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JONATHAN’S GLADIATOR WEEKEND

Jonathan Aberdein heads to one of the toughest challenges of his race season when the FIA European Formula 3 Championship heads to the short, tight and treacherous Norisring for its third round 22-24 June. Capetonian F3 Rookie Aberdein has scored points at both Pau and Hungoraring in the opening two rounds ands he’s keen for […]

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INTERNATIONAL ROLL RACING ASSOCIATION: ORGANIZED STREET RACING WITH ATTITUDE

IRRA recently kicked off in Florida Chase Smith likes fast cars. He is also a realist. “My car is super-attractive to the cops, and I don’t like to mess around on the streets,” says the Stuart, Florida, resident. So he often makes the hourlong trip south to Palm Beach Intrnational Raceway, a quarter-mile drag strip that […]

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Peter Hickman wins thrilling Senior TT battle with 135mph final lap

The 135mph barrier has been broken on the Isle of Man as Peter Hickman recorded a phenomenal final lap to edge the Senior TT over Dean Harrison. Hickman, on his Smiths Racing BMW, recorded his second win of the week with a 135.452mph final lap around the Mountain Circuit, smashing all previous records and beating […]

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Hickman claims maiden TT win in thrilling RL360º Superstock IOM TT Race

Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) claimed his first victory at the Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, when he took a sensational RL360 Superstock race by 4.4s from Michael Dunlop (MD Racing BMW) with Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) in third. The race saw the top three swap positions from the throughout […]

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Superbike rider dies in Isle of Man TT qualifying

Dan Kneen has died after crashing during a qualifying session for Superbikes at the Isle of Man TT. The 30-year-old lost control of his Tyco BMW around the Churchtown section of the circuit in an incident which caused a tree to catch fire. Organisers later confirmed Kneen’s death. “ACU Events Ltd regrets to confirm that […]

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JONATHAN HUNGARY FOR POINTS

Cape Town driver Jonathan Aberdein heads to Budapest for Hungoraring’s second round of the 2018 FIA Formula 3 championship 2-3 June looking to step up following a successful, if challenging opening round at the Pau earlier in May. Aberdein was happy to have brought his Motopark Dallara-Volkswagen home in one piece and to also score […]

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Brabham is back with the BT62

Building on a remarkable 70-year racing pedigree, David Brabham has announced Brabham’s return to manufacturing at a gala event in central London, with the global launch of Brabham Automotive’s first product, the stunning BT62. The Brabham BT62 continues the legendary ‘BT’ naming convention established by founders Jack Brabham and Ron Tauranac in the 1960s and […]

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Formula Drift Orlando victory claimed by Chris Forsberg

The 2018 Formula DRIFT championship swapped the tight Streets of Long Beach for round two at Orlando Speed World this weekend. And the drama began early with an incident in practice that saw Chelsea DeNofa (USA) hit the wall in his BC Racing / Nitto Tire Ford Performance Mustang RTR. He was avoiding an accident […]

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HUSQVARNA READY FOR ROVER

Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing heads to Port Elizabeth for the Rover Winterberg Enduro, the second round of the 2018 MSA South African National Enduro Championships Saturday 28 April. Young gun Matthew Green will be joined for the first time by 20-year old William Oosthuizen for his first ride for the team as replacement for Taki […]

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Modified Saloon Car beasts ready to be unleashed on Simola Hill

 Preparations for the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which takes place from 3 to 6 May, are running at a feverish pace amongst the organisers and competitors alike. And, for the spectators, anticipation and excitement levels are at an all-time high, particularly for the fiercely competitive Modified Saloon Car category in the King of the Hill […]

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Duncan conquers WMX Round of Portugal

The Portuguese Round of the FIM Women’s Motocross Championship is complete with Altherm JCR Yamah’s Courtney Duncan claiming the WMX victory! This weekend’s FIM Women’s Motocross Championship was played out over 2 days on changing conditions from a rutted and technical track Saturday to a soft and tricky surface Sunday. Race 1 was in perfect […]

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Battle intensifies for King of the Hill title in Single Seater and Sports Car category

   The battle for the revered King of the Hill title has been stepped up several notches in the Single Seater and Sports Car category for the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which takes place in Knysna from 3 to 6 May. Although there are just two classes this year, the competition is more intense than […]

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THE MICHELIN SPONSORED SAGMJ MOTOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR FOR 2017 IS KELVIN VAN DER LINDE

The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists’ 2017 Motor Sportsman of the Year, sponsored by Michelin, is 21-year-old Kelvin van der Linde of Johannesburg. This is awarded to him for his many achievements racing an Audi R8 with great success in Australia, America, and Europe, where he was part of the team that won the […]

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Ferrari 599 bursts into flames at Formula Drift opener

It was about as bad a debut as any in motorsports history. The twin-turbo Ferrari 599 of driver Federico Sceriffo burst into flames on its first run in the first round of the Formula Drift season-opener Saturday in Long Beach, California. Sceriffo was able to get out of the car and was unhurt. The car […]

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PODIUMS ALL ROUND

Lindenberg Racing enjoyed a positive day of racing at the Historic Tour meeting at Zwartkops on Saturday, with the team scoring several podium positions on the day. Djurk Venter brought home a popular race 1 win en route to second overall in Class G of the Marlboro Crane Hire Pre’-80 Historic Saloons race, while team […]

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Third Jaguar Simola Hillclimb Nomination for South African Sport Industry Awards

 The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb continues to be recognised as one of the top sports events in the country, having received its third consecutive nomination for the prized South African Sport Industry Awards. The official shortlist for the 2018 awards covers 18 categories recognising the very best activations, agencies, campaigns, content, events, innovations, platforms, programmes, rights […]

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STUNT ACE TERRY GRANT COMING TO THE JAGUAR SIMOLA HILLCLIMB

 Multiple world record-holder Terry Grant will join Jaguar at the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. He forms part of Jaguar’s race driver lineup for the 2018 instalment of this award-winning event. At Classic Car Friday, on 4 May 2018, Terry will drive a Jaguar XJ-S, prepared by apprentices from the Jaguar Land Rover Training Academy. At […]

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Yamaha MXGP Riders Back on the Gate in Trentino

With three rounds of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship complete, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing MXGP is going to Pietramurata, Italy, this weekend – for the fourth round of the MXGP series. Romain Febvre is feeling fit and ready to make his first podium appearance of the season, while teammate Jeremy Van Horebeek is […]

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Double amputee has miraculous podium finish in F3 Championship

  18-year-old Billy Monger has defied all odds to finish third in the opening race of the British F3 Championship at Oulton Park.Monger had both his legs amputated last year following a serious crash. He is able to drive using a special Tatuus Cosworth car, fitted with a throttle on its steering wheel. Monger is […]

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Top Gear viewers left in shock as car goes up in flames with presenters still inside

Top Gear (literally) played with fire in their latest episode, after a car went up in flames with presenters Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan still inside. Viewers were left in shock as the £50,000 Renault Alpine A110 caught fire during a test drive around the Monte Carlo Rally on Sunday night. Both Harris and Jordan managed […]

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Formula Drift driver Frederic Aasbo’s Nexen Tire Toyota unveiled at NAIAS

Championship Formula Drift driver Frederic Aasbo’s all-new Rockstar Energy Nexen Tire 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback unveiled at New York Auto Show •    New-for-2018 competition Toyota Corolla hatchback is outfitted with Nexen SUR4G tires; debuts April 6 at Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach •    Fredric Aasbo renews with Nexen Tire Motorsports for two […]

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Aston Martin embarks on landmark World Championship Motorsport Programme

This weekend’s 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix marks the beginning of Aston Martin’s most ambitious global motorsport programme in more than half a century. For the first time since 1959, the Aston Martin name will appear in both the Formula 1TM and Le Mans 24 Hours entry lists as the British manufacturer takes a vital […]

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Bentley reigns supreme on Endurance Rally Association’s Road to Saigon

The 1925 Bentley Super Sports of Graham and Marina Goodwin reigned supreme on the Endurance Rally Association’s The Road to Saigon rally. Holding their lead on the Vintageant category from the start line in Singapore right the way to the finish in Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City as it is now known. Former Peking […]

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Motul gears up for third year of partnership with Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

 The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb will be continuing its proud association with Motul, the international oil and lubricant specialist, which is the official lubricant partner to the 2018 event that takes place from 3 to 6 May. Motul began its support for the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb at the 2016 edition as the official lubricants partner and […]

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UNIQUE TO SOUTH AFRICA! SPECIAL S.A.CAR DISPLAY AT THE 2018 KNYSNA MOTOR SHOW, SPONSORED BY SANLAM PRIVATE WEALTH ,ON APRIL 29.

A stand-out feature of the 2018 Knysna Motor Show , sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth on April 29, 2018 will be an historical display of production sedans and sports cars only available in South Africa! These cars date back to the 1950s to the present day, and chart the amazing engineering and design ingenuity that […]

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IndyCar Champ Newgarden keen for more RallyX on Ice action

Team Penske open-wheel star waxes lyrical about ice racing debut Reigning INDYCAR Champion already eyeing up return Tennessee native ‘excited’ to follow Hélio Castroneves’ progress. Reigning Verizon INDYCAR Series Champion Josef Newgarden enjoyed his RallyX on Ice debut so much last weekend that he is already plotting his return. Newgarden took over from Austin Cindric […]

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Formula Drift is Returning to Irwindale Speedway

The House of Drift has been playing with drift fans emotions, but Formula Drift has confirmed that the last race of 2018 will be at Irwindale Irwindale Speedway, affectionately known as the House of Drift, has played host to Formula Drift events for years since the series’ infancy in 2003. Drift fans were told the […]

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Raising the performance stakes for 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

Visitors to the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which runs from 3 to 6 May, are in for a treat with the most spectacular line-up of cars and drivers yet in this event’s illustrious history.Acknowledged as South Africa’s premier annual motoring and motorsport lifestyle event, the Hillclimb attracted a record number of applications for its ninth […]

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VW gets new head of motorsport, step closer to F1?

German car giant Volkswagen has announced that Fritz Enzinger will take over the role of head of group motorsport, replacing Wolfgang Dürheimer. Enzinger will also continue in his role at Porsche where he oversaw the multiple title winning LMP1 project until the marque announced its decision to pull out of the World Endurance Championship to join […]

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A thrilling festival of speed at 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

If the sights and sounds of exhilarating high-performance road and race cars gets your heart beating faster, then there’s one event you simply must add to your calendar – and that’s the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in Knysna. The ninth edition of this award-winning event takes place from 3 to 6 May and promises to […]

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Chris Harris And Eddie Jordan Fled Alpine A110 Fire During Top Gear Shoot

Top Gear presenters Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan had to ditch an Alpine A110 on Monday morning after a warning light popped up on the car’s dash, and the vehicle caught fire, British tabloid TheDaily Mail reports. The newspaper says Harris was at the helm with Jordan in the passenger’s seat as they drove with […]

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Coulthard Beats Solberg to Clinch Second ROC Title

After a hectic Saturday at the Race of Champions, it would be David Coulthard who came away with the title of Champion of Champions, beating double World RallyCross Champion Petter Solberg at the King Fayd International Stadium in Saudi Arabia.   Coulthard has previously sealed the title in 2014, when he claimed honours in Barbados. […]

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South Africa vs Scotland Classic Superbikes at Zwartkops

The Day of the Champion …The Greats of the Past and the Aces of Today… This is 14th Day of the Champion at Zwartkops. Key features for the day is a full racing programme with the Bridgestone Challenge, Sub 10 SuperBikes and ThunderBikes, the Red Square Kawasaki ZX10R  Masters and then more magnificent men… ..And […]

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Former rally champion Donald Milne killed in plane crash

A former Scottish rally champion has died after his light aircraft was struck by a helicopter in Spain. Donald Milne, 65, who mentored late rally world champion Colin McRae, was critically injured in the accident near Alicante on 30 December. The father-of-two was originally from Aberdeen but had lived in Spain and Dubai for more […]