California looks forward to marking 100 Years of Le Mans
Aug 11, 2022 Motorsport

California looks forward to marking 100 Years of Le Mans

Next week, the Monterey Peninsula will once again be transformed into a motoring haven. Visitors from all corners of the globe will experience a spectacular array of tours, concours and races between Wednesday 17 and Sunday 21 August. This year,…
Hyundai celebrates maiden victory in Rally Finland
Aug 09, 2022 Motorsport

Hyundai celebrates maiden victory in Rally Finland

Hyundai Motorsport claimed their first-ever victory in Rally Finland after a commanding performance by Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja in the Hyundai i20 N Rally1 car. The Estonians were in masterful control of the rally from the opening stage on…
Swart, Lupini on form in wild East London
Aug 08, 2022 Motorsport

Swart, Lupini on form in wild East London

Bullion IT Racing returned from a fast, rough, tough, and crunching CompCare Polo Cup encounter at the Border Region East London Grand Prix Circuit with silverware all round to celebrate a positive outcome. Both team cars may not have emerged…
Iconic Rust De Winter 4x4 Jamboree returns this weekend
Aug 03, 2022 Motorsport

Iconic Rust De Winter 4x4 Jamboree returns this weekend

The iconic Rust de Winter 4x4 Jamboree, which last took place in 2019, will make its return this weekend for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which triggered a national lockdown in March 2020, as well as the cancellation of…
Nothing between it in SA's top title chases
Aug 02, 2022 Motorsport

Nothing between it in SA's top title chases

With most of Dunlop’s South African racing championships just into their second halves, there’s much ado among the various contenders in the various categories. None of which are anywhere near resolved. The Global Touring Cars for instance head to…
Jul 08, 2022 Motorsport

Surprise leaders, strong local rivals await in J-Bay

The MRF South African Rally Championship shifts to Gqeberha to race on the streets of Jeffreys Bay and on to the fearsome Eastern Cape Longmore Forest special stages for its fifth and sixth rounds on 16-17 July. It’s bound to be a decisive weekend,…
Jun 27, 2022 Motorsport

Clean sweep for TGRSA in Upington

The 2022 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA 1000 Desert Race brought elation for the team, with all three podium positions going to TGRSA. Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Dennis Murphy took overall honours, followed by Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle, in an…
Jun 24, 2022 Motorsport

National championship racing returns to the Highveld

National championship motor racing returns to the Highveld when a full Extreme Festival program unravels as the twisty and challenging Red Star Raceway near Delmas in Mpumalanga, half an hour east of Johannesburg on Saturday 2 July. Topping the…
Jun 14, 2022 Motorsport

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing wins fifth Le Mans 24 Hours

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing stormed to victory in the 90th Le Mans 24 Hours to extend its winning run to five at the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe. Sébastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Ryo Hirakawa drove a brilliant race in their #8 GR010 HYBRID,…
Jun 02, 2022 Motorsport

24 Hours of Le Mans races towards its 90th edition

On Saturday 11 June at 4.00 p.m. local time, 62 cars will line up at Circuit de la Sarthe alongside the iconic Rolex 24-hour clock to contest the 90th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Almost a century after this legendary endurance race was first…
May 31, 2022 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics Racing Mourns Rivals' Tragedy

A rival team's tragedy clouded Robert Wolk’s positive weekend for Chemical Logistics Racing at Aldo Scribante’s Volkswagen Extreme Festival races on Saturday. “A Volkswagen Motorsport transporter was involved in an accident that claimed the lives of…
May 31, 2022 Motorsport

Power performance by TGRSA at GTC Round 3 in Gqeberha

3rd in qualifying for Saood Variawa 2nd in Race 1 for Saood Variawa 1st in Race 2 for Michael van Rooyen 2nd in Race 2 for Saood Variawa Round 3 of the 2022 Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship took place at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack near…
May 27, 2022 Motorsport

NWM T1+ EcoBoost Ford Ranger – 10 Fascinating Facts

The partnership between Ford and Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) spans more than 25 years, with numerous local and international cross country (or rally-raid) race victories and championships won along the way. Having already built and raced 15…
May 20, 2022 Motorsport

Wolk, van der Watt Lead the GTC Title Chase

Chemical Logistics Racing heads to Gqeberha’s third round Global Touring Car weekend at Aldo Scribante's National Extreme Festival in a powerful position Saturday 28 May. Robert Wolk and Julian van der Watt have each won two of the four races run so…
May 19, 2022 Motorsport

A Quarter Way Into the Season it’s Still All to Do

Dunlop Motorsport is the preferred tyre supplier to six of South Africa’s most important race series. The national championship Global Touring Cars, GTC SupaCup and CompCare Polo Cup championships all run Dunlop control racing tyres in the interest…
May 16, 2022 Motorsport

Overberg Rally Starts MRF Tyres SA Rally Season in Style

The 2022 South African Rally Championship running on MRF Tyres may be getting off to a delayed start with the original opening round NTT Toyota Rally postponed to September due to flooding in Delmas. But it’s all action as the national stage sport…
May 13, 2022 Motorsport

HRSA Classes Set to Star at Zwartkops Historic Tour

The Ben Morgenrood Group Historic Racing Series will be looking forward to likely balmy autumn’s racing conditions when both its Sprint and Pursuit series visit Zwartkops Raceway for the next round of the Historic Tour Saturday 21 May. Their…
May 09, 2022 Motorsport

Who will win the SAGT turf war?

The SA GT National Championship has transformed into something of a Coastal vs Inland teams battle following the opening two rounds at Red Star last month, where the podiums were dominated by the seaside teams. The up-country crews are set to…
May 09, 2022 Motorsport

Podium and pride for Suzuki at Simola

The Suzuki Swift Sport has slayed the mythical Simola Hill with unexpectedly fast times and a place on the class podium. The two Swift Sport models – a manual and an automatic – ended the class final race on Sunday afternoon with times of 54.913…
May 09, 2022 Motorsport

Cobras descend on Aldo Scribante

A gaggle of Backdraft Cobras head to the Aldo Scribante circuit in Gqeberha next weekend for the second round of the South African Endurance Series. Like the opening round at Red Star Raceway a month ago, the event is a four-hour race, kicking off…
May 06, 2022 Motorsport

MasterDrive at Simola Hillclimb 2022

MasterDrive will again be joining the Simola Hillclimb this by year providing the safety vehicles that will assist where needed, in ensuring fast response to driver emergencies. The Simola Hillclimb is taking place from 5 to 8 May 2022 in Knysna.…
May 04, 2022 Motorsport

Suzuki Swift Sport takes on the Simola Hill

Suzuki joins the prestigious event as Tier One sponsor Several Suzuki-powered racers also to compete Spectators to return for the first time since 2019 Why did the Suzuki race up the hill? Because it was there! This coming weekend, Suzuki Auto South…
Apr 19, 2022 Motorsport

Zwartkops Repercussions Likely after Killarney Upsets

Investchem Formula 1600 already proved that it is set for its best season yet at the Killarney season-opener in March. Now SA’s richest racing series heads upcountry with its favourites looking to make good at Zwartkops’ second round at the 23 April…
Apr 12, 2022 Motorsport

2022 Australian Grand Prix: Sunday

Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN claimed four important points at the Australian Grand Prix, as Valtteri Bottas finished eighth at the end of a thrilling race. Team-mate, Zhou Guanyu, went close to making it a double-points finish as he pulled off a…
Apr 11, 2022 Motorsport

Mpumalanga takes on Kwa-Zulu Natal

Hot on the heels of the tantalising Mpumalanga 400 recently held in the scenic surrounds of Dullstroom, the SA Rally-Raid Championship heads for the spectacular Natal Midlands with its abundance of sugar cane, fauna, flora, and valleys, at the end…
Apr 08, 2022 Motorsport

Bridgestone Announces 2022 Motorsport Plan

Support for various motorsport activities is designed to spread joy to the world of mobility and provide "Driving Excitement" in 10 years, 20 years, and beyond Bridgestone is engaging in global and sustainable motorsport activitiesto help…
Apr 06, 2022 Motorsport

Cobra Challenge Gets Underway At Red Star Raceway

Circuit racing rookies, Fikile Holomisa and Bapi Rubuluza, woke up in high spirits on Sunday April 3. The duo celebrated their first podium finish in the South African Endurance championship, bringing the ELB Equipment/Ndala Solutions Cobra sports…
Mar 29, 2022 Motorsport

2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - Sunday

Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN suffered heartbreak at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as the team missed out on a double-points finish through a DNF for Valtteri Bottas and a penalty to Zhou Guanyu. Despite showing a great turn of speed throughout the race…
Mar 28, 2022 Motorsport

Perfect start to title defense for Lategan/Cummings

Opening round victory for Lategan/Cummings 2nd overall for Variawa/Stassen Disappointment for De Villiers/Murphy The opening round of the 2022 South African Rally-Raid Championship (SARRC), the Mpumalanga 400, brought elation for two of TOYOTA GAZOO…
Mar 24, 2022 Motorsport

1000 Miles of Sebring

Racing a World Championship Endurance Race at Sebring was very emotional. We've never raced there, and have been warned that Sebring is one of the toughest tracks in the world. Just driving around Sebring has cracked the chassis of major OEMs, and…
Mar 23, 2022 Motorsport

Most Regional Extreme Classes Race on Dunlop Direzza

Dunlop’s Direzza semi slick race tyre is the tyre of choice across most of South Africa's regional circuit racing series and this weekend’s Regional Extreme Festival season opener at Zwartkops is more proof why. The Pabar VW Challenge and Car Care…
Mar 15, 2022 Motorsport

Dunlop's Hidden Heroes Keep Racing Wheels Turning

Going racing is a daunting prospect. It's never a simple operation to mobilise, be that as a pro team or just a privateer. But there are facets of any race weekend that make it so much easier for a competitor. If you happen to race in one of the…
Mar 11, 2022 Motorsport

Cobras Get More Venom For 2022

South Africa’s most exhilarating one-make series is about to blast off, with a pit-full of Backdraft Cobras scheduled to start their 2022 endurance racing championship on April 2 at Red Star Raceway. “Not only are these the most exciting single-make…
Mar 02, 2022 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing trio ready for GTC round 1

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA is set to start its assault on the 2022 motorsport season this weekend, when the opening round of the Global Touring Car (GTC) championship takes place at the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town. The 2021 season saw…
Feb 28, 2022 Motorsport

Hyundai back on podium in Rally Sweden

Hyundai Motorsport had its first podium finish of the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) as Thierry Neuville and co-driver Martijn Wydaeghe secured second position after Sunday’s four stages. Heading into the final day of action in third…
Feb 25, 2022 Motorsport

Cape Duo Swart, Lupini Team up in Polo Cup

Bullion IT Racing will step up to a two-car team in the Compcare VW Polo Cup for 2022. Jurie Swart and Giordano Lupini have joined forces in a formidable Cape-based effort, starting at their home race at Killarney’s Extreme Festival season opener…
Feb 03, 2022 Motorsport

Bilstein-Sponsored Racers Start the Season Right

Five of 12 teammates finish in the Top 10 at Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series opener, including race winner Devin Moran. Bilstein-sponsored racers started the 2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season right, with five of 12 teammates earning…
Jan 21, 2022 Motorsport

A new identity: Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN

A fresh identity to tackle a new era of Formula One: this is what Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN has unveiled, in the shape of a new team name and logo, as it completes its preparations for the 2022 season. The new brand identity is officially live and…
Jan 17, 2022 Motorsport

Glory for South Africa after the 44th Dakar Rally

A record number of South African competitors took part in the 2022 Dakar Rally that started on 1 January in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and finished almost 9 000 kilometres and two weeks later on 14 January back in Jeddah. The results proved that the…
Jan 15, 2022 Motorsport

Al Atiyah’s proudly South African Toyota wins Dakar

Nasser’s fourth Toyota’s second win as Sunderland wins bikes for GasGas Nasser Al Attiyah and Mattieu Baumel’s Proudly South African Gazoo Toyota Hilux has won the 2022 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. British rider Sam Sunderland took his second bike…
Jan 12, 2022 Motorsport

BAIC ORV Team to march into Dakar Rally in 2022 again

There are four famous vehicle racing events in the world, including F1, 24 Hours of Le Mans, WRC, and the most grueling race, the Dakar Rally. Also called the “game for the brave”, Dakar Rally is extremely challenging to both vehicles and athletes…
Jan 06, 2022 Motorsport

Al Attiyah & Barreda win again, but Petrucci, Visser star

It was all about new heroes on Wednesday’s longest Dakar Rally ‘22 stage. Day 4 was a gruelling 465 kilometre race between Al Qaysumah and Riyadh. Overall leaders, Nasser Al Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel’s Gazoo Hilux won after first car home, Saudi…
Jan 05, 2022 Motorsport

Dakar day 3: sparks fly around Audi's first win

Drama in the desert for Sainz, Al Attiyah and a Hero bike win Tuesday’s sandy 338 km fourth Dakar stage around Al Artawiya was the regular story of dunes, punctures and challenges on the road. But the drama overflowed in the stewards’ office, when…
Jan 04, 2022 Motorsport

Al Attiyah’s & Sunderland lead overall at Al Artawiya

Monday’s sandy 338 kilometre third Dakar stage from H’ail to Al Artawiya saw fresh faces on the podium. World rally legend Sebastien Loeb added a 15th day victory to his Dakar tally aboard his BRX Hunter, while Spain’s Juan Barreda powered his Honda…
Jan 03, 2022 Motorsport

Grizzly Dakar bears its teeth early

Attiyah, Sanders stay ahead as Day 2 chaos erupts behind Dakar 2022 bared its teeth early as Sunday’s second leg proved chaotic in the Saudi Arabian desert around H’ail. Saturday’s prologue winners, Qatari Nasser Al Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel's…
Jan 01, 2022 Motorsport

Nasser, Sanders to start Dakar in pole position

Baragwanath, Lategan, Cox star in prologue 2022 prologue Qatari triple Dakar winner Nasser Al Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel's Toyota Gazoo Racing Hilux will start the 2022 Dakar Rally Saudi Arabia in pole position among the cars as South Africans…
Dec 29, 2021 Motorsport

Motul Moments: the highlights of the year 2021

"2021 was, if nothing else, a weird year in the world of motorsport. Nevertheless, this year proved to be one of the history books for Motul and its partners, with several new partnerships and many glorious victories. The best memory for me was our…
Dec 29, 2021 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing ready for action at 2022 Dakar Rally

Three all-South African crews to compete at Dakar 2022 for TGR 2021 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies winners Nasser and Mathieu favourites for Dakar victory One of the toughest automotive races in the world starting January 1st as first round…
Dec 14, 2021 Motorsport

What a dramatic final 2021 Toyota Gazoo Racing Week!

The entire 2021 racing season came to an incredible head when Max Verstappen stole a dramatic if fortuitous last lap Formula 1 world championship victory for Red Bull Honda in a seismic Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Dutchman controversially grabbed the…
Dec 14, 2021 Motorsport

Let’s hear it for the Backdraft boys!

The Backdraft Bafanas – the semi-official name for Backdraft Racing’s motorsport advancement initiative – put in a classy performance at the Cape Nine Hour on Saturday, December 11 to bring their V8-engined Cobra racer home in 17th position overall…
Dec 10, 2021 Motorsport

A livery message for Kimi and Antonio in Abu Dhabi

Alfa Romeo will say goodbye to its drivers after three years together with a special livery on its C41 cars during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The cars of Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi will sport special messages from the team to the two…
Dec 07, 2021 Motorsport

Rotax karting season ends on a Zwartkops high

The 2021 South African Rotax Max Challenge came to an end with a cracking 2021 Gauteng regional championship finale at the Zwartkops International Kart Raceway on Saturday. Impressive fields across the board delivers some title cliffhangers and…
Dec 02, 2021 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics star takes maiden GTC title

Chemical Logistics Racing Toyota star Robert Wolk is South Africa’s 2021 Global Touring Car Drivers champion, while Toyota is the GTC Manufacturers champion. The titles were confirmed after the 9 Hour at Kyalami due to race this coming weekend, was…
Dec 02, 2021 Motorsport

This Year's Baja 1000 was a fantastic adventure

It began when Pinar, Bora, Jonathon, and Emre set off in our Road Boot from Danbury, Connecticut, for Ensenada, Mexico, chased by Jesse's Tesla. We immediately learned that our Boot is much faster across the country as the Tesla added a day or two…
Nov 30, 2021 Motorsport

Double victory and a title for Eben Basson's VK56

Red-Lined Motorsport racing together with the Penta Motor Group, ended its 2021 South African season in perfect style when Eben Basson crowned an epic rookie year with a double win at the Inland Off-Road Championship’s Vryburg Molopo 600 over the…
Nov 30, 2021 Motorsport

Championships all round in Gazoo Race Week 49

It was another great weekend for Toyota, which claimed two more major titles in a dramatic Gazoo Racing Week 49 of 2021. Toyota stole the Japanese Super GT title from Honda in a perfect day at the company’s Fuji home track. A Toyota crew also…
Nov 29, 2021 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics star on the brink of GTC title

Chemical Logistics Racing star Robert Wolk has led the 2021 Global Touring championship since the outset. But it’s not yet over. It all boils down to two epic races at Kyalami at the 9 Hour 3-4 December. It's also a big weekend for Scott Temple in…
Nov 17, 2021 Motorsport

Alfa Romeo thanks Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN driver, Antonio Giovinazzi, will leave the team at the end of the 2021 Formula One championship, following three seasons with the team. Antonio became the first Italian to compete in a full F1 season since 2011 when he lined…
Nov 17, 2021 Motorsport

Guanyu Zhou joins Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN for 2022

Alfa Romeo welcome the first Chinese driver in F1 history A unique opportunity to fully exploit the potential offered by the F1 platform in a key market for the future of Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will see an injection of talent and…
Nov 15, 2021 Motorsport

WP Rotax Max karting champions crowned at Killarney

The 2021 Cape Rotax Max Karting Challenge came to a head at Killarney on Saturday. Joseph Oelz was crowned DD2 champion in his absence, Conor Hughes took the DD2 Masters title and Tate Bishop is WP Senior Max champion. In the schoolboy classes, Reza…
Nov 15, 2021 Motorsport

Shock results in G+H Extreme finale

The 2021 G+H Transport Extreme Supercars and the SA National Balance of Performance GT3 championships came to a head as the last two races of the season dodged changeable conditions to deliver unpredictable action at Zwartkops on Saturday. Ferrari…
Nov 15, 2021 Motorsport

Team ready for racing adventure at Cross Country finale

It may start in Parys, but it goes nowhere near Dakar. Yet the Parys 400 is also a crucial cross country race. It’s the final round of the 2021 South African championship and Red-Lined Motorsport racing with the Penta Motor Group is back to full…
Nov 08, 2021 Motorsport

Arangies set to wrap up G+H title at Zwartkops

The 2021 G&H Extreme Supercars and the National GT Challenge will come to a head at Zwartkops’ final Extreme Festival meeting Saturday 13 November. Trouble is, the Extreme champions are all but crowned. But while that will be a mere formality, a few…
Oct 25, 2021 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics wins against the odds in Pretoria

Chemical Logistics Racing enjoyed an excellent weekend at one of its toughest Global Touring Car season challenges at Zwartkops on Saturday. Championship leader Robert Wolk won overall to extend his title advantage aboard his Chemical Logistics…
Oct 19, 2021 Motorsport

Hyundai 1st and 3rd on podium in Rally de Espana

Hyundai Motorsport has taken its third victory of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a superb double podium finish in Rally de España. Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe enjoyed a near perfect weekend in the all-tarmac rally to…
Oct 19, 2021 Motorsport

Bradley Cox takes SA Cross Country Championship in Eston

The 2021 South African Cross Country Motorcycle Championship came to a dramatic head at Virginia Trails, Eston on Saturday. Local trio, Michael Pentecost’s Kawasaki fended off Brett Swanepoel’s Husqvarna for the win as Bradley Cox wrapped up the…
Oct 18, 2021 Motorsport

Goodwood Announces 2022 Motorsport Event Dates

The 79th Members’ Meeting presented by Audrain Motorsport will be held on 9-10 April. The Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard will be held on 23-26 June. The Goodwood Revival will be held on 16-18 September. Tickets go on sale to the general…
Oct 05, 2021 Motorsport

Hyundai grabs two podium positions in Rally Finland

Hyundai Motorsport has taken a double podium result in Rally Finland, the tenth round of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), with Ott Tänak and Craig Breen completing the high-speed gravel event in second and third respectively. The result…
Sep 27, 2021 Motorsport

Alpine: when the A480 talks to the engineers

When the Alpine A480 is on the track contesting a round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, it is out of the engineers’ sight, especially at Le Mans where the circuit exceeds 13 kilometres in length. Yet nothing of the car’s performance escapes…
Sep 20, 2021 Motorsport

Wolk, Temple & van der Watt head to Delmas to win

The Chemical Logistics Racing is in a strong championship position as it heads to Red Star Raceway's 25 September Extreme Festival races near Delmas, Mpumalanga Saturday 25 September the penultimate fifth round of the SA National Global Touring Car…
Sep 01, 2021 Motorsport

Start your engines - The Simola Hillclimb is here!

The 11th Edition of the Simola Hillclimb is coming up this weekend! This 1.9km race against the clock, which has captured the imagination of motorsports fans around the world, will be run from 3 – 5 September 2021 in Knysna. This year’s Simola…
Sep 01, 2021 Motorsport

Five US GT3 wins out of eight starts for Jordan, Andrea

South African international GT racing hero Jordan Pepper and Italian co-driver Andrea Caldarelli drove their K-PAX Racing Lamborghini Huracán to their fifth GT World Challenge America win of the season out of eight starts in the opening race at Road…
Aug 30, 2021 Motorsport

Jarrod ends Rackstraw's run in East London

Teenage prodigy Jarrod Waberski has finally stopped Andrew Rackstraw’s dominant run in the 2021 Investchem South African Formula 1600 championship. The Gauteng youngster took the first East London Grand Prix Circuit race of the day on Saturday. Cape…
Aug 30, 2021 Motorsport

Wolk, Temple's Chemical Logistics Corolla GTC 1-2

Chemical Logistics Racing left East London’s Global Touring Car races with the spoils on Saturday as Robert Wolk led Scott Temple home in an overall 1-2 after a dramatic day’s racing. The team’s third car, Julian van der Watt's positive weekend in…
Aug 30, 2021 Motorsport

SA's top kart racers set for national action in KZN

The South African National Rotax Max Karting Challenge racing with WOMZA is ready for its long awaited third round as SA’s finest descend on iDube in KwaZulu Natal Saturday 4 September. The race postponed from June due to lockdown, will see…
Aug 26, 2021 Motorsport

Alpine F1 Team confirms Fernando Alonso for 2022

Alpine F1 Team and Fernando Alonso re-confirm partnership for 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Fernando will race alongside Esteban Ocon for a second term following the Frenchman’s three-year deal confirmed earlier this season. Fernando’s…
Aug 24, 2021 Motorsport

Kawasaki has come, seen and conquered Cross Country

Kawasaki has won, just three races since its return to the MSA South African National Cross Country Motorcycle Championship. Franchise Co CIT rider Michael Pentecost swapped over to a Kawasaki KX450X alongside the regular Pepson Plastics Kawasaki…
Aug 24, 2021 Motorsport

Fourth successive Le Mans win for Toyota Gazoo Racing

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing earned a historic and dramatic fourth consecutive Le Mans 24 Hours victory, overcoming adversity to become the first Hypercar winners at the Circuit de la Sarthe. The whole team showed a never-give-up spirit to conquer a fuel…
Aug 20, 2021 Motorsport

Motul launches new formula 300V at 24H of Le Mans

In the world of elite motorsports, one name has been synonymous with success for the last 50 years – Motul 300V. This fully synthetic, best-in-class lubricant embodies Motul’s commitment to continuous innovation in pursuit of racing success. Motul…
Jul 16, 2021 Motorsport

The pace quickens at Monza

Round three of the FIA World Endurance Championship takes place this weekend at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza (Italy). With two podium finishes in the first two races of the season, Alpine Elf Matmut Endurance Team will aim to make it three in a…
Jul 07, 2021 Motorsport

New PEUGEOT 9X8 Hypercar – Designed to race

PEUGEOT has taken the wraps off the new 9X8, its latest-generation Hypercar challenger which is poised to make its competitive debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) in 2022. Powered by a hybrid power unit which drives through…
Jun 23, 2021 Motorsport

The best of the 1000 Miglia 2021

The remarkable 1000 Miglia 2021 has come to an end, flying the flag of Alfa Romeo: let alone overall victory, emotions and indelible memories remain while we wait for the next edition, from the vintage Alfa Romeos entered by the Heritage department…
Jun 22, 2021 Motorsport

Basson/Schutte victorious in 2021 Road To Dakar

The 2021 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA 1000 Desert Race again played host to the Road to Dakar – a race-within-a-race that offers privateer crews the opportunity to win a free entry to the world’s toughest automotive race, the Dakar Rally. This year saw…
Jun 22, 2021 Motorsport

Four TGRSA crews in top 10 at 2021 Desert Race

2nd overall for Lategan/Cummings 5th overall for De Villiers/Murphy 6th overall for Variawa/Stassen 8th overall for Botterill/Vacy-Lyle Manufacturer’s Award for Toyota As the dust finally settled over the 2021 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA 1,000 Desert…
Jun 21, 2021 Motorsport

1000 Miglia 2021: stage 3

Last night witnessed the conclusion of the third exciting section, taking the convoy from Rome to Bologna. From Lazio to Emilia-Romagna, with time trials along evocative routes and the crossing of the iconic Futa and Raticosa passes. A 582-km stage…
Jun 21, 2021 Motorsport

Splendid Festival of Racing warms the Pretoria Midwinter

Zwartkops’ twentieth Passion for Speed Festival of Racing kicked off with a cracking full Saturday’s racing as local stars bust the lockdown blues to deliver a brilliant winter warmer. The race meeting that stretches back to the days of the Piper…
Jun 21, 2021 Motorsport

Goodyear goes electric as PURE ETCR charges into action

Goodyear exclusive tyre supplier to electric series Unique format and special treaded Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport ETCR tyre After an intense period of preparation, the world’s first all-electric, multi-brand touring car series debuts at Vallelunga,…
Jun 18, 2021 Motorsport

1000 Miglia 2021: stage 1

The Alfa Romeo legend returns to take on the roads of the 1000 Miglia: 400 classic cars in the race, 50 of which belong to the Biscione brand, which is also lining up the Giulia and Stelvio in the official convoy. Yesterday's stage took the convoy…
Jun 14, 2021 Motorsport

Toyota’s perfect century as SA riders star

Gazoo Toyota Racing Week Presents Your Motorsport Wrap A busy racing weekend past saw a broad variety of international and local motorsport. It was highlighted by Toyota’s dominant 1-2 victory in its 100th World Endurance Championship start, while…
Jun 14, 2021 Motorsport

Toyota GR Yaris - FIVEDRIVES - Part 2

The second iconic location in the FIVEDRIVES campaign is the Killarney International Raceway. Playing host to two rounds of the global WRX-series, the Killarney WRX course combines tight tarmac sections, gravel 'esses', jumps and of course the…
Jun 14, 2021 Motorsport

G&H Supercars ready to thrill at Zwartkops

The annual Zwartkops Passion for Speed Winter Edition festival may have been delayed from its midsummer date to this coming 18-20 June weekend, but that does not mean the racing won’t be red hot. Among the many categories ready to thrill, the G&H…
Jun 11, 2021 Motorsport

Road to Dakar beckons at 2021 TGRSA 1000 Desert Race

The Toyota 1000 Desert Race, the iconic marathon event on the South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) calendar, has found a new home for 2021. Additionally, the name has changed to incorporate TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA, and as such the race will now…
Jun 11, 2021 Motorsport

Pajero Sport rules the roost in the Mountain Kingdom

After six months renowned 4x4 expert still amazed at performance and off-road abilities Pajero Sport not daunted by high altitude and extreme conditions Mitsubishi continues to deliver on its promise to “Elevate your Journey” During winter months…
Jun 08, 2021 Motorsport

Hyundai Motorsport takes 1-2 finish at 2021

Hyundai Motorsport dominated the Touring Car Racing (TCR) class of the Nürburgring 24 Hours on the weekend to take their first class victory at the famous event in style with a tremendous 1-2 finish for the Elantra N TCR and i30 N TCR. The two cars…
Jun 02, 2021 Motorsport

2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Preview

Street fighters Formula One returns to Azerbaijan after a one-year, Covid-induced hiatus: one year away from the square corners, tight confines and impossibly long and fast final sector of the Baku City Circuit that did only make us look forward to…
Jun 02, 2021 Motorsport

Extreme E: Continental with positive interim conclusion

CrossContact Extreme E impresses in Saudi Arabia Tyres for high-performance electric vehicles developed in just one year Continental Publishes Exclusive Brief Documentation on Partnership Extreme acceleration, high torque and speeds – the first…
May 24, 2021 Motorsport

Racing returns to the home of Volkswagen

Gqeberha’s famed Aldo Scribante racetrack to host round 3 of the 2021 Volkswagen Polo Cup and SupaCup series More tough battles expected in both categories Leyton Fourie and Arnold Neveling to resume title fight at the top of the Volkswagen Polo Cup…
May 24, 2021 Motorsport

Top performance opens the team’s points account

2021 FIA Formula One Monaco Grand Prix – Race – Sunday The point finally arrived, our first top ten finish of the season, and it took a strong, mature performance on the hallowed streets in Monaco to do so. We bring home a point after a weekend in…
May 24, 2021 Motorsport

Historics star at Zwartkops

Bailey takes scratch, van Niekerk handicap honours in Pretoria Historic Racing South Africa’s classes once again delivered spectacular and dramatic racing when the series visited Zwartkops on Saturday. Peter Bailey took HRSA Sports, GT and Saloons…
May 22, 2021 Motorsport

Wolk wants that GTC win!

Robbie chasing elusive race victory to win back title lead Investchem Racing heads to Gqeberha’s Aldo Scribante National Extreme Festival third round Global Touring Car races with three of its drivers in the championship top four. Chemical Logistics…
May 22, 2021 Motorsport

Formula 1600 locked & loaded for Gqeberha

But can anyone stop runaway Rackstraw’s Charge in PE? Some may not be able to pronounce Port Elizabeth’s new name Gqeberha. But did you know that it's the Khoisan name for the Braakens River that flows into the old Nelson Mandela Bay harbour?…
May 17, 2021 Motorsport

Goodyear opens European tyre test season with two wins

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 recognised for consistent top performance on wet and dry roads with maximum efficiency The first two tyre tests of the season from German trade magazines have been published and the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 has…
May 13, 2021 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing launches new virtual global series

Toyota Gazoo Racing has launched a new virtual global series in which the Gazoo Racing (GR) lineup, including GR road vehicles and dedicated racing cars, will participate in competitive racing throughout a season. Known as the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT…
May 04, 2021 Motorsport

Another SA Cross Country Series success story

A partnership with fuel supplier Gulfstream Energy has produced another SA Cross Country Series (SACCS) success story. Gulfstream Energy, an independent fuel wholesaler, has joined SACCS and championship series partners Eurol Lubricants, Ford Motor…
Apr 12, 2021 Motorsport

Historic Racing delivers cracking action at Phakisa

The Historic Racing South Africa away weekend to Phakisa in the Free State delivered some exciting and giant-killing action as Peter Bailey’s Porsche came out on top in the Sports, GT and Saloon races with an angry Escort in close attendance. The…
Apr 09, 2021 Motorsport

Botterill / Vacy-Lyle to start title defence in Delmas

The two opening rounds of the 2021 South African National Rally Championship (NRC) are due to take place this weekend, and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle will be starting the defence of the title they won in…
Apr 06, 2021 Motorsport

Local Cathcart EP hero in charge after second round

Eastern Province home hero Tristan Purdon and his Red Bull KTM stamped authority on the second round of the Cannabis Energy Drink & TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship at the Rover Raceway in Port Elizabeth Saturday. The…
Mar 30, 2021 Motorsport

Solid second place for TGRSA at Mpumalanga 400

2nd overall for Botterill / Cummings 5th place for De Villiers / Murphy The opening round of the 2021 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) took place in the area around Dullstroom on 26 and 27 March, and saw Guy Botterill record a solid second…
Mar 29, 2021 Motorsport

Tough Mpumalanga 400 delivers new winners

After an extremely tough and challenging Mpumalanga 400, the opening round of the 2021 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that played off at Dullstroom this weekend, 26 and 27 March, it was the brand new Ford Castrol Cross Country…
Mar 29, 2021 Motorsport

SACCS announce Eurol as new partner for 2021

The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) is delighted to announce a new partnership for the 2021 season. Eurol the biggest independent Dutch producer of lubricants and technical fluids for over 40 years, have decided to partner with South…
Mar 24, 2021 Motorsport

TGRSA primed for SACCS action in Mpumulanga

Round 1 of the 2021 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) is set to take place around the Mpumalanga town of Dullstroom this weekend, with the Mpumalanga 400, and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA is primed for action. Two of the team’s Class FIA Toyota…
Mar 23, 2021 Motorsport

Gazoo Racing takes opening race, Corolla the day

Some will say that the opening Global Touring Car heat was the race of the day at Killarney’s South African National Championship Extreme Festival in Cape Town on Saturday. Michael van Rooyen’s Gazoo Racing Toyota Corolla won a close and spectacular…
Mar 22, 2021 Motorsport

SA National dirt bike championship heads to Modimolle

The South African Cross Country Motorcycle circus heads north to Modimolle in the Limpopo Province, where it will tackle the second round of the 2021 National and GXCC Regional Championships. Local upcountry competitors will be looking for revenge…
Mar 17, 2021 Motorsport

Van Rooyen and Mdakane ready for GTC Round 1

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA is set to start the 2021 motorsport season with the opening round of the Global Touring Car (GTC) championship at the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town this weekend. With the 2020 season stifled by die COVID-19…
Mar 15, 2021 Motorsport

Hennie ramps Dakar prep up with maiden Amarok win

Hennie de Klerk and Adriaan Roets ramped their 2022 Dakar plans up to a new level when they steered their TreasuryOne Motorsport Hero Fibre Amarok to a dominant victory in a South African Off Road Racing classic at Barberspan on Saturday. Not only…
Mar 12, 2021 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA announces team for 2021 season

Lategan, De Villiers, Variawa to take on SACCS Botterill to compete in NRC and ARC Van Rooyen and Mdakane to compete in GTC The 2021 motorsport season is about to kick off, and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA will be competing in three disciplines. The team…
Mar 09, 2021 Motorsport

SEMA Challenges EPA’s Motorsports Regulations in Court

Association reiterates importance of RPM Act to stop EPA overreach SEMA filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Gear Box Z. Inc. (GBZ) arguing against the EPA’s contention that the Clean Air Act…
Mar 08, 2021 Motorsport

Alfa Romeo pays tribute to female racing drivers

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Alfa Romeo would like to salute its female racing drivers, who have stood out in the brand’s history Women whose assertion transcends the mere sporting value of their achievements, who have become an example…
Mar 08, 2021 Motorsport

Hepburn & du Plessis open new HRSA season on a high

The 2021 Historic Racing South Africa season started on a high and occasionally dramatic note at the Red Star Raceway near Delmas in Mpumalanga on Saturday. A few changes to the Pre-90 Sports and GTs and Pre-80s Saloons' rules should help shake…
Mar 08, 2021 Motorsport

New series pilot race steals the show at EP regional

The second round of the Algoa Motorsport Club’s Eastern Province Championship races delivered some close and historic racing at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack on Saturday. Local entries were spiced up by out of town visitors and a significant one hour…
Mar 04, 2021 Motorsport

Alpine F1 Team launches 2021 campaign

Alpine F1 Team outlined its strategic vision for its F1 engagement, starting with the 2021 FIA Formula 1 World Championship campaign The A521 features Alpine’s illustrious and historic racing colours of blue, white and red, which also represents the…
Mar 02, 2021 Motorsport

RCX - The Latest Motorsport Craze in a COVID World

COVID-19 has had a major impact on motorsports, with many events having to be cancelled over the last year. However, every cloud has a silver lining, and in this case, it’s the emergence of RCX radio controlled car racing as a force to be reckoned…
Mar 02, 2021 Motorsport

Victory for Hyundai rally team in Arctic snow

Hyundai Motorsport has claimed its first victory of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with an assured performance from start to finish in Arctic Rally Finland, the second round of the season. The Estonian crew Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja…
Mar 01, 2021 Motorsport

2021 Gauteng Rotax Max Challenge ready to race

The 2021 Gauteng Rotax Max Challenge karting championship enters an exciting new era as racing gets under way at the Formula K Raceway in Benoni on Saturday 6 March. If last weekend’s Zwartkops club meeting was anything to go by, a more chilled…
Feb 26, 2021 Motorsport

Historic Racing South Africa ready to race at Red Star

The 2021 Historic Racing South Africa season gets under way with races for both the Pre-90 Sports and GTs and Pre-80 Saloon Cars, as well as the opening round of the Charlies SuperSpar Pursuit Series at the Red Star raceway near Delmas on Saturday 6…
Feb 23, 2021 Motorsport

Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN unveils the new C41

The new C41 has been unveiled by the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team in Warsaw. The partnership between Alfa Romeo and Sauber Motorsport goes far beyond racing. A spectacular ceremony in the impressive setting of the Grand Theatre, in Poland’s capital…
Feb 23, 2021 Motorsport

Purdon takes double first blood at terrific Terra Topia

Splendid racing, excellent fields and a little controversy on the side were highlights of an action packed 2021 Cannabis Energy Drink & TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship season opener at Terra Topia in Diepsloot, Gauteng…
Feb 22, 2021 Motorsport

Will The Real Supervan Please Stand Up?

Stigworx, the track driver coaching company, will be sponsoring a rookie driver in the BMW Challenge, the Gauteng BMW Club’s regional race series. “Project Supervan” is an initiative between inveterate car guy Hein van der Merwe and Stigworx founder…
Feb 22, 2021 Motorsport

Join us for the launch: Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C41

Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will be launching its 2021 contender, the C41, on Monday, 22nd February 2021. The ceremony will take place from 12:05pm to 12:20pm CET at the Grand Theatre in Warsaw, Poland. Owing to Covid regulations, the event will be…
Feb 18, 2021 Motorsport

Ever dreamed of racing touring cars? now you can!

Well, almost! SATCAR-inspired HRSA Youngtimers to bring budget racing at its best Historic Racing South Africa is abuzz on the news of the arrival of the new Youngtimers class as an experimental category for 2021 ahead of a step up to a regular…
Feb 16, 2021 Motorsport

Expect fireworks as always in explosive SAMX

The bikes are prepared, the riders are fit and the sleeps are counting down very quickly to that moment when another South African National Motocross Championship explodes into action at Terra Topia in Gauteng come Saturday 20 February. So far, it…
Feb 15, 2021 Motorsport

Mercedes-Benz joins forces with ATK

Mercedes-Benz South Africa and local Esports giant ATK make history as they announce a partnership set to change the shape of gaming in South Africa. This monumental announcement marks the first ever motorsport partnership with Esports teams, events…
Feb 10, 2021 Motorsport

How many WP drivers will be champions again this year?

It’s a fresh start as the Province’s best karters limber up for the opening round of the Western Cape Rotax Max Challenge at Killarney on Saturday 13 February. The objective as always, is to take a national championship and earn that ticket to…
Feb 09, 2021 Motorsport

Mandela Bay's 2021 season fires up at Aldo Scribante'

What EP Regionals Round 1 Race Report Where Aldo Scribante Racetrack, Port Elizabeth When Saturday 6 February 2021 The opening round of the 2021 Eastern Province Regional Motor Racing Championships went down at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack outside…
Feb 08, 2021 Motorsport

Only SA's best karters get to wear Max green and gold

There are only two ways for a driver to qualify to represent South Africa in green and gold at the ‘Olympics of Karting’ International Rotax Max Grand Finals every year. They must either win their class in one of South Africa's Rotax Max Challenge…
Feb 03, 2021 Motorsport

BILSTEIN Backs YouTube Racers at King of the Hammers

BILSTEIN is partnering with Lite Brite Studios at the world’s toughest off-road race, providing shocks and support for the rookie husband-and-wife racing duo of Kevin and Brittany Williams. The popular YouTubers recently purchased a Bomber 4400 car…
Feb 03, 2021 Motorsport

The road to the 'Olympics of Karting' starts here

It’s time to light that blue touch paper, step five paces back and behold the action when karting’s Rotax Max Challenge 2021 kicks off with a cracking regional race at iDube near Camperdown in KZN on Sunday 7 February. There is only one way to reach…
Jan 25, 2021 Motorsport

SA's top karting championship enters a bold new era.

The 2021 Rotax Max Challenge is ready to race into a bold new era with the ’21 season set to explode into action in two weeks with the same objectives as always — to crown the top competitors South Africa and then return to the ‘Olympics of Karting’…
Jan 20, 2021 Motorsport

South Africans excel at 2021 Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally, regarded as the toughest motorsport event in the world, by all account lived up to its irrefutable reputation with the running of the 2021 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia. At the launch of the 2021 Dakar Rally route, ASO the organisers…
Jan 18, 2021 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing introduces GR010 hybrid hypercar

Racing version of upcoming road-going hypercar New-generation car introduces Racing Hybrid brand Motorsport learnings to benefit future road cars TOYOTA GAZOO Racing begins a new era of endurance racing with the launch of its all-new GR010 HYBRID Le…
Jan 16, 2021 Motorsport

Motul helps power the Dakar 2021 to new heights

The running of the 43rd annual edition of the Dakar, from January 3rd – 15th, 2021, has been a testament to the power of world-class sports events to lift the collective mood. It’s also entirely appropriate that an event that is all about overcoming…
Jan 16, 2021 Motorsport

Peterhansel beats Attiyah, Benavides takes bikes

Stephane Peterhansel and Edouard Boulanger’s Mini buggy has beaten Nasser Al Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel’s Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa Hilux to win Dakar 2021 Saudi Arabia. French legend Peterhansel won just one stage as he led from day 1 to…
Jan 14, 2021 Motorsport

Al Rajhi beats race leaders, drama in bikes

Dakar’s tenth stage was a day of contrasts. Yazeed Al Rajhi added another car stage win to Toyota’s 2021 collection ahead of Nasser Al Attiyah and overall leader Stephane Peterhansel, who maintained his 17-minute lead. It was far more dramatic in…
Jan 13, 2021 Motorsport

Dakar day 9 breaks hearts, bones

Tough day shapes race as Peterhansel, Florimo take charge Many believed that Tuesday’s 465 km Dakar loop around Neom would have a hand in shaping the outcome of the 2021 race. It seems they were on the money. Overnight leaders Stephane Peterhansel…
Jan 12, 2021 Motorsport

Toyota’s Nasser slashes the gap to leader Peterhansel

South African Gazoo Racing Toyota Hilux star, Qatari Nasser Al Attiyah and Belgian co-driver Matthieu Baumel stormed to Attiyah’s 40th-ever and the duo's fifth Dakar car day win of 2021. They beat Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz and Stephane Peterhansel…
Jan 11, 2021 Motorsport

Abarth, a year of successes

For Abarth, 2020 was a year of successes: in racing, the Abarth 124 rally won the FIA R-GT Cup – basically the Gran Turismo world championships – for the third year running. Italian and German F4 Championships powered by Abarth: a story of success…
Jan 11, 2021 Motorsport

DAKAR 2021: Question and Answer sessions

Due to the restrictions imposed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing have elected to offer the media, both on-event and elsewhere, a pre-recorded Question and Answer session with our drivers and Team Principal. Giniel de Villiers…
Jan 11, 2021 Motorsport

Al Rajhi, Brabec win on a tough day in the desert

Several leading competitors found Sunday’s seventh Dakar 2021 stage tough going as Saudi home hero Yazeed Al Rajhi and Dirk von Zitzewitz’s SA-built Toyota Hilux took the car and Ricky Brabec took the bike wins. Al Rajhi benefited overall leaders…
Jan 08, 2021 Motorsport

2021 Toyota 1000 Desert Race postponed

The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) and Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) in consultation with their stakeholders have announced that the 2021 Toyota 1000 Desert Race (TDR 1000) has been called off. SACCS announced, following a recent…
Jan 08, 2021 Motorsport

Red Bull's Giniel De Villiers wins STAGE 5

Red Bull’s Giniel De Villiers is among the most experienced drivers on the Dakar and was able to avoid the many pitfalls on stage five to reacquaint himself with victory. Behind the wheel of his Toyota, the South African took the lead at the first…
Jan 06, 2021 Motorsport

Nasser wins as Dakar delivers a new star in Henk

A new Dakar star was born in the Arabian desert dunes, when South African rookie Henk Lategan delivered a masterful performance to follow teammate Nasser Al Attiyah home to a crushing Toyota Gazoo Hilux 1-2 around Wadi Ad-Dawasir Tuesday. There was…
Jan 05, 2021 Motorsport

SA cars and crews keep on starring on Dakar Day 2

Toyota Gazoo Racing's Nasser Al Attiyah came from behind to deliver an ultimately crushing Dakar Day 2 victory aboard his proudly South African Hilux. He beat Mini buggy duo Stephane Peterhansel and Carlos Sainz to the win on the long and sandy run…
Jan 04, 2021 Motorsport

Dramatic first day turns Dakar order on its head

The first proper day of racing at Dakar 2021 proved a true test of mettle on Sunday. Most competitors who qualified well on Saturday, ran into significant navigational issues, almost from the get go. That handed the advantage to those who had been…
Jan 04, 2021 Motorsport

SA's Bentley Boy takes top international award

South Africa's Bentley Boy, Jordan Pepper has been named the 2020 GT3 Driver of the Year by leading international website sportscar365.com in its annual awards announced on 29 December. “I am truly honoured to be crowned sportscar365.com’s GT3…
Jan 04, 2021 Motorsport

Six SA cars in Dakar prologue top 8

Attiyah pips Baragwanath, Lategan 6th. Branch 4th in bikes South African cars and crews starred, as against all odds, Dakar 2021 came under starters orders earlier today. 286 cars, bikes, trucks and other contraptions hit the road in anger in…
Dec 30, 2020 Motorsport

Epic Dakar 2021 is ready to roll!

South African crews all set against all odds Dakar 2021 is ready to race in spite of the many challenges facing organisers and competitors to race in the two-week epic in Saudi Arabia. With international travel all but at a standstill, competitors,…
Dec 28, 2020 Motorsport

New BOP National GT class set for a second season

GT racing has proven increasingly popular over recent seasons in South Africa. Now following a quiet start in 2020, a new MSA-sanctioned South African National GT Championship is looking to step up to bigger things as part of the G&H Transport…
Dec 12, 2020 Motorsport

FCA Enables Kyalami 9 Hour Support

Fiat Fullbacks to perform track-side duties to keep the Kyalami 9 Hour going Jeep Wrangler, Renegade and Compass enables critical behind-the-scenes support for officials Competitors will experience what Fiat Professional customers enjoy: the support…
Dec 09, 2020 Motorsport

Hyundai is World Rally Champion for 2nd consecutive year

Hyundai Motorsport claimed its second consecutive FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) manufacturers’ title with a double podium result in Rally Monza, the season finale, where Ott Tänak finished a challenging weekend in second place with Dani Sordo…
Dec 08, 2020 Motorsport

Rotax Max regional championships settled in Pretoria

The 2020 Gauteng Northern Regions Rotax Max Championships come to a thrilling climax at Zwartkops over the weekend as the local karting community succeeded in delivering a full, if cramped season in spite of the challenges of lockdown. Nicholas…
Dec 07, 2020 Motorsport

Jordan eyeing a Kyalami win to clinch ICGT championship

South Africa’s Bentley Boy Jordan Pepper arrived home with a spring in his step on Wednesday, as he prepares to fight for the Intercontinental GT Championship crown at the Kyalami 9 Hour Saturday 12 December. Pepper and teammates, Jules Gounon and…
Dec 04, 2020 Motorsport

Gareth Woolridge a Rising Star in Cross Country Racing

Gareth Woolridge started his racing career at the age of 16, and has been a leading contender in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) in the Ford Ranger since 2015 Woolridge and co-driver Boyd Dreyer finished third overall in the 2017 and…
Dec 01, 2020 Motorsport

Toyota GR Yaris: countdown to the rally car for the road

South African introduction planned for mid-2021 Will join GR Supra in Toyota’s GR product portfolio 1st Turbocharged AWD Toyota in SA History Spiritual successor to the Celica GT-FOUR GR Yaris has all the credentials for competition success. At its…
Dec 01, 2020 Motorsport

Audi to compete in Dakar Rally

“A multifaceted commitment to motorsport is and will remain an integral part of Audi’s strategy,” says Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management and Board of Management Member for Technical Development and Product Lines at AUDI AG. “We…
Nov 30, 2020 Motorsport

Great racing as Killarney rounds off the WP Max season

Aiden Beaumont, Reese Koorzen, Reza Levy, Kyle Visser, Tate Bishop, Sebastian Boyd and Conor Hughes were crowned as the champions as the smallest class in karting, the baby Bambinos starred at the Western Cape Rotax Max finale at Killarney in Cape…
Nov 23, 2020 Motorsport

Cape Rotax Max championships come to a head

In spite of lockdown stealing a significant amount of its season, the Rotax Max Western Province Karting Championship will reach seven rounds out of the initially planned eight at Killarney’s season finale Saturday 28 November. Among the 2020…
Nov 19, 2020 Motorsport

Champion Oil Announces 2021 Racing Contingency Program

The 2021 Champion Racing Oil Contingency Program includes motorsport racing events such as: The All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), American Sprint Car Series (ASCS), World of Outlaws (WoO), United States Auto Club (USAC) and the International…
Nov 17, 2020 Motorsport

Marvelous Mir takes Motul to MotoGP Crown

Joan Mir’s sensational 7th place in Sunday’s Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, the penultimate round of the 2020 MotoGP™ Championship, was all that was needed to wrap up the much sought-after Triple Crown of world championship titles.…
Nov 10, 2020 Motorsport

Aston Martin Vantage GT4 extends British GT title success

Aston Martin Vantage storms to three 2020 British GT4 titles AMR Academy racers Dan Vaughan and Jamie Caroline win drivers’ crown TF Sport retains British GT4 teams’ and drivers’ titles at Silverstone Vantage GT4 has won seven major domestic titles…
Nov 09, 2020 Motorsport

Red Star to settle close-fought HRSA championships

The 2020 Historic racing South Africa season is poised for a cracking season finale at the Red Star Raceway Saturday 14 November. Both the Universal Healthcare Pre-’81 Historic Saloons and the Charlie's SuperSpar title races are poised on a knife’s…
Nov 09, 2020 Motorsport

Several outsiders in with Grand Final seat chances

The 2020 South African Rotax Max Challenge karting championship may have wrapped up at Killarney a few weeks back, but the national team to race in the Rotax Max Grand Finals ‘Olympics of Karting’ in Portimao, Portugal in January, is still far from…
Nov 03, 2020 Motorsport

Dario Busi is the 2020 Oettinger Polo Cup champion

Youngster Leyton Fourie wins Race 1 Chris Shorter dominates 40-minute long Race 2 Busi’s seventh and fourth place finishes respectively earns him the 2020 Oettinger Polo Cup title Clinton Bezuidenhout finishes second on the points table following a…
Oct 29, 2020 Motorsport

Postponed: 2020 Motul Roof of Africa

Following consultations this week with representatives of the Lesotho Government and the Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission (LSRC), Live Lesotho has been advised that Lesotho will remain in a level 3 lockdown indefinitely. This decision is…
Oct 26, 2020 Motorsport

The Fastest Vipers on the Planet are ATI Equipped!

With nearly 60 years of racing success, it's no wonder that top shops around the globe choose ATI's race-proven products on their high performance builds. One such shop is Nth Moto, a world-renowned Viper performance tuner based out of Minneapolis,…
Oct 26, 2020 Motorsport

All new winners at nail-biting Ford Parys 400

The action-packed Ford Parys 400, the fourth and penultimate round of the 2020 South African National Cross Country Series (SACCS) that took place at Parys today, Friday 23 October not only produced exciting racing in hot and dusty conditions, but…
Oct 21, 2020 Motorsport

Interview with Alejandro Agag, CEO of Extreme E

New racing series generates more attention for the planet All races will be broadcasted live online and on TV worldwide Continental is the exclusive tyre supplier for the entire series Continental is a founding partner and, as of 2021, the premium…
Oct 20, 2020 Motorsport

Four entries all set for Parys double finale

Four Red-Lined teams are heading back to the Free State to close off its 2020 South African Cross Country Championship at the Parys double header over the 23-24 October weekend. Regular FIA Class Dragon Energy VK56 duo Ernest Roberts and Henry Kohne…
Oct 20, 2020 Motorsport

Four from four for TGRSA’s Botterill and Vacy-Lyle

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s defending South African National Rally (NRC) champions, Guy Botterill and navigator Simon Vacy-Lyle, continued their unbeaten run in the 2020 season, by winning both rounds of the double-header in Parys on 16 and 17 October,…
Oct 16, 2020 Motorsport

Axalta supports STEM initiatives through student racing

Company helps students to innovate and apply their skills in practical learning solutions Axalta (NYSE:AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is committed to encouraging and nurturing active participation in the science,…
Oct 15, 2020 Motorsport

The Motul Roof of Africa 2020 is On!

Live Lesotho has announced that the 2020 Motul Roof of Africa will be going ahead as planned. While the coronavirus pandemic will necessitate some changes to the way the event is staged, riders can look forward to a classic “Mother of Hard Enduro”…
Oct 14, 2020 Motorsport

Local racer heroes deliver on the world stage

South Africans Petersen crowned champion at Indy, Perel wins at Monza. Toyota Gazoo Racing victorious as Ross Branch stars in Andalucia. That, all the DTM, WRC F1, MotoGP and the rest of the news on the Auto Race Centre powered by Toyota Gazoo…
Oct 13, 2020 Motorsport

2020 FIA Formula One Eifel Grand Prix – Race – Sunday

Weather: sunny, 8.7-9.8°C air, 17.8-16.5°C track Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG: “Scoring a point is always a positive result, but what is even more important is the way in which we have scored…
Oct 13, 2020 Motorsport

HRSA Saloons, Sportscars & Pursuit wow Pretoria

Historic Racing South Africa returned to Zwartkops on Saturday, where Willie Hepburn’s original Opel Rekord topped a great V8 show in the Universal Saloon Cars. Richard de Roos’ Porsche 911 RSR dominated the Sports & GTs and two more Porsche men,…
Oct 12, 2020 Motorsport

All even heading to bike double national finale

If ever a South African national racing title has headed into its final weekend balanced on a knife’s edge, it has to be the 2020 SA Cross Country Motorcycle Championship Double Header in Mid-Illovo, KZN on 17 and 18 October. All six of the national…
Oct 12, 2020 Motorsport

Jordan's Nürburgring, Indianapolis whirlwind

South African international GT racing star Jordan Pepper is taking a well-earned breather. He’s just back from a wild fortnight racing supercar Bentleys and BMWs at two of the world’s most illustrious racetracks. First up was the Nürburgring 24 Hour…
Oct 06, 2020 Motorsport

It's Protea vs. Marauder in Zwartkops Pursuit

This weekend sees Historic Racing return to Zwartkops. Not only will the scratch racers be at it hammer and tongs as usual in pursuit of Willie Hepburn in the Universal Healthcare Pre-80 Saloons and Sports & GT races, but there’s also an intriguing…
Oct 05, 2020 Motorsport

Toyota Enters the Exciting World of E-Sports

Amidst the changing socio-economic conditions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Toyota South Africa has diversified its sporting interests into the digital or virtual world. The world of Esports has seen momentous growth during this period with…
Sep 28, 2020 Motorsport

SA motocross bounces back in style

The Cannabis Energy South African National Motocross Championship exploded back into action with a double header round 2 and 3 at Thunder Valley in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday and Sunday. It proved a thrilling weekend of spectacular, muddy racing…
Sep 23, 2020 Motorsport

Toyota appoints Tommi Mäkinen as motorsport advisor

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is proud to announce the appointment of Tommi Mäkinen as a Motorsport Advisor from January 2021 – with the aim of further advancing the manufacturing of ever-better cars. Behind the appointment is Mäkinen's…
Sep 21, 2020 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing takes Le Mans hat-trick

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing earned a third consecutive overall Le Mans 24 Hours win with the TS050 HYBRID after a turbulent and ultimately successful race at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley completed over…
Sep 21, 2020 Motorsport

Honouring our SuperHeroes!

CoCre8 Solidarity e Race – Superhero The world has been in some varying degrees of lockdown; will we ever recover? Will we survive financially? Will our loved ones be safe? We at Solidarity e Race have tried to remain as positive as possible in all…
Sep 21, 2020 Motorsport

Double podium for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA in Bothaville

The Total Agri 400, Round 3 of the 2020 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) saw TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Henk Lategan and navigator Brett Cummings take their third consecutive victory in this year’s championship. The pair won the qualifying…
Sep 21, 2020 Motorsport

Willie unstoppable at Red Star as Venter takes Pursuit

The legend himself, Willie Hepburn disappeared into the distance to win both Historic Racing South Africa Universal Healthcare Pre-81 Saloon and Pre-81 Sports and GT races on Saturday. Hepburn and the Amtek Opel Rekord V8 he once raced new in…
Sep 21, 2020 Motorsport

Goodyear Blimp returns to European motorsport

Goodyear Blimp to fly at 24 Hours of Le Mans and Nürburgring First flight over a European race for more than 35 years Latest Goodyear Blimp debuted in Europe earlier this summer Builds on century-long relationship between Goodyear and Zeppelin For…
Sep 21, 2020 Motorsport

SA National double header to fire up 'Maritzburg

The 2020 MSA South African National Motocross Championship powered by Cannabis Energy and TRP Distributors returns to action in a double header at Thunder Valley Pietermaritzburg on Saturday and Sunday 26-27 September. It’s been an excruciating…
Sep 21, 2020 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing Launches Le Mans Special Website

Includes exclusive movie titled “Le Mans: Our Challenge” TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) has launched a special website for the 24 Hours of Le Mans to be held on September 19 and 20 within the TGR official website. A special motorsport film titled "Le…
Sep 15, 2020 Motorsport

Alpine Endurance Team goes LMP1 in 2021

On the heels of its entry into F1, Alpine accelerates its ascent to the highest level of motorsport by entering a LMP1 car next season. Competing in Endurance since 2013, the Signatech Alpine team has won two European titles, two world championships…
Sep 11, 2020 Motorsport

HRSA finally returns to racing at Red Star

Historic Racing South Africa finally returns to the Red Star Raceway for its first post-lockdown races on Saturday 19 September. And with this third round following an almost six month pause for the competitors, a strong field is expected to make…
Sep 11, 2020 Motorsport

GR Yaris makes its Japanese debut

GR Yaris Virtual Event In celebration of the launch of the all-new GR Yaris in Japan, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing announced that it will hold an event, called the GR YARIS ONLINE FES, that will display virtual images of the GR Yaris to fans, starting at…
Sep 10, 2020 Motorsport

ICGT leader Jordan to chase title

Intercontinental GT Challenge leader, South Africa’s Bentley Boy Jordan Pepper’s race season has just become even more hectic following his Bathurst 12 Hour team being confirmed for Spa 24 Hour, the Indianapolis 8 Hour and, most significantly, his…
Sep 09, 2020 Motorsport

Alpine F1® Team enters Formula 1

Alpine, a brand born from motor racing, develops and enters its name in the Formula 1 World Championship. Starting from the 2021 season, Groupe Renault’s team becomes Alpine F1®Team, equipped with a Renault E-TECH hybrid engine. Groupe Renault…
Sep 09, 2020 Motorsport

SA's top riders set to pick it up in Pretoria

After being delayed from April, the 2020 South African Cross Country Motorcycle Championships finally returns to action with the second round Pepson Plastics National in Pretoria, Saturday 12 September. The spectator-free races run to strict social…
Aug 31, 2020 Motorsport

Gauteng Rotax karters finally back on track

The Northern Regions Rotax Max Challenge finally returns to action with round 2 at Zwartkops on Saturday 5 September, over six months after the opening round at the brand new FK Raceway in February. Among Gauteng’s top karters will however arrive in…
Aug 31, 2020 Motorsport

Rotax Max ready to do battle in Cape Town

It seems an eternity since the second round of the Western Province Rotax Max Challenge karting championship sneaked in to deliver great racing just before Lockdown struck way back in March, but Saturday 5 September will finally see the province’s…
Aug 24, 2020 Motorsport

Africa Eco Race 2021 :Cape Change

The will of Jean Louis SCHLESSER and his team has always been to move forward, to continue to keep the race alive, both on the sporting and economic side, in order to satisfy this passion for off-road rallying which drives us all. For a few weeks…
Aug 18, 2020 Motorsport

Ring lap record for Michelin-shod Porsche Panamera

The new Porsche Panamera, fitted with specially developed MICHELIN Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, has set a new lap record for ‘executive cars’ on the 20.832-kilometre Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany, posting a time of 7 minutes 29.81 seconds.…
Aug 12, 2020 Motorsport

Oettinger Polo Cup back on track

SA's most successful series resumed after five month break Zwartkops Raceway played host to safe and responsible event as racing fraternity adheres to strict Covid-19 regulations and protocols Race wins each for Justin Oates and Dario Busi Busi…
Aug 07, 2020 Motorsport

Two Navaras and a Can Am ready to race

Red-Lined Motoring Adventures is raring to race with three entries in as the South African Cross Country Championship emerges from lockdown for the second round Bronkhorstspruit 400 on 14 and 15 August, the first of four remaining races in three…
Aug 07, 2020 Motorsport

Rotax Max battles return to Killarney

It seems an eternity since the second round of the Western Province Rotax Max Challenge karting championship sneaked in to deliver great racing just before Lockdown struck back in March, but Saturday 15 August will finally see the province’s karters…
Aug 07, 2020 Motorsport

Ford SA's Sim-Racing Championship Went Down to the Wire

Eleven sim-racers made the final round of Ford South Africa's #LockdownLaps championship The race was livestreamed on Ford South Africa's YouTube channel Ryan Berrington-Smith becomes Ford South Africa's first local sim-racing champion Eleven of…
Aug 05, 2020 Motorsport

Rotax karting gets back on track in KZN

South African karting bounced back from lockdown with a bang on Sunday when iDube hosted the third round of the KwaZulu Natal Rotax Max Challenge and a record field of drivers turned up to race. In a day that more or less went to the form book,…
Aug 03, 2020 Motorsport

Lights about to turn green for Volkswagen Motorsport

The 2020 racing season set to resume on 7 August Racing fraternity to adhere to strict Covid-19 regulations and protocols Zwartkops Raceway to play host to Round 2 of the Oettinger Polo Cup following a 5-month break Exciting new SupaCup series to…
Aug 03, 2020 Motorsport

2020 will still be a blur for Bathurst winner Pepper

The 2020 international GT race season started quite brilliantly for South African Bentley Boy Jordan Pepper when he won the Bathurst 12 Hour sharing his Continental GT3 with Jules Gounon and Maxime Soulet in Australia in February. Like all else…
Jul 28, 2020 Motorsport

Saga: The origins of E-TECH technology - episode 4

Using its expertise in electric vehicles and its experience in Formula 1, and with the enthusiasm and passion of its engineering, development and control teams, Renault has developed the innovative hybrid E-TECH powertrain. Offered in a “full…
Jul 28, 2020 Motorsport

VBOXAfrica Introduces the PerformanceBox Touch

Racelogic, the global leader in satellite-based datalogging systems for the automotive industry, has introduced the VBOX PerformanceBox Touch, now on sale in South Africa at a price of R14 950. It replaces the acclaimed and long-serving VBOX…
Jul 27, 2020 Motorsport

BMW and South Africa: A very special relationship

With Sheldon van der Linde and Jonathan Aberdein, two South African drivers will line up on the DTM grid for BMW in 2020. BMW has a long history in South Africa . Both drivers have been BMW fans since their childhood. When the 2020 DTM season gets…
Jul 21, 2020 Motorsport

FIA Formula One Magyar Nagydíj 2020 - Race - Sunday

Weather: overcast, 21.6-20.9°C air, 28-29.2°C track Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG: "The end result is disappointing, but looking at the data it is very clear the car was more competitive than…