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Profile: Lance Woolridge Ford team aiming for triumph in a Dakar

Lance Woolridge, since his first race aged 16, has become a leading contender for the SA Cross-Country Series He took consecutive Class T titles in 2018 and 2019 so now races in the top-tier FIA against SA's best drivers He also manages day-to-day operations at Neil Woolridge Motorsport with an eye on winning the Dakar… Continue reading Profile: Lance Woolridge Ford team aiming for triumph in a Dakar

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Woolridge team brings new superbakkie Ranger to off-roading

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa - An all-new, FIA-class, 700Nm Ford Ranger 3.5-litre V8 from Woolridge Motorsport is scheduled to debut in the South African Cross-Country Series.The monster in these images should join the series in the second half of the season and, according to the Woolridge operation, ''elevate the team to the highest level in domestic… Continue reading Woolridge team brings new superbakkie Ranger to off-roading

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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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Dakar hero Alonso now heading for Indy racing?

LONDON, England - Ex-Formula 1 pilot and more recently a driver for the successful South African Toyota Gazoo team in the 2020 'Dakar', Fernando Alonso, is now available to drive for any team in the Indianapolis 500 after ending his relationship with McLaren. The team is reported as confirming that the double World F1 champion's… Continue reading Dakar hero Alonso now heading for Indy racing?

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One stage left! Can Toyota’s Al-Attiyah haul back 10min?

2nd on Stage 11 for Al-Attiyah/Baumel 4th on Stage 11 for Ten Brinke/Colsoul 6th on Stage 11 for De Villiers/Haro Alonso/Coma fight back after roll HARADH, Saudi Arabia - The second part of the tough Dakar Rally Marathon Stage saw crews race from the small overnight bivouac at Shubaytah back to the main camp near… Continue reading One stage left! Can Toyota’s Al-Attiyah haul back 10min?

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Alonso, Coma on a roll as Dakar marathon takes its toll

3rd on Stage 10 for De Villiers / Haro 6th on Stage 10 for Ten Brinke / Colsoul Al Attiyah / Baumel lose time to leaders Alonso / Coma roll HARADH, Saudi Arabia - Stage 10 of the 2020 Dakar Rally brought mixed results for the South African Toyota Gazoo team with Giniel de Villiers… Continue reading Alonso, Coma on a roll as Dakar marathon takes its toll

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All SA Toyotas finish Dakar Stage 9 in top 10

2nd on Stage 9 for Al-Attiyah / Baumel 6th on Stage 9 for De Villiers / Haro 7th on Stage 9 for Ten Brinke / Colsoul Al Attiyah / Baumel close up to 24sec off lead HARADH, Saudi Arabia – Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel were second-fastest on Stage 9 of the 2020… Continue reading All SA Toyotas finish Dakar Stage 9 in top 10

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Dakar Day 5: SA Gazoo team holds fast in lists

DESERT VASTNESS: Accurate navigation is vital in the desert wastes but this image shows how radical the route can be. Image: Supplied HA’IL, SAUDI ARABIA – Stage 5 of the 2020 Dakar Rally saw the four South African Toyota Gazoo Racing crews maintain their overall positions.: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel were again fastest of the… Continue reading Dakar Day 5: SA Gazoo team holds fast in lists

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‘Solid’ day for Gazooers on Day 3 of desert dashing

NEOM, Saudi Arabia – Wednesday was a day of consolidation for South Africa's Toyota Gazoo Gazoo Racing’s Nasser al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel who posted the second-fastest time of the day behind Stage 3 winner Carlos Sainz and his Mini by 3min 31. However, the South African team's performance was tempered by a penalty… Continue reading ‘Solid’ day for Gazooers on Day 3 of desert dashing

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Rash of flats gives SA Toyota crews tough Dakar start

AL WAJH, Saudi Arabia - It was a tough opening stage at Dakar 2020 for Toyota Gazoo Racing thanks to 11 punctures suffered by the four Toyota Hilux crews. Defending crew Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel set the early pace but three punctures 100km from the end of the 319km special stage saw the Qatari… Continue reading Rash of flats gives SA Toyota crews tough Dakar start