedish driver Timmy Hansen finished second in the sixth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Mettet in Belgium, scoring the first podium for Team Peugeot-Hansen 208WRX Supercar. Developed by the experienced Hansen squad, the 208 has consistently proven front running pace over the first five events of the season but bad luck had […]

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Cronje first on the road day Volkwagen Rally

Altogether 34 cars restarted the Volkswagen Rally in Port Elizabeth this morning with the overnight leader Mark Cronje in the Ford Dealer Team Ford Fiesta first on the road.He started the day with a 40.6 lead over the Team Castrol Toyota Yaris of Leeroy Poulter. The first four stages were shared by Cronje, Weijs and […]

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Cronje leads Volkswagen Rally after four stages

The current South African Rally Champions, Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton, in a Ford Dealer Team Ford Fiesta S2000 was leading the Volkswagen Rally in Port Elizabeth by 10.6 seconds from Leeroy Poulter, in a Team Castrol Toyota Yaris. The event, the fourth round of the South African Rally Championship, started in Uitenhage this morning. […]

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South African wins Academy Driver of the Year award

Kelvin van der Linde has won the Driver of the Year award for the 2014 Young Driver Excellence Academy.The 18-year old was presented with the trophy at the graduation ceremony, held at the end of the final workshop, which took place at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France this week   Van der Linde impressed […]

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Michael Schumacher’s wife says former driver is recovering slowly

Corinna Schumacher, wife of seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, has delivered an encouraging message about the progress of her injured husband. Now reportedly out of his long coma after a skiing accident in France on Dec. 29, F1 legend Michael Schumacher was transferred from intensive care in Grenoble, France to a Swiss rehabilitation clinic […]

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VOLKSWAGEN RALLY GETS UNDERWAY FROM VW AUTO PAVILION IN UITENHAGE

After a lengthy seven-week break the fourth and halfway round of the South African National Rally Championship, the Volkswagen Rally, gets underway with a ceremonial start from VW’s Auto Pavilion in Uitenhage at midday today. With the top eight seeded drivers at the beginning of the season taking it in turns to be first on […]

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Red Bull Global Rallycross Brings Extreme Motor Sports to Nassau Coliseum

Extreme sports and racing fans are sure to be excited when Red Bull Global Rallycross comes to Nassau Coliseum on July 19th and 20th. Global Rallycross (GRC) is a high-octane race between 2500 lbs small production-based cars that have been enhanced to reach 600 horsepower, accelerate from 0-60 mph in under two seconds, and withstand […]

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Rosberg hits back at Hamilton’s ‘not German’ attackR

Nico Rosberg has hit back at his teammate Lewis Hamilton, after the Briton said next weekend’s German grand prix is “not really his home race”. F1 now heads from Hamilton’s home turf at Silverstone to Hockenheim, where German-born Rosberg might expect similar levels of local support. Not so, Hamilton told reporters, because Germany is “not […]

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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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2014 VOLKSWAGEN RALLY: A sooth-saying look at the war ahead!

One morning not so early and not far into the future a group of warriors will arrive at a certain gathering point in Uitenhage, which in turn is near the windy city called Mandela Bay or Port Elizabeth, depending when you were born.There will be many family battle crests, war colours and egos on display […]

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German MotoGP: ‘Happy’ Rossi heads to Sachsenring

With a new two-year Movistar Yamaha contract in his pocket, Valentino Rossi can concentrate fully on attempting to end MotoGP champion Marc Marquez’s unbeaten run, which now extends to a perfect eight wins in 2014. “I am very happy to go to Sachsenring after the contract renewal with Yamaha for another two years,” said Rossi. […]

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Lewis Hamilton turns up the heat with jibe at Nico Rosberg’s nationality

British driver’s claim that ‘Rosberg is not German’ threatens to reopen rift with Mercedes team-mate in race for F1 title. Nico Rosberg is not a real German, according to the unfailingly controversial Lewis Hamilton. After his victory at the British Grand Prix, Hamilton is warming up nicely for the next race in Hockenheim on Sunday […]

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Stratos return for ex-champ Waldegård

Former World Rally Champion, Bjorn Waldegard, will star at the UK’s Rallyday show in September when it celebrates landmark anniversaries of two of the WRC’s mosr celebrated cars. The Swede, who lifted the title in 1979 and won 16 WRC rounds during his career, will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the legendary Lancia Stratos (pictured […]

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INDYCAR: Montoya gets first series win in nearly 14 years

Long Pond – Thirteen years, nine months and 20 days. That’s how long Juan Pablo Montoya went between visits to the IndyCar “Victory Circle.” On Sunday, the Colombian made his return to IndyCar all that much sweeter when he won the Pocono IndyCar 500. Granted, Montoya has spent his time between victories indulging his passion […]

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Formula E partners with Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have today announced a joint partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, showing their support for the environmental actions led by the Foundation and helping to raise funds for future projects.The Foundation, created by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2006, is dedicated to the […]

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Red Bull Romaniacs: The most diversified Extreme Enduro track ever in 2014

The 11th edition of the “Red Bull Romaniacs” (RBR) is only two weeks away and the organizing team around Martin “Frein” Freinademetz is on cruise control for final preparations. The team is now growing by a dozen per day and will reach it`s race-mode size of 400 people with the start of the registrations. The […]

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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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WRC – Citroen, M-Sport plan radical changes

Citroen and M-sport have started work on the most radical changes yet to their current cars ahead of next year’s World Rally Championship.Both teams underlined their commitment to the 2015 series during last week’s Rally Poland. Next year is the start of a new period of homologation for the current cars, albeit under the same […]

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Can Marquez make it 9 out of 9 in Germany?

If Marc Marquez keeps winning, he will wrap up this year’s MotoGP™ world title at MotorLand Aragon – regardless of what his rivals do. In order to do that, the Spaniard would need to claim a fifth straight victory at Germany’s Sachsenring this weekend. 21-year-old Marquez is no stranger to the Sachsenring. In fact, he’s […]

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Formula 1 – Kolles: Caterham must change to survive

Caterham’s new owners aim to keep the struggling team in Formula 1 for years to come, but tought decisions must be  made for that to happen, the man overseeing the transition has warned. Former F1 team principal Colin Kolles, who has been brought in as an “adviser” but is seen as the key figure calling […]

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CASTROL TEAM TOYOTA TO CONSOLIDATE AT SEASON MID-POINT

The 2014 South African National Rally Championship reaches its mid-point this coming weekend, with the Volkswagen Rally in and around Port Elizabeth. For Castrol Team Toyota this will be a key event in the season, as a good points-haul on their long-standing rivals’ event could see the team build on their early lead in the […]

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Latvala targets Finnish boost

Jari-Matti Latvala is optimistic he can beat Sebastien Ogier at the upcoming Neste Rally Finland and keep his faint hopes FIA World Rally Championship hopes alive.Ogier raced into a 50-point lead over Latvala at the top of the championship standings after his dominant victory at last week’s LOTOS 71st Rally Poland. Latvala dropped vital points […]

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Hyundai unveil asphalt trio

Hyundai Motorsport has unveiled a formidable driver line-up for Rallye Deutschland (21-24 August) with two asphalt specialists joining lead driver Thierry Neuville in i20 WRCs.Drafted into the team are Spain’s Dani Sordo and Frenchman Bryan Bouffier. Sordo has great pedigree on Rallye Deutchland’s tricky roads having won the event last season in a Citroen, while […]

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Day of action in East London for Engen Volkswagen Cup competitors

IN East London it was Masters competitor Mathew Hodges (M3 – ITR Africa / 959 Panelbeaters) who set the pace in the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship, showing the younger racers how it should be done. Hodges showed that being a Master is not just about age, but also about racing skill. With overall victory on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

Engen Xtreme racers produce consistent results in East London

Round four of the Bridgestone Production Car Championship, held in East London, saw the Engen Xtreme Audi S4 quattro racers, display a model of efficiency and consistency. Michael Stephen (A1) and Simon Moss (A38) showed strong pace and ensured they brought home valuable points from the race day. Stephen set the pace for the team, […]

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EKSTROM WINS HOME RX ROUND IN FRONT OF SELL-OUT CROWD

Double DTM Champion Mattias Ekstrom has clinched his first-ever FIA World Rallycross Championship victory after a flawless drive in the Audi S1 Supercar at the fifth round of the World Championship presented by Monster Energy. Ekstrom is the fifth different winner and fourth different manufacturer to win in this year’s World RX. The EKS RX […]

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F1 British Grand Prix: Hamilton takes home win as Rosberg retires

Second home victory for Hamilton slashes championship gap to four points Rosberg retires with gearbox failure, Bottas climbs from 14th to second Ricciardo holds off Button for P3 while big Raikkonen crash causes red flag Lewis Hamilton enjoyed the perfect home race as he won the British Grand Prix while team-mate Nico Rosberg retired. Rosberg […]

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WSBK Portimao: Sykes defeats drizzle, rivals in Portimao opener

 Tom Sykes eases to a seventh WSBK win of the season in a drizzly first race in Portugal The Kawasaki rider took the lead on lap four and proceeded to control the pace out front Guintolii and Baz keep him honest overall with second and third after a hard fought battle Tom Sykes shrugged off […]

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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 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

Toyota celebrates its first decade of top-level NASCAR competition

On the eve of Toyota’s entrance into NASCAR’s Truck Series in 2004, Cup Series driver Jimmy Spencer had one of those did-he-just-say-that moments when asked about the sport’s newest manufacturer. “Those sons of bitches bombed Pearl Harbor, don’t forget,” Spencer said in an interview at Texas Motor Speedway. “As long as it’s good for the […]

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Clean Sweep for Fourie in East London

Johan Fourie (Alcohol Killer BMW 335i) had the perfect race weekend at the fourth round of the 2014 Bridgestone Production Car Championship in East London, taking pole position in Friday’s qualifying session, winning both races and claiming the bonus points available for fastest lap in each race. Fourie’s perfect haul of 35 points gives him […]

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Rally Poland: Hyundai making progress in every area – Neuville

Thierry Neuville has said Hyundai is ‘going in the right way’ and ‘is making progress in every area’ in the wake of his second podium of WRC 2014 in Poland. Neuville was greatly encouraging by the performance of his Hyundai i20 WRC last weekend and the Belgian is looking forward now to seeing what effect […]