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Taklimakan Rally 2018: Han Wei and Armand Monleón claim victory

Following the cancellation of the last timed section (9) of 2018 Taklimakan Rally, the standings edited after stage 8 were approved today by the Race Director.  Han Wei / Liao Min (Geely) and Armand Monleón (KTM) are the 2018 Taklimakan Rally winners. 59 cars/trucks et 11 bikes/ATVs have completed the 4765,16 kilometers of the rally […]

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HUSQVARNA’S DESERT CHARGE

Kenny Gilbert from Pretoria sits in the joint lead of both the overall and open class OR1 championships aboard his Pepson Plastics Husqvarna FX450, on equal in points with arch rival Ross Branch in both title tables. “The Desert Race is a great weekend but it’s a difficult one because we literally race through my […]

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Ford NWM Aiming for Hat-Trick of Wins in the Desert

The Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) team heads to Botswana next weekend with the aim of claiming its third consecutive victory in the 2018 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS). The annual Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race is the third round of the championship and takes place in Jwaneng from 22 to 24 June. […]

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Team South Africa makes history by winning second BMW GS Trophy

After eight days and 2350 km the 2018 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy has reached its conclusion back where it began, at Camp Chinisiin Khuree near Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. And it’s Team South Africa for the second time (having won the 2016 edition in Southeast Asia) who are the champions. This year there were 18 […]

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Toby Price Races To Record Sixth Win at the 2018 Tatts Finke Desert Race

2016 Dakar Champion Toby Price (#295 KTM 500 EXC-F) has added another Tatts Finke Desert Race title to his name, being crowned King of the Desert for the sixth time in nine years today in Alice Springs. Price managed to seal the win despite falling off his bike with 100 kilometres to go, taking victory […]

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No shortage of thrills and spills at 50th anniversary of Baja 500

The 50th anniversary edition of the SCORE Baja 500 was nothing short of a classic. The roughest, toughest, longest and most spectacular course was put in place to ensure this would be a race nobody will be forgetting in a hurry. As always the bulk of the fans’ attention was dominated by the Trophy Truck contest as […]

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Baja TT Capital dos Vinhos de Portugal: SxS amazing race won by Marco Silva

Following closely the events in Portugal, we do not get surprised with the huge entry lists the SxS category has in this country, but for many people outside the small rectangle near on the Atlantic shores I can be a bit mind-blowing. So, let us do just a short introduction to what happens there before […]

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Rally Kazakhstan 2018: Saudi Arabia’s Al-Rajhi on to claim victory for Mini

  Yazeed Al-Rajhi held his nerve to confirm an impressive victory in Rally Kazakhstan, round five of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, in Aktau City on Saturday. Needing to stay in front of X-raid MINI John Cooper Works Rally team-mate and FIA World Cup leader Jakub Przygonski through the final 148.52km special, the […]

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50th Score Baja 500 the ritual continues

In a ritual nearly as old as the sport itself, off-road racers from around the world will begin final preparations for June’s historic 50th running of the BFGoodrich SCORE Baja 500 as pre-running opens this weekend in the vast desert terrain of Northern Baja, Mexico. Round 2 of the four-race 2018 SCORE championship season will […]

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Electric rally car entered into Finke

An all-electric rally car will compete in next month’s Tatts Finke Desert Race.Known as the ‘Acciona 100% EcoPowered’, the car was built in Barcelona by Spanish civil works and renewable energy firm Acciona. It was the first all-electric vehicle to complete the Dakar Rally, in 2017 at its third attempt, and has also gone on […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the 50th Baja 500

The legendary race is back for a 50th year, with racers starting and ending in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. With desert pros from all over the world signed up, and the legendary Sal Fish and Ivan Stewart as co-Grand Marshals, it’s going to be an event to remember. The BFGoodrich Tires SCORE 50th Baja 500 will […]

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Four MINI Motorsport crews line up for Rally Kazakhstan

FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup front runner Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski looks to extend his lead in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally. Luc Alphand returns for his second competitive outing in 2018 with the MINI John Copper Works Buggy. The 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup edges towards halfway point of the season […]

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MIDAS TOUCH ROUTE FOR TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

Route director Adri Roets and a team from the Botswana Tourist Organisation (BTO) has again displayed a Midas touch with the route for this year’s Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, round three of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) and a feast of motorcycle racing, in Jwaneng from June 22 to 24. Roets […]

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SPAIN’S ALVAREZ AND GERMANY’S SCHRÖDER HOLD SOUTH RACING HOPES IN RALLY KAZAKHSTAN

 Spain’s Fernando Alvarez and Germany’s Jürgen Schröder hold South Racing’s hopes of top finishes in Rally Kazakhstan, round five of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, on May 27-June 2.   The team has been busy in a number of sporting disciplines over recent weeks, with drivers taking part in five different events over […]

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CALEB’S HUSQVARNA COUP

Q4 Fuel Husqvarna Racing totally dominated the senior classes in Saturday’s third round 2018 TRP Distributors SA National Motocross Championship in Bloemfontein in the Free State as Caleb Tennant stormed to four wins out of his four races in both the 450cc MX1 and 250cc MX2 classes to see him move into the championship lead […]

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DOMINATION HUSQVARNA’S AIM

Q4 Fuel Husqvarna Racing heads to Bloemfontein in the Free State Sunday 19 May fully intent to maintain its domination into the third round of the 2018 TRP Distributors SA National Motocross Championship. Maddy Malan heads to the Free State fresh off double victories aboard his Q4 Fuel Husqvarna to his home round at Thunder […]

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PAST FIVE YEARS HAS SEEN SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES FOR TOYOTA KALAHARI BOTSWANA 1000 DESERT RACE

In the five years since Jwaneng became the host town of the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, the biggest sporting and social event of the year in the country, a number of significant changes have taken place in what is this year the third round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS). Jwaneng, […]

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BACK-TO-BACK RACE WINNER DE VILLIERS TAKES EARLY PRODUCTION VEHICLE CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

Reigning South African champion and Dakar Rally legend Giniel de Villiers and the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team are old hands when it comes to topping championship tables. With that in mind it is no surprise to see de Villiers and the Toyota squad in familiar roles. De Villiers has scored back to back wins […]

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103 STARTS LATER COETZEE LABUSCAGNE LEADS SPECIAL VEHICLE CHAMPIONSHIP

After a record 103 starts in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) Coetzee Labuscagne has reached a milestone by leading the Special Vehicle overall and Class A championships. The former Blue Bulls scrum-half and his daughter, Sandra Labuscagne-Jonck, have scored two third place podium finishes in the 4×4 Mega World ARB Porter in the […]

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2019 AFRICA ECO RACE JOIN US FROM DECEMBER 30TH 2018 TO JANUARY 13TH 2019

  After the smiles and the champagne on last January 14th on the shores of Lac Rose, all the participants agreed: “Can’t wait for the next edition! “. The AFRICA ECO RACE team got straight to work in order to prepare the 2019 edition. At the program, a course with as little liaisons as possible, […]

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Young Guns Down On Their Luck

Richard Leeke and Henry Köhne in the Speedglas Welding Helmets BMW X3 had a disappointing end to the Battlefields 400 and were forced to retire when the left rear wheelstuds sheared approximately two-thirds of the way into the first of two 200-kilometre loops which made up the event. At that stage the Young Guns were […]

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DRAMA AND SURPRISES IN SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORY ON BATTLEFIELDS 400

On a day of drama and surprises KwaZulu-Natal crew Andre and Ralph Voigts scored a maiden national championship victory when they won the Battlefields 400, round two of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), here today. The Voigts, in a BAT Venom, won a war of attrition which saw only three of 10 starters […]

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HUSQVARNA TAMES BOKKEVELD DUST

Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing came home smiling from a dusty, rough and tough Koue Bokkeveld 400 second round South African Cross Country Moto championship with a strong points haul across the board on Saturday. In a race run in ideal weather conditions albeit blighted by dust across the mountains north of the Western Cape town […]

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Red Bull Romaniacs: New adventures and back to the roots in 15th edition

When the first Red Bull Romaniacs took off in 2004 it was a festival for nutters, a few Enduro enthusiasts who were looking for the extra kick and real adventure. 14 years later, the sport of “Hard Enduro” has become much more popular, if not mainstream and enjoys huge attention among fans and competitors. The […]

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BATTLE LOOMS FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA AT ROUND 2 OF 2018 SA CROSS-COUNTRY SERIES

Toyota Gazoo Racing SA will be heading to the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal on the weekend of 4-5 May 2018, in order to tackle the Battlefields 400, Round 2 of the 2018 SACCS. The team will have a new look about it for this race, due to the injury suffered by Rob Howie, who normally co-drives […]

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Into Battle The Young Guns Go

The Young Guns in their Speedglas Welding Helmets BMW X3 are feeling bullish ahead of the second round of the South African Cross Country Series, which takes place in KZN on May 4 and 5. The Battlefields 400, appropriately enough, is based around the province’s historical war zone; where Brits, Boers and Zulus fought more […]

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HUSQVARNA’S ROVER HIGH

The Windy City lived up to its reputation when the 2018 MSA South African National Enduro Championships visited Port Elizabeth for the 2018 Rover Winterberg Enduro on Saturday, but neither the gale nor a tough, rocky and mountainous route could stop Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing duo William Oosthuizen and Matthew Green from delivering a positive […]

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OPPORTUNITY FOR VAN PLETZEN/PIETERSE TO INCREASE SPECIAL VEHICLE LEAD

Lesotho crew Stefan van Pletzen and Jaco Pieterse have a golden opportunity to put early season daylight between themselves and the opposition on the Battlefields 400, round two of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), in Dundee on 4 and 5 May. Van Pletzen and Pieterse (Live Lesotho Chenowth) won the opening event of […]

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Suzuki Extreme 4×4 Challenge in Turakina provides action-packed Sunday

A full field of top guns will again provide action-packed thrills at the fourth annual Suzuki Extreme 4×4 Challenge in Turakina this weekend. The invitation only elite field of 10 includes the NZ1, NZ2 and NZ 3 teams battling it out with the cream of this country’s best drivers tackling 10 technically challenging hillside hazards. […]

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HUSQVARNA CHASES BOKKEVELD GOLD

Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing heads to the Koue Bokkeveld Mountains in the Western Cape on the front foot for the second round of the SA Cross Country racing season 4-5 March as the team looks forward to improving on its podium-rich start in Eshowe in KwaZulu Natal early in March. The team’s four riders are […]

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Ford NWM Cross Country Battle Resumes in Dundee

The battle for the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) title resumes in Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal, on 4 and 5 May, and the Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) team will be aiming for a second consecutive win for the 2018 season, and at this event. The aptly named Battlefields 400 is staged at the Battlefields Lodge […]

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Monster Energy Honda Team Reflect on Merzouga Rally Success

The Merzouga Rally, held in Morocco during the week, proved to be another tough test for the Monster Energy Honda Team. The team accomplished their mission with flying colours, achieving an outstanding final result as well as being able to substantiate the reliability of the Honda CRF450 RALLY. After starting the 2018 season in the […]

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STUART SENSATIONAL

Stuart White continued in his quest to wrest the Investchem Formula 1600 champion’s Mazda Road to Indy award with another powerful display at the Killarney Extreme Festival races in Cape Town on Saturday. White started by setting a stunning pole position lap and besides a first-race first-corner attack by Cameron O’Connor, cleared off to make […]

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DISAPPOINTMENT FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SA AS AL ATTIYAH/BAUMEL RETIRE ON FINAL STAGE OF QATAR 2018

It was a disappointing end to a fantastic race for Qatar’s Nasser Al Attiyah and French co-driver Mathieu Baumel. The Toyota Gazoo Racing SA pairing had hardly set a foot wrong throughout the five-stage event, winning four stages on the trot before being forced to retire from the race due to a problem with the […]

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AL-ATTIYAH SURVIVES PRESSURE FROM PRZYGONSKI TO CLOSE IN ON QATAR CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY VICTORY

  Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah is one desert stage away from a sixth victory in seven years at the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally after he and French navigator Matthieu Baumel won the fourth selective section by 7min 17sec on Saturday. The Toyota Hilux pairing duly extended their overall lead over the MINI John Cooper Works […]

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AL-ATTIYAH OVERCOMES TIME PENALTIES TO REGAIN OUTRIGHT LEAD IN QATAR CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel overcame hefty penalties that were added to their overall time to regain the outright lead with the fastest time on the 340.54km selective section of the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally on Friday. The Toyota Hilux driver started the day with a stage lead of 16min 07sec, […]

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DISAPPOINTMENT FOR DE VILLIERS/HOWIE AT THE 2018 QATAR CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY AS AL ATTIYAH/BAUMEL POWER ON

 It was a day of high drama in the desert near the Qatari capital of Doha, as Toyota Gazoo Racing SA continued their quest for victory. Unfortunately, Giniel de Villiers and co-driver Robert Howie were forced to retire from the race, after they hit a ditch just 30 km into the 350 km-long Stage 2, […]