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Down to the wire for Comsol VW Challenge

The Comsol VW Challenge drivers make their way to Zwartkops for the ninth and final round of the 2016 championship on Saturday, 26 November. With the overall and all three class titles still to be decided, hard racing is on the cards. Darren Nathan (Sextrader Polo) and Nic Clarke (Central Technical Services Polo) are locked […]

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Kyalami Festival of Motoring

The all-new Kyalami circuit hosted its first Motorsport Festival over the weekend, providing a large crowd with action and excitement from the top shelf. Friday afternoon saw opening races for three of the classes, whose second heats happened on Saturday with the main attractions on Sunday.Keagan Pottas (Advanced Pest Honda) took first ever four-wheeled victory […]

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Kyalami challenges Comsol VWs

Just over two years since the Comsol VW Challenge last visited Kyalami, almost 50 drivers made their way to the Midrand circuit to experience the revamped facility on the weekend of 22 & 23 October 2016. While things didn’t go entirely according to plan, Saturday’s second race was abandoned for safety reasons and was replaced […]

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Engen Volkswagen Cup championship delivers exciting race at Kyalami

You know it is Engen Volkswagen Cup racing when, at the penultimate round of the season, the championship leader finishes the day in fifth overall, second in the championship finishes third from last and the third place racer doesn’t crack a top 10 finish! Instead, the overall leaderboard after Kyalami featured competitors that were fourth, […]

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Tough Kyalami race day waits for Engen Volkswagen Cup championship

Just two rounds remain in the 2016 championship for Engen Volkswagen Cup competitors. Bradley Liebenberg (12 – Ferodo) leads after the first six rounds with an 18 point advantage – with four race wins and 64 points still available for race winners, that’s not a lot at all. Those 64 points cover the spread from […]

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Engen Xtreme Team looking for more of the same

Three rounds won. Three to go. Midway through the inaugural Sasol GTC Africa championship, the Engen Xtreme Team can look back with some satisfaction. Their drivers currently occupy first and third in the standings, with championship leader Michael Stephen totally dominating the track over the first three rounds. Stephen currently enjoys a 183-point lead over […]

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A unique four-generation racing story

Kyalami’s inaugural race meeting is set to be a huge day for Franschhoek Bridge House schoolboy Giordano Lupini, who sets off to the Grand Prix Circuit to make a little South African racing history over the 21-23 October weekend. Fourth-generation racer Giordano (16) who usually races in the Western Cape Bold Marine GTi Challenge, will […]

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Lee Thompson Racing ready to win

Lee Thompson Racing is gearing up for a historic weekend as the Gauteng-based Comsol Volkswagen Challenge squad prepares for the inaugural meeting of the renewed Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit 21-23 October with its lead drivers, Waldie Meintjes and Tasmin Pepper focussed on bringing home a Class A championship 1-2 by the time the season ends in four […]

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Alessandro Zanardi behind the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3 for the first time

On Tuesday, Alessandro Zanardi (IT) started the decisive preparation phase for his maiden race in the BMW M6 GT3 with a successful day of testing in Mugello (IT). The BMW brand ambassador and BMW works driver will return to the same venue on 14th to 16th October 2016 for the season finale in the Italian […]

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Epic end to Pepper’s GT Masters year

South Africa’s Bentley Boy Jordan Pepper ended his 2016 ADAC German GT Masters championship on a brilliant if bittersweet note as he drove the yellow Deutsche Post Abt Bentley Continental GT3 he shares with young German driver Daniel Abt up from 22nd to ninth in the 13 minutes remaining following the series finale being restarted. […]

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RN30 concept previews Hyundai’s first ‘N’ performance car

Hyundai established a standalone performance division in 2015 to develop cars leveraging knowhow from its various motorsport programs, namely its World Rally Championship efforts.The division is called Hyundai N and the first product will be a hotted-up version of the new i30 hatchback. The i30 is the latest member of Hyundai’s Elantra range and the […]

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Engen Volkswagen Cup sees a change in championship lead

Round six of the Engen Volkswagen Cup series saw competitors tackle three races – after completing a qualifying session followed by a super pole for the fastest six. Unlike the traditional top six grid draw, this time the fastest drivers had just a single flying lap to deliver the time that would decide their race […]

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JORDAN WANTS THAT WIN

  South African Bentley Boy, Jordan Pepper can’t wait for the 2016 German ADAC GT Masters finale 1-2 October, although he’d have preferred that the season was a little longer. Jordan shares his yellow #7 Deutsche Post Continental GT3 with German co-driver Daniel Abt and the duo are keen to end the season on a […]

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Huge field of Comsol VWs to face Killarney challenge

More than 40 Comsol VW Challenge drivers will make their way to Killarney Raceway in Cape Town on Saturday, 24 September for the seventh round of the 2016 championship.Tasmin Pepper (Campos Transport / Alpine Motors Polo) will be looking to get back to winning ways in Cape Town after two disappointing rounds. Her misfortune has […]

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Seventh round of Inland Championship Roadshow at Zwartkops Saturday

The rejuvenated Inland Championship Roadshow will once again head to the Zwartkops Raceway for the seventh round of the 2016 racing season on Saturday 17 September. If the last event at this popular venue is anything to go by the racing is sure to be fast and furious. Championship leader Ben Morgenrood (Ford Mustang) will […]

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KING BRYAN IN WAITING

 The Bold Marine GTi Challenge once again delivered action and drama of the highest order at Killarney’s very flowery Power Series meeting in Cape Town on Saturday. But when the dust had settled, one man emerged clearly in the limelight as Class C man Bryan Morgan left the circuit with one hand tightly clenching the […]

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A day of thrills for Engen Volkswagen Cup field at Zwartkops Raceway

For anyone wanting an introduction to Engen Volkswagen Cup racing, the event on Tuesday at Zwartkops Raceway would have been the perfect introduction. One corner completed of the first lap of race one and there were two different incidents involving four competitors. For Gary van Heerden (M4 – Nutritech / Motul) and Shaun La Reserveé […]

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New Challenge at Red Star

The Comsol VW Challenge competitors head east for the sixth round of the 2016 championship which takes place at Red Star Raceway on Saturday, 13 August. The four-kilometre long circuit just outside Delmas will be a new experience for most of the drivers and could possibly throw in a few surprise results. With five of […]

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Audi A3 entries are ready for a new challenge

Tuesday, 9 August, marks the start of a new chapter for South African Motorsport. At Zwartkops Raceway, the Terry Moss Racing Engen Xtreme Audi A3s of Michael Stephen and Simon Moss will contest round five of the Extreme Festival – in a brand new national championship series. Stephen and Moss will compete in the Sasol […]

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Global Touring Car championship competition for Volkswagen at Zwartkops

The first round of the Global Touring Car (GTC) championship races into action at Zwartkops Raceway on Tuesday, August 9. For Volkswagen Motorsport, this means four competitors will enter the newest motorsport competition in South Africa. “Two Volkswagen Jetta GTCs and two Volkswagen Golf GTI GTC Production entries will take the start line at Zwartkops […]

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La Reservee keen to keep Polo Cup run flying

Woman’s Day Tuesday 9 August is an important one for local motorsport as the Zwartkops meeting ushers in a new racing era, but it’s business as usual in the Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup where Pepper Racing’s Shaun La Reservee intends to make it four wins in a row. Pepper Racing teammates Brad Benningfield and Daniel […]

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Team Novadriver second in Portimão with the Golf GTI TCR

Team Novadriver claimed a podium finish at the third race weekend of the TCR Portugal in Portimão (P). The Portuguese duo of Francisco Abreu/Manuel Gião alternated at the wheel of the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR in the four races at the 4.692-kilometre racetrack in the south of Portugal. Gião finished an impressive second in race […]

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Fast, frantic and exciting race day for Engen Volkswagen Cup in East London

Round four of the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship took place in East London on Saturday. While the race day is complete, the echoes of this event might still haunt the championship later in the season. Typical of this circuit, the racing was high-speed, exciting and not without incident. Things started out in pretty standard fashion […]

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Back to the coast for Engen Volkswagen Cup competitors

East London hosts the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship on Saturday, July 9. This will be round four of the national championship, following on from their last round in Port Elizabeth in early June.Just like the Port Elizabeth round, Keagan Masters (18 – Champion) again enters the event as the championship leader. Masters didn’t win any […]

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Back to the coast for Engen Volkswagen Cup competitors

East London hosts the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship on Saturday, July 9. This will be round four of the national championship, following on from their last round in Port Elizabeth in early June. Just like the Port Elizabeth round, Keagan Masters (18 – Champion) again enters the event as the championship leader. Masters didn’t win […]

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Youth Day challenge at Zwartkops for VW drivers

Thursday, 16 June 2016 will see the Comsol VW Challenge competitors make their third visit to Zwartkops Raceway this season for the fifth round of the 2016 championship.At her last visit to the Pretoria circuit, Tasmin Pepper (Campos Transport / Alpine Motors Polo) had a perfect outing, taking pole position and both race wins and […]

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DOUBLE SUPERSPORT DOUBLE FOR HUTCHINSON AS HE EQUALS HAILWOOD’S RECORD

Ian Hutchinson equalled the late, great Mike Hailwood’s tally of 14 wins when he dominated Wednesday’s delayed second Monster Energy Supersport race at the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. The CAME BPT/Team Traction Control Yamaha dominated from start to finish to take his third win of the week and his […]

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SHAUN WINS ANOTHER FOR PEPPER RACING

Pepper Racing’s Shaun La Réserveé took another Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup lights to flag win in the 2016 Engen Volkswagen Polo Cup as he sped to Race 2 victory in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, while the team’s Junior drivers Daniel Duminy and Brad Benningfield endured a tough day’s racing as they diced home 13th and 14th overall. […]

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Scribante causes a shake-up in the Engen Volkswagen Cup stakes

Bradley Liebenberg (12 – Ferodo) was the big winner at Aldo Scribante Raceway on Saturday. With a first place finish overall after the three races, Liebenberg was the Engen Volkswagen Cup racer to lead the field home at this, round three of the 2016 national championship. Liebenberg was the first competitor across the line at […]

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SHELDON MAKES IT THREE OUT OF FOUR

Bittersweet Audi Sport TT Cup weekend comes good for van der Linde  South Africa’s Audi Sport TT Cup sensation Sheldon van der Linde continued his winning ways when he took his third victory out of four in the second race at the Nurburgring Saturday.“I am delighted with my second race performance today,” Sheldon admitted. “I enjoyed a […]

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Engen Volkswagen Cup field ready to tackle three races in Port Elizabeth

Round three of the Engen Volkswagen Cup championship for 2016 will see the national field contest a second coastal round for the season – this time in Port Elizabeth. Keagan Masters (18 – Champion) will enter the fray in Port Elizabeth as the overall championship leader again. The Port Elizabeth event takes place on Saturday, […]

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QUICK KELVIN CHASES RESULTS

Van der Linde out to turn ADAC GT Masters pace into race results Kelvin van der Linde is intent to turn his recent great German ADAC GT Masters pace into solid results at Lausitzring 4-5 June. 2014 series champions van der Linde has regularly shown great speed this year, but results have not been forthcoming […]