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Stuart smashes Tony Martin’s 35 year old mark

South African Investchem Formula 1600 champion cut a significant notch in his belt on Saturday, when the teenager broke the all-time Killarney International Raceway lap record to write his name into the books alongside the likes of Jim Clark, John Love and Dave Charlton. White powered the mighty Maui Ginetta-Corvette to a quickest lap of […]

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Regional Extreme Festival event thrills large Zwartkops crowd on 9 March 2019

The opening round of this year’s regional Extreme Festival series fully entertained a large crowd at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday.Top billing on the day belonged to the Mobil 1 V8 Supercar brigade, with 14 drivers on the startline.    Franco di Matteo (Deltec Jaguar XKR) won race one from Mackie Adlem (Adlem Auto Jaguar XKR), Terry Wilford (Fuchs […]

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Floersch hits track for first time since Macau GP crash

The 18-year-old German has been taking part in a two-day test at Monza with Van Amersfoort Racing as she prepares for the Formula European Masters series, which uses the cars from the discontinued FIA European F3 Championship. Floersch completed over 90 laps of the Italian Grand Prix circuit on Wednesday in good weather conditions, setting […]

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SPECTACULAR ENTRY FOR CAMPOS 600

Killarney 4-hour kicks off 2019 SA Endurance Series Cape Town race fans are in for a proper treat Saturday 16 March, when a star-studded grid, lines up for the Campos 600 to open the 2019 Mopar South African Endurance Series at Killarney International Raceway. The Campos 600 is the major attraction as a top class […]

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MotorMart Racing Team raising the bar ahead of Zwartkops

 MotorMart Racing Team’s next stop on the 2019 MotorMart VW Challenge calendar will see them taking on Zwartkops Raceway. The March 8-9 race weekend will be the team’s first of three visits to this circuit for the season. Mohamed Dangor, Stiaan Kriel and Robbie da Silva will aim to maintain their strong form at this track; the same venue where they conduct […]

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Full programme of racing awaits at season opening regional Extreme Festival

The 2019 Regional Extreme Festival motorsport tour will kick off in style at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this Saturday, with nine separate categories on both four and two wheels to face the starter. Topping the show will be two races for Mobil 1 V8 Supercars, with 15 of the hugely winged and tyred, 450 […]

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BORDER RACE BATTLES ENTERTAIN

East London circuit season starts in style Perfect late summer conditions greeted East London’s racing faithful to the opening round of the 2019 Border Circuit Racing Championships at the Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday and they were treated to a great day’s track action. A broad field of Border Saloon Cars topped the bill, but […]

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F1600 STUNS DEZZI

Young & old star in two brilliant races It was a stunning blend of good old experience and youthful exuberance as the 2019 Investchem Formula 1600 kicked off with a couple of spectacular races at Dezzi Raceway near Port Shepstone on the KZN South Coast on Saturday. Experienced single seater veteran and last year’s runner-up […]

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SCRIBANTES TO DEFEND HOME GLORY

Can anyone beat Silvio and Aldo at home? The Eastern Province motor racing season moves on to its second round with another full car and bike regional raceday at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Racetrack on Saturday. All eyes will be on Scribante brothers Silvio and Aldo, who dominated the EP Regional Saloons last time out, while […]

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KTM returns to British GT with Track Focused

KTM will return to British GT for the first time since 2011 this season when Track Focused make their championship debut with the X-Bow GT4.Pro-Am pairing Mike McCollum and Sean Cooper will race the canopied second-generation X-Bow, which is yet to contest a British GT race, at all seven rounds. Its open-top predecessor won the […]

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CLUBMANS RECORDS, DRAMA

Massive Mike’s Place delivers brilliant racing A record 46-car Mike’s Place WP Clubmans grid and dramatic, close and exciting racing throughout the field kept Killarney race fans on their feet throughout two action packed races on Saturday. The second round of the Mike’s Place series went down in front of an enthusiastic Wingfield Motors Power […]

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BORDER RACES SET TO THRILL

East London race season starts Saturday East London race fans have a thrilling weekend of Border Motorsport to look forward to when the local season starts at the East London Grand Prix Circuit Saturday 2 March. And with a full day of Border Modified, Historic cars and Motorcycle action set to thrill, the season certainly […]

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LIVE YOUR PASSION WITH MAZDA MOTORSPORTS

Mazda Motorsports continues its support of NASA racers, especially at the Championships and in Teen Mazda Challenge Contingency, tech support and parts discounts continue to be hallmarks of Mazda Motorsports’ support of National Auto Sport Association (NASA) racers. As the new Super Touring classes take off and the Teen Mazda Challenge flourishes under new leadership, that […]

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CLUBMANS SET TO STAR

Massive Mike’s Place series entry for Killarney If the first races of the Mike’s Place Engine Importers WP Clubmans Race Series two weeks back was anything to go by, the second round at the WP Wingfield Motors Power Series opener should be a cracker as a monster field comprising a few thrilling newcomers line up […]

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FIA Women In Motorsport Commission supports participation of girls in Volant Winfield

38 years after Cathy Muller won the Volant Elf-Winfield, as it was then known, Winfield Racing School strongly supports the participation of girls in the 2019 Volant Winfield. Three female drivers have been selected to join the25th edition of the event at Circuit Paul Ricard from 23 to 25 February. Eighteen young boys and girls […]

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Solid form sees Monitor Net’s Deon Holliday Jnr bag two podiums

  Monitor Net’s Deon Holliday Jnr got his 2019 MotorMart VW Challenge season off to a solid start at Red Star Raceway. The defending Class B title holder made two visits to the podium on the weekend of February 15-16. Two podium finishes and fastest laps saw Deon Holliday Jnr making a strong start Two podium finishes and fastest laps […]

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2018 Extreme Festival finale thrills large crowd

The final round of this year’s Extreme Festival racing tour kept a large crowd fully entertained at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday. Top billing for the day belonged to the G&H Transport Extreme Supercar contingent, where Charl Arangies stroked his Stradale Aston Martin Vantage V12 to an effortless opening race victory. He was […]

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SCRIBANTES STAR AT ALDO

Silvio, Aldo steal a great racing show The Eastern Province motor racing season started in style with a full car and bike regional raceday at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Racetrack on Saturday and it was the Scribante family who came to the fore as the new-look family team dominated. Former Production Car racer Silvio Scribante […]

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Aston Martin announces Super GT return after five years

Aston Martin will return to Super GT for the first time in five years with a factory-supported Vantage GT3 in the GT300 class.The new-gen Vantage will be piloted by multiple GT300 race winner Tomonobu Fujii and ex-Nissan stalwart Joao Paulo de Oliveira, with factory Aston driver Darren Turner joining the duo for August’s Fuji 500-mile […]

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PERFECT PETE

Lindenberg dominates at Killarney Peter Lindenberg enjoyed a perfect day at the races at Killarney’s Passion for Speed races on Saturday, putting himself in strong contention in the International Historic Saloon Series he is chasing this year. Lindenberg put his Lindenberg Racing Shelby Mustang on pole position for the Pre-66 Legends race before powering to […]

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ALDO RACE EXCITEMENT BUILDS

Cloak and dagger with new season set to go Port Elizabeth race fans have a fun-filled day of track action to look forward to for the whole family, when the 2019 Eastern Province circuit racing championships blast into action at the weekend’s season opener at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack Saturday 16 February. To make it […]

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Brilliant spectacle, huge crowd at Passion for Speed 2019

  Fantastic spectacle, close racing, a large crowd and great weather. Those are the things for which Saturday’s 18th annual Passion for Speed extravaganza at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria will be remembered. Topping the day in terms of spectacle were the two races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend V8 Saloon Cars. Race one saw Lee […]

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LINDENBERGS’ FLYING START

Paige, Pete quick out the blocks as Kirsten wins Lindenberg Racing began its international Historic Racing season in flying style as Peter Lindenberg drove his 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 to third overall in the SKF Legends of the 9 Hour races and daughter Paige brought the ’68 Lindenberg Racing Ford Fairlane tenth at the opening […]

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GMG Racing brings new Porsche to Blancpain GT World Challenge

Global Motorsports Group (GMG) will continue its two-decade relationship with the Blancpain GT World Challenge with a three-car program throughout multiple categories of the new-for-2019 championship. “It’s an exciting new era for the series, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it,” GMG team owner James Sofronas said. “2019 promises a whole new look […]

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Passion for Speed highlights 2019 circuit racing season

As has become tradition, the annual international Passion for Speed extravaganza at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria will officially kick off this year’s South African circuit racing season on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event, to be held for the 18th consecutive year, will boast more than 300 entries, representing 14 separate racing categories on four […]

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Wide range of activities at the 18th Passion for Speed on Feb 1, 2 and 3

A hugely diverse list of activities will await spectators at the annual Passion for Speedextravaganza at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on February 1, 2 and 3. On the track, the event’s official highlight on Saturday, February 2 will be the 18th Castrol Tourist Trophy race for Pre-1968 Le Mans Sports and GT cars. The 45-minute race, which includes […]

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Teenage sensation to go after Australian GT Trophy Series title

After stunning the established Australian GT stars on his championship debut at Sydney Motorsport Park mid-season, Victorian teenager Ryan How has confirmed that he is looking to return to the category in 2019, determined to take the fight to the Trophy Series teams and go after a fourth-consecutive title for Audi.   Debuting in the […]

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Porsche reveals latest Cayman GT4 Clubsport

Three years after the premiere of the first Cayman GT4 Clubsport, Porsche  revealed a newly developed version of the car at Daytona International Speedway ahead of this weekend’s Roar Before the 24 test: For the first time, the near-standard mid-engine racer comes in two versions ex-works: the “Trackday” model for ambitious amateur racing drivers and […]

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Glickenhaus partners with Straus, ‘Girls With Drive’

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has announced a strategic partnership with Girls With Drive and driver Aurora Straus  to promote women in the automotive industry.Straus, 19, has raced in IMSA’s Continental Tire Challenge series as well as the Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup. Her foundation, Girls With Drive, aims to inspire, identify, and support girls driven with interest and […]

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BIGFOOT’S BORDER 100 ONE-TWO

Porsche duo dominate SA’s oldest race Bigfoot Express Porsche Carrera Cup teammates, Andrew Culbert and Sun Moodley made short work of South Africa’s oldest motor race as Culbert stormed to a 31-second Border 100 victory over Moodley at the East London Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday. Jason Lamb (Spindrift Kawasaki) meanwhile took the 25-lap Border […]

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Sophia Flörsch to contest the 2019 Formula European Masters season

Sophia Flörsch works at full speed on preparing for the coming Formula European Masters season. The German who made her debut in the young-gun series in 2018 but only at season halftime, after having passed her Abitur exams (more or less the German equivalent to the A Levels), wants to use her experiences for securing […]

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Mostert gets Daytona debut in Zanardi BMW

Chaz Mostert will make his Daytona 24 Hour debut next month, sharing a BMW with Italian racing legend Alex Zanardi.The Tickford Racing Supercars star has branched out into GT racing with BMW over the last 18 months, including representing it in the 2017 FIA GT World Cup. Mostert’s first deployment to the US was October’s […]

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Schumacher moves up to Formula 2 with Prema

On the heels of his FIA Formula 3 championship, Prema Racing announced that Mick Schumacher will move up for the 2019 FIA Formula 2 season. The 19-year-old German scored eight wins, seven pole positions and 14 podium finishes en route to capturing the overall title in 2018. Schumacher has been a part of the Italian team […]

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Final entry list confirms impressive grid for inaugural GT4 International Cup

The final entry list for the inaugural GT4 International Cup has been confirmed, finalising the gird for this weekend’s event at the Bahrain International Circuit (30 November-1 December). Staged as part of the Bapco Bahrain GT Festival, the GT4 International Cup brings together competitors from across the globe for a season-ending contest. It joins an […]

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ALDO’S ENDURANCE EPIC

Giant killer 3-Hour goes down to the wire Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Racetrack enjoyed something of a watershed year in 2018 and it all came to a head in epic fashion when an unfancied tin-top BMW held off a come-from-behind light sports car attack to win the Midas PE 3 Hour endurance race on Saturday […]

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ZWARTKOPS’ SIZZLER

Hot race action thrills Pretoria crowd Zwartkops Raceway’s 2018 race season came to a stylish close on Saturday when the Grand Finale meeting delivered a most entertaining day of on-track action to an enthusiastic crowd in sizzling hot conditions. Charl Arangies had already wrapped up the G&H Transport Extreme Supercars title last time out, but […]