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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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JANO TOPS GTI DRAMA

But official blundering mars great racing Cape Town race fans were treated to spectacular Bold Marine Western Cape GTi Challenge action at Killarney’s season-opening at the Wingfield Power Series races Saturday 18 February. Close battles on track, dramatic incidents and some controversial calls made for an epic day’s racing as the Cape’s most competitive race […]

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Mopar Endurance Series ready to rumble

The 2017 Mopar South African Endurance Series gets under way with the Mopar Goldfields 6 hour, when a thrilling field of new and existing machinery will descend on Welkom Phakisa Freeway to commence the series’ new national championship era Saturday 25 February. Boasting new machinery and fresh driver combinations throughout the field in a bumper […]

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BMW Club Racing Gets Going

The first round of the 2017 Inland Championship saw the popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series kick things off at the rustic Midvaal Raceway on Saturday 11 February with an impressive 25 cars qualifying for the event. Qualifying Julian Fameliaris (E36 328i Turbo) started the new season off the same way that he did in […]

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National endurance championship steps up a gear

The 2017 Mopar South African Endurance Championship is ready for a significant step up amid great new plans for the series as entries stream in for the season-opening Mopar Goldfields 6 Hour at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom Saturday 25 February. 2017 is expected to be a watershed year for the SA Endurance championship, which […]

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Great start to Red Square KawasakibZX-10R Masters Cup

The first round of the Red Square Kawasaki ZX-10R Masters Cup 2017 Championship season kicked off this past weekend at the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria. Part of the annual Day of the Champion, it promised to be an unforgettable day. The days leading up to race day were dogged by miserable rainy and cloudy weather. […]

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SUPERCARS GALORE FOR SA GT

The all-new South African GT Challenge is limbering up towards a brilliant attraction when the new series kicks off at Phakisa on 25 February, with several sensational new cars set to join the action at the Free State opener and even more arriving as the season progresses. The new SA GT Challenge will run over […]

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Passion for Speed Historic Racing Feast at Zwartkops

South Africa’s largest historic racing extravaganza will take place at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this weekend – January 27, 28 and 29.The 16th Passion for Speed event will see more than 450 race cars and motorcycles take to the Zwartkops tarmac, with some 40 of them hailing from overseas.The top spectator drawcard should be […]

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Prodrive and Mustang linked through Tickford

There is now a direct link between Prodrive Racing Australia and the Ford Mustang, with Tickford unveiling its range of tuned ‘Stangs for the Australian market.Tickford, a famous Ford-related name revived by Prodrive race team boss Tim Edwards and PRA part-owner Rod Nash last year, kick started its business with a line of tuned Ford […]

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Race Of Champions draw provides dramatic matchups

Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Helio Castroneves assisted with Monday’s draw for the individual and nations competitions at this week’s Race Of Champions in Miami, and it made for some very intriguing matchups. Drivers from multiple racing disciplines including INDYCAR, NASCAR, Formula One, rallycross and more will compete Saturday and Sunday in identically […]

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Historic Racing Extravaganza to kick off South Africa’s 2017 Circuit Racing Season

As has become traditional, this year’s South African circuit racing activities will start on an international and historic note at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria at the end of January.The occasion will be the venue’s annual Passion for Speed extravaganza for historical racing cars and motorcycle, to be held from Friday, January 27, Saturday, January […]

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Tough Supercars road ahead for Simona de Silvestro

A tough road always lay ahead in 2017 for Simona de Silvestro, the first fulltime female Supercars driver in 32 years. But six-time Bathurst 1000 podium finisher Cameron McConville has spelled out exactly how steep he believes the learning curve will be for the former Formula One test driver in her rookie year. “It’s going […]

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Nissan’s New IMSA Prototype Is All Curves And Nightmare Fuel With The Heart Of A GT-R

Ever wondered what the thing that goes bump in the night would look like in race car form? Behold the new Nissan Onroak DPi in all its naked carbon fiber glory, which we swear isn’t a giant GT-R powered mechanical fish-being from an alternate dimension here to eat your face.   This is Nissan’s entry […]

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Schumacher out to retain MRF Challenge lead in Dubai, Ghorpade returns

Mick Schumacher will be hoping to retain and extend his MRF Challenge championship lead in Round 2 at Dubai Autodrome, with Indian driver Parth Ghorpade joining the series. After a successful season opener at the Bahrain International Circuit as a support race to WEC’s 6 Hours of Bahrain, the Indian international championship battle will resume […]

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Cadillac unveils prototype entry for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Cadillac is returning to prototype racing. On Wednesday, Cadillac officials announced that Cadillac Daytona Prototype international (DPi) race cars will compete in the full 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype (P) class, beginning with the 55th Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 28-29, 2017. The new car will be known as the Cadillac DPi-V.R and […]

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Toyota considering new high-performance sub-brand following WRC return

With a new Supra on the way and a return to the WRC imminent, Toyota’s bosses are considering creating a high-performance sub-brand to rival the likes of BMW M.Toyota is considering creating a new sub-brand for high performance cars following its much-anticipated return to the World Rally Championship. The manufacturer’s motorsport wing, Gazoo Racing, is […]