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’STRAW RACKS ‘EM UP

by Motorsport Media Andrew takes control of Investchem Formula 1600 Andrew Rackstraw has taken complete control of the 2021 Investchem Formula 1600 championship — the Cape Town driver picked up where he left off at home with another double victory off pole position at Zwartkops on Saturday. Having dropped just one point of a possible […]

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T’S RACE WEEKEND

Published by: Motorsport Marketing Services Although it seems like an odd headline, given how the Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down over the last year, claiming it’s race weekend is a fairly big deal. Especially when it means that round two of the Extreme Festival is going ahead as planned.   As good […]

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PORSCHES FIGHT OFF ESCORT IN WELKOM

by Motorsport Media Historic Racing delivers cracking action at Phakisa The Historic Racing South Africa away weekend to Phakisa in the Free State delivered some exciting and giant-killing action as Peter Bailey’s Porsche came out on top in the Sports, GT and Saloon races with an angry Escort in close attendance. The Charlies Super Spar Pursuit […]

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Dalton on the double, but a new star emerges in Bridgestone BMW Club season opener

Story by: Tony Alves After 2 months of much conjecture and anticipation, the Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series finally lifted the curtain on the 2021 championship and indications are that there is much to look forward to in the new season. Saturday morning’s qualifying session soon gave us a hint of what to expect. In […]

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PORSCHE POWER FOR PHAKISA

by Motorsport Media – Historic Carrera RSRs set for Free State battle Historic Racing South Africa heads to the Phakisa Freeway in the Free State mining town of Welkom on Saturday 10 April, where the big attraction will be a half-dozen Porsche 911 RSRs fighting for overall glory. Historic Racing’s other attraction, the back-to-front handicap Charlies SuperSpar […]

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ARANGIES (ALMOST) ALL THE WAY

by Motorsport Media Charl’s Lamborghini dominates Killarney G&H Extreme Supercars Charl Arangies and his A+ Class Stradale Into Africa Lamborghini Huracan were in devastating form as the Johannesburg driver romped to a triple victory at Killarney’s season-opening Extreme Supercars races in Cape Town over the weekend. Local rival Marcel Angel topped the Balance of Performance GT3 […]

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G&H TRANSPORT EXTREME SUPERCARS PLAN TO STEAL KILLARNEY SHOW

by Motorsport Media – G&H Transport Extreme Supercars and National GT at Killarney International raceway National GT racing returns to Killarney in Cape Town this Saturday 20 March, where the G & H Extreme Supercars plan to steal the show at a jam packed 2021 national championship season opener. The action up front promises to be, […]

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HISTORIC HIGH JINKS IN DELMAS

by Motorsport Media Hepburn & du Plessis open new HRSA season on a high The 2021 Historic Racing South Africa season started on a high and occasionally dramatic note at the Red Star Raceway near Delmas in Mpumalanga on Saturday. A few changes to the Pre-90 Sports and GTs and Pre-80s Saloons’ rules should help […]

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GT3 HISTORY MADE AT ALDO SCRIBANTE

by Motorsport Media – New series pilot race steals the show at EP regional The second round of the Algoa Motorsport Club’s Eastern Province Championship races delivered some close and historic racing at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack on Saturday. Local entries were spiced up by out of town visitors and a significant one hour race that […]

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Red Bull Teams Up with AF Corse, Ferrari for Two-Car Entry

by: Daniel Lloyd Red Bull has announced that its two-car entry into the GT3-based DTM series will consist of a pair of Ferraris run by triple 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-Pro winner AF Corse. Image: Red Bull The Austrian company declared its plan to return to the German-based championship last month with Liam Lawson and […]

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JORDAN PEPPER IS GT3 DRIVER OF THE YEAR

SA’s Bentley Boy takes top international award South Africa’s Bentley Boy, Jordan Pepper has been named the 2020 GT3 Driver of the Year by leading international website sportscar365.com in its annual awards announced on 29 December. “I am truly honoured to be crowned sportscar365.com’s GT3 Driver of the Year,” a delighted Jordan admitted. “It’s been […]

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NINE HOURS OF DRAMA AT KILLARNEY ENDURANCE CLASSIC

The South African 9 Hour Endurance Race presented by Wingfield Motors and Kfm 94.5 at Killarney International Raceway on Saturday 5 December had it all. There were crashes galore, engine blow-ups, broken gearboxes, wheels coming off and even an onboard fire, during the course of a long day’s journey into night. It seemed at times […]

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SupaCup title decided by 0.003 of a second and one championship point

In only its first season as a South African racing series, the SupaCup category of the GTC series provided one of the closes fought championship battles in the history of South African Motorsport. When the dust settled and the points were added, Volkswagen’s Bradley Liebenberg topped the inaugural SupaCup championship points ladder by one single […]

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BINDERS, ABERDEIN STAR.

SA racing heroes deliver on two and four wheels The Auto Race Week 7-8 November was little quieter this weekend. Definitely a case of quality, more than quantity though. MOTOGP: BINDERS STAR IN SPAIN Top billing belonged to MotoGP, where Brad Binder delivered a splendid ride to seventh. Brad came from 16th after serving his […]

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GTC SUPACUP SEASON FINALE WILL SEE LIEBENBERG AND KRUGER IN INAUGURAL TITLE FIGHT

By: Reynard Gelderblom / Filippa Guarna The inaugural Global Touring Cars SupaCup title will be decided between Brad Liebenberg and Jeffrey Kruger at the Zwartkops Raceway season finale this coming weekend (November 6-7). A shortened season consisting of four rounds over three months sees Brad Liebenberg (Nathan’s Motorsport) and Jeffrey Kruger (Universal Racing) emerge as […]

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Dario Busi is the 2020 Oettinger Polo Cup champion

The 2020 Oettinger Polo Cup reached the Eastern Cape for the first time this season after two rounds at Zwartkops and one at the Red Star Raceway, and although there weren’t any spectators, SA’s most competitive series once again lived up to expectations. After a normal 10-lap race and a new format that saw the […]

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Double DTM victory at Zolder: Rast provides excitement

René Rast from Audi Sport Team Rosberg makes the DTM exciting: after his commanding victory on Saturday, the title defender also won Sunday’s race at Zolder (Belgium) and is now just ten points behind championship leader Nico Müller. Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline nevertheless secured the Teams’ Championship early. On the way to his fourth […]

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Oettinger Polo Cup dishes up fierce battles as young drivers make their mark

Following two rounds of the hotly contested Oettinger Polo Cup at Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway, the series that is renowned for dishing up close racing moved to a new venue for the first time in 2020, albeit in front of empty stands at the Red Star Raceway as a result of the strict Covid-19 regulations. Fans […]

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Shwartzman unfazed by racing against a Schumacher: ‘He’s like any other driver’

Robert Shwartzman says racing against Mick Schumacher is like racing against any other driver despite his surname. The Russian and the German have found themselves both challenging at the front in Formula 2 this year, with Schumacher currently top of the standings after the last round at Mugello. That has led to feverish speculation that Mick […]

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Robin Frijns wins DTM thriller at the Nurburgring

Spectators during the sixth season round of the DTM were treated with touring car action as good as it comes. Saturday’s first race at the 3.6 kilometres short sprint circuit lay-out of the Nürburgring had everything in store. At the end, Robin Frijns (NED) emerged as the buoyant winner. He came to the fore with […]

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2020 Oettinger Polo Cup enters crucial championship phase

It has taken nine months but the hotly contested Oettinger Polo Cup series will finally reach the third round of action following Round 1 at Zwartkops way back in March and the first post Covid-19 race early in August, also at Zwartkops. For Round 2, the series moves away from Gauteng and over the border […]

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SPA, INDY & KYALAMI FOR PEPPER

ICGT leader Jordan to chase title Intercontinental GT Challenge leader, South Africa’s Bentley Boy Jordan Pepper’s race season has just become even more hectic following his Bathurst 12 Hour team being confirmed for Spa 24 Hour, the Indianapolis 8 Hour and, most significantly, his home race Kyalami 9 Hour. “I am delighted to confirm that […]

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Sheldon van der Linde claims his maiden DTM victory in restarted Assen race

BMW driver Sheldon van der Linde made the most of challenging conditions and an incident-packed race to take his first DTM victory in the second race at Assen. The Team RBM driver won the race ahead of Audi drivers Robin Frijns and Nico Müller. The forecasted rain arrived to Assen for the second race, with […]

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THE BRIDGESTONE BMW CLUB RACING SERIES RETURNS TO THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS STAGE

As motorsport in SA slowly regains a semblance of normality, albeit without spectator support, various categories have made successful returns to the track. The Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series was one of the first to do so back in July at Zwartkops, and the circus is back on Saturday 5 September at that most illustrious […]

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KUBICA “EMBARRASSING” IN DTM ROOKIE SEASON

Last year this time, Robert Kubica was enduring a tough time on his remarkable comeback to Formula 1, with a Williams team in dire straits he was comprehensively outshone by his teammate. Kubica’s performance, relative to rookie Russell in the sister car, left a great deal to be desired and soon talk of inferior equipment […]

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Extreme Festival returns in style at Zwartkops Raceway

Round two of this year’s Extreme Festival was concluded in spectacular manner at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday, and it was really good, even though it took place in front of empty grandstands. Topping events were two rounds of the Oettinger Polo Cup championship, with the first going to Justin Oates (Total Polo), […]

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Oettinger Polo Cup back on track

South Africa’s motorsport fraternity, including everyone involved in the Oettinger Polo Cup safely returned to action for Round 2 of the National Extreme Festival at the Zwartkops Raceway to the west of Pretoria. The stands may have been empty as a result of motorsport’s Covid-19 compliance, but the action on track was as good as […]

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Win for Audi in second race of the season at the Lausitzring

WRT from Belgium have got their ADAC GT Masters challenge off to magnificent start. The Audi outfit, which already has an illustrious record in international GT racing, has chalked up a maiden ADAC GT Masters victory on its very first competitive outing in the series. After Dries Vanthoor (22, BEL, Team WRT) booked pole position […]

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Lights about to turn green for Volkswagen Motorsport

Uitenhage. It’s been five months since South African motorsport fans have been treated to the type of action that only the Oettinger Polo Cup can provide, and now, the field of more than 20 of South Africa’s most talented drivers are preparing themselves to return to the track once again. The Zwartkops Raceway to the west […]

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JORDAN’S BUSY YEAR AHEAD

2020 will still be a blur for Bathurst winner Pepper The 2020 international GT race season started quite brilliantly for South African Bentley Boy Jordan Pepper when he won the Bathurst 12 Hour sharing his Continental GT3 with Jules Gounon and Maxime Soulet in Australia in February. Like all else since, racing went dead through […]

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Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series to make welcome return this coming weekend

Dare we hope? Citizens have been on lockdown, and machinery has been locked up, but after 4 long and difficult months, freedom it seems is at hand, albeit conditionally. The Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series returns as part of the Zwartkops Winter Challenge on Saturday 25 July, and after the enforced hiatus everyone is looking […]

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MOTORSPORT’S SHARE OF; “NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME AGAIN!’

MOTORSPORT’S SHARE OF “NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME AGAIN!’ Times have without doubt changed – but so did the people. I could not help smiling this morning when I saw a promo clip telling “people” that watching WorldWideWrestling on TV, was like bringing the sport into your living room. In this promo, the wrestlers actually […]