Hyundai regains championship lead in Rally de Portugal
May 15, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai regains championship lead in Rally de Portugal

Hyundai Motorsport has added to its podium tally and taken the lead of the manufacturers’ championship, whilst also extending its drivers’ championship lead, with hard-fought second and third place finishes at Rally de Portugal over the past…
MasterDrive shines at Simola Hillclimb
May 15, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive shines at Simola Hillclimb

In the fourth consecutive year of involvement, the 2024 Simola Hillclimb became witness to MasterDrive's ever-expanding role in the event and the accolades achieved. Starting as the providers of safety cars, MasterDrive's contribution has since…
Volkswagen Motorsport leads the way to Zwartkops
May 14, 2024 Motorsport

Volkswagen Motorsport leads the way to Zwartkops

Volkswagen Motorsport is in complete control as the team heads to Zwartkops Raceway for the third round of National Championship Extreme Festival races in Pretoria on Saturday 18 May. Just one championship point separates team drivers, the…
Frustrating weekend for quick Andrew at Brands Hatch
May 14, 2024 Motorsport

Frustrating weekend for quick Andrew at Brands Hatch

South African race driver Andrew Rackstraw came away frustrated from his second weekend of Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Brands Hatch in England. The Capetonian showed great speed, but it was not to be his weekend. “It was one of those weekends!” Andrew…
Ogier and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing triumph again
May 13, 2024 Motorsport

Ogier and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing triumph again

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team’s Sébastien Ogier has secured a second successive win with his record-breaking sixth victory at the Rally de Portugal. Just like in the previous round on the asphalt roads of Croatia, Ogier and co-driver Vincent…
Chemical Logistics Racing wins Simola Hillclimb overall
May 07, 2024 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics Racing wins Simola Hillclimb overall

Chemical Logistics Racing enjoyed a splendid change of pace over the weekend as Robert Wolk emerged a dominant King of the Hill overall winner of the Simola Hillclimb. C2 class winner Ian Schofield meanwhile won the C2 class en route to a splendid…
Suzuki conquers the Simola Hill
May 06, 2024 Motorsport

Suzuki conquers the Simola Hill

Suzuki Auto South Africa dominated the Class A1 podium at this year’s Simola Hill Climb in Knysna. The group entered three Suzuki Swift Sport hot hatches in this year’s race and promptly shattered its lap record. Furthermore, all three cars set lap…
MasterDrive takes Simola Hillclimb
May 03, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive takes Simola Hillclimb

The MasterDrive team is taking on the Simola Hillclimb for the fourth consecutive year. Previous roles will be fulfilled including King of the Hill which will be entered by several members of the team. This year, MasterDrive will also be competing…
Maharaj Appointed CEO of Motorsport South Africa
Apr 23, 2024 Motorsport

Maharaj Appointed CEO of Motorsport South Africa

The Board of Motorsport South Africa (MSA) announced today the forthcoming departure of its Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Scholtz, toward the end of 2024 as he will have reached the end of his term-limited contract with the company. In a strategic…
Motorcycle racer Bradley Cox proudly supported by TGRSA
Apr 19, 2024 Motorsport

Motorcycle racer Bradley Cox proudly supported by TGRSA

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) continues to proudly support Bradley Cox, in his quest for a 2024 championship. Bradley, son of the legendary Dakar racer Alfie, has made his mark in the world of motorcycle racing in his own right, having won the…
Volkswagen Motorsport keen to keep on winning at Kyalami
Apr 08, 2024 Motorsport

Volkswagen Motorsport keen to keep on winning at Kyalami

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to South African motor racing’s biggest weekend at the Kyalami grand Prix Circuit Extreme Festival from 11 – 13 April 2024. Team drivers, 2023 Polo Cup champion and SupaCup rookie Charl Michael Visser, and seasoned…
60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami set for release
Apr 04, 2024 Motorsport

60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami set for release

Hot on the heels of the exclusive Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories, publishers, SA Motorsport Memories are about to release another, subtly more focussed book. 60 Years of Porsche Racing at Kyalami will imminently be available to…
Blockbuster Kyalami Extreme Festival weekend for Dunlop
Apr 04, 2024 Motorsport

Blockbuster Kyalami Extreme Festival weekend for Dunlop

The biggest race meeting for years is brewing down Kyalami way. Teams from across the country are flat out preparing for the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit’s 11 to 13 April combined South African National and Regional Extreme Festival. It’s also a huge…
MasterDrive Driver Search winner announced
Mar 25, 2024 Motorsport

MasterDrive Driver Search winner announced

MasterDrive Driver Search has selected its winner to compete with the team at Simola Hillclimb. Shuaib Dhansay was selected from over 80 aspiring applicants eventually emerging victorious due to both his driving skills and winning attitude. In 2023,…
60 Years of Porsche racing at Kyalami
Mar 18, 2024 Motorsport

60 Years of Porsche racing at Kyalami

Local motorsport publishing company, SA Motorsport Memories, previewed a new book at a function hosted by Toby Venter at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. Several motoring media, contributing photographers and other dignitaries joined author Denis Klopper…
Suzuki to return to the Simola hill
Mar 18, 2024 Motorsport

Suzuki to return to the Simola hill

The hills will soon be alive with the sound of the Suzuki Swift Sport racing. Suzuki Auto South Africa has entered three new Swift Sport models in this year’s Simola Hill Climb, scheduled from 2 to 5 May in Knysna. This is the third year in a row…
Daniel Pienaar announces 2024 Rally season drivers
Mar 15, 2024 Motorsport

Daniel Pienaar announces 2024 Rally season drivers

Daniel Pienaar Technical High school in the small town of Kariega, made history last year, not only for being home to the oldest technical school in South Africa with motorsport as an official school sport, but also significantly, for Motorsport…
Extreme Supercars will all race on Dunlop from Saturday
Mar 13, 2024 Motorsport

Extreme Supercars will all race on Dunlop from Saturday

While most of the cars competing in all classes at Saturday’s South African National Championship Extreme Festival season opener at Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway will race on its rubber, it is still a huge weekend for Dunlop Tyres.…
Coetzee confirmed as 2023 VW Challenge B champion
Mar 11, 2024 Motorsport

Coetzee confirmed as 2023 VW Challenge B champion

Ethan Coetzee has been confirmed as PABAR Volkswagen Challenge Class B champion for 2023. While another driver was initially declared champion, a series of MSA hearings made that provisional, before an MSA National Court of Appeal this week declared…
Hyundai returns to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Mar 08, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai returns to Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Hyundai will return to the legendary Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in America, also known as “The Race to the Clouds”, in June this year with a four-car team. This year’s race to the summit on America’s Mountain will mark another milestone in…
2024 Simola Hillclimb primed for a classic battle
Mar 06, 2024 Motorsport

2024 Simola Hillclimb primed for a classic battle

The Simola Hillclimb always delivers an exceptional showcase of some of the most spectacular cars in South Africa, whether it’s a monstrous modern machine taking on King of the Hill or one of the vintage old-timers blowing out the cobwebs and…
Only 15 Kyalami 60 Years of Memories books left
Mar 01, 2024 Motorsport

Only 15 Kyalami 60 Years of Memories books left

Early March was always South African Grand Prix month at Kyalami. Traditionally, Formula 1 would arrive at the Midrand circuit two weeks before the race for the traditional pre-season tests, and then the race. Just like happened at Bahrain last…
Chemical Logistics' new BMW team, colours ready to race
Feb 29, 2024 Motorsport

Chemical Logistics' new BMW team, colours ready to race

Chemical Logistics BMW Racing will start the 2024 South African Touring Car championship with two cars at the Extreme Festival season opener at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 16 March. With both 128tis sporting BMW Motorsport-inspired colours,…
Top 15 greatest F1 tracks of all time revealed
Feb 27, 2024 Motorsport

Top 15 greatest F1 tracks of all time revealed

Rank Circuit Average attendance per day No. of turns Lap length (km) Max Speed (km/h) % of laps at full throttle Final score (/10) 1 Monza Circuit, Italy 112,216 17 5.793 350 84% 9.05 2 Imola Circuit, Italy 43,333 19 4.909 350 84% 8.69 3 Circuit…
2024 GR Cup features new cars and driver lineup
Feb 27, 2024 Motorsport

2024 GR Cup features new cars and driver lineup

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA's exciting GR Cup, driven by Netstar, is all set for its third instalment, with the cars and drivers for the 2024 season now in place. This year, the GR Cup will be contested in the powerful GR Corolla, with six members of the…
5 Things Matthew Kanniah Learned at the RB20 Launch
Feb 27, 2024 Motorsport

5 Things Matthew Kanniah Learned at the RB20 Launch

(image) Celebrating 20 Years of Red Bull Racing's forever rebel spirit, with Matthew Kanniah who was at the exclusive launch of the RB20. Matthew Kanniah recently travelled all the way to Milton Keynes to meet the Oracle Red Bull Racing Team and…
GTC Championship glory for TGRSA's Variawa
Feb 21, 2024 Motorsport

GTC Championship glory for TGRSA's Variawa

The 2023 Global Touring Cars (GTC) season was balanced on a knife-edge, going into Round 7 at the Zwartops International Raceway, on 14 October, 2023. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA's (TGRSA) Saood Variawa, driving in his first GTC season, was only three…
South Africa shines in inaugural African Karting Cup
Feb 19, 2024 Motorsport

South Africa shines in inaugural African Karting Cup

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem has lauded the first African Karting Cup which took place this weekend at Zwartkops, as an overwhelming success saying, “Congratulations to all competitors who took part in the first Africa Karting Cup in…
Hyundai stays on top with victory in Rally Sweden
Feb 19, 2024 Motorsport

Hyundai stays on top with victory in Rally Sweden

Hyundai Motorsport’s Esapekka Lappi and Janne Ferm have secured the team’s second win of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season at Rally Sweden. With a fantastic advantage at the head of the pack, Lappi and Ferm remained focused on the…
Headline sponsors contribute to Simola Hillclimb success
Feb 13, 2024 Motorsport

Headline sponsors contribute to Simola Hillclimb success

The excitement is rapidly building for the 14th edition of the Simola Hillclimb, which is less than three months away and takes place in Knysna from 2 to 5 May 2024. While the competitors and the dazzling array of cars being enthusiastically driven…
Premier South African Touring Car racing enters a new era
Feb 06, 2024 Motorsport

Premier South African Touring Car racing enters a new era

South African Touring Cars will take over from Global Touring Car racing from 2024. South Africa’s premier wings and slicks tin-top race series has undergone a radical transformation over the past two seasons. The new name not only concludes that…
Motul dominates at the 46th Dakar Rally
Jan 31, 2024 Motorsport

Motul dominates at the 46th Dakar Rally

The 2024 edition of the Dakar – regarded by many veterans as the toughest staging of the ultimate Rally-Raid event since the 2020 move to Saudi Arabia – saw Motul-backed participants achieve notable successes and occupy several of the category…
South Africa to host inaugural African Karting Cup 
Jan 31, 2024 Motorsport

South Africa to host inaugural African Karting Cup 

Next month the African karting spotlight will be placed firmly on South Africa as the country hosts the inaugural African Karting Cup (AKC) between 15 – 17 February at the Formula-K Kart circuit in Benoni. 40 of the finest participants from over 15…
Teenager Koloc a fine 25th, gentleman Carmans 34th
Jan 24, 2024 Motorsport

Teenager Koloc a fine 25th, gentleman Carmans 34th

South Africa’s Red-Lined Motorsport enjoyed another brilliant Dakar in the gruelling 2024 race that ended in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia on Friday. Billed as one of the toughest Dakar’s in recent years, that did not deter teen sensation Aliyyah Koloc from…
HINO finishes 33rd consecutive Dakar Rally
Jan 24, 2024 Motorsport

HINO finishes 33rd consecutive Dakar Rally

Hino continued to build on its astounding record of 33 starts and 33 finishes in the gruelling Dakar Rally which finished in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia on January 19. Hino’s record goes back to the 1991 Dakar Rally. Since then, at least one Hino truck has…
Toyota GR86 Triumph at Kyalami 9-Hour Endurance Race
Jan 24, 2024 Motorsport

Toyota GR86 Triumph at Kyalami 9-Hour Endurance Race

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa’s (TGRSA) first foray into the South African Endurance Series (SAES) in 2022, proved to reap rewards as the ‘newcomer’ team, that won The Index of Performance title with their near-standard Toyota GR Yaris entries…
Dakar rookies shine for Toyota Gazoo Racing
Jan 22, 2024 Motorsport

Dakar rookies shine for Toyota Gazoo Racing

The 2024 edition of the Dakar Rally brought mixed results for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, but while some of the team’s big names found the going particularly tough, it was the two rookie drivers who made their presence count. This underscores TOYOTA GAZOO…
Branch second, Cox 3rd in R2, 7 SA cars in Dakar top ten
Jan 19, 2024 Motorsport

Branch second, Cox 3rd in R2, 7 SA cars in Dakar top ten

Spaniards Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz quite literally cruised home to clinch El Matador’s fourth Dakar win at Yanbu in Saudi Arabia on Friday It was a major petrol-electric coup for Audi, while seven South African made cars filled the top ten. It…
Upsets at Dakar 2024 as stage 11 bites hard
Jan 19, 2024 Motorsport

Upsets at Dakar 2024 as stage 11 bites hard

The penultimate stage of Dakar 2024 brought disappointment for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s leading crew of Lucas Moraes and Armand Monleon. The Brazilian driver and his Spanish co-driver were hoping to retain their podium position over the closing stages…
Ross beats Brabec to win, stays second, Bradley takes R2
Jan 18, 2024 Motorsport

Ross beats Brabec to win, stays second, Bradley takes R2

Dakar’s Bike Stage 11 proved a brilliant one for Southern Africa as Botswana rider Ross Branch won the day to consolidate his second place. SA rider Bradley Cox meanwhile stormed to the Rally 2 win to move onto podium and into contention for a shock…
Saood/Francois fastest for TGR on Dakar 2024 Stage 10
Jan 18, 2024 Motorsport

Saood/Francois fastest for TGR on Dakar 2024 Stage 10

Dakar 2024 may be heading towards its conclusion, but the race seems to be far from over. Stage 10 of the twelve-stage race proved a tough one for many of the top crews, including TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's leading pairings. Even so, the team managed to…
Mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing on Dakar Stage 9
Jan 17, 2024 Motorsport

Mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing on Dakar Stage 9

The 9th stage of the 2024 Dakar Rally brought mixed results for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, as their five GR IMT Hilux EVO race cars completed the 661km-long stage between Ha’il and Alula. The stage included an opening liaison of 76km, as well as a closing…
Bradley takes Rally 2 as Ricky extends Dakar bike lead
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Bradley takes Rally 2 as Ricky extends Dakar bike lead

Californian Ricky Brabec struck hard on Tuesdays 417 km Dakar Stage 9 over mixed terrain to Al’Ula in Saudi Arabia. The Honda rider led most of the way before conceding the day win to teammate Adrien van Beveren, as he opened the gap to second…
Consolidation for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar Stage 8
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Consolidation for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar Stage 8

Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy brought their GR IMT Hilux EVO T1+ home in the 9th-fastest time on Stage 8 of Dakar 2024. The 2009 winner of the Dakar Rally and his co-driver had a clean run, only relinquishing time to the stage winners in a…
Branch on bike fight, 7 SA cars still in Dakar top ten
Jan 16, 2024 Motorsport

Branch on bike fight, 7 SA cars still in Dakar top ten

It was all about the petrol-electric Audis as Mattias Ekström led Stéphane Peterhansel home to a 1-2, while Carlos Sainz consolidated his overall lead in fourth on Monday’s Dakar Stage 8 to Ha’il. The bike race game of cat and mouse also continued,…
One second separates bike leaders after 7 days racing
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

One second separates bike leaders after 7 days racing

While Chilean Jose Florimo stormed to his third Dakar 2024 bike win in seven stages, the real focus remains on the fight for the overall lead. Florimo’s Californian Honda teammate Ricky Brabec followed Hero rival, Botswana rider and multiple former…
Strong stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2024
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

Strong stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2024

The second week of Dakar 2024 kicked off with Stage 7 of the event, spanning between the Saudi capital of Riyadh and the town of Al Duwadimi to the west. The day was described as 'extremely tough and tricky' by the crews, and consisted of a timed…
TreasuryONE Motorsport duo retire from gruesome Dakar
Jan 15, 2024 Motorsport

TreasuryONE Motorsport duo retire from gruesome Dakar

Hennie de Klerk and Juan Möhr have been forced to retire the TreasuryONE Motorsport Hilux from Dakar 2024. After their best day of the race so far on Thursday’s first day of the 48-hour Chrono stage where they sat 29th overnight, the Pretoria duo…
Giniel the pick of the bunch for TGR on Dakar Stage 5
Jan 11, 2024 Motorsport

Giniel the pick of the bunch for TGR on Dakar Stage 5

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s South African pairing of Giniel de Villiers and co-driver, Dennis Murphy, were the pick of the TGR crews on Dakar 2024’s 5th stage, between Al-Hofuf and the bivaouc at Shubaytah. They posted the 7th-fastest time on the stage,…
Strong Wednesday ride sees Botswana Hero back on top
Jan 10, 2024 Motorsport

Strong Wednesday ride sees Botswana Hero back on top

Multiple former South African cross Country champion, Botswana’s Ross Branch retook the Dakar 2024 lead on his Hero as Chilean Pablo Quintanilla’s Honda won Wednesday’s short, sharp 118 km Day 5 dune dash to Shubaytah in the middle of the Arabian…
Action all the way as Al Rajhi's Toyota extends lead
Jan 09, 2024 Motorsport

Action all the way as Al Rajhi's Toyota extends lead

Sebastien Loeb and Fabian Lurquin made it five different car winners in five days of Dakar 2024, while Jose Florimo stormed to his second Dakar bike win of 2024 on the 299 km fourth stage to Al Hofuf in the Arabian Desert. Second on the day, Saudi…
Stunning opening stage for TGR in Saudi Arabia
Jan 08, 2024 Motorsport

Stunning opening stage for TGR in Saudi Arabia

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing started its Dakar 2024 campaign in style, with four of its five crews finishing in the Top 10. Stage 1 was a tricky test of 414 km, with a final liaison of 46 km bringing the cars to the bivouac at Al Henakiyah. It was a power…
TreasuryONE Hilux ready for Arabian Epic
Jan 04, 2024 Motorsport

TreasuryONE Hilux ready for Arabian Epic

Hennie de Klerk, Juan Möhr and the TreasuryONE team are on the ground with ants in their pants in Saudi Arabia and ready to race their Toyota Hilux 8,000 km through the Arabian Desert in Dakar 2024. The team arrived and unpacked the race car and…
Volkswagen driver Daniel takes SA Class D crown
Dec 18, 2023 Motorsport

Volkswagen driver Daniel takes SA Class D crown

Volkswagen Motorsport’s Daniel Rowe was crowned MSA South African Endurance Series Touring Car Class D champion for 2023 at a bittersweet Nine Hours of Kyalami on Saturday. Volkswagen Motorsport drivers Rowe, Jonathan Mogotsi and Charl Visser had…
Dunlop Tyres dominated SA circuit racing again in 2023
Dec 12, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop Tyres dominated SA circuit racing again in 2023

2023 may have been a dramatic year of Extreme Festival South African National Championship racing, but Dunlop Tyres was on top of it throughout. South Africa’s circuit racing tyre of choice starred throughout a fraught season of SupaCup, CompCare…
Boyd, Lawrence, Mailula & da Silva qualify in Bahrain
Dec 11, 2023 Motorsport

Boyd, Lawrence, Mailula & da Silva qualify in Bahrain

South Africans, Sebastian Boyd, Kyle Lawrence, Reagile Mailula and Rafael Da Silva all qualified for Saturday’s ‘Olympics of Karting’ 2023 Rotax Max Grand Finals after a gruelling round of Pre Finals at the Bahrain International Kart Circuit. While…
Hino aims for 33rd consecutive finish in 2024 Dakar Rally
Dec 07, 2023 Motorsport

Hino aims for 33rd consecutive finish in 2024 Dakar Rally

Team Hino Sugawara is aiming for its 33rd consecutive finish in the gruelling 2024 Dakar Rally which takes place in Saudi Arabia from 5 – 19 January. Hino, the lone Japanese manufacturer in a field of mainly Western and Eastern European trucks, will…
Celebrating the cream of South African motorsport
Nov 30, 2023 Motorsport

Celebrating the cream of South African motorsport

It is that time of the year again when the motorsport community comes together to celebrate the achievements and triumphs of the season. The 2023 Motorsport South Africa (MSA) National Awards are just around the corner, and the stage is set to…
“Alfa Romeo nei nostri cuori”
Nov 23, 2023 Motorsport

“Alfa Romeo nei nostri cuori”

The partnership between Alfa Romeo and Sauber in Formula 1 comes to an end at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In 2018 after more than 30 years of absence, Alfa Romeo returned with impetus to the highest levels of motorsport, as part of a strategic,…
Several battles come to a head; Dunlop champions crowned
Nov 22, 2023 Motorsport

Several battles come to a head; Dunlop champions crowned

Dunlop Tyres is celebrating a new crop of regional championships won on its racing rubber throughout South Africa in 2023. That after the Pabar VW Challenge, BMW M Performance Parts Series, DOE Formula Vee and SuperHatch seasons came to a head in…
Teen fast-tracking his Formula One dream
Nov 22, 2023 Motorsport

Teen fast-tracking his Formula One dream

Mika Abrahams (15) couldn’t have imagined how a Formula One Xbox game would translate into real laps around a racetrack so quickly in his young life. “One minute I was playing Xbox at a friend’s house. Then, I asked my dad how I could become a F1…
TRACN4 Dullstroom Rally provides surprises
Nov 21, 2023 Motorsport

TRACN4 Dullstroom Rally provides surprises

Weather, infringements and off-road excursions meant plenty of surprises in the two final rallies of the South African National series – two day, two rallies and changes in the lead right up to the finish but it was a huge event for the Mazda 2…
Great racing thills as 2023 season comes to a close
Nov 20, 2023 Motorsport

Great racing thills as 2023 season comes to a close

Threatening rain and red flag delays could not dampen a brilliant day’s racing as Zwartkops Raceway delivered some spectacular Regional Festival Grand Final motor racing in Pretoria on Saturday. Franco Scribante’s almighty Porsche pipped pole man…
Hennie's TreasuryONE Hilux en route to Saudi Arabia
Nov 16, 2023 Motorsport

Hennie's TreasuryONE Hilux en route to Saudi Arabia

TreasuryONE motorsport’s Hennie de Klerk and Juan Möhr and their hot new Toyota V8 powered Hilux, are locked, loaded, numbered, and ready for Dakar 2024. The race car and team equipment is already en route to Saudi Arabia following a two-year build…
Rotax Max season comes to a close at Killarney
Nov 13, 2023 Motorsport

Rotax Max season comes to a close at Killarney

A perfect late spring day greeted the Cape’s Rotax Max karters to crown the various Western Province champions at their regional finals at Killarney on Saturday. Sebastian Boyd emerged DD2 champion, Connor Hughes took a super-close DD2 Masters…
Three SA crews to take on Dakar 2024
Nov 13, 2023 Motorsport

Three SA crews to take on Dakar 2024

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa will be fielding three crews at the 2024 Dakar Rally, with all three drivers hailing from South Africa. All the crews will be powered by the same Dakar-winning GR DKR Hilux T1+, which attained the top step of the…
Hyundai ends on top in Central European Rally
Oct 31, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai ends on top in Central European Rally

Hyundai Motorsport is celebrating a fantastic victory on home soil in the Central European Rally, the 12th and penultimate round of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), where Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe have finished on the top…
Gauteng champions crowned, great battles in the Cape
Oct 30, 2023 Motorsport

Gauteng champions crowned, great battles in the Cape

There was a double dose of Rotax Max karting over the weekend as the Northern Regions crowned its 2023 Gauteng champions at a fresh Formula K in Benoni, while the penultimate Western Province round went down at a blustery Killarney in Cape Town.…
Four Investchem Formula 1600 champions among five
Oct 30, 2023 Motorsport

Four Investchem Formula 1600 champions among five

A strong five-man South African team is en route to England to race for the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy. The team comprising four Investchem Formula 1600 champions, returns to the UK to race against drivers from around the world in the annual…
SA Motorsport Memories
Oct 27, 2023 Motorsport

SA Motorsport Memories

The first print run of the large format publication ‘Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories’ has been sold out. The large-format book, containing more than 500 pages covering the history and memories of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, was…
SA Motorsport Memories
Oct 27, 2023 Motorsport

SA Motorsport Memories

The first print run of the large format publication ‘Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories’ has been sold out. The large-format book, containing more than 500 pages covering the history and memories of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, was…
Potgieter & du Toit dominate Bronkhorstspruit, take title
Oct 19, 2023 Motorsport

Potgieter & du Toit dominate Bronkhorstspruit, take title

JJ Potgieter and Tommy du Toit drove their Hyundai to a double victory on the past weekend’s Bronkhorstspruit double header powered by MRF Rally Tyres, to wrap up the 2023 South African Rally Driver’s and Navigators’ Rally Championship. The young…
2023 GR Cup ends with a bang at Zwartkops
Oct 17, 2023 Motorsport

2023 GR Cup ends with a bang at Zwartkops

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA's GR Cup, driven by Netstar, drew to a close at the Zwartkops International Raceway on Saturday, October 14th 2023. The Cup, which is contested by a number of the country's foremost motoring writers, driving GR86 road cars,…
Not all champions crowned at crazy Zwartkops
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

Not all champions crowned at crazy Zwartkops

Zwartkops Raceway delivered a seismic day of racing as the 2023 South African National Championship Extreme Festival came to a most dramatic head at the Pretoria circuit on Saturday. Bradley Liebenberg was crowned GTC SupaCup champion, Charl Michael…
Bradley wraps up third SupaCup championship in four years
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

Bradley wraps up third SupaCup championship in four years

Bradley Liebenberg wrapped the 2023 South African GTC SupaCup Championship, up in style with two wins off pole position at a dramatic Zwartkops Extreme Festival finale on Saturday. It is Liebenberg’s third GTC SupaCup title in four years on top of a…
Charl takes the title as Anthony & Dawie van der Merwe win
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

Charl takes the title as Anthony & Dawie van der Merwe win

Charl Michael Visser wrapped up the 2023 CompCare Polo Cup championship with a measured drive to third overall at Zwartkops’ Extreme Festival on Saturday. Visser’s closest title rivals, Dawie van der Merwe and Anthony Pretorius won the two races on…
Coetzee, Mankonkwana take first wins at Zwartkops
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

Coetzee, Mankonkwana take first wins at Zwartkops

The 2023 Investchem Formula 1600 championship came to a fine end with two maiden winners at the Zwartkops’ Extreme Festival finale on Saturday. With the title already decided Troy Dolinschek’s way, Jason Coetzee and Siyabonga Mankonkwana each won…
SupaPolo leads Class D title chase to Zwartkops 4 Hour
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

SupaPolo leads Class D title chase to Zwartkops 4 Hour

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to the fourth round of the 2023 MSA South African Endurance Series looking to consolidate its Class D championship at the Pretoria 4 Hour at the Zwartkops Raceway Saturday 21 October. Keagan Masters, who won the opening…
MasterDrive represents at WRX
Oct 16, 2023 Motorsport

MasterDrive represents at WRX

The 7th and 8th rounds of the World Rallycross (WRX) event were held at Killarney Racetrack last weekend where MasterDrive’s Cape Town headquarters are based. MasterDrive was proud to have a presence at WRX as the vehicle sponsor of one of the…
Double-podium for TGRSA at Renergen 400
Oct 10, 2023 Motorsport

Double-podium for TGRSA at Renergen 400

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa recorded a double-podium finish at the Renergen 400, which took place on 6 and 7 October 2023, in the area surrounding the Free State town of Welkom. The Renergen 400 was Round 6 of the 7-round South African…
Tight championship fight awaits TGRSA in Welkom
Oct 04, 2023 Motorsport

Tight championship fight awaits TGRSA in Welkom

The penultimate round of the 2023 South African Rally-Raid Championship takes place in the Free State town of Welkom this weekend, and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s Henk Lategan, partnered with Brett Cummings as co-driver, arrive at the event trailing…
Pay for one, get two great Saturdays of Zwartkops racing
Oct 02, 2023 Motorsport

Pay for one, get two great Saturdays of Zwartkops racing

Zwartkops Raceway will be a busy place over the coming fortnight with not one, but two great Saturdays of racing on 7 and 14 October. Best of all, if you go to the Inland Championship Meeting this Saturday and pay the Extreme Festival entrance fee,…
Points Chase Hots Up at 2023 Bronx Rally
Oct 02, 2023 Motorsport

Points Chase Hots Up at 2023 Bronx Rally

The upcoming National Rally Championship double-header in Bronkhorstspruit on October 13 and 14 has a bag full of vital points on offer with the 2023 season far from being decided. While the points log may look as though JJ Potgieter and Tommy du…
Visser, Bertholdt & Naidoo impress at Aldo
Oct 02, 2023 Motorsport

Visser, Bertholdt & Naidoo impress at Aldo

Dunlop Tyres was justifiably proud when three youngsters starred in the recent inaugural all-new Volkswagen Rookie Cup at the Aldo Scribante Racetrack in Gqeberha. Bjorn Bertholdt, Kyle Visser and Dhiyven Naidoo all three greatly impressed in the…
Basil van Rooyen, a man with three careers, passes away
Sep 22, 2023 Motorsport

Basil van Rooyen, a man with three careers, passes away

By Roger Houghton Basil van Rooyen, who passed away on 14 September 2023 at the age of 84 after a long battle with cancer, may have lived in Australia for the past 37 years, but the impressions he made on many people in his country of birth before…
Bittersweet ending for Hyundai in Acropolis Rally
Sep 20, 2023 Motorsport

Bittersweet ending for Hyundai in Acropolis Rally

Hyundai Motorsport ended a challenging outing at Acropolis Rally, the tenth round of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season, with Dani Sordo and Cándido Carrera finishing third after a tantalising final fight. It was a bittersweet ending…
Teamwork is dreamwork for Chemical Logistics Racing
Sep 12, 2023 Motorsport

Teamwork is dreamwork for Chemical Logistics Racing

Not only did Chemical Logistics Racing utterly dominate Killarney’s Global Touring Car races at Cape Town’s Extreme Festival on Saturday 9 September, but the team came together to ensure that Robert Wolk moved into the championship lead with one…
Dominant Dolinschek thrills home crowd with wins, title
Sep 11, 2023 Motorsport

Dominant Dolinschek thrills home crowd with wins, title

Cape Town youngster Troy Dolinschek thrilled his home crowd as he wrapped up the 2023 MSA South African National Investchem Formula 1600 championship with a dominant double victory at home at Killarney on Saturday. Dolinschek had already wrapped the…
Unexpected winners and great racing in chaotic Gqeberha
Sep 04, 2023 Motorsport

Unexpected winners and great racing in chaotic Gqeberha

There was great racing as much as there was chaos on track as surprise winner relied on national knowledge when the Pabar VW Challenge visited the Aldo Scribante racetrack for its second away race on the trot in Saturday’s Regional Festival races.…
Locals expected to fly at Cape Town Extreme Festival
Sep 04, 2023 Motorsport

Locals expected to fly at Cape Town Extreme Festival

Local drivers can be expected to star when national championship circuit motor racing returns to the Killarney International Raceway’s Cape Town Extreme Festival on Saturday 9 September. More than one Cape driver also stands to be crowned a South…
Robert Wolk & team seek Cape Town vengeance
Sep 04, 2023 Motorsport

Robert Wolk & team seek Cape Town vengeance

Chemical Logistics Racing heads Killarney’s Global Touring Car races with it all to do in Cape Town on Saturday 9 September. Double reigning champion Robert Wolk intends to make up ground lost to points docked in the courtroom since the last round,…
Killarney ace Giordano looking for more hometown glory
Sep 04, 2023 Motorsport

Killarney ace Giordano looking for more hometown glory

He may not ultimately be in championship contention, but Giordano Lupini heads to his home CompCare Polo Cup races at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 9 September among the favourites aboard his Tork Craft Volkswagen. Lupini was on pole position for…
Potgieter top scores in dramatic NTT Tzaneen Rally
Aug 28, 2023 Motorsport

Potgieter top scores in dramatic NTT Tzaneen Rally

JJ Potgieter and Tommy du Toit put down yet another marker in their quest to become the 2023 South African National Rally Champions when they convincingly won both rounds of the NTT Tzaneen Rally double-header at the weekend in an event that saw…
Jozi Extreme Festival off to Aldo Scribante away races
Aug 28, 2023 Motorsport

Jozi Extreme Festival off to Aldo Scribante away races

Gqeberha race fans can look forward to something a little different when Gauteng’s premier motor racing classes descend on the Aldo Scribante racetrack for their annual away races on Saturday 2 September. To that end, the Gauteng Pabar VW Challenge,…
25 years of ZF Race Engineering
Aug 11, 2023 Motorsport

25 years of ZF Race Engineering

ZF Race Engineering celebrates 25 years of supporting the motorsport industry July marks 25 years of ZF Race Engineering. Founded in July 1998, ZF Race Engineering began its journey to where it is today. The amalgamation of technologies and…
Hyundai visits podium again in Rally Finland
Aug 10, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai visits podium again in Rally Finland

Hyundai Motorsport has finished Rally Finland, round nine of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season, with Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe in a superb second place – marking their sixth podium finish of the season. Neuville and…
Tension mounts as Rally Championship heads for Tzaneen
Aug 07, 2023 Motorsport

Tension mounts as Rally Championship heads for Tzaneen

Three plays one as the National Rally Championship prepares for a tough double-header in the stunning Merensky forests around the Limpopo town of Tzaneen on August 25 and 26 with JJ Potgieter/Tommy du Toit leading the charge, having won three of the…
New Dunlop shod Rookie Cup a sensible first racing step
Aug 02, 2023 Motorsport

New Dunlop shod Rookie Cup a sensible first racing step

Dunlop will be the tyre of choice for the exciting new Volkswagen Motorsport run Rookie Cup. Starting with a four-round championship around South Africa from mid-September 2023, Rookie Cup will offer racers a highly controlled and most sensible…
Furious SA Endurance fight in prospect at Gqeberha
Jul 31, 2023 Motorsport

Furious SA Endurance fight in prospect at Gqeberha

SAES Winter Motorsport Festival SA Endurance National Championship – Rd 3 SA GT National Championship – Rd 5 and 6 Aldo Scribante Raceway, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) 4 – 5 August 2023 The SA Endurance National Championship is set to light up the Aldo…
General Grabber X3 Excels at Rhino Charge Kenya
Jul 19, 2023 Motorsport

General Grabber X3 Excels at Rhino Charge Kenya

The General Grabber X3 extreme 4x4 tyre is renowned for rugged performance and durability, and there are arguably very few tests of a tyre’s off-road capability that are more punishing than Rhino Charge Kenya, which is widely regarded as one of the…
Rally Estonia gives Hyundai chance for redemption
Jul 17, 2023 Motorsport

Rally Estonia gives Hyundai chance for redemption

Hyundai Motorsport will be chasing redemption through the forests of Estonia next week from 20 to 23 July as the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) enters its second half of the season. With two double podiums in 2020 and 2021, followed by a…
Roma and Woolridge lead M-Sport's Rally Raid debut
Jul 13, 2023 Motorsport

Roma and Woolridge lead M-Sport's Rally Raid debut

M-Sport and Neil Woolridge Motorsport, in partnership with Ford Performance will contest the 2023 Baja Spain Aragon between July 21 and 22, with Nani Roma and Gareth Woolridge beside their respective navigators Alex Haro and Boyd Dreyer. The team…
Twist on the Right and Turn Left – Stofskop is Back!
Jul 12, 2023 Motorsport

Twist on the Right and Turn Left – Stofskop is Back!

The long hiatus is almost over – Stofskop, the ultimate social motorcycle event, will be returning to the Randfontein Raceway in Johannesburg on Saturday, 12 August 2023. This is a motorcycling event like no other; it’s a day that’s all about being…
15 minutes with Tristan Purdon
Jul 11, 2023 Motorsport

15 minutes with Tristan Purdon

Catching up with our local racing stars when they are competing overseas is always a treat, particularly when it is a humble small-town Eastern Cape champion who now has the potential to become South Africa’s next international Motocross star. For…
A fitting end to a classic vintage dream
Jul 11, 2023 Motorsport

A fitting end to a classic vintage dream

For anyone that loves the sheer indulgence of classic racing and wants to experience the racing pleasure of a bygone era, there can be no finer experience in the world than participating in the Le Mans Classic – a world renowned biennial vintage…
Du Toit's a Friday hat trick, Gazoo Toyota 1-2 Saturday
Jul 10, 2023 Motorsport

Du Toit's a Friday hat trick, Gazoo Toyota 1-2 Saturday

While JJ Potgieter and Tommy du Toit stamped their authority on the 2023 SA National Rally Championship by picking up the Friday win in the unforgiving Algoa Rally’s Longmore Forest stages in the Eastern Cape at the weekend, it was Toyota Gazoo…
SA Rallying: the forest beckons
Jul 04, 2023 Motorsport

SA Rallying: the forest beckons

National Championship Rallying returns to Eastern Cape With the dust hardly settled from the thrilling season opening Billy te Water Memorial Secunda Rally, the South African National Rally Championship action now moves to the Eastern Cape and the…
More regional series race on dependable Dunlop rubber
Jun 28, 2023 Motorsport

More regional series race on dependable Dunlop rubber

While it’s an accepted fact that Dunlop Motorsport is pretty much the tyre of choice in South African National Championship circuit motor racing, did you know that Dunlop also supplies the lion’s share of top regional racing series with their tyres?…
Tough desert race tests TGRSA crews
Jun 28, 2023 Motorsport

Tough desert race tests TGRSA crews

The 2023 TGRSA 1000 Kalahari Botswana Desert Race brought an exciting weekend of racing, with the hosts falling foul to the so-called “sponsor’s curse”, which saw the Ford team finish first and second overall. This, despite a spirited battle on the…
South African appointed advisor to president of FIA
Jun 26, 2023 Motorsport

South African appointed advisor to president of FIA

Natal-born Dieter Rencken has been appointed Motorsport Adviser to FIA President Ben Sulayem, dispensing guidance across all categories with a focus on Formula 1. Motorsport is not Rencken’s only motoring passion: He has owned numerous classic…
TGRSA Set for desert showdown in Botswana
Jun 23, 2023 Motorsport

TGRSA Set for desert showdown in Botswana

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA is all set for a spectacular showdown in the Kalahari Desert this weekend, when they take on the mighty TGRSA Kalahari Botswana 1,000 Desert Race. The upcoming event is Round 3 of the 2023 South African Cross-Country Series…
TGR Out to Defend Their Safari Pride in Kenya
Jun 22, 2023 Motorsport

TGR Out to Defend Their Safari Pride in Kenya

Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team (TGR-WRT) return to the Safari Rally Kenya this week (22-25 June), aiming to maintain their proud record of success on the epic African event, the seventh round of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship. The…
Failure is being afraid to fail
Jun 20, 2023 Motorsport

Failure is being afraid to fail

Glickenhaus Races Le Mans 2023 We dreamed of racing Le Mans for decades. For decades we worked to build that dream. We competed in eleven 24-Hour Endurance Races, and we finished every one. Last week we lived our dream of standing in the rain at Le…
A dream shot awaits Dakar hopefuls in Botswana
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

A dream shot awaits Dakar hopefuls in Botswana

With the famous ‘Desert Race’ moving back to its long-time home in Botswana 2023, competitors hoping to capitalise on the Dakar ‘dream shot’ will have to make the most of the challenging terrain that marks this event. Officially known as the TOYOTA…
TGRSA’s Variawa extends championship lead in Gqeberha
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

TGRSA’s Variawa extends championship lead in Gqeberha

Saood Variawa, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s (TGRSA) young gun in the Global Touring Cars (GTC) championship, extended his lead at the top of the standings, thanks to a power performance at the Aldo Scribante Race Circuit in Gqeberha this weekend.…
Youngtimer Classic Touring Cars join Zwartkops Festival
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Youngtimer Classic Touring Cars join Zwartkops Festival

Fresh from their Inland Historic race meeting at Red Star Raceway last week, the new Ben Morgenrood Group Classic Youngtimer Touring cars are ready to strut their stuff again at the Zwartkops Regional Extreme Festival on Saturday 24 June 2023. The…
Zwartkops braced for red hot midwinter Pabar action
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Zwartkops braced for red hot midwinter Pabar action

The Pabar VW Challenge heads home to Zwartkops for its midwinter midseason round with a new look at the top of the championship table following a disruptive outing for some at the previous round. All of which paves the way for a little red hot…
Hot Regional racing to warm the cockles of your heart
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Hot Regional racing to warm the cockles of your heart

Zwartkops Raceway is gearing up for its midwinter midseason Regional Extreme Festival where a thrilling program is guaranteed to blow away those midwinter blues. With two heats of two races each in the Pabar VW Challenge and BMW M Performance Parts…
Brilliant racing keeps keen Gqeberha crowd on its toes
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Brilliant racing keeps keen Gqeberha crowd on its toes

Aldo Scribante Raceway’s tightly contested fifth round Extreme Festival meeting thrilled Gqeberha fans with some incredible close racing in perfect conditions on Saturday. All classes delivered racing of the top order, some of it perhaps a little…
Global Touring Car battle thrills Gqeberha Festival
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Global Touring Car battle thrills Gqeberha Festival

Championship leader Saood Variawa and title rival Robert Wolk kept the 2023 Global Touring Car title battle wide open as both took a race win apiece at a tightly contested fifth round at the Gqeberha Extreme Festival at Aldo Scribante raceway on…
Troy takes another Investchem Formula 1600 double
Jun 19, 2023 Motorsport

Troy takes another Investchem Formula 1600 double

Troy Dolinschek continued his dominant 2023 Investchem Formula 1600 form with another double victory at Aldo Scribante Raceway’s Extreme Festival at Gqeberha on Saturday. While he only started third, Dolinschek was soon ahead as he staved off the…
Valtteri Bottas, the embodiment of F1 “on two wheels”
Jun 14, 2023 Motorsport

Valtteri Bottas, the embodiment of F1 “on two wheels”

Last weekend in Lahti, Finland, F1 driver Valtteri Bottas and the Alfa Romeo F1 Team KICK starred in the spectacular FNLD GRVL competition on two wheels. The first edition of the spectacular FNLD GRVL cycling race in Lahti, Finland – which involved…
GR Cup set for thirlling round 4 action in Gqeberha
Jun 14, 2023 Motorsport

GR Cup set for thirlling round 4 action in Gqeberha

The anticipation is building as the GR Cup, part of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa, gears up for an exciting weekend of racing at the Aldo Scribante Race Circuit in Gqeberha. This highly anticipated event marks Round 4 of the 2023 GR Cup,…
Jaguar TCS Racing adopts plastic-reducing livery
Jun 08, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing adopts plastic-reducing livery

Jaguar TCS Racing has announced a host of sustainable refinements to the team’s all-electric race car, the Jaguar I-TYPE 6. Since partnering with official supplier, AERO, six months ago, Jaguar TCS Racing has been working with the team to apply…
De Klerk tops TIORC chase in new TreasuryONE Hilux
Jun 05, 2023 Motorsport

De Klerk tops TIORC chase in new TreasuryONE Hilux

Hennie de Klerk plans to continue on his winning ways as he and navigator Juan Mohr carry on with their preparations for Dakar 2024 at the Inland Off Road Championship Coetzerdam 300 on Saturday 10 June. De Klerk has enjoyed a splendid season so…
Ronald Bohdi Venter (6) – Rising Motorsport Star
Jun 02, 2023 Motorsport

Ronald Bohdi Venter (6) – Rising Motorsport Star

Ronald Bohdi Venter, a six-year-old Grade 1 student from Pretoria East, has shown a natural talent for karting. He follows in his father Ronald Senior's footsteps, who has been involved in competitive motorsport for several years as an offroad…
2023 Monaco Grand Prix – Sunday
May 29, 2023 Motorsport

2023 Monaco Grand Prix – Sunday

Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake fought in the streets of Monaco, made treacherous by the elements, as Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu narrowly missed out on the points. Starting from the back rows on the grid, both drivers climbed the rankings, with…
Brilliant racing at Welkom's Phakisa 200 Festival
May 29, 2023 Motorsport

Brilliant racing at Welkom's Phakisa 200 Festival

The twisty, bumpy, yet quick Phakisa Freeway delivered brilliant Northern Regions 200 Festival racing on Saturday. It wasn’t all plain sailing however, but close racing certainly proved the order of the Welkom day. The weekend highlight was the…
BILSTEIN Racers Win Big at Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000
May 24, 2023 Motorsport

BILSTEIN Racers Win Big at Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000

BILSTEIN-sponsored racers swept the Challenger Car class at the 2023 Yokohama NORRA Mexican 1000 earlier this month. Pajaro Loco Racing won their class handily for the 2023 race, which was April 30 to May 5. The intense, 5-day race traverses…
GR Yaris league adds to Dunlop's young driver commitment
May 24, 2023 Motorsport

GR Yaris league adds to Dunlop's young driver commitment

Among the many vital pillars under Dunlop SportMaxx Tyres’ ever-growing support of South African motorsport, is to underpin driver development. A long-time supporter of, and tyre supplier to South Africa’s leading young driver’s class in the…
Bumping, barging & penalties in Global Touring Cars
May 22, 2023 Motorsport

Bumping, barging & penalties in Global Touring Cars

The Global Touring Car championship treated an enthusiastic Extreme Festival crowd to some great racing at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria on Saturday, but some robust driving and a spate of post-race penalties handed out somewhat changed the…
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross transformed courtesy of RALLIART
May 22, 2023 Motorsport

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross transformed courtesy of RALLIART

Mitsubishi are proud to announce the launch of a RALLIART Edition of their popular Eclipse Cross featuring an extra dosage of sporty thanks to a body kit inspired by the world of motorsport and a variety of bespoke touches. Developed in the dunes of…
Epic conclusion to Simola Hillclimb
May 14, 2023 Motorsport

Epic conclusion to Simola Hillclimb

The Simola Hillclimb concluded this weekend. It was a successful and memorable event for MasterDrive as the company both resumed driving the safety support vehicles for the third time and entered King of the Hill along with the winner of…
2023 Miami Grand Prix – Sunday
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

2023 Miami Grand Prix – Sunday

Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake put up a fight in the 2023 Miami Grand Prix, with both cars involved in the action from lights to flag. Despite a feisty performance and a strong opening stint, Valtteri Bottas finished outside of the points in 13th, with…
Swift Sport on the podium at Simola
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

Swift Sport on the podium at Simola

The Suzuki Swift Sport is heading back to Johannesburg from Knysna with Simola Hillclimb silverware on board. On Sunday, two of the three Suzuki Swift Sport models that competed in the 2023 Simola Hillclimb fought their way into the class final and…
Suzuki exceeds all expectations on day one of racing
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

Suzuki exceeds all expectations on day one of racing

The Suzuki Swift Sport and its drivers came out guns blazing on the first day of the 2023 Simola Hillclimb. All three drivers – Wesley Greybe, Kumbi Mtshakazi and Sudhir Matai – started the day with a good first run and then proceeded to set even…
Goodyear tyres in action at the Simola Hill Climb
May 08, 2023 Motorsport

Goodyear tyres in action at the Simola Hill Climb

Goodyear Eagle F1 Supersport and Supersport R tyres used by class-leading teams “Goodyear South Africa was once again extremely proud to be partnered with Volkswagen Motorsport and Shelby teams at the 13th edition of the Knysna Simola Hill Climb.…
Suzuki Auto to compete again at the Simola Hillclimb
May 03, 2023 Motorsport

Suzuki Auto to compete again at the Simola Hillclimb

Suzuki Auto, a first-tier sponsor of the Simola Hillclimb, racing up the hill for the second year in a row and will this year add a third car to its team. The three-car Suzuki Swift Sport team will consist of Wesley Greybe, Sudhir Matai and Kumbi…
Rowe & Nathan win Class D again in Red Star 3 Hour
May 02, 2023 Motorsport

Rowe & Nathan win Class D again in Red Star 3 Hour

Volkswagen Motorsport’s SupaCup Polo reeled off its second 2023 South African Endurance Series Class D victory on the trot in the Red Star 3 Hour in Delmas on Saturday. Daniel Rowe and Graeme Nathan led the production car category from start to…
De Klerk out to make it three out of three at Barberspan
May 02, 2023 Motorsport

De Klerk out to make it three out of three at Barberspan

TreasuryONE Racing driver Hennie de Klerk is out to turn his TreasuryONE FIA T1+ Toyota Hilux debut victory a few weeks ago, into an epic double, or even triple win on the trot at TIORC regional cross country double header at the Barberspan 500 on…
Volkswagen Polo SupaCup out for Red Star Class win
Apr 24, 2023 Motorsport

Volkswagen Polo SupaCup out for Red Star Class win

Volkswagen Motorsport moves to the second round of its 2023 South African Endurance Series campaign looking for a repeat Class D victory for Daniel Rowe this time paired with Graeme Nathan in their Volkswagen SupaPolo at the Red Star 3 Hour in…
MasterDrive Driver Search winner announced
Apr 24, 2023 Motorsport

MasterDrive Driver Search winner announced

The MasterDrive Driver Search for a young, aspiring driving to enter the Simola Hillclimb was certainly hotly contested. The final driver has been chosen, though, and MasterDrive looks forward to the further training that will take place to prepare…
The importance of Safeguarding in Motorsport
Apr 20, 2023 Motorsport

The importance of Safeguarding in Motorsport

Millions of young people take part in sporting activities every day across the world, for various reasons. Most do it for fun, others as part of development programmes, and then there are those who see a particular sport as their chosen future…
Jaguar TCS Racing back on track for Berlin double-header
Apr 17, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing back on track for Berlin double-header

Jaguar TCS Racing takes to the runway for the first European race of Season 9, with round seven and eight of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship this weekend in Berlin. The Berlin E-Prix is well established in Formula E’s calendar, making an…
Passionate bike racer paying it forward
Apr 14, 2023 Motorsport

Passionate bike racer paying it forward

Following his passion and playing his part to make our roads that much safer for motor cycle riders is all in a day’s work for Sfiso Themba. Born in a village called Schoemansdal in Mpumalanga, just 4Km away from the Swaziland border, Themba is a…
A fine day's racing is planned for Pretoria on 15 April
Apr 11, 2023 Motorsport

A fine day's racing is planned for Pretoria on 15 April

Zwartkops will once again resonate to a classic tone when the Historic Tour visits the Pretoria circuit for a splendid day of old school racing, Saturday 15 April. Featuring races for Sports and GT cars, V8s and tin tops alongside some single seater…
Youth Driver for Simola Hillclimb
Apr 03, 2023 Motorsport

Youth Driver for Simola Hillclimb

The Simola Hillclimb is just over a month away and MasterDrive looks forward to the upcoming event. This is because they are adding something exciting to the plans for the Hillclimb this year that will help a young South African kickstart their…
ILamuna Eezi 9 Hour proves another Dunlop racing point
Mar 28, 2023 Motorsport

ILamuna Eezi 9 Hour proves another Dunlop racing point

Dunlop’s new FM800 SP Sport control tyres were the toast of a drenched ILamuna Series Eezi 9 Hour Endurance Race at the Red Star raceway near Delmas on Saturday. The series that sees crews of four drivers each sharing racing ‘lemons’ in a series of…
MasterDrive enters Simola Hillclimb
Mar 27, 2023 Motorsport

MasterDrive enters Simola Hillclimb

This year will be the third time that MasterDrive will have a presence at the annual Simola Hillclimb. During the first two years MasterDrive was proud to hold the role of safety car support with the vehicles from their Hi-Performance Track…
2023 Simola Hillclimb guaranteed to be a classic
Mar 20, 2023 Motorsport

2023 Simola Hillclimb guaranteed to be a classic

Classic Car Friday will feature an impressive array of 65 iconic road cars and legendary thoroughbred race cars representing 20 different automotive brands Six-time winner Franco Scribante returns with his rapid 1970 Chevron B19 as he aims for…
2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Sunday
Mar 20, 2023 Motorsport

2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Sunday

Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake had a challenging evening in Jeddah as Zhou Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas finished 13th and 18th respectively in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. The team wasn’t able to convert its starting positions into a top-ten finish,…
Hypercar Ready to Drive Impact Beyond the World of Racing
Mar 20, 2023 Motorsport

Hypercar Ready to Drive Impact Beyond the World of Racing

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG), the Hypercar manufacturer and global investment bank Stout have formed a partnership to support multiple non-profit organizations during the World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. As part of this partnership,…
Toyota Gazoo Racing SA takes GTC action to Killarney
Mar 17, 2023 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA takes GTC action to Killarney

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa is gearing up for the second round of the 2023 Global Touring Car (GTC) championship, which will be taking place at the Killarney Race Circuit in Cape Town this weekend. Despite the team’s traditionally difficult…
2023 GR Cup action moves to the Mother City this weekend
Mar 16, 2023 Motorsport

2023 GR Cup action moves to the Mother City this weekend

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA’s GR Cup, is set to continue this weekend at the Killarney Race Circuit in Cape Town This is round 2 of the 2023 GR Cup, and six of the country's best motoring writers will again compete in the Cup, driving Toyota GR86 road…
Valtteri Bottas picks up his Giulia GTAm
Mar 13, 2023 Motorsport

Valtteri Bottas picks up his Giulia GTAm

The Finnish driver of the Alfa Romeo F1 Team picked up his personal Giulia GTAm, the ultimate expression of the Alfa Romeo's style, mechanics and sportiness. Valtteri Bottas fully joins the heart of the passionate Alfa Romeo "Tribe": from today he…
Dunlop is South Africa's circuit racing tyre of choice
Mar 08, 2023 Motorsport

Dunlop is South Africa's circuit racing tyre of choice

Dunlop Tyres has fundamentally grown its involvement across all South African circuit racing platforms over the past two years. Now the preferred tyre of no less than thirteen different championships at national, regional and club level, and in…
Practice and prep key to master a sport
Mar 01, 2023 Motorsport

Practice and prep key to master a sport

Sandton-born motorsport driver Keagan Masters says while he may have been “born and raised” on the circuit, his wins are down to pure dedication to practice and preparation. “I got into motorsport through my father, Wayne Masters, who has been…
90 Entries received for 2023 iTOO DJ Motorcycle Rally
Mar 01, 2023 Motorsport

90 Entries received for 2023 iTOO DJ Motorcycle Rally

The organisers of the 2023 iTOO DJ regularity rally, for classic motorcycles made before 1937, have received an entry of 90 riders for this year’s event, which starts from the Hillcrest shopping centre, outside Durban, on Friday, 10 March. It…
Investchem Formula 1600 season starts on Kyalami High
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Investchem Formula 1600 season starts on Kyalami High

The 2023 Investchem Formula 1600 season erupted into spectacular action at their season opening races supporting the Kyalami 9 Hour. Race fans were treated to drama and action throughout as Gerard Geldenhuys benefited pole man Troy Dolinschek…
Campos takes double opening GTC SupaCup win
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Campos takes double opening GTC SupaCup win

The opening round of the 2023 all-Volkswagen Polo GTC SupaCup thrilled the Kyalami 9 Hour crowd with great racing over the weekend. A delighted Keegan Campos opened his SupaCup season in perfect style when he claimed pole position and went on to win…
Variawa, van Rooyen win as debutant Le Roux takes the day
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Variawa, van Rooyen win as debutant Le Roux takes the day

South Africa’s premier Global Touring Cars delivered incredible action, two race winners and a shock overall victory at their opening round as curtain raiser to the Kyalami 9 Hour race over the weekend. Saood Variawa and Michael van Rooyen may have…
Team to showcase Polo SupaCup Endurance race potential
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Team to showcase Polo SupaCup Endurance race potential

Volkswagen Motorsport is embarking on a four-race South African Endurance Series campaign to further bolster its Polo SupaCup race car’s broad potential across various racing spheres. To be driven by Daniel Rowe and Keagan Masters, the team’s lanky…
Regional action promises National karting spectacle
Feb 27, 2023 Motorsport

Regional action promises National karting spectacle

Three spectacular regional season openers over the past three weeks have laid the gauntlet down to what promises to be yet another stunning season of MSA South African National Rotax Max Challenge karting, starting at iDube in KZN this Saturday 4…
CompCare Polo Cup starts with 9 Hour curtain raiser
Feb 21, 2023 Motorsport

CompCare Polo Cup starts with 9 Hour curtain raiser

It’s a case of all change is no change as CompCare Polo Cup gears up for yet another scintillating season of racing, and where better than at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit as curtain raiser to the 2023 Jo’burg 9 Hour endurance race. While the CompCare…
Investchem Formula 1600 ready for 2023 blast off
Feb 21, 2023 Motorsport

Investchem Formula 1600 ready for 2023 blast off

The champagne has barely dried following the 2022 Investchem Formula 1600 prizegiving and teams and drivers are flat out preparing for the opening round of the 2023 championship. And where better than at Kyalami, the home of South African motorsport…
Falkiner dominates at round 1 of 2023 GR Cup
Feb 20, 2023 Motorsport

Falkiner dominates at round 1 of 2023 GR Cup

The new-look TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa GR Cup had its season debut at the Zwartkops International Raceway on Saturday, 18 February 2023, featuring the recently introduced GR 86, rather than the Yaris models used in 2022. The opening weekend…
SA's leading motorsport supplier under new management
Feb 14, 2023 Motorsport

SA's leading motorsport supplier under new management

ATS Motorsport founder Richard Leeke once ran a race team, to which rivals seldom returned their borrowed goods. So Mr. Leeke billed them for those tools, duct tape, race fuel and the rest. And so, Automotive Technology Specialists, or ATS as most…
Maserati MSG Racing scores points in Hyderabad
Feb 14, 2023 Motorsport

Maserati MSG Racing scores points in Hyderabad

Maserati MSG Racing finished 10th in a difficult Hyderabad E-Prix In Numbers Edoardo Mortara Free Practice One // P7 Free Practice Two // P5 Qualifying // P7 [No Time, Quarter-Final D] Race // P10 Positions Gained // -3 Fastest Lap // 1:14.810…
Hyundai Motorsport grabs 2 podium spots in Rally Sweden
Feb 14, 2023 Motorsport

Hyundai Motorsport grabs 2 podium spots in Rally Sweden

Hyundai Motorsport has registered a double podium finish in Rally Sweden, the second round of the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), following a competitive performance by all three its crews. The “Gods of Speed” created a thrilling and…
Honda Quest True Adventure is Back
Feb 02, 2023 Motorsport

Honda Quest True Adventure is Back

The wait is finally over, Honda Quest True Adventure officially returns in 2023. The adventure race that represents a journey of true grit, heart and determination onboard the ultimate adventure motorcycle on the planet, the Honda Africa Twin…
New RMC season starts with 3 regional openers in 3 weeks
Feb 01, 2023 Motorsport

New RMC season starts with 3 regional openers in 3 weeks

A brand new 2023 Rotax Max Challenge karting season kicks off with a race in each region over the next three weeks. Drivers around the country will embark on their campaigns focussed on taking their regional titles, and more importantly the national…
Jaguar TCS Racing regroups for Diriyah double-header
Jan 24, 2023 Motorsport

Jaguar TCS Racing regroups for Diriyah double-header

Jaguar TCS Racing to race under the lights in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on 27 and 28 January 2023 Diriyah E-Prix is the first of five double-headers in the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship It follows the season-opener in Mexico City which…
Charan Moore takes top honours in the Original by Motul category  and comes in 28th overall in motorcycles
Jan 24, 2023 Motorsport

Moore shows steely determination at Dakar 2023

In what has been described as the hardest Dakar in recent history, Dakar 2023 has proven to be a stunning success for South Africa across all the various categories and classes. The rally, which kicked off on 1 January 2023 on the shores of the Red…
Exciting Rally-Raid Championship expected for 2023 season
Jan 24, 2023 Motorsport

Exciting Rally-Raid Championship expected for 2023 season

The Dakar Rally, considered as one of the toughest in many years, is now something of the past and South African Rally-Raid competitors proved their talent while local race vehicle manufacturers and constructors showed their worth and returned from…
All-new Cross Country Motorcycle team ready to race
Jan 24, 2023 Motorsport

All-new Cross Country Motorcycle team ready to race

Honda returns to South African Cross Country Motorcycle Racing in full force with the announcement of a strong, 14-man Franchise Co Sleepover Tork Craft Honda team to tackle both the 2023 Trademore South African Nationals, and the GXCC Gauteng…
Zwartkops' favourite race weekend set to thrill
Jan 23, 2023 Motorsport

Zwartkops' favourite race weekend set to thrill

One of South Africa’s favourite annual race weekends is ready to rock you when the 22nd Passion for Speed thrills Zwartkops Raceway Saturday 28 January. Bigger and better, this year celebrates both freedom of attendance and international…
Maserati MSG Racing enters new era in Mexico City
Jan 19, 2023 Motorsport

Maserati MSG Racing enters new era in Mexico City

Maserati MSG Racing completes first race of Formula E’s Gen3 era. The Race In Numbers Edoardo Mortara Free Practice One // P6 Free Practice Two // P19 Qualifying // P16 [1:13.618, Group B] Race // DNF Positions Gained // N/A Fastest Lap // 1:14.648…
SA success as Al Attiyah's Toyota, Benavides' KTM win
Jan 16, 2023 Motorsport

SA success as Al Attiyah's Toyota, Benavides' KTM win

Dakar 2023 proved a stunning success for South Africa. Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel’s GR Hilux DKR T1+ stormed to their third Dakar victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing on Sunday as SA cars starred, taking the overall and two class wins. South…
Second consecutive Dakar victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing
Jan 16, 2023 Motorsport

Second consecutive Dakar victory for Toyota Gazoo Racing

1st overall for Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel 4th overall for Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy 5th overall for Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings 4 Toyota Hilux T1+ in Top 5 Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and his French co-driver, Mathieu Baumel,…
A shakeup in the cars, bikers duke it out in the desert
Jan 13, 2023 Motorsport

A shakeup in the cars, bikers duke it out in the desert

Nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb’s ruthless pressure paid off as his fifth straight stage win on Friday moved him up to second overall, an hour and a half behind overall leader Nasser Al-Attiyah’s made in South Africa Toyota Gazoo…
South Africans continue to star in the Desert
Jan 13, 2023 Motorsport

South Africans continue to star in the Desert

Dakar 2023 continued to deliver epic action as competitors fought on through the Arabian Desert on Thursday. 9-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb continued to pile on the pressure through Day 11 as he took his fourth stage win on the trot. Car…
SA men and machines on top across the board
Jan 09, 2023 Motorsport

SA men and machines on top across the board

South African cars are leading three of the 2023 Dakar Rally’s four classes, with Nasser Al Attiayh Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel’s Gazoo Racing DKR T1+ leading a made in SA Hallspeed Toyota Hilux overall 1-2-3-4 to dominate the top T1+ 4x4 class. SA…
Second stage win for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2023
Jan 06, 2023 Motorsport

Second stage win for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2023

Stage win for Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel 6th on stage for Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings 8th on stage for Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy Nasser/Mathieu extend overall lead Another tough day marked Stage 5 of the 2023 Dakar Rally,…
Both cars in Dakar top 6 after brutal Day 3
Jan 04, 2023 Motorsport

Both cars in Dakar top 6 after brutal Day 3

Little South African Century Racing has enjoyed a giant killing start to Dakar 2023. After three days of racing, both of Century’s factory cars sit ahead of most of the grandee team favourites in the overall top six of the car ranking. South African…
Epic Day 2delivers a Toyota 1-2 as SA Bikers star
Jan 03, 2023 Motorsport

Epic Day 2delivers a Toyota 1-2 as SA Bikers star

The second day of Dakar 2023 proved a thriller with all the ingredients of an epic adventure. Both the car and bike leads changed in the final sector as defending champions Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel’s Gazoo Toyota Hilux overcame Dutchmen…
Tough opening stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2023
Jan 02, 2023 Motorsport

Tough opening stage for Toyota Gazoo Racing at Dakar 2023

6th place on opening stage for Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel All three GR DKR Hilux T1+ cars ran faultlessly TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) started the defence of its Dakar crown on Sunday, 1 January 2023, with a challenging stage set to the south…
A whole new race season looms. Bring it on!
Dec 22, 2022 Motorsport

A whole new race season looms. Bring it on!

The start of the 2023 National Extreme Festival may very well be two months away over the weekend of the Kyalami ICGT international GT3 9 Hour 23-25 February 2023, but Dunlop Sport Maxx Racing is champing at the bit to get going. Returning to…
Passion for Speed to open new race season
Dec 15, 2022 Motorsport

Passion for Speed to open new race season

With the 2022 South African circuit racing season wrapped up, it’s time to start looking ahead at what’s in store for 2023. The new racing year will see an early start as usual, with the annual Zwartkops International Passion for Speed Festival of…
Toyota Gazoo Racing Rakes in World Championships
Dec 15, 2022 Motorsport

Toyota Gazoo Racing Rakes in World Championships

Toyota Gazoo Racing experienced a stellar year across the international motorsport formulas and disciplines that it competes in. A brainchild of Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda, Toyota Gazoo Racing has evolved from a ‘passion project’…
There’s good reason why Dunlop backs SA racing
Dec 08, 2022 Motorsport

There’s good reason why Dunlop backs SA racing

There is very good reason why Dunlop Sport Maxx has taken the tyre supply high ground in local circuit motor racing. Dunlop supplies tyres and supporting competitors in the country’s top national circuit racing formulae, Global Touring Cars, SupaCup…
Cool day of karting ends season at Zwartkops
Dec 05, 2022 Motorsport

Cool day of karting ends season at Zwartkops

The 2022 Rotax Max karting season came to a popular end at Saturday’s Gauteng Finals at Zwartkops on Saturday. The Mini Max, Micro Max and Bambinos raced their regional finals, with the others racing for RKC club points. That, along with some new…
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories
Dec 01, 2022 Motorsport

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories

A large format coffee table style book of more than 500 pages covering the history and memories of 60 years of the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit was launched to the Media at a function on 25 November 2022 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. The event,…
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit book selling out fast
Nov 30, 2022 Motorsport

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit book selling out fast

The much anticipated book Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit – 60 Years of Memories has been launched. Presented to media, contributors to its creation and among its subjects at a function at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit’s John Love Launch Area on Friday…
Overall win for Penta, title for de Bruyn, Schutte
Nov 29, 2022 Motorsport

Overall win for Penta, title for de Bruyn, Schutte

Red-Lined Motorsport together with the Penta Motor Group, ended its 2022 rally raid season on a somewhat indifferent note at the Kameel 600 over the weekend. Philip Botha and Wade Harris gave the team overall victory on day 1 in their Red-Lined VK56…
Leah's Ladies title tops fine Honda racing year
Nov 28, 2022 Motorsport

Leah's Ladies title tops fine Honda racing year

Honda’s Red Rockets enjoyed a championship winning day at the final round GXCC Gauteng Cross Country championship in Carletonville on Saturday. Lady racer Leah Heygate topped the Honda headlines with yet another class victory to take the 2022 GXCC…
Dunlop Racing had a splendid 2022 on track
Nov 25, 2022 Motorsport

Dunlop Racing had a splendid 2022 on track

Dunlop Sport Maxx Racing’s various regional racing championships came to a head over the past two weekends, following a frenetic year on the South African National Extreme Festival too. All of which means the various series that run exclusively on…
Regional success makes up for national disappointment
Nov 22, 2022 Motorsport

Regional success makes up for national disappointment

Jurie Swart was thrilled to wrap up his maiden overall 2022 Alert Engine Parts GTi Challenge championship at Killarney on Saturday. Swart, who has now four times won the Class A GTi title, took this first overall championship following a season-long…
Chris & Greg seal SA Rally Championship with another win
Nov 22, 2022 Motorsport

Chris & Greg seal SA Rally Championship with another win

Team Rally Technic Mazda2 crew Chris Coertse and Greg Godrich are the 2022 MRF Tyres South African rally champions following a dramatic come from behind victory in the final stage at the weekend’s TRAC Dullstroom Rally. The duo started the season on…
Hyundai Motorsport announces WRC team for 2023
Nov 21, 2022 Motorsport

Hyundai Motorsport announces WRC team for 2023

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed a four-crew, three-car line-up for the 2023 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), with new and returning faces contesting the company’s tenth season in rallying’s top competition. Joining the already confirmed Thierry…
Strong green & gold team for Rotax Max Grand Finals
Nov 21, 2022 Motorsport

Strong green & gold team for Rotax Max Grand Finals

Three years later, the green and gold returns to the ‘Olympics of Karting’ Rotax Max Challenge Karting Grand Finals, which roll out at Portimão, Portugal over the coming week from 20 to 26 November, and back to their full glory for 2022. South…
The Cape 1000 2023 - Exciting new category added
Nov 18, 2022 Motorsport

The Cape 1000 2023 - Exciting new category added

With over 50 entries receive and only five slots remaining on the entry list for the 2023 Cape 1000 classic car tribute rally, you’ll have to act fast if you want to participate in “South Africa’s Most Beautiful Drive”. Scheduled to run from 19 to…
Hyundai takes top spots on podium in Rally Japan
Nov 15, 2022 Motorsport

Hyundai takes top spots on podium in Rally Japan

Hyundai Motorsport concluded the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a 1-2 result in Rally Japan, securing the team its fifth victory of the season and the second of the year for Belgian crew Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe. Ott Tänak…
Double race win as Red-Lined rules FIA T1
Nov 15, 2022 Motorsport

Double race win as Red-Lined rules FIA T1

RED-LINED DOMINATES PARYS 800 Double race win as Red-Lined rules FIA T1 Red-Lined Motorsport racing together with the Penta Group ended the 2022 South African Rally Raid season on an extreme high in treacherous conditions at Parys in the Free State…
Slick Zwartkops shakes up VW Challenge title
Nov 14, 2022 Motorsport

Slick Zwartkops shakes up VW Challenge title

The 2022 Pabar Northern Regions VW Challenge racing series came to a spectacular head at a wet and slippery Zwartkops on Saturday. The season final served to shake up the final championship podiums, most of which were decided on the last corner of…
Exciting dice during RTH between Brett Swanepoel (L) and Wade Young (R), by ZCMC
Nov 11, 2022 Motorsport

2022 Roof of Africa Day One – Sunshine and Showers

The first day of the 2022 edition of the Roof of Africa was bookended by summer downpours, but even the rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of Lesotho’s Hard Enduro fans. Nor could it affect the dedication and commitment of the over 400 competitors…
Investchem Formula 1600 crew stars at Silverstone
Nov 08, 2022 Motorsport

Investchem Formula 1600 crew stars at Silverstone

Six South African Investchem Formula 1600 drivers flew the flag high with an impressive showing at the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy at Silverstone in England over the weekend. Four of the six made it through to the 36-car final out of over 100…
Some surprises as WP championships are decided
Nov 08, 2022 Motorsport

Some surprises as WP championships are decided

There were some surprises among the fights down to the line to crown the Western Cape’s 2022 Rotax Max Challenge karting champions at Saturday’s Killarney finale. The premier DD2 gearbox class drew a strong entry with national circuit racers Jurie…
Red-Lined ready to close season off in style
Nov 07, 2022 Motorsport

Red-Lined ready to close season off in style

Red-Lined Motorsport together with the Penta Motor Group, is on its way to the double-header South African Rally-Raid championship season finale along the banks of the Vaal River near Parys 11-12 November. The team is looking for a good wrap up to…
Africa Eco Race 2022 - Stage 12 in Senegal
Nov 02, 2022 Motorsport

Africa Eco Race 2022 - Stage 12 in Senegal

As tradition dictates, the 14th edition of the AFRICA ECO RACE came to an end on Sunday 30 October 2022 at Lac Rose in Dakar, with the final photo under the finish arch of the entire organisation team. Before that, this final day had seen the 22 km…
The 2022 Roof of Africa is Just Over the Next Ridge
Nov 01, 2022 Motorsport

The 2022 Roof of Africa is Just Over the Next Ridge

With only just over a week to go before this year’s edition of “The Mother of Hard Enduro” (9 – 12 Nov) the excitement is palpable as competitors and their support teams make their final preparations for the daunting challenge of the Maloti…
Four Investchem F1600 champions among six
Oct 31, 2022 Motorsport

Four Investchem F1600 champions among six

A strong six-man contingent of South African drivers is jetting off to England to race for the prestigious Walter Hayes Trophy over the coming weekend. The team comprising four Investchem Formula 1600 champions will be at Silverstone on 5 and 6…
Africa Eco Race 2022 - Stage 11 in Senegal
Oct 31, 2022 Motorsport

Africa Eco Race 2022 - Stage 11 in Senegal

THE FINAL STAGE WITHOUT SURPRISES ON THE AFRICA ECO RACE During the briefing yesterday evening at the Ouad Naga bivouac, Manfred KROISS, the Sporting Director of the AFRICA ECO RACE 2022, had indicated that the final timed sector was complicated…
Toyota SA’s 2022 Fortuner Challenge hailed as success
Oct 28, 2022 Motorsport

Toyota SA’s 2022 Fortuner Challenge hailed as success

Toyota South Africa Motors hosted the 7th edition of its popular Fortuner Challenge recently, and the event was widely hailed as a huge success. The multi-sport challenge, which was first hosted in 2016, combines four members of the public, who…
Power performance by TGRSA Junior Academy at Formula-K
Oct 27, 2022 Motorsport

Power performance by TGRSA Junior Academy at Formula-K

The Toyota Gazoo Racing Junior Academy (TGRJA) drivers left the Formula-K Kart Circuit holding several trophies after an impressive outing at the Gauteng Kart Championships on 22 October. Emma-Rose Dowling stole the show on Saturday following three…
Richard Schilling
Oct 27, 2022 Motorsport

Schilling appointed Honorary President MSA

Former South African off-road car racing national champion, Richard Schilling, has been appointed Honorary President of Motorsport South Africa (MSA). After finishing his time as a successful motorsport competitor, Schilling, a retired businessman,…
Africa Eco Race 2022 - Stage 7 in Mauritania
Oct 26, 2022 Motorsport

Africa Eco Race 2022 - Stage 7 in Mauritania

After the cancellation of the first special stage in Mauritania, everyone was eager to get started this morning at the start of this 7th stage between Chami and Akjoujt. The start this morning had been brought forward by 30 minutes so that the…
Surprises among Dunlop Pole Position payouts
Oct 21, 2022 Motorsport

Surprises among Dunlop Pole Position payouts

The 2022 South African National Championship Motor Racing Extreme Festival may be done and dusted, but there are always a number of interesting statistics to look back on. Not least Dunlop’s Sport Maxx Pole Position Awards through the season, and…
A quiet third stage of the Africa Eco Race 2022
Oct 21, 2022 Motorsport

A quiet third stage of the Africa Eco Race 2022

After the events of yesterday, the atmosphere was heavy this morning: Notably so during the distribution of the road-book an hour before the start of the 3rd stage of the AFRICA ECO RACE. Composed of a 466 km special stage competitors followed by a…
Kyalami 9-Hour dates confirmed for early 2023
Oct 19, 2022 Motorsport

Kyalami 9-Hour dates confirmed for early 2023

KYALAMI 9-HOUR LAUNCH K9H MOTOR FEST CONTENT With a rich history stretching back to 1961 - the Kyalami 9 Hour Race, now the second round of the SRO Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) Powered by Pirelli, returns on 25 February 2023. As part of the…
TGRSA finish strong in 2022 Global Touring Car fight
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

TGRSA finish strong in 2022 Global Touring Car fight

Pole position for Michael van Rooyen 1st overall in Race 1 for Michael van Rooyen 2nd overall in both race for Saood Variawa Saood Variawa finishes debut season as runner-up Successful GTC debut for Ashley Oldfield The final race event of the 2022…
TGRSA’s GR Cup delivers in inaugural season
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

TGRSA’s GR Cup delivers in inaugural season

Ashley Oldfied crowned as GR Cup winner Pole position for Thomas Falkiner Double race victory for Sean Nurse The final round of the inaugural TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) GR Cup took place at the Zwartkops Raceway near Tshwane in Gauteng this…
Josh beats Geldenhuys & Dolinschek to Investchem title
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

Josh beats Geldenhuys & Dolinschek to Investchem title

Josh le Roux took the Investchem Formula 1600 Championship in a dramatic Extreme Festival finale at Zwartkops on Saturday. It had come down to a three-way fight between le Roux, Gerard Geldenhuys and Troy Dolinschek that unfolded through an…
Clinton Bezuidenhout is 2022 CompCare Polo Cup Champion
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

Clinton Bezuidenhout is 2022 CompCare Polo Cup Champion

Gqeberha lad Clinton Bezuidenhout grabbed a thrilling down to the wire 2022 CompCare Polo Cup championship by winning all three races of Saturday’s Extreme Festival Finale over three races at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria on Saturday. Clinton and…
Teenager Leyton is 2022 SupaCup champion
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

Teenager Leyton is 2022 SupaCup champion

Teenage racing sensation Leyton Fourie added his third South African National championship in three years when he won the all-Volkswagen Supa Polo championship with a first race victory at Zwartkops’ Extreme Festival Finals in Pretoria on Saturday.…
Rob wraps up his second Global Touring Car Title
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

Rob wraps up his second Global Touring Car Title

Robert Wolk took a measured but still combative approach to wrap up his second SA Global Touring Car title with a race left to run at the weekend's Extreme Festival finale on Saturday. The action started before any of the cars even rolled out of…
Trademore Cross Country crowns its champions
Oct 17, 2022 Motorsport

Trademore Cross Country crowns its champions

Multiple South African dirtbike champion Brett Swanepoel rode his factory Husqvarna home second overall behind OR1 man Mike Pentecost to take the OR2 win and claim the overall and his class Trademore Group South African Cross Country Championship…
Rotax karting responsible for Cape racing success
Oct 11, 2022 Motorsport

Rotax karting responsible for Cape racing success

There’s good reason why Cape Town racers have become the dominant force in CompCare Polo Cup, Investchem Formula 1600 and even in GTC and SupaCup. All of them being SA’s top circuit racing classes. It all starts at the WPMC’s Killarney Kart track,…
Hyundai claims another podium finish in Rally New Zealand
Oct 11, 2022 Motorsport

Hyundai claims another podium finish in Rally New Zealand

Hyundai Motorsport has claimed a podium finish on Sunday 2 October in its first-ever participation in Rally New Zealand, round 11 of the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja extended their run of consecutive podiums…
Atkinson, Scheepers & Walker clinch Pabar crowns
Oct 11, 2022 Motorsport

Atkinson, Scheepers & Walker clinch Pabar crowns

Rory Atkinson has clinched the 2022 Pabar VW Challenge championship with a dominant performance at the Red Star Raceway’s penultimate round races on Saturday. Atkinson, Hannes Scheepers, and Ian Walker all three clinched their respective class A, B…
SA's Sheldon van der Linde is the 2022 DTM champion!
Oct 10, 2022 Motorsport

SA's Sheldon van der Linde is the 2022 DTM champion!

A perfect and emotionally-charged conclusion to the DTM season for the BMW M Motorsport teams and drivers! Sheldon van der Linde (RSA) finished third in the final race at the Hockenheimring (GER) to claim the championship – one day after his…
Hartslief confirms Soweto Grand Prix bid plan
Oct 10, 2022 Motorsport

Hartslief confirms Soweto Grand Prix bid plan

Veteran South African Grand Prix promoter in Soweto F1 frame Facts have begun to emerge about a Soweto South African Grand Prix bid after rumours around such an event in recent weeks. South African entrepreneur Bobby Hartslief, the man responsible…
Competitor applications open for 2023 Simola Hillclimb
Oct 03, 2022 Motorsport

Competitor applications open for 2023 Simola Hillclimb

Simola Hillclimb remains South Africa’s premier motoring and motorsport lifestyle event 13th edition takes place from 4 to 7 May 2023 encompassing Classic Car Friday and King of the Hill As an invitational event, competitor applications for entry…
TGRSA dominates at NAMPO 400 double-header
Oct 03, 2022 Motorsport

TGRSA dominates at NAMPO 400 double-header

All-TGRSA podium at Round 4 of SARRC All-TGRSA podium at Round 5 of SARRC Lategan/Cummings win both rounds Manufacturers’ Award for Toyota during both rounds TOYOTA GAZOO Racing SA (TGRSA) fielded a four-car team for the Nampo 400, which constituted…
Another great day of family racing at iDube
Sep 20, 2022 Motorsport

Another great day of family racing at iDube

The KZN Kart Club enjoyed a fine day of Rotax Max regional racing in a typical family affair as it closed off its 2022 season at iDube on Sunday. The epic hillside track delivered all the usual action and angst, highlighted by a full pack of premier…
Robert Wolk is on verge of GTC title double
Sep 20, 2022 Motorsport

Robert Wolk is on verge of GTC title double

Robert Wolk and Chemical Logistics Racing sit on the verge of a back-to-back Global Touring Car Championship following another productive weekend at Killarney’s penultimate Extreme Festival races. Wolk took pole position before storming to victory…
Racing scions Lupini, Dolinschek, Variawa & Campos win
Sep 19, 2022 Motorsport

Racing scions Lupini, Dolinschek, Variawa & Campos win

Killarney’s National Extreme Festival proved the day of the thoroughbred motor racing scions as first-time winners and local heroes thrilled the impressive Cape Town crowd that braved a chilly, breezy day of the races. They were rewarded with great…
TGRSA heads to Killarney for penultimate GTC race
Sep 15, 2022 Motorsport

TGRSA heads to Killarney for penultimate GTC race

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing South Africa’s (TGRSA) Global Touring Cars (GTC) squad is heading to the Western Cape this weekend, for Round 6 of the 2022 season. This is the penultimate race of the year, hosted at the Killarney International Circuit near the…
1-2-3 finish for Hyundai Motorsport in Acropolis Rally
Sep 13, 2022 Motorsport

1-2-3 finish for Hyundai Motorsport in Acropolis Rally

Hyundai Motorsport has claimed its first-ever clean sweep of a FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) podium with an emphatic performance in the Acropolis Rally in Greece. Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe led a 1-2-3 finish on the final race day,…
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Heading Home to Fuji
Sep 08, 2022 Motorsport

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Heading Home to Fuji

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s GR010 HYBRID Hypercar will make its home debut when the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) returns to Japan for the 6 Hours of Fuji after a three-year absence. The penultimate round of the 2022 WEC season sees the series…
Action-packed Regional fest heads to Welkom
Sep 05, 2022 Motorsport

Action-packed Regional fest heads to Welkom

Regional Festival racing heads to Welkom for a full day of action at the annual Phakisa 200 meeting at the Phakisa Freeway between Welkom and Odendaalsrus on Saturday 10 September. A broad variety of classes is bound to entertain, but the weekend…
2022 Belgian Grand Prix – Sunday
Aug 29, 2022 Motorsport

2022 Belgian Grand Prix – Sunday

Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN went close to scoring points as Zhou Guanyu finished 14th, within seconds of P10, at the Belgian Grand Prix. Birthday Boy, Valtteri Bottas, saw his race come to an early end as he was collected by a spinning Latifi and spun…
Hyundai on top of podium again in Ypres Rally Belgium
Aug 23, 2022 Motorsport

Hyundai on top of podium again in Ypres Rally Belgium

Hyundai Motorsport has registered back-to-back wins in the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), with Ott Tänak and Martin Järveoja securing a confident victory in Ypres Rally Belgium, the ninth round of the season. The Estonian crew, which was…
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…
Surprise leaders, strong local rivals await in J-Bay
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,…
Clean sweep for TGRSA in Upington
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…
National championship racing returns to the Highveld
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…
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing wins fifth Le Mans 24 Hours
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,…
24 Hours of Le Mans races towards its 90th edition
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…
Chemical Logistics Racing Mourns Rivals' Tragedy
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…
Power performance by TGRSA at GTC Round 3 in Gqeberha
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…
NWM T1+ EcoBoost Ford Ranger – 10 Fascinating Facts
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…
Wolk, van der Watt Lead the GTC Title Chase
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…
A Quarter Way Into the Season it’s Still All to Do
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…
Overberg Rally Starts MRF Tyres SA Rally Season in Style
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…
HRSA Classes Set to Star at Zwartkops Historic Tour
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…
Who will win the SAGT turf war?
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…
Podium and pride for Suzuki at Simola
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…
Cobras descend on Aldo Scribante
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…
MasterDrive at Simola Hillclimb 2022
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.…
Suzuki Swift Sport takes on the Simola Hill
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…
New book on Kyalami’s 60 year history nears completion
Apr 19, 2022 Motorsport

New book on Kyalami’s 60 year history nears completion

A large format coffee table style book of more than 400 pages covering the history and memories of 60 years of Kyalami history is nearing completion and is expected to be available in May 2022. Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit - 60 Years of Memories,…
Zwartkops Repercussions Likely after Killarney Upsets
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…
2022 Australian Grand Prix: Sunday
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…
Mpumalanga takes on Kwa-Zulu Natal
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…
Bridgestone Announces 2022 Motorsport Plan
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…
Cobra Challenge Gets Underway At Red Star Raceway
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…
2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix - Sunday
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…
Perfect start to title defense for Lategan/Cummings
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…
1000 Miles of Sebring
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…
Most Regional Extreme Classes Race on Dunlop Direzza
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…
Dunlop's Hidden Heroes Keep Racing Wheels Turning
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…
Cobras Get More Venom For 2022
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…
Wolk, Masters & Lupini Grab Dunlop Pole Position Awards
Mar 11, 2022 Motorsport

Wolk, Masters & Lupini Grab Dunlop Pole Position Awards

Dunlop Motorsport’s weekend highlight was without doubt the season opening Extreme Festival at Killarney, which treated an enthusiastic crowd to spectacular racing in perfect late summer conditions. The weekend started especially well for the…
Toyota Gazoo Racing trio ready for GTC round 1
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…
Hyundai back on podium in Rally Sweden
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…
Cape Duo Swart, Lupini Team up in Polo Cup
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…
Volkswagen Motorsport gears up for exciting racing season
Feb 25, 2022 Motorsport

Volkswagen Motorsport gears up for exciting racing season

The Golf 8 GTI racing car will be back in action in 2022 and will be driven by Jonathan Mogotsi and Daniel Rowe Nathi Msimanga and Xolela Njumbuxa will be representing Volkswagen in the CompCare Polo Cup which is now in its 26th year The Volkswagen…
Hyundai Motorsport on mission for success in Rally Sweden
Feb 24, 2022 Motorsport

Hyundai Motorsport on mission for success in Rally Sweden

After a difficult start to a new hybrid chapter, Hyundai Motorsport is on a mission for success this weekend (24 to 27 February) at Rally Sweden, the second round of the 2022 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season. The return of Rally Sweden will…
De Klerk & Roets' Big Build-Up Starts at the Weiveld 300
Feb 14, 2022 Motorsport

De Klerk & Roets' Big Build-Up Starts at the Weiveld 300

TreasuryOne Racing duo Hennie de Klerk and Adriaan Roets may have delayed their Dakar attack by a year, but that was for good reason. 2018 Dakar rookie winner de Kerk and Roets will return to the great race better prepared than ever when it starts…
Bilstein-Sponsored Racers Start the Season Right
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…
Another 100% Finish for Kyalami's Privateer Manufacturer
Jan 27, 2022 Motorsport

Another 100% Finish for Kyalami's Privateer Manufacturer

While the Dakar dust may only just have settled for 2022, Red-Lined Motorsport is celebrating another 100 percent finishing rate and an ever-improving Dakar reliability record in the gruelling event. Both the Red-Lined VK Series T1 race cars that…
A new identity: Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN
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…
Glory for South Africa after the 44th Dakar Rally
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…
Al Atiyah’s proudly South African Toyota wins Dakar
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…
BAIC ORV Team to march into Dakar Rally in 2022 again
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…
Al Attiyah & Barreda win again, but Petrucci, Visser star
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…
Dakar day 3: sparks fly around Audi's first win
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…
Al Attiyah’s & Sunderland lead overall at Al Artawiya
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…
Grizzly Dakar bears its teeth early
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…
Nasser, Sanders to start Dakar in pole position
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…
2022 Dakar Rally contestants prepare to perform with Motul
Dec 31, 2021 Motorsport

2022 Dakar Rally contestants prepare to perform with Motul

With each year that passes, the legend of the Dakar Rally grows – and Motul is proud to be an ongoing part of the world’s most renowned rally-raid event. The 44th edition of the Dakar Rally will take place from 1 – 14 January 2022, entirely within…
Motul Moments: the highlights of the year 2021
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…
Toyota Gazoo Racing ready for action at 2022 Dakar Rally
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…