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BOTTERILL AND VACY-LYLE THE S1600 TEAM TO BEAT IN VW RALLY

Runaway championship leaders Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle (Yato Tools Toyota Etios) will be seeking a fourth successive S1600 victory in the national championship Volkswagen Rally in the Eastern Cape on July 11 and 12. Their dream run so far this season with the two-wheel drive Etios has seen them accumulate a perfect score of […]

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INTERNATIONAL FLAVOUR TO NEW-LOOK VOLKSWAGEN RALLY

There’s a distinct international flavour to the Volkswagen Rally, round four of the national rally championship, which starts from the Volkswagen Auto Pavilion in Uitenhage at 12.00 on Friday, 11 July.Volkswagen will be fielding a strong factory team of four Sasolracing-backed Polos in the premier S2000 class, two of which will be crewed by overseas […]

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Sean Nurse wins Steve Dlamini Award

Sean Nurse is the latest winner of the Bridgestone/SA Guild of Motoring Journalists’ Steve Dlamini Award for excellence by a young motoring journalist.  The 23-year-old from Johannesburg, who received a floating trophy and a cash prize, is a writer with Auto Dealer, the weekly motoring supplement carried in Caxton’s community newspapers. The award, which is […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Formula 1 – PREVIEW-Hamilton hopes to ‘home’ in on Rosberg lead

Silverstone celebrates it’s 50th Grand Prix this weekend with Lewis Hamilton looking for a win on home ground. It has been six years since he won at home in Great Britain and the Mercedes driver needs a change of fortune more tha n ever as he seeks to cut team mate Nico Rosberg’s 29 point […]

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Susie Wolff: ‘Formula 1 could see women drivers again’

Development driver Susie Wolff says Formula 1 is “close” to the time when a woman will race in a grand prix again.The Scot, 31, will become the first female to take part in a race weekend in 22 years when she drives in British Grand Prix practice on Friday. Susie Wolff says she does not […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

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 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

A great fightback by Kris Meeke in Poland

In securing seventh position overall at the end of Rally Poland, Kris Meeke and Paul Nagle ensured the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team held onto its second place in the Manufacturers’ World Rally Championship standings. The entire team will now turn their attention to the next event in Finland, which will kick off […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

7.4 miles in 6 minutes 9.09 seconds

David Higgins twice broke his own Mt. Washington hillclimb record on his way to winning the latest round of the 2014 Rally America series, the Mt. Washington “Climb to the Clouds” in New Hampshire in the United States. Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew in a 2014 Subaru WRX STI took the win ahead of Subaru […]

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Investigators closing in on Michael Schumacher file thief

Investigators are closing in on the identity of the individual attempting to sell Michael Schumacher’s stolen medical file. Bild newspaper reports that the dossier, reportedly a doctor’s letter outlining the F1 legend’s precise condition prior to his recent transfer from Grenoble to Lausanne, is being touted to media outlets for about $65,000 The report said […]

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Katherine Legge to race for Amlin Aguri in Formula E

Former IndyCar driver and current pilot for the DeltaWing in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship Katherine Legge is the first female driver and the 11th driver in total confirmed to race in the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship. Legge will drive for the newly rebranded Amlin Aguri Formula E team. Legge is the first […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Local and national competitors will be in action at the Volkswagen Rally

The Volkswagen Rally takes place on Friday and Saturday, 11 and 12 July. The event, the mid-point of the 2014 season has a new final stage and finish – at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The start point is the traditional ceremonial start at AutoPavilion in Uitenhage on Friday. There is a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Production Cars

High Speed Action Predicted in East London

EAST LONDON CALLING…BPC READY FOR THE NEXT CLASH The Bridgestone Super Production Car Championship arrives in East London for Round Four of the championship after a two month break, but for some it has been a period of intense research and development – rather than a rest. With the category last visiting the circuit in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

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 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

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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McKenna banishes the dust demons to take Scottish Rally victory

Pirelli Star Driver Daniel McKenna took a ‘gritty’ victory at the RSAC Scottish Rally and Citroën Racing Trophy this weekend in his Citroën DS3 after a long day in the hot seat, the young Irishman now leads the MSA British Rally Championship points table. With Arthur Kierans alongside, the duo overcame the dusty conditions both […]

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Local and National Competitors Will Be in Action at the Volkswagen Rally

The Volkswagen Rally takes place on Friday and Saturday, 11 and 12 July. The event, the mid-point of the 2014 season has a new final stage and finish – at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The start point is the traditional ceremonial start at AutoPavilion in Uitenhage on Friday. There is a […]

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Commanding one-two victory in Poland – Volkswagen continues its WRC success story

 World champion Ogier beats youngster Mikkelsen – catch-up performance from Latvala  All three Volkswagen drivers at the top of the WRC rankings  30 podium positions in 20 WRC rallies for the Polo R WRC Volkswagen has reached another milestone in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC): Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F) scored the 17th overall victory […]

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Peugeot won’t impose team orders during 2015 Dakar Rally

Peugeot team-mates Carlos Sainz and Stephane Peterhansel will be free to fight each other for victory when the French firm returns to the Dakar Rally next year. Peterhansel spoke out during the 2014 event after he was told to hold station despite closing to within 20 seconds of X-raid Mini team-mate Nani Roma. At the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS TOURING CAR

The Reds take a trip to the Devils’ country!

Unanimously considered the most beautiful circuit in the world, Spa-Francorchamps will host the last European leg of the FIA WTCC 2014. Of the twelve races held so far this season, Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs have won eleven, thanks to their four drivers: José-María López, Sébastien Loeb, Yvan Muller and Ma Qing Hua. In its début season in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Timing is everything

Although Rally Poland organisers have taken the decision to run the entire rally on ‘Polish time’ to avoid confusion, the co-driver’s job inside the rally car cockpit is still a difficult one. It’s not all about reading pace notes and recording stage times. It’s also about accurate time keeping. WRC.com spoke to Elfyn Evans’ co-driver […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Red Bull Ring Preview

Fifty years since the first world championship Austrian Grand Prix, one of F1′s historic races returns this weekend. It’s the first F1 race in Austria since 2003, after which its track became one of several casualties among European racing venues as Formula One expanded into new territory. But the failures of far-flung races in South […]

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Is the time right for Honda Car India to enter motorsport?

The fact that Honda is making a return to Formula 1 with the McLaren team is possibly the biggest piece of news that we’ve heard in recent times. It’s a move that has made Honda fans around the world very happy, especially since it revives a legendary partnership between Honda and McLaren. The partnership that […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Andretti team gearing up for Volkswagen Rallycross DC

The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team heads to the Nation’s Capital this weekend, June 21 -22, to compete in the third round of the Global Rallycross Championship at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds. The Volkswagen Rallycross DC event marks the first live motorsports event in D.C. in over a decade. The 10 Turn, .49-mile track features […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

Speed, Lasek, Block, Foust among entries for Volkswagen Rallycross DC Third round of series to be held at RFK Festival Grounds

Officials from Red Bull Global Rallycross today revealed the entry list for Volkswagen Rallycross DC — the third round of the 2014 GRC season to be held at the RFK Festival Grounds June 21-22. Supercar competitors hail from eight countries and include such stars as recent X Games gold medalist and former NASCAR and Formula […]

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Tim O’Neil Pilots First-Ever Electric Race Car at Mt. Washington

Tim O’Neil, the 1990 Mt. Washington Hillclimb overall winner and record holder, will be driving EVSR #02, a 100% electric race car, during the 2014 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb set for June 26-29 at the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, NH.  It will be the first fully electric race car to ever compete in […]

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Skoda drivers looking forward to Belgium

Mladá Boleslav — The Geko Ypres Rally is taking place for the 50th time, and the Škoda drivers have their sights set on playing a major role at the anniversary event. After the one-two at the Circuit of Ireland Rally, Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm (Finland) and the Škoda AUTO Deutschland team of Sepp Wiegand/Frank Christian (Germany) […]

FORMULA 1 LE MANS MOTORSPORT NEWS

Le Mans 24 Hours: Webber: ‘One of the best’ retirements

Mark Webber said Porsche should be proud of its achievements in the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours and described the #20 car’s retirement from the race as “one of the best you could probably have”. On Porsche’s return to Le Mans’ top class for the first time since 1998, the #20 car was leading with […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

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 […]