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Simpson set for streets of Detroit

South African IMSA Prototype racing star Stephen Simpson is relishing racing on one of his favorite circuits as the US WeatherTech Sportscar Series heads to the streets of Belle Isle Park, Detroit for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Saturday 3 June. Simpson and Russo-Canadian co-driver Misha Goikhberg sit joint third in the championship chase after […]

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SA lad shines in French Formula 4

Any single seater driver worth his salt will tell you that the Pau Grand Prix weekend is probably the most daunting of any. Tight, twisty and challenging, the street circuit through the picturesque village is famous for its multiple accidents and hazards over the years. But for South African kid Stuart White, Pau will be […]

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BOGIE WINS RSCA SCOTTISH RALLY AFTER LAST STAGE DRAMA FOR AHLIN

David Bogie won the third round of the 2017 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship ahead of Osian Pryce and Marty McCormack after Fredrik Ahlin retired on the final stage of the event from the lead. Bogie and Ahlin fought at the head of the field for almost all of the second day of action after […]

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JULIAN CELEBRATES IN STYLE

Birthday boy Julian van der Watt celebrated in style with another couple of wins in the 2017 Investchem South African Formula 1600 championships in East London on Saturday. Van der Watt remains unbeaten in the six rounds of the championship so far this season although Cape Town lad was beaten to pole position for the […]

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Mixed results for Lee’s men in East London

Lee Thompson Racing returned from East London with its fair share of sliverware as well as a reasonable repair bill following a positive, yet testing weekend for its six-car team in the Border Region over the weekend. “East London was a semi good outing for us,” team principal Lee Thompson admitted. “We had some good […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT EXPERIENCE ALL THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF RACING IN ONE DAY – SASOL GTC SERIES

The Volkswagen Motorsport GTC team leaves the iconic East London Grand Prix circuit smelling like champagne with Daniel Rowe claiming third position in race two, but a penalty for an alleged blocking incident saw the young man drop from third to sixth. “It is really unfortunate,” said Mike Rowe, head of Volkswagen Motorsport after receiving […]

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BRILLIANT BORDER BATTLES

An exceptional, balmy late autumn’s afternoon delivered great Extreme Festival motor racing at the East London Grand Prix Circuit Saturday as a full day’s program played out to an encouragingly large and appreciative Border region crowd. The Sasol Global Touring Cars topped the bill as Michael Stephen stormed to an emphatic double victory for Engen […]

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Action-packed national race day waits for the Engen Xtreme Audi A3s in East London

The Engen Xtreme Team heads to the East London Grand Prix Circuit for round three of the Extreme Festival on Saturday, May 22. This event is the second coastal round on the 2017 calendar for the Engen Xtreme Audi A3 GTC racers. “Two rounds into the national Sasol GTC Africa season and the Engen Xtreme […]

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David Perel a fine Blancpain Silverstone second

South African Kessel Ferrari 488 GT3 race driver, David Perel delivered his first-ever Blancpain GT Endurance series podium at the second round of the series at Silverstone over the weekend. Capetonian Perel, who had previously won races in other GT series, was delighted at his best result yet in the premier category. Having spent the […]

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East London set to challenge

The Comsol VW Challenge competitors make their way down to the coast for their annual “away race” on Saturday, 20 May. The daunting East London Grand Prix Circuit will host the third round of the 2017 championship, At the head of the overall championship log Rory Atkinson (Pozi Drive Polo) has a slender one-point lead […]

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VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GTC RACECARS READY FOR EAST LONDON – SASOL GTC SERIES

“We are gunning for glory,” said Volkswagen Motorsport factory driver Daniel Rowe just days before the start of round three of the Sasol GTC Series at the historic East London Grand Prix Circuit. “This is a real driver’s circuit, and driving skill combined with a bit of bravery is often rewarded with a good result […]

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EAST LONDON GRAND PRIX CIRCUIT TO HOST FASTEST BATTLE YET – ENGEN VOLKSWAGEN CUP

  The hotly contested Engen Volkswagen Cup makes its way down to the coast for the second time in just three events, but this time the spectacle moves down to the Eastern Cape where the historic East London Grand Prix circuit will provide the battleground for yet another war between a full field of fast […]

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GTC2 Growing Strong

The Sasol GTC2 championship catering for standard-based turbocharged 2-litre hot hatches heads to East London with the prospect of a new brand joining the fray alongside Mini and Volkswagen and another returning. Cape lad Dayne Angel and his team are working around the clock to ready his #4 Autohaus Angel Honda Civic Type R for […]

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SA lad Raoul signs with Campos Racing

South African racer Raoul Hyman has signed to drive for Campos Racing for the 2017 GP3 season starting at Barcelona this weekend 13-14 May. Hyman, who successfully completed the team’s preparations in all three official GP3 series pre-season test sessions, was regularly near the top of the time sheets before wrapping up fifth-fastest on the final […]

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KILLARNEY SET FOR ENDURANCE EPIC

The Mopar South African Endurance Championship returns to Killarney for the Campos Cape 400, which will see SA’s foremost long distance racers dicing into the dark Saturday evening as a top grid descends on Cape Town for the 13 May race. Starting 17h30 following a full regular Killarney Power Tour regional meeting, the 400-kilometer race […]

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Consistent Stephen scores again in Texas

South Africa’s Stephen Simpson continued his consistent best-Cadillac performance in Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech Prototype race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, but the Capetonian and his Russon-Canadian teammate Misha Goikhberg are becoming frustrated by their JDC-Miller Oreca-Gibson once again just missing out on the podium with three fourths and a fifth in […]

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KILLARNEY SET FOR ENDURANCE EPIC

Campos Cape 400 to race into the dark The Mopar South African Endurance Championship returns to Killarney for the Campos Cape 400, which will see SA’s foremost long distance racers dicing into the dark Saturday evening as a top grid descends on Cape Town for the 13 May race. Starting 17h30 following a full regular […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]