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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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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

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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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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

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SA’s Toyota crews lead off the racers for 2020 Dakar Rally

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - The Toyota Gazoo off-road racing team has been cleared to race in the 2020 Dakar Rally to be run for the first time in Saudi Arabia with the liaison The four Toyota Hilux race vehicles - along with all other competitors - were meticulously examined by technical scrutineers and team boss… Continue reading SA’s Toyota crews lead off the racers for 2020 Dakar Rally