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Rally Germany: Ogier crashes into vineyards

Moselland is a Rallye Deutschland classic. It runs alongside the Mosel river, twisting and turning through 60 junctions in vineyards on steep hillsides. Narrow but fast service roads, linked by strings of hairpin bends are its hallmarks. It was used in the opposite direction to last year. Jari-Matti Latvala moved into the lead of ADAC […]

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Rallye Deutschland (WRC): VW applauds Hyundai!

This week’s event is especially important for Belgium’s Thierry Neuville who lives less than 100km from the Rallye Deutschland service park in Trier. It nearly all went very wrong, however, when the Hyundai driver had a huge crash on shakedown. His mechanics worked through the night to repair his car in time for today’s start. […]

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Lebanon Rally set for Aug 28 start

The International Lebanon Rally, the fourth round of the Middle East Rally Championship, will be flagged off from Beirut sea-front on August 28 at 7pm.The 796.21-km rally will be completed over four days and will conclude at the Automobile Touring Club of Lebanon (ATCL) headquarters at Jounieh on August 31.   While the rally will […]

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Rally Germany SS5: Another Volkswagen stage win

This new stage in the Eifel hills lies close to the Belgian border. It climbed or descended throughout with plenty of hairpin bends as it darted in and out of the trees. Volkswagen secured its fifth consecutive stage win at ADAC Rallye Deutschland when Jari-Matti Latvala outpaced team-mate Sébastien Ogier over the final few kilometres […]

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Rally Germany SS4: Ogier leads fight with Latvala

This was a repeat of the 2013 stage, with a short extension at the finish. It ran through open countryside between fields and crossed a couple of villages. It was narrow and bumpy at the beginning, but fast throughout.   Sébastien Ogier made a clear statement to team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala when he stretched his lead […]

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RX: Karlsson subs for Villeneuve in Germany

Swedish rally star Ramona Karlsson will replace Jacques Villeneuve in the second Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 for round nine of the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. The first female to enter the World RX arena, Karlsson will join 2011 MSA British Rallycross vice-champion Andy Scott in Buxtehude over the weekend of 20-21 […]

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Rally Germany Stage 3: Moselland Kubica off

Moselland is a Rallye Deutschland classic. It runs alongside the Mosel river, twisting and turning through 60 junctions in vineyards on steep hillsides. Narrow but fast service roads, linked by strings of hairpin bends are its hallmarks. It was used in the opposite direction to last year. Jari-Matti Latvala was fastest by two-tenths of a […]

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Stewards bar Craig Breen from Rally Germany

Craig Breen has been refused permission to take part in Rally Germany this weekend, the ninth round of the World Rally Championship season.Following a stewards meeting in Trier in Germany where they received a report from the FIA medical delegate and the rally chief medical officer, the stewards decided that Breen would not be allowed to […]

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Neuville rolls in shakedown

Thierry Neuville rolled his Hyundai i20 heavily in shakedown aty ADAC Rally Germany this morning.The Belgian was making his third pass through the 4.60km Konz stage when he crashed at a double left corner about 1.7km after the start. A spokesperson for Hyundai Motorsport said Neuville rolled up to six times in a vineyard section […]

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Ojibwe Forests Rally this weekend in USA

The Rally America National Championship season has two rounds remaining of the eight events with the Muscatell Ojibwe Forests Rally coming up next on August 21-23 in Detroit Lakes, MN. Organisers added a Thursday, August 21 super special stage at the Buffalo River Race Park in Glyndon, MN to extend the Muscatell Ojibwe Forests Rally […]

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WRC: Kubica downplays Germany chances

Robert Kubica has moved to lower expectations of a star performance in this week’s Rally Germany – his first World Rally Championship asphalt outing in a top-class car.All seven of the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix winner’s outright rally victories have come on asphalt, and his best ever WRC result was fifth overall in Germany last year, […]

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Uganda: Pearl Still Lacks the Pomp of Yesteryear

By Hassan Badru Zziwa The Observer, Kampala Before the just-concluded Pearl of Africa rally, it had been a long time since the country’s premier motorsport showpiece took centre stage at the expense of traditional attractions such a football, rugby and basketball. Right from the event launch back in May, organisers pulled all stops to ensure […]

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Kopecky mishap, India’s Gill races away to Malaysian Rally win

India’s Gaurav Gill (co-driver Glenn Macneall), driving a Skoda Fabia S2000 for Team MRF and enjoying a 10-minute overnight lead, expectedly won the Malaysian Rally, the fourth round of the FIA-Asia Pacific Rally Championship on Sunday. With championship leader and team-mate Jan Kopecky (Pavel Dressler) having retired Saturday with a broken rear suspension, the field […]

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M-Sport look to impress on asphalt

 M-Sport World Rally Team’s Mikko Hirvonen and Elfyn Evans will be looking to make an impression on asphalt next week as the FIA World Rally Championship embarks on the first pure Tarmac event of the year – the fearsome ADAC Rallye Deutschland. Regarded as three rallies in one, the German fixture is one of a […]

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WRC: Ostberg looks to end drought, maintain Citroen run in Germany

Mads Ostberg is hoping that he can put his poor personal form behind him and return to the top step of the World Rally Championship podium as the series returns to tarmac action on Rallye Deutschland this weekend. The Citroen Total Abu Dhabi team has entered a brace of DS3 WRCs for the Norwegian and […]

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NAD Fiesta Crew Hit a New High With Career-Best Second Place on the Cullinan Rally

NAD Fiesta Crew Hit a New High With Career-Best Second Place on the Cullinan Rally The New Africa Developments Ford Fiesta crew – Japie van Niekerk and Gerhard Snyman – have pulled off a stunning second place finish on the Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally, and achieved their best result in an S2000 car together. The […]

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Lategan and White Rally to Fourth Place Overall at Cullinan Event

HENK Lategan and Barry White rallied their Volkswagen Sasolracing Polo S2000 to a fourth place finish after two dusty days in the Cullinan area. The event was round five of the South African National Rally Championship with Lategan and White making a strong recovery after a tough day one. “We had to work hard on […]

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FANTASTIC EFFORT BY POULTER PUTS CASTROL TEAM TOYOTA IN POLE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP

• First and third in Class S2000 • First and second in Class S2000 Challenge • Extends Class S2000 Championship lead • Wins manufacturer’s award While it may be a touch too early to speculate about the result of the 2014 South African National Rally Championship at this point, a perfect performance by Leeroy Poulter […]

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A Fighting Fifth Place for Fiesta Champions Cronje and Houghton

A down-on-power engine conspired against reigning national rally champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton elevating their Ford Dealer Team Fiesta onto the podium of the Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally which ended at Zonderwater Correctional Services outside Cullinan this afternoon (August 16). Nevertheless, a gritty performance earned them fifth place and ensured that their championship hopes […]

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VAN BEURDEN/SWARTZ TAKE S1600 HONOURS IN IMPERIAL TOYOTA CULLINAN RALLY

VAN BEURDEN/SWARTZ TAKE S1600 HONOURS IN IMPERIAL TOYOTA CULLINAN RALLY The four-race winning streak of Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle (Yato Tools Toyota Etios R2) finally came to an end in round five of the SA National Rally Championship for S1600 two-wheel drive cars when Chad van Beurden and Nico Swartz (Beurden Construction VW Polo […]

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POULTER/COETZEE INCREASE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD WITH WIN IN IMPERIAL TOYOTA CULLINAN RALLY

Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee (Castrol Team Toyota Yaris) increased their lead in the South African S2000 National Rally Championship to 27 points over team-mates Hergen Fekken and Carolyn Swan when they won the fifth round, the Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally, in Gauteng this afternoon. It was their third victory of the season and came […]

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Poulter wins Imperial Toyota Rally

The fat lady has sung. The game has been played and won. Leeroy Poulter in a Team Castrol Toyota Yaris has won the Imperial Toyota Rally in Cullinan. This was his and Toyota’s  third success of the year and further entrenches Poulter’s lead in the National Rally Championship. The rally was the fifth round of […]

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BAKERS WIN FIRST DAY OF REGIONAL IMPERIAL TOYOTA CULLINAN RALLY

Jaco and George Baker (class S3 Toyota Tazz) took the overall honours in the regional championship category at the end of the first day of the Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally in Gauteng on Friday, beating their nearest rivals by 4 min 8 sec and winning each of the six gravel special stages that made up […]

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Timothy Cathcart dies in Ulster Rally crash in County Fermanagh

The driver was killed and his co-driver was airlifted to hospital after the crash The rally driver who was killed in a crash while taking part in the Ulster Rally in County Fermanagh was Timothy Cathcart from Enniskillen.His co-driver, Dai Roberts from Carmarthen in Wales, was airlifted to hospital in Belfast following the crash. He […]

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Cronje and Houghton in fighting mood

Reigning national rally champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton start the second day of The Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally in sixth place after an opening day (Friday August 15) highlighted by wins in both the opening and closing stages.But their day got off to the worst possible start and despite setting the fastest time contact […]

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Van Beurden/Swartz in control of S1600 on Imperial Toyota Rally

Chad van Beurden and Nico Swartz (Beurden Construction VW Polo R2) have taken control of the S1600 two-wheel drive category of the Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally in Gauteng after day one today. Carrying on from their fine performance in the previous round of the SA National Rally Championship, when they finished second in the Volkswagen […]

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POULTER/COETZEE LEAD IMPERIAL TOYOTA CULLINAN RALLY AFTER DAY ONE

Current S2000 championship leaders Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee (Castrol Team Toyota Yaris) got their second half of the SA National Rally Championship off to the best possible start by leading at the end of day one of the Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally today. They won three of the day’s six gravel stages (stages two, […]

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It is not over

Just to show that he still has some fight in him, Mark Cronje in the Ford Dealer Ford Fiesta won the last stage of the day on the Imperial Cullinan Rally. “SS6 is done, and we recorded the fastest time. We’re now 6th overall after 77km of action. We eat, sleep, repeat it tomorrow.” But […]

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Cronje has a job on his hands

The 2014 National Rally Championship has not been such a good year to Mark Cronje.And luck has not been on his side on the first four rallies of the season. On the Imperial Toyota Rally, looks like his not going to have a very good time. His broken gearbox on stage one forced his technicians […]

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Here we go again!

As Jan Hettema used to sing at the start of the Economy Run: “On the road again”, it was pretty much the same old story with the Imperial Toyota Rally in Cullinan. Mark Cronje in Ford Dealer Ford Fiesta S2000 did what he has done so many times in the past, by winning stage one. […]

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Project “Home Rally Reconciliation” – Volkswagen has big plans for their WRC home rally in Germany

* World championship match points for Volkswagen in the drivers’, co-drivers’ and manufacturers’ standings * Volkswagen drivers hungry for home success at first asphalt rally of the year * VIP guests Baumgartner, Maffay and Co to visit world championship spectacle in Trier. Back home with a score to settle – Volkswagen goes into the ninth […]

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Germany countdown: the stages

Some new, some old and some familiar but with a twist – that’s the menu competitors will taste next at ADAC Rallye Deutschland, round nine of the FIA World Rally Championship.First the new. Friday’s opening leg includes two passes over the unused 16.40km Waxweiler in the Eifel hills, close to the Belgian border. There are […]