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MASTERS SET FOR GREAT TREK

Cape V8 racers head for Jozi showdown Cape Town’s V8 Masters series is on the road again with sixteen identical SA-built Mustang-like 347kW Ford V8-powered APV347is racers locked, loaded and on the great trek to Johannesburg to race in a unique and record-breaking V8-only race meeting as part of the annual Kyalami Festival of Motoring. […]

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KYALAMI V8 EPIC

Festival to host biggest ever V8 race Quite plausibly the biggest grid of V8 supercars to ever race in South Africa is converging on the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit for a unique V8-only race meeting as part of the annual Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank 22-25 August. With a record 35 entries already in […]

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TCR Germany- Thierry Neuville at the Nürburgring

World Rally Championship star Thierry Neuville is the Hyundai guest driver for this weekend’s TCR Germany event at the Nürburgring, where his Hyundai i30 N car will be run by Team Engstler.  The 31-year-old Belgian has finished four times runner up in WRC (2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018), scoring 11 victories. At the wheel of […]

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Bridgestone BMW Track and Race Day and Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series Round 6 – Phakisa Freeway

  This coming weekend, the 16th and 17th of August, will see the popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series make their second appearance at the Phakisa Freeway as part of the third Bridgestone BMW Track and Race Day. Race Series aside, the day will also host the Bridgestone Time Trial Serieschampionship while members of the public will have an opportunity to go for a fast […]

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MotorMart Racing expecting further improvements at Zwartkops Raceway

  The second half of the 2019 MotorMart VW Challenge Championship will see the MotorMart Racing Team applying further pressure on their rivals at Zwartkops Raceway. Heading into the August 16-17 race weekend, all three the team’s drivers are confident about their chances and motivated to improve on their impressive results to date. Dangor has accumulated 33 […]

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FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE RACING

Action off and on track at Kyalami showpiece With just two weeks to go before the Kyalami International Grand Prix Circuit hosts the fourth annual Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank 22-25 August, Gauteng race fans can look forward to far more than just a record grid of V8 racers fighting it out on track. […]

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GTI DRAMA SETS UP TITLE EPIC

Killarney Challenge action aplenty The Burly Pro GTi Challenge delivered supreme action at Killarney’s Women’s Day Wingfield Power Series to see the three class leaders leave the Cape Town racetrack tied in a thrilling overall title fight with just a handful of championship points separating Class C lad Giordano Lupini, Class B leader Eden Thompson […]

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MASTER ENTERTAINMENT

Angel ahead as V8s thrill Killarney Cape Town’s V8 Masters delivered a couple of stunning races at Killarney on Saturday as series veteran Marcel Angel bounced back into contention to take a clean sweep for the day with pole position and two race wins as he also disrupted arch rival Fabio Tafani’s recent run of […]

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Historic Formula Atlantic joins Long Beach line-up for 2020

Fans in attendance at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18-19, 2020 will get a double dose of nostalgia when the Historic Formula Atlantic Challenge, featuring open-wheel cars from the 1970s and ’80s, lights up the track for a double-header weekend. The twin 20-minute races will run Saturday, April 18 along with […]

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THUNDER COMING TO ALDO

V8s set to stir up Scribante action Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante racetrack is gearing up for yet another spectacular raceday with an extra dose of V8 thunder and another visiting party on Saturday 17 July. The V8-rich meeting will see Willie Hepburn coming down from Johannesburg for his annual PE sojourn, joined by several V8s […]

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Tincknell holds off Cameron as Mazda scores hat trick

Mazda Team Joest took its third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory in thrilling fashion, winning Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase in a last-lap battle with Acura Team Penske. Harry Tincknell fended off a determined Dane Cameron by 0.227s to win in the No. 55 Mazda RT-24P started by Jonathan Bomarito, after blocking — and […]

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COMEBACK KINGS

Former champs make winning race returns Local racing proved the highlight of the South African race weekend past, with two former champions and a Moto GP star coming back to show the rest how it is done at Zwartkops’ fifth round Extreme Festival national circuit championship races in Pretoria on Saturday. 2017 Investchem Formula 1600 […]

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Falken Polo Cup provides racing spectacle while new championship leader emerges

Pretoria. To say that South Africa’s most successful circuit racing series provides a racing spectacle at each circuit that it visits has become somewhat of a cliché. To prove the point, the winning margin of Round 5 of the Falken Polo Cup after two 10-lap races around Pretoria’s Zwartkops circuit was a mere two tenths […]

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HISTORIC BORDER BATTLE

HRSA heading to East London Gauteng’s Historic Racers are off to East London for Historic Racing South Africa’s away racing weekend at the iconic East London Grand Prix Circuit Saturday 3 August. The Sports & GT, Universal Health Care Historic Racing Saloons and Charlies Superspar Pursuit classes are set to race a couple of heats […]

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FESTIVAL THUNDER

Racing returns to Kyalami Festival The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is gearing up for the fourth annual Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank 22-25 August, but the biggest news for race fans is that the event will host a unique V8-only race meeting alongside a significant race theme to many of the displays over the […]

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SA RACERS STAR

Local motor sportsmen impress around the world It was a busy weekend across a broad spectrum for South Africa’s motorsportsmen home and away over the past weekend, headlined by Tasmin Pepper, Jonathan Aberdein and Sheldon van der Linde’s performances at Assen in Holland, while SA riders delivered positive results at the British Superbike weekend at […]

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Thirty cars for WEC Prologue Test at Barcelona

The entry list for the FIA World Endurance Championship’s pre-season Prologue Test at Barcelona has been released and features 30 cars across the four classes. Those entered will have the chance to take part in 16 hours of track time spread over two days of running at the Spanish Grand Prix circuit. LMP1 features just […]

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The BIG Mid-Season Update

By David Perel I am guilty of letting things linger… like my newsletter. But I’m back and I’m back with a lot of updates! Since my last communication I have been racing or coaching every single weekend and it’s been a rollercoaster ride in terms of results. In the Blancpain Endurance Series we have missed out […]

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High drama in Global Mazda MX-5 Cup first half

With nearly 1,000 passes and a margin of victory of just over three seconds –total! — through the first six races, the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires has already delivered a season’s worth of great racing. And we’re only halfway through the 2019 season. A new, more powerful ND2 Mazda […]

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MotorMart Racing looking strong ahead of Red Star Raceway Challenge

  The MotorMart Racing Team will aim to continue their solid form in Round 5 of the MotorMart VW Challenge at Red Star Raceway. The July 19-20 race weekend will see their second visit to the circuit or the season. Unlike the opening round, they will however compete around the clockwise layout of the circuit. This will essentially […]

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CHALLENGE STORMS CAPE

GTi drama thrills Killarney as always The Burly Pro GTi Challenge defied chilly, dark winter conditions as the rain held off just long enough to ensure racing of the highest order to delight the Killarney faithful on Saturday. Things ran pretty much to plan up front as Class A and B title leaders Nian du […]

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Variety and spectacle at Zwartkops Winter Challenge

A wide range of spectacular action entertained a large crowd at the Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, during the venue’s annual Winter Challenge race day. Heading up the Extreme Festival event’s offerings was round three of the 2019 Mopar South African Endurance series, with 25 teams facing the starter. The four-hour race started on a dramatic […]

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MotorMart Racing celebrates strong Zwartkops weekend despite being placed on the back foot

   The June 28-29 weekend saw the team competing in Round 4 of the 2019 MotorMart VW Challenge while two of their drivers entered but withdrew from the Car Care Clinic 111 Sports & Saloons races to focus on their primary campaign. Mohamed Dangor is steadily becoming a fierce force at the front of the Class […]

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MASTERS INVASION

Jozi drivers to stir up Cape series Cape Town’s thundering V8 Masters races are set for a Gauteng invasion when the series returns to action at Killarney’s Power Series Races 6 July. While championship leader Fabio Tafani regularly makes the trip from Pretoria to compete, he will be joined by Johannesburg veterans Paolo Cavallieri and […]

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MotorMart Racing will bring the heat to Zwartkops Winter Challenge

MotorMart Racing Team will be taking on another double-header race weekend at Zwartkops Raceway’s annual Winter Challenge. June 28-29 will see them continuing their championship assault in Round 4 of the 2019 MotorMart VW Challenge. Two of the team’s drivers will also be competing in the Car Care Clinic 111 Sports & Saloons category. In the MotorMart […]

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Racing driver rushes burning car worth £340,000 to fire marshals at Donington Park in dramatic footage

Reigning Historic Sportscar champion Calum Lockie made the smart split-second decision to overtake the safety car and race to the Donington pits in an effort to safe the Cobra Coupe Dramatic footage has revealed the moment racing driver Calum Lockie realised his £340,000 Shelby Cobra was on fire while competing at Donington Park earlier this […]

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CNN Revisits Episodes On African Car Aficionados

The next episode of the television magazine, CNN African Voices, powered by Globacom, is a revisit of the celebration of three African car enthusiasts and their exotic automobile pastimes The episode focuses on the trio of Amirah Alladeen from Mauritius, Stacey Lee May, a South African, and Fred Apaloo from Ghana. For Amirah, her passion […]

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LOCAL ACTION TOPS THE BILL

There was healthy motor racing across the board this weekend as local race action topped the bill, while South African racers in general had a difficult time abroad. The 2019 Toyota 1000 Botswana Desert Race delivered a surprise result as Chris Visser and Phillip Herselman powered their privateer Atlas Copco Hilux to victory over Shameer […]

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Going for the sweep on Sunday at the Road America June Sprints

Winning at the WeatherTech Chicago Region June Sprints, now in its 64th consecutive year, is a pretty big deal. But winning twice in a race class to sweep the weekend is something to cherish. That achievement is exactly what 17 drivers accomplished Sunday on Road America’s 4.048-mile, 14-turn circuit during the annual event which was […]

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Racing CEO

Dinah Weisberg runs a business during the week, races Mazdas on the weekends One week after driving a Mazda Miata to victory at the SCCA U.S. Majors Tour at Mid-Ohio, Dinah Weisberg was back on track in a different Miata to compete with Touring Car America at Sonoma Raceway. Weisberg is racing an ND1 Global […]

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TEMPLE TROTS ON

Port Elizabeth perfect for Scott The Investchem Formula 1600 racing gang delivered spirited and entertaining racing at Aldo Scribante’s Volkswagen Race Day in Port Elizabeth, but nobody was going to stop championship leader Scott Temple from romping to a maximum points haul on Saturday. Temple (Road To Race/1st Race Mygale) did his ever improving title […]

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SA RACERS IMPRESS

Locals shine in races home and away South African racers impressed as usual in a broad variety of motorsports across the globe from Port Elizabeth to Utah, Cape town to Brands Hatch, Barcelona to iDube, but it was local racing that topped this weekend’s bill with PE’s Aldo Scribante hosting the Volkswagen National Race Day. […]

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HISTORICS SET TO STAR

Sports & GTs, Saloons & Pursuit off to Delmas Historic Racing heads to red Star Raceway near Delmas for its fourth round races Saturday 22 June, with the classic Sports & GTs, Universal Health Pre-80 Saloon Cars and Charlie’s SuperSpar Historic Pursuit cars out to chase championship points at what ought to be a chilly […]

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EAST LONDON EXTREME

Supercars to join Border regional races The East London Grand Prix Circuit is building up to the first of several bumper race weekends when the G&H Extreme Supercars join the regular Border Regional Championships at the idyllic racetrack Saturday 22 June. The spectacular Extreme Supercars visit East London to bring an incredible bonus to local […]

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GIO’S IRON GRIP

Lupini trots to two more wins Giordano Lupini continued in his victory march in the 2019 Burly Pro WP GTi Challenge as he drove his CiR Construction/La Vie de Luc/Accelerate Special Gasoline Golf 1 GTi to another two wins in Class C on Saturday to increase his overall title advantage and take an iron grip […]

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TEMPLE THE MAN TO BEAT

Scott holds all the Formula 1600 aces Most drivers will be looking for an upturn of fortunes when the 2019 South African Investchem Formula 1600 championship heads to Port Elizabeth for its fourth round races at the Aldo Scribante Race Track Saturday 15 June. But one man will be keen for it to all keep […]

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Double-duty ahead for MotorMart Racing at Phakisa

It will be a busy weekend ahead for the MotorMart Racing Team at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom June 7-8 will see them competing in Round 3 of the 2019 MotorMart VW Challenge as well as the Phakisa 200 Endurance Race. MotorMart VW Challenge A host of strong results sees Mohamed Dangor heading into the weekend with 15 […]

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Can Kriel conquer Phakisa again?

  Stiaan Kriel is determined to repeat his dominance at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom on June 7-8. During his 2018 visit he won both the Class A MotorMart VW Challenge races prior to winning Class 111/B in the Phakisa 200 Endurance race alongside Robyn Kriel. Despite finding himself in a completely new environment for 2019, he will be aiming […]

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Up and down day in Detroit for Mazda

Mazda Team Joest leaves Detroit with a ninth-place result A challenging weekend ended with a challenging result for Mazda Team Joest at the Sports Car Classic held on the streets of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. The No. 55 Mazda RT24-P, qualified in third position by Jonathan Bomarito, jumped into second position at the start […]