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Shell partners with BMW Car Club Gauteng

Shell South Africa has announced a new lubricant partnership agreement with BMW Car Club Gauteng. The Gauteng based club was formed in 1981 to afford like-minded enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the power of the brand through various activities. The club works closely with BMW and as such a strategic alignment with the OEM lubricant […]

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Inaugural Blue Train Challenge won by Riley 16/4 Special after dramatic finish

The Endurance Rally Association’s inaugural Blue Train Challenge reached a dramatic conclusion in Cannes as the Cadillac that had been leading right from the start of the five-day rally ‘fried a wheel bearing’ and had to retire on the final regularity. This gave the win to Richard and Tom Jeffcote in the 1938 Riley 16/4 […]

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Motocross of Nations returns to Matterly Basin – 11 years of making

The biggest event of 2017, the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations presented by FIAT Professional, is upon us at the amazing and historic Matterley Basin circuit in the UK. The 71st running of the event will bring 39 nations together from countries as far as Brazil and exotic as Thailand or Iran. The venue […]

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Porsche GT2 RS is the fastest Porsche 911 of all time with Nurburgring lap of 6m.47.3s

Porsche set a new record for road-approved sports cars on the 20.6-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife in the 911 GT2 RS on September 20. The record time of 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds was achieved in the presence of a notary and surpassed even Porsche’s own expectations. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars, said: “At […]

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The Rallye Breslau Poland 2017: the endurance rally

Finishing in Drawsko Pomorski after 8 days of racing, the Rallye Breslau Poland 2017 has come to an end. Those who finished showed true endurance and perseverance. In the forest, everyone is equal and has the same track, roadbook and distance to cover. But who managed to finish and win the most accessible and perhaps […]

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ABERDEIN’S LAST STAND

Cape Town race driver Jonathan Aberdein heads to Hockenheim in sentimental mood 23-24 September as he prepares to race his last weekend in the ADAC German Formula 4 championship as the 2017 title winds down on the classic grand prix track this weekend. The series has played as 2017 Formula 4 UAE champion Aberdein’s home […]

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Stuart returns to French Formula 4 action

Bloemfontein youngster Stuart White heads back to Europe for the fifth round of the FFSA French Formula 4 championship and his first race on another great racetrack when the series visits Magny Cours 9-10 September. White is keen on another strong showing following a tough weekend at Spa Francorchamps last time out, but most of […]

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Jordan Sherratt takes maiden F4 US victory

Jordan Sherratt did South Africa proud over the weekend, when he took a maiden victory in the Formula 4 United States Championship at the Virginia International Raceway. What’s more, Sherratt, who also finished second in the weekend’s other two races, took the overall win for the day to shoot up into a fighting fourth in […]

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Manx Grand Prix 2017: Vicars and Wilson win Manx GP races

English racer Brad Vicars has won a record-breaking opening race of the 2017 Manx Grand Prix held on the Isle of Man’s TT course on Wednesday. The Tadcaster man stormed to victory in the Newcomers Race A, to follow in the footsteps of names such Ian Hutchinson, Michael Dunlop and Carl Fogarty. The Honda-mounted rider […]

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Is Toyota launching its own performance sub-brand?

Toyota plans to unveil a “sports car” line that likely will be the Toyota-brand equivalent of Lexus‘ high-performance F series. It is unclear whether the new products will be offered outside Japan. Toyota plans to announce what it calls a “new sports car series” at an event next month here. That unveiling is geared toward Japan, and […]

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Speedy Chager tops Aberdare Hill Climb competition

Leading Kenya National Rally Championship driver, Baldev Chager, won the first round of Aberdare Hill Climb Competition held at the weekend. Chager set the fastest stage times in the two-day competition to emerge winner in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10 car. The Rift Valley Motor Sports Club round of the series, held at Aberdare Hills Golf […]

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Halftime in the Audi Sport TT Cup at Zandvoort

The circuit of Zandvoort in the Netherlands is the backdrop for the fourth of seven Audi Sport TT Cup events. As a challenging driver’s circuit, it traditionally promises exciting racing. All in pursuit of Philip Ellis: Tensions are high for the halfway point of the Audi Sport TT Cup season in Zandvoort from August 18 […]

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12-year-old Merlin Horatio Stamper navigates 1,500 miles across the USA

Everybody needs a break from work, and Bury St Edmunds-based farmer Angus Stamper’s preferred reward is classic car rallying, which is how he came to be driving his 1964 Mercedes 230 SL Pagoda on Bespoke Rallies’ recent Pan Am Classic event, that in turn led to his 12-year-old son Merlin possibly qualifying as the ‘World’s […]

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MONTOYA, CAMERON TO PAIR-UP FOR PENSKE FOR 2018 IMSA CAMPAIGN

Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron will share the driving duties for one of the two Acura DPi’s that will compete in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under the Team Penske banner, it was announced on Tuesday.Colombian Montoya, who has been a part of Roger Penske’s Verizon IndyCar Series line-up for the past four […]

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Swiss hillclimb organisers fined over fiery Hammond crash

 Organisers of the Swiss hillclimb in which TV presenter Richard Hammond suffered a huge crash have been fined just over $5000 by its national sporting authority. While filming for Amazon’s The Grand Tour TV show, Hammond crashed the 1200hp Rimac Concept One electric hypercar at a left-hand bend after the finish line of the Hemberg Bergrennen course, somersaulting […]

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ANDY MCMILLIN TAKES OVERALL AT 49TH SCORE BAJA 500, ROESELER FIRST TT LEGEND

There are a few families that have long-standing off-road racing legitimacy, and the McMillin name is synonymous with the history of Baja wins. Andy McMillin has continued that family tradition by taking the overall win at the 49th running of the Baja 500. He needed all that hard-earned family know-how as McMillin, a third-generation desert […]

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MOUNTAIN HAVOC 2017: MEGA TRUCK MAYHEM

 You could hear engines screaming through closed car windows as you got close to the Purcell Trench Ranch on Friday afternoon. Mountain Havoc 2017 had started, just above Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, and quadruple-digit horsepower buggies were already in competition that would already claim two victims before the real fun started over the weekend. Mountain Mafia […]

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TRAVIS PASTRANA OBLITERATES MT. WASHINGTON RECORD

Travis Pastrana beat the record at the Mt. Washington hillclimb by just under 25 seconds last weekend, to win one of America’s oldest motorsport events. Pastrana, who is competing in the American Rally Association championship for Subaru Rally Team USA this year, scaled the 7.6 mile course in 5 minutes 44.72 seconds, bettering the previous […]

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THE OLDEST BEETLE IN THE COUNTRY ENTERS CONCOURS SOUTH AFRICA 2017 AT SUN CITY, 4-6 AUGUST

The oldest Volkswagen Beetle in South Africa has been entered for Concours South Africa 2017, which takes place at Sun City on 4-6 August.  The little fawn-coloured Peoples Car is a 1949 model sedan, built in Germany, and imported to South Africa by a private owner a good two years before the very first Beetle […]

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Billy Monger: People supporting others, they’re the true inspiration

Billy Monger maintains he isn’t the ‘inspiration’ in his remarkable story of recovery following life-changing injuries in a racing accident in April, insisting it is the ‘people coming together’ to support him that is more significant. The teenager lost both of his legs after striking the back of a stationary car in an accident during […]

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PAPA PEPPER STYLE

While many men of over 50 are more worried about blue pills and their pension funds, others still find themselves chasing extreme bucket list ticks one wild weekend after the next. Iain Pepper is clearly one of the latter — not only has the race team owner made a victorious return behind the wheel of […]

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Fittipaldi reveals Daytona dream

Like grandfather like grandson: Emerson Fittipaldi, the 70-year-old double world champion, has revealed he hopes to clamber back into the cockpit one more time and race alongside his grandsons Pietro and Enzo in the Daytona 24 Hours or Sebring 12 Hours. It will mark the first time the Brazilian, who won both the Formula 1 world championship and the Indy 500 […]

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Faraday Future takes the FF 91 to the extreme

By setting a new record for production-designed EV’s, Faraday Future can look back at a successful edition of this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Navigating the twisty 20-kilometre-long track, Robin Shute drove the FF 91 in 11:25.083 ‘to the clouds’. The time was twenty seconds better than the previous record, which is a great […]

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Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb

Officials with the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire, organizers of the 2017 Subaru Mt. Washington Hillclimb planned for July 6-9, 2017 at the Mt. Washington Auto Road in Gorham, NH, announced today that 80 competitors representing 17 states in the United states as well as the countries of Canada, Wales, Australia and Romania will […]

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The legendary Peugeot 208T16 Pikes Peak changes hands

Sébastien Loeb has become the proud new owner of the famous Peugeot 208T16 Pikes Peak, the car that saw the Frenchman post an as-yet unbroken record in 2013 (8m13.878s) for the American event’s 20km course which climbs from an altitude of 2, 865 metres to 4, 301 metres. • The Peugeot 208T16 Pikes Peak was […]

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Limited electric vehicles challenging Pikes Peak in 2017

The 95th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is set to take place, but new records for electric cars are not expected. But it’s unlikely that electric vehicles will challenge the overall win in the ‘race to the clouds’, there are still a couple of competitors that will charge to the summit without […]

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IndyCar Driver Pippa Mann Is Not Having Your Women-Only Racing Series

Danica  Patrick, NHRA Top Fuel Champion Shirley Muldowney, World Rally Championship driver Michèle Mouton, IMSA’s Christina Nielsen, and IndyCar racer Pippa Mann are just a handful of successful female racers who compete and beat men in races on a regular basis. Though these drivers have succeeded and continue to succeed in the motorsport world, efforts to […]

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Bloodhound SSC’s First Test Runs Scheduled for October

After years of delays, the Bloodhound team will finally begin testing in an effort to become the first car to reach 1000 mph.After years of delays and setbacks, the team behind the Bloodhound SSC has announced it will finally begin test runs of the jet-and-rocket-powered car in October of 2017, in an effort to become […]

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FIA demands answers over Hammond hillclimb crash

Motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, has requested an explanation from the Swiss federation over the circumstances of TV star Richard Hammond’s high-profile crash during the Hemberg Bergrennen event on Saturday. While filming for Amazon’s The Grand Tour TV show, Hammond escaped from his inverted Rimac Concept One electric supercar after somersaulting the car down a hillside after […]

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TOYOTA 86 POTENTIALLY SETS NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

Gerotek Testing Facility, Pretoria West, South Africa – In a feat or bravery, determination and sheer concentration, seasoned motoring journalist Jesse Adams of Star Motoring fame, has potentially set a new Guinness World Record for the longest drift in a motor vehicle. The previous record of 144.126 kilometres held by Harald Muller (also set in […]

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Isle of Man TT 2017: Mugen mounted Bruce Anstey wins 12th TT

Team Mugen racer Bruce Anstey has won the TT Zero race for electric powered machines.The 48-year-old from New Zealand completed the one-lap sprint of the 37-mile (60km) Mountain Course at an average speed of 117.710 mph. It was his 12th Isle of Man TT title since making his debut in 1996 and his second consecutive […]

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Two go into three for team Lindenberg

Lindenberg Racing arrived at Red Star Raceway for the weekend’s Historic Tour races with three cars and two drivers after Kirsten Venter pulled out after feeling ill on Friday afternoon, But Paige Lindenberg and Djurk Venter did the team proud with some great results at the Delmas racetrack. Lindenberg endured an up-and-down weekend aboard her […]

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Davey Lambert dies aged 48 after crashing during Isle of Man TT race

Davey Lambert has died aged 48 after crashing during the opening Superbike race of the Isle of Man TT.Lambert suffered multiple injuries when his 1,000cc Kawasaki crashed on the third lap at Greeba Castle on Sunday.The Gateshead rider was treated at the scene before being airlifted to Nobles Hospital. He was later transferred to Aintree […]

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BUTTON TO TAKE PART IN SUZUKA 1000KM FOR TEAM MUGEN IN SUPER GT

Former McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team driver Jenson Button will make his debut in the Super GT Series this August, when he gets behind the wheel for Team Mugen, who are powered by Honda, at the final ever Suzuka 1000km event. The Brit will be driving a Team Mugen NSX-GT, and will race alongside drivers […]