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24 Hours Fronteira: The perfect finish for 2017 season.

THE ATMOSPHERE It all began in 1998, the year of the first edition of the 24 Hour of Fronteira. Since then, the friendly village in Alto Alentejo, has hosted without interruption the event that is more than a test of endurance, it’s rather a great party to close the sporting season. The spirit of the […]

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AFRICA ECO RACE 2018 200 COMPETITORS WILL TAKE THE START IN MONACO

For its 10th edition, the Africa Eco Race will welcome a record number of competitors. More than a hundred vehicles, nearly 200 riders, drivers and co-drivers, will start from Monaco on December 31st. The big favorites of the event will be at the “rendez-vous”: Vladimir Vasilyev, winner in Car category in 2017, Gerard De Rooy […]

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Father/Son duo dominates desert to win 50th Baja 1000

While it’s still unofficial — and as we write this, there are still cars, trucks and motorcycles strewn all up and down the beautiful Baja California peninsula from Ensenada to La Paz — the father/son team of Juan C. Lopez and Carlos “Apdaly” Lopez from Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, took top honors in the 50th anniverasry […]

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Young triumphs in 50th Roof of Africa

Wade Young (Liqui Moly Sherco Racing) achieved legendary status when he won the 50th edition of the MOTUL Roof of Africa in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho on Saturday. The Paddock superstar was in sublime form as he dethroned British ace Graham Jarvis (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) to secure his third Roof of Africa title. Fellow KwaZulu-Natal […]

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Wade Young rides to victory on Day 2 at the Roof of Africa

Wade Young raced to the top of the Roof of Africa leaderboard and took control of proceedings on the second day in Lesotho. In what’s becoming a battle of South Africans, day one winner Travis Teasdale chased winner Wade Young home for second, while defending champion Graham Jarvis moved up to third on the second […]

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Travis Teasdale leads the way at the Roof of Africa

South Africa’s Travis Teasdale made his winning intentions for the 50th edition of the Roof of Africa perfectly clear by topping the leaderboard at the end of day one. A rising talent in Hard Enduro, KTM rider Travis Teasdale was on a charge today in challenging conditions as he bids for his first taste of […]

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BIKES AND QUADS EARNED NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES AFTER TOUGH SEASON

As the dust settled after the recent Atlas Copco Gold 400, the sixth and final round of the 2017 SA National Cross Country Championship for Motorcycles and Quads (SACCS Moto) that took place at Glenharvie on the West Rand, the points have been finalised and the championship titles have been allocated. After a competitive season […]

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ROOF-READY HUSQVARNA

It’s been a full year for the Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Motorcycles Racing team, but there is still a major sting in the tail and the team is all set for — the mother of hard enduros. Yes, the Roof of Africa happens in Lesotho’s Maluti Mountains 15-18 November, where two of the world’s leading riders […]

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50th BFGoodrich Tires SCORE Baja 1000 – The History

The long history of the event is surrounded by dedication and passion from its inception by the hands of the Legendary Mickey Thompson, to today’s SCORE® International organization. As the 50th Baja 1000 race draws near on November 12-18, SCORE® International has posted the lineage of the event along with incredible facts describing the highs, lows […]

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TOYOTA’S YEAR TO REMEMBER IN SOUTH AFRICAN CROSS COUNTRY SERIES

Lategan/White take Rookies of the Year award for Ford NWM Puma Lubricants team This year’s Production Vehicle category in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCs) is a season Toyota will not forget in a hurry. Apart from annexing all the Production Vehicle titles on offer the Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana, the only […]

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FOURIES CUT IT FINE ON THE WAY THE SA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The husband and wife team of Marius and Jolinda Fourie, in the PHB BAT, cut it fine when they secured the Special Vehicle overall and Class A titles in this season’s South African Cross Country Series (SACCS). Fourie had five points to spare over Stefan van Pletzen (Live Lesotho Chenowth) in the overall championship, and […]

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AFRICA ECO RACE : FROM MONACO TO DAKAR, IN RALLY’S PUREST TRADITION

In a little less than 2 months, the 10th edition of the Africa Eco Race will start from the Principality of Monaco for 15 days of surprises, novelties, in the purest tradition of a marathon Rally! From December 31st to January 14th competitors will cross Morocco, Mauritania and Senegal before an exceptional finish at Lac […]

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BIKES / QUADS SWEAT IT OUT FOR TITLE BATTLES AT TOUGH ATLAS COPCO GOLD 400

The 2017 South African National Cross Country Championship for Motorcycles and Quads (SACCS Moto) was wrapped up at Glenharvie on the West Rand this weekend (27 and 28 October) where 300 tough kilometres tested competitors in the Atlas Copco Gold 400 before the titles were finally decided. Lady Luck winked at some and ignored others […]

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FOURIE HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM LOSE THE BATTLE BUT WIN THE WAR ON ATLAS COPCO 400

Marius and Jolinda Fourie lost the battle but won the war when they were crowned Special Vehicle overall and Class A champions at the final event of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), the Atlas Copco Gold 400. On a dramatic final day of the season third place was enough to see the husband […]

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Ford NWM Takes Gold at Cross Country Season Finale

The Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) Puma Lubricants team wrapped up a highly competitive and exciting 2017 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) today at the season-ending Atlas Copco Gold 400, earning a bag of trophies for the race victory and podium positions for the overall Class T championship. Henk Lategan and Barry White ended […]

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SOUTH RACING’S PÓREM CLAIMS PORTUGUESE AND IBERIAN OFF-ROAD TITLES WITH FOURTH VICTORY IN BAJA PORTALEGRE 500

A fourth successive victory in Portugal’s Baja Portalegre 500 enabled South Racing’s Ricardo Pórem to secure the 2017 Portuguese National Championship of Cross-Country Rallies (CNTT) and the 2017 Cross-Country Rally Iberian Trophy in his Ford Ranger. The Portuguese driver and navigator Hugo Magalhães won the all-important third selective section to reach the podium 5min 44sec […]

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CHAMPIONSHIP CLEAN SWEEP FOR TOYOTA AT FINAL ROUND OF 2017 SACCS

The Atlas Copco Gold 400, final round of the 2017 South African Cross-Country Series, cemented Toyota’s domination in the sport. Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dennis Murphy had wrapped up the overall title at the previous round, but the final event saw brothers Johan and Werner Horn (Malalane Toyota Hilux) wrap […]

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SOUTH RACING CONTINUES WINNING WAYS AFTER CLINCHING POLISH AND CENTRAL EUROPEAN CROSS-COUNTRY TITLES

South Racing topped a glorious few days on opposite sides of the world by claiming the Polish Cross-Country Championship (RMPST) and the FIA Central European Zone Cross-Country Championship (FIA-CEZ) titles to add to the 2017 South American CODASUR Cross-Country championship that Rodrigo Gutiérrez claimed in Bolivia on Sunday. The Polish crew of Marcin Lukaszewski and […]

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HUSQVARNA GOING FOR GOLD

The Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Motorcycles South Africa’s Cross Country Racing team heads to the West Rand this weekend with the full team behind Brett Swanepoel, who is looking to tie up the 2017 South African OR2 championship at the Atlas Copco Gold 400 at Glenharvie 27 and 28 October. Swanepoel has put in an exceptional […]

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SHOOT OUT AT THE ATLAS COPCO GOLD 400 IN THE SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORY

Crews involved at the sharp end of championship issues in the Special Vehicle category are in for a few sleepless nights before the Atlas Copco Gold 400, the final round of the South African Cross Country Championship (SACCS), on October 27 and 28. The reason for potential insomnia among the crews is simple: the overall, […]

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TOYOTA POISED FOR CLEAN SWEEP OF PRODUCTION VEHICLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Toyota is poised to make a clean sweep of all the accolades on offer in the Production Vehicle category at the Atlas Copco Gold 400, final round of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), on October 27 and 28. Toyota has already annexed the South African Manufacturers Championship and, via the Toyota Gazoo Racing […]

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SOUTH RACING’S PÓREM TARGETS LOCAL TITLE AS HALPERN, ALVAREZ, OUŘEDNĪČEK AND RÉ JOIN THE TEAM IN PORTUGAL

South Racing faces one of the busiest weekend’s in its hectic rallying calendar when the German preparations company runs five cars in the 31st Baja Portalegre 500, Portugal’s final round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies.     The team will run Portuguese drivers Ricardo Pórem and Alexandre Ré, Spaniard Fernando Alvarez, Argentina’s […]

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SOUTH RACING CELEBRATES AS GUTIÉRREZ WINS SOUTH AMERICA’S PRESTIGIOUS CODASUR SERIES

 South Racing had the perfect tonic for a hectic weekend’s action in Portugal when Bolivian driver Rodrigo Gutiérrez was confirmed as the 2017 South American CODASUR Cross-Country champion.     At the wheel of his South-Racing run Toyota Hilux, Gutiérrez and South American-based Croatian navigator Tomislav Glavic led going into the final stage of Argentina’s […]

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COMPETITORS FIGHTING FIT FOR FINAL NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY BATTLE ON THE WEST RAND

Various championship titles still to be finalised Despite not having competed at national level for almost three months, motorcycle and quad competitors are fighting fit and looking forward to the Atlas Copco Gold 400, the sixth and final round of the SA Cross Country Championship that takes place on 27 and 28 October at Glenharvie […]

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2018 AFRICA ECO RACE: EVERYTHING GOES AS PLANNED!

A little more than two months from the start of the 2018 AFRICA ECO RACE, all the lights are green for this 10th edition to start in the best possible conditions on December 31st from the Principality of Monaco. Currently and until November 15th (closing date for registrations) there is some organizational turmoil. Indeed, the […]

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HUSQVARNAS PUSH ON IN JOZI

Husqvarna South Africa’s motocross team has endured a difficult 2017 race season with injury — both the team’s official riders were sidelined through the year — Maddy Malan was replaced by Caleb Tennant and Richie van der Westhuizen substituted by Jason Visser, who had also sat the 2017 season out following an injury he sustained […]

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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 […]