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VW reveals new GTI for SA premier racing in 2021

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - VW Motorsport has unveiled its latest Global Touring Cars (GTC) race car during a virtual event streamed live on social media.The cars will be assembled in Golf 8 GTI shells.Martina Biene, head of the VW brand, reminded the motoring media that the racing class had been filled with Jetta-based cars -… Continue reading VW reveals new GTI for SA premier racing in 2021

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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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Two Moto GPs, one Superbike race, mooted for Spain

JEREZ, Spain - The regional government of Andalusia, the city council of Jerez de la Frontera, and Dorna Sports have agreed to propose to the Spanish government that, if approved, would see the Jerez F1 circuit hold two MotoGP and one World Superbike round in July/August. After an electronic meeting in early May 2020 Juan… Continue reading Two Moto GPs, one Superbike race, mooted for Spain

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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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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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Simola Hillclimb: Get in on the act with virtual Startline Challenge

KNYSNA, South Africa - The 2020 Simola Hill-Climb event has been postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic so, to tide over motorsport fans, the organisers have announced a ''stay-at-home'' Startline Challenge. Everybody is invited to line up on the Simola start line by posting a photograph of any car they would love to enter into… Continue reading Simola Hillclimb: Get in on the act with virtual Startline Challenge

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Profile: Kent Rutherford – one of SA’s youngest racing drivers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Meet Kent Rutherford, one of the youngest competitors¬† in the SA Cross-Country championship, has motorsport and cross-country racing in his genes.He's the first-born of Archie and Kathryn Rutherford and was born on the Transvaal's East Rand on the weekend of the Botswana 2002 Toyota 1000 Desert Race. His racing father Archie… Continue reading Profile: Kent Rutherford – one of SA’s youngest racing drivers