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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. […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport heads to Killarney for round three of Sasol GTC Africa series

Just two weeks after competing at Aldo Scribante Raceway in Port Elizabeth, the Sasol GTC Africa championship heads to the Western Cape and round three for 2016. With six rounds scheduled between the five months of August to December, the schedule is extremely tight. With two rounds completed, the Volkswagen Jetta GTC entries of Mathew […]

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Wet conditions don’t slow down Volkswagen Motorsport in Sasol GTC Africa series

Aldo Scribante Raceway in Port Elizabeth hosted round two of the Sasol GTC Africa championship in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Changeable conditions saw the field practice and qualify in dry weather and race day took place in the rain. From the outset, Michael Stephen and his Engen Xtreme Audi A3 GTC and Daniel Rowe in […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport eager for round two of Sasol GTC Africa series

Round two of the Sasol GTC Africa championship takes place at Aldo Scribante Raceway on Saturday, September 10. When the competitors take to the starting grid, it is with Volkswagen and Audi leading the Manufacturers’ championship. Round one was dominated by Michael Stephen and his Audi A3 GTC entry, winning both races and taking the […]

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Strong start to the Sasol GTC season for Volkwagen competitors

The Volkswagen Motorsport entries into the first Sasol GTC Africa event at Zwartkops Raceway on Tuesday showed they will be tough competition for their rivals in the coming rounds. With podium finishes for all four entries, the scene is set for a titanic battle going forward. Qualifying saw Mathew Hodges put the Volkswagen Jetta GTC […]

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Audi man takes opening GTC races

Engen Audi A3 driver and multiple South African race champion Michael Stephen completed an historic clean sweep in the first-ever Sasol GTC Africa races, when he added a second race win to his pole position and opening race success at Zwartkops Raceway outside Pretoria, South Africa today. Stephen put the Audi on pole position for […]