MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

A great day at Kyalami

Enthusiastic crowd treated to superb racing If the social media reaction of many of the fans who thoroughly enjoyed Saturday’s Kyalami’s Motorsport Festival is anything to go by, it was a brilliant day all round – never mind that the impressive crowd assembled along the grassy banks clearly enjoyed a fine show on a perfect […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Engen Xtreme Team racers on the podium again at GTC races

It was another successful day on the track for both members of the Engen Xtreme Team on Saturday at Kyalami. Simon Moss and Michael Stephen stepped on to the podium at the historic raceway in Johannesburg, with the pair achieving three podium finishes on the day. Moss again finished the day in second place overall, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Aberdein’s big year

South Africa’s newly crowned Formula 4 UAE champion Jonathan Aberdein returns to the German ADAC Formula 4 championship with a spring in his step and the title in mind after topping the times in the German series’ pre-season test last week. Aberdein is looking forward to continuing his late season promise and winter title form […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Engen Xtreme Team tackles round two with defending champ and championship second

A good showing by Engen Xtreme Team’s Simon Moss in the opening event of the 2017 Sasol GTC Africa series in Cape Town sees him enter round two in second place in the championship. Moss lines his Engen Xtreme Audi A3 GTC at Kyalami in Johannesburg on Saturday, 22 April, in what will be the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Lupini keen to maintain Kyalami mojo

Sixteen-year old Giordano Lupini is relishing his return to Kyalami for his first Engen Volkswagen Cup race at the iconic Johannesburg racetrack Saturday 22 April. The Franschhoek Bridge House Grade 11 scholar won on his first Kyalami outing last year and he will also be looking to deliver on his impressive debut Polo performance at […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Kyalami rolls out the big guns

Saturday promises a show to remember The Kyalami Motorsport Festival this Saturday 22 April promises Gauteng fans a fun filled and action packed racing day to remember with South Africa’s finest cars and top drivers ready to thrill at the home of local motorsport. SA’S FINEST DRIVERS READY TO RACE A trio of national championship […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Investchem Formula 1600 set for serious competition at Kyalami

Round two of the national Investchem Formula 1600 championship will take place as part of the Extreme Festival at Kyalami on Saturday, 22 April. With the first two races completed, Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) has stepped up as the early leader, having claimed both of the chequered flags. With a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

ENGEN VOLKSWAGEN CUP READY TO ROCK ICONIC KYALAMI CIRCUIT

  Full field of more than 20 Volkswagen Polos to tackle iconic Midrand circuit for the first time in 2017 Points leader Shaun La Réservée to miss second round of the championship A tie on the points table for second position Two former winners return to the series Number of fast drivers determined to make […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Jordan’s Nurburgring progress

South African Bentley driver Jordan Pepper was delighted with progress following his second Nurburgring VLN series 4-hour race on the notorious 21km Nordscheife on Saturday. Pepper, sharing his yellow Abt Bentley Continental GT3 with German driver Christian Mamerow and Belgian Nico Verdonck, ended fourth following a strong run that saw the trio leading the race […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Simpson scores again

Another strong fourth at Long Beach South Africa’s US IMSA sportscar star Stephen Simpson and his Russo-Canadian teammate Misha Goikhberg continued their strong run in the 2017 WeatherTech series with another strong fourth position aboard their JDC-Miller Oreca Gibson in Saturday’s Long Beach Grand Prix. The duo, who won their class in this race last […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

DAVID RACES IN STILO

Kessel Ferrari race driver David Perel has signed an agreement with Stilo Racing Helmets to bring David aboard as an official Stilo brand Ambassador.“David is a rising star in the GT ranks and we are excited to have him join the Stilo family,” Stilo CEO, Guglielmo Belotti confirmed. “Our ST5 model is perfectly suited to […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

White to France off positive Killarney result

Stuart White embarks on perhaps the most exciting step of his illustrious racing career so far as he prepares to fly off for the first round of the French Formula 4 championship at Nogaro in three weeks time, with a spring in his step straight off a most impressive Investchem South African Formula 1600 debut […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Pepper straight back to the ‘Green Hell’

South African Bentley racer Jordan Pepper heads to this weekend’s second round Nurburgring VLN race, the 42nd DMV 4-hour race on the notorious 17km Nordschleife, looking to improve on his podium debut performance there last weekend. “We’re going into VLN round 2 at the Nurburgring just two weeks after race 1 – that’s quite a […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Simpson wants another Long Beach victory

South Africa’s US MSA sportscar racing ace Stephen Simpson and his Russo-Canadian teammate Misha Giokhberg head to California looking for a repeat success following their Prototype Challenge class win at Long Beach last year. The duo will however be challenging for overall victory in 2017 aboard their premier-class JDC-Miller Racing Oreca. “The Long Beach Grand […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

ENGEN VOLKSWAGEN CUP THRILLS KILLARNEY CROWDS WITH CLOSE RACING

Close racing was at the order of the day during the first round of the very popular Engen Volkswagen Cup that kicked off at Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway this weekend. A full field of no less than 22 title hopefuls lined up on the starting grid in what proved to be one of the […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Moss claims first podium results of 2017 for the Engen Xtreme Team

The Engen Xtreme Team contested the first round of their national championship in Cape Town on Saturday, with Simon Moss (38) recording his first podium finish for 2017 – and the first for the team in the process.Race one saw Moss start and his Engen Xtreme Audi A3 GTC start in second spot – and […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Bahrain Campos Formula 2 test for Raoul

Raoul Hyman’s impression on Campos Racing during his two-day test with the team’s GP3 car at Estoril in Portugal last week was enough to see the South African driver drafted into Campos’ line-up for this week’s Formula 2 (formerly known as GP2) test at Bahrain this week. 20-year old Hyman, who has in recent seasons […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

SA star Raoul sets GP3 test pace

South Africa’s Raoul Hyman delivered a stellar performance to top the time sheets in the opening GP3 test of the season at Estoril, Portugal Wednesday morning 22 March. Hyman’s blistering pace was all the more impressive considering he had never seen the Estoril track before this week. Raoul was sitting second in the time sheets […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Lee’s mad week

LTR heads south off strong Zwartkops run Lee Thompson Racing enjoyed a positive start to its 2017 season with great results for all four of its drivers at Tuesday’s season-opening Northern Regions Comsol Volkswagen Challenge races in Pretoria, but the team heads straight to Cape Town for the first round of the SA National GTC2 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

2017 SuperGP Champions Trophy gets underway at Killarney

National championship motorcycle racing returns to the track when the first round of the 2017 DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy takes place at Killarney Raceway in Cape Town on Saturday, 25 March.Clint Seller (MiWay Yamaha Racing R1) will be looking to get back to championship winning ways. The four-time South African champion had a disappointing 2016 […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

2017 Extreme Festival to get under way at Zwartkops Raceway on 21 March 2017

The G&H Transport Supercar races will see a varied range of very quick exotic cars take to the Zwartkops tarmac. A front runner will be Leeroy Poulter, in the Daytona McLaren 650s GT.This year’s Extreme Festival – South Africa’s premier circuit racing tour – will kick off at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria next Tuesday, […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Exciting Inland Racing at Red Star

The Formula Monoposto series set the tone for the days racing with an exciting first heat producing some interesting results. Cameron O’Connor (Formula Ford Zetec) and Karl Pitzer (Formula Ford Zetec) locked out the front row in their new generation wings and slicks Formula Ford machines. Pitzer grabbed the lead at the start with O’Connor […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Iain Pepper returns with Thompson Racing

Lee Thompson Racing returns to action with a new-look team when the 2017 Volkswagen Challenge commences along with the rest of the Northern Regions Extreme Festival at Zwartkops Tuesday 21 March. LTR Stalwart Waldie Meintjes will be back to chase the title he lost by a solitary point last year alongside the Crous brothers, but […]

Track Racing WORLD ENDURANCE RACING

The SCG003 Stradale Is the 800-HP Supercar That Could Lap the Nurburgring in 6:30

Our first introduction to Jim Glickenhaus came a few years ago when he had Pininfarina rebody his Ferrari Enzo into the P4/5, a gorgeous modern interpretation of Ferrari’s classic P cars. But when he decided to build a version to race and failed to get Ferrari’s blessing, Glickenhaus set out on an effort to build […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Nostalgia rules at Zwartkops Raceway on 4 March 2017

Nostalgia returned to the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria in style on Saturday, during round one of this year’s Historic Tour.Premier status on the programme belonged to the SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Car category. The opening race saw a huge dice between Neil Lobb (TAR Chevelle), Mark du Toit (Chev Bel-Air) and Jonathan du Toit (TAR […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Lindenberg Racing thrives at Zwartkops

Lindenberg Racing came away from Saturday’s Zwartkops opening round of Historic Tour races with a spring in its step following a solid day’s racing.The highlight of the team’s weekend was petite Paige Lindenberg’s performance in the Historic Saloons A-E races aboard her monster V8 Ford Fairlane. “That was one of my most challenging race days […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Emery and Van der Linde claim Australian GT Clipsal pole

  Jamec Pem Audi drivers Geoff Emery and Kelvin van der Linde will start from pole position ahead of tomorrow’s opening CAMS Australian GT Championship race.The pair claimed the top spot in the first of two 20-minute qualifying sessions, van der Linde stopping the clock with a 1:20.452s.That marker then stood the test of time […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

SA racer keeps chasing dream with Kessel

Cape Town GT racer David Perel has re-signed to drive for Kessel Racing Ferrari in the 2017 Blancpain GT Endurance Series, following an extremely successful season with the team in 2016.”We are incredibly happy to have David Perel continue with Kessel Racing Ferrari for 2017,” team owner Ronnie Kessel confirmed. “The 488 GT3 is a fantastic car that we used […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Vaal team dominates Welkom 6 Hour, GT

Vaal Triangle-based GT race team Stradale Motorsport, went to Welkom, saw and conquered over the weekend. Not only did team principal Charl Arangies and his dad (who celebrated his birthday on Saturday) drive their Ferrari 360 Challenge to victory in the Mopar 6 Hours of the Goldfields African Endurance Championship season opener, but Stradale cars […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Murray, Schenkman take SA GT openers

The South African GT Challenge kicked off at Welkom’s Phakisa Raceway on Saturday as Simon Murray and Jonathan Schenkman took their Lamborghini Gallardos to victory in the two races. Murray took his Gallardo GT3 to Sprint race victory, before Schenkman took Feature race honours in his Challenge version. Murray passed pole man Craig Jarvis’s Ferrari […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Stradale Welkom Ferrari-Lamborghini 1-2

Son and father, Charl and Harry Arangies brought their Stradale Ferrari 360 Challenge home to an unlikely Mopar Six Hours of the Goldfields South African Endurance Championship race victory in Welkom on Saturday.The Vanderbijlpark duo endured a brilliant race of attrition to lead Stradale Racing teammates, Simon Murray and Gavin Cronje’s Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 home […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Motor sport: Supercars’ Simona de Silvestro wants to be judged as a newcomer

Amid the growing expectation of increased exposure for women’s professional sports, Supercars’ first full-time female driver would rather she didn’t attract attention because of her gender. Swiss international Simona de Silvestro has joined the factory backed Nissan team on a three-year deal aimed at establishing her as front-running competitor.   She can’t help stand out […]

MOTORSPORT NEWS Track Racing

Endurance program for SA’s Bentley driver

South Africa’s Jordan Pepper has been confirmed for a factory-supported Bentley Continental GT3 race program culminating in the prestigious Nurburgring 24-hour race 27-28 May.Pepper’s four-race Nurburgring program aboard a Bentley Continental GT3 includes two Nurburgring VLN Series races in March and April, followed by the Nurburgring 6-hour later in May and then the 24-hour. “I […]