MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

LAPPI SET FOR ‘RALLY OF HIS LIFE’

ESAPEKKA LAPPI HAS PROMISED TO KEEP HIS EMOTIONS IN CHECK WHEN HE MAKES HIS WORLD RALLY CAR DEBUT AT VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL [18 – 21 MAY] – DESPITE ADMITTING IT’S THE DRIVE HE’S WAITED HIS WHOLE LIFE FOR. Last year’s WRC 2 champion will join Jari-Matti Latvala and Juho Hänninen in a three-car Toyota Gazoo […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

TÄNAK HOPES HIS BEST WILL GET BETTER

AFTER THREE PODIUMS SO FAR THIS YEAR, OTT TÄNAK IS ENJOYING HIS BEST EVER START TO A WRC SEASON, AND IT’S A RECORD HE IS EAGER TO EXTEND THIS WEEK WHEN THE CHAMPIONSHIP SHIFTS TO VODAFONE RALLY DE PORTUGAL [18 – 21 MAY]. Catapulted back into the big league this year as defending champion Sébastien […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Ostberg’s Argentina test prompts WRC row

Mads Ostberg has laughed off a complaint made to the FIA about him conducting a pre-event test ahead of the last World Rally Championship round in Argentina.Current WRC sporting regulations prohibit testing outside of Europe on cost grounds. But Ostberg insisted that as he is effectively a privateer driving under the Onebet Jipocar World Rally […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

BRANCH (BIKES) AND SAAIJMAN (QUADS) TAKE OVERALL LAURELS AT BATTLEFIELDS 400

The defending OR1 (Open Class) motorcycle champion, Ross Branch (Brother Leader Tread KTM) and current Open Quad champion, Hannes Saaijman (Q-Kon EMD Basefit Racing VLS) were the respective overall winners of the Battlefields 400, the second round of the SA Cross Country Moto Championship that took place on Friday (12 May) outside Dundee in an […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

David Perel a fine Blancpain Silverstone second

South African Kessel Ferrari 488 GT3 race driver, David Perel delivered his first-ever Blancpain GT Endurance series podium at the second round of the series at Silverstone over the weekend. Capetonian Perel, who had previously won races in other GT series, was delighted at his best result yet in the premier category. Having spent the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

East London set to challenge

The Comsol VW Challenge competitors make their way down to the coast for their annual “away race” on Saturday, 20 May. The daunting East London Grand Prix Circuit will host the third round of the 2017 championship, At the head of the overall championship log Rory Atkinson (Pozi Drive Polo) has a slender one-point lead […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Home win for team 467

Home win for Team 467 Witzenberg Motorklub Ceres Toyota Rally WP3 13 May 2017 Starting the 2017 Western Province Rally Championship on a high as the first regional team home on the CCMCC iKapa Reticulation and Flow Klipdale Rally in February contact with a rather solid telephone pole on the CPMCC Swartland Malmesbury Rally on […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Young Guns exit cross country Ranger (stage left), enter rally Fiesta (stage right)

  May has been a crazy month for the ATS Motorsport Young Guns and Richard Leeke and Henry Kohne head to Secunda for the third round of the national rally championship virtually straight from the second round of the national cross country series. A little weary they may be, but they’re buoyed too: in their […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Hyundai wants to make it 3 in a row in Rally de Portugal

Hyundai Motorsport aims to score its first ever Rally de Portugal podium at this weekend’s sixth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).Having claimed back-to-back rally wins for the first time in its history in Corsica and Argentina, the team is confident that it can challenge at the front again as the Championship […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OTHER MOTORSPORT

East London calls the Investchem Formula 1600 racers to action

The third stop in the 2017 Investchem Formula 1600 championship tour is the East London Grand Prix Circuit. Here this national single-seater series will compete in the Extreme Festival on Saturday, May 20, contesting two races on the day. With two rounds completed, it is Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) that […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

ATS Motorsport Young Guns win Class S in Battlefields 400

South African Cross Country Series rookies, Richard Leeke and Henry Konhë, have notched up a category win in only their second event. The ATS Motorsport duo drove their Class S Ford Ranger double cab to victory in the Battlefields 400, second round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCC), which ended in Dundee on May […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

FORD APPROVED SHELBYS NOW IN SA

Shelby’s full range of high performance Mustangs is now available in South Africa in an extensive range of Ford Motor Company approved performance and aesthetic upgrades.The products of the legendary US tuning company set up by the late, great Carroll Shelby whose mighty Cobras toppled Ferrari at Le Mans, Shelby today specialises in bespoke aftermarket conversions on new Ford Mustangs. Shelby South […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

KRISTOFFERSSON WINS WORLD RX OF BELGIUM

The 2017 World RX of Belgium saw Johan Kristoffersson take his first victory of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship, however the win almost went to Timmy Hansen.Kristoffersson finished Qualifying on top after winning Q2, Q3 and Q4 which secured him pole position in Semi-Final One alongside with Hansen who looked to be a threat […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NASCAR

NASCAR’s Wonder Woman Car Totaled in Fiery Wreck

 Danica Patrick’s Wonder Woman-branded NASCAR was engulfed in flames after getting into a wreck at the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. The powers of Princess Diana of Themyscira seemed to protect Patrick, who walked away unscathed, but another driver was injured in the crash. Danica Patrick’s car is No. 10, ie the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Mike Shatynski’s take on: “Veterans take on Mexican 1000”

Two Veteran non-profits from Southern California, Warfighter Made and Racing4Vets, teamed together for the 50th anniversary running of the Mexican 1000. The all-Veteran team of racers in vintage military vehicles numbered “1” and “22” finished 68th and 135th, respectively. Martha Tansy joined the “Vets” who were among the  266 entries at the start of the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

Sensational sting in tail at Killarney

Franco and Silvio Scribante’s Chevron-Suzuki V8 may have been the dominant force early on in what turned out to be a sensational Campos Cape 400 Mopar South African Endurance Championship race at Killarney, but they were very lucky to win the race in the end from the Campos family, dad Rui and sons Jason and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GTC RACECARS READY FOR EAST LONDON – SASOL GTC SERIES

“We are gunning for glory,” said Volkswagen Motorsport factory driver Daniel Rowe just days before the start of round three of the Sasol GTC Series at the historic East London Grand Prix Circuit. “This is a real driver’s circuit, and driving skill combined with a bit of bravery is often rewarded with a good result […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Husqvarna star Swanepoel wins again

Pepson Plastics Husqvarna rider Brett Swanepoel tightened his stranglehold of the South African Cross Country Moto OR2 class championship with a second win on the trot at a cold and wet Battlefields 450 In Dundee KwaZulu Natal over the weekend. Swanepoel took a comfortable class win in Friday’s prologue, where he ended up third overall, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS

SPORTS & GT STUNS KILLARNEY

Visitors help make both races thrillers Cape Town’s premier Crossley & Webb Sports & GT racers were among the highlights of a very well attended Killarney Blockbuster Power Tour meeting on Saturday, as several visiting cars that came down to compete in the day’s Campos 400 Mopar SA Endurance race took to the track in […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

Ford NWM Puma Lubricants team victorious on treacherous Battlefields 400 Cross Country race

The Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Puma Lubricants team scored a resounding victory today at the Battlefields 400, the second round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS). Treacherous conditions faced the competitors when the action got underway on Friday for the short 46km qualifying loop, with heavy runs in the Dundee area resulting […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA RECORDS ANOTHER ONE-TWO FINISH ON FREEZING BATTLEFIELDS 400

The first cold front of winter 2017 did nothing to dampen the spirits of the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team, despite temperatures plummeting, the heavens opening, and Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy rolling their Toyota Hilux, , during the qualifying race of the Battlefields 400. As round 2 of the 2017 South African Cross […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

EAST LONDON GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT TO HOST FASTEST BATTLE YET – ENGEN VOLKSWAGEN CUP

  The hotly contested Engen Volkswagen Cup makes its way down to the coast for the second time in just three events, but this time the spectacle moves down to the Eastern Cape where the historic East London Grand Prix circuit will provide the battleground for yet another war between a full field of fast […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Spanish GP: Hamilton defeats Vettel to win Spanish GP thriller

Lewis Hamilton has clinched his second victory of the 2017 Formula 1 World Championship after coming out top of an absorbing battle with Sebastian Vettel to win the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton started from pole position but was forced into a chasing position from the lights after his title adversary enjoyed the better getaway off […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

Red Bull F1’s Helmut Marko says they have Max Verstappen locked down

THERE WERE RUMORS THE 19-YEAR-OLD COULD BOLT TO FERRARI NEXT SEASON Red Bull Racing insists there is no risk it could lose Max Verstappen to a rival team like Ferrari before his contract runs out. Former Formula 1 driver Martin Brundle teased this week that he believes the 19-year-old is frustrated as Red Bull struggles […]

FORMULA 1 MOTORSPORT NEWS

‘Spending is out of control, just to find an extra tenth of a second’, says Red Bull chief Christian Horner

The dash for the Formula One World Championship is fuelling a record spending spree running into hundreds of millions of pounds.Engineers will unload their gleaming 200mph cars in Barcelona tomorrow ready for the first grand prix of the European season. But bosses of the seven teams based in Britain will be busy opening the chequebooks […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally

Rally de Portugal: Toyota expands to three entries for Rally Portugal

The Toyota Gazoo Racing squad will bolster its ranks to a three-car entry for Rally Portugal with WRC2 star Esapekka Lappi joining regulars Jari-Matti Latvala and Juho Hanninen for the sixth round of the 2017 World Rally Championship. Lappi, a former European Rally Champion and reigning WRC2 Champion, has made a handful of WRC entries […]

MOTO GP MOTORSPORT NEWS

Barcelona party seeks clampdown on MotoGP grid girls

 The Catalan political party Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds (ICV) is seeking a clampdown on grid girls in time for next month’s Barcelona MotoGP race.Soon after another party, Ganemos Jerez, unsuccessfully attempted to get rid of grid girls at the Spanish track, the Catalan party has now presented a proposal to the Montmelo town government. The […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

GTC2 Growing Strong

The Sasol GTC2 championship catering for standard-based turbocharged 2-litre hot hatches heads to East London with the prospect of a new brand joining the fray alongside Mini and Volkswagen and another returning. Cape lad Dayne Angel and his team are working around the clock to ready his #4 Autohaus Angel Honda Civic Type R for […]

GTC MOTORSPORT NEWS

SASOL GTC BACK TO THE BORDER

It’s all eyes on Bonafede in East London South Africa’s premier Sasol Global Touring Car Championship heads to the Border Region town of East London this weekend 20 May for its annual date at the legendary Grand Prix Circuit. The series is keen to deliver another scintillating round following a cracking previous race at Kyalami. […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

SA lad Raoul signs with Campos Racing

South African racer Raoul Hyman has signed to drive for Campos Racing for the 2017 GP3 season starting at Barcelona this weekend 13-14 May. Hyman, who successfully completed the team’s preparations in all three official GP3 series pre-season test sessions, was regularly near the top of the time sheets before wrapping up fifth-fastest on the final […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS NEW VEHICLES

Ferrari Doesn’t Want to Build an F1-Powered Hypercar

If you want a road car with an F1-derived V6, you’ll have to buy a Mercedes. Capitalizing on its recent F1 success, Mercedes-AMG will soon debut a 1000-plus-hp hybrid hypercar powered by a V6 engine derived from its 1.6-liter F1 unit. This stands in sharp contrast with the Ferrari LaFerrari, which uses a 6.3-liter V12 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS OFF ROAD

QATAR’S DEFENDING FIA WORLD CUP CHAMPION AL-ATTIYAH LEADS QUALITY ENTRY INTO RALLY KAZAKHSTAN

Officials at the Automotorsport Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan have announced a quality field of 25 of the world’s leading drivers for the Central Asian country’s inaugural round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies on May 20-27.Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah, the two-time winner of the Dakar Rally and the defending FIA World Cup […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Rally Cross

RX2 joins World RX for first time as World Championship moves to Belgium

Only a week after the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy was in action at the Hockenheimring, the World Championship has now moved to Belgium for round four of the season: Coyote World RX of Belgium.  For the first time this year, the newly-branded RX2 International Series presented by Cooper Tires joins World RX. […]