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Baja Portalegre: Alentejo ready for the biggest field of the season

With just a few days until the 31st edition of Baja Portalegre 500, the organisers has everything ready for another amazing closure both of the FIA World Cup and for the several Portuguese championships both in cars, SSV, quads and in bikes. Finally, the race is also part of the Iberian Trophy, but only for […]

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Al-Attiyah and Overdrive Racing clinch second consecutive FIA World title with victory in Morocco

Overdrive Racing’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah made sure of a fourth FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies title in stunning fashion by clinching his fourth outright victory in a rain-affected OiLibya Rally of Morocco, the 10th and penultimate round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. The Qatari, driving a Toyota Hilux prepared by the […]

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Pablo Quintanilla crowned 2017 FIM Cross-country rallies world champion

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider Pablo Quintanilla has won the 2017 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship at the final round of the series in Morocco. Successfully defending the title he won in 2016, the FR 450 Rally mounted rider wrapped up the 2017 OiLibya Morocco Rally with a top six result in the event’s […]

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Al-Attiyah and Walkner win big on rugged Rallye du Maroc

Nasser Al-Attiyah and Matthias Walkner powered over the dunes to claim the car and bike titles at the Rallye du Maroc. The six-stage race assembled plenty of offroad racing heavyweights as crews looked to fine-tune their operation ahead of next year’s Dakar Rally. Qatar’s Al-Attiyah and his French co-driver Mathieu Baumel knew that they would […]

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HUSQVARNA’S TOUGH BREAK

Injury urges another motocross team change. Husqvarna South Africa’s motocross team’s tumultuous year continues on the news that star rider Richie van der Westhuizen, who sits second in both the Monster Energy South African MX1 and MX2 championships, will not race at Gauteng’s Terra Topia’s season finale Saturday 14 October. Van der Westhuizen was injured […]

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BUMPER FESTIVAL OF CROSS COUNTRY MOTOR RACING AT ATLAS COPCO GOLD 400

A bumper festival of national and regional cross country motor racing will see the 2017 season go out with a bang at the Atlas Copco Gold 400 in Glenharvie on October 27 and 28. The event will see the final rounds of both the Auto and Moto championships in the South African Cross Country Series […]

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UNTIL THE FAT LADY SINGS

 Husqvarna South Africa’s motocross team heads to a home race at Terra Topia’s season finale in Gauteng Saturday 14 October, with team leader Richie van der Westhuizen sitting second in both the Monster Energy South African MX1 and MX2 championships, while stand-in MX2 lad Caleb Tennant is also looking forward to close off his season […]

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Atlas Copco Gold 400: Toyota cup overflows at production vehicle finale

Horn brothers set to clinch Class T title at Atlas Copco Gold 400 After an intriguing season full of twist and turns the final championships to be settled in the Production Vehicle category of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) will be laid to rest at the Atlas Copco Gold 400 in Westonaria on […]

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Cross-country racing big guns ready to fire at Rallye du Maroc

Rallye du Maroc has attracted plenty of offroad racing talent to the dunes of North Africa. Red Bull Desert Wings racers are primed for battled in the car and bike categories as they look to secure pole position for the upcoming Dakar Rally. Looking to defend his Rallye du Maroc car title over 1,995 kilometres […]

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BRETT BLASTS TO THIRD

Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Enduro star Brett Swanepoel completed his come-from-behind charge to end up on the 2017 Liquorland MSA Enduro Championship Podium following a double silver weekend at the Lesotho Double Header. Swanepoel ended up second overall and in his E2 class on both Friday and on Saturday’s full points-paying rounds, while Pepson Plastics Husqvarna’s […]

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SOUTH RACING TO RUN SCHRÖDER, GARCES AND OUŘEDNĪČEK IN SIX-DAY OILIBYA RALLY OF MOROCCO

After several weeks of punishing cross-country rallying across South America, Germany-based car preparations company South Racing heads to North Africa this week to tackle the OiLibya Rally of Morocco, round 10 of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.   South Racing will oversee three cars in Africa’s only round of the FIA World Cup: […]

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AL-ATTIYAH TOPS SEVEN-CAR OVERDRIVE RACING LINE-UP IN MOROCCO AND LOOKS TO CLINCH FIA WORLD CUP TITLE

Personnel at Overdrive Racing have their hands full this week when the Belgian car preparations company runs seven Toyota Hiluxes in the OiLibya Rally of Morocco, the 10th and penultimate round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. The event starts in Fèz on October 5 and finishes in Erfoud on October 10. The […]

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Mercedes-AMG Project One Brings Formula 1 Tech to the Road

The hypercar segment is getting even more exciting with the debut of the Mercedes-AMG Project One.Unveiled ahead of its public display at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Mercedes-AMG Project One has the goal of bringing Formula 1 technology to the road and star race car driver Lewis Hamilton was even at the launch to […]

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SPECIAL VEHICLE CHAMPIONSHIPS UP FOR GRABS AT SUN CITY400

Drivers and co-drivers who are leading Special Vehicle championships are in for a few sleepless nights between now and the fifth and penultimate round of the South African Cross Country Championship (SACCS), the Sun City 400, in the Pilanesberg on September 15 and 16. So tight are the championship positions there is every possibility of […]

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DE VILLIERS/MURPHY CHASE THIRD WIN IN A ROW ON SUN CITY 400

When the going gets the tough the tough get going is an overworked cliché but it amply describes the situation in the Production Vehicle category going into the fifth and penultimate round of the South African Cross Country Championship (SACCS), the Sun City 400, in the Pilanesberg on September 15 ad 16. With the withdrawal […]

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SOUTH RACING’S PORÉM EXTENDS  PORTUGUESE NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY SERIES LEAD WITH VICTORY IN BAJA TT IDANHA-A-NOVA

  South Racing’s Portuguese driver Ricardo Porém increased his lead in the 2017 Portuguese National Championship of Cross-Country Rallies (CNTT) by taking an impressive victory in Baja TT Idanha-A-Nova, the fourth round of the series, which finished in the Castelo Branco region on Saturday.     The Ford Ranger driver and navigator Hugo Magalhães led after […]

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Another chance for the ATS Motorsport Young Guns to shine

  If you’re going to gamble, Sun City is the place to do it. And Team ATS Motorsport, aka the Young Guns, will be gambling on a strong finish in the Sun City 400, fifth round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), which takes place at the popular North-West Province resort on September 15 […]

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EXCITEMENT AS ALL-NEW TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA HILUX BREAKS COVER IN SUN CITY

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA will be campaigning their all-new Toyota Hilux at this weekend’s Sun City 400 – the penultimate round in the 2017 South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS). Behind the wheel of the new Dakar challenger will be Giniel de Villiers, partnered by Dennis Murphy – who are also in the hunt to take […]

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Maximum attack for Ford Performance

 The 2017 South African Cross Country Series is rapidly heading towards its grand finale, with only two of the season’s six events remaining. With three crews in contention for championship glory, it’s all to play for at the upcoming Sun City 400, based at the world-renowned resort in the scenic Pilanesberg. Having scored a well-deserved […]

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SUN CITY 400 WILL AGAIN PROVIDE CROSS COUNTRY MOTOR RACING CREWS WITH A STERN CHALLENGE

For motor racing fans it makes sense to combine the penultimate round of the South African Cross Country Championship (SACCS), the Sun City 400 on September 15 and 16, with a weekend getaway at one of the world’s premier holiday resorts. With closely fought championships up for grabs in both the Production and Special Vehicle […]

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SOUTH RACING’S VARELA AND ALVAREZ CLAIM STUNNING SECOND AND THIRD PLACES BEHIND BAUMGART IN RALLY DOS SERTÕES

 South Racing claimed a double podium finish in Brazil’s daunting Rally dos Sertões, a gruelling seven-day cross-country rally that started in Goiânia on August 20th and finished in Bonito on Saturday (August 26th).   The Brazilian crew of Reinaldo Varela and Gustavo Gugelmin delivered a solid performance to bring their Divino Fogäo Rally Team Ford Ranger, […]

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OVERDRIVE RACING SENDS POWERFUL FLEET OF SIX TOYOTA HILUXES TO ORLEN BAJA POLAND

 Overdrive Racing is sending a powerful fleet of six Toyota Hiluxes to this weekend’s ORLEN Baja Poland, round nine of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. Based at Szczecin and taking place on September 1-3, the three-day event attracts one of the largest entries in the cross-country calendar and 134 cars, bikes, quads and trucks […]

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“MORE THAN 100 CARS, MOTORCYCLES, QUADS AND TRUCKS(…)” – BAJA POLAND 2017

FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies will visit Szczecin for the sixth time in history and spectacular Łasztownia Island will once again be a host for service park as well as all rally offices. During the press conference held in Warsaw’s Hotel Westin the organizers revealed more details about this year’s edition of ORLEN […]

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HALPERN, GUTIÉRREZ AND ZAPAG TO REPRESENT SOUTH RACING IN ARGENTINA’S SIX-DAY DESAFIO RUTA 40 NORD

  Following on from the recent Atacama Rally in Chile and this week’s Rally dos Sertões in Brazil, South Racing is also preparing to run three cars in this coming week’s Desafio Ruta 40 Nord, the second round of this year’s Argentine Cross-Country Rally Championship and a round of the South American Cross-Country Rally Championship […]

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PENULTIMATE STAGE CRASH SIDELINES SOUTH RACING’S GUTIÉRREZ IN CHILE’S ATACAMA CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY

 South Racing’s Bolivian driver Rodrigo Gutiérrez and Croatian navigator Tomislav Glavic missed out on a podium finish after crashing heavily on the fourth stage of Chile’s demanding Atacama Cross-Country Rally, a round of the South American Cross-Country Rally Championship.   Gutiérrez was in the top three from the start in Copiapó and held second overall […]

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SOUTH RACING’S VARELA AND ALVAREZ RELISH CHALLENGE OF BRAZIL’S DAUNTING RALLY DOS SERTÕES

  South Racing, the German-based cross-country rally car preparations company, is in the midst of a hectic August rallying programme in South America and is counting down the hours to running two cars in Rally dos Sertões, Brazil’s premier cross-country rally. The event starts in the central-western town of Goiânia on August 20th and finishes […]

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LEEROY POULTER PUTS RACING CAREER ON HOLD

 Defending South African National Rally and Cross-Country champion, Leeroy Poulter, has decided to step away from motorsport for the remainder of the 2017 season. The talented motor sportsman made the decision to fully recover from the brain surgery he underwent in 2016, to remove an anomalous growth. While the surgery itself was a great success, […]

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BRANCH IS OVERALL MOTORCYCLE CHAMPION WITH ONE MORE BATTLE TO GO 

The results for the Harrismith 400, the penultimate round of the SA Cross Country Championship for Motorcycles and Quads that took place on 28 July, and the updated championship standings show that although a few titles have been secured, many championship titles will only be decided at the sixth and final event of the 2017 […]

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HUSQVARNA’S HARDING STARS

Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Motorcycles South Africa Off Road duo, Brett Swanepoel and Henco Botha did the team proud with a pair of great performances in the Harding Liquorland SA National Championship Enduro over the weekend, while Husqvarna-supported 125 High School rider Matt Green also delivered another brilliant result. Swanepoel had a great race to end […]

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OVERDRIVE RACING’S AL-ATTIYAH CRUISES TO COMFORTABLE FOURTH VICTORY IN HUNGARIAN BAJA

  Overdrive Racing’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah moved one step closer to a third successive FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies title with a convincing start-to-finish victory in the Veszprém-based Hungarian Baja, round eight of the series. The Qatari and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel clinched victory on the Prologue stage on Friday evening and that paved […]

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South Racing CE on the HunGarian Baja to test for the Dakar rally.

After missing Baja Aragon due to a foot injury, co-driver David Kripal returns to racing at Hungarian Baja, 8th round of the FIA World Cup and 4th round of the Hungarian Championship, to partner Tomas Ourednicek in South Racing Central Europe’s Ford Ranger Dakar. Hungarian Baja will be a crucially important step of South Racing […]

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Third round of the FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship will be the Atacama desert!

This week, Husqvarna, KTM, Honda and Yamaha packed their bags and headed for Chile and the town of Copiapó where the administrative and technical verifications for the Atacama Rally will be taking place on 12 August, followed by the prologue on 13 August and the first Special on 14. Copiapó is a mining town right […]

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Hungarian Baja a first for Rautenbach in a Mini X-Raid

Munich. Cross-country race fans will be watching all the action of the Hungarian Baja 2017 very closely as the international gathering of drivers and teams commence preparations for Dakar Rally 2018. For MINI and motorsport partner X-raid, the Hungarian Baja race is yet another chance to hone and further develop the established and highly regarded […]

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CLOSE CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLES GIVE PRODUCTION VEHICLE CATEGORY NEW SLANT ON SUN CITY 400

With two events still to be run championship positions in the Production Vehicle category of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) have taken on an interesting look. The Toyota Gazoo Racing SA pair of South African champions Leeroy Poulter/Rob Howie and Giniel de Villiers/Dennis Murphy still dominate the overall championship, but there has been […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN CROSS COUNTRY SERIES HEADS FOR EXCITING CLIMAX

With three close championships the Special Vehicle category in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), the two remaining events on the calendar are scheduled for an explosive climax. Consider the following: the overall standings see three drivers separated by 14 points, three teams in the Class A championship are separated by 10 points and […]

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QATAR’S AL-ATTIYAH AND POLAND’S DOMZALA FLY THE OVERDRIVE RACING AND TOYOTA FLAGS IN HUNGARIAN BAJA

Qatar’s defending FIA World Cup champion Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and Poland’s talented young driver Aron Domzala will represent Overdrive Racing in this weekend’s Veszprém-based Hungarian Baja, round eight of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. Al-Attiyah arrives in Central Europe with a commanding lead in this year’s championship after claiming victories in Dubai, Qatar, […]