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More dunes done: Toyota SA holds Morocco lead

ERFOUD, Morocco – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah and navigator Mathieu Baumel blitzed Stage 2 of the 2019 Rally of Morocco to increase their overall lead in the event to 17min 09. Giniel de Villiers and Alex Haro, in an identical Toyota Hilux, moved up to second place in the overall standings on… Continue reading More dunes done: Toyota SA holds Morocco lead

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Morocco Day 4: Sainz out, good run for SA

AGADIR, Morocco – The fourth and penultimate stage of the 2015 Rally of Morocco on Thursday (Oct 8) proved a tough challenge for for not only the Toyota SA Dakar Team but also rally leader Carlos Sainz (Peugeot). While Sainz was forced to retire with technical problems both Toyota SA Dakar Team crews not only… Continue reading Morocco Day 4: Sainz out, good run for SA

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Stage win for SA on Morocco Rally last day

AGADIR, Morocco – The 2015 Rally of Morocco will, for Giniel de Viliers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz, always be a case of “what could have been”, especially if they hadn’t lost a mass of time on the rally’s opening stage. Whatever, that’s behind them now after they capped a solid performance in Morocco by… Continue reading Stage win for SA on Morocco Rally last day

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SA Hilux team moves closer to top in Morocco Rally

ZAGORA, Morocco – Big dunes gave crews racing in the 2015 Rally of Morocco a stern challenge on Day 3 of the five-day event (Wednesday Oct 7) but the two Toyota South Africa Dakar team Hiluxes moved up one position in the overall standings. The team is using the rally as proving event ahead of… Continue reading SA Hilux team moves closer to top in Morocco Rally

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SA Toyota crews still with leaders in Morocco rally

ZAGORA, Morocco – South African Toyota drivers Giniel de Villiers and Leeroy Poulter each had a clean run through Stage 2 (Oct 6) of the 2015 Morocco Rally on Tuesday. Apart from the competition itself, Toyota SA is using the event in North Africa as a shakedown event in preparation for the 2016 Dakar Rally… Continue reading SA Toyota crews still with leaders in Morocco rally

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Saffer Hill boosted to president of Ford Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa –  Ford Motor Company has announced leadership changes for its International Markets Group with South Africa’s Neale Hill appointed president of Ford Africa from October 1 2021. Dianne Craig, markets group president, told The Corner his mission would be to transform and modernise Ford across Africa through the regional HQ in Morocco.… Continue reading Saffer Hill boosted to president of Ford Africa

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New boss appointed for Fiat Chrysler SA network

MIDRAND, Gauteng – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has appointed Ismaeel Hassen as CEO for South Africa as current CEO Pierre Martin Bos heads for a new post in Morocco. The Corner congratulates you both… Bos told The Corner before heading north: “The Covid pandemic has placed many challenges on the global automotive industry – but… Continue reading New boss appointed for Fiat Chrysler SA network

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SA Hilux crews all set to take 2020 Dakar in Saudi

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Toyota Gazoo Racing will field four of the latest SA-assembled Hilux racing bakkies for the 2020 Dakar Rally – to be raced in Saudi Arabia – when the event starts in Jeddah on January 5. Defending pair Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and Mathieu Baumel (France) won the 2019 event as well… Continue reading SA Hilux crews all set to take 2020 Dakar in Saudi

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Flying Gazoo Hilux clocked by a rock and out of lead

ERFOUD, Morocco – Stage 4 of the 2019 Rally of Morocco was always going to be a tough one. With a race distance of 409km, shortened to 311km due to a technical problem with the organiser’s helicopter, the stage was one with hair on its chest. In the end it claimed the scalps of Toyota… Continue reading Flying Gazoo Hilux clocked by a rock and out of lead