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Volkswagen Motorsport aiming to replicate Cape Town winning streak

  When the Sasol GTC Championship last visited Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway back in April, the team earned three wins from four starts, a feat they aim to replicate on 22nd September when the championship visits the coastal circuit for the second time. Daniel Rowe powered his Volkswagen Motorsport Jetta GTC to his maiden win […]

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Engen Audi chasing 1-2 at Killarney

It is full-steam ahead for Engen Audi driver’s Michael Stephen and Simon Moss at the penultimate round of this year’s Sasol GTC Africa on 22 September, with the team still determined to secure an unprecedented 1-2 in the final championship standings. Ahead of Round 8 at Killarney in Cape Town, two-time defending champion Stephen leads […]

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RACING COMES TO FESTIVAL

Motorsport joins Kyalami Festival of Motoring bill Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank has rapidly grown to become among Gauteng’s favourite expos of all, pandering to an enthusiastic crowd through a blockbuster show of everything motoring with latest new models, track rides and a broad selection of much to do for both the petrol […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport chasing fourth win at Zwartkops races

With three wins in the Sasol GTC Championship to their name, Volkswagen Motorsport’s team of Daniel Rowe and Mathew Hodges head into round six with the aim of adding to their tally as the second half of the season gathers momentum. The GTC2 Championship sees the current champion Keagan Masters at the top of the […]

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NO TREATY IN PRETORIA

War will rage at Zwartkops Sasol Race Day South Africa’s premier national championship circuit racing series returns home to Zwartkops Raceway when the Extreme Festival visits the Pretoria circuit for the Sasol Race Day Saturday 18 August. Best of all is that most of this year’s national championship titles head to the tight and twisty […]

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Engen Audi Team’s Michael Stephen powers into GTC lead

The Engen Audi Team treated their home fans to a masterclass this weekend during Round Five of the Sasol Global Touring Cars Championship (GTC) at a soggy Aldo Scribante in Port Elizabeth. Determined racing and extreme weather conditions, delivered a mouth-watering spectacle of action. Ahead of the weekend’s action, the main talking points were the […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport has high hopes for home races

Volkswagen Motorsport heads into its home race at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Raceway with high hopes of delivering strong results for their legions of supporters.  With the Volkswagen manufacturing plant down the road in Uitenhage, the Motorsport team is more determined than ever to give their fans something to cheer on 14th July. Going into […]

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Robertson’s champion drive nets maiden victory in East London

Signature Motorsport enjoyed a successful outing in East London where the fourth round of the Sasol GTC2 Championship was held this Saturday.  Devin Robertson fought two extremely hard races worthy of a champion as he scorched around the historic East London Grand Prix circuit to bank his maiden series victory. The Champion MINI John Cooper […]

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EAST LONDON EXTREME

A blustery East London Grand Prix Circuit greeted competitors for the fourth round of the 2018 Extreme Festival national championship motor racing roadshow, where race fans were treated to a great day’s motorsport that delivered a blend of domination and close racing across the board. Simon Moss and Michael Stephen made it an all Petronas […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT AIMS TO UP THE ANTE FOR EAST LONDON CHALLENGE

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to the historic East London Grand Prix Circuit for round four of the Sasol GTC Championship on 16th June brimful of confidence after Daniel Rowe powered his Volkswagen Jetta GTC to back-to-back wins at the last two rounds while Keagan Masters has bagged four victories in his Volkswagen Golf GTi and leads […]

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Championship battle set to intensify for Engen Audi in East London

The Engen Audi Team head into Round Four of the Sasol GTC Africa Championship in East London on 16 June leading both the driver and constructors’ points standings. The first three rounds have been good to the Port Elizabeth-based team – with three overall victories, three heat wins, two front row lock downs and two […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport delivers another top-drawer performance

Volkswagen Motorsport delivered another exceptional performance at round three of the Sasol GTC Championship held at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria. Daniel Rowe raced his Volkswagen Motorsport Jetta GTC to a convincing lights-to-flag win from pole position in the second GTC race while Keagan Masters excelled yet again in his Volkswagen Advanced Driving Golf GTi, taking […]

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KILLARNEY RACES THRILL CROWD

Glorious Cape winter’s weather treated an enthusiastic crowd to a stunning day’s Extreme Festival racing as all classes delivered dicing out of the top drawer at the Killarney International Raceway on Saturday, but it was probably the Sasol GTCs that came away proudest of all after a turnaround weekend in the Cape. It was a […]

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THE HUNT IS ON FOR ENGEN AUDI

It’s Race Week! Anticipation and excitement will be racing through the Mother City over the next few days as the Engen Audi team gears up for Round Two of the Sasol GTC Africa at Killarney. Pressure weighed in after Round One, with three engine overhauls and a complete rebuild of Michael Stephen’s car in just […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport goes back to the front for Cape Town GTC

Volkswagen Motorsport heads to Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town for the second round of the Sasol GTC and GTC2 Championship on Saturday, 21st April, confident that the learnings from Kyalami and the hours of subsequent preparation will ensure that both the Jetta GTC’s and the Golf GTI GTC2’s are race rady for a competitive […]

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Valuable points for Volkswagen Jetta squad at Kyalami season opener

The new-look Volkswagen Motorsport Team had a weekend of mixed results with Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe getting their Sasol GTC Championship scoreboard ticking over after claiming fifth and sixth places in the opening round at Kyalami on Saturday. After a troubled qualifying session that left Rowe in fifth place and Hodges in eighth position, […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport bullish ahead of new Sasol GTC season

The new engine rules introduced for the 2018 Sasol GTC Championship season have injected a new lease of life into the Volkswagen Motorsport squad ahead of the opening round at Kyalami on 24th March. Pre-season testing has left Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe confident that the 2018 season will see Volkswagen in winning form. The […]

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Wet weather, hot racing at Zwartkops – Extreme Festival

The Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria hosted the final round of the 2017 Extreme Festival in wet conditions on Saturday, with constant rain adding to competitors’ usual challenges. Given the weather, a reasonably sized crowd turned up, and they were well rewarded for braving the elements. The day’s official highlights saw Michael Stephen clinch this year’s […]

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VOLKSWAGEN AIMING TO END TOUGH SEASON ON A HIGH – SASOL GTC SERIES

The Volkswagen Motorsport squad will want to repeat their winning performance from earlier this month when their GTC race cars hit the tarmac for the last time in 2017 this coming weekend at Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway to contest the final round of the Sasol GTC Series. “Our last outing at Kyalami just a few weeks […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT TURNS THE TABLES TO DOMINATE AT KYALAMI – SASOL GTC SERIES.

Some days at the races are better than others, and Round 8 of the 2017 Sasol GTC series was a particularly good one for Volkswagen Motorsport. Mathew Hodges claimed the overall win on the day following two close battles at the front of the GTC field while teammate Daniel Rowe fought his way through to […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT AIMING TO FINISH STRONG – SASOL GTC SERIES

The famed Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit will play host to the first full season of South Africa’s premier circuit racing series, the Sasol GTC for the second time in 2017, after also providing the battleground for Round 2 earlier in April. South African automotive giant Volkswagen will once again field two Jettas in the GTC […]

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PODIUM FINISHES AND VICTORIES FOR VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT SQUAD AT ROUND 6 OF THE SASOL GTC SERIES AT ZWARTKOPS RACEWAY

A podium finish apiece for Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe as well as a dominant display of driving skills by Keagan Masters characterised Round 6 of the Sasol GTC Series for the Volkswagen Motorsport Squad. Mathew Hodges steered his Volkswagen Jetta to a third place finish after the 17 laps that made up race one […]

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ZWARTKOPS SENSATIONAL

Saturday’s Zwartkops Sasol Race Day action proved extreme in every sense of the word with a large and appreciative crowd treated to Extreme Festival thrills, spills and sensational action throughout, on a fine winter’s afternoon that thought it was midsummer as Michael Stephen, Devin Robertson and Stuart White emerged victorious among SA’s trio of premier […]

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Engen Xtreme Team set to impress at Zwartkops

Showing incremental improvements through each round of the 2017 Sasol GTC Africa, all bodes well for the Engen Xtreme Team ahead of Round Six at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 12 August. This is according to team principal, Terry Moss, who believes the Engen Xtreme Team is going from strength-to-strength with every event in 2017.   With […]

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Thompson two off to PE

Lee Thompson Racing’s GTC2 and Engen Volkswagen Cup drivers Charl Smalberger and Simon Need head to Port Elizabeth for the Volkswagen National Race Day looking for their best results of the season Saturday 15 July. Both drivers have had a difficult run of late and are keen to up the ante in the Eastern Cape. […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT CLAIM GOOD POINTS HAUL AT ZWARTKOPS – SASOL GTC SERIES

Round 4 of the 9 event Sasol GTC Series was contested at the Zwartkops Raceway to the west of Pretoria on Friday, June 16 and provided another opportunity for the Volkswagen squad of Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe to show their mettle. And it didn’t take too long for Hodges to find the pace needed […]

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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. […]

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VOLKSWAGEN JETTAS PRIMED TO RACE AT HOME OF MOTORSPORT – SASOL GTC CHAMPIONSHIP

Round 2 of what has become South Africa’s premier circuit racing series will be hosted at the very famous Kyalami International Grand Prix circuit on April 21 and 22. It will be only the second time that the Sasol GTC cars get a bite at Kyalami’s fresh tarmac since the first race took place at […]

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LTR’s Charl, Simon score against the odds

Lee Thompson Racing ended a hectic double-header week of motor racing at a dramatic opening national race meeting at Killarney on Saturday with encouraging results against all odds. Just days after a successful regional race day at Zwartkops Heritage Day Tuesday, Thompson’s GTC2 driver Charl Smallberger ended up third against all odds, while Simon Need […]

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VOLKSWAGEN RARING TO GO IN SA’S PREMIER RACING SERIES – SASOL GTC CHAMPIONSHIP

The second season of what has become South Africa’s premier circuit racing formula starts on Friday, March 24th when Volkswagen Motorsport’s top drivers line up to take on the competition in the Sasol GTC or Global Touring Car series. Last year, 2016 saw the introduction of the brand new formula for 2-litre turbo cars with […]

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GLOBAL TOURING CARS RELAUNCHES PRODUCTION CLASS AS GTC2 FOR 2017

The Sasol Global Touring Cars (GTC) Championship’s second-tier category, GTC Production, has officially been renamed GTC2 for the 2017 season to move the category in line with international standards.Catering for lower-powered, production-based cars, GTC2 is considered the stepping stone into the premier Sasol GTC Championship. This ladder of progression was used effectively by Volkswagen South […]

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Engen Xtreme Team’s Michael Stephen is Sasol GTC Africa champion!

Michael Stephen and his Engen Xtreme Audi A3 are the 2016 Sasol GTC Africa champions – the first champion to be crowned in this new national motorsport series. Stephen set the pace from the outset of the season, winning the first six races, claiming the first five pole position starts and setting the first four […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport prepared for high-speed action in East London

The final round of the Sasol GTC Africa championship takes place in East London on Saturday, December 3. This event is just a week after the Zwartkops round which saw Daniel Rowe claim the GTC Production title in his Volkswagen Golf GTI. With Rowe the first racer to claim a GTC title in South Africa, […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport produces first national champion in GTC series

The Sasol GTC Africa Production title was claimed by Daniel Rowe and his Volkswagen Motorsport Golf GTI at a very unpredictable Zwartkops Raceway event on Saturday. Rowe, a dominant presence in the GTC Production category since round one continued with that form, winning both GTC Production races on the day to claim first place – […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport keen for action at penultimate GTC event

With just two rounds of the Sasol GTC Africa championship left to run, Volkswagen Motorsport competitors are keen to get back to the action. The event on Saturday, November 26, takes places at Zwartkops Raceway – which also hosted the first round of the championship. All four of the Volkswagen Motorsport entries recorded podium finishes […]

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Three in a Rowe for Volkswagen Motorsport at Killarney Raceway

Round three of the Sasol GTC Africa championship at Killarney Raceway on Saturday saw Volkswagen Golf GTI GTC racer Daniel Rowe claim all three race victories on the day, adding to his already convincing lead in this category. “Three pole positions put us in a great position for the races here at Killarney,” says Rowe. […]