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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 […]

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Jono within spitting distance of title

South Africa’s Jonathan Aberdein is within a few points of taking the Formula 4 United Arab Emirates title following another forceful weekend at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit, where he netted a couple of wins in spite of two of the four races starting off reversed grids and being taken out of the second race […]

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How Racing Is Finally Returning to the Glory Days

By Marshall Pruett Road and Track Thanks for getting the message, motor racing. A few too many years of uninspired choices by Formula 1, IMSA, IndyCar, and even the World Rally Championship have left many seasoned fans longing for the days when everything was seemingly faster, sexier, and more visceral. Finally, in some sort of […]

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CONCOURS SOUTH AFRICA 2017

The KZN-based winner of the Show and Shine Category at the inaugural Concours South Africa has described the first event held last September at Sun City as “totally awesome”. And she will definitely be entering the 2017 Concours, to be held at Sun City in early August. Mrs Manana Nhlanhla and her husband Dr Albert Nhlanhla […]

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Vettel rides solo en route to ROC Nations Cup win for Team Germany

Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel led Team Germany to its seventh Nations Cup victory at the Race of Champions on Sunday in Miami, picking up his first major honor of the 2017 racing season. Vettel saw his individual Race of Champions title defence end in the group stage on Saturday as IndyCar star Juan […]

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Prodrive – A Manufacturer of Championship-Winning Speed

By Carter Johnson The name Prodrive isn’t one you’ll stumble across every day, and sounds a bit like a company that might offer teen driving courses. However, it’s one of the world’s most successful race car shops, and bests many individual manufacturer efforts.How successful? How does six World Rally Championships, four Le Mans wins, five World Endurance […]

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European insurance ruling could ‘wipe out’ motorsport in UK, says MCIA boss

Motorcycle Industry Association boss Steve Kenward believes a ruling in the European courts could wipe out motorsport in Great Britain if our government does not exempt it from a blanket vehicle insurance law.Yesterday, the Government issued a document for public consultation, which gives an option of implementing the European Court decision known as the ‘Vnuk […]

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Romain Grosjean takes Trophee Andros win at Alpe d’Huez

Haas Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean won on his return to the Trophee Andros ice racing series at the Alpe d’Huez.The Frenchman joined reigning champion Jean-Baptiste Dubourg at DA Racing to drive a Renault Clio in the series.He qualified eighth for the opening race of the weekend but retired. However, he bounced back in the […]

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Volvo Trucks pits 2,400-hp race truck against WTCC race car

Volvo Trucks pulls off some pretty cool stunts in the name of showing off the engineering behind its trucks. We’ve seen Jean-Claude Van Damme do the splits between two Volvos, a Volvo truck driver tow a paraglider, a 4-year old girl operate a Volvo truck remotely, and a valet figure out how he’s going to […]

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Romain Grosjean set for Andros Trophy ice racing return in December

Romain Grosjean will return to the ice in December to take part in the annual Andros Trophy event next weekend with series champions DA Racing. The Haas F1 driver has competed in the event since 2009 and has gone on to win twice before. In his most recent outing, in 2014, the Frenchman finished on […]

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SuperGP teams up with Africa Bike Week™ in East London

GAS Sports have announced that a round of the SuperGP Champions Trophy will form part of Africa Bike Week™ for the next three years.Over the past three years the SuperGP Champions Trophy has grown and is now firmly established as the premier motorcycle racing series on the South African calendar with many of its stars […]

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Report: Fiat heir Lapo Elkann arrested after allegedly staging own kidnapping

Fashion entrepreneur reportedly tried to get $10,000 to continue partying in NYC Fiat heir Lapo Elkann, grandson of the late Gianni Agnelli and brother of FCA chairman John Elkann, was arrested in New York City over the weekend for filing a false police report alleging his own kidnapping with the intent to acquire $10,000 to […]

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Dennis Lind wins the fourth edition of the Lamborghini World Final

Dennis Lind has won the fourth edition of the Lamborghini World Final held on Valencia’s “Ricardo Tormo” circuit. The Dane of the team Raton Racing, aged 23, is the new European champion of the 2016 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo and the 2016 World Champion in the PRO category. The driver, at his debut in the […]

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Rossi claims record-tying fifth win in Monza Rally Show

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi has claimed a record-tying fifth victory in the Monza Rally Show event, seeing off closest rivals Dani Sordo and Marco Bonanomi. Rossi took the lead from Sordo in the second of the event’s 10 stages, when the WRC frontrunner picked up a penalty for hitting a cone. From that point on, […]

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Final fight for the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship at Zwartkops

One round, two races and the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship is settled for 2016. Settled once four competitors have sorted out their finishing positions after the last race. Zwartkops Raceway sees this showdown take place on Saturday, November 26, when the Engen Volkswagen Cup field competes in the Extreme Festival. “The final race day for […]

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FATHER AND SONS STEPHEN FAMILY OUT FOR SALOON HONOURS IN PE THREE HOUR THIS WEEKEND

One of the most popular race teams in Eastern Cape motoring circles, the father-and-son combo of Neil Stephen and his two sons Geoff and Jono, will be going all out for top saloon and Index honours in this weekend’s Three Hour endurance race at the Aldo Scribante race circuit at Port Elizabeth. The Ford and […]

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Thompson twins in tight title tussle

Lee Thompson Racing heads to Zwartkops’ 26 November Comsol Volkswagen Challenge season finale with two cars involved in a tight three-car brawl chasing Class A honours. LTR’s Waldie Meintjes finds himself in the joint class championship lead with rival Rory Atkinson, with teammate Tasmin Pepper 12 points adrift in third. “Kyalami was not good to […]

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Macau Grand Prix’s prestigious Guia Race has 45 years of history – but faces uncertain future

Drivers are waiting anxiously to see what the coming years will have in store for the prestigious touring cars eventThe cliche is that the toughest circuits bring out the best from the best but Tom Coronel says he knows exactly what it takes to win the Macau Guia Race.“It’s a place where you need real […]

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South African Josh Brodalka scores upset win in Emirates Desert Championship

Al Maqoodi bags buggy race at Desert Championship The 2014-15 Emirates Desert Champion, Ahmed Al Maqoodi, made a winning return to the Emirates Desert Championship on Friday morning, winning the BUGGY race for the Polaris UAE Racing Team.Emirati Al Maqoodi has only made limited appearances in the championship since winning the title two years ago […]