Victory for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in Brazil
Jul 15, 2024 Motorsport

Victory for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in Brazil

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing won the 6 Hours of São Paulo to ignite its 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) title challenge on a dramatic day at Interlagos. At the scene of Toyota’s first-ever hybrid-powered WEC victory in 2012, World Champions Sébastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa earned their first win of the season in the #8 GR010 HYBRID in front of a passionate 73,205 Brazilian…
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale debuts in the UK at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Jul 12, 2024 Motorsport

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale debuts in the UK at Goodwood Festival of Speed

This year, the Goodwood Festival of Speed will feature Alfa Romeo with the debut of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale at a public international event other than in Italy. In addition, only a few days after its dynamic debut to the international press, the Alfa Romeo Junior will be on show in a section exclusively dedicated to electrified cars: “Electric Avenue” Goodwood – A world-class catwalk for…
MINI to Showcase Two Upcoming John Cooper Works Models at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Jul 12, 2024 Motorsport

MINI to Showcase Two Upcoming John Cooper Works Models at Goodwood Festival of Speed

MINI is set to make a thrilling appearance at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, showcasing two John Cooper Works models that are sure to excite enthusiasts. Making its debut is the completely new and never-before-seen MINI John Cooper Works E PROtotype, the first ever electric John Cooper Works model. This groundbreaking electric vehicle will be driven by none other than Charlie Cooper,…
Jaguar TCS Racing makes Goodwood Festival of Speed debut with all-electric Hillclimb run
Jul 12, 2024 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing makes Goodwood Festival of Speed debut with all-electric Hillclimb run

Jaguar TCS Racing will run a Formula E all-electric GEN3 race car on the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July The single-seater race car will be driven by Karun Chandhok on Saturday 13 July James Barclay, Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal, will be at the Festival on both Friday and Saturday, and will take part in a Q&A at Electric Avenue at 10.40am on…
TGRSA shows tenacity at the Algoa Rally
Jul 09, 2024 Motorsport

TGRSA shows tenacity at the Algoa Rally

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa’s (TGRSA) National Rally Championship (NRC) team demonstrated characteristic tenacity during the Algoa Rally, which took place on 5-6 July 2024 in the Eastern Cape. The event, representing Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2024 NRC season, was marked by both successes and a few glitches for the team. Day one of the rally saw Jono van Wyk and stand-in co-driver Ingrid Jeacocks…
New championship leaders as SA Rally-Raid Championship reaches the halfway mark of the season
Jul 08, 2024 Motorsport

New championship leaders as SA Rally-Raid Championship reaches the halfway mark of the season

With three rounds of the 2024 SA Rally-Raid Championship, that included the tough and testing TGRSA Safari 1000 marathon that recently took place in the Thabazimbi area of the Limpopo Province, now something of the past, new overall leaders have emerged with the standings in the overall as well as the class championships setting the perfect stage for a nail-biting second half of the season. The…
TGRSA gears up for the exciting Algoa Rally
Jul 03, 2024 Motorsport

TGRSA gears up for the exciting Algoa Rally

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa (TGRSA) is set to tackle the next challenge in the 2024 South African National Rally Championship (SANRC) as they prepare for the Algoa Rally. This event, which serves as Rounds 5 and 6 of the championship, will take place in the area around Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape on 5-6 July 2024. Last year, TGRSA achieved a double podium at the Algoa Rally, and the team is…
Nurse dominates at Aldo Scribante, but thrilling action throughout GR Cup
Jul 03, 2024 Motorsport

Nurse dominates at Aldo Scribante, but thrilling action throughout GR Cup

The 2024 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA GR Cup saw a thrilling weekend of racing at the Aldo Scribante Raceway in Gqeberha, with Sean Nurse (AutoTrader) once again proving his dominance in the GR Cup Media Challenge. However, the battles throughout the field in the GR Cup Dealer Challenge and GR86 Development Academy categories provided plenty of excitement for spectators. GR Cup Media Challenge…
Strong performances by TGRSA drivers at Aldo Scribante
Jul 03, 2024 Motorsport

Strong performances by TGRSA drivers at Aldo Scribante

The National Extreme Festival returned to the Aldo Scribante Raceway in Gqeberha for Round 4 of the 2024 South African Touring Car Championship (SATC) this past weekend. Spectators were treated to an exhilarating display of motorsport as TGRSA competed fiercely across both the SATC and SupaCup Championships. South African Touring Cars (SATC) Highlights The SATC races provided plenty of action,…
Supersub Rovanperä claims remarkable win for Toyota Gazoo Racing
Jul 03, 2024 Motorsport

Supersub Rovanperä claims remarkable win for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Kalle Rovanperä has taken a remarkable victory after his late call-up to Rally Poland, leading a TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team one-two finish ahead of Elfyn Evans. Having never competed there previously, Rovanperä and co-driver Jonne Halttunen were not originally due to include Poland’s first FIA World Rally Championship round since 2017 on their partial programme this season. That was…
Maiden winners, surprises aplenty at Gqeberha Festival
Jul 01, 2024 Motorsport

Maiden winners, surprises aplenty at Gqeberha Festival

Gqeberha’s midseason Extreme Festival not only delivered much splendid action at the Aldo Scribante racetrack, but surprise results and maiden winners aplenty made for an exceptional race weekend. The surprises started in the South African Touring Cars. Cape lad Julian van der Watt and his Volkswagen Golf converted pole position into a lights to flag first race win under pressure from teammate…
Cape racers to the fore in great Touring Car racing
Jul 01, 2024 Motorsport

Cape racers to the fore in great Touring Car racing

Gqeberha’s midseason South African Touring Cars round proved something of a Cape Town flavoured turn-up of the books at Aldo Scribante. Province lad Julian van der Watt and maiden winner, Jozi rookie Anthony Pretorius shared the top class honours. Two more Capetonians, another first time winner in Tate Bishop and compatriot Charl Visser meanwhile shared the SATC SupaCup wins. The results however…
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N sets record for crossover EVs at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Jun 28, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N sets record for crossover EVs at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Hyundai Motor Company’s IONIQ 5 N models successfully completed the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) on June 23, setting a record for the Electric Modified and Production SUV/Crossover categories. Hyundai Motor competed in this year’s Hill Climb with two IONIQ 5 N TA (Time Attack) Specs and one production IONIQ 5 N. All three models conquered the challenging, winding 20…
TGRSA all set for SATC action at Aldo Scribante
Jun 25, 2024 Motorsport

TGRSA all set for SATC action at Aldo Scribante

The excitement continues to build as TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa (TGRSA) heads to the Aldo Scribante Raceway in Gqeberha for Round 4 of the 2024 South African Touring Car Championship (SATC) this weekend. The upcoming race promises to deliver high-speed action and intense competition as the National Extreme Festival makes its midwinter stop in the Eastern Cape. South African Touring Cars…
Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa triumphs at Safari 1000
Jun 25, 2024 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa triumphs at Safari 1000

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa (TGRSA) has delivered an outstanding performance at the TGRSA Safari 1000, the third round of the 2024 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC), held from 21-23 June in the Thabazimbi area of the Limpopo Province. The event, which replaced the TGRSA 1000 Desert Race, provided a true test of endurance with its extreme distance and three-day race format. Henk…
Second and Fourth-Place Finishes for NWM Ford Team at SARRC Safari 1000
Jun 25, 2024 Motorsport

Second and Fourth-Place Finishes for NWM Ford Team at SARRC Safari 1000

The Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Rally-Raid Team overcame a tough and unforgiving outing at the TGRSA Safari 1000, Round 3 of the South African Rally-Raid Championship, by bringing their EcoBoost V6-powered and Shell-backed Ford Rangers home second and fourth overall. Lance Woolridge and Kenny Gilbert (#234) earned their first podium of the season by claiming the runner-up position after…
Chemical Logistics Racing to defend title advantage
Jun 25, 2024 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics Racing to defend title advantage

Chemical Logistics Racing is looking forward to racing on neutral territory when the South African Touring Cars team heads to Aldo Scribante Race Track’s midwinter midseason Extreme Festival races in Gqeberha on Saturday 29 June. Runaway championship leader Robert Wolk can’t wait to build on his advantage in his Chemical Logistics WTC Engineering BMW 128ti TC on the tight, twisty but quick Nelson…
1000 Miglia 2024: yet another triumph for Alfa Romeo
Jun 19, 2024 Motorsport

1000 Miglia 2024: yet another triumph for Alfa Romeo

On the afternoon of 18 June 2024, by the Rebuffone Gardens on Viale Venezia, Brescia – the traditional and historic starting and finishing point of the 1000 Miglia – the 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Super Sport driven by Vesco and Salvinelli was the first to cross the finish line of the 42nd historical re-enactment of the “1000 Miglia,” now a regularity race reserved for models that ran in the…
Podium for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in Le Mans thriller
Jun 19, 2024 Motorsport

Podium for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in Le Mans thriller

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing fell narrowly short of an unforgettable Le Mans 24 Hours victory after an epic battle in changing conditions delivered a hard-earned podium in the 92nd edition of the legendary event, the fourth round of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The World Champions overcame adversity to fight for honours, recovering from a difficult qualifying to meet the challenge of…
Proton Competition and Ford Performance Stand Tall on the Le Mans Podium in Mustang GT3 Debut
Jun 19, 2024 Motorsport

Proton Competition and Ford Performance Stand Tall on the Le Mans Podium in Mustang GT3 Debut

Sixty years after Ford Mustang’s first win in the legendary Tour de France, Mustang GT3 delivered a third-place result as well as having all three cars finish the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans. In the toughest endurance sports car race in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) calendar, the Mustang GT3 took on the ultimate challenge and delivered in some of the toughest conditions in recent…
Ferrari wins astounding Le Mans 24 Hour
Jun 19, 2024 Motorsport

Ferrari wins astounding Le Mans 24 Hour

Nielsen, Fuoco & Molina Overcome Odds for Epic Victory Ferrari won its second straight Le Mans 24 Hour since returning to the classic race. Nicklas Nielsen drove an economy run to squeeze home on empty tanks as he took the Ferrari AF Corse 499P he shared with Antonio Fuoco and Miguel Molina to victory in what can only be described as an epic race. The trio best survived the odds of a treacherous…
Waterberg welcomes TGRSA Safari 1000 with three days of exciting racing awaiting SA Rally-Raid competitors
Jun 19, 2024 Motorsport

Waterberg welcomes TGRSA Safari 1000 with three days of exciting racing awaiting SA Rally-Raid competitors

The third round of the SA Rally-Raid Championship, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Safari 1000, takes place on 21, 22 and 23 June and where competitors travelled to Botswana or the Northern Cape in the past few years for this three-day event on the calendar, they will now travel to the Thabazimbi area in the Limpopo Province with all the action taking place from the Koedoeskop Primary School. The TGRSA…
Aiming for the Big One – NWM Ford Team Prepares for Safari 1000 Marathon Race
Jun 18, 2024 Motorsport

Aiming for the Big One – NWM Ford Team Prepares for Safari 1000 Marathon Race

The Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Rally-Raid Team is heading back to the venue where it scored a memorable one-two finish and the historic overall Production Vehicle and Class T1+ titles at the 2023 season finale of the South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) – however, this year it’s a completely different animal. The TGRSA Safari 1000 takes the place of the Desert Race on the 2024…
Chery Tiggo 8 reaffirms its legendary build quality in Taklimakan Rally
Jun 14, 2024 Motorsport

Chery Tiggo 8 reaffirms its legendary build quality in Taklimakan Rally

Chery has won the T2 Production Vehicle class in the gruelling Taklimakan Rally for the third time. The company competed in this Dakar-style rally in a standard Tiggo 8 Pro with all-wheel drive. The vehicle was sourced directly from the Chery production facility with only a roll cage, additional fuel tanks and more off-road focused tyres added. The rally, known as ‘The Game of the Brave’, sprawls…
Ford Mustang GT3 Gears Up to Extend Ford Racing Heritage at 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans
Jun 14, 2024 Motorsport

Ford Mustang GT3 Gears Up to Extend Ford Racing Heritage at 2024 24 Hours of Le Mans

Sixty years after Ford unleashed the power of Mustang to the world, the seventh-generation Mustang makes its attempt at conquering the world’s pinnacle endurance racing event – the 24 Hours of Le Mans this month. Racing is part of the Mustang DNA: the car made its successful competitive debut during the 1964 Tour de France de Automobile, only five months after Ford introduced the car to the…
Relive the excitement of 1000 Miglia stage 1 with Alfa Romeo
Jun 14, 2024 Motorsport

Relive the excitement of 1000 Miglia stage 1 with Alfa Romeo

To relive the exciting historical re-enactment of the Freccia Rossa (‘Red Arrow’), Alfa Romeo is sharing on its official social media channels and Press website the best shots taken during the race, to delight fans all over the world. They begin with images of the first stage yesterday, kicking off from Brescia’s Via Venezia and arriving in Turin, there again for the first time in 76 years. To…
How Porsche indelibly links Kyalami and Le Mans
Jun 13, 2024 Motorsport

How Porsche indelibly links Kyalami and Le Mans

Many Porsche Racing at Kyalami book images could well be of the 24 Hour. With the Le Mans 24 Hour top of mind and, based on its recent form, the possibility of Porsche taking its 20th victory this weekend, the new book, 60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami will highlight the indelible link between the circuit’s 9 Hour race, and the Le Mans classic when released within the coming days. While the…
Alfa Romeo's 1000 Miglia 2024 kicks off
Jun 13, 2024 Motorsport

Alfa Romeo's 1000 Miglia 2024 kicks off

After passing the usual sporting and technical checks, the 42nd 1000 Miglia kicks off on 11 June2024. Over 400 models will be taking part in this year's regularity race for vintage cars, over 50 of which will be Alfa Romeos, making it the largest team by default and an undisputed icon of Italian motorsport. The stars of the race will be two prestigious models from the Alfa Romeo vintage…
Andrew claims 'Insane' maiden Porsche victory at Thruxton
Jun 11, 2024 Motorsport

Andrew claims 'Insane' maiden Porsche victory at Thruxton

It never took Andrew Rackstraw long at all to claim his first Porsche Carrera Cup GB victory, when the Cape Town race driver delivered a lights-to flag maiden win in the second heat of the Thruxton, England third round races over the weekend. 2021 Investchem South African Formula 1600 champion and multiple South African Touring Car race winner Rackstraw moved to England this year and it has not…
King Price Xtreme’s Blake Robert: Dynamite in a small package
Jun 10, 2024 Motorsport

King Price Xtreme’s Blake Robert: Dynamite in a small package

Blake Robert was born on 3 November 2013 into a family with motorbikes in their genes. The story goes that when his mom went into labour, his dad had to rush her from the track to the hospital, as Blake was born on a race day. Blake, the youngest of 3 brothers, started his racing career as pit crew for his older siblings when he was just 2 years old. Even at that tender age he loved being around…
Le Mans awaits Toyota Gazoo Racing
Jun 07, 2024 Motorsport

Le Mans awaits Toyota Gazoo Racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing takes on the immense challenge of the Le Mans 24 Hours on 15-16 June targeting its sixth victory in the legendary French race, round four of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. As reigning World Champions, with five victories in the past six editions, the team has prepared exhaustively for the 92nd running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Drivers, engineers and…
Driven to win – Chloe Stuart's journey from a battery-operated car to the DOE Formula Vee
Jun 06, 2024 Motorsport

Driven to win – Chloe Stuart's journey from a battery-operated car to the DOE Formula Vee

There appears to be no age barrier when it comes to the love of racing because at 18 months old, well before she could speak, Chloe Stuart was drifting in the battery-operated car her parents bought her. At age 7, she moved onto quad biking and vocalised her dream of wanting to race. Her dad, Barry Stuart, a former endurance kart racer, bought her her first kart and she’s never looked back ever…
Victory ahead of World Premiere: MINI John Cooper Works and Bulldog Racing celebrate Triumph at the 2024 Nürburgring 24 Hours Race
Jun 04, 2024 Motorsport

Victory ahead of World Premiere: MINI John Cooper Works and Bulldog Racing celebrate Triumph at the 2024 Nürburgring 24 Hours Race

MINI John Cooper Works proudly announces a spectacular performance at the 2024 Nürburgring 24 Hours race, showcasing the brand's enduring spirit and engineering excellence. The highly anticipated MINI John Cooper Works Pro #317 and the steadfast MINI John Cooper Works #474 both delivered remarkable results, cementing MINI's place in motorsport. The #317 MINI John Cooper Works Pro, a new…
Valuable championship points for tenacious TGR Crews at NRC Round 3 and 4 in Secunda
Jun 04, 2024 Motorsport

Valuable championship points for tenacious TGR Crews at NRC Round 3 and 4 in Secunda

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa's (TGRSA) National Rally Championship (NRC) team showed their tenacity at Billy te Water Rally in Secunda, which represented Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2024 NRC season, scoring valuable points despite challenges and setbacks. Day one saw Jono van Wyk and his co-driver Nico Swartz roll their Class NRC1 Toyota Starlet, resulting in a late night for the team as they…
Rally Italia Sardegna delivers another win for Hyundai
Jun 03, 2024 Motorsport

Rally Italia Sardegna delivers another win for Hyundai

Hyundai Motorsport is celebrating a fantastic finish to Rally Italia Sardegna, the sixth round of the FIA World Rally Championship season (WRC), where Ott Tänak snatched victory on the final stage of the event by just two tenths of a second. The Estonian had been gaining on rally leader Sébastien Ogier throughout the day as their intense battle continued, yet it appeared the gap was…
Han & Li's Chinese Taklamakan Rally win the biggest yet for Red-Lined
Jun 03, 2024 Motorsport

Han & Li's Chinese Taklamakan Rally win the biggest yet for Red-Lined

Home hero Wei Han and navigator Ma Li gave South African rally raid car manufacturer Red-Lined its biggest international race victory yet when the pair brought their Han Wei Motorsport Red-Lined REVO T1+ V8 home to win the Taklimakan Rally in China on Saturday. Han, Li and their Red-Lined REVO+ went on to beat a remarkable 72-car entry in the FIA Ultimate category to win this gruelling 12-day, 11…
Challenging conditions for round three of the 2024 Defender Rally Series European Baja Championship
May 31, 2024 Motorsport

Challenging conditions for round three of the 2024 Defender Rally Series European Baja Championship

Round three of the 2024 Defender Rally Series European Baja Championship took place in Spain from 24-25 May at Baja Lorca. Five Defender crews took on the event which – with its dry and dusty conditions, high temperatures and long stages – provided a stark contrast to the previous rounds of the championship at Rallye Terres du Gâtinais, France, and Walters Arena, UK. Victory went to Fraser Parish…
PRI publishes inaugural State of the Racing Market Report 
May 29, 2024 Motorsport

PRI publishes inaugural State of the Racing Market Report 

Performance Racing Industry (PRI) released its first-ever market research report, showing that track-use motorsports parts accounted for more than $8 billion in sales in the United States in 2023, among many other racing market data points. The report includes key industry trends and sales metrics and is available to PRI Business and Individual members for free as a membership benefit. The…
TGR Junior Academy Drivers Light Up Vereeniging
May 28, 2024 Motorsport

TGR Junior Academy Drivers Light Up Vereeniging

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Junior Academy did their regional karting aspirations no harm with several good performances at Vereeniging Raceway this past weekend following Round 3 of the Northern Regions Kart Championships. Tshepang Shisinwana, the academy's youngest driver, showcased his potential in the Mini MAX class with a promising start. He secured victories in the first two heats, setting…
Championship wide open as the SA Endurance Series moves to Aldo Scribante for round 3
May 28, 2024 Motorsport

Championship wide open as the SA Endurance Series moves to Aldo Scribante for round 3

The Southern African Endurance Series Championship is wide open and scoring points will be vital as teams race through sunset and into the night in the five-hour clash at the Aldo Scribante circuit in Gqeberha on June 1. Current log leaders are the Pple Group/Adapt Signage team of Phillip Meyer/Dean Wolson/Mark Harvey whose Backdraft Roadster V8 has performed nearly faultlessly in the opening two…
Hyundai heads to a happy hunting ground in Rally Italia Sardegna
May 27, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai heads to a happy hunting ground in Rally Italia Sardegna

Hyundai Motorsport is looking to continue its positive momentum at Rally Italia Sardegna from 31 May to 2 June, the sixth round of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season, after claiming a first double-podium of the season at Rally de Portugal. Similarly to round five, Rally Italia Sardegna comprises fast gravel stages that frequently alternate between wide and narrow roads. The…
Mitch Evans wins inaugural Shanghai E-Prix with Nick Cassidy third for a Jaguar TCS Racing double-podium
May 27, 2024 Motorsport

Mitch Evans wins inaugural Shanghai E-Prix with Nick Cassidy third for a Jaguar TCS Racing double-podium

The inaugural Shanghai E-Prix saw Jaguar TCS Racing driver Mitch Evans take his second win of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, with teammate and Drivers’ Championship leader, Nick Cassidy, finishing in third place. With a second double-podium finish this season, Jaguar TCS Racing extend its lead in the Teams’ World Championship. At the Shanghai International Circuit, Mitch Evans,…
Victory at last for Lategan & Cummings at an extremely tough PS Laser Promac Vryheid 400 that took it toll on sa Rally-Raid competitors
May 27, 2024 Motorsport

Victory at last for Lategan & Cummings at an extremely tough PS Laser Promac Vryheid 400 that took it toll on sa Rally-Raid competitors

Rocky mountains; fast and twisty tracks; dust, dust and more dust – just a few words describing the PS Laser ProMac Vryheid 400, the second round of the SA Rally-Raid Championship that took place at Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal this weekend and after the dust had settled, it was the former multiple champions, Henk Lategan/Brett Cummings (Toyota Gazoo Racing Hilux IMT EVO) who claimed their first…
Porsche Racing at Kyalami publishers celebrating with quality giveaways
May 27, 2024 Motorsport

New Kyalami Porsche book racing to print

Porsche Racing at Kyalami publishers celebrating with quality giveaways The publishers are readying the exclusive new book, 60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami, for print with final layouts and editing taking place. To celebrate, they’re offering early order customers a special discount, and the chance for one to win a copy of the book, and others to win an exclusive limited edition Porsche at…
Bertholdt take Zwartkops Volkswagen Rookie Cup double
May 22, 2024 Motorsport

Bertholdt take Zwartkops Volkswagen Rookie Cup double

The Volkswagen Motorsport Rookie Cup delivered close and exciting second round action as its young guns entertained at Zwartkops’ Extreme Festival on Saturday. All eyes may have been on young Durbanite Dhivyen Naidoo following his dominant performance at Killarney last time out, but fellow former karters Jayden Goosen and Uzair Khan topped qualifying with Naidoo third from Judd Bertholdt and Josh…
Thrilling round 3 action delivers high-octane GR Cup drama
May 21, 2024 Motorsport

Thrilling round 3 action delivers high-octane GR Cup drama

The Zwartkops Speed Festival, part of the National Extreme Festival, lived up to its reputation as the 2024 GR Cup delivered another weekend of thrilling racing action. Round 3 of the championship saw intense battles, unexpected twists, and remarkable performances from the motoring writers competing in the series, all behind the wheel of the formidable GR Corolla. Nurse Continues Dominance, But…
Exciting New Route Awaits NWM Ford Team at SARRC Vryheid 400
May 21, 2024 Motorsport

Exciting New Route Awaits NWM Ford Team at SARRC Vryheid 400

The Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Rally-Raid Team will be back in action at Round 2 of the South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC), the inaugural PS Laser Promac Vryheid 400, which takes place in KwaZulu-Natal on 24 and 25 May 2024. The promising performance from both of the EcoBoost V6-powered NWM Ford Rangers at the opening round in Malalane was unfortunately hampered by minor…
Drama and action all the way in National Extreme Festival
May 20, 2024 Motorsport

Drama and action all the way in National Extreme Festival

The National Extreme Festival delivered scintillating racing action and drama aplenty to delight fans at a balmy late autumn’s Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday. The South African Touring Cars, backed by SupaCup, three helpings of Polo Cup, flying Extreme Supercars, wings and slicks Formula 1600 single seaters, SunBet ZX10 Masters motorcycles and Toyota Gazoo Cup all contributed to a great day of…
New MINI John Cooper Works to Debut at 24 Hours of Nürburgring Ahead of its World Premiere
May 20, 2024 Motorsport

New MINI John Cooper Works to Debut at 24 Hours of Nürburgring Ahead of its World Premiere

MINI enthusiasts and motorsport fans are eagerly awaiting the debut of the highly anticipated New MINI John Cooper Works. It is set to make its first appearance at this year's 24 Hours of Nürburgring, one of the toughest endurance races in the world, challenging drivers and teams to conquer the iconic Nürburgring-Nordschleife over a grueling, day-long battle of speed, skill, and reliability. The…
Hyundai regains championship lead in Rally de Portugal
May 15, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai regains championship lead in Rally de Portugal

Hyundai Motorsport has added to its podium tally and taken the lead of the manufacturers’ championship, whilst also extending its drivers’ championship lead, with hard-fought second and third place finishes at Rally de Portugal over the past weekend. Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja confirmed their first podium finish of the season on Sunday with an unwavering push across the day’s four stages. A…
MasterDrive shines at Simola Hillclimb
May 15, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive shines at Simola Hillclimb

In the fourth consecutive year of involvement, the 2024 Simola Hillclimb became witness to MasterDrive's ever-expanding role in the event and the accolades achieved. Starting as the providers of safety cars, MasterDrive's contribution has since grown exponentially. MasterDrive has extended their presence to the delivery of VIP rides, as competitors in the Hillclimb with one of the members being…
Sheldon van der Linde and Enzo Fittipaldi complete successful Rookie Test for Jaguar TCS Racing in Berlin
May 15, 2024 Motorsport

Sheldon van der Linde and Enzo Fittipaldi complete successful Rookie Test for Jaguar TCS Racing in Berlin

Sheldon van der Linde and Enzo Fittipaldi complete a successful 2024 Berlin Formula E Rookie Test. South African Sheldon van der Linde returned after three previous successful rookie tests for Jaguar TCS Racing. He finished the first session in P4, and the second session in P3. The session, at the Tempelhof Airport, was Enzo's Formula E debut, and the first time he has driven the Jaguar I-TYPE 6.…
Excitement builds as GR Cup heads to Zwartkops for Round 3
May 14, 2024 Motorsport

Excitement builds as GR Cup heads to Zwartkops for Round 3

The thrill of motorsport returns as the GR Cup, presented by TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa, heads to the iconic Zwartkops Raceway for the highly anticipated Round 3 of the 2024 championship. With the first two rounds delivering exhilarating action and unexpected twists, anticipation is high for another weekend of intense competition. As the drivers prepare to tackle the challenges of the…
Volkswagen Motorsport leads the way to Zwartkops
May 14, 2024 Motorsport

Volkswagen Motorsport leads the way to Zwartkops

Volkswagen Motorsport is in complete control as the team heads to Zwartkops Raceway for the third round of National Championship Extreme Festival races in Pretoria on Saturday 18 May. Just one championship point separates team drivers, the experienced Jonathan Mogotsi and 2023 Polo Cup champion and SupaCup rookie Charl Michael Visser at the top of the SATC SupaCup leaderboard. Volkswagen Rookie…
Frustrating weekend for quick Andrew at Brands Hatch
May 14, 2024 Motorsport

Frustrating weekend for quick Andrew at Brands Hatch

South African race driver Andrew Rackstraw came away frustrated from his second weekend of Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Brands Hatch in England. The Capetonian showed great speed, but it was not to be his weekend. “It was one of those weekends!” Andrew rued. “I had good pace and we knew we were in for a good run, but a combination of clutch trouble, a bit of bullying and a small mistake on my side…
Ogier and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing triumph again
May 13, 2024 Motorsport

Ogier and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing triumph again

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier has secured a second successive win with his record-breaking sixth victory at the Rally de Portugal. Just like in the previous round on the asphalt roads of Croatia, Ogier and co-driver Vincent Landais triumphed after a thrilling and close battle on Portugal’s gravel stages. Just one second from the lead at the end of Friday, Ogier took over…
Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy Drivers Shine at Zwartkops National
May 10, 2024 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy Drivers Shine at Zwartkops National

The Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy (TGRJA) showcased its red and black liveries at the second round of the national Rotax-powered karting championships at Zwartkops Kart Raceway, its home circuit outside Pretoria. The TGRJA is dedicated to developing young drivers with exceptional promise, and its participation in the championships demonstrates its commitment to nurturing young talent. The…
Service of Thanksgiving for Sir Stirling Moss OBE at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 8th May
May 10, 2024 Motorsport

Service of Thanksgiving for Sir Stirling Moss OBE at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 8th May

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Sir Stirling Moss was held yesterday at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 8th May. A congregation of 2,100 people gathered at the Abbey to celebrate his life and remember his achievements including landmark wins at prestigious events such as the Monaco Grand Prix, the Mille Miglia, and the Targa Florio which solidified his status as one of the most…
Mobil 1™ partners with hypercar front runners Hertz Team JOTA for WEC 2024
May 10, 2024 Motorsport

Mobil 1™ partners with hypercar front runners Hertz Team JOTA for WEC 2024

Mobil 1, the world leading provider of high-performance lubricants, has proudly partnered with The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) competitor, Hertz Team JOTA. This significant partnership sees Mobil 1 expand its footprint in motorsports, reinforcing its commitment to innovation and excellence on the race track and beyond. Mobil 1 celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2024, and this latest…
BMW Group South Africa finishes strong at 2024 Simola Hillclimb
May 08, 2024 Motorsport

BMW Group South Africa finishes strong at 2024 Simola Hillclimb

The 14th instalment of the Simola Hillclimb took place in Knysna from 2–5 May and was a certified adrenaline-fuelled event both for the motorsports enthusiasts in attendance and those watching the livestream online. BMW Group South Africa’s participation in the King of the Hill event on Sunday 5 May proved to be a revolutionary showcase as the brand made history while celebrating the future of…
South Africa’s fastest female superbike racer to compete in global series
May 08, 2024 Motorsport

South Africa’s fastest female superbike racer to compete in global series

In a major coup for women in motorsport, South Africa’s fastest female Superbike racer, Nicole van Aswegen (Nix21), will be leaving for Europe on 13 May, having been invited to participate in the prestigious FIM Women’s Circuit Racing World Championship which will commence in June 2024. It will be the first time in 2024 that the FIM Superbike World Championship will include an inaugural FIM…
Giant-killing Volkswagen stars at exceptional Simola Hillclimb
May 08, 2024 Motorsport

Giant-killing Volkswagen stars at exceptional Simola Hillclimb

The Simola Hillclimb fully lived up to its status as one of South African Motorsport’s favourite racing weekends as Volkswagen Motorsport enjoyed a most successful and thoroughly satisfying weekend of racing up Knysna’s Simola Hillclimb. Daniel Rowe and Jonathan Mogotsi delivered a giant-killing SupaPolo 1-2 in the B2 class, while Cobus ‘Prof’ Barnard put his Volkswagen Golf Mk 1 GTi on podium in…
Chemical Logistics Racing wins Simola Hillclimb overall
May 07, 2024 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics Racing wins Simola Hillclimb overall

Chemical Logistics Racing enjoyed a splendid change of pace over the weekend as Robert Wolk emerged a dominant King of the Hill overall winner of the Simola Hillclimb. C2 class winner Ian Schofield meanwhile won the C2 class en route to a splendid team single seater 1-2 in the process. Wolk took the day with a 37.133 second run in his C3 class Investchem Pilbeam MP58 Infiniti V8, while Schofield…
Suzuki conquers the Simola Hill
May 06, 2024 Motorsport

Suzuki conquers the Simola Hill

Suzuki Auto South Africa dominated the Class A1 podium at this year’s Simola Hill Climb in Knysna. The group entered three Suzuki Swift Sport hot hatches in this year’s race and promptly shattered its lap record. Furthermore, all three cars set lap times that were significantly faster than in the previous two years. The three Swift Sport hot hatches were piloted by Thomas Falkiner, Wesley Greybe…
Two new King of the Hill champions and new record set at 2024 Simola Hillclimb
May 06, 2024 Motorsport

Two new King of the Hill champions and new record set at 2024 Simola Hillclimb

There was lots of adrenaline-fuelled action and drama at the 14th running of the Simola Hillclimb which took place in Knysna from 3 to 5 May 2024. Robert Wolk earned his first King of the Hill title in the Single Seater, Sports Car and Sports Prototypes category, while Dawie Joubert claimed the Modified Saloon Car win for the first time. JP van der Walt entrenched his domination of the Road Car…
Thrilling opening day of King of the Hill at 2024 Simola Hillclimb
May 06, 2024 Motorsport

Thrilling opening day of King of the Hill at 2024 Simola Hillclimb

The opening day of King of the Hill at the 2024 Simola Hillclimb delivered all the excitement and action expected of a thrilling duel between the fastest drivers and cars in South Africa. Having completed four practice runs up the tight and twisty 1.9 km Simola Hill during the morning session, the competitors faced off in a trio of qualifying runs that set the tone for Sunday’s epic battle for…
Scribante secures seventh Classic Conqueror crown at 2024 Simola Hillclimb
May 06, 2024 Motorsport

Scribante secures seventh Classic Conqueror crown at 2024 Simola Hillclimb

Franco Scribante wrote his name in the Simola Hillclimb record books once again by securing his seventh Classic Conqueror title at this year’s extremely competitive Classic Car Friday on 3 May 2024. The intense battle between Scribante, who last won the title in 2021, and reigning champion Andre Bezuidenhout proved as thrilling as the thousands of attending fans expected. However, it was…
MasterDrive takes Simola Hillclimb
May 03, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive takes Simola Hillclimb

The MasterDrive team is taking on the Simola Hillclimb for the fourth consecutive year. Previous roles will be fulfilled including King of the Hill which will be entered by several members of the team. This year, MasterDrive will also be competing in Classic Car Friday. MasterDrive’s participation in the Simola Hillclimb started four years ago during the pandemic when the event was unable to have…
Shelby South Africa and Lindenberg Racing Return to Simola with Eight Muscle Cars
May 03, 2024 Motorsport

Shelby South Africa and Lindenberg Racing Return to Simola with Eight Muscle Cars

The iconic, performance-focused Shelby brand is gearing up for another action-packed Simola Hillclimb, where they will attempt to win their respective categories with an array of vehicles steeped in motorsport heritage. Shelby South Africa and Lindenberg Racing have been stalwarts of the Knysna Simola Hillclimb for over a decade, demonstrating their commitment to this prestigious, annual event.…
BMW Group South Africa Powers Ahead with Cutting-Edge Hydrogen Tech at the 2024 Simola Hillclimb
May 03, 2024 Motorsport

BMW Group South Africa Powers Ahead with Cutting-Edge Hydrogen Tech at the 2024 Simola Hillclimb

BMW Group South Africa is poised for another thrilling showcase at the 2024 Simola Hillclimb, taking place in Knysna from May 2 - 5. The company will showcase its revolutionary BMW iX5 Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, making history as the first hydrogen-powered entrant to compete in this motorsport event. The three-day event attracts global competitors, enthusiasts, and professional racing drivers…
Jaguar TCS Racing secures historic one-two finish in Monaco on the same weekend Jaguar commits to the GEN4 era of Formula E
Apr 29, 2024 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing secures historic one-two finish in Monaco on the same weekend Jaguar commits to the GEN4 era of Formula E

Mitch Evans led home Nick Cassidy for a historic one-two finish for Jaguar TCS Racing around the streets of Monaco – motorsport’s most iconic street circuit – in Round 8 of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. This first win for Jaguar in Monaco comes on the same weekend it committed to be a manufacturer with Jaguar TCS Racing in the GEN4 era of Formula E through to 2030. After a strong…
JLR confirms long-term future for Jaguar TCS Racing with commitment to compete in the GEN4 era of Formula E
Apr 29, 2024 Motorsport

JLR confirms long-term future for Jaguar TCS Racing with commitment to compete in the GEN4 era of Formula E

Jaguar TCS Racing has confirmed a long-term commitment to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship by signing to participate in the GEN4 era, set to commence in 2026 and running through seasons 13-16. Jaguar commits to be a manufacturer with its factory team, Jaguar TCS Racing, in the GEN4 era of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship GEN4 will begin in 2026 and span seasons 13-16 through to…
iLamuna Eezi 9hr Race Makes History: Youngest Female Driver Sets World Record
Apr 29, 2024 Motorsport

iLamuna Eezi 9hr Race Makes History: Youngest Female Driver Sets World Record

The Lemons 9hr Race, held recently with great success, marked a significant milestone in motorsport history. Growing to 58 entries from the previous year, the race showcased the incredible talent, Gees and determination of its participants. One of the standout moments of the event was the world record set by Kirsten "Kiki" Auerswald, the youngest female driver to compete in a 9hr race globally.…
Non-stop action and thrilling spectator attractions in store for 2024 Simola Hillclimb
Apr 26, 2024 Motorsport

Non-stop action and thrilling spectator attractions in store for 2024 Simola Hillclimb

It’s just one week to go before Knysna comes alive to the sound of rip-roaring race and road cars for the 14th edition of the Simola Hillclimb – renowned as South Africa’s premier motoring and motorsport lifestyle event. Simola Hillclimb kicks into gear from Thursday 2 May with scrutineering for Classic Car Friday, the race car display and the popular Knysna Parade leading up to a full day of…
Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy Record Several Wins at Vereeniging’s Regional Rotax Clash
Apr 24, 2024 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy Record Several Wins at Vereeniging’s Regional Rotax Clash

The Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy performed outstandingly at the Vereeniging Kart Circuit during Round 2 of the Northern Regions Rotax Kart Championships. The team's collective efforts resulted in multiple wins and podium finishes across all classes, again demonstrating the academy's dedication and commitment to excellence in the sport. In the premier DD2 class, Jason Coetzee emerged as the…
Form guide out the window for second round of the SA Endurance Championships brought to you by Silverlakes Farm Hotel for the Four Hours of Zwartkops
Apr 23, 2024 Motorsport

Form guide out the window for second round of the SA Endurance Championships brought to you by Silverlakes Farm Hotel for the Four Hours of Zwartkops

Zwartkops Raceway, Pretoria, 27th April The various scenarios and possibilities governing the outcome of the second round of the six-race SA Endurance Championships taking place at Zwartkops Raceway, Pretoria on April 27, mean the series remains wide open for the taking by a number of teams. Outright winners in Round 1 at Redstar Raceway and current championship log leaders Hein and Henk Lategan…
Victory on SARRC opening round for TGRSA's Giniel de Villiers
Apr 23, 2024 Motorsport

Victory on SARRC opening round for TGRSA's Giniel de Villiers

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) started the 2024 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) on a high, with a one-two finish at the opening round in the Mpumalanga town of Malalane. It was Giniel de Villiers and his new co-driver, Elvene Vonk, who sprayed the bubbly from the top step of the podium, with Guy Botterill and his new co-driver, Dennis Murphy, finishing in second place. TGRSA had…
Maharaj Appointed CEO of Motorsport South Africa
Apr 23, 2024 Motorsport

Maharaj Appointed CEO of Motorsport South Africa

The Board of Motorsport South Africa (MSA) announced today the forthcoming departure of its Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Scholtz, toward the end of 2024 as he will have reached the end of his term-limited contract with the company. In a strategic move to ensure continuity and expertise within the organisation, Vic Maharaj, currently serving as MSA's Sporting Services Manager, has been…
Splendid Historic and Regional action entertains in Pretoria
Apr 22, 2024 Motorsport

Splendid Historic and Regional action entertains in Pretoria

The Zwartkops Raceway hosted an entertaining day of Historic and Gauteng Regional racing on Saturday, but it was the thundering Legends V8 Production Saloons of the ‘sixties that stole the show. They shared the weekend with the sleek Le Mans Sports Prototypes, GTs, and Trans Ams, HRSA Sprint and Pursuit races, and Historic Single Seaters. Formula Libre, Lotus Challenge, INEX Legends, Sportscars…
Strong Debut but Mixed Results for NWM Ford Team at 2024 SARRC Season-Opener
Apr 22, 2024 Motorsport

Strong Debut but Mixed Results for NWM Ford Team at 2024 SARRC Season-Opener

The opening round of the 2024 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) proved as exciting as it was dramatic, and it was a strong debut for the new Neil Woolridge Motorsport Ford Ranger Ultimate – but one that unfortunately didn’t translate into the expected results for the NWM Ford Rally-Raid Team. The Nkomazi 400, sponsored by #TeamHilux Rally-Raid, was once again held in the Mpumalanga…
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N to compete for electric production SUV/crossover record at Pikes Peak Hill Climb
Apr 22, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai IONIQ 5 N to compete for electric production SUV/crossover record at Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Hyundai is bound to spark a lot of excitement at the 102nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) in America on 23 June 2024 when two 471 kW Hyundai IONIQ 5 N cars will go after the Electric Production SUV/Crossover record as part of a four-car effort. “We are returning to the mountain stronger than we have left it, with a class leading electric SUV in the form of IONIQ 5 N,”…
Motorcycle racer Bradley Cox proudly supported by TGRSA
Apr 19, 2024 Motorsport

Motorcycle racer Bradley Cox proudly supported by TGRSA

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) continues to proudly support Bradley Cox, in his quest for a 2024 championship. Bradley, son of the legendary Dakar racer Alfie, has made his mark in the world of motorcycle racing in his own right, having won the National Enduro Championship, and bagging three Off-Road Championships and five Motocross titles all before his 20th birthday. He has since brought his…
Next-Generation Ford Ranger ‘Ultimate’ Kicks Off SARRC Title Defence for NWM Ford Rally-Raid Team
Apr 18, 2024 Motorsport

Next-Generation Ford Ranger ‘Ultimate’ Kicks Off SARRC Title Defence for NWM Ford Rally-Raid Team

– The Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Rally-Raid Team is embarking on an exciting new era in the 2024 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) with the launch of a new car, a new major sponsor and the goal of defending the Overall Production Vehicle and class titles it won last year. Headlining the team’s 2024 SARRC campaign – in what is considered one of the most competitive domestic…
Rally-Raid returns with Round 1 this weekend: TGRSA to field four cars in Malalane
Apr 17, 2024 Motorsport

Rally-Raid returns with Round 1 this weekend: TGRSA to field four cars in Malalane

The spectacular South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) will be back in action this weekend, starting with Round 1, the Nkomazi 400 in Malalane, Mpumalanga. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) will be entering four crews in the fray, and even though the drivers are all familiar, there have been some moves in terms of co-drivers. The highly experienced former champion, Dennis Murphy, will be…
Battle of the Speed Demons set to resume at 2024 Simola Hillclimb
Apr 16, 2024 Motorsport

Battle of the Speed Demons set to resume at 2024 Simola Hillclimb

The Single-Seaters, Sports Cars and Sports Prototypes category at the Simola Hillclimb may make up the smallest portion of the field, but these thoroughbred racing cars are the undeniable masters of speed. Six-time winner Andre Bezuidenhout remains the man to beat for the King of the Hill title once again. He claimed his first win in 2017 with the 1989 Dallara F189 Formula 1 car, then returned…
National classes deliver blockbuster Extreme Festival thrills
Apr 15, 2024 Motorsport

National classes deliver blockbuster Extreme Festival thrills

The blockbuster Extreme Festival delivered epic National racing to a large and enthusiastic Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit crowd over the weekend. They were entertained by action and drama of the highest order throughout a day that saw South African National Championship classes racing alongside the cream of Gauteng’s regional categories in a mad dawn to dusk spectacle. The Extreme Supercars Driven…
2024 Defender Rally Series: UK Championship Round 2, Rally Nuts, 12-13 April
Apr 12, 2024 Motorsport

2024 Defender Rally Series: UK Championship Round 2, Rally Nuts, 12-13 April

Round two of the 2024 Defender Rally Series UK Championship takes place this week, from Friday 12 to Saturday 13 April, at Rally Nuts in Wales. Mark Thomas and co-driver Phil Macay lead the Championship, followed by Dennis Ferry and Richard Mills, in second, and Richard Kingsley-Smith and Adel Tyson, in third. Calum McKechnie, General Manager, Bowler Motors, said: “The drivers and co-drivers have…
Swartland plays host to first event of the 2024 SANRC TGRSA to field two crews
Apr 11, 2024 Motorsport

Swartland plays host to first event of the 2024 SANRC: TGRSA to field two crews

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) will be fielding two crews in the opening event of the 2024 South African National Rally Championship (SANRC), which takes place in the area surrounding the Swartland town of Malmesbury this weekend. The Cape Swartland Rally, as the event is officially known, will feature two rounds of the 2024 SANRC, and TGRSA will be entering two Toyota Starlet rally cars. These…
2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship: R6 & R7, Misano, Italy 13/14 April
Apr 11, 2024 Motorsport

2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship: R6 & R7, Misano, Italy 13/14 April

Jaguar TCS Racing leads the Teams’ World Championship with 100 points, with drivers Nick Cassidy and Mitch Evans second and sixth respectively in the drivers’ standings. Sheldon van der Linde will drive in Friday’s FPO, his third rookie test for the team. The inaugural Misano E-Prix starts at 14:03 local time (BST +1 hours) on Saturday 13 April. James Barclay, Managing Director, JLR Motorsport…
Exciting start to 2024 SA Rally-Raid season with the #TeamHilux Rally-Raid Nkomazi in Malalane
Apr 08, 2024 Motorsport

Exciting start to 2024 SA Rally-Raid season with the #TeamHilux Rally-Raid Nkomazi in Malalane

The 2024 SA Rally-Raid Championship might have kicked off somewhat later than usual with the first round of the season, the #TeamHiluxRally-Raid Nkomazi taking place on 19 and 20 April in the Malalane area in Mpumalanga, but it will all be worth the wait. With South African competitors and vehicle manufacturers playing major roles in the rally-raid scene globally and the World Rally-Raid…
Volkswagen Motorsport keen to keep on winning at Kyalami
Apr 08, 2024 Motorsport

Volkswagen Motorsport keen to keep on winning at Kyalami

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to South African motor racing’s biggest weekend at the Kyalami grand Prix Circuit Extreme Festival from 11 – 13 April 2024. Team drivers, 2023 Polo Cup champion and SupaCup rookie Charl Michael Visser, and seasoned teammate Jonathan Mogotsi shared the South African Touring Cars (SATC) SupaCup honours at the Cape Town opener, while inaugural Volkswagen Rookie Cup…
Maserati GT2 ready to debut in 2024 Fanatec GT2 European Series Powered by Pirelli
Apr 08, 2024 Motorsport

Maserati GT2 ready to debut in 2024 Fanatec GT2 European Series Powered by Pirelli

Maserati GT2 will be on the starting grid at the Paul Ricard circuit in the opening round of the 2024 Fanatec GT2 European Series Powered by Pirelli, scheduled for 5 and 6 April at the French circuit. Three cars – two run by LP Racing, and one by the TFT Racing team– are preparing to take part in the new season of the European championship reserved for GT2 class cars. The Trident is liming up on…
Loosemore versus Victor in big Kyalami Astron Energy Polo Cup Day
Apr 08, 2024 Motorsport

Loosemore versus Victor in big Kyalami Astron Energy Polo Cup Day

Astron Energy Polo Cup heads to the biggest race meeting of the year at Kyalami Gran Prix Circuit Extreme Festival for a second round from 11-13 April 2024. With thirteen National and Regional Extreme Festival classes coming together, Astron Energy Polo Cup is determined to deliver the best show of the lot at the home of South African motorsport. Nathan Victor and Jason Loosemore converge at…
Sparks set to fly in Modified Saloon Car category at 2024 Simola Hillclimb
Apr 08, 2024 Motorsport

Sparks set to fly in Modified Saloon Car category at 2024 Simola Hillclimb

It has to rank among the fiercest and mightiest automotive battles of them all, where millimetre precision and as little as hundredths of a second decide the fate between winners and losers. We are, of course, talking about the epic Modified Saloon Car fight for King of the Hill glory at the Simola Hillclimb, which features the wildest, most powerful and fastest tin-top racing cars in South…
South Africa’s James Barclay on his journey to the top of Formula E
Apr 08, 2024 Motorsport

South Africa’s James Barclay on his journey to the top of Formula E

South African-born James Barclay is set on conquering the world’s top electric racing series. Barclay is the team principal of Jaguar TCS Racing, who currently sit top of the teams and drivers championships in Season 10 of the FIA Formula E World Championship. After a strong start to the season, Barclay will be looking to guide the British outfit to their first team and drivers’ championships…
60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami set for release
Apr 04, 2024 Motorsport

60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami set for release

Hot on the heels of the exclusive Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories, publishers, SA Motorsport Memories are about to release another, subtly more focussed book. 60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami will imminently be available to order. Recently previewed at a function there hosted by dual Porsche South Africa and Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit CEO Toby Venter and author Denis…
Strong finish softens Hyundai’s pain at Safari Rally Kenya
Apr 04, 2024 Motorsport

Strong finish softens Hyundai’s pain at Safari Rally Kenya

Hyundai Motorsport has enjoyed a strong final day at the past weekend’s Safari Rally Kenya, the third round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), where Ott Tänak and Thierry Neuville finished first and second in the Super Sunday standings. All three Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team crews demonstrated strong pace in the Hyundai i20 N Rally1 Hybrid across the six remaining tests, taking…
Blockbuster Kyalami Extreme Festival weekend for Dunlop
Apr 04, 2024 Motorsport

Blockbuster Kyalami Extreme Festival weekend for Dunlop

The biggest race meeting for years is brewing down Kyalami way. Teams from across the country are flat out preparing for the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit’s 11 to 13 April combined South African National and Regional Extreme Festival. It’s also a huge weekend for Dunlop Motorsport, with no less than a record ten categories competing on South Africa’s favourite racing tyres. “The blockbuster Extreme…
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing roars to fourth successive Safari triumph
Apr 03, 2024 Motorsport

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing roars to fourth successive Safari triumph

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team has won the legendary Safari Rally Kenya for the fourth year in a row, with Kalle Rovanperä leading Takamoto Katsuta in a one-two finish on the demanding African event. The team continues its unbeaten run on the toughest round of the FIA World Rally Championship since its return to the calendar in 2021, while also extending the all-time Safari record set by…
Jaguar TCS Racing complete their 100th race in Tokyo and lead the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
Apr 03, 2024 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing complete their 100th race in Tokyo and lead the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Jaguar TCS Racing took valuable points in the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix, the team’s 100th race, as Nick Cassidy delivered a calculated drive climbing up from 19th position through into 8th place at the finish. Mitch Evans finished both his and the teams’ 100th race in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in fifteenth after a challenging E-Prix. Qualifying saw both Jaguar TCS Racing drivers in…
Team Mitsubishi Ralliart to Compete in the Asia Cross Country Rally 2024
Mar 27, 2024 Motorsport

Team Mitsubishi Ralliart to Compete in the Asia Cross Country Rally 2024

Team Mitsubishi Ralliart will be competing in the Asia Cross Country Rally (hereafter, AXCR) from Thailand to Malaysia scheduled for August of this year. The team will be aiming to claim the championship with a modified cross-country version of the Triton pickup truck (the T1 prototype) while further reinforcing its overall strength, focusing on enhanced power performance. At last year's AXCR,…
Toyota SA Partnering with the SA National Rally Championship
Mar 25, 2024 Motorsport

Toyota SA Partnering with the SA National Rally Championship

The SA National Rally Championship (NRC) is pleased to announce that Toyota SA will return to the championship after a seven-year sabbatical. ” We are thrilled to officially welcome back a manufacturer, who has a major presence in both the global and local motorsport scenes, as a partner to Stage Rallying in South Africa. This collaboration with Toyota is an important step towards ensuring that…
MasterDrive Driver Search winner announced
Mar 25, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive Driver Search winner announced

MasterDrive Driver Search has selected its winner to compete with the team at Simola Hillclimb. Shuaib Dhansay was selected from over 80 aspiring applicants eventually emerging victorious due to both his driving skills and winning attitude. In 2023, MasterDrive Driver Search launched the inaugural initiative to greater than expected success. The General Manager of coastal regions at MasterDrive,…
High performance and innovation the hallmarks of Road Car and Supercar category
Mar 21, 2024 Motorsport

High performance and innovation the hallmarks of Road Car and Supercar category

One of the most appealing and fascinating aspects of hillclimb events is the diverse range of cars competing, and this is especially true of the Road-going Saloon Car and Supercar category at the Simola Hillclimb, which takes place from 2 to 5 May 2024. With a line-up featuring everything from hot hatchbacks to super saloons and top-end supercars, there truly is something for everyone at the…
60 Years of Porsche racing at Kyalami
Mar 18, 2024 Motorsport

60 Years of Porsche racing at Kyalami

Local motorsport publishing company, SA Motorsport Memories, previewed a new book at a function hosted by Toby Venter at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Several motoring media, contributing photographers and other dignitaries joined author Denis Klopper and his team at the announcement. The high-quality large format book (280mm x 240mm) covering the vast and impressive competition history of Porsche…
Suzuki to return to the Simola hill
Mar 18, 2024 Motorsport

Suzuki to return to the Simola hill

The hills will soon be alive with the sound of the Suzuki Swift Sport racing. Suzuki Auto South Africa has entered three new Swift Sport models in this year’s Simola Hill Climb, scheduled from 2 to 5 May in Knysna. This is the third year in a row that Suzuki will compete for the silverware in class A1 of the King of the Hill competition and its second as a Tier One sponsor of the event. As such,…
Daniel Pienaar announces 2024 Rally season drivers
Mar 15, 2024 Motorsport

Daniel Pienaar announces 2024 Rally season drivers

Daniel Pienaar Technical High school in the small town of Kariega, made history last year, not only for being home to the oldest technical school in South Africa with motorsport as an official school sport, but also significantly, for Motorsport South Africa scooping the prestigious international FIA President’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Award for the work being done at the school. This…
South African Touring Cars’ youngest driver, Anthony Pretorius, ready to take to the track
Mar 15, 2024 Motorsport

South African Touring Cars’ youngest driver, Anthony Pretorius, ready to take to the track

Grade 11 learner Anthony Pretorius grew up around the racetrack, so it’s no surprise that at 17 years old, he’s already taken to the steering wheel. On the road to wrapping up his schooling career next year, Pretorius’ dreams of pursuing racing are within his reach, with his latest achievement as the youngest driver in the newly re-branded South African Touring Cars series. From watching cars…
Extreme Supercars will all race on Dunlop from Saturday
Mar 13, 2024 Motorsport

Extreme Supercars will all race on Dunlop from Saturday

While most of the cars competing in all classes at Saturday’s South African National Championship Extreme Festival season opener at Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway will race on its rubber, it is still a huge weekend for Dunlop Tyres. While they have already raced as such at the Passion for Speed races in January, it will be the first time the entire Extreme SuperCars field races on…
2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship: Round 4: São Paulo, 16 march
Mar 12, 2024 Motorsport

2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship: Round 4: São Paulo, 16 march

Jaguar TCS Racing currently leads the Teams’ Championship on 78 points, with drivers Nick Cassidy and Mitch Evans first and fifth respectively in the drivers’ standings. The 2024 São Paulo E-Prix will start at 14:03 local time (GMT - 3 hours). James Barclay, Managing Director, JLR Motorsport and Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal: “Heading into São Paulo we are in a great position, top of both the…
Fire and drama in closing stage of season opener for SA GT National Championships
Mar 12, 2024 Motorsport

Fire and drama in closing stage of season opener for SA GT National Championships

Drama in the final moments of the SA Endurance Series season opener at Red Star Raceway, Delmas saw Henk Lategan take the chequered flag in the BBR Racing Porsche a mere 0,8 seconds ahead of the Promigen Audi - this after a fire aboard the Slingshot Backdraft of Steve Clark caught fire briefly but enough to bring out the safety car. With just one racing lap to go after the safety car left the…
MasterDrive returns to Knysna for adrenaline-packed Simola Hillclimb
Mar 12, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive returns to Knysna for adrenaline-packed Simola Hillclimb

At MasterDrive, it's not just about imparting driving skills. Highlighting the joy of driving is an important priority. And what better way to demonstrate this than by hitting the road at the annual Simola Hillclimb, a prestigious motorsport event held every year in Knysna that attracts enthusiasts from all around the globe. MasterDrive is set to return to the Knysna Hills from 2 to 5 May this…
Final season of Investchem Formula 1600 before MSA4 takes over
Mar 11, 2024 Motorsport

Final season of Investchem Formula 1600 before MSA4 takes over

2024 will be bring another rich era of South African single seater racing to an end when Investchem Formula 1600 commences its final season at Killarney International Raceway’s 2024 Extreme Festival season opener on Saturday 16 March. The series will then step up to the all-new MSA4 formula from 2025. Which means that whoever takes this year’s title, will be the final South African Formula 1600…
Coetzee confirmed as 2023 VW Challenge B champion
Mar 11, 2024 Motorsport

Coetzee confirmed as 2023 VW Challenge B champion

Ethan Coetzee has been confirmed as PABAR Volkswagen Challenge Class B champion for 2023. While another driver was initially declared champion, a series of MSA hearings made that provisional, before an MSA National Court of Appeal this week declared Coetzee champion. Coetzee’s rival’s car was found to have illicit chassis modifications in the Aldo Scribante round in the mid-season. The competitor…
Hyundai returns to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Mar 08, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai returns to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Hyundai will return to the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in America, also known as “The Race to the Clouds”, in June this year with a four-car team. This year’s race to the summit on America’s Mountain will mark another milestone in Hyundai’s long history with the event, an effort that began in 1992 in Colorado. Hyundai will enter the 2024 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb…
2024 Simola Hillclimb primed for a classic battle
Mar 06, 2024 Motorsport

2024 Simola Hillclimb primed for a classic battle

The Simola Hillclimb always delivers an exceptional showcase of some of the most spectacular cars in South Africa, whether it’s a monstrous modern machine taking on King of the Hill or one of the vintage old-timers blowing out the cobwebs and competing for glory on Classic Car Friday. The opening event for this annual event is always captivating, as iconic cars spanning no less than 98 years of…
SA's next biggest fuel brand Astron Energy to sponsor Polo Cup
Mar 05, 2024 Motorsport

SA's next biggest fuel brand Astron Energy to sponsor Polo Cup

Astron Energy has partnered with Volkswagen Motorsport to be the new title sponsor for Volkswagen Polo Cup from 2024. Astron Energy, which is in the process of rebranding one of South Africa’s largest existing fuel filling station forecourt networks, sees South Africa’s finest young racing drivers’ championship as an excellent platform to promote its reimagined fuel brand. “We are delighted to…
Red Star Raceway hosts the sizzling season opener for SAE National Championships
Mar 05, 2024 Motorsport

Red Star Raceway hosts the sizzling season opener for SAE National Championships

Preview: SAE National Championship Rd 1 Red Star Raceway, Delmas, 9th March Sticking with the format that proved so popular last year, the SA Endurance National Championship (SAE) will get the 2024 season underway at Red Star Raceway, Delmas on March 9, where good food, excellent spectator viewing, and a family-friendly environment make it ideal for ‘a day at the races’. It is going to be a…
Only 15 Kyalami 60 Years of Memories books left
Mar 01, 2024 Motorsport

Only 15 Kyalami 60 Years of Memories books left

Early March was always South African Grand Prix month at Kyalami. Traditionally, Formula 1 would arrive at the Midrand circuit two weeks before the race for the traditional pre-season tests, and then the race. Just like happened at Bahrain last week, but rather right here at Kyalami, back then. An emotion-filled week fortnight for race fans, we waited all year for it. We watched champions like…
Chemical Logistics' new BMW team, colours ready to race
Feb 29, 2024 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics' new BMW team, colours ready to race

Chemical Logistics BMW Racing will start the 2024 South African Touring Car championship with two cars at the Extreme Festival season opener at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 16 March. With both 128tis sporting BMW Motorsport-inspired colours, double champion Robert Wolk leads the team in Investchem colours, alongside SATC newcomer Andy Schofield’s new FlySafair car. Robert Wolk is looking for…
Max Verstappen chased by FPV drone in first ever F1 ‘one shot’
Feb 29, 2024 Motorsport

Max Verstappen chased by FPV drone in first ever F1 ‘one shot’

New technology invented by Dutch team ‘Dutch Drone Gods’ delivers the fastest FPV drone single shot, following Max Verstappen’s brand new Oracle Red Bull Racing RB20 for a full lap of the Silverstone Circuit. The uninterrupted first-person-view (FPV) footage of the 3-time Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen’s full lap of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, was shot with manually piloted drone…
Defender Rally Series launches biggest and most competitive season yet
Feb 28, 2024 Motorsport

Defender Rally Series launches biggest and most competitive season yet

Defender has revealed the 2024 Defender Rally Series vehicle and driver line-up ahead of the opening round of this year’s UK championship on Saturday, 2 March. This year’s Defender Rally Series UK will have the largest competitive field in the championship’s history, with up to 16 driver and co-driver pairings contesting each event. It brings novice and experienced drivers together to compete in…
Top 15 greatest F1 tracks of all time revealed
Feb 27, 2024 Motorsport

Top 15 greatest F1 tracks of all time revealed

Rank Circuit Average attendance per day No. of turns Lap length (km) Max Speed (km/h) % of laps at full throttle Final score (/10) 1 Monza Circuit, Italy 112,216 17 5.793 350 84% 9.05 2 Imola Circuit, Italy 43,333 19 4.909 350 84% 8.69 3 Circuit Silverstone, UK 160,000 18 5.891 329.5 70% 8.51 4 Jeddah Street Circuit, Saudi Arabia 47,667 27 6.174 330 79% 7.84 5 Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium 126,667…
2024 GR Cup features new cars and driver lineup
Feb 27, 2024 Motorsport

2024 GR Cup features new cars and driver lineup

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA's exciting GR Cup, driven by Netstar, is all set for its third instalment, with the cars and drivers for the 2024 season now in place. This year, the GR Cup will be contested in the powerful GR Corolla, with six members of the motoring media vying for honours over seven rounds. The GR Corolla used in the series is a standard car, but sports updated black GR livery. The car…
5 Things Matthew Kanniah Learned at the RB20 Launch
Feb 27, 2024 Motorsport

5 Things Matthew Kanniah Learned at the RB20 Launch

(image) Celebrating 20 Years of Red Bull Racing's forever rebel spirit, with Matthew Kanniah who was at the exclusive launch of the RB20. Matthew Kanniah recently travelled all the way to Milton Keynes to meet the Oracle Red Bull Racing Team and experience the unveiling of the new RB20. Here are just a few of the insights (and special pics) he came home with. This year marks the 20th anniversary…
SA developed cars to take over from Investchem Formula 1600
Feb 27, 2024 Motorsport

SA developed cars to take over from Investchem Formula 1600

South African single seater racing is set for a revolution, when a Investchem MSA4 takes over from Formula 1600 as the country’s premier wings and slicks class from 2025. Formula 1600 will continue for as is 2024, before being replaced by the unique new South African developed MSA4 cars next year. “While Investchem Formula 1600 has served us incredibly well, delivered champions and great talent…
2024 Regional Festival racing circus starts at Zwartkops Saturday
Feb 26, 2024 Motorsport

2024 Regional Festival racing circus starts at Zwartkops Saturday

The 2024 circuit racing season finally gets under way when Zwartkops Raceway hosts the opening Regional Festival round this Saturday 2 March. As always, an eclectic mix of Gauteng’s favourite race series will thrill fans, but with new men, women and machines at play, there’s always that extra bit of early season intrigue too. Probably the fastest and most dramatic action will come from the…
SuperSport to broadcast live all six rounds of the 2024 SAES National Championship
Feb 26, 2024 Motorsport

SuperSport to broadcast live all six rounds of the 2024 SAES National Championship

SAES have just received confirmation from SuperSport that all six rounds of our 2024 South African National Championship will be broadcast live. This is fantastic news for the series as it serves as one of the pinnacle points we set out in our strategy document two years ago when we purchased the company. We believed that in order to fully service sponsors, we needed to get ourselves onto a…
Dive into the Thrills: Red Bull Racing's 20th F1 Season Launch & Exclusive 'Forever Rebl' Review on TikTok!
Feb 21, 2024 Motorsport

Dive into the Thrills: Red Bull Racing's 20th F1 Season Launch & Exclusive 'Forever Rebl' Review on TikTok!

Oracle Red Bull Racing kicked off its 20th Season in Formula One with a thrilling globally live-streamed event, heralding the start of a year-long celebration. This milestone underscores the Team’s significant impact on F1, both on and off the track, as it transitioned from paddock newcomers to multiple championship victors. Join F1, Motorsport & Lifestyle Content Creator - Matthew Kanniah as he…
2024 World Car Person of the Year - Adrian Newey, OBE, Red Bull Racing
Feb 21, 2024 Motorsport

2024 World Car Person of the Year - Adrian Newey, OBE, Red Bull Racing

The World Car Awards jury panel representing 100+ journalists from 29 countries have voted Adrian Newey, OBE, Red Bull Racing as the 2024 World Car PERSON of the Year. As Chief Technical Officer of Red Bull Racing, aerodynamicist Adrian Newey is the designer and driving force behind the RB19, the most dominant race car in the history of Formula One. In 2023, it won 21 of 22 races enabling Red…
GTC Championship glory for TGRSA's Variawa
Feb 21, 2024 Motorsport

GTC Championship glory for TGRSA's Variawa

The 2023 Global Touring Cars (GTC) season was balanced on a knife-edge, going into Round 7 at the Zwartops International Raceway, on 14 October, 2023. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA's (TGRSA) Saood Variawa, driving in his first GTC season, was only three points adrift of the championship leader, Robert Wolk, in a privately entered Toyota Corolla GTC. With such a small deficit, the final round became a…
South Africa shines in inaugural African Karting Cup
Feb 19, 2024 Motorsport

South Africa shines in inaugural African Karting Cup

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem has lauded the first African Karting Cup which took place this weekend at Zwartkops, as an overwhelming success saying, “Congratulations to all competitors who took part in the first Africa Karting Cup in collaboration with Motorsport South Africa. Thanks to the vision and commitment of Rodrigo Rocha, FIA Vice-President for Sport - Africa, ROK Cup SA and…
Hyundai stays on top with victory in Rally Sweden
Feb 19, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai stays on top with victory in Rally Sweden

Hyundai Motorsport’s Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm have secured the team’s second win of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season at Rally Sweden. With a fantastic advantage at the head of the pack, Lappi and Ferm remained focused on the ultimate prize on Sunday’s three final stages to bring home their second WRC victory. The Finns kept their cool across 300 km of treacherous conditions…
Lemons 9hr Race Roars into Cape Town: Africa's Largest Motorsport race coming to the mother city
Feb 16, 2024 Motorsport

Lemons 9hr Race Roars into Cape Town: Africa's Largest Motorsport race coming to the mother city

The Lemons 9hr Race is set to make history in Cape Town as Africa's largest motorsport event holds its inaugural mother city event, the Mischief Garage 9hr. Building on the success of its predecessor, the 9 & 24hr race in Johannesburg. With an impressive 76 entries to the 24hr race in Johannesburg, the Lemons series has established itself as a powerhouse in the African motorsport scene. Since its…
Oracle Red Bull Racing launch 20th season in Formula One  
Feb 16, 2024 Motorsport

Oracle Red Bull Racing launch 20th season in Formula One  

Oracle Red Bull Racing today embarked on its 20th Season in Formula One with a globally live-streamed show, kicking off a year of celebration that will explore the Team’s impact on F1, on and off, the track and how the Team grew from paddock upstarts to multiple championship winners. To fire up the festivities, today’s 2024 Season Launch saw the start of the new ‘Forever Rebl’ campaign. Created…
Ready, Set, Go - The stage is set for this weekend’s inaugural African Karting Cup 
Feb 16, 2024 Motorsport

Ready, Set, Go - The stage is set for this weekend’s inaugural African Karting Cup 

Excitement is palatable as participants start flooding into South Africa from across Africa for the big showdown at the first African Karting Cup on Saturday 17 February at the Zwartkops Kart Circuit in Centurion. 40 of the finest participants from across Africa including Angola, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe will compete in this exciting…
Hyundai Motorsport tackles Rally Sweden with new car livery, celebrating 10 years in WRC
Feb 14, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai Motorsport tackles Rally Sweden with new car livery, celebrating 10 years in WRC

Hyundai Motorsport has unveiled an all-new look for its 2024 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) campaign, which pays tribute to 10 years of N in WRC, ahead of this week’s Rally Sweden from 15 to 18 February. Since its inception in 2012, Hyundai Motorsport has worked with Hyundai Motor Company to channel the learnings from its motorsport activities into Hyundai’s high-performance road-going cars.…
10-time SA superbike champ, King Price Xtreme’s Clint Seller moves into the Masters realm
Feb 13, 2024 Motorsport

10-time SA superbike champ, King Price Xtreme’s Clint Seller moves into the Masters realm

Clint Seller is SA’s undisputed king of Ultimate Superbike racing. With 10 championships to his name, he’s created a legacy for younger riders to aspire to. And now, in 2024, he has his sights set on the ZX10 Masters Cup. Still with King Price Xtreme backing him, this shift entails a move away from his beloved Honda CBR1000RR-R to a Kawasaki – and, even after more than 30 years in the saddle, he…
Headline sponsors contribute to Simola Hillclimb success
Feb 13, 2024 Motorsport

Headline sponsors contribute to Simola Hillclimb success

The excitement is rapidly building for the 14th edition of the Simola Hillclimb, which is less than three months away and takes place in Knysna from 2 to 5 May 2024. While the competitors and the dazzling array of cars being enthusiastically driven up the 1.9 km Simola Hill are the main attraction, it also creates a fantastic marketing opportunity for sponsors and partners that play a vital role…
Extreme Supercars complete total Dunlop SA racing domination
Feb 08, 2024 Motorsport

Extreme Supercars complete total Dunlop SA racing domination

Among South Africa’s fastest and most exciting circuit motor racing categories, Extreme SuperCars enters a new era driven by Dunlop in 2024. The Extreme Supercars Driven by Dunlop season has already started with the opening round at Zwartkops’ 27 January Passion for Speed Festival. Now not only will they continue to race on new Dunlop D20 full slick control tyres, but they will do so with…
Tudor returns to motorsport, joining forces with newly created VISA Cash App RB Formula One team
Feb 07, 2024 Motorsport

Tudor returns to motorsport, joining forces with newly created VISA Cash App RB Formula One team

TUDOR joins the brand-new Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team as an official partner, powering the team to the front of the grid. TUDOR has established a long legacy of competing on the racetrack. TUDOR supported winning teams during the golden era of motorsport, starting with the Tudor Watch Racing Team in the late ‘60s, all the way to the recent IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Now, in…
Premier South African Touring Car racing enters a new era
Feb 06, 2024 Motorsport

Premier South African Touring Car racing enters a new era

South African Touring Cars will take over from Global Touring Car racing from 2024. South Africa’s premier wings and slicks tin-top race series has undergone a radical transformation over the past two seasons. The new name not only concludes that evolution, but it also now far better defines the series and its intentions. Global Touring Car racing was launched in South Africa ten years ago late…
Motul dominates at the 46th Dakar Rally
Jan 31, 2024 Motorsport

Motul dominates at the 46th Dakar Rally

The 2024 edition of the Dakar – regarded by many veterans as the toughest staging of the ultimate Rally-Raid event since the 2020 move to Saudi Arabia – saw Motul-backed participants achieve notable successes and occupy several of the category podiums. For Motul, the Dakar is not just a legendary challenge for athletes and vehicles. It also provides the ultimate real-time testbed for their…
South Africa to host inaugural African Karting Cup 
Jan 31, 2024 Motorsport

South Africa to host inaugural African Karting Cup 

Next month the African karting spotlight will be placed firmly on South Africa as the country hosts the inaugural African Karting Cup (AKC) between 15 – 17 February at the Formula-K Kart circuit in Benoni. 40 of the finest participants from over 15 African countries including Angola, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Tanzania, South Africa and Zimbabwe will compete in this exciting…
Nick Cassidy takes his first victory for Jaguar TCS Racing
Jan 30, 2024 Motorsport

Nick Cassidy takes his first victory for Jaguar TCS Racing

Nick Cassidy won the 2024 Diriyah E-Prix for Jaguar TCS Racing, in his third race for the British team. The 29-year-old has achieved a hat-trick of podiums since he joined Jaguar TCS Racing at the start of the season. Nick lined up third on the grid after a successful Qualifying session saw him secure a place in the semi-final of the Duels. After holding position at the start of the round three…
Annual festival kicks SA race season off in classic style
Jan 29, 2024 Motorsport

Annual festival kicks SA race season off in classic style

A packed Zwartkops Raceway thrilled an enthusiastic crowd with on track thrills, race heroes and eye candy to satisfy even the most ardent of race fans on Saturday. Spearheaded by a field of ancient Formula 1 cars, most of them also carrying tremendous South African history, there were sports, GT, and saloon car races aplenty, legendary drivers and cars on parade and much more at the Pretoria…
South Africans Woolridge and Dreyer End Gruelling 2024 Dakar Rally on a High
Jan 25, 2024 Motorsport

South Africans Woolridge and Dreyer End Gruelling 2024 Dakar Rally on a High

The Dakar Rally is renowned as one of the world’s toughest motorsport events, and with good reason. It takes place over two punishing weeks where competitors and vehicles are pushed to the absolute limit in some of the most unforgiving terrain on earth. For the 46th edition of this legendary race, which was held in Saudi Arabia for the fifth consecutive year from 5 to 19 January 2024, the line-up…
Teenager Koloc a fine 25th, gentleman Carmans 34th
Jan 24, 2024 Motorsport

Teenager Koloc a fine 25th, gentleman Carmans 34th

South Africa’s Red-Lined Motorsport enjoyed another brilliant Dakar in the gruelling 2024 race that ended in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia on Friday. Billed as one of the toughest Dakar’s in recent years, that did not deter teen sensation Aliyyah Koloc from racing home 25th among the world’s best Ultimate race car rivals in her Red-Lined REVO T1+. Gentleman Rally Raid racer, debutant Stefan Carmans…
HINO finishes 33rd consecutive Dakar Rally
Jan 24, 2024 Motorsport

HINO finishes 33rd consecutive Dakar Rally

Hino continued to build on its astounding record of 33 starts and 33 finishes in the gruelling Dakar Rally which finished in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia on January 19. Hino’s record goes back to the 1991 Dakar Rally. Since then, at least one Hino truck has competed in the event and qualified as an official finisher. What makes this record truly phenomenal is the fact that often Hino has had only one…
Toyota GR86 Triumph at Kyalami 9-Hour Endurance Race
Jan 24, 2024 Motorsport

Toyota GR86 Triumph at Kyalami 9-Hour Endurance Race

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa’s (TGRSA) first foray into the South African Endurance Series (SAES) in 2022, proved to reap rewards as the ‘newcomer’ team, that won The Index of Performance title with their near-standard Toyota GR Yaris entries into the South African Endurance Series (SAES) final round - Nine-Hours of Killarney event. For the 2023 SAES season finale, the venue moved to the…
Jaguar TCS Racing looking to build upon strong season-opening performance in double-header 2024 Diriyah E-Prix
Jan 23, 2024 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing looking to build upon strong season-opening performance in double-header 2024 Diriyah E-Prix

Jaguar TCS Racing return to the track on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January for rounds two and three of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Racing under the lights of Diriyah holds positive memories for the team, having previously secured three podiums and a race win at this track. Jaguar TCS Racing drivers Nick Cassidy and Mitch Evans have been working hard…
Accolades and awards for South African competitors and vehicle manufacturers after extremely tough 2024 Dakar Rally
Jan 23, 2024 Motorsport

Accolades and awards for South African competitors and vehicle manufacturers after extremely tough 2024 Dakar Rally

South African competitors and vehicle manufacturers participating in the 2024 Dakar Rally from 5 to 19 January in Saudi Arabia, showed why they can compete with the best in the world as they earned and bagged numerous accolades and awards after two formidable weeks and 4 700 kilometres of timed racing from the ancient city of AlUla to the shores of the Red Sea, conquering the daunting dunes of…
Refreshed Hyundai Motorsport team ready to tackle Rallye Monte-Carlo
Jan 22, 2024 Motorsport

Refreshed Hyundai Motorsport team ready to tackle Rallye Monte-Carlo

Hyundai Motorsport is refreshed and ready to return to the stages for its 11th season in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at the legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo. The treacherous mixed-conditions event, running from Thursday 25 January to Sunday 28 January 2024, will host the opening round of the WRC season for the 44th time next week. This year features an updated itinerary, with the stages…
Zwartkops international racing festival to call back past
Jan 22, 2024 Motorsport

Zwartkops international racing festival to call back past

The 2024 South African circuit racing season kicks off in typical splendid Zwartkops style when the annual Passion for Speed will thrill fans as ever on the weekend of 26 and 27 January. Set to deliver among the best Pretoria historic racing festival weekends yet, an incredible selection of Passion for Speed highlights is ready to wow race enthusiasts with local and international attractions…
Dakar rookies shine for Toyota Gazoo Racing
Jan 22, 2024 Motorsport

Dakar rookies shine for Toyota Gazoo Racing

The 2024 edition of the Dakar Rally brought mixed results for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, but while some of the team’s big names found the going particularly tough, it was the two rookie drivers who made their presence count. This underscores TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa (TGRSA)’s commitment to the development of motorsport in South Africa, and proves that emerging talents have a clear path from the…
Branch second, Cox 3rd in R2, 7 SA cars in Dakar top ten
Jan 19, 2024 Motorsport

Branch second, Cox 3rd in R2, 7 SA cars in Dakar top ten

Spaniards Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz quite literally cruised home to clinch El Matador’s fourth Dakar win at Yanbu in Saudi Arabia on Friday It was a major petrol-electric coup for Audi, while seven South African made cars filled the top ten. It was instead a flat out race on two wheels, where Ricky Brabec clinched his second Dakar bike win as he held former multiple South African Champion Ross…
Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S23 Premium Motorcycle Sports Tyres Selected as Original Equipment on Yamaha Motor MT-09
Jan 19, 2024 Motorsport

Bridgestone BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S23 Premium Motorcycle Sports Tyres Selected as Original Equipment on Yamaha Motor MT-09

Bridgestone Corporation today announced that it will supply BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S23 tyres as original equipment for the new European road sports MT-09 released by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Yamaha Motor’s new MT-09 version has been developed under The Knight Horse concept, further refining the ride quality of The Rodeo Master, which has been advocated to date. In terms of design, the Torque & Agile…
Brabec wins toughest Dakar, Branch second, Cox third in R3
Jan 19, 2024 Motorsport

Brabec wins toughest Dakar, Branch second, Cox third in R3

Ricky Brabec has won Dakar 2024 for Honda from Hero Rider Ross Branch and Honda Teammate Adrien van Beveren. Californian Brabec ended sixth on the final day to consolidate his 10-minute advantage over the Botswana rider Branch as KTM duo Kevin Benavides and Toby Price took the day from Luciano Benavides. South Africa’s Bradley Cox meanwhile ended third overall in the Rally 2 class. Brabec, and…
Upsets at Dakar 2024 as stage 11 bites hard
Jan 19, 2024 Motorsport

Upsets at Dakar 2024 as stage 11 bites hard

The penultimate stage of Dakar 2024 brought disappointment for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s leading crew of Lucas Moraes and Armand Monleon. The Brazilian driver and his Spanish co-driver were hoping to retain their podium position over the closing stages of the event, but a series of problems put paid to their hopes of a solid result, relegating them to 9th in the overall standings. Earlier in the…
Ross beats Brabec to win, stays second, Bradley takes R2
Jan 18, 2024 Motorsport

Ross beats Brabec to win, stays second, Bradley takes R2

Dakar’s Bike Stage 11 proved a brilliant one for Southern Africa as Botswana rider Ross Branch won the day to consolidate his second place. SA rider Bradley Cox meanwhile stormed to the Rally 2 win to move onto podium and into contention for a shock R2 win. Overall leader Ricky Brabec benefited significant bonuses to end second on Thursday to consolidate his motorcycle lead with 172 km left to…
Saood/Francois fastest for TGR on Dakar 2024 Stage 10
Jan 18, 2024 Motorsport

Saood/Francois fastest for TGR on Dakar 2024 Stage 10

Dakar 2024 may be heading towards its conclusion, but the race seems to be far from over. Stage 10 of the twelve-stage race proved a tough one for many of the top crews, including TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's leading pairings. Even so, the team managed to retain its overall positions, and is well-placed for the final two stages, which will take the rally to the finish in the coastal Saudi Arabian town…
Extreme E extends partnership with Founding Partner Continental
Jan 18, 2024 Motorsport

Extreme E extends partnership with Founding Partner Continental

Extreme E has revealed its calendar for the upcoming 2024 season, as the pioneering off-road racing championship gears up for its fourth campaign. Extreme E, the pioneering electric off-road racing championship, is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with Continental, the championship's official tyre supplier and Founding Partner. This extension agreement signed on January 11,…
SA machinery dominates as leaders struggle, bikes fight hard
Jan 18, 2024 Motorsport

SA machinery dominates as leaders struggle, bikes fight hard

Dakar 2024’s Stage 10 will be a day to remember for South African motorsport. Made in SA cars dominated the top six on the shorter than usual 371 km Stage 10 loop raced over dirt tracks and a little sand around Al’Ula, as the overall leaders struggled. The bike race was just as spectacular as those overall leaders diced for the lead throughout, but Ricky Brabec was ahead when it mattered to…
Mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing on Dakar Stage 9
Jan 17, 2024 Motorsport

Mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing on Dakar Stage 9

The 9th stage of the 2024 Dakar Rally brought mixed results for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, as their five GR IMT Hilux EVO race cars completed the 661km-long stage between Ha’il and Alula. The stage included an opening liaison of 76km, as well as a closing liaison of 149km, and was run over mixed terrain that included sand, dunes and rocky traverses. The fastest TGR crew on the day was rookie driver Guy…
Bradley takes Rally 2 as Ricky extends Dakar bike lead
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Bradley takes Rally 2 as Ricky extends Dakar bike lead

Californian Ricky Brabec struck hard on Tuesdays 417 km Dakar Stage 9 over mixed terrain to Al’Ula in Saudi Arabia. The Honda rider led most of the way before conceding the day win to teammate Adrien van Beveren, as he opened the gap to second placed Botswana Ross branch to over seven minutes. South African champion Bradley Cox had a fine day to the Rally 2 win in tenth overall Overall leader…
Deadline looms for 2024 Simola Hillclimb entry applications
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Deadline looms for 2024 Simola Hillclimb entry applications

As everyone gets back into the swing of things for 2024, the Simola Hillclimb’s countdown continues towards the closing date of 31 January for aspiring competitors to submit their applications for entry to compete in this year’s event. This will be the 14th edition, which takes place in Knysna from 2 to 5 May. The Simola Hillclimb is renowned as South Africa’s premier motoring and motorsport…
Citroën Racing presents a bold new C3 Rally2 livery for the 2024 season
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Citroën Racing presents a bold new C3 Rally2 livery for the 2024 season

Citroën Racing unveils an exciting new livery for the C3 Rally2 as it prepares to target more success around the world in 2024. The design highlights the new Citroën brand identity that was first revealed in 2022. The C3 Rally2 now proudly displays the oval logo on its sides and roof, and the designers have also played on the clean lines of the famous two chevrons to make them stand out from…
Podium, double points finish and fastest lap for Jaguar TCS Racing in Mexico City E-Prix
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Podium, double points finish and fastest lap for Jaguar TCS Racing in Mexico City E-Prix

In his debut race for Jaguar TCS Racing, Nick Cassidy secured a third-place podium finish and the fastest lap in the opening round of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Teammate Mitch Evans drove an impressive race to finish the Mexico City E-Prix in fifth place, bringing home all-important points for the British team. In qualifying, both Jaguar TCS Racing drivers made it through to…
Consolidation for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar Stage 8
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Consolidation for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar Stage 8

Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy brought their GR IMT Hilux EVO T1+ home in the 9th-fastest time on Stage 8 of Dakar 2024. The 2009 winner of the Dakar Rally and his co-driver had a clean run, only relinquishing time to the stage winners in a rough section near the finish, where they opted for caution rather than chancing a puncture. Their time loss in the end was 10min 18sec, and they remain…
Branch on bike fight, 7 SA cars still in Dakar top ten
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Branch on bike fight, 7 SA cars still in Dakar top ten

It was all about the petrol-electric Audis as Mattias Ekström led Stéphane Peterhansel home to a 1-2, while Carlos Sainz consolidated his overall lead in fourth on Monday’s Dakar Stage 8 to Ha’il. The bike race game of cat and mouse also continued, as leader Ricky Brabec ended seventh ahead of closest rival Ross Branch to keep the gap between them within a minute, while Kevin Benavides won the…
Overall leaders just 42 seconds apart as Benavides takes Stage 8
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

Overall leaders just 42 seconds apart as Benavides takes Stage 8

Dakar’s bike race game of cat and mouse continued into stage 8 on Monday, as leader Ricky Brabec came home seventh ahead of closest rival Ross Branch in eighth to keep the overall lead gap between them within a minute. While Brabec led throughout the morning, he faded later in the day to allow the Benavides brothers, Kevin’s KTM to take the 458 km race to Ha’il from Luciano on a Husqvarna. Honda…
One second separates bike leaders after 7 days racing
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

One second separates bike leaders after 7 days racing

While Chilean Jose Florimo stormed to his third Dakar 2024 bike win in seven stages, the real focus remains on the fight for the overall lead. Florimo’s Californian Honda teammate Ricky Brabec followed Hero rival, Botswana rider and multiple former South African champion Ross Branch home in fifth on the 483 km race over mixed terrain to Al Duwadimi, Saudi Arabia on Sunday, but Branch closed the…
Strong stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2024
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

Strong stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2024

The second week of Dakar 2024 kicked off with Stage 7 of the event, spanning between the Saudi capital of Riyadh and the town of Al Duwadimi to the west. The day was described as 'extremely tough and tricky' by the crews, and consisted of a timed section of 483km, run over rocky tracks, sand and dunes. But for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's Lucas Moraes and Armand Monleon, the day brought a valuable…
TreasuryONE Motorsport duo retire from gruesome Dakar
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

TreasuryONE Motorsport duo retire from gruesome Dakar

Hennie de Klerk and Juan Möhr have been forced to retire the TreasuryONE Motorsport Hilux from Dakar 2024. After their best day of the race so far on Thursday’s first day of the 48-hour Chrono stage where they sat 29th overnight, the Pretoria duo suffered another drive shaft failure and were unable to escape the thick Arabian Desert Empty Quarter dunes with rear drive only. “Unfortunately we have…
South African competitors and vehicles, impressive performance during first half of extremely tough Dakar Rally
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

South African competitors and vehicles, impressive performance during first half of extremely tough Dakar Rally

On Saturday, 13 January 2024, the 46th edition of the Dakar Rally – the fifth taking place in Saudi Arabia – reached the halfway mark after racing for seven days totalling just over 4 100 kilometres of which 2 300 kilometres were against the clock, competitors reached Riyadh for a well-deserved Rest Day and a quick glimpse to the current standings, shows that the South African competitors and the…
Giniel just outside Top 10, midway through 48 hour Dakar stage
Jan 12, 2024 Motorsport

Giniel just outside Top 10, midway through 48 hour Dakar stage

The innovative 48 hour ‘Chrono’ stage of the 2024 Dakar Rally started near the bivouac at Shubaytah on Thursday, 11 January, and has proven an extremely tough test for all the crews. The unique setup of Stage 6 saw the crews start at the bivouac near Shubaytah, from there they raced along a conventional stage until 4pm local time. At that moment, all the crews were stopped, and directed to one of…
Giniel the pick of the bunch for TGR on Dakar Stage 5
Jan 11, 2024 Motorsport

Giniel the pick of the bunch for TGR on Dakar Stage 5

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s South African pairing of Giniel de Villiers and co-driver, Dennis Murphy, were the pick of the TGR crews on Dakar 2024’s 5th stage, between Al-Hofuf and the bivaouc at Shubaytah. They posted the 7th-fastest time on the stage, relinquishing only 4min 20sec to the stage winners. They are now in 11th place in the overall standings, 1hr 1min 44sec behind race leader Yazeed Al…
Strong Wednesday ride sees Botswana Hero back on top
Jan 10, 2024 Motorsport

Strong Wednesday ride sees Botswana Hero back on top

Multiple former South African cross Country champion, Botswana’s Ross Branch retook the Dakar 2024 lead on his Hero as Chilean Pablo Quintanilla’s Honda won Wednesday’s short, sharp 118 km Day 5 dune dash to Shubaytah in the middle of the Arabian Desert. Quintanilla took advantage of his low 18th place starting position to lead Californian Honda teammate Ricky Brabec, defending champion Argentine…
Jaguar TCS Racing ready for action at the Mexico City E-Prix to begin the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
Jan 10, 2024 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing ready for action at the Mexico City E-Prix to begin the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

Jaguar TCS Racing will begin their campaign for the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Mexico City this Saturday. The opening round of the 2024 season marks the first time childhood friends Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy will take to the track as teammates in Formula E. Between them, Mitch and Nick hold 15 wins, 37 podiums, 11 pole positions and 1,076 championship points in the ABB FIA…
Action all the way as Al Rajhi's Toyota extends lead
Jan 09, 2024 Motorsport

Action all the way as Al Rajhi's Toyota extends lead

Sebastien Loeb and Fabian Lurquin made it five different car winners in five days of Dakar 2024, while Jose Florimo stormed to his second Dakar bike win of 2024 on the 299 km fourth stage to Al Hofuf in the Arabian Desert. Second on the day, Saudi home hero Yazeed al Rajhi and Timo Gottschalk extended their overall car lead aboard their SA-built Hilux over Carlos Sainz’ Audi. Flormino has moved…
Maiden stage win for Moraes/Monleon, as TGR continues Dakar campaign
Jan 09, 2024 Motorsport

Maiden stage win for Moraes/Monleon, as TGR continues Dakar campaign

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing celebrated its first stage victory at Dakar 2024, courtesy of Lucas Moraes and Armand Monleon, who won the tough third stage in their GR Hilux EVO T1U. The pair started the stage, which took the crews from the bivouac at Al Duwadimi to the town of Al Salamiya, as the ninth car on the road, but powered to a stage win thanks to a clean run with no punctures, as well as pin-point…
Seth strong on second stage, as TGR continues good form at Dakar 2024
Jan 08, 2024 Motorsport

Seth strong on second stage, as TGR continues good form at Dakar 2024

Stage 2 of Dakar 2024 was another stern test, contested over a timed section of 462km. This, together with liaisons totalling 192km, brought the rally to the bivaouc at Al Duwadimi. Once the dust had settled over the Saudi Landscape, and the times were tallied, it was Seth Quintero and Dennis Zenz who shone for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing. The American driver and his German co-driver set the…
Stunning opening stage for TGR in Saudi Arabia
Jan 08, 2024 Motorsport

Stunning opening stage for TGR in Saudi Arabia

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing started its Dakar 2024 campaign in style, with four of its five crews finishing in the Top 10. Stage 1 was a tricky test of 414 km, with a final liaison of 46 km bringing the cars to the bivouac at Al Henakiyah. It was a power performance by the works GR Hilux EVO crews, and the team finds itself in a strong position for Stage 2. Giniel de Villiers and co-driver, Dennis…
Motorcycle surprises as Dakar 2024 kicks off with Prologue
Jan 08, 2024 Motorsport

Motorcycle surprises as Dakar 2024 kicks off with Prologue

Dakar 2024 kicked off with the short, sharp 24 kilometre Prologue on Friday as the quads and then the motorcycles set off in reverse order. Although the day’s result is purely academic, and many competitors likely veiled their true pace, the Prologue often reveals unexpected results and combinations to watch in the coming fortnight and the results produced a few surprises. Not least first of the…
Ekstrom tops cars, Schareina bikes in Dakar prologue surprises
Jan 08, 2024 Motorsport

Ekstrom tops cars, Schareina bikes in Dakar prologue surprises

Dakar 2024 started with 418 entries coming under starter’s orders for a quick 24 kilometre Prologue and a few surprises around Al’Ula in the Arabian Desert on Friday. Although the day’s result is purely academic as it merely sets Saturday’s starting order, and many hid their true pace, the Prologue often reveals unexpected results and combinations to watch in the coming fortnight and the results…
TreasuryONE Hilux ready for Arabian Epic
Jan 04, 2024 Motorsport

TreasuryONE Hilux ready for Arabian Epic

Hennie de Klerk, Juan Möhr and the TreasuryONE team are on the ground with ants in their pants in Saudi Arabia and ready to race their Toyota Hilux 8,000 km through the Arabian Desert in Dakar 2024. The team arrived and unpacked the race car and equipment, before trekking to the Al Ula start bivouac to culminate a two-year build-up to the big moment of the January 5 start. 2018 Dakar rookie…
Massive support race programme thrills spectators at SAES Nine Hours of Kyalami
Dec 20, 2023 Motorsport

Massive support race programme thrills spectators at SAES Nine Hours of Kyalami

The Southern African Endurance Series came of age at Kyalami this weekend with the running of the SAES Nine Hours of Kyalami attracting four support categories with 130 cars to keep the spectators and live TV audience enthralled as thrills and spills were the order of the day. Silvercup 2.0 Heading the entry was a 46 strong field of Silvercup 2.0 cars, culled from various racing categories. The…
Drama and heartbreak as Charl Arrangies storms to SA Endurance National Championship
Dec 19, 2023 Motorsport

Drama and heartbreak as Charl Arrangies storms to SA Endurance National Championship

REVIEW: SA ENDURANCE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RD5 SA GT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RD 9 AND 10 KYALAMI GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT, 15 – 16 DECEMBER The SAES Nine Hours of Kyalami delivered action and drama from the first minutes of the first free practice session on Friday until the dying minutes of the race on Saturday evening. An hour long rain shower and seven safety car periods added to the drama and…
Volkswagen driver Daniel takes SA Class D crown
Dec 18, 2023 Motorsport

Volkswagen driver Daniel takes SA Class D crown

Volkswagen Motorsport’s Daniel Rowe was crowned MSA South African Endurance Series Touring Car Class D champion for 2023 at a bittersweet Nine Hours of Kyalami on Saturday. Volkswagen Motorsport drivers Rowe, Jonathan Mogotsi and Charl Visser had led Class D and sat inside the overall top five for most of the race in the Endurance SupaPolo, only to be foiled by a technical issue that halted…
New Hilux strengthens Toyota Gazoo Racing for 2024 Dakar and W2RC season
Dec 14, 2023 Motorsport

New Hilux strengthens Toyota Gazoo Racing for 2024 Dakar and W2RC season

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) will be competing in 2024 with the updated version of its Dakar-winning car, now known as the GR IMT Hilux EVO T1U – a name that reflects both the upgrades to the car and the new W2RC categorisation. The team will enter five crews at Dakar 2024, including two rookie drivers taking on the world's toughest automotive race. This will be the largest team that TGR has ever…
Massive 110 car field for SAES: Nine-Hours of Kyalami support races
Dec 14, 2023 Motorsport

Massive 110 car field for SAES: Nine-Hours of Kyalami support races

15 – 16 December, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is going to be packed to the rafters with racing cars over the weekend of 15 and 16 December as the support races for the SAES: Nine Hours of Kyalami are set to keep spectators on the edge of their seats across three categories over the two days. With Friday, 15th December a public holiday, and fans allowed to park next…
Neil Woolridge Motorsport ends 2023 as South African rally-raid champions, exciting plans for 2024
Dec 14, 2023 Motorsport

Neil Woolridge Motorsport ends 2023 as South African rally-raid champions, exciting plans for 2024

Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) has enjoyed its most successful season to date in rally-raid competition, built on the team’s decades of experience in the sport, and the exceptional performance of its latest EcoBoost V6-powered T1+ Ford Ranger. As consistent front-runners in the South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC), NWM powered its way to the overall Production Vehicle and Class FIA T1+…
South African contingent to add a twist to epic Dakar 2024 Bike race
Dec 14, 2023 Motorsport

South African contingent to add a twist to epic Dakar 2024 Bike race

It is almost that time again! On Friday 5 January 2024, 354 crews comprising of 72 cars, 137 motorcycles and 10 quads, 78 Challenger cars and SSVs, and 46 Trucks will line up to start Dakar 2024’s 157 km prologue around Al-Ula. That sets the starting order for the next day’s first 532 km Arabian desert stage to Al Henakiyah before 4,727 km of racing and 7,891 km overall, to the finish at Yanbu on…
Epic 7,900 km two-week Dakar starts in Saudi Arabia 5 January
Dec 14, 2023 Motorsport

Epic 7,900 km two-week Dakar starts in Saudi Arabia 5 January

Dakar 2024 is only three weeks away. On Friday 5 January 2024, 354 crews comprising of 72 cars, 137 motorcycles and 10 quads, 78 Challenger cars and SSVs, and 46 Trucks will line up to start Dakar 2024’s 157 km prologue through the Arabian Desert around the Saudi city Al-Ula. That sets the starting order for the next day’s first 532 km Arabian desert stage to Al Henakiyah before 4,727 km of…
Red-Lined Founder Terence Marsh recognised for outstanding contribution to motorsport
Dec 13, 2023 Motorsport

Red-Lined Founder Terence Marsh recognised for outstanding contribution to motorsport

Motorsport South Africa has recognised Red-Lined Motorsport team principal Terence Marsh for his outstanding contribution to the sport. Marsh was presented with his Special Award at MSA’s glittering annual awards dinner in Johannesburg over the weekend. “I am somewhat surprised, but truly honoured and proud to be recognised for my contribution to South African motorsport,” Terence admitted. “It’s…
Dunlop Tyres dominated SA circuit racing again in 2023
Dec 12, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop Tyres dominated SA circuit racing again in 2023

2023 may have been a dramatic year of Extreme Festival South African National Championship racing, but Dunlop Tyres was on top of it throughout. South Africa’s circuit racing tyre of choice starred throughout a fraught season of SupaCup, CompCare Polo Cup, Global Touring Cars, and Gazoo Toyota League Racing. This is how it happened. Hype Energy racer Bradley Liebenberg may have ultimately fought…
FIA confirms Bridgestone as sole future tire supplier for ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from 2026-2027 season
Dec 11, 2023 Motorsport

FIA confirms Bridgestone as sole future tire supplier for ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from 2026-2027 season

Bridgestone returning to global motorsports with sustainability at the core Bridgestone Corporation has been named by the FIA at the World Motor Sport Council in Baku as sole future tire supplier for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship starting in the 2026-2027 season. Bridgestone's selection by the FIA as the sole tire supplier for Formula E, covering seasons 2026-2027 through 2029-2030,…
Boyd, Lawrence, Mailula & da Silva qualify in Bahrain
Dec 11, 2023 Motorsport

Boyd, Lawrence, Mailula & da Silva qualify in Bahrain

South Africans, Sebastian Boyd, Kyle Lawrence, Reagile Mailula and Rafael Da Silva all qualified for Saturday’s ‘Olympics of Karting’ 2023 Rotax Max Grand Finals after a gruelling round of Pre Finals at the Bahrain International Kart Circuit. While Boyd exited his DD2 gearbox Pre Final in dramatic fashion when he was spun out of fifth by a rival position on Friday, the Cape driver had amassed…
Hino aims for 33rd consecutive finish in 2024 Dakar Rally
Dec 07, 2023 Motorsport

Hino aims for 33rd consecutive finish in 2024 Dakar Rally

Team Hino Sugawara is aiming for its 33rd consecutive finish in the gruelling 2024 Dakar Rally which takes place in Saudi Arabia from 5 – 19 January. Hino, the lone Japanese manufacturer in a field of mainly Western and Eastern European trucks, will enter the Hino 600 diesel-electric hybrid truck that it debuted in 2023. This year’s route will consist of a prologue, to set starting positions, on…
Giniel De Villiers and Wade Young Rev Up for the Ultimate Clash Between Their Racing Worlds
Dec 07, 2023 Motorsport

Giniel De Villiers and Wade Young Rev Up for the Ultimate Clash Between Their Racing Worlds

Red Bull, the global energy drink brand synonymous with breaking barriers and redefining the norm, has done it again in ‘2 Wheels versus 4 Wheels’ — a race against the clock up the iconic Sani Pass. As the name suggests, this exciting showdown features two motorsports athletes from two wildly different disciplines – Giniel De Villiers, renowned for his four-wheeled Dakar Rally prowess, and Wade…
Ford 100: A century of motorsport in South Africa, and around the world
Dec 07, 2023 Motorsport

Ford 100: A century of motorsport in South Africa, and around the world

The existence of Ford Motor Company can be attributed to motorsport, as its success in car races led to the creation of the Ford Motor Company. Not only was the company there for the sport’s inception but it was also instrumental in the evolvement of motor racing over the past century. Founder Henry Ford famously quoted that “auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built”. He…
Visually impaired living the dream on the open road as navigators
Dec 04, 2023 Motorsport

Visually impaired living the dream on the open road as navigators

As we mark the close of National Disability Rights Awareness Month from 3 November to 3 December, Motorsport South Africa explains how well visually impaired navigators participating in the sport and literally live their dream. Navigator Nicky Roos is one such example. Roos experienced her first blind navigator rally at the age of 11. She is 53 today and still navigating. She is certified as…
Jaguar TCS Racing moves into state-of-the-art headquarters in Oxfordshire ahead of new season of all-electric racing
Dec 01, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing moves into state-of-the-art headquarters in Oxfordshire ahead of new season of all-electric racing

Jaguar TCS Racing has opened a new technical headquarters in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, as the team prepares for the upcoming 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The British race team has relocated to the state-of-the-art innovation centre at the recently opened new Fortescue WAE facility. From here, the race-winning team will continue to design, develop and manufacture the powertrains in…
Celebrating the cream of South African motorsport
Nov 30, 2023 Motorsport

Celebrating the cream of South African motorsport

It is that time of the year again when the motorsport community comes together to celebrate the achievements and triumphs of the season. The 2023 Motorsport South Africa (MSA) National Awards are just around the corner, and the stage is set to welcome the cream of South African motorsport as they walk the red carpet into the prestigious Montecasino Ball Room on 10th December 2023. “The sense of…
“Alfa Romeo nei nostri cuori”
Nov 23, 2023 Motorsport

“Alfa Romeo nei nostri cuori”

The partnership between Alfa Romeo and Sauber in Formula 1 comes to an end at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In 2018 after more than 30 years of absence, Alfa Romeo returned with impetus to the highest levels of motorsport, as part of a strategic, commercial and technological partnership. Six years of fruitful and passionate collaboration between two companies, Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport, true…
Several battles come to a head; Dunlop champions crowned
Nov 22, 2023 Motorsport

Several battles come to a head; Dunlop champions crowned

Dunlop Tyres is celebrating a new crop of regional championships won on its racing rubber throughout South Africa in 2023. That after the Pabar VW Challenge, BMW M Performance Parts Series, DOE Formula Vee and SuperHatch seasons came to a head in Pretoria, and the Alert Engine Parts GTi Challenge wrapped up in Cape Town over the weekend. “This past weekend saw several 2023 Dunlop regional circuit…
Teen fast-tracking his Formula One dream
Nov 22, 2023 Motorsport

Teen fast-tracking his Formula One dream

Mika Abrahams (15) couldn’t have imagined how a Formula One Xbox game would translate into real laps around a racetrack so quickly in his young life. “One minute I was playing Xbox at a friend’s house. Then, I asked my dad how I could become a F1 driver, so he took me to test a kart. I put my foot down on the accelerator and … I was in love with the sport!” is how he describes it. Today he is the…
TRACN4 Dullstroom Rally provides surprises
Nov 21, 2023 Motorsport

TRACN4 Dullstroom Rally provides surprises

Weather, infringements and off-road excursions meant plenty of surprises in the two final rallies of the South African National series – two day, two rallies and changes in the lead right up to the finish but it was a huge event for the Mazda 2 pairing of Chris Coertse and Greg Godrich who emerged overall winners on both days. Friday: What should have been a straight fight in the dust on the fast…
Great racing thills as 2023 season comes to a close
Nov 20, 2023 Motorsport

Great racing thills as 2023 season comes to a close

Threatening rain and red flag delays could not dampen a brilliant day’s racing as Zwartkops Raceway delivered some spectacular Regional Festival Grand Final motor racing in Pretoria on Saturday. Franco Scribante’s almighty Porsche pipped pole man Stuart White to win the opening G+H Extreme Supercar race by 0.4 seconds. The similar Lamborghinis of Silvio Scribante and Jonathan du Toit were next…
Nousias, Atkinson & Scheepers take VW Challenge class titles
Nov 20, 2023 Motorsport

Nousias, Atkinson & Scheepers take VW Challenge class titles

Yotti Nousias is the 2023 Pabar VW Challenge overall and Class C champion, while Rory Atkinson and Hannes Scheepers cruised to another Class A and Class B title each at Zwartkops Raceway’s Regional Festival Grand Final on Saturday. The day however delivered different winners, as Bevin and Wayne Masters each took a Class A win, Mo Karodia and Stelio Nousias won the B heats and Yotti Nousias and…
Records set, history made, new Rally-Raid champions and titles defended successfully at the end of a thrilling season
Nov 20, 2023 Motorsport

Records set, history made, new Rally-Raid champions and titles defended successfully at the end of a thrilling season

The 2023 SA Rally-Raid Championship ended on a high note with the Waterberg 400, the seventh and final round of the season that took place in the Thabazimbi area in the Limpopo Province. Not only was the event extremely enjoyable, but it served as the pinnacle of a thrilling season where history was made, new champions emerged and other outstanding titles successfully defended. And when new…
Tight title battles in SA Rally-Raid Special Vehicle category produced new champions
Nov 20, 2023 Motorsport

Tight title battles in SA Rally-Raid Special Vehicle category produced new champions

The Special Vehicle Category of the SA Rally-Raid Championship produced its fair share of nail-biting title battles and with the dust settled after the Waterberg 400, the seventh and final round of the 2023 series that took place in the Thabazimbi area of the Limpopo Province, and the calculations finalised, the overall and class championship standings had quite an interesting look to it. The…
PRI Show education helps motorsports professionals achieve results on and off the track
Nov 19, 2023 Motorsport

PRI Show education helps motorsports professionals achieve results on and off the track

22 Programs Offer Wide Array of Skills and Expertise Performance Racing Industry (PRI) is bringing leading experts and professionals to the PRI Show in Indianapolis Dec. 7-9, 2023, to share strategies and technical skills that help participants build their businesses and improve on-track performance. “The PRI Show is the perfect opportunity for motorsports professionals to build the foundation…
Lappi remains with Hyundai for 2024 World Rally Championship
Nov 19, 2023 Motorsport

Lappi remains with Hyundai for 2024 World Rally Championship

Hyundai Motorsport retains the services of Esapekka Lappi, who will continue with the team for the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season as it seeks to secure its third FIA WRC manufacturers’ crown. After a promising first season together, there was mutual interest from both parties in continuing the fruitful partnership demonstrated throughout 2023. Lappi and his co-driver, Janne Ferm,…
Hennie's TreasuryONE Hilux en route to Saudi Arabia
Nov 16, 2023 Motorsport

Hennie's TreasuryONE Hilux en route to Saudi Arabia

TreasuryONE motorsport’s Hennie de Klerk and Juan Möhr and their hot new Toyota V8 powered Hilux, are locked, loaded, numbered, and ready for Dakar 2024. The race car and team equipment is already en route to Saudi Arabia following a two-year build up to the big moment. The team will follow in good time for the January 5 start. 2018 Dakar rookie winner Hennie enjoyed a victorious debut racing his…
Final round of 2023 SARRC - tough outing for TGRSA at Waterberg 400
Nov 14, 2023 Motorsport

Final round of 2023 SARRC - tough outing for TGRSA at Waterberg 400

The Waterberg 400, final round of the 2023 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC), offered a last chance for Guy Botterill to clinch the overall title. Partnered with Brett Cummings for this event, Botterill needed a win in order to make his SARRC dreams come true, and the pair started their challenge perfectly, when they won the qualifying race on Friday. This allowed them to choose their…
GR Junior Academy: Toyota’s investment in motorsport is paying dividends
Nov 14, 2023 Motorsport

GR Junior Academy: Toyota’s investment in motorsport is paying dividends

Since its inception in 2022 the Gazoo Racing Junior Academy has significantly contributed to motorsport in South Africa by nurturing young talent and providing them with the necessary tools and resources to succeed. Through the Academy, Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa has been able to identify and develop promising young karters who have gone on to achieve great success. The Academy offers a…
All five Red-Lined Motorsport cars finish as Waterberg temperatures go off the scale
Nov 14, 2023 Motorsport

All five Red-Lined Motorsport cars finish as Waterberg temperatures go off the scale

Red-Lined Motorsport closed its South African Rally-Raid Championship in style as all five race cars finished a Waterberg 400 that saw thermometer mercury cooking at close to 45 degrees over the weekend. “We enjoyed a great end to our 2023 South African Rally-Raid Championship as all five cars entered, finished the Thabazimbi event this weekend,” Red-Lined Motorsport CEO Terence Marsh confirmed.…
Rotax Max season comes to a close at Killarney
Nov 13, 2023 Motorsport

Rotax Max season comes to a close at Killarney

A perfect late spring day greeted the Cape’s Rotax Max karters to crown the various Western Province champions at their regional finals at Killarney on Saturday. Sebastian Boyd emerged DD2 champion, Connor Hughes took a super-close DD2 Masters title, and Charl Visser is the Senior Max champion. William Marshall took the Junior Max title, Keagan Beaumont Mini Max, and Michael O’Mahoney is both the…
Woolridge and Dreyer Crowned 2023 SARRC Champions with Victory at Waterberg 400
Nov 13, 2023 Motorsport

Woolridge and Dreyer Crowned 2023 SARRC Champions with Victory at Waterberg 400

History was made at the final round of the thrilling and exceptionally competitive South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) this weekend when Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer earned their first overall Production Vehicle championship, along with the premier Class FIA T1+ title, at the Waterberg 400 in the farming community of Koedeskop near Thabazimbi in the Limpopo Province. And they did so…
SA’s Dieter Rencken appointed FIA Formula One World Championship Commissioner
Nov 13, 2023 Motorsport

SA’s Dieter Rencken appointed FIA Formula One World Championship Commissioner

Seasoned South African-born motorsport journalist Dieter Rencken has been appointed FIA Formula One World Championship Commissioner in the Office of the FIA President, in addition to his duties as Motorsport Adviser to the President, Mohammed Ben Sulayem. Anton Roux, Chairman of Motorsport South Africa and a member of the FIA Senate, congratulates Rencken on this outstanding achievement. “This is…
Three SA crews to take on Dakar 2024
Nov 13, 2023 Motorsport

Three SA crews to take on Dakar 2024

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa will be fielding three crews at the 2024 Dakar Rally, with all three drivers hailing from South Africa. All the crews will be powered by the same Dakar-winning GR DKR Hilux T1+, which attained the top step of the Dakar podium in both 2022 and 2023. The car will be significantly updated for 2024, but more details on these updates will follow in due course.…
Final chase for national Rally-Raid Championship titles to be battled out at Waterberg 400 Where a star-studded field will produce thrilling action
Nov 06, 2023 Motorsport

Final chase for national Rally-Raid Championship titles to be battled out at Waterberg 400 Where a star-studded field will produce thrilling action

The Waterberg 400, the seventh and final round of the 2023 SA Rally-Raid Championship that takes place on 10 and 11 November from the Koedoeskop Laerskool in the Thabazimbi area of Limpopo Province, is an all-new event on the calendar, and will be the battlefield where various titles will be determined. An extremely exciting season will be rounded off with two days of racing action where teams in…
Thrilling Championship Showdown for NWM Ford Castrol Team at Waterberg 400
Nov 02, 2023 Motorsport

Thrilling Championship Showdown for NWM Ford Castrol Team at Waterberg 400

The South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) is set for a mighty showdown at the seventh and final round of the 2023 season, with the Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Castrol team of Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer (#277) leading the charge in both the Production Vehicle and Class T1+ standings. Having scored two race wins and a total of five podium finishes from six events this year,…
Dunlop the tyre of choice at South Africa's biggest motor race
Oct 31, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop the tyre of choice at South Africa's biggest motor race

Touted as South Africa’s biggest motor race, the MF Autobody 24 Hours of iLamuna once again delivered spectacular action around the clock at Red Star Raceway over the weekend. While Team Xtra Clothing & Shoes repeated its 2022 victory, 52 of the original field of 70 crews of four drivers each sharing racing ‘lemons’ worth less then R50,000 racing exclusively on Dunlop tyres, finished the…
Hyundai ends on top in Central European Rally
Oct 31, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai ends on top in Central European Rally

Hyundai Motorsport is celebrating a fantastic victory on home soil in the Central European Rally, the 12th and penultimate round of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), where Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe have finished on the top step of the podium. The Belgians emerged triumphant after a tricky inaugural event, which is the first in WRC’s history to traverse three different…
Gauteng champions crowned, great battles in the Cape
Oct 30, 2023 Motorsport

Gauteng champions crowned, great battles in the Cape

There was a double dose of Rotax Max karting over the weekend as the Northern Regions crowned its 2023 Gauteng champions at a fresh Formula K in Benoni, while the penultimate Western Province round went down at a blustery Killarney in Cape Town. Jamie Smith romped to a triple Gauteng DD2 victory to take the day from Kian Grottis, whose three second places on the day were enough to take the title.…
Four Investchem Formula 1600 champions among five
Oct 30, 2023 Motorsport

Four Investchem Formula 1600 champions among five

A strong five-man South African team is en route to England to race for the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy. The team comprising four Investchem Formula 1600 champions, returns to the UK to race against drivers from around the world in the annual international Formula Ford races at the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend of 4 and 5 November. Double South African Global Touring Car…
Max Smart impresses at latest Rally Star training event in Spain
Oct 30, 2023 Motorsport

Max Smart impresses at latest Rally Star training event in Spain

Rally racing is a thrilling and adrenaline-pumping sport, and for some drivers who dream of making it to the top, the #BeTheNextOne FIA Rally Star Training Season is their ticket to achieving that dream. This season, six talented young drivers selected from across the world have been a part of this FIA-funded team, sponsored for their raw talent to compete in six rallies across Europe in 2023,…
SA Motorsport Memories
Oct 27, 2023 Motorsport

SA Motorsport Memories

The first print run of the large format publication ‘Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories’ has been sold out. The large-format book, containing more than 500 pages covering the history and memories of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, was launched in late 2022 to critical acclaim. Due to the high international demand for the book, a reprint is currently underway for release in the…
SA Motorsport Memories
Oct 27, 2023 Motorsport

SA Motorsport Memories

The first print run of the large format publication ‘Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories’ has been sold out. The large-format book, containing more than 500 pages covering the history and memories of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, was launched in late 2022 to critical acclaim. Due to the high international demand for the book, a reprint is currently underway for release in the…
Excitement Builds for the Killarney Motor Show as Motul Prepares to Shine
Oct 25, 2023 Motorsport

Excitement Builds for the Killarney Motor Show as Motul Prepares to Shine

The Killarney Motor Show, scheduled for Sunday 5 November 2023 at the renowned Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town, promises an adrenaline-packed experience like never before. Leading automotive lubricant brand, Motul, is set to take the event by storm with thrilling partnerships that demonstrate their exceptional product range. Visitors to the Motul stand can look forward to an array of…
Pink Arrows ladies team set to smash stereotypes at this weekend’s iLamuna 24 Hour endurance race
Oct 25, 2023 Motorsport

Pink Arrows ladies team set to smash stereotypes at this weekend’s iLamuna 24 Hour endurance race

The largest motorsport event in Africa – the MF Autobody 24 Hours of iLamuna – is set to make history this weekend with an all-female team and the youngest known driver to compete in a 24-hour Main Circuit race. Open only to ‘Lemons’ costing less than R55k, the gruelling endurance event will see a full field of 74 clunkers battle side-by-side on circuit for 24 hours, nonstop, this Saturday and…
Unique tarmac rally throws new challenges at Hyundai Motorsport
Oct 25, 2023 Motorsport

Unique tarmac rally throws new challenges at Hyundai Motorsport

The Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team is returning to tarmac this week for the first time since Croatia at the inaugural Central European Rally, with hopes of adding another mark to its podium tally. The unique, border-crossing rally is the second pure tarmac event of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and will take place from 26 to 29 October. As a brand-new event, the Central…
Potgieter & du Toit dominate Bronkhorstspruit, take title
Oct 19, 2023 Motorsport

Potgieter & du Toit dominate Bronkhorstspruit, take title

JJ Potgieter and Tommy du Toit drove their Hyundai to a double victory on the past weekend’s Bronkhorstspruit double header powered by MRF Rally Tyres, to wrap up the 2023 South African Rally Driver’s and Navigators’ Rally Championship. The young chargers now join an illustrious group of drivers and navigators as South African Rally Champions in what appears to be just the start of an exciting…
Jaguar TCS Racing approach their eighth season in Formula E with strongest driver line up
Oct 18, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing approach their eighth season in Formula E with strongest driver line up

Jaguar TCS Racing heads into the 2024 season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship off the back of their best performance to date and with one of the strongest driver line-ups on the grid. Between Kiwis Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy, they hold 15 wins, 37 podiums, 11 pole positions and 1,076 championship points, in addition to a lifetime of shared experiences as the duo grew up together…
2023 GR Cup ends with a bang at Zwartkops
Oct 17, 2023 Motorsport

2023 GR Cup ends with a bang at Zwartkops

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA's GR Cup, driven by Netstar, drew to a close at the Zwartkops International Raceway on Saturday, October 14th 2023. The Cup, which is contested by a number of the country's foremost motoring writers, driving GR86 road cars, was decided over seven rounds, each featuring a qualifying session and two race heats. In the end, it was ASAMM's Setshaba Mashigo who walked away with…
Countdown to the World Solar Challenge: innovative solar powered car safely shipped to Australia by Gebrüder Weiss
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

Countdown to the World Solar Challenge: innovative solar powered car safely shipped to Australia by Gebrüder Weiss

aCentauri Team Manager: "The Gebrüder Weiss experts know the local regulations and have taken care of all the formalities for us" / Race to start in Darwin on October 22 At the end of September, the innovative solar powered car of the aCentauri Solar Racing Team arrived in Adelaide, Australia. As official partner, the international logistics company Gebrüder Weiss transported the high-tech…
Not all champions crowned at crazy Zwartkops
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

Not all champions crowned at crazy Zwartkops

Zwartkops Raceway delivered a seismic day of racing as the 2023 South African National Championship Extreme Festival came to a most dramatic head at the Pretoria circuit on Saturday. Bradley Liebenberg was crowned GTC SupaCup champion, Charl Michael Visser clinched the CompCare Polo Cup title, and Julian Fameliaris took the Mobil 1 V8 Supercar title, but Saood Variawa and Robert Wolk must wait to…
Bradley wraps up third SupaCup championship in four years
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

Bradley wraps up third SupaCup championship in four years

Bradley Liebenberg wrapped the 2023 South African GTC SupaCup Championship, up in style with two wins off pole position at a dramatic Zwartkops Extreme Festival finale on Saturday. It is Liebenberg’s third GTC SupaCup title in four years on top of a Polo Cup and a GTC2 championship apiece. Title rival Jonathan Mogotsi could only watch as he did his best to keep pace with his friend and rival, as…
Charl takes the title as Anthony & Dawie van der Merwe win
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

Charl takes the title as Anthony & Dawie van der Merwe win

Charl Michael Visser wrapped up the 2023 CompCare Polo Cup championship with a measured drive to third overall at Zwartkops’ Extreme Festival on Saturday. Visser’s closest title rivals, Dawie van der Merwe and Anthony Pretorius won the two races on the day as van der Merwe ended up second in the title chase, with Pretorius third. Visser took a healthy 33 point lead into the weekend, thanks to six…
Coetzee, Mankonkwana take first wins at Zwartkops
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

Coetzee, Mankonkwana take first wins at Zwartkops

The 2023 Investchem Formula 1600 championship came to a fine end with two maiden winners at the Zwartkops’ Extreme Festival finale on Saturday. With the title already decided Troy Dolinschek’s way, Jason Coetzee and Siyabonga Mankonkwana each won their first races in the series. Coetzee‘s opening race win also secured second in the championship ahead of Johannesburg rival Nicholas van Weely. With…
Howes/Campbell reel in another SA Rally-Raid Special Vehicle title with more nail-biting battles to continue until the end
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

Howes/Campbell reel in another SA Rally-Raid Special Vehicle title with more nail-biting battles to continue until the end

The Special Vehicle Category of the 2023 SA Rally-Raid Championship has mostly been a tight-knit affair during the season and with only the seventh and final round of the series to go, just the overall and Class A titles have been finalised. The remaining titles has turned into close fought challenges and ding-dong battles where the outcome has not been conclusive. After claiming their fourth…
SupaPolo leads Class D title chase to Zwartkops 4 Hour
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

SupaPolo leads Class D title chase to Zwartkops 4 Hour

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to the fourth round of the 2023 MSA South African Endurance Series looking to consolidate its Class D championship at the Pretoria 4 Hour at the Zwartkops Raceway Saturday 21 October. Keagan Masters, who won the opening round alongside Daniel Rowe, returns from his successful European Porsche Supercup campaign to join Rowe in the Volkswagen Motorsport SupaPolo at…
MasterDrive represents at WRX
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

MasterDrive represents at WRX

The 7th and 8th rounds of the World Rallycross (WRX) event were held at Killarney Racetrack last weekend where MasterDrive’s Cape Town headquarters are based. MasterDrive was proud to have a presence at WRX as the vehicle sponsor of one of the female racers competing and with one of their own instructors competing as well. The coastal General Manager at MasterDrive, Eugene ‘Gino’ Nourse, says…
Jaguar’s last petrol sports car: F-TYPE ZP Edition takes the chequered flag
Oct 12, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar’s last petrol sports car: F-TYPE ZP Edition takes the chequered flag

Jaguar is commemorating the end of its internal combustion sports car lineage in 2024 with an exclusive limited-edition F-TYPE inspired by two iconic 1960s racing E-types. Just 150 examples of the F-TYPE ZP Edition will be the last internal combustion-engined sports cars designed by Jaguar. These 423kW supercharged petrol V8 F-TYPEs feature specially curated interior and exterior details by the…
Double-podium for TGRSA at Renergen 400
Oct 10, 2023 Motorsport

Double-podium for TGRSA at Renergen 400

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa recorded a double-podium finish at the Renergen 400, which took place on 6 and 7 October 2023, in the area surrounding the Free State town of Welkom. The Renergen 400 was Round 6 of the 7-round South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC), and saw Guy Botterill and co-driver, Simon Vacy-Lyle, finish in second place overall. At the same time, Saood Variawa and…
Ford’s Woolridge/Dreyer conquered the Free State to strengthen title chase as challenging Renergen 400 took no prisoners
Oct 09, 2023 Motorsport

Ford’s Woolridge/Dreyer conquered the Free State to strengthen title chase as challenging Renergen 400 took no prisoners

The Renergen 400, the sixth and penultimate round of the SA Rally-Raid Championship that took place from Phakisa Raceway outside Welkom in the Free State on Friday and Saturday, 6th and 7th October, delivered action-packed racing with the Overall Production Vehicle Category leaders, Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer (NWM Ford Castrol T1+ Ranger) taking their second victory of the season to…
Tight championship fight awaits TGRSA in Welkom
Oct 04, 2023 Motorsport

Tight championship fight awaits TGRSA in Welkom

The penultimate round of the 2023 South African Rally-Raid Championship takes place in the Free State town of Welkom this weekend, and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Henk Lategan, partnered with Brett Cummings as co-driver, arrive at the event trailing the championship leader by 3 points. At the same time, their teammates are hot on his heels, so it is imperative for Lategan to not only push hard, but…
Sponsoring the Future of Mobility Innovation in South Africa
Oct 03, 2023 Motorsport

Sponsoring the Future of Mobility Innovation in South Africa

Bridgestone Announced as the Title Sponsor of the Ilanga Cup Solar Challenge 2023 Bridgestone South Africa is proud to announce its title sponsorship of the Ilanga Cups Solar Challenge 2023, a competition for teams to design, build, and compete with solar-powered vehicles in South Africa’s first closed-track endurance circuit event. Bridgestone's sponsorship of the Ilanga Cup Solar Challenge…
Championship Battle Intensifies for NWM Ford Castrol Team at Penultimate Round of 2023 SARRC
Oct 02, 2023 Motorsport

Championship Battle Intensifies for NWM Ford Castrol Team at Penultimate Round of 2023 SARRC

The 2023 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) has hit the final stretch, and with two rounds remaining the title battle has intensified for the Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Castrol Team. Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer (#277) head into the penultimate round, the Renergen 400 in the Free State town of Welkom on 6 and 7 October 2023, in the overall lead of the Production Vehicle…
Simola Hillclimb entry applications open for 14th edition in 2024
Oct 02, 2023 Motorsport

Simola Hillclimb entry applications open for 14th edition in 2024

The 2023 Simola Hillclimb raised an already high bar for South Africa’s premier motoring and motorsport lifestyle event, delivering the most competitive and thrilling action yet for local and international drivers and fans. The countdown has now officially begun for next year’s 14th edition – which takes place in Knysna from 2 to 5 May 2024 – with the opening of applications for entry at…
Pay for one, get two great Saturdays of Zwartkops racing
Oct 02, 2023 Motorsport

Pay for one, get two great Saturdays of Zwartkops racing

Zwartkops Raceway will be a busy place over the coming fortnight with not one, but two great Saturdays of racing on 7 and 14 October. Best of all, if you go to the Inland Championship Meeting this Saturday and pay the Extreme Festival entrance fee, you will get free tickets for that full and wild national championship finals meeting the following week. This coming Saturday’s Inland Championship…
Points Chase Hots Up at 2023 Bronx Rally
Oct 02, 2023 Motorsport

Points Chase Hots Up at 2023 Bronx Rally

The upcoming National Rally Championship double-header in Bronkhorstspruit on October 13 and 14 has a bag full of vital points on offer with the 2023 season far from being decided. While the points log may look as though JJ Potgieter and Tommy du Toit have the Driver’s and Navigator’s titles in the bag with 222 points apiece, some 85 ahead of their nearest rival, the Hyundai R4 pairing knows full…
Visser, Bertholdt & Naidoo impress at Aldo
Oct 02, 2023 Motorsport

Visser, Bertholdt & Naidoo impress at Aldo

Dunlop Tyres was justifiably proud when three youngsters starred in the recent inaugural all-new Volkswagen Rookie Cup at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack in Gqeberha. Bjorn Bertholdt, Kyle Visser and Dhiyven Naidoo all three greatly impressed in the first-ever Rookie Cup race. Established to deliver a solid platform for young karters as a step up to main circuit racing, the Dunlop-shod Rookie Cup is…
TRACN4 Rally geared up to wow motorsport fans in Dullstroom
Sep 28, 2023 Motorsport

TRACN4 Rally geared up to wow motorsport fans in Dullstroom

The South African National Rally Championship’s flagship round, the TRACN4 Rally, is set to once again wow fans on November 17 and 18 in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga. This is the fourth consecutive year that this motorsport event, which boasts a strong local flavour for teams and spectators, is being held in the eMakhazeni region, renowned for its touristic vibe and deep-rooted culture. The 2023 TRACN4…
Volkswagen SupaPolo leads Class D title chase to Pretoria 4 Hour
Sep 26, 2023 Motorsport

Volkswagen SupaPolo leads Class D title chase to Pretoria 4 Hour

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to the fourth round of the 2023 MSA South African Endurance Series looking to consolidate its Class D championship at the Pretoria 4 Hour at the Zwartkops Raceway Saturday 21 October. Keagan Masters, who won the opening round alongside Daniel Rowe, returns from his successful European Porsche Supercup campaign to join Rowe in the Volkswagen Motorsport SupaPolo at…
Basil van Rooyen, a man with three careers, passes away
Sep 22, 2023 Motorsport

Basil van Rooyen, a man with three careers, passes away

By Roger Houghton Basil van Rooyen, who passed away on 14 September 2023 at the age of 84 after a long battle with cancer, may have lived in Australia for the past 37 years, but the impressions he made on many people in his country of birth before emigrating - particularly among the motor sport fraternity - gave him iconic status. His passing has resulted in a wave of condolences and memories…
Bridgestone Motorcycle Tyres Win the Title of 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship
Sep 21, 2023 Motorsport

Bridgestone Motorcycle Tyres Win the Title of 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship

Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) announced today that the company supported the team winning 2023 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) title, the world's foremost series of endurance motorcycle races, with Bridgestone tyres: YART Yamaha Official EWC Team has in fact won the championship, with YOSHIMURA SERT Motul finishing second. This is the fourth time and the third consecutive year that…
Bittersweet ending for Hyundai in Acropolis Rally
Sep 20, 2023 Motorsport

Bittersweet ending for Hyundai in Acropolis Rally

Hyundai Motorsport ended a challenging outing at Acropolis Rally, the tenth round of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season, with Dani Sordo and Cándido Carrera finishing third after a tantalising final fight. It was a bittersweet ending to a punishing event on Sunday 10 September, in which the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team was a genuine contender for victory. The team looked on…
Teamwork is dreamwork for Chemical Logistics Racing
Sep 12, 2023 Motorsport

Teamwork is dreamwork for Chemical Logistics Racing

Not only did Chemical Logistics Racing utterly dominate Killarney’s Global Touring Car races at Cape Town’s Extreme Festival on Saturday 9 September, but the team came together to ensure that Robert Wolk moved into the championship lead with one round remaining. The team’s two Cape Town home heroes, Andrew Rackstraw dominated the first race from lights to flag, before compatriot Julian van der…
Bradley pips Cocker, Pentecost to his second national title
Sep 11, 2023 Motorsport

Bradley pips Cocker, Pentecost to his second national title

The 2023 Trademore South African National Cross Country Championship came to a dramatic head at a brilliant Bloemfontein finale on Saturday. In an epic outcome, Bradley Cox followed overall winner and OR1 rival Michael Pentecost home to not only clinch that open title, but he also stole the overall championship from a devastated OR2 champion Davin Cocker. Michael Pentecost took an emphatic eight…
Rackstraw & Van der Watt star and Wolk takes GTC advantage
Sep 11, 2023 Motorsport

Rackstraw & Van der Watt star and Wolk takes GTC advantage

The Global Touring Cars thrilled Cape Town’s as South Africa’s premier circuit racing category delivered in an epic Saturday of racing at Killarney International Raceway. A large and enthusiastic crowd was treated to a home winner, while another local hero conceded his second race win to hand his teammate the championship lead. Home hero Andrew Rackstraw delivered an epic opening race win off…
Jonathan wins overall at Killarney as Bradley leads title to finale
Sep 11, 2023 Motorsport

Jonathan wins overall at Killarney as Bradley leads title to finale

Volkswagen Motorsport driver Jonathan Mogotsi took his second overall GTC SupaCup victory in a row with a convincing second race victory at Cape Town’s penultimate National Extreme Festival at Killarney International Raceway Saturday. Title rival Bradley Liebenberg however did enough to retain the championship lead with his first race victory, while local hero Danie van Niekerk wrapped up the GTC…
Dominant Dolinschek thrills home crowd with wins, title
Sep 11, 2023 Motorsport

Dominant Dolinschek thrills home crowd with wins, title

Cape Town youngster Troy Dolinschek thrilled his home crowd as he wrapped up the 2023 MSA South African National Investchem Formula 1600 championship with a dominant double victory at home at Killarney on Saturday. Dolinschek had already wrapped the title up with his first race victory, with three races still to run in the championship, while compatriot Jason Coetzee made it a double home success…
Penultimate round of 2023 GTC promises plenty of action in the Cape
Sep 07, 2023 Motorsport

Penultimate round of 2023 GTC promises plenty of action in the Cape

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa (TGRSA) is preparing for another adrenaline-pumping weekend of racing at the historic Killarney International Raceway. Round 6 of the 2023 Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship promises fierce competition and thrilling battles on the track, and all eyes will be on TGRSA's drivers as they aim to make their mark on this challenging circuit. TGRSA's trio of drivers,…
Hyundai going for gold, and full podium again, at Acropolis Rally
Sep 06, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai going for gold, and full podium again, at Acropolis Rally

Hyundai Motorsport will be going for gold this weekend at the gruelling Acropolis Rally following consecutive top-three finishes in Estonia and Finland. The gravel event is the tenth round of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and takes place in Lamia, Greece. One of the most unique and exhilarating events on the calendar, the Acropolis Rally featured in the WRC’s inaugural season and…
Defender Rally Series gets into gear with 2024 UK and European Championship season launch
Sep 05, 2023 Motorsport

Defender Rally Series gets into gear with 2024 UK and European Championship season launch

Competition hero: Defender-based rally championship now accepting applications for its third season, delivered with off-road performance specialists Bowler Designed to roam: UK Championship includes training and seven rounds of competition, with gravel and hill rallies throughout Scotland, England and Wales Driver development: 2024 rally specification builds on the capability of the production…
Unexpected winners and great racing in chaotic Gqeberha
Sep 04, 2023 Motorsport

Unexpected winners and great racing in chaotic Gqeberha

There was great racing as much as there was chaos on track as surprise winner relied on national knowledge when the Pabar VW Challenge visited the Aldo Scribante racetrack for its second away race on the trot in Saturday’s Regional Festival races. Cape Town wildcard Nathan Victor upset the Class A applecart as Rory Atkinson consolidated his championship lead, Victor’s Polo Cup rival Mo Karodia…
Locals expected to fly at Cape Town Extreme Festival
Sep 04, 2023 Motorsport

Locals expected to fly at Cape Town Extreme Festival

Local drivers can be expected to star when national championship circuit motor racing returns to the Killarney International Raceway’s Cape Town Extreme Festival on Saturday 9 September. More than one Cape driver also stands to be crowned a South African champion on a focussed day featuring Global Touring Cars, GTC SupaCup and CompCare Polo Cup. Add splendid Investchem Formula 1600 single…
Robert Wolk & team seek Cape Town vengeance
Sep 04, 2023 Motorsport

Robert Wolk & team seek Cape Town vengeance

Chemical Logistics Racing heads Killarney’s Global Touring Car races with it all to do in Cape Town on Saturday 9 September. Double reigning champion Robert Wolk intends to make up ground lost to points docked in the courtroom since the last round, while his Capetonian teammates Andrew Rackstraw and Julian van der Watt, and rapid rookie Josh Le Roux are also eyeing winning weekends. Wolk…
Killarney ace Giordano looking for more hometown glory
Sep 04, 2023 Motorsport

Killarney ace Giordano looking for more hometown glory

He may not ultimately be in championship contention, but Giordano Lupini heads to his home CompCare Polo Cup races at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 9 September among the favourites aboard his Tork Craft Volkswagen. Lupini was on pole position for the previous three Killarney Polo rounds, before going on to win three of the last four races there too. “I’m not sure if it’s a blessing or a curse…
Dunlop Tyres treated Festival of Motoring visitors to epic thrills
Sep 04, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop Tyres treated Festival of Motoring visitors to epic thrills

Dunlop Tyres will look back at the past weekend’s annual Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit Festival of Motoring as a significant success. Not only did Dunlop’s Sport Maxx tyres star on track, Grandtrek on the dirt, but it’s trackside activities delighted guys and girls of all ages too. Visitors had the chance to ride along at the most extreme angles and off road conditions aboard Dunlop Grandtrek-shod…
Team Peugeot TotalEnergies looking for another podium in Fuji
Aug 29, 2023 Motorsport

Team Peugeot TotalEnergies looking for another podium in Fuji

Team Peugeot TotalEnergies will be back on track after a well-deserved summer break. During the last race at Monza, the PEUGEOT 9X8 #93 stood on the third step of the podium, etching a new mark in Team Peugeot TotalEnergies history. The team will be committed to get such a result in front of its Japanese fans. The 6 Hours of Fuji, penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, will…
Potgieter top scores in dramatic NTT Tzaneen Rally
Aug 28, 2023 Motorsport

Potgieter top scores in dramatic NTT Tzaneen Rally

JJ Potgieter and Tommy du Toit put down yet another marker in their quest to become the 2023 South African National Rally Champions when they convincingly won both rounds of the NTT Tzaneen Rally double-header at the weekend in an event that saw several top contenders fall by the wayside. Of the 13 Special Stages over the two days, Potgieter (Hyundai i20 - R4) won 11 of them – a task made easier…
Boyd, Lawrence, Smith, Swartz, Odendaal, da Silva & Steyn crowned
Aug 28, 2023 Motorsport

Boyd, Lawrence, Smith, Swartz, Odendaal, da Silva & Steyn crowned

Sebastian Boyd, Kyle Lawrence, KC Ensor Smith, Kent Swartz, Caleb Odendaal, Rafael da Silva, and Adriaan Steyn are the 2023 South African Rotax Max National Karting Champions. They were crowned following a thrilling day of racing at Zwartkops on Saturday. A most dramatic day of premier Rotax DD2 Masters gearbox class started with reigning champion Sebastian Boyd not starting the opening heat,…
Jozi Extreme Festival off to Aldo Scribante away races
Aug 28, 2023 Motorsport

Jozi Extreme Festival off to Aldo Scribante away races

Gqeberha race fans can look forward to something a little different when Gauteng’s premier motor racing classes descend on the Aldo Scribante racetrack for their annual away races on Saturday 2 September. To that end, the Gauteng Pabar VW Challenge, BMW M Performance Parts Race Series, Lotus Challenge, DOE Formula Vees, Car Care Clinic 111 GTs Sports and Saloons are locked and loaded and ready to…
“Fueling the future with hydrogen” at the Formula 1™ Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort
Aug 28, 2023 Motorsport

“Fueling the future with hydrogen” at the Formula 1™ Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort

To open the Formula 1™ Dutch Grand Prix, CEOs and main spokespersons from Alpine, HYVIA, Plug and Renault Group will discuss their respective and collective commitments to sustainable hydrogen mobility at the "Fueling the future with hydrogen" conference on 25 August in Zandvoort. Alpine is developing carbon-free mobility solutions. Hydrogen is one way in which the brand is exploring this through…
Bridgestone's Premium Motorbike Tyres Return to the Virtual World with Videogame RIDE 5
Aug 25, 2023 Motorsport

Bridgestone's Premium Motorbike Tyres Return to the Virtual World with Videogame RIDE 5

Bridgestone, a global leader in tyres and sustainable mobility solutions, today announces a partnership with Italian game developer, Milestone, on the latest installment of the popular RIDE videogame series, RIDE 5. RIDE 5 is the latest chapter of the two-wheel racing simulation videogame which has become the home for virtual bikers all around the world, available from today on PlayStation®5,…
World First for Motorsport: Sexwale & co-founders announce the Inaugural Elite World Cup for Hyper Cars
Aug 22, 2023 Motorsport

World First for Motorsport: Sexwale & co-founders announce the Inaugural Elite World Cup for Hyper Cars

The world of motorsport is on the cusp of a revolutionary transformation as the inaugural electric hyper car Elite World Cup was officially announced on Monday, 21 August, in Johannesburg. The first-of-its-kind racing championship marks a significant lane-swerve in the evolution of motorsport, as the world leans in to witness developing countries, South Africa and China, joining forces to provide…
Two wins from two starts for TGRSA at SARRC rounds 4 and 5
Aug 22, 2023 Motorsport

Two wins from two starts for TGRSA at SARRC rounds 4 and 5

The Parys 400 featured two consecutive rounds of the 2023 South African Rally-Raid Championships (SARRC), run in a double-header format, with Round 4 taking place on Friday, 18 August; and Round 5 following on the Saturday. Both rounds comprised full qualifying races, as well as two race loops of roughly 170km each. The two rounds featured largely independent routes, but the dry, dusty terrain of…
Woolridge and Dreyer Score Fourth Podium of 2023 Season in Parys
Aug 21, 2023 Motorsport

Woolridge and Dreyer Score Fourth Podium of 2023 Season in Parys

The South African Rally Raid Championship (SARRC) raised the ante for competitors on 18 and 19 September 2023 by scheduling back-to-back races for rounds four and five of the 2023 season in the Free State town of Parys. The event lived up to all expectations of being a tough test for the teams and vehicles, with almost 750km of fierce competition playing out in the dry and extremely dusty winter…
The Rimac Nevera sets a new record at Nürburgring and celebrates with the global premiere of Nevera Time Attack: a One-of-12
Aug 21, 2023 Motorsport

The Rimac Nevera sets a new record at Nürburgring and celebrates with the global premiere of Nevera Time Attack: a One-of-12

With the unveiling of the Nevera Time Attack, at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, Rimac Automobili is celebrating a year of breaking performance records – more than 20 so far in 2023. The new one-of-12 Limited Edition was revealed on the very same day that it was confirmed the Nevera had broken yet another record: a new electric production car benchmark at the Nürburgring of 7:05:298. Achieved…
TGRSA heads to Parys double-header as 2023 SARRC continues
Aug 17, 2023 Motorsport

TGRSA heads to Parys double-header as 2023 SARRC continues

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa (TGRSA) will be heading to the Free State town of Parys, for Rounds 4 and 5 of the 2023 South African Rally-Raid Championship season (SARRC) this weekend, with the aim of scoring maximum points towards the championship. All four crews will be doing battle once again, with the unique format of the weekend adding extra pressure. “We had a disappointing outing at our…
NWM Ford Castrol Team Aiming to Build on Desert Race Victory at Parys Double-Header
Aug 14, 2023 Motorsport

NWM Ford Castrol Team Aiming to Build on Desert Race Victory at Parys Double-Header

Coming off the high of an impressive one-two finish at the tough 1 000km Botswana Desert Race in June 2023, the Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Castrol Team is relishing the opportunity to get back in the action at the Parys 400 – a double-header for rounds four and five of the extremely competitive South African Rally Raid Championship (SARRC) on 18 and 19 August. Gareth Woolrige and Boyd…
25 years of ZF Race Engineering
Aug 11, 2023 Motorsport

25 years of ZF Race Engineering

ZF Race Engineering celebrates 25 years of supporting the motorsport industry July marks 25 years of ZF Race Engineering. Founded in July 1998, ZF Race Engineering began its journey to where it is today. The amalgamation of technologies and expertise grounded in more than 125 years of motorsport history has developed into a diverse business that supports the motorsport industry and beyond.…
Hyundai visits podium again in Rally Finland
Aug 10, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai visits podium again in Rally Finland

Hyundai Motorsport has finished Rally Finland, round nine of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season, with Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe in a superb second place – marking their sixth podium finish of the season. Neuville and Wydaeghe consolidated their strong performance on the complex and demanding routes to confirm their first Rally Finland podium as a crew. Sunday featured…
MSC Cruises' first title sponsorship with the Formula 1® MSC Cruises Belgian Grand Prixô 2023
Aug 10, 2023 Motorsport

MSC Cruises' first title sponsorship with the Formula 1® MSC Cruises Belgian Grand Prixô 2023

MSC Cruises and Formula 1® reached a new milestone together, celebrating the first Grand Prix with MSC Cruises as title sponsor. The FORMULA 1® MSC CRUISES BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 2023, one of the most historic and prominent races on the F1 calendar, was held at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium from 28 to 30 July 2023. As the race’s title sponsor and Global Partner of Formula 1®, MSC…
What if Some of SA’s Best Riders competed against each other, but on Delivery Bikes?
Aug 10, 2023 Motorsport

What if Some of SA’s Best Riders competed against each other, but on Delivery Bikes?

With the return of Stofskop, Powered by Motul, to the Randfontein Raceway on Saturday 12 August 2023, fans can now look forward to a new class featuring some of SA’s top motorcycle competitors, all on the track at the same time… but on delivery bikes! The Delivery Bike Dash in the Dust will finally answer the question that motorsports fans across South Africa have debated for years: who is the…
Volkswagen SupaPolo second in Class D in Ado Scribante 4 Hour
Aug 10, 2023 Motorsport

Volkswagen SupaPolo second in Class D in Ado Scribante 4 Hour

Volkswagen Motorsport continued its 100% finishing record in the South African Endurance Series Championship with a strong second in the Gqeberha 4 Hour at the Aldo Scribante racetrack on Saturday. Daniel Rowe and Graeme Nathan qualified the Volkswagen Motorsport SupaPolo on pole position in Class D and led the way in class early on. The team took advantage of a Safety Car period to make its…
Xolile Letlaka and stuart White win tense SA Endurance race in Gquberha
Aug 07, 2023 Motorsport

Xolile Letlaka and stuart White win tense SA Endurance race in Gquberha

The third round of the SA Endurance Championship delivered a thrilling contest between race winners Xolile Letlaka and Stuart White in their Into Africa Lamborghini Huracan Evo GT3 and the Championship leader Charl Arangies and Arnold Neveling’s Stradale Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3. The cat-and-mouse chase saw the lead change several times as race strategies and pitstops came into play. The final…
Rimac Nevera Beats Formula One Car and McMurtry Spéirling in carwow Drag Race
Aug 07, 2023 Motorsport

Rimac Nevera Beats Formula One Car and McMurtry Spéirling in carwow Drag Race

The all-electric Rimac Nevera now once again holds the crown as the fastest car ever to compete in a carwow drag race, a regular feature on the world’s largest automotive YouTube channel, focusing on head-to-head races over the quarter-mile and beyond. Competing against a version of the Red Bull Racing RB8 – winner of both the Formula One Driver’s and Constructor’s Championships in 2012 – and the…
Tension mounts as Rally Championship heads for Tzaneen
Aug 07, 2023 Motorsport

Tension mounts as Rally Championship heads for Tzaneen

Three plays one as the National Rally Championship prepares for a tough double-header in the stunning Merensky forests around the Limpopo town of Tzaneen on August 25 and 26 with JJ Potgieter/Tommy du Toit leading the charge, having won three of the four rounds so far. Their unbeaten run was halted in the Eastern Cape when Jono van Wyk and Nico Swartz (Toyota Gazoo Racing Starlet) claimed the top…
Jaguar TCS Racing Announces Long-Term Future with Mitch Evans
Aug 04, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing Announces Long-Term Future with Mitch Evans

Jaguar TCS Racing has announced that Mitch Evans will return to race for the British team from the 2024 season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The extension means Evans and Jaguar TCS Racing's relationship will be the longest driver and team pairing in Formula E history, providing further consistency for the team. The partnership is also one of the most successful driver and team…
Asphalt 9: Legends Launches The Lamborghini Revuelto eSports Challenge
Aug 03, 2023 Motorsport

Asphalt 9: Legends Launches The Lamborghini Revuelto eSports Challenge

Get behind the wheel and feel the thrill of driving Lamborghini’s new Revuelto, the first V12 hybrid plug-in HPEV super sport car, fitted with Bridgestone Potenza Sport tires. Gameloft for brands, a leader in the creation of gaming and gamified experiences, today announced that Asphalt 9: Legends, the latest game in its billion-downloaded arcade racing franchise, is kicking off its next official…
The SA Rally-Raid Championship one of the biggest Rally-Raid series globally
Aug 02, 2023 Motorsport

The SA Rally-Raid Championship one of the biggest Rally-Raid series globally

The local South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC), which consists of seven rounds per season, has grown exponentially in numbers, with an anticipated combined total of 24 teams that will be lining up in FIA T1+ and FIA T1 classes in the Production Vehicle Category at the upcoming Parys 400 double-header is indicative of it being the single most populated local Rally-Raid championship in the…
New Dunlop shod Rookie Cup a sensible first racing step
Aug 02, 2023 Motorsport

New Dunlop shod Rookie Cup a sensible first racing step

Dunlop will be the tyre of choice for the exciting new Volkswagen Motorsport run Rookie Cup. Starting with a four-round championship around South Africa from mid-September 2023, Rookie Cup will offer racers a highly controlled and most sensible first step up from karting into main circuit racing, en route to the prestigious CompCare Polo Cup. “Dunlop Motorsport is proud to be chosen as the…
Jaguar TCS Racing Finished Runners-Up in the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in London
Jul 31, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing Finished Runners-Up in the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in London

After 16 races across 11 cities and five continents, Jaguar TCS Racing finished runners-up in the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with 292 points – the team’s biggest points haul in Formula E. With 11 podiums, four wins, three Pole positions, the team has seen great success. Mitch Evans finished third in the Drivers’ World Championship with 197 points, his biggest points haul in Formula…
Furious SA Endurance fight in prospect at Gqeberha
Jul 31, 2023 Motorsport

Furious SA Endurance fight in prospect at Gqeberha

SAES Winter Motorsport Festival SA Endurance National Championship – Rd 3 SA GT National Championship – Rd 5 and 6 Aldo Scribante Raceway, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) 4 – 5 August 2023 The SA Endurance National Championship is set to light up the Aldo Scribante racetrack in Gqeberha when 30 competitors are unleashed at 16h30 for their four-hour race powering well into the night, where dancing…
Jaguar TCS Racing to give it their all in Formula E London finale
Jul 26, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing to give it their all in Formula E London finale

Jaguar TCS Racing returns to their home race this weekend, as the 2023 ABB Formula E World Championship concludes on the streets of London. Picking up off the back of a rollercoaster Rome double-header, the team is determined to push for as many points as possible in rounds 15 and 16. In a full circle moment, the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 will make its race debut in London, eight months after its iconic…
Innoptus Solar Team unveils tenth solar car - painted with Axalta’s premium Refinish brand Cromax
Jul 26, 2023 Motorsport

Innoptus Solar Team unveils tenth solar car - painted with Axalta’s premium Refinish brand Cromax

Innovative Axalta technology increases sustainability of the Innoptus Solar Team’s most aerodynamic solar car yet Infinite, the tenth solar car designed and built by a team of engineering students from the Belgian Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, was unveiled on 14 July 2023 at an event in the Port Authority Building House located in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. Infinite, painted at the…
Double East London victory sets up Global Touring Cars title thriller
Jul 24, 2023 Motorsport

Double East London victory sets up Global Touring Cars title thriller

Robert Wolk overcame a qualifying scare to deliver a Global Touring Cars masterclass and set up a thrilling end of season by winning both races in Saturday’s East London Extreme Festival. It was a day of high action at the daunting spiritual home of South African circuit racing as the Grand Prix Circuit dealt a few curve balls and challenges through an epic day of racing. There was already drama…
Epic East London Extreme Festival thrills at Grand Prix Circuit
Jul 24, 2023 Motorsport

Epic East London Extreme Festival thrills at Grand Prix Circuit

Saturday’s East London Extreme Festival delivered action worthy of its name across the board as some prospective South African champions tightened their grip on their beckoning titles, while other championship chases tightened up with two more rounds left to race. Robert Wolk overcame a qualifying scare to deliver a Global Touring Cars masterclass and set up a thrilling end of season by winning…
Entries for the 2024 Cape 1000 regularity rally officially open
Jul 21, 2023 Motorsport

Entries for the 2024 Cape 1000 regularity rally officially open

What has fast become known as South Africa’s most beautiful drive, the Cape 1000 is set to return next March for four days of open road indulgence. “We are excited to announce that the next annual Cape 1000 brought to you by Private Clients by Old Mutual Wealth will run from 10 to 15 March 2024 and entries are now officially open,” says Event Director, Vanessa Crichton. The exclusive entry list…
GR Cup shifts to East London for thrilling 5th round action
Jul 19, 2023 Motorsport

GR Cup shifts to East London for thrilling 5th round action

The excitement continues to grow as the GR Cup driven by Netstar, part of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa, heads to the iconic East London Grand Prix Circuit for the highly anticipated 5th round of the 2023 season. The stage is set for an adrenaline-fueled showdown as six of the country's top motoring writers once again take the wheel of the stock Toyota GR86 cars, only slightly modified for…
General Grabber X3 Excels at Rhino Charge Kenya
Jul 19, 2023 Motorsport

General Grabber X3 Excels at Rhino Charge Kenya

The General Grabber X3 extreme 4x4 tyre is renowned for rugged performance and durability, and there are arguably very few tests of a tyre’s off-road capability that are more punishing than Rhino Charge Kenya, which is widely regarded as one of the toughest one-day 4x4 events in the world. It puts competitor teams through the most demanding terrain and navigation challenges imaginable – all for a…
Rimac Nevera Sets the Production Car Hill Record at 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Jul 18, 2023 Motorsport

Rimac Nevera Sets the Production Car Hill Record at 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Rimac Nevera, already the fastest accelerating production car in the world and the production EV with the highest verified top speed, is now also the fastest electric production car to have ever taken on the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb, as well as the fastest overall production car this year. In the Supercar Shootout on the final day of the event, the Nevera set a time of…
Robert Wolk & Chemical Logistics Racing want East London wins
Jul 17, 2023 Motorsport

Robert Wolk & Chemical Logistics Racing want East London wins

Chemical Logistics Racing heads into the second half of the Global Touring Car season with it all to do, with double reigning champion Robert Wolk fully focussed on taking command of the 2023 title chase. Wolk finally won a round last time out following a tough start to his season, but his dogged determination and consistency have still kept him right in the hunt. In spite of only winning that…
Dominant Dolinschek the Investchem Formula 1600 man to beat
Jul 17, 2023 Motorsport

Dominant Dolinschek the Investchem Formula 1600 man to beat

Having won six of the eight Investchem Formula 1600 races so far this season, and the last four of them on the trot, it is all for Troy Dolinschek’s championship rivals to do as the season commences its second half at the East London Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday 22 July. Perhaps the highlight of the Investchem Formula 1600 season, such is the pace and progress of the tiny 1600 cc cars, that…
Variawa & Wolk continue their epic duel into Border country
Jul 17, 2023 Motorsport

Variawa & Wolk continue their epic duel into Border country

Not only is the East London Grand Prix Circuit the spiritual home of South African circuit racing, but it is also the most daunting racetrack in the land. Superfast yet technically challenging, it will reward the Global Touring Car brave this weekend, as much as it did the grand prix superheroes Rosemeyer, Seaman and Villoresi in the ‘30s, and Clark, Moss and Brabham in the 1960s. That is why the…
Rally Estonia gives Hyundai chance for redemption
Jul 17, 2023 Motorsport

Rally Estonia gives Hyundai chance for redemption

Hyundai Motorsport will be chasing redemption through the forests of Estonia next week from 20 to 23 July as the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) enters its second half of the season. With two double podiums in 2020 and 2021, followed by a third-place finish in 2022, Rally Estonia has quickly become a favourite for the Hyundai Shell Mobis World Rally Team. One of the most recent additions…
Roma and Woolridge lead M-Sport's Rally Raid debut
Jul 13, 2023 Motorsport

Roma and Woolridge lead M-Sport's Rally Raid debut

M-Sport and Neil Woolridge Motorsport, in partnership with Ford Performance will contest the 2023 Baja Spain Aragon between July 21 and 22, with Nani Roma and Gareth Woolridge beside their respective navigators Alex Haro and Boyd Dreyer. The team will be making the international competitive debut of the M-Sport NWM Ford Ranger T1+ as everyone’s sights are set on preparing for the 2024 Dakar…
Dunlop will take eight race fans to epic East London Extreme Festival
Jul 13, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop will take eight race fans to epic East London Extreme Festival

Dunlop is offering two sets of four tickets for you and three friends to win for the East London Grand Prix Circuit National Extreme Festival on Saturday 22 July. All you need do is visit the DunlopTyresSA Facebook page, scrolll down to the competition page and tag three friends and take on the Motorsport Challenge, to earn all of you the chance to win four tickets to an awesome day of racing.…
Ciao Roma! Jaguar TCS Racing aims for strong performance at the team’s most successful track
Jul 13, 2023 Motorsport

Ciao Roma! Jaguar TCS Racing aims for strong performance at the team’s most successful track

Jaguar TCS Racing returns to the streets of Rome this weekend, determined to continue the British team’s record of success in round thirteen and fourteen of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Home to one of the most famous amphitheatres in the world, a new gladiator enters the ring as the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 takes to the streets of Rome for the first time. The 2023 Hankook Rome E-Prix…
Twist on the Right and Turn Left – Stofskop is Back!
Jul 12, 2023 Motorsport

Twist on the Right and Turn Left – Stofskop is Back!

The long hiatus is almost over – Stofskop, the ultimate social motorcycle event, will be returning to the Randfontein Raceway in Johannesburg on Saturday, 12 August 2023. This is a motorcycling event like no other; it’s a day that’s all about being a non-conformist, and combining the thrill of the dirt track with that special feeling you get when you dress up as a superhero, a rhino, a unicorn or…
15 minutes with Tristan Purdon
Jul 11, 2023 Motorsport

15 minutes with Tristan Purdon

Catching up with our local racing stars when they are competing overseas is always a treat, particularly when it is a humble small-town Eastern Cape champion who now has the potential to become South Africa’s next international Motocross star. For 26-year-old Tristan Purdon, racing is almost second nature. Growing up on a farm in the middle of nowhere in the Eastern Cape, somewhere between…
A fitting end to a classic vintage dream
Jul 11, 2023 Motorsport

A fitting end to a classic vintage dream

For anyone that loves the sheer indulgence of classic racing and wants to experience the racing pleasure of a bygone era, there can be no finer experience in the world than participating in the Le Mans Classic – a world renowned biennial vintage sports car event, held since 2002 on the grounds of the 24 hours of Le Mans organised by Peter Auto(event owner) and the ACO (Le Mans circuit owner). The…
6 Hours of Monza: race memorable Monza win for Toyota Gazoo Racing
Jul 11, 2023 Motorsport

6 Hours of Monza: race memorable Monza win for Toyota Gazoo Racing

Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) returned to winning ways with a hard-fought victory on its rival’s home ground in an exciting 6 Hours of Monza, the fifth round of the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). In front of a passionate 65,000 crowd, Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López saw off an intense challenge from the local heroes to win for the third time this season in their #7…
Du Toit's a Friday hat trick, Gazoo Toyota 1-2 Saturday
Jul 10, 2023 Motorsport

Du Toit's a Friday hat trick, Gazoo Toyota 1-2 Saturday

While JJ Potgieter and Tommy du Toit stamped their authority on the 2023 SA National Rally Championship by picking up the Friday win in the unforgiving Algoa Rally’s Longmore Forest stages in the Eastern Cape at the weekend, it was Toyota Gazoo Racing ‘s young lions who emerged victorious with a Saturday 1-2. Friday: Potgieter & du Toit’s Hat Trick Top class rookie Jono van Wyk and navigator Nico…
AC Cars celebrates historic racing win with AC Cobra GT Roadster at Le Mans Classic 2023
Jul 07, 2023 Motorsport

AC Cars celebrates historic racing win with AC Cobra GT Roadster at Le Mans Classic 2023

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the AC Cobra’s class win in 1963, as an official partner of Le Mans Classic 2023 AC Cars gave the sensational new AC Cobra GT Roadster its first public appearance. With original Cobras competing for honours on the track over the weekend, AC Cars wowed the crowd in the Le Mans Classic Village with a pole-position display of the…
Toyota Gazoo Racing SA's NRC team gears up for Algoa Rally
Jul 04, 2023 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA's NRC team gears up for Algoa Rally

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa's (TGRSA) National Rally Championship (NRC) team is set to continue their campaign as they prepare for the highly anticipated Algoa Rally, the next event on the 2023 SA NRC calendar. Building on their performance in the previous round, the team is eager to make their mark in the championship as the series progresses to Rounds 3 and 4 in the Eastern Cape. The TGRSA…
SA Rallying: the forest beckons
Jul 04, 2023 Motorsport

SA Rallying: the forest beckons

National Championship Rallying returns to Eastern Cape With the dust hardly settled from the thrilling season opening Billy te Water Memorial Secunda Rally, the South African National Rally Championship action now moves to the Eastern Cape and the Longmore Forest for the Algoa National Rally. The tough double-header rally will test crews to the limit over the weekend of 7 and 8 July. Those first…
More regional series race on dependable Dunlop rubber
Jun 28, 2023 Motorsport

More regional series race on dependable Dunlop rubber

While it’s an accepted fact that Dunlop Motorsport is pretty much the tyre of choice in South African National Championship circuit motor racing, did you know that Dunlop also supplies the lion’s share of top regional racing series with their tyres? Dunlop is a long time tyre partner to the Pabar VW Challenge and Superhatch classes in the Northern Regions Racing Festival, and to the Cape Alert…
Toyota Gazoo Racing Repeats Perfect Four-Star Finish on WRC’s Toughest Rally
Jun 28, 2023 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing Repeats Perfect Four-Star Finish on WRC’s Toughest Rally

TGR-WRT remains unbeaten on the toughest round of the FIA World Rally Championship since it returned to the calendar in 2021, with Toyota’s all-time Safari record now extended to 11 victories – 10 of those achieved as part of the WRC. The 1-2-3-4 finish comes 30 years to the month since Toyota first recorded such a result in Kenya with the Celica ST185, something it repeated with the GR Yaris…
Tough desert race tests TGRSA crews
Jun 28, 2023 Motorsport

Tough desert race tests TGRSA crews

The 2023 TGRSA 1000 Kalahari Botswana Desert Race brought an exciting weekend of racing, with the hosts falling foul to the so-called “sponsor’s curse”, which saw the Ford team finish first and second overall. This, despite a spirited battle on the sandy tracks surrounding the town of Jwaneng in southern Botswana, which served as a base for the race for the first time since 2018. By the time the…
Jaguar TCS Racing pulls back points in Portland in dramatic climb
Jun 27, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing pulls back points in Portland in dramatic climb

Mitch Evans pulled back crucial points and the fastest lap in an intense Portland E-Prix, following a tough qualifying in round twelve of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. While also celebrating his 29th birthday, Mitch finished the Portland debut in fourth place, after an almighty 16-place climb from the back of the grid. Mitch and the team’s decisive performance in Formula E’s most…
Dominant Victory for NWM Ford Castrol Team at Punishing 1 000km Botswana Desert Race
Jun 27, 2023 Motorsport

Dominant Victory for NWM Ford Castrol Team at Punishing 1 000km Botswana Desert Race

The Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Castrol Team scored an emphatic one-two finish in the EcoBoost V6-powered T1+ Ford Rangers at Round 3 of the South African Rally Raid Championship (SARRC), which was held in Jwaneng, Botswana, from 23-25 June 2023. As the longest and toughest event of the year, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race is a three-day marathon event which…
1000 Miglia 2023: relive the most beautiful moments on board an Alfa Romeo
Jun 26, 2023 Motorsport

1000 Miglia 2023: relive the most beautiful moments on board an Alfa Romeo

To relive the thrilling historical reenactment of the Freccia Rossa, taking place from June 13th to 17th, here’s a series of photo and video content from the race available to the public which is sure to bring joy to race enthusiasts throughout the world. 420 classic cars, including 48 Alfa Romeo models, took part in the famous tour de force and competed on the traditional Brescia-Roma-Brescia…
South African appointed advisor to president of FIA
Jun 26, 2023 Motorsport

South African appointed advisor to president of FIA

Natal-born Dieter Rencken has been appointed Motorsport Adviser to FIA President Ben Sulayem, dispensing guidance across all categories with a focus on Formula 1. Motorsport is not Rencken’s only motoring passion: He has owned numerous classic vehicles over the years, including NSU Ro80s, Porsche 914s and a 1953 Francis Barnett motorcycle, and held a half-share in a NSU Wankel Spyder. His current…
TGRSA Set for desert showdown in Botswana
Jun 23, 2023 Motorsport

TGRSA Set for desert showdown in Botswana

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA is all set for a spectacular showdown in the Kalahari Desert this weekend, when they take on the mighty TGRSA Kalahari Botswana 1,000 Desert Race. The upcoming event is Round 3 of the 2023 South African Cross-Country Series (SARRC), and it is the longest and toughest event on the local calendar. For 2023, the race has moved back to the area surrounding the town of Jwaneng…
Toyota CRYO RDT announces three riders selected to participate in the 2023 Olympics Esports Week
Jun 23, 2023 Motorsport

Toyota CRYO RDT announces three riders selected to participate in the 2023 Olympics Esports Week

Toyota CRYO RDT, a leading virtual cycling team and a pioneer in the realm of e-cycling, is thrilled to announce that two of its exceptional riders have been chosen to participate in the highly anticipated first ever Olympic Esports Week. This prestigious event, being held in Singapore, is a celebration of the merging worlds of Esports and traditional sports, while showcasing the immense talent…
TGR Out to Defend Their Safari Pride in Kenya
Jun 22, 2023 Motorsport

TGR Out to Defend Their Safari Pride in Kenya

Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team (TGR-WRT) return to the Safari Rally Kenya this week (22-25 June), aiming to maintain their proud record of success on the epic African event, the seventh round of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship. The Safari, celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, is recognised as one of rallying’s toughest challenges. TGR-WRT has won both editions held since the…
Hyundai Motorsport set for tough test in Safari Rally Kenya
Jun 21, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai Motorsport set for tough test in Safari Rally Kenya

Hyundai Motorsport is on a mission to continue its winning momentum at Safari Rally Kenya, the seventh round of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), set to take place from Thursday 22 June to Sunday 25 June. While the team travelled to Africa in high spirits, the challenge of Kenya means that nothing is certain. The event is a true rally of attrition – something that the Hyundai Shell…
Jaguar TCS Racing targets points at inaugural 2023 Southwire Portland E-Prix
Jun 21, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing targets points at inaugural 2023 Southwire Portland E-Prix

Jaguar TCS Racing heads to Portland, one of the greenest cities in the United States, for round twelve of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The British team are ready to take on the final debut track of the 2023 season at the Portland International Raceway. The American circuit covers 3.19km and 12 turns which promises wheel-to-wheel action and exhilarating overtakes. A setting fit…
Failure is being afraid to fail
Jun 20, 2023 Motorsport

Failure is being afraid to fail

Glickenhaus Races Le Mans 2023 We dreamed of racing Le Mans for decades. For decades we worked to build that dream. We competed in eleven 24-Hour Endurance Races, and we finished every one. Last week we lived our dream of standing in the rain at Le Mans, watching our car thunder down the Mulsanne. We raced to run our best race yet. We made mistakes, fixed those mistakes, and raced to the end,…
NWM Ford Castrol Team Confident as SARRC Returns to Botswana for Desert Race
Jun 20, 2023 Motorsport

NWM Ford Castrol Team Confident as SARRC Returns to Botswana for Desert Race

The South African Rally Raid Championship (SARRC) will be heading cross-border for the first time since 2019 as the series returns to Botswana for the longest and toughest race of the year – and it’s one that the Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Castrol Team is looking forward to. Over the past three years, the Desert Race has taken place in Upington in the Northern Cape as a result of travel…
A dream shot awaits Dakar hopefuls in Botswana
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

A dream shot awaits Dakar hopefuls in Botswana

With the famous ‘Desert Race’ moving back to its long-time home in Botswana 2023, competitors hoping to capitalise on the Dakar ‘dream shot’ will have to make the most of the challenging terrain that marks this event. Officially known as the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA Kalahari Botswana 1,000 Desert Race, or TGRSA 1,000 Desert Race for short, the third round of the 2023 South African Rally-Raid…
TGRSA’s Variawa extends championship lead in Gqeberha
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

TGRSA’s Variawa extends championship lead in Gqeberha

Saood Variawa, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s (TGRSA) young gun in the Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship, extended his lead at the top of the standings, thanks to a power performance at the Aldo Scribante Race Circuit in Gqeberha this weekend. Variawa qualified his GR Corolla on pole position for the first race, and scored maximum points from there, by setting the fastest lap time in the race, and…
Youngtimer Classic Touring Cars join Zwartkops Festival
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Youngtimer Classic Touring Cars join Zwartkops Festival

Fresh from their Inland Historic race meeting at Red Star Raceway last week, the new Ben Morgenrood Group Classic Youngtimer Touring cars are ready to strut their stuff again at the Zwartkops Regional Extreme Festival on Saturday 24 June 2023. The Youngtimer Touring cars recall the golden era of South African tin top racing of the 1990’s when SATCAR and Group N provided the thrills and motor…
Zwartkops braced for red hot midwinter Pabar action
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Zwartkops braced for red hot midwinter Pabar action

The Pabar VW Challenge heads home to Zwartkops for its midwinter midseason round with a new look at the top of the championship table following a disruptive outing for some at the previous round. All of which paves the way for a little red hot racing action in Pretoria on Saturday 24 June. Starting with Class A, Rory Atkinson finally got his championship defence back on track with his first win…
Hot Regional racing to warm the cockles of your heart
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Hot Regional racing to warm the cockles of your heart

Zwartkops Raceway is gearing up for its midwinter midseason Regional Extreme Festival where a thrilling program is guaranteed to blow away those midwinter blues. With two heats of two races each in the Pabar VW Challenge and BMW M Performance Parts Series, backed by two heats each for DOE Formula Vee, the Car Care Clinic 111s, Superhatch and the visiting Mozambican Picanto Cup, only the hottest…
Brilliant racing keeps keen Gqeberha crowd on its toes
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Brilliant racing keeps keen Gqeberha crowd on its toes

Aldo Scribante Raceway’s tightly contested fifth round Extreme Festival meeting thrilled Gqeberha fans with some incredible close racing in perfect conditions on Saturday. All classes delivered racing of the top order, some of it perhaps a little too close for comfort as South Africa’s various circuit racing championships crossed their midseason through the day. Local hero Silvio Scribante’s…
Popular Special Vehicles will entertain the Botswana crowds at the TGRSA 1000 Kalahari Botswana Desert Race while going for gold
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Popular Special Vehicles will entertain the Botswana crowds at the TGRSA 1000 Kalahari Botswana Desert Race while going for gold

The Toyota Gazoo Racing 1000 Kalahari Botswana Desert Race, the third round of the 2023 SA Rally-Raid Championship and the only marathon event on the calendar, will take place over three days on 23, 24 and 25 June at Jwaneng in Botswana, and the popular Special Vehicles will again entertain the crowds while the teams will go for gold with their powerful open-wheel vehicles. After an absence of…
Global Touring Car battle thrills Gqeberha Festival
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Global Touring Car battle thrills Gqeberha Festival

Championship leader Saood Variawa and title rival Robert Wolk kept the 2023 Global Touring Car title battle wide open as both took a race win apiece at a tightly contested fifth round at the Gqeberha Extreme Festival at Aldo Scribante raceway on Saturday. Variawa put his Toyota Gazoo Racing Corolla hatch GTC on pole position in a red-flagged qualifying session that saw archrival Wolk line up…
Troy takes another Investchem Formula 1600 double
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Troy takes another Investchem Formula 1600 double

Troy Dolinschek continued his dominant 2023 Investchem Formula 1600 form with another double victory at Aldo Scribante Raceway’s Extreme Festival at Gqeberha on Saturday. While he only started third, Dolinschek was soon ahead as he staved off the attentions of Jason Coetzee in both races to make it six wins out of eight starts this season. Nicholas van Weely took both third places. Antwan…
Ford Performance Preps to Race Ranger Raptor T1+ in Dakar Rally
Jun 14, 2023 Motorsport

Ford Performance Preps to Race Ranger Raptor T1+ in Dakar Rally

An extreme racing version of the Ford Ranger will lead the expansion of Ford Performance global off-road racing to include the famed Dakar Rally in 2024 and beyond. Ford Performance has raced and won from Le Mans to Monaco, Daytona to Bathurst and Finke to Ensenada. But it has yet to take on one of the toughest races on the planet – the iconic Dakar Rally. The first step in the multi-year plan to…
DS Automobiles showcases the DS E-Tense FE23 at Vivatech
Jun 14, 2023 Motorsport

DS Automobiles showcases the DS E-Tense FE23 at Vivatech

The seventh edition of VivaTech – a major European event dedicated to technology and innovation – will be held at Paris Expo (Porte de Versailles) from June 14 to 17. As a benchmark when it comes to electric technology and the holder of an exceptional track record in Formula E since 2015 (4 championship titles, 16 victories, 47 podiums, 22 pole positions) DS Automobiles couldn’t miss out on this…
Valtteri Bottas, the embodiment of F1 “on two wheels”
Jun 14, 2023 Motorsport

Valtteri Bottas, the embodiment of F1 “on two wheels”

Last weekend in Lahti, Finland, F1 driver Valtteri Bottas and the Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK starred in the spectacular FNLD GRVL competition on two wheels. The first edition of the spectacular FNLD GRVL cycling race in Lahti, Finland – which involved thousands of enthusiasts for two wheels – has just drawn to a close. One of the many fans from all over the world who took part was F1 driver Valtteri…
GR Cup set for thirlling round 4 action in Gqeberha
Jun 14, 2023 Motorsport

GR Cup set for thirlling round 4 action in Gqeberha

The anticipation is building as the GR Cup, part of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa, gears up for an exciting weekend of racing at the Aldo Scribante Race Circuit in Gqeberha. This highly anticipated event marks Round 4 of the 2023 GR Cup, showcasing the exceptional talent of the motoring writers behind the wheel of the Toyota GR86 race cars. The regular drivers, including Mark Jones (Citizen),…
Road to Le Mans: BMW M works drivers Valentino Rossi and Max Hesse celebrate victories at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
Jun 13, 2023 Motorsport

Road to Le Mans: BMW M works drivers Valentino Rossi and Max Hesse celebrate victories at the Circuit de la Sarthe

Two victories for the BMW M Team WRT and the BMW M4 GT3 in the supporting programme, an impressive overall presence of BMW M and the first GT3 triumph for Valentino Rossi (ITA). Although the premiere of the BMW M Hybrid V8 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) is not on the agenda until 2024, BMW M was already an emphatic part of the event at several levels this year at the 100-year anniversary of the…
24 Hours of Le Mans: the two PEUGEOT 9X8 of Team Peugeot TotalEnergies crossed the finish line of the Centenary
Jun 12, 2023 Motorsport

24 Hours of Le Mans: the two PEUGEOT 9X8 of Team Peugeot TotalEnergies crossed the finish line of the Centenary

The 24 Hours of Le Mans Centenary is over and what a race! More than 300 000 spectators came at the track all weekend long to celebrate the Centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 91st edition of the legendary race and 4th round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. After 24 hours of racing, and to celebrate its come back to Le Mans, the two Team Peugeot TotalEnergies hybrid-electric Hypercars…
Formula Vee driver Theo Vermaak puts pedal to the metal to raise profile of open wheel racing
Jun 12, 2023 Motorsport

Formula Vee driver Theo Vermaak puts pedal to the metal to raise profile of open wheel racing

Don’t make the mistake of asking Formula Vee driver Theo Vermaak for a driving joke. He’s got plenty to share as a show of his love for driving. But while his skill on the track has left others in his dust, his jokes, legend has it, can be found at the starting grid. What he is serious about, is steering Formula Vee to greater heights. “I grew up next to the racetrack watching my dad, Ernie,…
Ford Formally Unveils Mustang GT3 at Le Mans as Classic Circuit, Renowned Race and Iconic Sports Car Converge
Jun 12, 2023 Motorsport

Ford Formally Unveils Mustang GT3 at Le Mans as Classic Circuit, Renowned Race and Iconic Sports Car Converge

The best-known sports car will compete in the world’s most iconic endurance race as the Ford Mustang GT3 takes on the challenge of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2024. The Mustang GT3 race car, based on the all-new 2024 Mustang Dark Horse, was unveiled to the racing world today during the centenary celebration on the eve of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Mustang race car boasts a bold, colorful…
Jaguar TCS Racing adopts plastic-reducing livery
Jun 08, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing adopts plastic-reducing livery

Jaguar TCS Racing has announced a host of sustainable refinements to the team’s all-electric race car, the Jaguar I-TYPE 6. Since partnering with official supplier, AERO, six months ago, Jaguar TCS Racing has been working with the team to apply their game-changing material technology to their all-electric race cars. Jaguar TCS Racing, who compete in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, have…
Hyundai claims two top spots on podium at Rally Italia Sardegna
Jun 06, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai claims two top spots on podium at Rally Italia Sardegna

Hyundai Motorsport is celebrating its first victory of the season after a gruelling three days at Rally Italia Sardegna, round six of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), with Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe triumphing in their Hyundai i20 N Rally1 Hybrid. With uncharacteristic rain last Friday and Saturday exacerbating the difficult conditions of the stages, causing issues for many…
Mitch Evans and Jaguar TCS Racing take fourth podium of the season at the 2023 Jakarta E-Prix
Jun 06, 2023 Motorsport

Mitch Evans and Jaguar TCS Racing take fourth podium of the season at the 2023 Jakarta E-Prix

Mitch Evans took his fourth podium of the 2023 ABB FIA World Championship for Jaguar TCS Racing, finishing third in the second race of the weekend. Both Mitch and Sam Bird were in Group A for Qualifying. Mitch made it through to the semi-finals of the Duels, narrowly missing out on a place in the final to Jake Dennis by one thousandth of a second – one of the closest deficits in Formula E…
Historic Racing's newest category for SATCAR & Group N lookalikes
Jun 05, 2023 Motorsport

Historic Racing's newest category for SATCAR & Group N lookalikes

A new classic racing era is ramping up as the Inland Historic Tour hosts the HRSA’s fast growing new Classic Youngtimer category at the Red Star Raceway in Delmas on Saturday 10 June. Modelled on the halcyon SATCAR and Group N categories of the 1990’s, the Classic Youngtimers cater for four door saloon cars manufactured between 1990 and 1997, to call back a golden era of local motor racing.…
Peugeot is back at the 24 hours of Le Mans - Official Program
Jun 05, 2023 Motorsport

Peugeot is back at the 24 hours of Le Mans - Official Program

Twelve years after its last participation, PEUGEOT is back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This exceptional edition will celebrate the centenary of this great race and also the hat-trick of the PEUGEOT 905. An intense and rich history, that was also sometimes relentless, ties PEUGEOT to this legendary race. Each generation of car entered in endurance racing by the brand, signed the three victories in…
The Northwester was not the only interference at Killarney on Saturday
Jun 05, 2023 Motorsport

The Northwester was not the only interference at Killarney on Saturday

Storming Cape Northwester weather and a flooded track that delayed the start and caused third heats to be cancelled, was only half the story at Killarney’s fourth round Rotax Max Western Province Karting Championship on Saturday. The weekend also became something of a mini national as several upcountry drivers arrived to do pre runs and shake things up even further as they prepared for the 1 July…
Final copies Kyalami 60 Years of Memories selling out fast
Jun 05, 2023 Motorsport

Final copies Kyalami 60 Years of Memories selling out fast

South African race fans and enthusiasts who have not yet taken the opportunity to acquire the epic book Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit - 60 Years of Memories, should act fast if they want a copy in their library. The book is likely to sell out very soon, with only a few valuable copies remaining in stock. “We will not print a second edition of Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit - 60 Years of Memories,”…
De Klerk tops TIORC chase in new TreasuryONE Hilux
Jun 05, 2023 Motorsport

De Klerk tops TIORC chase in new TreasuryONE Hilux

Hennie de Klerk plans to continue on his winning ways as he and navigator Juan Mohr carry on with their preparations for Dakar 2024 at the Inland Off Road Championship Coetzerdam 300 on Saturday 10 June. De Klerk has enjoyed a splendid season so far, based on a double debut victory aboard his brand new TreasuryONE WCT Hilux T1+. “We have enjoyed really good start to our TIORC campaign with the…
Ronald Bohdi Venter (6) – Rising Motorsport Star
Jun 02, 2023 Motorsport

Ronald Bohdi Venter (6) – Rising Motorsport Star

Ronald Bohdi Venter, a six-year-old Grade 1 student from Pretoria East, has shown a natural talent for karting. He follows in his father Ronald Senior's footsteps, who has been involved in competitive motorsport for several years as an offroad motorcycle competitor. Senior recently competed in the Mexico Rally Sonora, where he qualified for the 2024 Dakar Rally. Ronald Junior developed a passion…
Motor racing driver Nathi Msimanga is living out his childhood car racing dreams
Jun 01, 2023 Motorsport

Motor racing driver Nathi Msimanga is living out his childhood car racing dreams

With a love for all things automotive inspired by movies he watched when he was a child, and having passed the Kyalami Race Track on his way to school each day, it was only time before motor racing took centre stage in Nathi Msimanga’s life – and he is now literally living out his childhood dreams. The Midrand born-and-raised Toyota Gazoo Racing driver has further sealed his passion for…
The Ultimate Touring Record: Thierry Sarasyn Visits 15 Countries in 22 Hours Riding on Bridgestone Battlax T32 Tyres
Jun 01, 2023 Motorsport

The Ultimate Touring Record: Thierry Sarasyn Visits 15 Countries in 22 Hours Riding on Bridgestone Battlax T32 Tyres

Selected as the tyre of choice in two previous touring world records, the Bridgestone Battlax T32 has now been the tyre partner in what may be the ultimate world record. Thierry Sarasyn, the motorcyclist who previously rode through 13 countries in one day, just did even better. This time, he visited 15 countries, finishing in the Netherlands at 7:59 p.m. on May 23, just under 22 hours after…
Promising performance by TGRSA AS National Rally Championship resumes in Secunda
May 31, 2023 Motorsport

Promising performance by TGRSA AS National Rally Championship resumes in Secunda

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa's (TGRSA) National Rally Championship (NRC) team showcased their potential during the recent Billy te Water Memorial Rally, the opening round of the highly anticipated 2023 NRC season. The team's two crews, Jono van Wyk and Nico Swartz, as well as Mandla Mdakane and Kes Naidoo, demonstrated skill, determination, and resilience in their Toyota Starlet rally cars,…
Jaguar TCS Racing heads to Jakarta hoping to maintain positive momentum
May 30, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing heads to Jakarta hoping to maintain positive momentum

Jaguar TCS Racing makes a return to Jakarta, Indonesia this weekend for rounds ten and eleven of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The British team heads into the third double-header of Season 9 hoping to continue a string of positive results. Against the backdrop of Jakarta Bay, the 2.37km, 18-turn circuit in the northern region of the capital is set to provide intense…
2023 Monaco Grand Prix – Sunday
May 29, 2023 Motorsport

2023 Monaco Grand Prix – Sunday

Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake fought in the streets of Monaco, made treacherous by the elements, as Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu narrowly missed out on the points. Starting from the back rows on the grid, both drivers climbed the rankings, with Valtteri closing in 11th place and Zhou in 13th. The ten positions gained overall were the biggest improvement from any team during a race that was…
Brilliant racing at Welkom's Phakisa 200 Festival
May 29, 2023 Motorsport

Brilliant racing at Welkom's Phakisa 200 Festival

The twisty, bumpy, yet quick Phakisa Freeway delivered brilliant Northern Regions 200 Festival racing on Saturday. It wasn’t all plain sailing however, but close racing certainly proved the order of the Welkom day. The weekend highlight was the Phakisa 200 endurance race for Car Care Clinic 111 GTs, Sports, and Saloon Cars, racing together with the Superhatch gang. 111 Class A Volkswagen Golf…
Jaguar TCS Racing pioneer circularity with Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid in race cars
May 25, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing pioneer circularity with Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid in race cars

Jaguar TCS Racing and longstanding partner Castrol set the objective to test and demonstrate more sustainable solutions that also demonstrate the capabilities of circularity. As a result, re-refined Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid was successfully used in the team’s all-electric race cars at the 2023 Monaco E-Prix. Pioneering this process at the racetrack, Jaguar TCS Racing become the first…
BILSTEIN Racers Win Big at Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000
May 24, 2023 Motorsport

BILSTEIN Racers Win Big at Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000

BILSTEIN-sponsored racers swept the Challenger Car class at the 2023 Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 earlier this month. Pajaro Loco Racing won their class handily for the 2023 race, which was April 30 to May 5. The intense, 5-day race traverses approximately 1,300 miles, beginning in Ensenada, Baja California, and ending in San José del Cabo, Mexico. Using BILSTEIN shocks, Team Pajaro Loco finished…
GR Yaris league adds to Dunlop's young driver commitment
May 24, 2023 Motorsport

GR Yaris league adds to Dunlop's young driver commitment

Among the many vital pillars under Dunlop SportMaxx Tyres’ ever-growing support of South African motorsport, is to underpin driver development. A long-time supporter of, and tyre supplier to South Africa’s leading young driver’s class in the CompCare Polo Cup, Dunlop has now added a new arrow to its bow in its support of the GR Yaris League, which launched this season. Run by Bucketlist Racing,…
Bumping, barging & penalties in Global Touring Cars
May 22, 2023 Motorsport

Bumping, barging & penalties in Global Touring Cars

The Global Touring Car championship treated an enthusiastic Extreme Festival crowd to some great racing at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria on Saturday, but some robust driving and a spate of post-race penalties handed out somewhat changed the complexion of the results. On the track, runaway championship leader Saood Variawa added to his title advantage in a thrilling qualifying session in his…
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross transformed courtesy of RALLIART
May 22, 2023 Motorsport

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross transformed courtesy of RALLIART

Mitsubishi are proud to announce the launch of a RALLIART Edition of their popular Eclipse Cross featuring an extra dosage of sporty thanks to a body kit inspired by the world of motorsport and a variety of bespoke touches. Developed in the dunes of the Dakar Rally and on the tight and twisty stages of the World Rally Championship, RALLIART and Mitsubishi share a long history of success at the…
\ZF Race Engineering showcases its products at the Nürburgring 
May 19, 2023 Motorsport

ZF Race Engineering showcases its products at the Nürburgring 

ZF Race Engineering is returning to the legendary 24H race at the Nürburgring. Between 18-21 May, ZF is presenting its products and services to race teams and spectators alike. The Race service truck will be in the ring°boulevard and with 200sqm exhibition space, will be presenting motorsport products as well as Sachs Performance Tuning products. Alongside our exhibition, visitors can also…
Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa gears up for home race at Zwartkops Raceway
May 17, 2023 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa gears up for home race at Zwartkops Raceway

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa (TGRSA) is currently preparing for Round 3 of the 2023 championship, set to take place at the prestigious Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria in Gauteng. This is a significant event for the team, as Zwartkops Raceway serves as their base of operations, making it a true home race for TGRSA. All three TGRSA drivers, Saood Variawa, Nathi Msimanga, and Michael van Rooyen,…
Female superbike duo paving the way for more women in motorsport
May 17, 2023 Motorsport

Female superbike duo paving the way for more women in motorsport

South Africa’s only female superbike racing duo has established a non-profit company called Basadi in Motorsport with the aim of making a lot of noise about motorsport to a female audience. The directors are Morongoa (Mo) Mahope, aka “Mo83”, and Nicole van Aswegen, aka “Nix21”. Mo only learnt how to ride a bike at the age of 30 but the bug soon bit and she became the 1st black female superbike…
McLaren Formula 1 star Lando Norris collects his specially-commissioned MSO McLaren 765LT Spider
May 16, 2023 Motorsport

McLaren Formula 1 star Lando Norris collects his specially-commissioned MSO McLaren 765LT Spider

Formula 1 star Lando Norris has collected his own McLaren 765LT Spider, personalised by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) and originally presented to him at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England. The 23-year-old chose a unique specification for his car, heavily influenced by his personal branding. The MSO Lando Norris 1 of 1 is instantly recognisable by its Gloss Blue Tint Visual Carbon…
Second Consecutive Podium for Woolridge and Dreyer at Sugarbelt 400
May 15, 2023 Motorsport

Second Consecutive Podium for Woolridge and Dreyer at Sugarbelt 400

Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer proved that they are serious contenders for the South African Rally-Raid Championship title this year following an impressive performance at this weekend’s Sugarbelt 400 in Eston, KwaZulu-Natal, which earned them a second consecutive podium. The Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Castrol crew proved their potential, as well as that of the EcoBoost V6-powered T1+…
Wolk, Rackstraw and Le Roux have a point to prove at Zwartkops
May 15, 2023 Motorsport

Wolk, Rackstraw and Le Roux have a point to prove at Zwartkops

Double reigning South African Global Touring Car champion team Chemical Logistics Racing is out to chase home glory with a three-car line-up at the Zwartkops Extreme Festival GTC races on Saturday 20 May. It’s an important weekend for the team, for while its junior drivers have each won a race among the first four, team leader and double reigning champion Robert Wolk is anxious to get back to his…
Epic conclusion to Simola Hillclimb
May 14, 2023 Motorsport

Epic conclusion to Simola Hillclimb

The Simola Hillclimb concluded this weekend. It was a successful and memorable event for MasterDrive as the company both resumed driving the safety support vehicles for the third time and entered King of the Hill along with the winner of MasterDrive’s inaugural Driver Search. CEO, Eugene Herbert, says the opportunity to represent MasterDrive at Simola Hillclimb as a competitor was an…
Ford Ranger Raptor Clinches Class Win at Simola Hillclimb Debut; Nine Shelbys Fill the Podium, Including Two Overall Victories
May 11, 2023 Motorsport

Ford Ranger Raptor Clinches Class Win at Simola Hillclimb Debut; Nine Shelbys Fill the Podium, Including Two Overall Victories

After three full days of riveting motorsport action at the 13th running of the Simola Hillclimb, both Ford and Shelby South Africa came away with silverware, and in some classes the overall win. Lindenberg Racing, who have participated in the event since it began, and Team Shelby who followed in 2016, were held in good company thanks to the Next-Gen Ranger Raptor, which made its local motorsport…
BMW Group South Africa signs off from 2023 Simola Hillclimb in electrifying form.
May 09, 2023 Motorsport

BMW Group South Africa signs off from 2023 Simola Hillclimb in electrifying form.

The 13th Knysna Simola Hillclimb run on Saturday, 6 May and Sunday, 7 May solidified the event’s status as the must-attend hillclimb on the local motorsport calendar. For BMW Group South Africa, which fielded cars in the hillclimb’s Classic Car Friday and King of the Hill events, Knysna proved a fitting environment to display its icons – past and future – as it celebrates 50 years in South…
Mitch Evans and Jaguar TCS Racing take runner-up podium in majestic Monaco
May 09, 2023 Motorsport

Mitch Evans and Jaguar TCS Racing take runner-up podium in majestic Monaco

Mitch Evans took his third podium of the season, with a runner-up finish on the iconic streets of Monaco. The Kiwi started in sixth position after making it through to the qualifying Duels but was narrowly beaten by the Nissan of Norman Nato in the quarter finals. In the race, Mitch strategically climbed his way through the field and by lap 13 was leading the pack. Navigating the track with…
2023 Miami Grand Prix – Sunday
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

2023 Miami Grand Prix – Sunday

Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake put up a fight in the 2023 Miami Grand Prix, with both cars involved in the action from lights to flag. Despite a feisty performance and a strong opening stint, Valtteri Bottas finished outside of the points in 13th, with team-mate, Zhou Guanyu, completing his performance in 16th. The team returns home after a testing couple of weeks of racing, with the focus on…
Swift Sport on the podium at Simola
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

Swift Sport on the podium at Simola

The Suzuki Swift Sport is heading back to Johannesburg from Knysna with Simola Hillclimb silverware on board. On Sunday, two of the three Suzuki Swift Sport models that competed in the 2023 Simola Hillclimb fought their way into the class final and onto the class podium. The cars competed in class A1 for standard production sports cars with forced induction and two-wheel drive. Wesley Greybe led…
Simola Hillclimb delivers world-class King of the Hill spectacle
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

Simola Hillclimb delivers world-class King of the Hill spectacle

The Simola Hillclimb has firmly established its status as one of the world’s most exciting and competitive hilllclimb events, with the 13th edition – held in Knysna, South Africa from 5 to 7 May 2023 – delivering its most thrilling and fiercely contested spectacle yet. As South Africa’s premier motoring and motorsport lifestyle event, this year’s competition and the global interest were elevated…
BMW Group South Africa icons soak up the spotlight during 2023 Simola Hillclimb Classic Car Friday
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

BMW Group South Africa icons soak up the spotlight during 2023 Simola Hillclimb Classic Car Friday

On Friday, 5 May, motoring enthusiasts welcomed the start of the 2023 Knysna Simola Hillclimb – a three-day motorsport lifestyle showcase. Local and international fans and broadcast viewers gathered in anticipation to watch drivers take on the famed Hill. Classic Car Friday The action kicked off with Classic Car Friday. Historic, classic, and vintage cars were also displayed at the Fan Fest on…
Suzuki exceeds all expectations on day one of racing
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

Suzuki exceeds all expectations on day one of racing

The Suzuki Swift Sport and its drivers came out guns blazing on the first day of the 2023 Simola Hillclimb. All three drivers – Wesley Greybe, Kumbi Mtshakazi and Sudhir Matai – started the day with a good first run and then proceeded to set even faster times with every subsequent run up the hill. Suzuki Auto South Africa entered the Simola Hillclimb in Class A1 for production sports cars with…
Thrilling action and excitement on opening day of 2023 Simola Hillclimb King of the Hill
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

Thrilling action and excitement on opening day of 2023 Simola Hillclimb King of the Hill

The first day of the King of the Hill challenge at the 2023 Simola Hillclimb was wrapped up in spectacular fashion, with a mix of established favourites and new contenders delivering an enthralling battle for the spectators and international livestream viewers. In the Single Seater and Sports Prototypes category, Andre Bezuidenhout once again proved why he has five King of the Hill titles behind…
Andre Bezuidenhout crowned Classic Conqueror at 2023 Simola Hillclimb
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

Andre Bezuidenhout crowned Classic Conqueror at 2023 Simola Hillclimb

The Simola Hillclimb crowned Andre Bezuidenhout as its 2023 Classic Conqueror today following an intense battle for the title – making it three different winners from the past three events. As the outright Simola Hillclimb record holder and five-time King of the Hill winner, Bezuidenhout mounted his most serious challenge yet for Classic Car Friday with the Cosworth-engined 1976 Lola T460, and he…
Valtteri Bottas and the Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK perform on two wheels too
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

Valtteri Bottas and the Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK perform on two wheels too

Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK announces its partnership with the FNLD GRVL race, as Title Sponsor of the prestigious cycling event co-founded by Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas. The link between Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK and driver Valtteri Bottas goes far beyond Formula 1. Alongside his engagements on circuits around the world, Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK and the Finnish driver are also side by side in other…
Goodyear tyres in action at the Simola Hill Climb
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

Goodyear tyres in action at the Simola Hill Climb

Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport and Supersport R tyres used by class-leading teams “Goodyear South Africa was once again extremely proud to be partnered with Volkswagen Motorsport and Shelby teams at the 13th edition of the Knysna Simola Hill Climb. The racetrack inspired Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport is definitely the perfect tyre choice for the drivers and their cars as they tackled the technically…
NWM Ford Castrol Team Aims for Sweet Taste of Success at Sugarbelt 400
May 05, 2023 Motorsport

NWM Ford Castrol Team Aims for Sweet Taste of Success at Sugarbelt 400

Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer (#277) set their sights on another strong performance after finishing second on the opening round of the 2023 season in EcoBoost V6-powered T1+ NWM Ford Ranger Lance Woolridge and Kenny Gilbert (#234) looking for first points of the season, having been second quickest during qualifying for Nkomazi 400 but dropping out with a damaged hydraulic clutch pipe Privateer…
Jaguar TCS Racing aims to build on success at the iconic Monaco E-Prix
May 05, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing aims to build on success at the iconic Monaco E-Prix

Jaguar TCS Racing’s momentum in the European rounds of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is set to continue this Saturday. The glamorous Monaco E-Prix marks the start of the second half of the 2023 Season. After a historic weekend of racing in Berlin with a spectacular 1-2 finish, Jaguar TCS Racing has their sights set on more points and podiums at one of the oldest and most prestigious…
Suzuki Auto to compete again at the Simola Hillclimb
May 03, 2023 Motorsport

Suzuki Auto to compete again at the Simola Hillclimb

Suzuki Auto, a first-tier sponsor of the Simola Hillclimb, racing up the hill for the second year in a row and will this year add a third car to its team. The three-car Suzuki Swift Sport team will consist of Wesley Greybe, Sudhir Matai and Kumbi Mtshakazi. Of these three drivers, only Greybe has competed before, with Matai and Mtshakazi making their debut to tame the famed Simola hill. “We…
SAES Autumn Motorsport Festival delivers red-hot action at Red Star
May 02, 2023 Motorsport

SAES Autumn Motorsport Festival delivers red-hot action at Red Star

Under warm skies, the SA Endurance Series gathered at Red Star Raceway outside Delmas in Mpumalanga for the second round of the SA Endurance National Championship and rounds three and four of the SA GT National Championship. With the addition of the Silvercup Challenge to the race programme for the first time, fans were in for a treat. Southern African Endurance Series brought another novelty to…
Rowe & Nathan win Class D again in Red Star 3 Hour
May 02, 2023 Motorsport

Rowe & Nathan win Class D again in Red Star 3 Hour

Volkswagen Motorsport’s SupaCup Polo reeled off its second 2023 South African Endurance Series Class D victory on the trot in the Red Star 3 Hour in Delmas on Saturday. Daniel Rowe and Graeme Nathan led the production car category from start to finish. Rowe qualified second in class, but it was Nathan who started the race and seized the lead on the opening lap, after which the team never looked…
De Klerk out to make it three out of three at Barberspan
May 02, 2023 Motorsport

De Klerk out to make it three out of three at Barberspan

TreasuryONE Racing driver Hennie de Klerk is out to turn his TreasuryONE FIA T1+ Toyota Hilux debut victory a few weeks ago, into an epic double, or even triple win on the trot at TIORC regional cross country double header at the Barberspan 500 on the weekend of 5 and 6 May. De Klerk and Adriaan Roets stormed to a sensational debut win against a highly competitive field abord the brand new…
Knysna effort brings fresh twist to Dunlop's SportMaxx effort
May 02, 2023 Motorsport

Knysna effort brings fresh twist to Dunlop's SportMaxx effort

Dunlop SportMaxx Racing takes a break from its rigorous routine of supporting leading South African circuit racing series, as the team sets off to Knysna to support several entries in the 2023 Simola Hillclimb in the week of 4 to 7 May. That festival event breaks a busy time for Dunlop, which has recently added several other series to its already significant racing bow. Among Dunlop’s several…
Hyundai dedicates 3rd place in Croatia Rally to late Craig Breen
Apr 26, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai dedicates 3rd place in Croatia Rally to late Craig Breen

Hyundai Motorsport has taken a poignant podium finish in Croatia Rally, round four of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), dedicating its third-place result to the late Craig Breen. Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm confirmed the result with a trouble-free but emotional final day on Croatia’s tarmac roads. It represents the Finnish crew’s first podium of the season and their debut for Hyundai…
Southern African Endurance Series heads to Red Star Racway for jam-packed Autumn Motorsport Festival
Apr 24, 2023 Motorsport

Southern African Endurance Series heads to Red Star Racway for jam-packed Autumn Motorsport Festival

Motorsport fans are in for an action-packed weekend at Red Star Raceway when 47 cars and 75 drivers hit the track for the second round of the Southern African Endurance Series Autumn Motorsport Festival on 28 and 29 April. An added bonus for spectators is free entry to the racing! Two races for the SA GT National Championship and the Toys-R-Us Three Hour SA Endurance National Championship take…
Jaguar TCS Racing takes off from Tempelhof after successful weekend
Apr 24, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing takes off from Tempelhof after successful weekend

Jaguar TCS Racing made history in Berlin with the team’s first 1-2 finish in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in race one on Saturday. Mitch Evans took his second victory in a row this season and team-mate Sam Bird finished second - achieving his third podium and highest finish of the season. The 43-lap first race provided gripping racing from start to finish. Sam Bird lined up on the…
Berlin E-Prix: Jean-Eric Vergne scores precious points and climbs up to third in the drivers’ standings
Apr 24, 2023 Motorsport

Berlin E-Prix: Jean-Eric Vergne scores precious points and climbs up to third in the drivers’ standings

Jean-Eric Vergne proved once more that he leaves nothing on the table at the first of two races in the Berlin E-Prix. Following an action-packed race, the Frenchman scored some precious points in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The two-time Formula E champion got underway from 10th on grid at the Berlin-Tempelhof circuit and had to fight hard to stay in the top 10. He was sent into a…
Volkswagen Polo SupaCup out for Red Star Class win
Apr 24, 2023 Motorsport

Volkswagen Polo SupaCup out for Red Star Class win

Volkswagen Motorsport moves to the second round of its 2023 South African Endurance Series campaign looking for a repeat Class D victory for Daniel Rowe this time paired with Graeme Nathan in their Volkswagen SupaPolo at the Red Star 3 Hour in Delmas on Saturday 29 April. “Fortunately for me Keagan Masters is doing duty overseas so I have been brought out of retirement for the three hour race at…
BMW Group South Africa revs up for another round of celebratory activities at the 2023 Knysna Simola Hillclimb
Apr 24, 2023 Motorsport

BMW Group South Africa revs up for another round of celebratory activities at the 2023 Knysna Simola Hillclimb

This year marks the 13th edition of the Knysna Simola Hillclimb, to be held in the Garden Route town of Knysna from 4 to 7 May. An exhilarating showcase of local motorsport, it attracts global competitors, spectators, and broadcast viewers. BMW Group South Africa will participate in this year’s running of this premier motorsport lifestyle event as a Tier One partner, fielding entrants in its…
MasterDrive Driver Search winner announced
Apr 24, 2023 Motorsport

MasterDrive Driver Search winner announced

The MasterDrive Driver Search for a young, aspiring driving to enter the Simola Hillclimb was certainly hotly contested. The final driver has been chosen, though, and MasterDrive looks forward to the further training that will take place to prepare the driver for one of South Africa’s most anticipated motoring events. The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says initially it was difficult to…
Civic Type R Sets New Front-Wheel Drive Lap Time Record at Nürburgring
Apr 21, 2023 Motorsport

Civic Type R Sets New Front-Wheel Drive Lap Time Record at Nürburgring

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the All-New Honda Civic Type R has set a new lap time record for a front-wheel drive car*1 at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany during testing conducted for the model’s performance evaluation. The new lap time record, 7 minutes 44.881 seconds*2, demonstrates that the Civic Type R, which underwent a full model change, further improved its dynamic…
Craig Breen laid to rest, Hyundia Motorsport reveals more about fatal crash
Apr 20, 2023 Motorsport

Craig Breen laid to rest, Hyundia Motorsport reveals more about fatal crash

The Hyundai Motorsport rally driver Craig Breen, who died in a crash during testing for the Croatia Rally last week, was laid to rest on Tuesday in Waterford, Ireland, in what has been described by the team principal, Cyril Abiteboul, as “a very emotional time for all of us”. “Emotions are still raw and there has been an amazing outpouring of grief for Craig, who was an incredible person to know,…
The importance of Safeguarding in Motorsport
Apr 20, 2023 Motorsport

The importance of Safeguarding in Motorsport

Millions of young people take part in sporting activities every day across the world, for various reasons. Most do it for fun, others as part of development programmes, and then there are those who see a particular sport as their chosen future career path. Taking part in sport can help both children and adults feel fitter, healthier and mentally strong, among many other benefits. However, there…
Lean and mean – pure-bred single-seater race cars challenge for King of the Hill glory
Apr 18, 2023 Motorsport

Lean and mean – pure-bred single-seater race cars challenge for King of the Hill glory

The Modified Saloon Car category may be home to the most extreme and powerful cars at the Simola Hillclimb each year, but if you’re looking for the fastest machines on four wheels then it’s the Single Seater and Sports Prototypes category that rules the 1.9 km Simola Hill. Andre Bezuidenhout has made this class his own over the past five events, with his unbroken winning streak starting in 2017…
South African, Sheldon Van Der Linde joins Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY champion, Simon Evans in Jaguar TCS Racing’s rookie test line-up
Apr 18, 2023 Motorsport

South African, Sheldon Van Der Linde joins Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY champion, Simon Evans in Jaguar TCS Racing’s rookie test line-up

South African, Sheldon Van Der Linde joins Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Champion, Simon Evans in Jaguar TCS Racing’s rookie test line-up. Formula E’s official rookie test will be the first of its kind since 2020. Sheldon, a BMW factory driver has raced in DTM for the last four years and is the current 2022 DTM Champion. The 23-year-old started karting at the age of six, gained a wealth of experience and…
Hyundai runs special livery at Croatia Rally in memory of Craig Breen
Apr 18, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai runs special livery at Croatia Rally in memory of Craig Breen

Hyundai Motorsport has decided to compete this week (April 20-23) in the Croatia Rally, the fourth round of the FIA World Rally Championship, with a two-car entry following the accident in pre-event testing in which Craig Breen lost his life. The decision to participate was reached after careful consideration, including discussions with the family of Breen, his co-driver, James Fulton, and…
Sugarbelt 400 a reality for SA Rally-Raid competitors who can expect the same, but not the same for second round of 2023 Championship
Apr 18, 2023 Motorsport

Sugarbelt 400 a reality for SA Rally-Raid competitors who can expect the same, but not the same for second round of 2023 Championship

The long-awaited Sugarbelt 400, the second round of the SA Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) and the event that was scheduled to take place in 2022, but unfortunately cancelled due to the flooding in KwaZulu-Natal, is again on the cards, and will take place on the weekend of 12 and 13 May. Like so many times in the past, competitors will travel to Eston in the Mid-Illovo area in KwaZulu-Natal to…
Jaguar TCS Racing back on track for Berlin double-header
Apr 17, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing back on track for Berlin double-header

Jaguar TCS Racing takes to the runway for the first European race of Season 9, with round seven and eight of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship this weekend in Berlin. The Berlin E-Prix is well established in Formula E’s calendar, making an appearance in all nine seasons of the all-electric world championship. A country renowned for its connection to the automotive industry and motorsport…
Talented Breen’s death a ‘profound loss’ for Hyundai and whole rallying community
Apr 17, 2023 Motorsport

Talented Breen’s death a ‘profound loss’ for Hyundai and whole rallying community

Hyundai Motorsport, and the whole rallying community, are feeling the profound loss of its well-regarded team member and friend Craig Breen, who died in a rally accident last week, says Mr Sean Kim, president of Hyundai Motorsport. In a statement after the death of Breen, who has been a very popular member of Hyundai Motorsport’s World Rally Championship team, Kim says the reality of the tragedy…
Zwartkops celebrates Chevy Can Am in Historic Festival style
Apr 17, 2023 Motorsport

Zwartkops celebrates Chevy Can Am in Historic Festival style

A perfect balmy autumn’s afternoon greeted racers and fans alike as Zwartkops Raceway’s Historic Tour races provided fine entertainment on Saturday. Celebrating the half century of the dominant arrival of Basil van Rooyen’s incredible Little Chev Firenza V8, it was apt that Gqeberha visitor Rudolf de Vos Can Am dominated the day’s Historic races. De Vos swept to a couple of Ben Morgenrood…
Eight-car team set for extreme Rally Raid Desert Challenge
Apr 17, 2023 Motorsport

Eight-car team set for extreme Rally Raid Desert Challenge

Red-Lined Motorsport is off to support a significant eight car entry in the Morocco Desert Challenge from 23 to 30 April. With eight of the South African produced race cars entered, Red-Lined is once again one of the biggest manufacturers on the start line. Kyalami-based Red-Lined has made a significant mark in international rally raid motorsport with a spectacular start to 2023. The team scored…
Goscor Lift Trucks will sponsor Arnold Neveling, Stradale Motorsport’s competitor at this year’s GTC SupaCup
Apr 17, 2023 Motorsport

Goscor Lift Trucks will sponsor Arnold Neveling, Stradale Motorsport’s competitor at this year’s GTC SupaCup

Global Touring Cars (GTC), the premiere motorsport championship in South Africa, has been showcasing the country’s best up and coming young drivers since 2016. This year, both the GTC and SupaCup categories will contest the championship over seven rounds at five circuits around South Africa. “As a brand that values innovation, excellence and performance, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) sees…
One Dunlop Sport Maxx trophy proved larger than life at Killarney
Apr 17, 2023 Motorsport

One Dunlop Sport Maxx trophy proved larger than life at Killarney

Three drivers shared out the six Dunlop Sport Maxx’s Extreme Festival Special Racing Awards at Cape Town’s recent South African National Extreme Festival at Killarney. For one of them however, his overall winner’s trophy proved more than just significant. Gazoo Racing Toyota Corolla young gun Saood Variawa took both the R2500 Dunlop Sport Maxx Pole Position award and the Dunlop Sport Maxx…
ZF Race Engineering extends the partnership with Racing Team ‘Girls Only!’
Apr 14, 2023 Motorsport

ZF Race Engineering extends the partnership with Racing Team ‘Girls Only!’

Continuing on from a successful 2022, ZF Race Engineering is proud to confirm the extension of its partnership with WS Racing and the WS Racing - Girls Only team for 2023. “The partnership with Girls Only does not just reinforce ZF’s commitment to diversity”, explains Sascha Ricanek, Managing Director of ZF Race Engineering, “it provides an opportunity to continue to develop long term…
Passionate bike racer paying it forward
Apr 14, 2023 Motorsport

Passionate bike racer paying it forward

Following his passion and playing his part to make our roads that much safer for motor cycle riders is all in a day’s work for Sfiso Themba. Born in a village called Schoemansdal in Mpumalanga, just 4Km away from the Swaziland border, Themba is a systems/web developer by profession in the IT industry. It is an industry he loves as he enjoys the accomplishment of solving day to day problems by…
Most exciting and competitive line-up yet for Modified Saloon Cars at Simola Hillclimb
Apr 13, 2023 Motorsport

Most exciting and competitive line-up yet for Modified Saloon Cars at Simola Hillclimb

The Simola Hillclimb is renowned as South Africa’s premier motoring and motorsport lifestyle event, garnering significant interest from local competitors and petrolheads, and from around the world. It has now been elevated to even greater heights with the announcement that Volkswagen South Africa is bringing Petter Solberg – the popular WRC and WRX champion – to compete at this year’s event,…
Volkswagen brings Petter Solberg and Polo R WRX Supercar to the 2023 Simola Hillclimb
Apr 12, 2023 Motorsport

Volkswagen brings Petter Solberg and Polo R WRX Supercar to the 2023 Simola Hillclimb

Renowned Rallycross driver, Petter Solberg, and the Polo R WRX Supercar are the big drawcards for Volkswagen at the annual Simola Hillclimb event With two Drivers’ titles and two Teams’ FIA World Championship wins, the Polo R WRX Supercar is arguably the most successful race car of the modern Rallycross era Volkswagen Motorsport drivers, Jonathan Mogotsi and Daniel Rowe, will be competing in the…
A fine day's racing is planned for Pretoria on 15 April
Apr 11, 2023 Motorsport

A fine day's racing is planned for Pretoria on 15 April

Zwartkops will once again resonate to a classic tone when the Historic Tour visits the Pretoria circuit for a splendid day of old school racing, Saturday 15 April. Featuring races for Sports and GT cars, V8s and tin tops alongside some single seater action too, there’s even a little contemporary action on what promises to be another great day of racing at one of Gauteng’s favourite racetracks.…
Exhilarating mix of performance and technology in Road Car and Supercar King of the Hill
Apr 05, 2023 Motorsport

Exhilarating mix of performance and technology in Road Car and Supercar King of the Hill

Reigning double champion JP van der Walt aiming to make it a hat-trick of victories with a 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Shelby South Africa lined up six competitors, comprising two standard Ford Mustangs and four powerful supercharged models Impressive range of manufacturer-backed entries from BMW, Suzuki, Volkswagen, Honda and Toyota The King of the Hill challenge in the Road Car and Supercar…
The chase is on with the first points on the scoreboard in SA Rally-Raid Championship
Apr 03, 2023 Motorsport

The chase is on with the first points on the scoreboard in SA Rally-Raid Championship

With the dust of the Nkomazi 400, the opening round of the 2023 South African Rally-Raid Championship that took place in the Malelane area, now settled and the first points towards the overall and class championships in both the Production and Special Vehicle Categories secured, the foundation for the remaining six rounds has been laid, and it predicts a super exciting season. The chase is on,…
Second win in two Nürburgring Endurance Series races for the BMW M4 GT3
Apr 03, 2023 Motorsport

Second win in two Nürburgring Endurance Series races for the BMW M4 GT3

The BMW M4 GT3 was again the benchmark in the second race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) season. After ROWE Racing won the opening event two weeks ago, first place this time around went to Walkenhorst Motorsport. BMW M works driver Jesse Krohn (FIN) and his team-mate Jakub Giermaziak (POL) in the #34 car overcame difficult conditions to claim victory as the track dried out. The BMW…
The Little Car Company and HERO-ERA launch the UK Bugatti Baby II Championship
Apr 03, 2023 Motorsport

The Little Car Company and HERO-ERA launch the UK Bugatti Baby II Championship

The Little Car Company and HERO-ERA partner to launch a UK championship racing series 20 adult and child teams to compete in three events at iconic UK automotive locations: Bicester Heritage, Silverstone and Prescott Hill These events will take junior Bugattis back to the racetrack for the first time in almost 100 years Entry includes provision of a Bugatti Baby II for the competition, as well as…
Youth Driver for Simola Hillclimb
Apr 03, 2023 Motorsport

Youth Driver for Simola Hillclimb

The Simola Hillclimb is just over a month away and MasterDrive looks forward to the upcoming event. This is because they are adding something exciting to the plans for the Hillclimb this year that will help a young South African kickstart their motorsport career. The CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says the company will be entering two vehicles into this years’ Hillclimb with the support of…
ILamuna Eezi 9 Hour proves another Dunlop racing point
Mar 28, 2023 Motorsport

ILamuna Eezi 9 Hour proves another Dunlop racing point

Dunlop’s new FM800 SP Sport control tyres were the toast of a drenched ILamuna Series Eezi 9 Hour Endurance Race at the Red Star raceway near Delmas on Saturday. The series that sees crews of four drivers each sharing racing ‘lemons’ in a series of Red Star endurance races topped by an annual 24 Hour, has now also switched to Dunlop tyres. “Dunlop is a new sponsor to the ILamuna Endurance…
Rally-Raid teams worked hard at extremely tough and challenging Nkomazi 400 with Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings claiming first victory of 2023
Mar 27, 2023 Motorsport

Rally-Raid teams worked hard at extremely tough and challenging Nkomazi 400 with Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings claiming first victory of 2023

Very hot and humid conditions at Malalane combined with a race route described by competitors as extremely tricky, tough and challenging and lots of dust made teams work hard for their first points of the 2023 SA Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) and after a long, hard day in the seat at the Nkomazi 400, it was Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings (Toyota Gazoo Racing DKR Hilux T1+) who walked away as…
Jaguar TCS Racing Sambas to victory and a podium clean sweep for Jaguar in São Paulo’s Sambadrome
Mar 27, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing Sambas to victory and a podium clean sweep for Jaguar in São Paulo’s Sambadrome

Mitch Evans and Sam Bird secured victory and a sensational double podium result in inaugural São Paulo E-Prix A prowl of Jaguar-powered cars dominated the podium with Envision’s Nick Cassidy completing the Top 3 Sam Bird secured the TAG Heuer Fastest Lap to showcase the pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 Victory in front of 23,000 Brazilian fans filled the Sambadrome with electrifying atmosphere Jaguar…
Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer Kick Off 2023 SARRC with Second-Place Finish
Mar 27, 2023 Motorsport

Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer Kick Off 2023 SARRC with Second-Place Finish

Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer powered their way onto the second step of the podium at the opening round of the 2023 SA Rally-Raid Championship in Malalane, Mpumalanga Lance Woolridge and new co-driver Kenny Gilbert were an impressive second overall after Friday’s qualifying loop, but were sidelined on Saturday’s opening race loop NWM Ford Ranger privateers Wors Prinsloo and Andre Vermeulen…
MasterDrive enters Simola Hillclimb
Mar 27, 2023 Motorsport

MasterDrive enters Simola Hillclimb

This year will be the third time that MasterDrive will have a presence at the annual Simola Hillclimb. During the first two years MasterDrive was proud to hold the role of safety car support with the vehicles from their Hi-Performance Track Experience. They will again play this important role in 2023 along with their inaugural partner, Castrol. MasterDrive, together with these organisations are…
Jaguar TCS Racing ready for São Paulo ‘samba time’ debut in Formula E
Mar 24, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing ready for São Paulo ‘samba time’ debut in Formula E

Jaguar TCS Racing is hungrier than ever to take on a new city and circuit after a challenging couple of races in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Carnival floats, soccer and samba step aside for the Gen3 race cars and the Jaguar I-TYPE 6, taking centre stage at the famed Anhembi Sambadrome, São Paulo Brazil Fans can expect another high-speed showdown, with three-long straights and tight…
Ambitious objectives for DS Automobiles at the Sao Paulo E-Prix!
Mar 24, 2023 Motorsport

Ambitious objectives for DS Automobiles at the Sao Paulo E-Prix!

The city of Sao Paulo in Brazil will host its first E-Prix this Saturday After a victory in Hyderabad (India) and a well-deserved second place in Cape Town (South Africa), DS Automobiles is aiming for another podium Jean-Eric Vergne currently sits third in the drivers’ championship For the first time in its history, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will visit Brazil, on Saturday 25 March.…
25th year as ‘Official Car of MotoGP™’: BMW M starts anniversary season with new BMW M2 MotoGP™ safety car.
Mar 22, 2023 Motorsport

25th year as ‘Official Car of MotoGP™’: BMW M starts anniversary season with new BMW M2 MotoGP™ safety car.

The Grande Prémio de Portugal from 24 to 26 March at Portimão marks the start of an anniversary season for BMW M, the 25th season as Official Car of MotoGP™. The close partnership with MotoGP™ rights holder Dorna Sports dates back to 1999. The start of the anniversary season in Portugal will see the new BMW M safety car make its debut. The new BMW M2 MotoGP™ safety car is based on the new BMW M2,…
Dunlop Direzza tyres powering TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa GR Cup
Mar 22, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop Direzza tyres powering TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa GR Cup

For a second year running, Dunlop Tyres South Africa is the official tyre partner of the new-look TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa GR Cup, part of South Africa’s premier motorsport series, the National Extreme Festival. This exciting series features two classes this year. The Media Challenge pits leading automotive journalists against each other as they battle it out on racetracks across the…
Hyundai claims 3rd podium finish this year in Rally México
Mar 22, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai claims 3rd podium finish this year in Rally México

Hyundai Motorsport has claimed a stunning second place finish in Rally México, the third round of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), on a gripping final day in which Thierry Neuville claimed his third consecutive podium result of the season in style. The Belgian had been involved in a thrilling battle for second place with Elfyn Evans since Saturday; the enthralling contest continued…
Back-to-back GR Cup race wins for Mark Jones at Killarney
Mar 20, 2023 Motorsport

Back-to-back GR Cup race wins for Mark Jones at Killarney

The weekend's highly anticipated second round of the 2023 GR Cup, part of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa, came to a thrilling conclusion at the Killarney Race Circuit in Cape Town on Saturday, 18 March. The event saw six of the country's best motoring writers compete in Toyota GR86 road cars that had been slightly modified for track racing, mainly in terms of safety equipment. Chad Luckhoff…
Great results for TGRSA at round 2 of 2023 GTC Championship
Mar 20, 2023 Motorsport

Great results for TGRSA at round 2 of 2023 GTC Championship

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa has successfully completed Round 2 of the 2023 Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship, which took place at the Killarney Race Circuit in Cape Town over the weekend. The Toyota Corolla-powered GTC team showed impressive performance and dedication throughout the weekend's races, and the results speak for themselves. Saood Variawa, who posted the fastest qualifying…
2023 Simola Hillclimb guaranteed to be a classic
Mar 20, 2023 Motorsport

2023 Simola Hillclimb guaranteed to be a classic

Classic Car Friday will feature an impressive array of 65 iconic road cars and legendary thoroughbred race cars representing 20 different automotive brands Six-time winner Franco Scribante returns with his rapid 1970 Chevron B19 as he aims for seventh Classic Conqueror title, but he faces a strong single-seater challenge H1 class continues with handicap rules for the second year, giving the wide…
2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Sunday
Mar 20, 2023 Motorsport

2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Sunday

Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake had a challenging evening in Jeddah as Zhou Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas finished 13th and 18th respectively in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The team wasn’t able to convert its starting positions into a top-ten finish, despite the best efforts of drivers and crew: as we return to our headquarters, we will analyse the data from the race and come up with the answers to this…
Hypercar Ready to Drive Impact Beyond the World of Racing
Mar 20, 2023 Motorsport

Hypercar Ready to Drive Impact Beyond the World of Racing

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG), the Hypercar manufacturer and global investment bank Stout have formed a partnership to support multiple non-profit organizations during the World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. As part of this partnership, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus and Stout (“Glickenhaus X Stout”) will drive impact beyond the race track, by supporting organizations that have an…
NWM Ford Castrol Team Ready to Challenge for 2023 SA Rally-Raid Championship Title
Mar 20, 2023 Motorsport

NWM Ford Castrol Team Ready to Challenge for 2023 SA Rally-Raid Championship Title

Two Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Ford Castrol Team entries to compete in the premier T1+ category of the 2023 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer start their 10th year competing together, spurred on by their overall win at the final round of the 2022 season Lance Woolridge joined by new co-driver Kenny Gilbert – a four-time off-road motorcycle…
Dunlop revved up for action at Backdraft Production Series
Mar 17, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop revved up for action at Backdraft Production Series

This year is Dunlop Tyres South Africa’s biggest track season to date, with yet another motorsport series added to its list of 2023 tyre sponsorships. Dunlop is now the official tyre partner of the Backdraft Production Series, an exhilarating race that forms part of the South African Endurance Series (SAES). The Backdraft Production Series showcases hand-built niche automobiles, which are open…
Toyota Gazoo Racing SA takes GTC action to Killarney
Mar 17, 2023 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA takes GTC action to Killarney

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa is gearing up for the second round of the 2023 Global Touring Car (GTC) championship, which will be taking place at the Killarney Race Circuit in Cape Town this weekend. Despite the team’s traditionally difficult performances at Killarney, they are determined to set this right this weekend. The weather forecast for the race is not looking favorable, with heavy…
Dunlop Tyres unveils partnership with BMW M Performance Parts Race Series
Mar 17, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop Tyres unveils partnership with BMW M Performance Parts Race Series

Dunlop Tyres, proudly locally manufactured by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, is excited to announce its partnership to provide high-performance tyres for the iconic vehicles in the BMW ///M Performance Parts Race Series at this year’s Regional Extreme Festival. The new partnership deal, in effect from March 1, 2023, will see Dunlop Direzza high-performance tyres fitted to a field of over 50…
2023 GR Cup action moves to the Mother City this weekend
Mar 16, 2023 Motorsport

2023 GR Cup action moves to the Mother City this weekend

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s GR Cup, is set to continue this weekend at the Killarney Race Circuit in Cape Town This is round 2 of the 2023 GR Cup, and six of the country's best motoring writers will again compete in the Cup, driving Toyota GR86 road cars that have been modified slightly to make them suitable for track racing. Following an exciting first round, which was dominated by Thomas Falkiner…
New vehicles, new teams and class shuffles predict an exciting SARRC season opener at the Nkomazi 400
Mar 16, 2023 Motorsport

New vehicles, new teams and class shuffles predict an exciting SARRC season opener at the Nkomazi 400

The Nkomazi 400, the first round of the 2023 South African Rally-Raid Championship, scheduled to take place on 24 and 25 March in the Malelane area in Mpumalanga, promises to be an exciting event and the results can cause a ripple effect on the rest of the season. While an array of new vehicles will be in action at national level for the first time, new driver and navigator combinations as well…
Mike Ward takes second win in DJ Rally for classic motorcycles
Mar 15, 2023 Motorsport

Mike Ward takes second win in DJ Rally for classic motorcycles

By Roger Houghton Mike Ward, riding a 1936 Velocette 500, scored his second win in the iTOO-sponsored Durban-Johannesburg (DJ) rally for classic motorcycles, which started in Durban on 10 March and finished the next day in Benoni. He was not only presented with the magnificent, silver Schlesinger Vase floating trophy but, for the first time in many years he received a miniature of the trophy as a…
Jonathan Vilaca, founder of the Time Attack Vilaca Racing Series, by Chris Wall
Mar 14, 2023 Motorsport

Vilaca Racing Time Attack Series Offers Racing for Everyone

Now in its fourth year, the Vilaca Racing Time Attack Series is a true motorsports innovation: a professionally run racing series for amateurs. With seven rounds of racing in the 2023 series, taking place across three provinces, this series of races offers owners and drivers of cars from showroom standard models to full racing vehicles, the chance to really put the pedal to the metal and show…
Bridgestone Motorsport Awarded FIA highest rank Environmental Accreditation
Mar 14, 2023 Motorsport

Bridgestone Motorsport Awarded FIA highest rank Environmental Accreditation

Bridgestone Motorsport has received The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) highest rank Three-Star Environmental Accreditation*1. Bridgestone is accelerating initiatives toward the realization of its Sustainability Business Framework that ensures the link between sustainability activities and business, including Motorsport initiatives, for contributing to carbon neutrality and a…
Valtteri Bottas picks up his Giulia GTAm
Mar 13, 2023 Motorsport

Valtteri Bottas picks up his Giulia GTAm

The Finnish driver of the Alfa Romeo F1 Team picked up his personal Giulia GTAm, the ultimate expression of the Alfa Romeo's style, mechanics and sportiness. Valtteri Bottas fully joins the heart of the passionate Alfa Romeo "Tribe": from today he becomes 1 of 500 customers of Giulia GTA, a "collector's car" inspired by the winning and unforgettable 1965 forerunner. The delivery took place at the…
Dunlop is South Africa's circuit racing tyre of choice
Mar 08, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop is South Africa's circuit racing tyre of choice

Dunlop Tyres has fundamentally grown its involvement across all South African circuit racing platforms over the past two years. Now the preferred tyre of no less than thirteen different championships at national, regional and club level, and in sprint and endurance series across the board, Dunlop slick and semi-slick rubber has become South Africa’s circuit racing tyre of choice. Dunlop dominates…
Sixth overall, Rowe & Masters win 4 Hour Class D in Volkswagen's SupaPolo
Mar 07, 2023 Motorsport

Sixth overall, Rowe & Masters win 4 Hour Class D in Volkswagen's SupaPolo

Volkswagen Motorsport’s 2023 South African Endurance Series campaign started on the front foot when Keagan Masters and Daniel Rowe’s Volkswagen SupaPolo won class D en route to sixth overall at the Zwartkops Four Hour in Pretoria on Saturday. “We had a really good weekend at Zwartkops,” Daniel Rowe explained. “We qualified eleventh and quickest in class and could have stopped once. “We however…
Mar 06, 2023 Motorsport

Lategan and Cummings end their first Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge with a stage win

1st place on Stage 5 for Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings Week of learning for the ADDC debutants Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel to return to W2RC action in Mexico Had they not withdrawn from Stage 2 of the 2023 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge due to a boost-related issue, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings may well have found themselves in contention for overall victory –…
Stunning 2nd for Lategan/Cummings on stage 4 of 2023 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
Mar 03, 2023 Motorsport

Stunning 2nd for Lategan/Cummings on stage 4 of 2023 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

2nd place on Stage 4 for Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings GR DKR Hilux T1+ performed faultlessly 1 stage remains in 2023 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings recorded the second-fastest time on Stage 4 of the 5-stage Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in their GR DKR Hilux T1+. They finished the penultimate stage just 6min 59sec behind the eventual winners, but…
Six manufacturers set to join the Simola Hillclimb action in 2023
Mar 02, 2023 Motorsport

Six manufacturers set to join the Simola Hillclimb action in 2023

Suzuki enters third year as a Tier 1 Simola Hillclimb partner, joined by BMW which will have a strong presence in Classic Car Friday and King of the Hill Volkswagen and Honda are Tier 2 partners for this year’s 13th edition Hyundai will once again supply the Staria media buses and has entered the i30N hot hatchback, Ford links up with a media partner to contest the bakkie class 2023 Simola…
Practice and prep key to master a sport
Mar 01, 2023 Motorsport

Practice and prep key to master a sport

Sandton-born motorsport driver Keagan Masters says while he may have been “born and raised” on the circuit, his wins are down to pure dedication to practice and preparation. “I got into motorsport through my father, Wayne Masters, who has been competing in the sport since 1993. He has been my inspiration since I was born. His work ethic and resilience motivate me. My dad always pushes me to my…
90 Entries received for 2023 iTOO DJ Motorcycle Rally
Mar 01, 2023 Motorsport

90 Entries received for 2023 iTOO DJ Motorcycle Rally

The organisers of the 2023 iTOO DJ regularity rally, for classic motorcycles made before 1937, have received an entry of 90 riders for this year’s event, which starts from the Hillcrest shopping centre, outside Durban, on Friday, 10 March. It finishes at the Benoni Northerns Sports Club, the following afternoon after an overnight stop in Newcastle. “We are delighted to have received such strong…
Power performance for TGRSA’s GTC crews at opening round
Feb 28, 2023 Motorsport

Power performance for TGRSA’s GTC crews at opening round

1st place in Race 1 for Saood Variawa 3rd place in Race 1 for Nathi Msimanga 1st place in Race 2 for Michael van Rooyen Variawa takes early lead in 2023 championship Round 1 of the 2023 Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship took place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, as part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge 9-Hour. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) had three cars competing, with each of the…
Kyalami 9 Hour: BMW M Team WRT claims one-two with the BMW M4 GT3 in South Africa.
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Kyalami 9 Hour: BMW M Team WRT claims one-two with the BMW M4 GT3 in South Africa.

BMW M Team WRT claimed win number two in its third race with the BMW M4 GT3. Sheldon van der Linde (RSA), Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts (both BEL) triumphed in the #32 BMW M4 GT3 at the Kyalami 9 Hour (RSA), the second race of this season’s Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC). BMW M Team WRT claimed win number two in its third race with the BMW M4 GT3. Sheldon van der Linde (RSA), Dries…
Investchem Formula 1600 season starts on Kyalami High
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Investchem Formula 1600 season starts on Kyalami High

The 2023 Investchem Formula 1600 season erupted into spectacular action at their season opening races supporting the Kyalami 9 Hour. Race fans were treated to drama and action throughout as Gerard Geldenhuys benefited pole man Troy Dolinschek picking up a problem early in the heat, before Dolinschek romped to the second race win, Dolinschek had bounced back from a tough two days of practice to…
Van der Merwe, Visser win opening CompCare Polo Cup races
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Van der Merwe, Visser win opening CompCare Polo Cup races

The CompCare Polo Cup racing season got off to a thoroughly entertaining start as curtain raiser to the Kyalami 9 Hour over the weekend. A fresh and colourful field bristling with rookies and new talent turned up at Kyalami, but it was the experienced drivers who turned up trumps around the daunting Grand Prix Circuit as Dawie van der Merwe and Charl Visser took the race wins. With no Superpole…
Campos takes double opening GTC SupaCup win
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Campos takes double opening GTC SupaCup win

The opening round of the 2023 all-Volkswagen Polo GTC SupaCup thrilled the Kyalami 9 Hour crowd with great racing over the weekend. A delighted Keegan Campos opened his SupaCup season in perfect style when he claimed pole position and went on to win both races, both times over a combative Volkswagen Motorsport driver Jonathan Mogotsi. Campos opened his GTC SupaCup season in perfect style when he…
Variawa, van Rooyen win as debutant Le Roux takes the day
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Variawa, van Rooyen win as debutant Le Roux takes the day

South Africa’s premier Global Touring Cars delivered incredible action, two race winners and a shock overall victory at their opening round as curtain raiser to the Kyalami 9 Hour race over the weekend. Saood Variawa and Michael van Rooyen may have emerged victorious in the heats, but drama all round saw to it that reigning Investchem Formula 1600 champion Josh Le Roux, who kept out of trouble…
Season opener a bit of everything for Chemical Logistics Racing
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Season opener a bit of everything for Chemical Logistics Racing

Chemical Logistics Racing endured a bittersweet weekend of racing at the season opening Global Touring Car races at Kyalami over the weekend. It started on a frightening note for the team when practice was marred by a major accident on Thursday. Julian van der Watt‘s Chemical Logistics Ford Focus RS GTC appeared to suffer a failure of sorts and ploughed into the Turn 13 barriers. Julian was…
Opportunities left on the table in Cape Town for Jaguar TCS Racing
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Opportunities left on the table in Cape Town for Jaguar TCS Racing

Mitch Evans finished P11 for Jaguar TCS Racing, just outside of the points, in a hectic Cape Town E-Prix after qualifying on the second row of the grid Sam Bird was unable to compete in the fifth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship after an accident in Qualifying in Cape Town Both Jaguar powered Envision Racing cars finish in the top 5 Jaguar TCS Racing is sixth in the teams’…
Giving it Gears with South Africa’s Top Female Enduro Racer – Kirsten Landman
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Giving it Gears with South Africa’s Top Female Enduro Racer – Kirsten Landman

The much awaited third episode of Red Bull’s Giving It Gears features professional off-road and hard enduro rider, Kirsten Landman. The comedic motorsport series, hosted by Jason and Nick Goliath, continues to document their journey as they travel the country in a minibus taxi in search of elite athletes and adrenaline-pumping challenges. This time, the duo’s adventure will launch them…
DHL delivers country’s first Formula E race to Cape Town
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

DHL delivers country’s first Formula E race to Cape Town

The inner-city street race forms part of an extended partnership between Formula E and DHL to advocate for e-mobility, smart cities, and low-carbon lifestyles DHL (https://www.DPDHL.com) is pioneering green logistics and cutting-edge, eco-friendly freight solutions as a founding partner of Formula E. The race will include the highly anticipated Gen3, the fastest, most powerful, and efficient…
Lategan/Cummings to compete in ‘23 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Lategan/Cummings to compete in ‘23 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings to take part in their first Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel to continue W2RC campaign TOYOTA GAZOO RACING South Africa’s Henk Lategan and co-driver, Brett Cummings, will be taking part in next week’s Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. The pair, who finished fifth at this year’s Dakar Rally, held in Saudi Arabia during January, will be…
Team to showcase Polo SupaCup Endurance race potential
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Team to showcase Polo SupaCup Endurance race potential

Volkswagen Motorsport is embarking on a four-race South African Endurance Series campaign to further bolster its Polo SupaCup race car’s broad potential across various racing spheres. To be driven by Daniel Rowe and Keagan Masters, the team’s lanky driver line-up also has a most interesting story behind it. “We had originally planned for Jonathan Mogotsi and Daniel Rowe to drive our endurance…
Regional action promises National karting spectacle
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Regional action promises National karting spectacle

Three spectacular regional season openers over the past three weeks have laid the gauntlet down to what promises to be yet another stunning season of MSA South African National Rotax Max Challenge karting, starting at iDube in KZN this Saturday 4 March. Drivers from around the country head to the KZN Midlands kart track to embark on campaigns focussed towards winning the national championship in…
The crème-de-le-crème of GT race car drivers ready to fight for victory at the Kyalami 9-hour
Feb 23, 2023 Motorsport

The crème-de-le-crème of GT race car drivers ready to fight for victory at the Kyalami 9-hour

Thirty-three of the top International and local GT3 and GT4 race car drivers across four iconic motorsport brands will fight for overall and class victory at the Kyalami 9-Hour, the second round of the Intercontinental GT3 Challenge powered by Pirelli this weekend. Heading the K9H Motorfest support races will be over 160 entries across seven racing categories which will provide 12 hours of…
Dunlop welcomes new race series as new season gets under way
Feb 22, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop welcomes new race series as new season gets under way

It’s a big week for Dunlop Motorsport in South Africa. Hot off the heels of the first races of its new season, and leading up to the opening National racing weekend in support of the Kyalami 9Hour this coming weekend, Dunlop also welcomes three more major championships to its South African racing family. “We are delighted to welcome DOE Formula Vee and the Backdraft Production Series to the…
Maserati is back at the I.C.E. IN St. Moritz with its glowing Trident
Feb 21, 2023 Motorsport

Maserati is back at the I.C.E. IN St. Moritz with its glowing Trident

Maserati is delighted to continue its partnership with The I.C.E. St. Moritz – International Concours of Elegance – hosted in the glamourous setting of the frozen lake of St. Moritz, bringing together the best in classic cars with collectors, car enthusiasts and jet setters from all over the world. Over the course of the 2-day event in the name of elegance and luxury, the lake will be the stage…
Formula E heads to South Africa as Jaguar TCS Racing aims for strong return this weekend
Feb 21, 2023 Motorsport

Formula E heads to South Africa as Jaguar TCS Racing aims for strong return this weekend

Jaguar TCS Racing will race in Cape Town as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship debuts in South Africa Cape Town E-Prix set to be one of the fastest races of the season With a podium, Pole position, fastest lap and points all under their belt, the team are ready for a strong performance in round five of the championship With Table Mountain as a backdrop, lights go green at 4pm on Saturday 25…
CompCare Polo Cup starts with 9 Hour curtain raiser
Feb 21, 2023 Motorsport

CompCare Polo Cup starts with 9 Hour curtain raiser

It’s a case of all change is no change as CompCare Polo Cup gears up for yet another scintillating season of racing, and where better than at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit as curtain raiser to the 2023 Jo’burg 9 Hour endurance race. While the CompCare Polo Cup regulations remain largely unchanged, the cars have been given more power for 2023 and push to pass is now allowed in all practice sessions,…
Investchem Formula 1600 ready for 2023 blast off
Feb 21, 2023 Motorsport

Investchem Formula 1600 ready for 2023 blast off

The champagne has barely dried following the 2022 Investchem Formula 1600 prizegiving and teams and drivers are flat out preparing for the opening round of the 2023 championship. And where better than at Kyalami, the home of South African motorsport in support of the Intercontinental Sports & HT 9 Hour race over the weekend of 24-25 February? “We have hardly wrapped up the 2022 season and we are…
Falkiner dominates at round 1 of 2023 GR Cup
Feb 20, 2023 Motorsport

Falkiner dominates at round 1 of 2023 GR Cup

The new-look TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa GR Cup had its season debut at the Zwartkops International Raceway on Saturday, 18 February 2023, featuring the recently introduced GR 86, rather than the Yaris models used in 2022. The opening weekend saw TimeLIVE writer Thomas Falkiner dominate as the experienced campaigner took the honours in both heats on the day. Falkiner, who raced in the first…
Innovation born out of competition: how DS Performance helps progress the electrification of DS Automobiles through software
Feb 20, 2023 Motorsport

Innovation born out of competition: how DS Performance helps progress the electrification of DS Automobiles through software

DS Automobiles is engaged in the ABB FIA Formula E world championship to accelerate not only its physical hardware, but also its software Just as crucial as the powertrain, software is equally at the heart of Formula E race strategy Thanks to the software know-how of DS Performance and the numerous wins racked up since 2015, the French brand is able to offer its customers a truly advanced driving…
Pabar VW Challenge 2023 championship starts at Zwartkops this Saturday
Feb 15, 2023 Motorsport

Pabar VW Challenge 2023 championship starts at Zwartkops this Saturday

The 2023 Pabar Northern Regions VW Challenge racing series is expected to set off to its spectacular best for an all new season at Zwartkops on Saturday 18 February. Guaranteed to thrill, 42 entries were already in at the time of writing, signalling another epic year of Pabar VW Challenge racing ahead. Overall and Class A champion Rory Atkinson will be after more of the same following a dominant…
Bridgestone Supports Relief Efforts for Turkey-Syria Earthquake
Feb 15, 2023 Motorsport

Bridgestone Supports Relief Efforts for Turkey-Syria Earthquake

Bridgestone Corporation would like to express its deepest sympathy to all the people affected by the earthquake that struck near the Turkish-Syrian border on February 6, 2023 and wishes for a speedy and full recovery for the people and communities. Bridgestone will donate one million Euros through the Red Cross and a local foundation to support relief and rebuilding efforts for the people and…
SA's leading motorsport supplier under new management
Feb 14, 2023 Motorsport

SA's leading motorsport supplier under new management

ATS Motorsport founder Richard Leeke once ran a race team, to which rivals seldom returned their borrowed goods. So Mr. Leeke billed them for those tools, duct tape, race fuel and the rest. And so, Automotive Technology Specialists, or ATS as most of the racing world knows it, was born. Leeke went on to become a Springbok rally navigator, while his stringent standards saw ATS grow from strength…
Maserati MSG Racing scores points in Hyderabad
Feb 14, 2023 Motorsport

Maserati MSG Racing scores points in Hyderabad

Maserati MSG Racing finished 10th in a difficult Hyderabad E-Prix In Numbers Edoardo Mortara Free Practice One // P7 Free Practice Two // P5 Qualifying // P7 [No Time, Quarter-Final D] Race // P10 Positions Gained // -3 Fastest Lap // 1:14.810 Championship Position // P18 [3 points] Maximilian Günther Free Practice One // P16 Free Practice Two // P11 Qualifying // P5 [1:14.621, Quarter-Final B]…
Hyundai Motorsport grabs 2 podium spots in Rally Sweden
Feb 14, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai Motorsport grabs 2 podium spots in Rally Sweden

Hyundai Motorsport has registered a double podium finish in Rally Sweden, the second round of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), following a competitive performance by all three its crews. The “Gods of Speed” created a thrilling and entertaining event that went down to the wire with tantalisingly close battles and spectacular stages, in which the Hyundai i20 N Rally1 Hybrid thrived. At…
Pole position and heartbreak at home Hyderabad E-Prix for Jaguar TCS Racing
Feb 13, 2023 Motorsport

Pole position and heartbreak at home Hyderabad E-Prix for Jaguar TCS Racing

Mitch Evans took Pole position in the inaugural Hyderabad E-Prix – a second home race for Jaguar TCS Racing Jaguar TCS Racing’s first Indian race ended in heartbreak with Sam Bird accidently colliding with teammate Mitch Evans Jaguar TCS Racing remains fifth in the teams’ standings, with Sam Bird sixth and Mitch Evans twelfth in the drivers’ standings The fifth round of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E…
Popular Nkomazi 400 is back and opens exciting 2023 SA National Rally-Raid Championship in Malalane area in Mpumalanga
Feb 10, 2023 Motorsport

Popular Nkomazi 400 is back and opens exciting 2023 SA National Rally-Raid Championship in Malalane area in Mpumalanga

After a six-year hiatus, the Nkomazi 400 is back on the South African Rally-Raid Championship calendar with this popular event forming the opening round of the 2023 season on Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 March in the Malalane area of Mpumalanga. The Nkomazi 400, proudly brought to you by #TeamHilux Rally-Raid and Nkomazi Fuel, was first introduced to national rally-raid competitors in 2013 as…
BILSTEIN Racers Earning Top Places at King of the Hammers 2023 Racing Event
Feb 10, 2023 Motorsport

BILSTEIN Racers Earning Top Places at King of the Hammers 2023 Racing Event

BILSTEIN-sponsored racers are pounding out podium-topping performances at this year’s King of the Hammers off-road motorsports event. One thing several of the top-performing racers have in common are the BILSTEIN shocks they’re using. Competing on BILSTEIN shocks in the Pro 2 category on Monday, Ryan Beat won first place after 12 laps of carnage. Another BILSTEIN-sponsored racer, Doug Mittag,…
Do You Catch My Drift? Introducing Motul Ambassador and Athlete Xavier Lachkar
Feb 08, 2023 Motorsport

Do You Catch My Drift? Introducing Motul Ambassador and Athlete Xavier Lachkar

Mauritian citizen, asphalt rally driver and popular social media personality Xavier Lachkar is not yet a household name here in South Africa, but he could well become one during 2023. He has a couple of things in his favour: a natural talent for speed and precision driving, the growing popularity of his chosen sport, drifting, and his exceptional sportsmanship. After several years racing in his…
Jaguar TCS Racing ready for inaugural Greenko Hyderabad E-prix as Formula E debuts in India
Feb 08, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing ready for inaugural Greenko Hyderabad E-prix as Formula E debuts in India

Jaguar TCS Racing to compete at the first ever Greenko Hyderabad E-Prix on 11 February 2023 Debuting in the Indian city, Hyderabad is the first of four new race locations for the 2023 ABB FIAFormula E World Championship, including Cape Town on 25 February Hyderabad is a key ‘home’ race for the team being a proud part of the Tata Group and TCS being the team’s title partner The team enters round…
Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake unveils the C43. New livery designed by Alfa Romeo’s Centro Stile
Feb 08, 2023 Motorsport

Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake unveils the C43. New livery designed by Alfa Romeo’s Centro Stile

Lean, mean and absolutely gorgeous. Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake unveiled its 2023 challenger, the C43, at a launch event held jointly in Zurich and at the team headquarters in Hinwil, Switzerland, and the world of Formula One has an early contender for the title of most beautiful car on the grid already. The C43, in a striking livery of red and black, will guide Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu in…
Nissan Formula-E Roadshow Races Across SA Ahead of Cape Town E-Prix
Feb 06, 2023 Motorsport

Nissan Formula-E Roadshow Races Across SA Ahead of Cape Town E-Prix

Eighty-five years of motorsport pedigree and over a decade of electric vehicle expertise will be showcased across South Africa’s major cities as Nissan embarks on a series of public activations ahead of the ABB FIA Formula-E World Championship race in Cape Town on February 25, 2023. These activations promise to bring all the electrifying action of the Cape Town E-Prix to popular shopping malls in…
Ford Returns to Formula 1; Strategic Partner to Oracle Red Bull Racing for 2026 Season and Beyond
Feb 06, 2023 Motorsport

Ford Returns to Formula 1; Strategic Partner to Oracle Red Bull Racing for 2026 Season and Beyond

Red Bull Powertrains and Ford to partner on the development of the next-gen hybrid power unit that will supply engines to both Oracle Red Bull Racing and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams from 2026 to at least 2030 Ford returns to Formula 1 as the FIA and F1 deepens its focus on sustainable racing and advanced hybrid technologies, while leaving a legacy of positive change wherever it races Ford will…
Honda Quest True Adventure is Back
Feb 02, 2023 Motorsport

Honda Quest True Adventure is Back

The wait is finally over, Honda Quest True Adventure officially returns in 2023. The adventure race that represents a journey of true grit, heart and determination onboard the ultimate adventure motorcycle on the planet, the Honda Africa Twin CRF1100 is back! New Format 2023 will mark the start of a new approach to Honda Quest True Adventure. Quest will now be held every two years with Honda…
Dunlop's 2023 racing season kicks off at Killarney this weekend
Feb 02, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop's 2023 racing season kicks off at Killarney this weekend

Dunlop Motorsport’s 2023 South African circuit racing season kicks off with a couple of regional races at Killarney in Cape Town and Zwartkops in Pretoria over the next two weeks. The National season then gets going at Kyalami at the end of February. The big one for Dunlop is as always the National Extreme Festival, and that starts off in superb style in 2023. Running as part of the Kyalami ICGT…
Maserati MSG Racing rises from challenging first race in Diriyah
Feb 01, 2023 Motorsport

Maserati MSG Racing rises from challenging first race in Diriyah

The Race In Numbers Edoardo Mortara Free Practice One // P11 Free Practice Two // P11 Qualifying // P20 [1:11.708, Group A] Race // DNF Positions Gained // N/A Fastest Lap // 1:11.364 Championship Position // P22 Maximilian Günther Free Practice One // P19 Free Practice Two // P16 Qualifying // P22 [1:32.982, Group A] Race // DNS Positions Gained // N/A Fastest Lap // N/A Championship Position //…
New RMC season starts with 3 regional openers in 3 weeks
Feb 01, 2023 Motorsport

New RMC season starts with 3 regional openers in 3 weeks

A brand new 2023 Rotax Max Challenge karting season kicks off with a race in each region over the next three weeks. Drivers around the country will embark on their campaigns focussed on taking their regional titles, and more importantly the national championship in their class. South African RMC champions earn a seat in the national team for the annual ‘Olympics of Karting’ RMC International…
SA Endurance Championship awarded national status by Motorsport South Africa
Jan 27, 2023 Motorsport

SA Endurance Championship awarded national status by Motorsport South Africa

The Southern African Endurance Championship has been awarded National Championship status by Motorsport SA following a successful 2022 season. The short-term goal of the Southern African Endurance Series, the rights holder to both the SA Endurance Championship and SA GT National Championship, was to improve the standard and quality of their racing properties as well as afford competitors the…
Jaguar TCS Racing regroups for Diriyah double-header
Jan 24, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing regroups for Diriyah double-header

Jaguar TCS Racing to race under the lights in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on 27 and 28 January 2023 Diriyah E-Prix is the first of five double-headers in the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship It follows the season-opener in Mexico City which positioned Jaguar TCS Racing in sixth place in the teams’ standings The night races will be an opportunity for Mitch Evans to build on points scored in…
Charan Moore takes top honours in the Original by Motul category  and comes in 28th overall in motorcycles
Jan 24, 2023 Motorsport

Moore shows steely determination at Dakar 2023

In what has been described as the hardest Dakar in recent history, Dakar 2023 has proven to be a stunning success for South Africa across all the various categories and classes. The rally, which kicked off on 1 January 2023 on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, saw a total of 455 vehicles across all categories and classes traversing the 14 different stages that covered nearly 8000 km.…
Exciting Rally-Raid Championship expected for 2023 season
Jan 24, 2023 Motorsport

Exciting Rally-Raid Championship expected for 2023 season

The Dakar Rally, considered as one of the toughest in many years, is now something of the past and South African Rally-Raid competitors proved their talent while local race vehicle manufacturers and constructors showed their worth and returned from Saudi Arabia to the country with various titles and trophies in the bag. Now it is time to prepare for the 2023 SA Rally-Raid Championship that starts…
All-new Cross Country Motorcycle team ready to race
Jan 24, 2023 Motorsport

All-new Cross Country Motorcycle team ready to race

Honda returns to South African Cross Country Motorcycle Racing in full force with the announcement of a strong, 14-man Franchise Co Sleepover Tork Craft Honda team to tackle both the 2023 Trademore South African Nationals, and the GXCC Gauteng regional championship. Headed by a three-bike Franchise Co Sleepover Tork Craft Honda CRF 450 RX attack in the premiere 450cc OR1 open class, Honda’s 2023…
Zwartkops' favourite race weekend set to thrill
Jan 23, 2023 Motorsport

Zwartkops' favourite race weekend set to thrill

One of South Africa’s favourite annual race weekends is ready to rock you when the 22nd Passion for Speed thrills Zwartkops Raceway Saturday 28 January. Bigger and better, this year celebrates both freedom of attendance and international participation for the first time in three years, with a massive entry list expected to approach 300, come the weekend. It’s difficult to single out one…
New cars, drivers, classes & rules drive record HRSA entry
Jan 23, 2023 Motorsport

New cars, drivers, classes & rules drive record HRSA entry

There’s palpable excitement in the air as Ben Morgenrood Group HRSA Historic Racing limbers up for the start of what many see as the most exciting new season in many a year at Saturday 28 January’s Zwartkops Passion for Speed. With new rules, revised classes, and a relaxed competitor entry point for 2023, something must be right, with a record 45 Sprint Race entries already in and 20 in Pursuit,…
Maserati MSG Racing enters new era in Mexico City
Jan 19, 2023 Motorsport

Maserati MSG Racing enters new era in Mexico City

Maserati MSG Racing completes first race of Formula E’s Gen3 era. The Race In Numbers Edoardo Mortara Free Practice One // P6 Free Practice Two // P19 Qualifying // P16 [1:13.618, Group B] Race // DNF Positions Gained // N/A Fastest Lap // 1:14.648 Championship Position // P19 [0 points] Maximilian Günther Free Practice One // P10 Free Practice Two // P16 Qualifying // P17 [1:13.742, Group A]…
Hino adds to its amazing reliability record in 2023 Dakar Rally
Jan 18, 2023 Motorsport

Hino adds to its amazing reliability record in 2023 Dakar Rally

Hino continued its amazing run of finishes in the gruelling Dakar Rally when a four-wheel drive 500 Series with a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain finished 10th in the 45th running of the world’s toughest motor sport event, which took place in Saudi Arabia for the third time between 31 December 31 and 15 January. Hino was again the only Japanese truck manufacturer to enter this demanding…
South Africa dominates challenging Dakar Rally characterised by extreme weather conditions; tough competition and the ‘Empty Quarter’
Jan 18, 2023 Motorsport

South Africa dominates challenging Dakar Rally characterised by extreme weather conditions; tough competition and the ‘Empty Quarter’

The 2023 Dakar Rally might have thrown everything at the competitors this year, who had to take on more than 8 500 kilometres of which 4 300 were competitive racing kilometres over 16 days in the most extreme weather conditions imaginable in the desert in Saudi Arabia – South Africa still came out on top despite having to juggle a number of curve balls. The 45th edition of the Dakar Rally, of…
Tick tock … just two weeks left to submit entry applications for 2023 Simola Hillclimb!
Jan 17, 2023 Motorsport

Tick tock … just two weeks left to submit entry applications for 2023 Simola Hillclimb!

Entry applications close on 31 January 2023 for 13th edition of Simola Hillclimb As a strictly invitational event, entries are limited to 65 competitors for Classic Car Friday and 84 for King of the Hill Simola Hillclimb is widely regarded as South Africa’s premier motoring and motorsport lifestyle event, this year’s edition takes place from 4 to 7 May 2023 It’s the final dash for the line for…
Amateur class 1-2, all four Red-Lined cars finish Dakar ‘23
Jan 17, 2023 Motorsport

Amateur class 1-2, all four Red-Lined cars finish Dakar ‘23

South African rally raid race car manufacturer Red-Lined Motorsport enjoyed an exceptional outing at the 2023 Dakar Rally. Not only did all four of its gentlemen crews cross the finish line of the 8,549 km 15-day event which was said to be among the most gruelling ever, but its race cars went on to deliver a stunning 1-2 result in the T1.1 class. After their first week challenges outside of…
Cruel Dakar grabs defeat from the jaws of a Century victory
Jan 16, 2023 Motorsport

Cruel Dakar grabs defeat from the jaws of a Century victory

South African Century Racing somehow dragged both its Factory CR6-T racecars to the finish of the 2023 Dakar Rally after catastrophic final two days which quite literally snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. The team however fought back to see both crews finish the gruelling race after biblical series of events threw more than one late spanner in the works. South African Century Factory duo…
Jaguar TCS Racing opens Gen3 era of Formula E with points in Mexico City
Jan 16, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing opens Gen3 era of Formula E with points in Mexico City

Jaguar TCS Racing scored points in Mexico City in the opening round of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Mitch Evans finished eighth in the first race of the Gen3 era Three Jaguar-powered cars in the top ten in season opener Teammate Sam Bird was forced to retire on the fifth lap of the Mexico City E-Prix Jaguar TCS Racing sits sixth in the teams’ standings after round one Racing…
Basson/Pienaar claim rookie victory and top 10 finish on Dakar debut
Jan 16, 2023 Motorsport

Basson/Pienaar claim rookie victory and top 10 finish on Dakar debut

SA’s Eben Basson and Leander Pienaar complete tough Dakar debut National Class T1 champions crowned Lightweight Prototype rookie winners in Dammam The G Rally Team crew ended the two-week long race in 7th position on the overall rankings The 2023 Dakar Rally was described by many experienced competitors as one of, if not the toughest in the recent history of the notorious rally. So perhaps not…
Jan 16, 2023 Motorsport

South African rider Charan Moore wins the toughest class – Original By Motul – in what has been described as one of the hardest Dakars in years

31-year-old Charan Moore (bib number 40, riding for HT RALLY RAID HUSQVARNA RACING) returned to dunes and wadis of Saudi Arabia with one goal in mind: to win the Original by Motul class in what was only his second Dakar Rally. The fact that he succeeded despite almost impossible weather conditions, was a testament to his dedication, and the skills he has honed on the equally challenging gravel…
SA success as Al Attiyah's Toyota, Benavides' KTM win
Jan 16, 2023 Motorsport

SA success as Al Attiyah's Toyota, Benavides' KTM win

Dakar 2023 proved a stunning success for South Africa. Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel’s GR Hilux DKR T1+ stormed to their third Dakar victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing on Sunday as SA cars starred, taking the overall and two class wins. South Africans also starred on two wheels, as Argentine Kevin Benavides took a sensational bike win from KTM teammate Toby Price. SA rider Michael Docherty…
Second consecutive Dakar victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing
Jan 16, 2023 Motorsport

Second consecutive Dakar victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing

1st overall for Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel 4th overall for Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy 5th overall for Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings 4 Toyota Hilux T1+ in Top 5 Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and his French co-driver, Mathieu Baumel, successfully defended the Dakar title they won for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) in 2022, when they brought their GR DKR Hilux T1+ over the finish line…
South Africa’s Basson/Pienaar emerges from Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter in 7th position at Dakar 2023
Jan 16, 2023 Motorsport

South Africa’s Basson/Pienaar emerges from Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter in 7th position at Dakar 2023

The 2023 Dakar Rally continued to test both man and machine to the limits during the tough second week of competition that saw crews venture into the notorious Empty Quarter of the Saudi Arabian desert. This huge area in the southeast of the Kingdom, on the border with the United Arab Emirates and Oman is famous for having nothing except huge sand dunes and more dunes. The South African class T1…
A shakeup in the cars, bikers duke it out in the desert
Jan 13, 2023 Motorsport

A shakeup in the cars, bikers duke it out in the desert

Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb’s ruthless pressure paid off as his fifth straight stage win on Friday moved him up to second overall, an hour and a half behind overall leader Nasser Al-Attiyah’s made in South Africa Toyota Gazoo Racing Hilux. In a busy day among the cars, the bike race remains on tenterhooks as South African men and machines fly the flag high in Saudi Arabia. CARS:…
Joel Eriksson and Tom Dillmann confirmed as Jaguar TCS Racing reserve and test drivers
Jan 13, 2023 Motorsport

Joel Eriksson and Tom Dillmann confirmed as Jaguar TCS Racing reserve and test drivers

Jaguar TCS Racing announces Joel Eriksson and Tom Dillmann as reserve and test drivers for the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship The 24-year old, Eriksson, has valuable experience in the all-electric World Championship, competing in eight rounds of Formula E in Season 7 Tom Dillmann has been a vital member of Jaguar TCS Racing for the last two years and continues with the team into the…
All three TGR crews record clean runs in Dakar marathon stage
Jan 13, 2023 Motorsport

All three TGR crews record clean runs in Dakar marathon stage

Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel maintain lead of more than 1hr 20min Three stages remain in Dakar 2023 Out-leg of Marathon Stage completed successfully Stage 11 of the 2023 Dakar Rally saw competitors race away from the bivouac at Shaybah, in the southeastern part of Saudi Arabia, to a remote bivouac in the Empty Quarter. The competitors have no technical support at the remote bivouac, and…
South Africans continue to star in the Desert
Jan 13, 2023 Motorsport

South Africans continue to star in the Desert

Dakar 2023 continued to deliver epic action as competitors fought on through the Arabian Desert on Thursday. 9-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb continued to pile on the pressure through Day 11 as he took his fourth stage win on the trot. Car leader Nasser Al Attiyah however held strong up front as South African cars dominate. It was a game of cat and mouse in a tight bike race. Thursday’s…
Branch, Docherty star on two wheels, SA cars dominate on four
Jan 12, 2023 Motorsport

Branch, Docherty star on two wheels, SA cars dominate on four

It was a red-letter day 10 for Southern African bikers and cars at Dakar 2023, as Botswana’s Ross Branch scored his second stage win in three days, while SA rider Mike Docherty moved into the rookie bike lead with third overall. He joins compatriot Malle Moto rider Charan Moore in leading his class, while SA cars continue to dominate, leading three of the four car classes with four days left to…
PEUGEOT kicks off its electric year at the 2023 Brussels Motor Show
Jan 12, 2023 Motorsport

PEUGEOT kicks off its electric year at the 2023 Brussels Motor Show

ALLURE: New 408 Plug-in Hybrid, finalist for the Car of the Year 2023 award. EXCELLENCE: all electrified models, both private and commercial: e-208 100% electric with a range extended to 400 km, e-2008 SUV, 308 saloon and SW PHEV, 3008 SUV PHEV, 508 SW Peugeot Sport Engineered and the e-EXPERT. EMOTION: The PEUGEOT 9X8, the high-performance hypercar entered in the 2023 World Endurance…
DS Performance gets an eight season of Formula E underway!
Jan 12, 2023 Motorsport

DS Performance gets an eight season of Formula E underway!

DS Performance, the competition arm of DS Automobiles, embarks on its eighth season of the ABB FIA Formula E championship The division was originally founded to enter Season 2 of the 100% electric championship and is in charge of development of the DS E-TENSE FE powerplants Having swept up both the drivers and teams titles in 2019 and 2020, DS Performance has a mission to regain the crowns in…
Disappointment for Henk/Brett, as Nasser/Mathieu hold steady
Jan 11, 2023 Motorsport

Disappointment for Henk/Brett, as Nasser/Mathieu hold steady

Significant time loss for Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings on Stage 9 Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel hold steady at head of standings Clean stage for Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy Stage 9 of the 2023 Dakar Rally brought solid results for Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel; as well as Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Dennis Murphy. But for Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings,…
Jaguar TCS Racing ready to take to the track in Mexico City for a new era of Formula E
Jan 10, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing ready to take to the track in Mexico City for a new era of Formula E

Jaguar TCS Racing to race in Mexico City on 14 January for the first round of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship 22 drivers across 11 teams will battle it out at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez All-new Jaguar I-TYPE 6 to debut in its first official race, driven by returning drivers Mitch Evans and Sam Bird Iconic race highlights include high-speed Peraltada corner and Foro Sol…
Charan Moore from Live Lesotho and Roof of Africa Race Director, leading the Original by Motul class of Dakar 2023
Jan 10, 2023 Motorsport

Charan Moore Leads the Toughest Class in the Dakar Rally at the Midway Point

Charan Moore is no stranger to challenging terrain and the thrill of extreme Enduro racing. As the founder of Live Lesotho and Race Director of the iconic Roof of Africa event, he has a great deal of experience in putting some of the world’s best riders through their paces. Having temporarily exchanged the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho for the deserts of Saudi Arabia, Charan is currently taking…
Seventh in T3 for Basson/Pienaar, with six stages to go at Dakar 2023
Jan 10, 2023 Motorsport

Seventh in T3 for Basson/Pienaar, with six stages to go at Dakar 2023

Basson/Pienaar up into 7th in Class T3 Eight tough stages completed, as Dakar reaches Riyadh Rest Day G Rally crew records the 8th-fastest time on Stage 8 The 2023 Dakar Rally started with a literal bang, as many of the top contenders in the rally suffered heavy crashes early on. In the overall standings, the names of Peterhansel and Sainz are conspicuously absent – yet in Class T3, South…
SA’s Henk and Brett in 2nd place as Dakar 2023 reaches rest day
Jan 09, 2023 Motorsport

SA’s Henk and Brett in 2nd place as Dakar 2023 reaches rest day

2nd on Stage 8 for Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel 4th on Stage 8 for Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings All three TGR crews in the Top 5 after Week 1 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing completed the opening week of the 2023 Dakar Rally in a strong position, with all three GR DKR Hilux T1+ cars in the Top 5. Stage 8 of the event, which brought the crews to Riyadh for the Rest Day, saw defending champions…
SA men and machines on top across the board
Jan 09, 2023 Motorsport

SA men and machines on top across the board

South African cars are leading three of the 2023 Dakar Rally’s four classes, with Nasser Al Attiayh Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel’s Gazoo Racing DKR T1+ leading a made in SA Hallspeed Toyota Hilux overall 1-2-3-4 to dominate the top T1+ 4x4 class. SA crew Brian Baragwanath and Leonard Cremer’s SA-built Century Factory Racing CR6-T leads the T1.2 4x2s, while Daniel Schröder leads the T1.1 4x4s,…
Toyota ahead SA-built cars lead three of four Dakar classes
Jan 07, 2023 Motorsport

Toyota ahead SA-built cars lead three of four Dakar classes

South African cars are leading three of the 2023 Dakar Rally’s four classes, with Nasser Al Attiayh Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel’s Gazoo Racing DKR T1+ leading a made in SA Hallspeed Toyota Hilux overall 1-2-3-4 to dominate the top T1+ 4x4 class. SA crew Brian Baragwanath and Leonard Cremer’s SA-built Century Factory Racing CR6-T leads the T1.2 4x2s, while Daniel Schröder leads the T1.1 4x4s,…
Second stage win for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2023
Jan 06, 2023 Motorsport

Second stage win for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2023

Stage win for Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel 6th on stage for Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings 8th on stage for Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy Nasser/Mathieu extend overall lead Another tough day marked Stage 5 of the 2023 Dakar Rally, which saw TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel record their second stage win of the 45th edition of the race. The pair…
Al Attiyah leads SA Toyota 1-2-3-4 as SA bikers continue to star
Jan 06, 2023 Motorsport

Al Attiyah leads SA Toyota 1-2-3-4 as SA bikers continue to star

South African Toyota Hiluxes are in complete control of Dakar 2023 after a catastrophic day for the petrol-electric Audi team. Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel’s Gazoo Racing Hilux DKR T1+ steamed to their third stage win of the race and their second on the trot from Sebastien Loeb’s BRX Hunter. Attiyah opened up an hour’s advantage at the head of a Toyota overall 1-2-3-4 on Friday. The race…
Overall leader Nasser takes car control, Hondas win Day 5 bikes
Jan 06, 2023 Motorsport

Overall leader Nasser takes car control, Hondas win Day 5 bikes

Nasser Al Attiyah and Mattieu Baumel powered their Gazoo Toyota Hilux to a crushing Dakar Day 5 victory on Thursday, as they consolidated their overall lead in the race. Honda duo Adrien van Beveren and Jose Cornejo came from behind to take a bike 1-2 in a test of navigation through the soft Arabian Desert sand and camel grass of a second loop around Ha’il. South Africans Henk Lategan and Brett…
TGR’s Nasser and Mathieu take charge after stage 3 of Dakar 2023
Jan 04, 2023 Motorsport

TGR’s Nasser and Mathieu take charge after stage 3 of Dakar 2023

2nd on stage for Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings 13th on stage for Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel 23rd on stage for Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy Punctures again play major role Stage shortened due to adverse weather conditions Nasser and Mathieu move into overall lead Heavy rains forced the organisers of Dakar 2023 to shorten the third stage, between Al Ula and Ha’il, while…
Both cars in Dakar top 6 after brutal Day 3
Jan 04, 2023 Motorsport

Both cars in Dakar top 6 after brutal Day 3

Little South African Century Racing has enjoyed a giant killing start to Dakar 2023. After three days of racing, both of Century’s factory cars sit ahead of most of the grandee team favourites in the overall top six of the car ranking. South African Factory duo Brian Baragwanath and Leonard Cremer moved up to fifth overall on Tuesday, a short head clear of French teammates, Mathieu Serradori and…
South African crews continue to star as Dakar Day 3 bites hard
Jan 04, 2023 Motorsport

South African crews continue to star as Dakar Day 3 bites hard

All-South African crews, Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings’ Toyota Gazoo Racing Hilux, and Brian Baragwanath and Leonard Cremer’s Century starred on a tough Dakar Day 3. 2022 winners Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel meanwhile shook off a tough day at the office to move into the car lead in their Proudly South African Gazoo Hilux. Lategan chased day winners Frenchmen Guerlain Chicherit Alex…
De Villiers / Murphy into top 5 of Dakar 2023 after solid second stage
Jan 03, 2023 Motorsport

De Villiers / Murphy into top 5 of Dakar 2023 after solid second stage

1st place on Stage 2 for Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel 6th place on Stage 2 for Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy Nasser and Mathieu move into 2nd overall Giniel and Dennis move up to 5th overall Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings move into 10th overall Stage 2 of Dakar 2023 saw TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) bounce back after a tough opening stage, with Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel…
Epic Day 2delivers a Toyota 1-2 as SA Bikers star
Jan 03, 2023 Motorsport

Epic Day 2delivers a Toyota 1-2 as SA Bikers star

The second day of Dakar 2023 proved a thriller with all the ingredients of an epic adventure. Both the car and bike leads changed in the final sector as defending champions Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel’s Gazoo Toyota Hilux overcame Dutchmen Erik Van Loon and Sébastien Delaunay’s similar privateer car for the closest of car victories. It was a good day all-round for SA teams Gazoo Toyota…
Tough opening stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2023
Jan 02, 2023 Motorsport

Tough opening stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2023

6th place on opening stage for Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel All three GR DKR Hilux T1+ cars ran faultlessly TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) started the defence of its Dakar crown on Sunday, 1 January 2023, with a challenging stage set to the south of the rally’s so-called Sea Camp, the biggest bivouac in the 45-year history of the race. Stage 1 saw defending champions Nasser Al-Attiyah and…
Hero Works -  Multiple SA champion, Botswana’s Kalahari Ferrari Ross Branch will lead the international Hero team of 4 riders
Jan 01, 2023 Motorsport

Hero Works -  Multiple SA champion, Botswana’s Kalahari Ferrari Ross Branch will lead the international Hero team of 4 riders

All riders will be mounted on the new 450 Hero prototypes that has been doing exceptionally well in local and international events this year. Ross Branch, who knows his enduro and Rally Raid motorcycles was hired by the Hero Factory and swears by this machine. “It is on a par, and I would say it is better than most enduro race machines, I have ever ridden, it has all the ingredients of a perfect…
Red-Lined Motorsport - Four cars ready for the toughest race on the planet
Dec 30, 2022 Motorsport

Red-Lined Motorsport - Four cars ready for the toughest race on the planet

South African rally raid race car maker, Red-Lined Motorsport is represented by four customer entries in the 2023 Dakar Rally. The action starts with a short qualifying stage on Saturday before the race proper kicks off New Year’s Sunday 1 January. The four Red-Lined entries include the ‘Tom & Jerry’ pairing, the ever-consistent Dubai based Brit Thomas Bell and experienced South African navigator…
Toyota Gazoo Racing primed to defend crown at DAKAR 2023 in Saudi Arabia
Dec 28, 2022 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing primed to defend crown at DAKAR 2023 in Saudi Arabia

Latest evolution of GR DKR Hilux T1+ ready to defend its title Three-car factory team primed for action Cars fully assembled and ready for shake-down With the prologue for the world’s toughest rally-raid race just five days away, the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) Dakar Team has assembled its three GR DKR Hilux T1+ race cars at the Sea Camp, north of the Saudi Arabian town of Yanbu. The next order of…
Red-Lined, TBR & Buggyra unite on Koloc's T1+ Dakar journey
Dec 22, 2022 Motorsport

Red-Lined, TBR & Buggyra unite on Koloc's T1+ Dakar journey

Red-Lined Motorsport together with Thomas Bell Racing have confirmed a three-way partnership with UAE outfit Buggyra ZM Racing, that will see 18-year-old lady driver Aliyyah Koloc race the Dakar Rally in the top-class FIA T1+ in future. Aliyyah has a broad racing experience including everything from outings in European championship trucks, GT4 and NASCAR races on track, to T3 side-by side success…
A whole new race season looms. Bring it on!
Dec 22, 2022 Motorsport

A whole new race season looms. Bring it on!

The start of the 2023 National Extreme Festival may very well be two months away over the weekend of the Kyalami ICGT international GT3 9 Hour 23-25 February 2023, but Dunlop Sport Maxx Racing is champing at the bit to get going. Returning to Kyalami to start the season may be one of the highlights of the year, but there’s more than good reason for race fans around the country to diarise the…
Jaguar TCS Racing completes official 2023 Formula E pre-season test in Valencia
Dec 19, 2022 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing completes official 2023 Formula E pre-season test in Valencia

Jaguar TCS Racing completes official 2023 ABB FIA Formula E pre-season test in the new Jaguar I-TYPE 6 Pushing the potential of the Gen3 car, drivers Mitch Evans and Sam Bird tested the all-electric race car around the Circuit Ricardo Tormo Over 1,500 kilometres were driven by the team, the equivalent of driving from Gaydon, the home of Jaguar TCS Racing, to Monaco Jaguar TCS Racing will race in…
Limited Edition Ford GT Mk IV is the Ultimate Track-Only Ford GT, Unconstrained for Extreme Performance
Dec 19, 2022 Motorsport

Limited Edition Ford GT Mk IV is the Ultimate Track-Only Ford GT, Unconstrained for Extreme Performance

As the final track-only model, the 2023 Ford GT Mk IV goes all-in to deliver the Ford GT’s highest-levels of performance, handling and advanced technology thanks to its unique engine and transmission, aerodynamic design and chassis with longer wheelbase 2023 Ford GT Mk IV features a specially engineered twin-turbo EcoBoost engine targeting more than 800 horsepower, race transmission, carbon fiber…
Daily Dakar coverage courtesy of Gazoo Racing South Africa
Dec 19, 2022 Motorsport

Daily Dakar coverage courtesy of Gazoo Racing South Africa

Motorsport Media will as ever distribute ready to publish daily Dakar news as soon as plausible after the car finish, every day from the 31 December 2022 Prologue through to the finish on 14 January 2023. The reports will cover all the major daily news and results across the cars, bikes, quads, and side-by-sides from Saudi Arabia, as soon as possible after the car finish every day. Reports will…
Passion for Speed to open new race season
Dec 15, 2022 Motorsport

Passion for Speed to open new race season

With the 2022 South African circuit racing season wrapped up, it’s time to start looking ahead at what’s in store for 2023. The new racing year will see an early start as usual, with the annual Zwartkops International Passion for Speed Festival of Racing ready to open the new year in style on 27 and 28 January. The first Passion for Speed open to international entries in three years following two…
Toyota Gazoo Racing Rakes in World Championships
Dec 15, 2022 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing Rakes in World Championships

Toyota Gazoo Racing experienced a stellar year across the international motorsport formulas and disciplines that it competes in. A brainchild of Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda, Toyota Gazoo Racing has evolved from a ‘passion project’ to a global motorsport powerhouse. Competing in an array of motorsport championships - ranging from rally to endurance and off-road - Toyota Gazoo…
Power performance by TGRSA’s GR Cup crews at Killarney 9-Hour
Dec 13, 2022 Motorsport

Power performance by TGRSA’s GR Cup crews at Killarney 9-Hour

3rd in Class D for first GR Cup Toyota GR Yaris 1st place in Index of Performance for first GR Cup Toyota GR Yaris 4th in Class D for second GR Cup Toyota GR Yaris 2nd place in Index of Performance for second GR Cup Toyota GR Yaris 8th and 11th overall for the two TGRSA entries Both production cars completed full 9-hour race The 2022 Killarney 9-Hour brought rich rewards for the two TOYOTA GAZOO…
Silvio supreme and Michael’s magic round out SAGT National Championship
Dec 12, 2022 Motorsport

Silvio supreme and Michael’s magic round out SAGT National Championship

The inaugural SAGT National Championship ended on a thrilling note in Cape Town with Michael Stephen and 2022 SAGT Champion Silvio Scribante claiming the final honours of the year in a pair of fiercely contested one-hour races which formed part of the Cape Motorsport Festival. Adding spice to the line-up, Jordan Pepper joined the Scuderia Scribante line-up while Stuart White shared Xolile…
Kwanda Mokoena crowned SA Endurance Champion at thrilling Killarney 9-Hour
Dec 12, 2022 Motorsport

Kwanda Mokoena crowned SA Endurance Champion at thrilling Killarney 9-Hour

44 cars entered the Killarney 9-Hour; just one proved the dominant force. Kwanda Mokena drove faultlessly to become the youngest-ever SA Endurance Champion at the Killarney 9-Hour in Cape Town, part of the Cape Motorsport Festival which featured the final two rounds of the SAGT National Championship and a nine-artist music concert as the Southern African Endurance Series came to a dramatic and…
Dates confirmed for the return of the Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival in 2023
Dec 12, 2022 Motorsport

Dates confirmed for the return of the Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival in 2023

The Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival to return to the Dubai Autodrome between 8-10 December 2023 Even more iconic machines and drivers set to make the third running of the Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival the biggest yet This follows the resounding success of the 2022 event, which saw over fifty legendary F1 and sports cars bring the action Oliver Webb won in James Hunt’s F1 Hesketh 308B, while Andre…
TGRSA’s GR Cup cars in action at Killarney 9-Hour this weekend
Dec 09, 2022 Motorsport

TGRSA’s GR Cup cars in action at Killarney 9-Hour this weekend

Two of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s GR Cup cars will be taking part in this weekend’s 9-Hour race at the Killarney Race Circuit near Cape Town. While the GR Cup cars do not usually compete in the Southern African Endurance Series (SAES), the end-of-year race at Killarney is something of a one-race festival of speed, with a large variety of cars competing in various classes. The two standard…
Two brand new factory CR6-Ts part of 10-car Century line-up
Dec 09, 2022 Motorsport

Two brand new factory CR6-Ts part of 10-car Century line-up

Giant-killing South African rally-raid carmaker Century Racing heads to Dakar 2023 with its biggest effort yet. Headed by two brand new biturbo Century Racing CR6-Ts, the ten car team is ready to impress in the epic 14-day 8,500 km race across the Arabian Desert. Designed, built, and developed in South Africa, Century has built state of the art rally-raid race cars for local and international…
Maserati MSG Racing unveils Formula E Gen 3 livery. The first fully electric racing car in the history of Maserati
Dec 09, 2022 Motorsport

Maserati MSG Racing unveils Formula E Gen 3 livery. The first fully electric racing car in the history of Maserati

Maserati MSG Racing is pleased to unveil the livery of the Maserati Tipo Folgore Gen3 - the first fully electric racing car in the history of Maserati - that will compete in Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Unveiled on the streets of Modena, home of Maserati – the first Italian automotive brand to enter Formula E – the Maserati Tipo Folgore brings racing back to the people…
There’s good reason why Dunlop backs SA racing
Dec 08, 2022 Motorsport

There’s good reason why Dunlop backs SA racing

There is very good reason why Dunlop Sport Maxx has taken the tyre supply high ground in local circuit motor racing. Dunlop supplies tyres and supporting competitors in the country’s top national circuit racing formulae, Global Touring Cars, SupaCup and CompCare Polo Cup, the Gazoo Toyota GR Yaris Cup, as well as in several leading regional classes, through its motorsport partners ATS.…
Toyota Gazoo Racing set to take on Dakar 2023 with three-car team
Dec 07, 2022 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing set to take on Dakar 2023 with three-car team

Reigning champions Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel to lead the way Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy return to Dakar action Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings aim to impress on third outing The updated and even more brutal GR DKR Hilux T1+ ready to face stiff competition in the legendary rally TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is set to take on the 2023 Dakar Rally with a three-car team early in January.…
14 Drivers in the fight for the SA Endurance Championship at Killarney 9-Hour
Dec 05, 2022 Motorsport

14 Drivers in the fight for the SA Endurance Championship at Killarney 9-Hour

Top two SA Endurance drivers separated by two points on overall championship table Index of Performance title contested by 12 drivers Classes A, C, D and E titles up for grabs Southern African Endurance Series hosts biggest 43-car field in the history of the Killarney 9 Hour Six Le Mans 24 Hour, three Daytona 24 Hour, three Petit Le Mans, a 24-Hour Nürburgring, Kyalami 9 Hour and two Sebring 12…
Cool day of karting ends season at Zwartkops
Dec 05, 2022 Motorsport

Cool day of karting ends season at Zwartkops

The 2022 Rotax Max karting season came to a popular end at Saturday’s Gauteng Finals at Zwartkops on Saturday. The Mini Max, Micro Max and Bambinos raced their regional finals, with the others racing for RKC club points. That, along with some new drivers and others taking their first runs in their new age groups for 2023, made for some interesting and most entertaining racing. The baby Bambinos…
Dakar 2023: Huge South African interest in 8,500 km 15-day epic
Dec 02, 2022 Motorsport

Dakar 2023: Huge South African interest in 8,500 km 15-day epic

Dakar officials have finally pulled the veil off details of the 45th edition 2023 event. Racing 4,706 km of a total distance of 8,549 km over 15 days from 31 December to 14 January 2023, 455 vehicles have entered Dakar 2023. They include 73 cars, 125 motorcycles, 19 quads, 93 UTVs and 56 trucks, as well as over 100 classic regularity entries. There is much South African interest as ever among the…
Nissan Formula E Team unveils striking cherry blossom livery for Season 9
Dec 01, 2022 Motorsport

Nissan Formula E Team unveils striking cherry blossom livery for Season 9

The bold Japanese-inspired design represents new beginnings for the Gen3 era as the team races as one and under a new name for the first time. Nissan Formula E Team revealed today its brand-new livery for the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, featuring an eye-catching cherry blossom pattern. Also known as Sakura, the team's choice to incorporate this iconic flower in its Season 9…
Jaguar TCS Racing reveals I-TYPE 6 – The most advanced all-electric Jaguar race car ever
Dec 01, 2022 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing reveals I-TYPE 6 – The most advanced all-electric Jaguar race car ever

The new Jaguar I-TYPE 6 is the most advanced and efficient electric Jaguar race car ever, designed to win the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Lighter, more powerful and faster, the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 will set new performance benchmarks for an all-electric race car with a top speed of over 320km/h The Jaguar I-TYPE 6 features regenerative braking so powerful it has no conventional rear…
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories
Dec 01, 2022 Motorsport

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories

A large format coffee table style book of more than 500 pages covering the history and memories of 60 years of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit was launched to the Media at a function on 25 November 2022 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. The event, held in the John Love Launch Area at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, was also attended by the Publication Team, numerous Photographers that contributed…
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit book selling out fast
Nov 30, 2022 Motorsport

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit book selling out fast

The much anticipated book Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories has been launched. Presented to media, contributors to its creation and among its subjects at a function at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit’s John Love Launch Area on Friday 25 November, the 500 page book will be distributed to buyers over the coming weeks. The 30 by 30 centimetre large format coffee table style Kyalami…
Backdraft bunfight for index of performance championship title 
Nov 29, 2022 Motorsport

Backdraft bunfight for index of performance championship title 

The SA Endurance Championship finale is set to be a title-deciding thriller fought out over nine hours at the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town as part of the Southern African Endurance Series Cape Motorsport Festival on 9th and 10th December. Ten teams racing the open-topped rumbling Lexus V8-powered Backdraft Roadsters are riding high in the fight for the coveted Index of Performance…
Overall win for Penta, title for de Bruyn, Schutte
Nov 29, 2022 Motorsport

Overall win for Penta, title for de Bruyn, Schutte

Red-Lined Motorsport together with the Penta Motor Group, ended its 2022 rally raid season on a somewhat indifferent note at the Kameel 600 over the weekend. Philip Botha and Wade Harris gave the team overall victory on day 1 in their Red-Lined VK56 while Johan de Bruyn and Gerhard Schutte brought their Red-Lined Revo home to clinch the TIORC FIA Championship title. The weekend however also ended…
Leah's Ladies title tops fine Honda racing year
Nov 28, 2022 Motorsport

Leah's Ladies title tops fine Honda racing year

Honda’s Red Rockets enjoyed a championship winning day at the final round GXCC Gauteng Cross Country championship in Carletonville on Saturday. Lady racer Leah Heygate topped the Honda headlines with yet another class victory to take the 2022 GXCC Northern Regions Ladies title aboard her Sleepover Tork Craft CIT Honda CRF 250 RX. The Ladies title crowns an exceptional season for Leah and adds to…
Green & Gold flies high in Portuguese 'Olympics of Karting'
Nov 28, 2022 Motorsport

Green & Gold flies high in Portuguese 'Olympics of Karting'

South Africa’s top Rotax Max karters gave an excellent account for themselves against the best from around the world through a bruising 2022 ‘Olympics of Karting’ Grand Finals in Portimão, Portugal over the past week. Six drivers fought their way into the Finals of five of the classes on Saturday, following a week of world championship action at the Algarve kart track. South African champion KC…
Dunlop Racing had a splendid 2022 on track
Nov 25, 2022 Motorsport

Dunlop Racing had a splendid 2022 on track

Dunlop Sport Maxx Racing’s various regional racing championships came to a head over the past two weekends, following a frenetic year on the South African National Extreme Festival too. All of which means the various series that run exclusively on Dunlop Racing tyres, have now crowned their 2022 champions. While it went down to the final round at Zwartkops, Robert Wolk emerged a dominant Global…
SA Rally-RAID Champions crowned after an exciting season that included a few curveballs and extreme weather conditions
Nov 24, 2022 Motorsport

SA Rally-RAID Champions crowned after an exciting season that included a few curveballs and extreme weather conditions

The Parys 400, the final two rounds of the 2022 SA Rally-Raid Championship, will be remembered as the championship finale where competitors and teams were tested to the limit by some treacherous weather conditions, with rain and mud that persisted on both the penultimate round on the Friday as well as the seventh and final round on the Saturday. It will also be remembered as a season finale that…
Howes and Campbell crowned SA Rally-RAID Champions in Special Vehicle Category after a tough and challenging season
Nov 24, 2022 Motorsport

Howes and Campbell crowned SA Rally-RAID Champions in Special Vehicle Category after a tough and challenging season

No-one said it would be easy and after a tough and challenging season that included a cancelled event due to a tropical storms in KZN, a wet TGRSA 1000 Desert Race in Upington and severe conditions resulting in the final two rounds of the championship being shortened, the 2022 champions in the Special Vehicle Category of the SA Rally-Raid Championship were crowned. And the names are familiar as…
Solid results for TGRSA as Botterill/Vacy-Lyle finish season in 2nd
Nov 22, 2022 Motorsport

Solid results for TGRSA as Botterill/Vacy-Lyle finish season in 2nd

2nd place for Botterill/Vacy-Lyle on Round 11 2nd place for Botterill/Vacy-Lyle on Round 12 2nd overall in 2022 SA National Rally Championship for Botterill/Vacy-Lyle The 2022 South African National Rally Championship (NRC) drew to a close this weekend, with the TRACN4 National Rally, which constituted Rounds 11 and 12 of the year. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Guy Botterill and co-driver Simon…
Cape Motorsport Festival set to turn up the heat for summer holiday season
Nov 22, 2022 Motorsport

Cape Motorsport Festival set to turn up the heat for summer holiday season

Killarney International Racetrack closes Motorsport season with biggest event of the year on 9 and 10 December Nine artists feature in South Africa’s biggest Summer Music Concert SA Endurance Championship goes down to the wire in Killarney 9-Hour Final rounds of SA GT National Championship – Team’s Championship up for grabs Motorcycle and Formula Libra support races The Southern African Endurance…
Regional success makes up for national disappointment
Nov 22, 2022 Motorsport

Regional success makes up for national disappointment

Jurie Swart was thrilled to wrap up his maiden overall 2022 Alert Engine Parts GTi Challenge championship at Killarney on Saturday. Swart, who has now four times won the Class A GTi title, took this first overall championship following a season-long spat with Class B and C rivals, Tate Bishop, and Chase Herholdt. “I am delighted to finally have won the overall GTi Challenge championship,” Jurie…
Chris & Greg seal SA Rally Championship with another win
Nov 22, 2022 Motorsport

Chris & Greg seal SA Rally Championship with another win

Team Rally Technic Mazda2 crew Chris Coertse and Greg Godrich are the 2022 MRF Tyres South African rally champions following a dramatic come from behind victory in the final stage at the weekend’s TRAC Dullstroom Rally. The duo started the season on the front foot and soon powered into a strong championship lead with two early season wins in their Rally Technic Hyundai. Coertse and Godrich then…
Kyalami 9-Hour set to deliver three days of high-octane motorsport action
Nov 22, 2022 Motorsport

Kyalami 9-Hour set to deliver three days of high-octane motorsport action

Motorsport fans can look forward to an adrenaline-filled motorsport extravaganza when the iconic Kyalami 9-Hour returns to South Africa from 23 – 25 February 2023. The weekend’s headline event is the second round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli, following just three weeks after the opening round of the 2023 season at Bathurst in Australia. Organisers anticipate that all…
Hyundai Motorsport announces WRC team for 2023
Nov 21, 2022 Motorsport

Hyundai Motorsport announces WRC team for 2023

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed a four-crew, three-car line-up for the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), with new and returning faces contesting the company’s tenth season in rallying’s top competition. Joining the already confirmed Thierry Neuville for a complete season will be Finnish driver Esapekka Lappi. The 2017 Rally Finland winner has claimed three podiums in a part-time 2022…
Strong green & gold team for Rotax Max Grand Finals
Nov 21, 2022 Motorsport

Strong green & gold team for Rotax Max Grand Finals

Three years later, the green and gold returns to the ‘Olympics of Karting’ Rotax Max Challenge Karting Grand Finals, which roll out at Portimão, Portugal over the coming week from 20 to 26 November, and back to their full glory for 2022. South Africa was one of many nations prevented in competing in the annual Grand Finals due to Lockdown restrictions over the past two years. The event sees the…
South Africa’s most precious metal set to hit the road at next year’s OzowDR23 supercar rally
Nov 18, 2022 Motorsport

South Africa’s most precious metal set to hit the road at next year’s OzowDR23 supercar rally

Largest supercar rally in the southern hemisphere is a 1,300km rolling roadshow featuring 60 of the country’s most desirable cars The six-day OzowDR23 rally kicks off at Kyalami on 27 April, 2023 Keep up to date with OzowDR23 developments and along the route in next year on Instagram, Facebook and at the event website phoenixevents.org/daytona-rally Next year’s OzowDR23 supercar rally will see a…
The Cape 1000 2023 - Exciting new category added
Nov 18, 2022 Motorsport

The Cape 1000 2023 - Exciting new category added

With over 50 entries receive and only five slots remaining on the entry list for the 2023 Cape 1000 classic car tribute rally, you’ll have to act fast if you want to participate in “South Africa’s Most Beautiful Drive”. Scheduled to run from 19 to 24 March next year, the confirmed entries include a stunning 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, 1935 Bentley “Blue Train”, 1973 Ferrari Daytona GTB4,…
The little fire that sparks Michael van Rooyen’s motorsport magic
Nov 16, 2022 Motorsport

The little fire that sparks Michael van Rooyen’s motorsport magic

Born and raised in the platinum mining capital of the world, Rustenburg, seasoned Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa motorsport driver Michael van Rooyen only took to the wheels after high school, entering the sport with no training. But, it could just be something in the Rustenburg waters, because Michael’s passion for motorsport has bagged him precious gold awards and more. “My stepfather started…
Hyundai takes top spots on podium in Rally Japan
Nov 15, 2022 Motorsport

Hyundai takes top spots on podium in Rally Japan

Hyundai Motorsport concluded the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a 1-2 result in Rally Japan, securing the team its fifth victory of the season and the second of the year for Belgian crew Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe. Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja completed the final day of the new tarmac event in second place overall to claim their 8th podium of the season – and 16th in…
Double race win as Red-Lined rules FIA T1
Nov 15, 2022 Motorsport

Double race win as Red-Lined rules FIA T1

RED-LINED DOMINATES PARYS 800 Double race win as Red-Lined rules FIA T1 Red-Lined Motorsport racing together with the Penta Group ended the 2022 South African Rally Raid season on an extreme high in treacherous conditions at Parys in the Free State on Saturday. Not only did the team win both events, but the lads had a podium lockout on the Friday and then followed it up with a 1-2 on the…
Championship for De Villiers caps vintage cross-country year for TGRSA
Nov 14, 2022 Motorsport

Championship for De Villiers caps vintage cross-country year for TGRSA

Clean sweep for TGRSA in Round 6 2nd overall for Giniel de Villiers / Rodney Burke in Round 7 Manufacturer’s Award for Toyota in both rounds De Villiers crowned 2022 SARRC champion A second-place finish in the final round of the 2022 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) was enough for veteran racer Giniel de Villiers to win his fourth cross-country title, edging out teammate Henk…
Champions all round as Regional Festival wraps up in style
Nov 14, 2022 Motorsport

Champions all round as Regional Festival wraps up in style

The 2022 Gauteng Regional Festival racing season came to a thrilling climax as changeable conditions and a slippery Zwartkops Raceway made for some surprise winners and changeable results through the day on Saturday. The Mobil 1 V8 Supercars earned top billing on the day and they certainly did not disappoint, delivering three winners in their three races. Thomas Reib’s Lumina raced to a dry…
Aston Martin and TF Sport crowned GTE Am world title winners in Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship finale
Nov 14, 2022 Motorsport

Aston Martin and TF Sport crowned GTE Am world title winners in Bahrain FIA World Endurance Championship finale

TF Sport beat NorthWest AMR to GTE Am world crown in tense finale Aston Martin increases FIA WEC title tally to 11 championships Vantage success story continues with fourth world title in three years Marco Sørensen takes third world title, Ben Keating wins maiden crown The Aston Martin Vantage GTE is a world-beater once again after the British-built racing car clinched the FIA World Endurance…
NWM Ford Castrol Team Victorious in Mud and Mayhem of SARRC Finale
Nov 14, 2022 Motorsport

NWM Ford Castrol Team Victorious in Mud and Mayhem of SARRC Finale

Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer claim their first overall SA Rally-Raid Championship win at rain-soaked Round 7 in Parys, following sixth-place finish at Round 6 the day before Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk ended fifth overall in Friday’s race, and were among several top crews to get stuck during Saturday’s race, eventually coming home fifth in Class FIA T1+ The 2022 South African Rally-Raid…
Final SA Rally-Raid Championship titles decided at wettest race in almost two decades as Parys 400 challenges crews and teams: Image: Andre Schoeman
Nov 14, 2022 Motorsport

Final SA Rally-Raid Championship titles decided at wettest race in almost two decades as Parys 400 challenges crews and teams

The Parys 400, the seventh and final round of the South African Rally-Raid Championship that took place on Saturday, 12 November, turned out to be yet another extremely challenging event as torrential rain and a flooded route resulted in changes to the race that was the final title decider of the season. With Round Six the previous day already shortened to a 12 kilometre Pirelli Qualifying Race…
Slick Zwartkops shakes up VW Challenge title
Nov 14, 2022 Motorsport

Slick Zwartkops shakes up VW Challenge title

The 2022 Pabar Northern Regions VW Challenge racing series came to a spectacular head at a wet and slippery Zwartkops on Saturday. The season final served to shake up the final championship podiums, most of which were decided on the last corner of the last lap of the last race of the season. Wayne Masters made best of extremely wet conditions to put his Performance Masters Polo on pole position…
Exciting dice during RTH between Brett Swanepoel (L) and Wade Young (R), by ZCMC
Nov 11, 2022 Motorsport

2022 Roof of Africa Day One – Sunshine and Showers

The first day of the 2022 edition of the Roof of Africa was bookended by summer downpours, but even the rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of Lesotho’s Hard Enduro fans. Nor could it affect the dedication and commitment of the over 400 competitors who found themselves at the start line in Maseru on the morning of November 10th. Among the crowds was the newly elected Prime Minister of Lesotho,…
6:35.183 min: Mercedes-AMG ONE is Number 1 on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife
Nov 11, 2022 Motorsport

6:35.183 min: Mercedes-AMG ONE is Number 1 on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife

Maro Engel beats previous record for road-legal production cars by a remarkable eight seconds despite less-than-ideal track conditions The Mercedes-AMG ONE is the king of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife: with an officially measured and notarised time of 6:35.183 minutes for rounding the 20.832 kilometre track, the hypercar with Formula-1™ technology set a new record for road-legal production…
Investchem Formula 1600 crew stars at Silverstone
Nov 08, 2022 Motorsport

Investchem Formula 1600 crew stars at Silverstone

Six South African Investchem Formula 1600 drivers flew the flag high with an impressive showing at the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone in England over the weekend. Four of the six made it through to the 36-car final out of over 100 entries, as double SA Global Touring Car champion Robert Wolk fared best, driving to 8th in the final. Wolk and fellow GTC racers and former Investchem…
Some surprises as WP championships are decided
Nov 08, 2022 Motorsport

Some surprises as WP championships are decided

There were some surprises among the fights down to the line to crown the Western Cape’s 2022 Rotax Max Challenge karting champions at Saturday’s Killarney finale. The premier DD2 gearbox class drew a strong entry with national circuit racers Jurie Swart and Jason Coetzee joining the fray, but nobody could stop Sebastian Boyd from marching to a triple victory from an impressive Masters winner…
Red-Lined ready to close season off in style
Nov 07, 2022 Motorsport

Red-Lined ready to close season off in style

Red-Lined Motorsport together with the Penta Motor Group, is on its way to the double-header South African Rally-Raid championship season finale along the banks of the Vaal River near Parys 11-12 November. The team is looking for a good wrap up to the season ending event, hot on the heels of their REVO T1’s maiden victory last time out. “We are on our way back to the Free State to close off an…
Thrilling Finale in Parys for 2022 SA Rally-Raid Championship
Nov 07, 2022 Motorsport

Thrilling Finale in Parys for 2022 SA Rally-Raid Championship

Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer have a shot at the SARRC Class FIA T1+ podium at the two back-to-back races in Parys on 11 and 12 November that wrap up the 2022 season Team-mates Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk hoping for a clean weekend to prove their potential, while continuing durability testing of the NWM Ford Castrol T1+ Ranger Short 12km qualifying sprint for both races. Friday features…
HAVAL partners with Red Bull for Bo-Kaap Red Bull Box Cart Race
Nov 04, 2022 Motorsport

HAVAL partners with Red Bull for Bo-Kaap Red Bull Box Cart Race

For everyone who’s looked at the beautiful and steep roads of the Bo-Kaap and thought: “I wonder how fast I can do that on a skateboard?”, now is your chance! This year’s epic Red Bull Box Cart Race will take place in the streets of Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, and HAVAL South Africa is a proud partner of this thrilling event. As a leader in world-class SUVs, the HAVAL brand embraces advanced engineering,…
GPX Shakedown Fittipaldi F8
Nov 03, 2022 Motorsport

More historic race-winning cars announced for this year’s Gulf Historic Dubai GP Revival

Icons of 1980s Formula One to go head-to-head at the Dubai Autodrome this month The last Tyrell to win a Formula One Grand Prix, the 011, to go head-to-head with Emerson Fittipaldi’s eponymous F8 ISMA GT Champions confirmed as well, with the Nissan NPT-90 and Ferrari 333 SP to take to the track once again Cars already confirmed include James Hunt’s first race-winning Formula One car, the Hesketh…
Africa Eco Race 2022 - Stage 12 in Senegal
Nov 02, 2022 Motorsport

Africa Eco Race 2022 - Stage 12 in Senegal

As tradition dictates, the 14th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE came to an end on Sunday 30 October 2022 at Lac Rose in Dakar, with the final photo under the finish arch of the entire organisation team. Before that, this final day had seen the 22 km long Lac Rose special stage with a start from Niokhob beach, followed by the podium ceremony during which the winners and finishers of this…
The 2022 Roof of Africa is Just Over the Next Ridge
Nov 01, 2022 Motorsport

The 2022 Roof of Africa is Just Over the Next Ridge

With only just over a week to go before this year’s edition of “The Mother of Hard Enduro” (9 – 12 Nov) the excitement is palpable as competitors and their support teams make their final preparations for the daunting challenge of the Maloti Mountains. As official lubricant partner of the 2022 Roof, Motul will be supplying their 710 2T lubricant to the event organisers for use by all riders taking…
Ford’s Next-Generation Ranger Raptor Ready to Tackle Tough Terrain of Punishing Baja 1000
Nov 01, 2022 Motorsport

Ford’s Next-Generation Ranger Raptor Ready to Tackle Tough Terrain of Punishing Baja 1000

Next-Generation race-prepped Ranger Raptor1, Ford’s latest off-road vehicle, to take on SCORE International Baja 1000 race in November Ranger is a global icon for Ford and competing at the Baja 1000 with the next-gen Ranger Raptor showcases Ford’s commitment to racing Ranger globally Ranger Raptor will be racing on Shell low-carbon biofuel, highlighting low-carbon alternative fuels that can…
Collaboration with iRacing: BMW M Motorsport is the first manufacturer to launch virtual version of its new LMDh car
Nov 01, 2022 Motorsport

Collaboration with iRacing: BMW M Motorsport is the first manufacturer to launch virtual version of its new LMDh car

The successful collaboration between BMW M Motorsport and the leading simulation platform iRacing enters the next round in 2023. BMW M Motorsport is set to become the first manufacturer in the world to make its new LMDh car, the BMW M Hybrid V8, available to the sim racing community. The successful collaboration between BMW M Motorsport and the leading simulation platform iRacing enters the next…
Expect Ben Morgenrood Historic Racing Fireworks at Red Star
Oct 31, 2022 Motorsport

Expect Ben Morgenrood Historic Racing Fireworks at Red Star

Race fans can expect explosive excitement as the Ben Morgenrood Group Historic Racing Series comes to a head at its final 2023 encounter at the Red Star Raceway near Delmas, Mpumalanga on Guy Fawkes Saturday 5 November. Six drivers head east in contention for the triple championship Sprint category titles, while there’s no pressure in the Pursuit races, as that title is already spoken for. So,…
Four Investchem F1600 champions among six
Oct 31, 2022 Motorsport

Four Investchem F1600 champions among six

A strong six-man contingent of South African drivers is jetting off to England to race for the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy over the coming weekend. The team comprising four Investchem Formula 1600 champions will be at Silverstone on 5 and 6 November. Double reigning SA Global Touring Car champion and multiple former Formula 1600 champion Robert Wolk leads the team. He’s joined by fellow GTC…
Africa Eco Race 2022 - Stage 11 in Senegal
Oct 31, 2022 Motorsport

Africa Eco Race 2022 - Stage 11 in Senegal

THE FINAL STAGE WITHOUT SURPRISES ON THE AFRICA ECO RACE During the briefing yesterday evening at the Ouad Naga bivouac, Manfred KROISS, the Sporting Director of the AFRICA ECO RACE 2022, had indicated that the final timed sector was complicated because the tracks were covered with vegetation, masking the traps of the track. He therefore advised competitors, especially those on motorbike, to be…
Toyota SA’s 2022 Fortuner Challenge hailed as success
Oct 28, 2022 Motorsport

Toyota SA’s 2022 Fortuner Challenge hailed as success

Toyota South Africa Motors hosted the 7th edition of its popular Fortuner Challenge recently, and the event was widely hailed as a huge success. The multi-sport challenge, which was first hosted in 2016, combines four members of the public, who enter the contest via a number of media houses, with four sports heroes. After a tough physical and mental competition, the winning member of the public…
Power performance by TGRSA Junior Academy at Formula-K
Oct 27, 2022 Motorsport

Power performance by TGRSA Junior Academy at Formula-K

The Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy (TGRJA) drivers left the Formula-K Kart Circuit holding several trophies after an impressive outing at the Gauteng Kart Championships on 22 October. Emma-Rose Dowling stole the show on Saturday following three impressive Micro MAX wins. Despite not starting from pole position, she beat out some more favoured competition to claim the overall spoils. Her three…
Richard Schilling
Oct 27, 2022 Motorsport

Schilling appointed Honorary President MSA

Former South African off-road car racing national champion, Richard Schilling, has been appointed Honorary President of Motorsport South Africa (MSA). After finishing his time as a successful motorsport competitor, Schilling, a retired businessman, moved behind the scenes and has since played a significant role in the development and management of both MSA and motorsport in general. He was the…
Five cars to watch at the 2022 MF Autobody 24 Hours of iLamuna
Oct 26, 2022 Motorsport

Five cars to watch at the 2022 MF Autobody 24 Hours of iLamuna

Africa’s only 24 hour endurance race kicks off at Red Star Raceway this weekend A full field of 71 rust buckets expected to make the start, and all are cheap lemons that cost under R50,000 Follow the action on Facebook or Instagram and watch the live stream HERE The second annual MF Autobody 24 Hours of iLamuna – an endurance race open only to lemons costing less than R50,000 – kicks off this…
Africa Eco Race 2022 - Stage 7 in Mauritania
Oct 26, 2022 Motorsport

Africa Eco Race 2022 - Stage 7 in Mauritania

After the cancellation of the first special stage in Mauritania, everyone was eager to get started this morning at the start of this 7th stage between Chami and Akjoujt. The start this morning had been brought forward by 30 minutes so that the competitors could avoid driving in the high temperatures of the afternoon. Even though today’s route was particularly difficult, there were no real…
Surprises among Dunlop Pole Position payouts
Oct 21, 2022 Motorsport

Surprises among Dunlop Pole Position payouts

The 2022 South African National Championship Motor Racing Extreme Festival may be done and dusted, but there are always a number of interesting statistics to look back on. Not least Dunlop’s Sport Maxx Pole Position Awards through the season, and who won biggest. On the face of it, the top pole position dogs played out according to championship status. Champions, Robert Wolk and his Chemical…
A quiet third stage of the Africa Eco Race 2022
Oct 21, 2022 Motorsport

A quiet third stage of the Africa Eco Race 2022

After the events of yesterday, the atmosphere was heavy this morning: Notably so during the distribution of the road-book an hour before the start of the 3rd stage of the AFRICA ECO RACE. Composed of a 466 km special stage competitors followed by a 60 km liaison to the bivouac. Despite everything, the race goes on and the time gaps grow larger at the finish line and therefore in the general…
Kyalami 9-Hour dates confirmed for early 2023
Oct 19, 2022 Motorsport

Kyalami 9-Hour dates confirmed for early 2023

KYALAMI 9-HOUR LAUNCH K9H MOTOR FEST CONTENT With a rich history stretching back to 1961 - the Kyalami 9 Hour Race, now the second round of the SRO Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) Powered by Pirelli, returns on 25 February 2023. As part of the ongoing improvements to South Africa’s only international motorsport event, organisers have created a five-day supporting festival, celebrating all…
TGRSA finish strong in 2022 Global Touring Car fight
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

TGRSA finish strong in 2022 Global Touring Car fight

Pole position for Michael van Rooyen 1st overall in Race 1 for Michael van Rooyen 2nd overall in both race for Saood Variawa Saood Variawa finishes debut season as runner-up Successful GTC debut for Ashley Oldfield The final race event of the 2022 Global Touring Cars (GTC) season saw TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) young gun, Saood Variawa, in a battle for the title, but in the end this proved a…
TGRSA’s GR Cup delivers in inaugural season
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

TGRSA’s GR Cup delivers in inaugural season

Ashley Oldfied crowned as GR Cup winner Pole position for Thomas Falkiner Double race victory for Sean Nurse The final round of the inaugural TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) GR Cup took place at the Zwartkops Raceway near Tshwane in Gauteng this weekend, and despite the newly crowned cup winner – Ashley Oldfield – not taking part, there was plenty of on-track action. Oldfield, for his part, raced…
Josh beats Geldenhuys & Dolinschek to Investchem title
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

Josh beats Geldenhuys & Dolinschek to Investchem title

Josh le Roux took the Investchem Formula 1600 Championship in a dramatic Extreme Festival finale at Zwartkops on Saturday. It had come down to a three-way fight between le Roux, Gerard Geldenhuys and Troy Dolinschek that unfolded through an intriguing day of racing. The action kicked off with a tight qualifying session Saturday morning, where championship leader le Roux put his Investchem Master…
Clinton Bezuidenhout is 2022 CompCare Polo Cup Champion
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

Clinton Bezuidenhout is 2022 CompCare Polo Cup Champion

Gqeberha lad Clinton Bezuidenhout grabbed a thrilling down to the wire 2022 CompCare Polo Cup championship by winning all three races of Saturday’s Extreme Festival Finale over three races at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria on Saturday. Clinton and his Stu Davidson Construction machine fought Cape Town lad Charl Visser’s Universal Team Red Polo Cup off to take all three race wins on the day as…
Teenager Leyton is 2022 SupaCup champion
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

Teenager Leyton is 2022 SupaCup champion

Teenage racing sensation Leyton Fourie added his third South African National championship in three years when he won the all-Volkswagen Supa Polo championship with a first race victory at Zwartkops’ Extreme Festival Finals in Pretoria on Saturday. It was Fourie’s third title in three years on top of his 2020 Polo Cup Rookie and 2021 Overall Polo Cup wins. Jeffrey Kruger ended second in the…
Rob wraps up his second Global Touring Car Title
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

Rob wraps up his second Global Touring Car Title

Robert Wolk took a measured but still combative approach to wrap up his second SA Global Touring Car title with a race left to run at the weekend's Extreme Festival finale on Saturday. The action started before any of the cars even rolled out of their transporters at Zwartkops Raceway on Thursday afternoon. `A Motorsport South Africa Court of Appeal unanimously found that various penalties…
Not even a start line penalty can deny Franco's Porsche in Pretoria
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

Not even a start line penalty can deny Franco's Porsche in Pretoria

Pretoria witnessed a sensational supercar showdown when the G+H Transport SA National Extreme Supercars stunned at Zwartkops on Saturday. Although he was denied a double win after a start line infringement cost him the restarted first race win, Franco Scribante dominated to take the day in his wild Porsche 911 Turbo. Scribante laid down the marker with a stunning 58.5 second pole position lap,…
Wolk, Fourie, Bezuidenhout & Le Roux among new SA champions
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

Wolk, Fourie, Bezuidenhout & Le Roux among new SA champions

A searing hot Pretoria Zwartkops Raceway set the scene for even hotter day of racing in a dramatic Extreme Festival National Championship finale on Saturday. By the time the dust had settled, Robert Wolk had wrapped up a double GTC title in his Toyota, teenager Leyton Fourie took his third different race championship in as many years, Clinton Bezuidenhout finally won his CompCare Polo Cup title…
Trademore Cross Country crowns its champions
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

Trademore Cross Country crowns its champions

Multiple South African dirtbike champion Brett Swanepoel rode his factory Husqvarna home second overall behind OR1 man Mike Pentecost to take the OR2 win and claim the overall and his class Trademore Group South African Cross Country Championship titles at Virginia Trails on Saturday. It was also Swanepoel’s second historic SA Cross Country and Enduro double in three years. Pentecost clinched the…
Thrilling end to GTC season predicted for Zwartkops this weekend
Oct 14, 2022 Motorsport

Thrilling end to GTC season predicted for Zwartkops this weekend

The final showdown in this year’s Global Touring Cars (GTC) Championship is set to take place at the Zwartkops Raceway near Tshwane, Gauteng, this weekend – and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s young gun, Saood Variawa, still has a chance to win the title. Variawa, driving in his first full GTC season, became the youngest race winner in the formula during the last round, when he brought his GTC Toyota…
Dunlop has its first champions. Three will follow on Saturday
Oct 13, 2022 Motorsport

Dunlop has its first champions. Three will follow on Saturday

Dunlop Sport Maxx Racing crowned its first three racing champions over the weekend. Now its three biggest South African crowns will be handed out at Zwartkops this Saturday. Dunlop’s first three champions emerged from its penultimate premier Gauteng regional Pabar VW Challenge round at Red Star over the past weekend. Rory Atkinson not only clinched the 2022 VW Challenge Class A championship in…
Southern African Endurance Series Expands with V8 SuperCup Class in 2023
Oct 13, 2022 Motorsport

Southern African Endurance Series Expands with V8 SuperCup Class in 2023

The Southern African Endurance Series has had a year of new growth with its new owners Xolile Letlaka and Izak Spies under the management of Wayne Riddell and his exclusive team. “We adopted a year of class consolidation down from the original 15 classes previously run to just the top 5 that showed us where the most competitors enjoyed racing. This move allowed the competitors to race in bigger…
Get behind the wheel for TTGE Survive to Drive: GT Challenge
Oct 12, 2022 Motorsport

Get behind the wheel for TTGE Survive to Drive: GT Challenge

The Toyota Gaming Engine's latest edition of epic tournaments enters the fast-paced world of Gran Turismo 7, played on PS5. In TTGE Survive to Drive: GT Challenge, racers test their ability to put together the perfect lap in a Time Trial tournament for monthly cash prizes. With the help of influencers, Okay Wasabi, Sandile M, Troy Shepards, and comedian, Rob van Vuuren, a mockumentary inspired by…
Rotax karting responsible for Cape racing success
Oct 11, 2022 Motorsport

Rotax karting responsible for Cape racing success

There’s good reason why Cape Town racers have become the dominant force in CompCare Polo Cup, Investchem Formula 1600 and even in GTC and SupaCup. All of them being SA’s top circuit racing classes. It all starts at the WPMC’s Killarney Kart track, where that entire crop of Province racing heroes cut its teeth. Now, looking at the weekend’s 7th round Province Rotax Max kart races, the Cape’s…
Hyundai claims another podium finish in Rally New Zealand
Oct 11, 2022 Motorsport

Hyundai claims another podium finish in Rally New Zealand

Hyundai Motorsport has claimed a podium finish on Sunday 2 October in its first-ever participation in Rally New Zealand, round 11 of the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja extended their run of consecutive podiums when they finished in 3rd place – their 7th top-three performance of the season so far. The result marks their 15th podium for Hyundai Motorsport in…
Atkinson, Scheepers & Walker clinch Pabar crowns
Oct 11, 2022 Motorsport

Atkinson, Scheepers & Walker clinch Pabar crowns

Rory Atkinson has clinched the 2022 Pabar VW Challenge championship with a dominant performance at the Red Star Raceway’s penultimate round races on Saturday. Atkinson, Hannes Scheepers, and Ian Walker all three clinched their respective class A, B and C titles at the Delmas races. With 20 entries in Class B, the action was split into two with Classes A and C racing together and Class B alone.…
SA's Sheldon van der Linde is the 2022 DTM champion!
Oct 10, 2022 Motorsport

SA's Sheldon van der Linde is the 2022 DTM champion!

A perfect and emotionally-charged conclusion to the DTM season for the BMW M Motorsport teams and drivers! Sheldon van der Linde (RSA) finished third in the final race at the Hockenheimring (GER) to claim the championship – one day after his Schubert Motorsport team had secured the team title. A perfect and emotionally-charged conclusion to the DTM season for the BMW M Motorsport teams and…
Marking the Final Special Edition, New 2022 Ford GT LM Celebrates Ford’s Le Mans Winning Heritage
Oct 10, 2022 Motorsport

Marking the Final Special Edition, New 2022 Ford GT LM Celebrates Ford’s Le Mans Winning Heritage

As the final special edition for the current-gen road cars, Ford GT LM Edition honours the company’s 2016 Le Mans win; customer deliveries start this autumn with production ending by year-end Inspired by the 2016 Le Mans-winning red and blue livery, the new Ford GT LM Edition is available with red or blue design details that include tinted red or blue carbon fibre exterior treatment and a…
Hartslief confirms Soweto Grand Prix bid plan
Oct 10, 2022 Motorsport

Hartslief confirms Soweto Grand Prix bid plan

Veteran South African Grand Prix promoter in Soweto F1 frame Facts have begun to emerge about a Soweto South African Grand Prix bid after rumours around such an event in recent weeks. South African entrepreneur Bobby Hartslief, the man responsible for saving the South African Formula 1 Grand Prix in the early 1980s, has confirmed that he is instructed to put together a bid for a new South African…
Competitor applications open for 2023 Simola Hillclimb
Oct 03, 2022 Motorsport

Competitor applications open for 2023 Simola Hillclimb

Simola Hillclimb remains South Africa’s premier motoring and motorsport lifestyle event 13th edition takes place from 4 to 7 May 2023 encompassing Classic Car Friday and King of the Hill As an invitational event, competitor applications for entry open from 1 October 2022 on simolahillclimb.com. Closing date is 31 January 2023 It’s that time of year again when the most fervent and passionate…
TGRSA dominates at NAMPO 400 double-header
Oct 03, 2022 Motorsport

TGRSA dominates at NAMPO 400 double-header

All-TGRSA podium at Round 4 of SARRC All-TGRSA podium at Round 5 of SARRC Lategan/Cummings win both rounds Manufacturers’ Award for Toyota during both rounds TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) fielded a four-car team for the Nampo 400, which constituted Rounds 4 and 5 of the 2022 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) over the weekend of 30 September and 1 October. The squad dominated the…
Silvio and Aldo Scribante clinch SAGT Championship 1-2 at grandfather’s track
Oct 03, 2022 Motorsport

Silvio and Aldo Scribante clinch SAGT Championship 1-2 at grandfather’s track

Silvo Scribante wrapped up the inaugural SAGT National Championship after racing his Cemza Cement Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo to a fourth, a second – both from the back of the grid - and victory in the three races that made up the SAES Spring Motorsport Festival held at the Aldo Scribante Raceway. Aldo Scribante’s third, fourth and fifth places was enough to clinch the runner-up spot on the…
NWM Ford Castrol Team Proves Race-Winning Potential of T1+ EcoBoost Ranger
Oct 03, 2022 Motorsport

NWM Ford Castrol Team Proves Race-Winning Potential of T1+ EcoBoost Ranger

Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer scored fourth-place finishes in the double header NAMPO event in the Free State after leading most of the Saturday race Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk were second-quickest in Friday qualifying and fastest on Saturday, but technical issues saw them end seventh in the first race NWM Ford Ranger V8 Class T privateers Hendrik and Heinrich du Plessis made impressive…
Racing cars and rock stars – SA Endurance brings both to Gqeberha
Sep 26, 2022 Motorsport

Racing cars and rock stars – SA Endurance brings both to Gqeberha

The fifth round of the SA Endurance Championship heads back to Gqeberha for a six-hour race with double points at stake, starting in the late afternoon and racing deep into the night accompanied by the beat of GoodLuck, DJ Zain SA and Jesse Clegg. The Spring Motorsport Festival is another innovation from Southern African Endurance Series, featuring non-stop action and activities over the weekend…
Double battles for top honours in competitive production vehicle category of SA Rally-Raid Championship
Sep 26, 2022 Motorsport

Double battles for top honours in competitive production vehicle category of SA Rally-Raid Championship

Round four and five of the 2022 South African Rally-Raid Championship that take place on 30 September and 1 October at NAMPO PARK on the outskirts of Bothaville in the Free State, will be a tough and challenging double bill for competitors and teams as there will be no time to sit back and relax. With two rounds of the SARRC taking place over two consecutive days and only one event (another two…
All to Play for at NAMPO Double-Header for NWM Ford Castrol Team
Sep 26, 2022 Motorsport

All to Play for at NAMPO Double-Header for NWM Ford Castrol Team

Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer currently fifth in Class FIA T1+ in the Neil Woolridge Motorsport Ford Castrol Ranger EcoBoost V6 Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk aim for strong performance as they continue durability testing of the NWM Ford Castrol T1+ Ranger NWM-supported Ford Ranger V8 privateer team of Christo Rose and Arno Olivier second in Class T The upcoming fourth and fifth rounds of the…
Dunlop ups racing effort on 060+ performance tyre launch
Sep 21, 2022 Motorsport

Dunlop ups racing effort on 060+ performance tyre launch

Dunlop Tyres is launching its all-new Sport Maxx 060+ high performance tyre range to South Africa around Killarney’s National Extreme Festival races for very good reason this week. The revolutionary new tyres that bring superior performance, durability, and comfort, hit the road hand in hand with Dunlop’s heightened involvement on track in South African motorsport. “Motorsport improves the…
Another great day of family racing at iDube
Sep 20, 2022 Motorsport

Another great day of family racing at iDube

The KZN Kart Club enjoyed a fine day of Rotax Max regional racing in a typical family affair as it closed off its 2022 season at iDube on Sunday. The epic hillside track delivered all the usual action and angst, highlighted by a full pack of premier class DD2 runners. Brent Walden was on form as he left top Masters’ driver Jonno Pieterse to fight Riley Horner and Nicholas Wuite off for the…
Axalta, with its premium refinish brand Cromax, pursues its cooperation for the 4th consecutive year with the AMZ Racing team of ETH Zürich
Sep 20, 2022 Motorsport

Axalta, with its premium refinish brand Cromax, pursues its cooperation for the 4th consecutive year with the AMZ Racing team of ETH Zürich

Axalta, with its premium refinish brand Cromax, continues for the fourth year to support the AMZ Racing team, involving 60 students from the ETH Zürich (Polytechnics Zürich) and the Hochschule Luzern (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts). After one year of interruption due to the pandemic, AMZ has developed a brand-new racing car – its 15th - for the next Formula Student competitions -…
Robert Wolk is on verge of GTC title double
Sep 20, 2022 Motorsport

Robert Wolk is on verge of GTC title double

Robert Wolk and Chemical Logistics Racing sit on the verge of a back-to-back Global Touring Car Championship following another productive weekend at Killarney’s penultimate Extreme Festival races. Wolk took pole position before storming to victory in the first race, and then took second in the reverse grid second heat. It was also a positive weekend for teammate and local lad Andrew Rackstraw,…
Racing scions Lupini, Dolinschek, Variawa & Campos win
Sep 19, 2022 Motorsport

Racing scions Lupini, Dolinschek, Variawa & Campos win

Killarney’s National Extreme Festival proved the day of the thoroughbred motor racing scions as first-time winners and local heroes thrilled the impressive Cape Town crowd that braved a chilly, breezy day of the races. They were rewarded with great racing new hometown heroes to cheer and historic results on a day to remember. All four of SA’s top racing categories turned up maiden winners, two of…
TGRSA heads to Killarney for penultimate GTC race
Sep 15, 2022 Motorsport

TGRSA heads to Killarney for penultimate GTC race

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa’s (TGRSA) Global Touring Cars (GTC) squad is heading to the Western Cape this weekend, for Round 6 of the 2022 season. This is the penultimate race of the year, hosted at the Killarney International Circuit near the Mother City. And for TGRSA’s Saood Variawa, this will be the last chance to close in on the championship leader, Robert Wolk. The young Variawa,…
1-2-3 finish for Hyundai Motorsport in Acropolis Rally
Sep 13, 2022 Motorsport

1-2-3 finish for Hyundai Motorsport in Acropolis Rally

Hyundai Motorsport has claimed its first-ever clean sweep of a FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) podium with an emphatic performance in the Acropolis Rally in Greece. Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe led a 1-2-3 finish on the final race day, with Ott Tänak/Martin Järveoja and Dani Sordo/Cándido Carrera taking second and third places respectively to for an historic team result. Following a…
Centenary of the Monza Circuit: FIAT receives an award for victory in the first Italian Grand Prix contested there
Sep 12, 2022 Motorsport

Centenary of the Monza Circuit: FIAT receives an award for victory in the first Italian Grand Prix contested there

The Monza Circuit is turning 100 and is celebrating this milestone at the 88thItalian Grand Prix, due to be run on Sunday, September 11th The ceremonies planned include the conferral of an award on the FIAT brand, which won the first Grand Prix contested at the circuit on September 10th, 1922, with the legendary 6-cylinder FIAT 804 driven by Pietro Bordino A stamp is also being issued by Poste…
Legends and legacies to be honoured at the Goodwood Revival
Sep 09, 2022 Motorsport

Legends and legacies to be honoured at the Goodwood Revival

For 24 years, the Goodwood Revival has celebrated the heritage of motor sport, recreating the romance and innovation at the heart of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Next week, from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September, Goodwood Motor Circuit will rewind the clock to a time when dedication, skill and exquisite craftsmanship saw the rapid development of the mainstream modern automobile. Now, many decades…
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Heading Home to Fuji
Sep 08, 2022 Motorsport

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Heading Home to Fuji

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s GR010 HYBRID Hypercar will make its home debut when the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) returns to Japan for the 6 Hours of Fuji after a three-year absence. The penultimate round of the 2022 WEC season sees the series return to Fuji Speedway, located 100km west of Tokyo, for the first time since October 2019 and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing targets a fifth consecutive victory…
South African Rotax Max Challenge National Finals Report
Sep 06, 2022 Motorsport

South African Rotax Max Challenge National Finals Report

Boyd, Brittz, Visser, Smith, Odendaal, Da Silva & Cronje Rotax Max crowned its 2022 South African champions through a splendid day of kart racing among a record entry at Zwartkops’ National Finals on Sunday. Sebastian Boyd is the 2022 SA DD2 champion, Eugene Brittz took the DD2 Masters title and Charl Michael Visser Senior Max. KC Ensor-Smith is the ’22 SA Junior Max champion, Caleb Odendaal Mini…
Action-packed Regional fest heads to Welkom
Sep 05, 2022 Motorsport

Action-packed Regional fest heads to Welkom

Regional Festival racing heads to Welkom for a full day of action at the annual Phakisa 200 meeting at the Phakisa Freeway between Welkom and Odendaalsrus on Saturday 10 September. A broad variety of classes is bound to entertain, but the weekend highlight will be the ‘triple two kilometre’ Phakisa 200 for the two Car Care Clinic classes. Open to both Superhatch and 111 GT Sports & Saloon…
Week 6, end of stage 2 of the c2c22 mission – Chartwell SA to Chartwell UK – Distance travelled approximately 9000kms, August 26th Currently in Djibouti East Africa
Aug 31, 2022 Motorsport

Week 6, end of stage 2 of the c2c22 mission – Chartwell SA to Chartwell UK – Distance travelled approximately 9000kms, August 26th Currently in Djibouti East Africa

Report and copy by autObarn, the automotive sponsor. Day 55 and the team of 7 Land Rovers are all now in Djibouti arranging for a boat to transport them across the Red Sea to the Arabia coast, to Jedda, Saudi Arabia and the long haul through Arabia and Turkey. The complete team and all seven Land Rovers are now in Djibouti, planning with MEC for a suitable boat to carry all the vehicles across…
2022 Belgian Grand Prix – Sunday
Aug 29, 2022 Motorsport

2022 Belgian Grand Prix – Sunday

Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN went close to scoring points as Zhou Guanyu finished 14th, within seconds of P10, at the Belgian Grand Prix. Birthday Boy, Valtteri Bottas, saw his race come to an early end as he was collected by a spinning Latifi and spun into the gravel in the opening laps. Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal: “The team did a good job, given the circumstances: unfortunately, that was not…
No escaping her motor racing destiny - motoring journalist Jeanette Kok-Kritzinger
Aug 26, 2022 Motorsport

No escaping her motor racing destiny - motoring journalist Jeanette Kok-Kritzinger

Born to parents who were heavily involved in rally racing, motor journalist Jeanette Kok-Kritzinger’s destiny was sealed. She admits having been born with a steering wheel in hand. “As the story goes, my mum found out she was three months pregnant while rally navigating for my dad while he was racing, and they said that their little boy or girl will be born with a steering wheel in the hand. And…
2021 Simola Hillclimb winner Pieter Zeelie shines at FIA International Hill Climb Cup in Germany
Aug 25, 2022 Motorsport

2021 Simola Hillclimb winner Pieter Zeelie shines at FIA International Hill Climb Cup in Germany

One of the big-hitters of Knysna’s Simola Hillclimb – South Africa’s premier motoring and motorsport lifestyle event – has made his mark on the international stage. Pieter Zeelie, 2021 King of the Hill winner in the Modified Saloon Car category, competed in the prestigious FIA International Hill Climb Cup in Osnabrück, Germany at the beginning of August – and, to say that he did South Africa…
An exciting week for the team, great scenery, a Gorilla trip, bad roads, the team temporarily splits up, no major vehicle problems, and a strange encounter with a local Askari
Aug 24, 2022 Motorsport

An exciting week for the team, great scenery, a Gorilla trip, bad roads, the team temporarily splits up, no major vehicle problems, and a strange encounter with a local…

Five weeks - Stage 3 of the c2c22 mission – Chartwell SA to Chartwell UK – Distance travelled 8600kms August 22nd. - Djibouti East Africa Part of the team is currently in Djibouti East Africa on the horn of Africa the rest were stuck at the wind farm across the border when one of the older Landies had some clutch and radiator problems and they had to fly in a new radiator to the wind farm. The…
Hyundai on top of podium again in Ypres Rally Belgium
Aug 23, 2022 Motorsport

Hyundai on top of podium again in Ypres Rally Belgium

Hyundai Motorsport has registered back-to-back wins in the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), with Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja securing a confident victory in Ypres Rally Belgium, the ninth round of the season. The Estonian crew, which was also victorious in the previous round in Rally Finland, took over at the top of the timesheets following Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe’s…
Victory for Lategan/Cummings as TGRSA blitzes #TeamHilux Rally Raid in Bronkhorstspruit
Aug 22, 2022 Motorsport

Victory for Lategan/Cummings as TGRSA blitzes #TeamHilux Rally Raid in Bronkhorstspruit

1st overall for Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings 2nd overall for Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy Three Toyotas on the overall podium The #TeamHilux Rally-Raid in Bronkhorstspruit, Round 3 of the 2022 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) took place on 19 and 20 August, and saw TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) attain the top two positions overall, with a third Toyota Hilux, in the hands…
Bronkhorstspruit Throws Spanner in the Works for NWM Ford Castrol Team
Aug 22, 2022 Motorsport

Bronkhorstspruit Throws Spanner in the Works for NWM Ford Castrol Team

Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer ended fifth in Class FIA T1+ in their NWM Ford Castrol Ranger after driveshaft issues hampered their challenge for a podium finish in Bronkhorstspruit Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk have shifted their focus to testing and developing the T1+ NWM Ford Ranger for the remainder of the 2022 season, but were sidelined with identical driveshaft trouble NWM Ford Ranger…
Dusty #TeamHilux Rally-Raid delivers excitement in Bronkhorstspruit
Aug 22, 2022 Motorsport

Dusty #TeamHilux Rally-Raid delivers excitement in Bronkhorstspruit

The inaugural #TeamHilux Rally-Raid Bronkhorstspruit concluded on Saturday 20 August, at the Soetdoring Restaurant near Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng, after an exciting event that saw TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings take overall victory in the Production Vehicle Category. They had teammates Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Dennis Murphy for company, just 21sec behind, in…
Mixed results for Botterill; Mdakane makes his rally debut
Aug 17, 2022 Motorsport

Mixed results for Botterill; Mdakane makes his rally debut

1st overall on Round 7 of SANRC for Botterill/Vacy-Lyle Baptism of fire for Mdakane Withdrawals on Round 8 for TGRSA The Tzaneen National Rally brought mixed results for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA), with Guy Botterill and co-driver Simon Vacy-Lyle winning Round 7 of the event, which took place on Friday, 12 August 2022, in the area around the Limpopo town of Tzaneen. The Tzaneen National Rally…
Mitch Evans finishes runner-up for Jaguar TCS Racing in 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
Aug 15, 2022 Motorsport

Mitch Evans finishes runner-up for Jaguar TCS Racing in 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship

New Zealander, Mitch Evans is runner-up in season eight of the ABB FIA Formula E Drivers’ World Championship, completing the season with 180 points for Jaguar TCS Racing Mitch Evans climbed through the field in the season finale on Sunday to finish seventh, fighting for the drivers’ world championship until the very last race Norman Nato finished fifteenth in the Hana Bank Seoul E-Prix finale…
Numerous battles to be fought at the #Teamhilux Rally-Raid will add to the action at Bronkhorstspruit
Aug 12, 2022 Motorsport

Numerous battles to be fought at the #Teamhilux Rally-Raid will add to the action at Bronkhorstspruit

The #TeamHilux Rally-Raid Bronkhorstspruit, the third round of the 2022 South African Rally-Raid Championship that takes place on 19 and 20 August in the Bronkhorstspruit area on the outskirts of Gauteng, will produce lots of action as various battles in the overall Production Vehicle Category as well as the various class championships will keep everyone on their toes. With the year past the…
Battle of Bronkhorstspruit Set to Deliver Thrilling Rally-Raid Action
Aug 12, 2022 Motorsport

Battle of Bronkhorstspruit Set to Deliver Thrilling Rally-Raid Action

Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer currently fourth overall in Class FIA T1+ in the leading Neil Woolridge Motorsport Ford Castrol EcoBoost-powered Ranger Lance Woolridge and Elvéne Vonk determined to get points on the board after two non-finishes in the opening rounds, despite impressive pace NWM Ford Ranger V8 privateers Christo Rose/Arno Olivier and Bernard/Minette Johnstone will be vying for…
California looks forward to marking 100 Years of Le Mans
Aug 11, 2022 Motorsport

California looks forward to marking 100 Years of Le Mans

Next week, the Monterey Peninsula will once again be transformed into a motoring haven. Visitors from all corners of the globe will experience a spectacular array of tours, concours and races between Wednesday 17 and Sunday 21 August. This year, French endurance racing meets Californian tradition as activities centre on the highly anticipated 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2023.…
Excitement as Mdakane joins TGRSA for Tzaneen National Rally
Aug 10, 2022 Motorsport

Excitement as Mdakane joins TGRSA for Tzaneen National Rally

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA is excited to announce that GTC racer Mandla Mdakane will be joining the team at this weekend’s Tzaneen National Rally, which serves as Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2022 South African National Rally Championship (NRC). The track racer has been quietly getting to grips with the world of rallying, thanks to multiple test sessions, and will be joining TGRSA regulars Guy Botterill and…
Hyundai celebrates maiden victory in Rally Finland
Aug 09, 2022 Motorsport

Hyundai celebrates maiden victory in Rally Finland

Hyundai Motorsport claimed their first-ever victory in Rally Finland after a commanding performance by Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja in the Hyundai i20 N Rally1 car. The Estonians were in masterful control of the rally from the opening stage on Friday morning (SS2) and managed their advantage throughout the entire event. Not only did they maintain their overnight lead, but they extended it during…
Swart, Lupini on form in wild East London
Aug 08, 2022 Motorsport

Swart, Lupini on form in wild East London

Bullion IT Racing returned from a fast, rough, tough, and crunching CompCare Polo Cup encounter at the Border Region East London Grand Prix Circuit with silverware all round to celebrate a positive outcome. Both team cars may not have emerged unscathed from the action, but Jurie Swart ended third on the day to remain in a tight fight for the overall championship, while Giordano Lupini remains…
Three weeks into the c2c22 Mission, the team have travelled 7200kms
Aug 08, 2022 Motorsport

Three weeks into the c2c22 Mission, the team have travelled 7200kms

Three weeks into the c2c22 Mission, the team have travelled 7200kms and passed through six countries; Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda and are currently in the capital of Uganda. Clear running so far with no major incidents Specific themes for this mission focus on identifying the critical needs of Food and Water within African communities in line with Sustainable Development Goals.…
Iconic Rust De Winter 4x4 Jamboree returns this weekend
Aug 03, 2022 Motorsport

Iconic Rust De Winter 4x4 Jamboree returns this weekend

The iconic Rust de Winter 4x4 Jamboree, which last took place in 2019, will make its return this weekend for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which triggered a national lockdown in March 2020, as well as the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 editions of the Jamboree. The event, which has been run with Toyota as its key partner for 28 successive years, celebrated its 40th…
Nothing between it in SA's top title chases
Aug 02, 2022 Motorsport

Nothing between it in SA's top title chases

With most of Dunlop’s South African racing championships just into their second halves, there’s much ado among the various contenders in the various categories. None of which are anywhere near resolved. The Global Touring Cars for instance head to this weekend’s historic East London Grand Prix Circuit for the fifth round National Extreme Festival with Toyota Corolla GTC drivers, Chemical…
Meet the autObarn team of 7 and their classic Land Rovers on the c2c Chartwell RSA to Chartwell UK exhibition
Aug 02, 2022 Motorsport

Meet the autObarn team of 7 and their classic Land Rovers on the c2c Chartwell RSA to Chartwell UK exhibition

From South Africa up the African continent, destination Chartwell House Winston Churchill’s home in the UK. To return the Land Rover ‘Winston’ to the UK, the original home of Land Rover, an experienced team of seven drivers in classic dated models will travel over 20 000km in 3 months crossing 3 Continents, 20 Countries and meeting and collaborating with many communities on route. ‘The autObarn…
BILSTEIN Sponsored Racer is First Female to Win Professional CHAMP Off-Road Race
Jul 27, 2022 Motorsport

BILSTEIN Sponsored Racer is First Female to Win Professional CHAMP Off-Road Race

Team BILSTEIN racers continue to have podium finishes BILSTEIN-sponsored racers are having a great champion off-road racing season, starting with a record-setting performance by Gray Leadbetter. On June 4, Leadbetter became the first female to win a professional CHAMP Off-Road race in the PRO SPEC class — and she used BILSTEIN shocks to do it. Team BILSTEIN racers brought in more big finishes…
Maserati to race in the Fanatec GT2 European Series Championship in 2023
Jul 27, 2022 Motorsport

Maserati to race in the Fanatec GT2 European Series Championship in 2023

Another big step in the Maserati motorsport strategy: the MC20 - designed ever since its early stages of development to bring the Trident back on track in closed-wheel competitions - will feature in the Fanatec GT2 European Series Championship, making its debut in 2023. Maserati will be offering its customers and teams the MC20 GT2. MC20 GT2 is based on the road version, from which it inherits…
#TeamHilux Rally-Raid Bronkhorstspruit to present competitors with enjoyable route and action-packed viewing for spectators
Jul 27, 2022 Motorsport

#TeamHilux Rally-Raid Bronkhorstspruit to present competitors with enjoyable route and action-packed viewing for spectators

The #TeamHilux Rally-Raid Bronkhorstspruit, the third round of the SA Rally-Raid Championship that takes place on 19 and 20 August in the Bronkhorstspruit area on the outskirts of Gauteng, will present teams with an enjoyable route and if the competition so far this season is anything to go by, spectators will be spoiled with exciting racing action. With a seven week hiatus since the gruelling…
Evans and Bird soar to podium and points in New York City for Jaguar TCS Racing
Jul 18, 2022 Motorsport

Evans and Bird soar to podium and points in New York City for Jaguar TCS Racing

Mitch Evans takes his sixth podium of the season for Jaguar TCS Racing at the New York City E-Prix Sam Bird climbed an incredible eleven places to finish fifth Mitch Evans moves up to third in the drivers’ standings, closing the gap to the leader, while Sam Bird remains thirteenth Jaguar TCS Racing remain fourth in the teams’ standings Rounds thirteen and fourteen of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E…
HAVAL Motors South Africa Automotive Sponsor the Red Bull Quicksand
Jul 15, 2022 Motorsport

HAVAL Motors South Africa Automotive Sponsor the Red Bull Quicksand

Official Automotive Sponsor HAVAL and GWM South Africa’s fastest-growing Automotive Brand As global innovators of SUVs and Bakkies, HAVAL and GWM have proven themselves on both South Africa’s toughest terrains and its city streets. Each model boasts exceptional performance, cutting-edge technology, focuses on customer-centric products and service, that keeps its drivers ahead of the curve.…
SILKOLENE leads the race for high-performance motorcycle lubricants
Jul 12, 2022 Motorsport

SILKOLENE leads the race for high-performance motorcycle lubricants

Developed on the racetrack to ensure ultimate performance and protection, SILKOLENE is the global market-leading high-performance range of motorcycle lubricants available from FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA. “SILKOLENE has the edge in this niche segment due to its specially formulated products for different on- and off-road applications,” says Lesley Barnard, Commercial Sales Manager – Inland.…
Surprise leaders, strong local rivals await in J-Bay
Jul 08, 2022 Motorsport

Surprise leaders, strong local rivals await in J-Bay

The MRF South African Rally Championship shifts to Gqeberha to race on the streets of Jeffreys Bay and on to the fearsome Eastern Cape Longmore Forest special stages for its fifth and sixth rounds on 16-17 July. It’s bound to be a decisive weekend, not only thanks to local rally regulars likely to give the National regulars more than just a little run for their money, but also considering an…
Nissan’s Formula E team lights up the track at Marrakesh’s E-Prix
Jul 08, 2022 Motorsport

Nissan’s Formula E team lights up the track at Marrakesh’s E-Prix

Nissan e.dams, the Japanese automotive manufacturer’s highly competitive Formula E racing team, fought hard at the Marrakesh E-Prix last weekend during the keenly contested Round 10 of the current ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. It was the fifth time that the race has been held in the Moroccan capital. Nissan e.dams drivers Sébastien Buemi and Maximilian Günther have enjoyed great success…
BMW South Africa’s M Fest returns to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 15 -16 October 2022
Jul 06, 2022 Motorsport

BMW South Africa’s M Fest returns to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 15 -16 October 2022

The world’s biggest BMW M Fest is back! BMW South Africa will host its third festival celebrating the most powerful letter in the world from 15 - 16 October 2022. The world’s biggest BMW M Fest is back! BMW South Africa will host its third festival celebrating the most powerful letter in the world from 15 - 16 October 2022. In the year when the BMW Group celebrates 50 Years of BMW M, BMW…
Renault takes to the track for the 2022 edition of Le Mans Classic
Jun 29, 2022 Motorsport

Renault takes to the track for the 2022 edition of Le Mans Classic

Three Renault 4CV replicas of the 1950 and 1951 competition versions participating to the race. The Renault Clubs area will host an exhibition dedicated to two of the brand's icons, with nine Renault 5 and nine Renault 4CV models. More than 100 vehicles from private collectors will also be on display in the Renault Club Area. The 10th edition of Le Mans Classic will be held from 30 June to 3 July…
Clean sweep for TGRSA in Upington
Jun 27, 2022 Motorsport

Clean sweep for TGRSA in Upington

The 2022 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA 1000 Desert Race brought elation for the team, with all three podium positions going to TGRSA. Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Dennis Murphy took overall honours, followed by Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle, in an identical Class T1+ Toyota Hilux. Shameer Variawa and Danie Stassen drove a steady race in fourth place, but overtook the crew ahead of them to clinch…
Maserati Grecale and MC20 Cielo let loose on the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb 2022
Jun 27, 2022 Motorsport

Maserati Grecale and MC20 Cielo let loose on the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb 2022

Maserati’s Grecale SUV is making its UK dynamic debut at Goodwood’s 28th Festival of Speed, taking on the famous hill climb in the First Glance Run. During the renowned four-day event – taking place at Goodwood, West Sussex from 23 to 26 June – the Maserati Grecale is being put to the test on the 1.16-mile course. The Trident brand's special guest was David Beckham, Maserati’s Global Brand…
National championship racing returns to the Highveld
Jun 24, 2022 Motorsport

National championship racing returns to the Highveld

National championship motor racing returns to the Highveld when a full Extreme Festival program unravels as the twisty and challenging Red Star Raceway near Delmas in Mpumalanga, half an hour east of Johannesburg on Saturday 2 July. Topping the bill, it’s a matter of experience versus exuberance in the Global Touring Cars as Toyota Corolla duo, Chemical Logistics’ champion Robert Wolk and rookie…
Anticipation as cross-country racing resumes with TGRSA 1000 Desert Race in Upington
Jun 22, 2022 Motorsport

Anticipation as cross-country racing resumes with TGRSA 1000 Desert Race in Upington

The crown jewel of the South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC) has long been the Toyota 1,000 Desert Race, now known as the TGRSA 1,000 Desert Race. As the only marathon event on the calendar, the ‘Desert’ has been billed as the biggest motorsport event on the African continent, and the iconic race is set to take place again near Upington in the Northern Cape this weekend, from 24-26 June,…
Alfa Romeo triumphs at the 1000 Miglia 2022 with the 6C 1750 SS Zagato (1929)
Jun 21, 2022 Motorsport

Alfa Romeo triumphs at the 1000 Miglia 2022 with the 6C 1750 SS Zagato (1929)

The 40th edition of the most beautiful race in the world is over, having once again demonstrated the unbreakable bond between the “Freccia Rossa” (“Red Arrow”) and the brand that continues to perpetuate its legend. The Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 SS Zagato, driven by a crew consisting of Andrea Vesco and Fabio Salvinelli, from Villa Trasqua team, took the top of the podium. Tonale – Alfa Romeo’s first…
Relentless performance at Goodyear’s biggest 24 Hours of Le Mans since comeback
Jun 15, 2022 Motorsport

Relentless performance at Goodyear’s biggest 24 Hours of Le Mans since comeback

Goodyear’s second year as the exclusive tyre partner to the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans delivered unshakable performance, durability, and consistency. The 27 cars in the LMP2 class began the race on Goodyear tyres, two more than last year which was the first year Goodyear began its exclusive partnership to the category in the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans…
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing wins fifth Le Mans 24 Hours
Jun 14, 2022 Motorsport

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing wins fifth Le Mans 24 Hours

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing stormed to victory in the 90th Le Mans 24 Hours to extend its winning run to five at the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe. Sébastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa drove a brilliant race in their #8 GR010 HYBRID, completing 380 laps to take the chequered flag in front of a passionate crowd. The team’s fourth one-two finish at Le Mans was secured by last year’s winners,…
Aston Martin Vantage claims victory at 24 Hours of Le Mans
Jun 13, 2022 Motorsport

Aston Martin Vantage claims victory at 24 Hours of Le Mans

TF Sport scores second GTE Am victory in three years Ben Keating, Marco Sørensen and Henrique Chaves prove the class of the field in Vantage GTE NorthWest AMR completes a 1-3 result with a storming third place Paul Dalla Lana on the podium at his 10th Le Mans start Aston Martin claimed another famous victory with its Vantage GTE as partner team TF Sport conquered the GTE-Am class at the 90th…
24 Hours of Le Mans preview: Goodyear looks ahead to motorsport’s most prestigious endurance race
Jun 09, 2022 Motorsport

24 Hours of Le Mans preview: Goodyear looks ahead to motorsport’s most prestigious endurance race

Goodyear is the exclusive tyre supplier for the LMP2 category 24 Hours of Le Mans is the highlight of the endurance racing calendar Goodyear Blimp to fly over the race The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the most prestigious race on the endurance racing calendar. Goodyear looks ahead to exclusively supplying the grid of 27 LMP2 cars. Goodyear designs and manufactures Eagle F1 SuperSport race tyres for the…
Redemption beckons for TGRSA’s Starlet crew this weekend
Jun 09, 2022 Motorsport

Redemption beckons for TGRSA’s Starlet crew this weekend

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Guy Botterill and co-driver Simon Vacy-Lyle showed promise during the opening rounds of the 2022 South African National Rally Championship (NRC) held in the Western Cape last month. Unfortunately, teething problems with their all-new Toyota Starlet rally car saw them unable to score meaningful points during either day of the event. As such, the pair will be hunting for…
Mitch Evans wins inaugural Jakarta E-Prix for Jaguar TCS Racing
Jun 07, 2022 Motorsport

Mitch Evans wins inaugural Jakarta E-Prix for Jaguar TCS Racing

Mitch Evans secures his third victory of the season and the fastest lap for Jaguar TCS Racing at the inaugural Jakarta E-Prix Sam Bird climbed five places through the field to finish in the points in the ninth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Mitch Evans remains fourth in the drivers’ standings, while Sam Bird is twelfth Jaguar TCS Racing remains fourth in the teams’ standings…
24 Hours of Le Mans races towards its 90th edition
Jun 02, 2022 Motorsport

24 Hours of Le Mans races towards its 90th edition

On Saturday 11 June at 4.00 p.m. local time, 62 cars will line up at Circuit de la Sarthe alongside the iconic Rolex 24-hour clock to contest the 90th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Almost a century after this legendary endurance race was first held, 250,000 motor sport enthusiasts are expected to witness the drivers and their teams compete in extreme conditions and under intense pressure to…
Chemical Logistics Racing Mourns Rivals' Tragedy
May 31, 2022 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics Racing Mourns Rivals' Tragedy

A rival team's tragedy clouded Robert Wolk’s positive weekend for Chemical Logistics Racing at Aldo Scribante’s Volkswagen Extreme Festival races on Saturday. “A Volkswagen Motorsport transporter was involved in an accident that claimed the lives of two of their team members, which overshadowed the entire weekend” Chemical Logistics Racing team principal Ian Schofield said. “On behalf of the…
Volkswagen Motorsport mourns the loss of two crew members after a fatal vehicle accident over the weekend
May 31, 2022 Motorsport

Volkswagen Motorsport mourns the loss of two crew members after a fatal vehicle accident over the weekend

Rodger van Schalkwyk and Floyd Sipinyu lost their lives after a fatal vehicle accident over the weekend. It is with great sadness that Volkswagen Motorsport confirms the passing of Rodger van Schalkwyk and Floyd Sipinyu, who lost their lives on 29 May 2022 after a fatal vehicle accident. At the time of their death, Rodger and Floyd were returning back to Johannesburg after Round 3 of the Extreme…
Power performance by TGRSA at GTC Round 3 in Gqeberha
May 31, 2022 Motorsport

Power performance by TGRSA at GTC Round 3 in Gqeberha

3rd in qualifying for Saood Variawa 2nd in Race 1 for Saood Variawa 1st in Race 2 for Michael van Rooyen 2nd in Race 2 for Saood Variawa Round 3 of the 2022 Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship took place at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack near Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape this weekend, and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA produced several stunning results of the course of the race meeting. The weekend…
Packed Aldo Scribante Racetrack Witnesses Spectacular Motor Racing
May 30, 2022 Motorsport

Packed Aldo Scribante Racetrack Witnesses Spectacular Motor Racing

Gqeberha’s racing faithful turned up en masse to the Aldo Scribante racetrack, where they were treated to brilliant racing this past splendid sunny Saturday. The track action was supreme throughout the day, from the closest Global Touring Car races to the superfast Supercars, splendid Polo Cup heats, cracking ZX10 Masters and the rest. Local fans certainly lapped up every second of their annual…
NWM T1+ EcoBoost Ford Ranger – 10 Fascinating Facts
May 27, 2022 Motorsport

NWM T1+ EcoBoost Ford Ranger – 10 Fascinating Facts

The partnership between Ford and Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) spans more than 25 years, with numerous local and international cross country (or rally-raid) race victories and championships won along the way. Having already built and raced 15 production-based Ford Rangers in previous years, in 2011 the collaboration was stepped up several notches as NWM was commissioned by Ford Global Product…
Its youthful exuberance versus old experience in Gqebehra
May 26, 2022 Motorsport

Its youthful exuberance versus old experience in Gqebehra

Young guns and rookie racers are out to take over in the GTC SupaCup, if the first two rounds of the season are anything to go by. The old school is ready to stand its ground though, when Round 3 goes down at the VW Extreme Festival at Aldo Scribante in Gqebehra this coming Saturday, 28 May 2022. So far this season, 16-year old Polo Cup champion Leyton Fourie came, saw and conquered as he’s…