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THOMPSON’S CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR

 Lee Thompson Racing ended it’s hectic 2017 race season off in style with a championship win, a runner up position and a generally positive day at a sodden Zwartkops Raceway outside Pretoria on Saturday. Thompson’s team ran seven cars over three championships through the year, with veteran Iain Pepper emerging as Class A Volkswagen Challenge […]

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Audi and Engen Extreme Team win Championship and Manufacturer’s Title

The Port Elizabeth-based Engen Xtreme / Terry Moss Racing team claimed the national Sasol GTC Africa title and the GTC Manufacturer’s title for Audi on Saturday at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria. Michael Stephen mounted a successful title defense this season to win a second consecutive championship and Simon Moss put in a monster effort, winning overall on […]

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McLaren teases the motorsport world to the 720S GT3

The McLaren 720S is almost ready to become the choice companion for the track, with the British manufacturer officially announcing the upcoming introduction of the GT3 racing version for 2019. For now, we’re dealing with a teaser, with the brand revealing it will diligently develop the 720S GT3 throughout the course of 2018, with some […]

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Final showdown for Engen Xtreme team at Zwartkops Raceway

The Engen Xtreme Team head into the final round of the Sasol GTC Africa at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 25 November on the cusp of championship glory. With Engen Xtreme drivers Michael Stephen and Simon Moss lying first and third respectively on the overall standings, a good showing will see the two teammates taking overall […]

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Final Extreme Festival round to light up Zwartkops Raceway – 25 November 2017

The 2017 Extreme Festival will end on a high note at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this Saturday (November 25) with eight separate racing disciplines set to entertain spectators. Given a bit of luck and two victories, Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) could emerge as the year’s overall Sasol Global Touring Car champion Heading up proceedings […]

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Nissan claims victory in the final Super GT at Motegi

Nissan has completed the 2017 Super GT championship in the best possible way with an incredible pole to chequered flag victory at the final round of the series at Twin Ring Motegi. The victory elevated Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda to second place in the championship – the duo finishing the year only three points […]

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R250 000 prize money for Investchem Formula 1600 champion!

The 2017 season for the Investchem Formula 1600 championship finished at Kyalami in Johannesburg on Saturday. Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) is the 2017 Investchem Formula 1600 champion and receives R250 000 as well as two motorsport tests for his performance this year. Van der Watt tests with Formula Renault and […]

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Engen Xtreme team consolidate position at Zwartkops

The Engen Xtreme team came away from the penultimate round of the Sasol GTC Africa at Kyalami in Johannesburg on Saturday feeling it was a job well done, despite drivers Michael Stephen and Simon Moss finishing second and fourth overall on the day. Sasol GTC Africa leader Stephen finished third in Race One and first […]

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WHITE SPEED

Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White closed off his 2017 race season in fine style as he dominated the Investchem Formula 1600 races at Kyalami’s Motorsport Festival over the weekend to clinch second in the championship despite missing four races through the year. White, who also competed in the French Formula 4 championship had two date clashes […]

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KYALAMI THRILLS & SPILLS

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit delivered a supreme weekend of action as race fans were treated to top drawer racing in ideal conditions highlighted by new winners, champions and drama of the highest order at the home of South African motorsport. The drama started on Friday afternoon with trouble and incidents in several classes before […]

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IT’S KYALAMI THIS SATURDAY!

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit hosts the Motorsport Festival on Saturday, where a jam-packed program is ready to thrill fans on what promises to be a perfectly balmy afternoon for racing at the Johannesburg racetrack. Enthusiasts can expect great racing throughout the day, with both South Africa’s premier Sasol GTC championships still up for grabs, […]

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Jackie Chan DC Racing x JOTA Sport Wins 4 Hours of Zhuhai

 Asian Le Mans Series Round 1 • Dominant victory for sportscar newcomer Harrison Newey and teammates Thomas Laurent and Stéphane Richelmi Jackie Chan DC Racing x JOTA Sport seized victory in the opening round of the Asian Le Mans Series 2017/18, with the team’s exciting line-up of Stéphane Richelmi and 19-year-olds Thomas Laurent and Harrison […]

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Audi wins big in the 2017 DTM series

Audi emerged victorious from the 2017 DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters), a popular German-based car touring series, as it bagged first place in all three categories of the race held in Hockenheim this month, beating Mercedes Benz and BMW. Audi proudly claimed the titles in the driver, team and manufacturer championships. “I cannot put it into […]

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Engen Xtreme standing strong as GTC Africa season nears close

The Engen Xtreme motorsport team head into the penultimate round of the Sasol GTC Africa championship at Kyalami in Johannesburg on Saturday, 4 November in a dominant position. With seven of the nine rounds completed, Engen Xtreme driver Michael Stephen leads the race for championship honours, with 43 points separating him from second-placed Sasol GTC […]

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NO STOPPING LINDENBERG

Lindenberg Racing enjoyed a positive, if freezing cold day of Historic Tour racing action at the Red Star Raceway on Saturday as Paige Lindenberg and Djurk Venter delivered positive results at the Delmas racetrack. Lindenberg and Venter took a fourth place home apiece in their respective classes, while Djurk brought it home second in class […]

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Finale for Investchem Formula 1600 championship at Kyalami in Johannesburg

  Saturday, November 4, will see the Investchem Formula 1600 field take to the Kyalami circuit for the final time this season. Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) and Ian Schofield (10 – Investchem) have already claimed their championship titles for the year, but there’s still work to be done for the […]

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SEE YOU AT KYALAMI!

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is All set for an action packed Motorsport Festival set to thrill Johannesburg race fans Saturday 4 November, where a jam-packed program of top notch South African National Championship motor racing waits to thrill visitors to the iconic circuit. Not only will the heroes of the Sasol GTC series fight […]

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FINAL BATTLE FOR 2017 AT THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF MOTORSPORT– ENGEN VOLKSWAGEN CUP

Kyalami is widely regarded as the spiritual home of motor racing in South Africa, so perhaps it’s fitting that the iconic circuit will also host the final battle in this year’s Engen Volkswagen Cup when the last round of the season is contested on the weekend of 4 November. “We’ve had an incredible year of […]

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FINAL BATTLE FOR 2017 AT THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF MOTORSPORT – ENGEN VOLKSWAGEN CUP

Kyalami is widely regarded as the spiritual home of motor racing in South Africa, so perhaps it’s fitting that the iconic circuit will also host the final battle in this year’s Engen Volkswagen Cup when the last round of the season is contested on the weekend of 4 November. “We’ve had an incredible year of […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT AIMING TO FINISH STRONG – SASOL GTC SERIES.

The famed Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit will play host to the first full season of South Africa’s premier circuit racing series, the Sasol GTC for the second time in 2017, after also providing the battleground for Round 2 earlier in April. South African automotive giant Volkswagen will once again field two Jettas in the GTC […]

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KYALAMI SET TO THRILL

 Saturday 4 November is a red letter day for Gauteng and other race fans with Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit hosting its second action packed Motorsport Festival of the year featuring a full and varied program set to deliver explosive circuit racing action in keeping with the meeting’s Guy Fawkes weekend timing. Fans will be treated […]

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Championship leaders extend their advantage at Midvaal

All three class championship leaders extended their advantage over their closest rivals at the seventh round of the 2017 VW Challenge championship held at Midvaal Raceway on Saturday, 14 October. Rory Atkinson (Pozidrive Polo) had a relatively easy run to two class C wins but both Iain Pepper (Husqvarna Motorcycles Polo) and Adrian Wood (Laserfische […]

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Winners of 20th Petit Le Mans all hit notable milestones

Saturday’s 20th Motul Petit Le Mans from Road Atlanta was a milestone event for the fall endurance classic, the brainchild of Dr. Don Panoz in tandem with the race organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. And for the race winners, it was a case where each race winner […]

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Reynolds/Youlden win chaotic Bathurst 1000

David Reynolds and Luke Youlden have emerged from a chaotic, rain-hit day with victory in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Reynolds took the ascendancy following a critical restart with 16 laps to go and held his nerve to the end, leading home Scott Pye/Warren Luff and Fabian Coulthard/Tony D’Alberto. Starting from the front row, the […]

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TEAM THOMPSON’S TITLE FOCUS

Lee Thompson Racing’s quartet of Volkswagen Cup racers head to Midvaal Raceway outside Meyerton on the South Rand Saturday 14 October fully focussed on their championship positions as the 2017 series winds down through its last three meetings. All four drivers are keen to continue their recent great progress in the title race. “We’re leading […]

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Final round Inland Championship Zwartkops

The eight and penultimate round of the Inland Championship will take place at Zwartkops Raceway outside Pretoria this coming Saturday, October the 7th, 2017. This will be their third and final visit to this venue for the season. After the previous round of the Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series at Zwartkops Raceway where nine drivers […]

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TRIPLE CHAMPION PEREL

South Africa’s David Perel completed a clean sweep of 2017 Blancpain GT championship wins when he tied up the Endurance Cup with Kessel Ferrari at Barcelona over the weekend. In so doing, Perel completed a title triple as he added to the 2017 Sprint and Overall championships he had clinched earlier in the season in […]

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ABERDEIN CLOSES OFF IN STYLE

South African racer Jonathan Aberdein said goodbye to the ADAC German Formula 4 championship in style, when he delivered a fine second position in Saturday’s second race at Hockenheim. Aberdein, who has spent the past two seasons in Formula 4, winning the 2017 Formula 4 UAE title before concentrating on his second season in the […]

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STEPHEN STRIKES BACK

South Africa’s Stephen Simpson kept his hunt for second in the US IMSA Weathertech Championship alive after he and teammate Misha Goikhberg drove their JDC-Miller racing Oreca Gibson to a come-from-behind fourth in Sunday’s America’s Tire 250 at the Laguna Seca Raceway in California. The South African/Russo-Canadian duo ended up behind popular winners, Marc Goossens […]

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PEREL ADDS ANOTHER TITLE

David is Overall Blancpain AM Champ too South Africa’s David Perel added a second Blancpain GT Championship to his 2017 racing basket when he won the final round of the Sprint Series at the Nurburgring over the weekend. Perel’s Blancpain Overall AM Championship comes in addition to the AM GT Sprint title he secured a […]

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SIMPSON EYES TITLE SECOND

South Africa’s IMSA Prototype race star Stephen Simpson heads to Laguna Seca in California for an important appointment at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Sunday 24 September. Simpson and Russo-Canadian teammate Misha Goikhberg have been a persistent thorn in the side of the all-conquering Cadillacs throughout the 2017 season in the plucky privately-entered yellow […]

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DTM – The way for abolition of the performance weights has been cleared

With a forward-looking agreement, the three manufacturers involved in the touring-car series DTM have cleared the way to abolish the highly controversial performance weights. Together with DTM promoter and rights holder ITR, Audi, BMW and Mercedes amicably agreed upon completely abolishing the performance-dependent handicap weights with immediate effect. Subject to agreement by the DMSB (German […]

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Bentley to make Blancpain GT Series Asia debut with Absolute Racing in Shanghai

Bentley will make its Blancpain GT Series Asia debut at Shanghai International Circuit next weekend (September 23/24) after official customer squad Absolute Racing confirmed that two of its Continental GT3s would be competing in rounds nine and 10. The Shanghai-based squad has run several Audi R8 LMS GT3s in each of the pan-continental championship’s four […]

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KYALAMI SET FOR EXPLOSIVE RACING

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is limbering up for its next action packed national championship Motorsport Festival when a full program of Extreme Festival racing heads to the home of South African motorsport Saturday 4 November. Race fans can look forward to explosive circuit racing action in keeping with its Guy Fawkes weekend expectations. All […]

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Glock slams “embarrassing” Audi for “manipulating races”

BMW driver Timo Glock has hit out at Audi after his incident with Nico Muller in Sunday’s DTM race at the Nurburgring, accusing the Ingolstadt firm of “manipulating races”. Audi has come in for increasing criticism for using drivers to slow down rivals in the past couple of DTM rounds, with Muller in particular embroiled in […]

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MAGNY COURS WHITE WASHED

Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White scored his first french Formula 4 victory at the Magny Cours Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday. White, who qualified on pole position on Saturday scored a win, a third and a seventh in the three races to move up to fifth position in the overall FFSA French Formula 4 Academy championship […]

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VOLKSWAGEN GTC RACECARS INVOLVED IN TOUGH BATTLE IN THE CAPE – SASOL GTC SERIES

Volkswagen Motorsport returned to Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway for the second time in 2017 to take on Round 7 of the Sasol GTC Series. “Volkswagen Motorsport is by far the biggest player South Africa’s premier circuit racing formula,” commented Mr. Mike Rowe, head of Volkswagen Motorsport. The Uitenhage-based outfit features two Volkswagen Jettas driven by […]