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Volkswagen Motorsport gears up for exciting racing season

The Golf 8 GTI racing car will be back in action in South Africa in 2022 driven by Jonathan Mogotsi and Daniel Rowe Nathi Msimanga and Xolela Njumbuxa will be in the CompCare Polo Cup – JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – VW SA will start its 2022 South African motor-racing season in the season’s opening race… Continue reading Volkswagen Motorsport gears up for exciting racing season

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Hyundai RM20e: Forget F1 – this is the future of top-end motorsport

High potential for Hyundai N brand Based on platform for future N brand products Mid-mounted power – 596kW and 960Nm BEIJING, China – Hyundai has introduced the next electric RM20e Racing Midship Sport Car at a 2020 Beijing automotive exhibition… its name referring to the N prototype model’s “Racing Midship” rear-drive, midship power train/ It’s said… Continue reading Hyundai RM20e: Forget F1 – this is the future of top-end motorsport

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Back on track: MSA gets clearance for motorsport re-start

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Motorsport SA now has permission to resume all MSA-sanctioned motorsport events once suitable arrangements have been made with the relevant event organisers.  The permission came from the Department of Sport and Recreation after a submission by MSA. Conditions include restrictions on spectators, the presence at events of a Covid-19 compliance officer,… Continue reading Back on track: MSA gets clearance for motorsport re-start

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Motorsport profile: Off-road champion Henk Lategan

CHARMAINE FORTUNE JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA Team driver Henk Lategan might be the youngest driver in the SA Cross-Country Series to have won the 2019 Overall Production Vehicle and Class FIA championships in only his third year of National Cross Country racing but he has other successful strings to his bow. Lategan… Continue reading Motorsport profile: Off-road champion Henk Lategan

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Profile: Chris Visser, dedicated motorsportsman – and farmer

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Chris Visser, a South African Cross-Country stalwarts, businessman and farmer, has through the past 18 years clocked up more than 60 000km in the SA Cross-Country Series. He’s now 51, born in the North West province’sf Delareyville, and competed in his first National Cross-Country event, the 2002 Toyota 1000 Desert Race,… Continue reading Profile: Chris Visser, dedicated motorsportsman – and farmer

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Covid-19 red-flags motorsport at Killarney track

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – All motorsport at the Killarney International Raceway and the Western Province Motor Club has been cancelled until further notice because of the Covid-19 epidemic. No gathering of more than 100 people is now allowed The prohibition of racing includes the Power Series, Drags, Short Circuit, Karting, Robot Racing, and Street2Strip.… Continue reading Covid-19 red-flags motorsport at Killarney track

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Hyundai Motorsport set to switch-on electric racing

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Hyundai Motorsport is assembling its first battery-powered racing car designed and built at Hyundai Motorsport’s HQ in Germany. The Corner doesn’t yet have an image but it will come when the cars are unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt auto show on September 10. The move to electric extends Hyundai Motorsport’s racing… Continue reading Hyundai Motorsport set to switch-on electric racing

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Motorsport ace Poulter on health break from racing

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Defending South African National Rally and Cross-Country champion Leeroy Poulter has taken himself out of motorsport for the rest of 2017 season to properly recover from the brain surgery needed in 2016. The surgery was success but Poulter has found the recovery more demanding than expected. “It certainly isn’t a decision I’m… Continue reading Motorsport ace Poulter on health break from racing

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50 years of VW Motorsport goes on show

50 Years of Volkswagen Motorsport: Special exhibition at Berlin VW Group Forum Interactive exhibits from five decades WOLFSBURG, Germany – Showcasing a spectacular history: VW is staging a special, interactive exhibition looking back on its history of motor racing at DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum. The retrospective exhibition, which can be seen from September 5 to… Continue reading 50 years of VW Motorsport goes on show