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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 […]

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Battle for Class B honours heats up for Holliday Jnr

A steady host of points-paying finishes during the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge season sees Monitor Net’s Deon Holliday Jnr in contention for Class B honours during the season finale at Zwartkops Raceway on the weekend of November 9-10. Deon Holliday Jnr finds himself in a position to challenge for Class B honours at the season finale. Picture: Paul Blackburn Despite […]

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Extreme Festival finale to thrill at Zwartkops

The 2018 Extreme Festival will render its final spectacle at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this Saturday (November 10), with the Regional categories of the travelling show to resolve a number of title chases.Topping the show will be two races for G&H Transport Extreme Supercars, with a dozen delectable vehicles taking to the tarmac. Front […]

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ANOTHER TITLE FOR LINDENBERG

Pete celebrates 40 years with another championship Lindenberg Racing ended its 40th year in motorsport when team leader Peter Lindenberg drove to yet another championship title at Zwartkops’ Historic Tour after he came from the back to take the day and the title in his Lindenberg Racing 1965 Shelby Mustang. Daughter Paige followed her dad’s […]

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New Kuwait Circuit Ready to Host Middle East Rally Championship

Kuwait’s exciting new state-of-the-art race circuit will host the country’s return to the FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) after a one-year absence this weekend. It marks the first time that the facility has ever been used to host an FIA event. Kuwait Motor Town Race Circuit was inaugurated under the patronage and attendance of His Highness […]

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“EV Dynamics Inland Championship aiming to see out 2018 in style

It’s off to Pretoria West yet again on Nov.3rd for the Historic Tour at Zwartkops, which will also see the closing round of this year’s EV Dynamics Inland Championship. In Motul MPC, Keegan Pottas has ruled supreme in Class A all year, but behind him in Class B, Dirk Lawrence (JDM Tuning Honda Ballade) and Paul […]

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Extreme Festival final crowns national champions

  Five national titles were clinched, the rain stayed away, and a large crowd was fully entertained. That is how enthusiasts will recall Saturday’s final round of the 2018 Extreme Festival  at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria.Michael Stephen took his Engen Audi to both of Saturday’s race victories at Zwartkops, clinching the 2018 Sasol Global […]

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Engen Audi ready to make GTC history

Engen Audi stand on the cusp of an unprecedented 1-2 clean sweep in the 2018 Sasol GTC championship, as they prepare for the final round at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 20 October.The team’s two-time defending Sasol GTC driver’s champion, Michael Stephen is also within touching distance of a third consecutive title, with a fifth place […]

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ALL TO DO FOR PEPPER CREW

Expectations high for Zwartkops Polo finale Pepper Racing has it all to do at Zwartkops final round Engen Polo Cup races as newly crowned Masters Champion Tasmin Pepper heads to Pretoria off an overall win and ten points behind her main championship rival and Campos brothers Jason and Keegan look to continue their recent top […]

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Marx aims to stay ahead of the pack at Zwartkops

It is a close battle at the top of the overall championship table in the 2018 Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series heading into the penultimate round of the season at Zwartkops Raceway. On Saturday, October 13 Antonie Marx will start the race day with a mere one-point advantage and with the knowledge that every point […]

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Inland Championship title fighting at Zwartkops

Regional title chasing will be the name of the game at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this Saturday (October 13), when the venue will host the penultimate round of the 2018 EV Dynamics Inland Championship.Heading up a full and varied programme will be two races for the Bridgestone BMW Car Club Series, with 24 contenders […]

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Inland Championship to set Zwartkops alight

“When it rains it pours…Zwartkops hosts another blockbuster After just 2 weeks since it hosted the Historic Tour, Zwartkops lays on another bumper programme on October 13, when a full round of the EV Dynamics Inland Championship returns to the Pretoria West venue. In the Motul Modified Production Cars, Keegan Pottas heads the line up in his […]

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JONATHAN CHASING F3 GLORY

Aberdein aims to end season in style Jonathan Aberdein heads to one of his happy hunting grounds on the front foot as the FIA European Formula 3 Championship comes to a head over the weekend 13-14 October weekend. Aberdein scored a triple podium last time out at Austria’s Red Bull Ring and enjoyed a great […]

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AN EXTREME CLIMAX

Much to happen before Zwartkops fat lady sings South Africa’s three premier circuit racing championships will come to a head at Zwartkops’ Extreme Festival finale races 20 October — a must-do meeting for race fans considering all three titles will go down to the wire that weekend. It promises to be a blockbuster weekend, with […]

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Polo Cup Drama at Killarney

The 2018 Engen Polo Cup title chase became a two-driver duel at the Western Cape Killarney circuit on Saturday(September 22).A day of tough, hard competition saw the two top championship contenders, Tasmin Pepper (Electric Life Polo) and Jeffrey Kruger (Universal Health Polo) take turns to win the day’s two respective races. Official Qualifying As always, Saturday […]

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Spectacular Extreme Festival action wows Western Cape crowd

The 2018 Extreme Festival entertained a large Western Cape crowd at the Killarney race circuit on Saturday, with close competition and spectacle the name of the game. Top billing for the day belonged to the Sasol Global Touring Car contingent, with reigning South African champion Michael Stephen leading the opening race from start to finish […]

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Renauer, Jaminet Win GT Masters Title

Robert Renauer and Mathieu Jaminet have been crowned ADAC GT Masters champions after finishing fifth in the Hockenheim season finale. The Precote Herberth Motorsport pair clinched the title by a single point after rivals Kelvin and Sheldon van der Linde won Sunday’s 60-minute race in their Montaplast by Land-Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3. Sheldon van der […]

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On the race weekend at Spielberg, five-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier will be making his DTM debut as a guest contestant. Sébastien will be driving a Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM that has been specially decorated for the occasion with photos  from the 30-year DTM history of the brand with the three-pointed star.  DTM, Mercedes-AMG […]

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Facts and figures ahead of the ADAC GT Masters grand finale at Hockenheim

The countdown is on to the most exciting climax to the season in ADAC GT Masters history. In the grand finale to the 2018 championship at Hockenheim next weekend (21st – 23rd September), 15 title aspirants driving supercars sporting six different manufacturers’ badges will deliver a real thriller. With 50 points up for grabs, the […]

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Van der Linde brothers are new Sachsenring winners

DMSB appeals panel rule on Race 1 at the Sachsenring The appeals committee of the DMSB met on Monday to discuss the appeal lodged by Team75 Bernhard against their disqualification at the Sachsenring.The outcome was that Kelvin and Sheldon van der Linde were awarded the victory in the first of the two ADAC GT Masters […]

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Bumper Extreme Festival racing programme entertains at Phakisa

The 2018 Extreme Festival visited the Free State Phakisa Raceway on Saturday, with a full and varied programme producing excellent on-track action.Top billing belonged to the G&H Transport Extreme Supercar brigade, where Charl Arangies (Stradale Lamborghini Gallardo) won race one ahead of Gianni Giannoccaro ((G&H Transport BMW E92), Franco di Matteo (Deltec Alfa GT), Kashen […]

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Mother City to host Engen Polo cup Championship again

The 2018 Engen Polo Cup travelling show will perform at the Western Cape Killarney circuit for the second time next weekend (September 21 and 22), with the title chase wide open after the season’s first six rounds.Mathematically, any of the top four drivers on the roster could leave Killarney as the overall points leader after […]

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OLD MEN, LADIES STAR AT ALDO

Willie Hepburn and the girls show the way Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Racetrack played host to the sixth round of the Algoa Motor Sport Club’s Regional racing championships on Saturday as uptown V8 visitors and local lady racers stole the show. On a day dedicated to V8s, none other than Mr. V8, Willie Hepburn came […]

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WHITE’S POINT TO MAKE

Stuart chasing Road to Indy prize at Killarney Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White has one hand on the big prize as the Investchem Formula 1600 championship on the Road to Indy returns to Killarney in Cape Town for the penultimate round of the championship 22 September. White (Fantastic Racing Mygale) has a 22-point championship lead over […]

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AUSTRIA BECKONS FOR ABERDEIN

Jonathan relishing another grand prix track Cape Town driver Jonathan Aberdein heads to the penultimate round of the FIA European Formula 3 championship at Austria’s Red Bull Ring looking to score a few more podiums as he chases his first Formula 3 top step too. Aberdein has enjoyed great pace at all the traditional grand […]

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MotorMart Racing Team aiming for good results at familiar Phakisa Freeway

The Phakisa Freeway in Welkom could well be the circuit where we’ll see the strongest performance from the MotorMart Racing Team thus far in the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge. Round 6 of the championship will see the team fielding two cars on Saturday, September 15 with both drivers ready for a good result at the fast freeway in […]