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Electric car sets new lap record in the “Green Hell”.

The Nurburgring record for road-legal cars has been broken yet again, by something you’ve probably never heard of: the NIO EP9. No, it’s not a new phone from Nokia, but it is electric. This sleek and slightly scary-looking electric coupe posted a ‘Ring time of 6 minutes, 45.9 seconds, and there’s video to prove it. […]

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East London calls the Investchem Formula 1600 racers to action

The third stop in the 2017 Investchem Formula 1600 championship tour is the East London Grand Prix Circuit. Here this national single-seater series will compete in the Extreme Festival on Saturday, May 20, contesting two races on the day. With two rounds completed, it is Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) that […]

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Not All Subaru Impreza WRX STIs Have to Be Rally Cars

They can also be full-downforce time-attack cars. There seems to be a rule in the automotive world which states all Subaru WRX STIs are meant to be rally cars. It’s a stereotype perpetuated by the car’s immense motorsport success off the pavement at the hands of people like Colin McRae and David Higgins. But nowadays, […]

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Sebastian Vettel’s brother kicks off his motor racing career

Sebastian Vettel ‘s brother is taking his first steps in the world of professional motor racing.The 2017 F1 championship leader’s 18-year-old brother Fabian has made his debut in the Audi Sport TT Cup, according to German reports. He said the level of interest in his debut surprised him. “I was partially expecting it,” he said, […]

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SuperGP returns to the Highveld

  After two events at coastal circuits, the DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy moves inland for the third round of the 2017 championship, which takes place at Zwartkops Raceway, west of Pretoria on Saturday, 13 May. At the first round in Cape Town, Clint Seller (MiWay Yamaha Racing R1) looked to have the measure of the rest […]

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HUSQVARNA DOMINATES BLOEM

Maddy, Richie lead the way in MX2 Factory riders Maddy Malan Richard van der Westhuizen delivered a scintillating MX2 performance to cement Husqvarna Motorcycles South Africa’s overall lead in the Monster TRP South African National Motocross Manufacturer’s Championship at Bloemfontein’s third round races on Saturday. Malan continued his domination of the MX2 class with two […]

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Thrilling climax to record-setting 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

By Colin Mileman The term “bigger and better” is a perfect description of the 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which wrapped up in spectacular fashion in Knysna yesterday. This year’s 8th running attracted an estimated 15 000 spectators over the duration of the weekend, who were treated to an awe-inspiring line-up of cars – from showroom-specification hot hatches […]

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Final Countdown Begins for Thrilling 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

South Africa’s most spectacular and highly anticipated annual motorsport extravaganza is about to become a reality once again when the 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb kicks into gear in the beautiful coastal town of Knysna from 5 to 7 May. Year-long preparations by the organising team have guaranteed the most exceptional line-up to date, guaranteeing the […]

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Feast of High Performance Road Cars and Supercars at Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

 Fans of high-performance road cars and exclusive supercars will have plenty to look forward to when the King of the Hill action commences at the 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb during the first weekend in May. Building on the Supercar Shootout introduced last year, the all-new Class A groups all standard road cars and supercars into […]

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Jaguar fans and performance car enthusiasts are in for a treat at this year’s Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. The event mark the South African debut of the 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE, which features styling updates and new technology additions to the most dynamically capable, performance-focused Jaguar. Spectators at South Africa’s premier lifestyle motoring event will be able […]

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Daredevil FMX riders take on gravity in new stunt show at the Rand Show 2017

In the world of freestyle motocross, the backflip is a trick so difficult it has only been mastered by a handful of riders across the globe … one of whom will be showing off his moves at the Rand Show this year. Acknowledged as one of the best FMX riders in the world, Nick de […]

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Kriel does the Comsol VW Challenge double at Zwartkops

Stiaan Kriel (N4 Autocraft Polo) got his 2017 Comsol VW Challenge season off to the perfect start when took victory in both class A heats at Zwartkops Raceway on Tuesday, 21 March. The class B wins were shared by Nic Clarke (Pozi Drive Polo) and Lyle Ramsay (Monroe Racing RSA Polo) while Wouter Roos (Nathan’s […]

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Thoroughbred Race Cars Set for Almighty Battle at 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

 King of the Hill is the feature event for the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which takes place from 4 to 7 May, 2017. For this year’s eighth edition, the organisers have added a whole new level of intrigue and excitement with the introduction of three separate King of the Hill categories with equal status for standard […]

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AMERICAN RACING CHAMPION RANDY POBST HEADED TO 2017 JAGUAR SIMOLA HILLCLIMB

 From 4 – 7 May thousands of South Africa’s most passionate racing fans will converge on the quiet town of Knysna, for the annual pilgrimage of speed to the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. Since 2009 they’ve come to watch iconic local race drivers, including Sarel van der Merwe and Geoff Mortimer, participate in South Africa’s premier motorsport […]

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Greg Lundeen: A Letter of Solitude and Struggles in the desert.

All of 2016 was interesting to say the least, racing included. The first big race of 2017 would be no different. After having several team obligations fall through, I had to resort to drastic measures to get a co-driver for the 2017 LCQ race to enter the 4400 main King of the Hammers race. Coming […]

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Andros Trophy set to mix EV division with top category

The ice racing series Andros Trophy aims to merge the electric division with its top category consisting of conventionally-powered race cars. The French motorsport federation FFSA allows Andros Trophy organisers 2MO to increase the performance of the current vehicles in the Trophée Andros Electrique to meet their V6-powered counterparts. Exagon Engineering, the firm that has […]

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Motul extends partnership with Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

   The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb is proud to announce that Motul, the international oil and lubricant specialist, has renewed its partnership agreement with the event which runs from 4 to 7 May 2017. Motul first partnered with the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb for the 2016 event but has now signed a multi-year extension. As one of […]

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South Africa’s Jonathan Aberdein is the 2016-17 Formula 4 UAE champion.

SA driver Jonathan dominates Gulf series The Cape Town driver delivered a crushing performance to put his Motopark Racing Taatus-Abarth on pole position for the first race of the Abu Dhabi final weekend, before storming off to an 8-second victory to wrap up the title. Aberdein then came from behind to win the reverse-grid second […]

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Legends and Heroes Return for Classic Conqueror Glory

 For motoring and motorsport enthusiasts, their love of the automobile has been fostered over years of dreaming about iconic cars and the drivers that made them famous. Traditionally relegated to memories and museums, there’s one place in South Africa where these legends come alive again – and that’s at the annual Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which […]

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The Audi RS5 aims straight for the BMW M4 and AMG C63

A more aggressive design comes with more aggressive performance If an automaker is going to raid the corporate parts bin, they should take a page from Audi and its new RS5 coupe, which debuted at this year’s Geneva motor show. Previously powered by a 4.2-liter V8, the new coupe has Porsche power under the hood […]

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Twenty notable female racers in motorsports

Alexis DeJoria Alexis DeJoria made the headlines in 2014 with three NHRA Funny Car victories, which included a win at the U.S. Nationals. Getty Images Slaven Vlasic Erica Enders-Stevens Erica Enders-Stevens won back-to-back NHRA Pro Stock championships in 2014 and 2015. Denver Post via Getty Images Denver Post via Getty Images Maria Teresa de Filippis […]

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Behnaz Shafiei, Iran’s female motocross champion: ‘Women still can shine in spite of constraints’

Behnaz Shafiei, Iran’s path-breaking female motorbike champion, lands a spectacular 15-metre jump on a track near Tehran — all the more astonishing given that this would have been illegal a year ago.Shafiei, 27, has become a symbol of the shifting social norms for women in Iran, realising her dream of becoming a professional biker despite […]

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The 30 years of Stuck

Over the years, how many great motor racing dynasties have there been? Andretti and Unser certainly, Fittipaldi and Brabham too. Germany, however, also lay claim to their own – die Stuckrennfahrerdynastie. Hans-Joachim, the second generation of Stuck to go racing, is the son of pre-war great Hans Stuck and enjoyed success during a career spanning four decades.     […]

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Lamborghini Huracan Performante clinches the Nurburgring record

Move out of the way Porsche 918, there’s a new king of the ‘Ring It looks like the Porsche 918 Spyder’s reign as the fastest production car has finally come to an end. Sitting in the top spot for production cars is now a Lamborghini Huracan Performante — the performance version of the Lamborghini Huracan, as the name suggests. […]

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Second Discovery Sport Industry Awards Nomination for Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

 The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb continues to grow in stature, having received its second consecutive nomination for the prized Discovery Sport Industry Awards, and being included in two categories for the first time.The Official Shortlist for the 2017 awards covers 17 categories that recognise the very best in the business of sport, comprising everything from events […]

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Historic Tour returns to Zwartkops Raceway on 4 March 2017

  The 2017 Historic Tour will return to its place of birth at the Zwartkops Raceway this Saturday (March 4), with a full and varied programme of four-wheeler nostalgia awaiting spectators.Heading up the 18-event programme will be two races for SKF Pre-66 Legend Saloon Cars. Overall victory favourites should include Jonathan du Toit (Chevrolet Nova), […]

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Exciting New Format for King of the Hill at 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

 ‘King of the Hill’ is the most prestigious title in the world of hillclimb events, and only six drivers have earned this crown to date on the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, South Africa’s premier motorsport event.Last year, Franco Scribante rewrote the history books by becoming the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb’s only double champion after repeating his 2014 […]

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MIXED RESULTS FOR RED BULL KTM RACERS AT SEASON OPENER

Port Elizabeth hosted the first round of the Monster Energy National MX Series. The event drew big numbers in every class. This, combined with a challenging track, made for some exciting racing all round.  The Red Bull KTM team entered the event with high hopes but a few mishaps cost them dearly and they now […]

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White confirmed for French Formula 4

Bloemfontein youngster Stuart White is set for a brilliant 2017 race season home and away, following today’s confirmation that he will race in the 2017 Autosport French Formula 4 Championship alongside local Formula Ford and endurance race commitments through the year. “I will be racing in the French Formula 4 this season,” Stuart confirmed from […]

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A TRIO OF PODIUMS FOR HUSQVARNA RACING

2017 MX season opener in PE was a humdinger with the sand track at Rover perfectly prepped for 187 Championship hopefuls!  Newly launched lean and mean team for HUSQVARNA RACING looked outstanding in the new Portable Shade pit – what was also evident was an air of readiness and confidence! First on the gate for […]

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Motorsportman of the year crowned Tuesday

The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists has confirmed its nominees for the Bridgestone SA / SAGMJ Motor Sportsman of the Year, recognising drivers and riders in their own realms of the sport, and the Colin Watling Award, recognising the extraordinary contributions behind the scenes of South African Motorsport. This year sees a few changes […]