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DAVID’S SPA TREATMENT

Blancpain GT championship leader and Kessel Ferrari driver David Perel heads to Belgium to race the Spa 24 Hours — worlds biggest GT3 endurance event July 29-30. South African Perel won races at the legendary Spa Francorchamps F1 track in the Blancpain Lamborghini Super Trofeo series in 2015, however the 24 hour is a different […]

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LAUSITZRING TO STOP RACING ACTIVITIES AFTER 2017

The EuroSpeedway Lausitz/Lausitzring will be closed to the public after the completion of the 2017 racing season. Automotive safety company Dekra has bought the track and plans to run the facility as a testing ground for road car innovations. The firm already has a test centre at the circuit and will enlarge its operations. The plan is to transform […]

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Mixed fortunes for championship leaders at Dezzi

As the final stretch of the 2017 DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy approaches, the riders made their way down to Dezzi Raceway on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast for the sixth round of the championship on Saturday, 15 July. Clint Seller (MiWay Yamaha Racing R1) continued his winning ways in the opening SuperGP race, but a mistake […]

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FURIOUS FRIENDLY CITY RACING

Saturday’s Volkswagen Race Day delivered top drawer racing across the board as the Extreme Festival visited Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante for the fifth round of SA’s three premier national circuit racing championships in front of a large and appreciative crowd. They were treated to a great day’s racing, as not only were there a few […]

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SILVERWARE FOR THOMPSON DUO

“Wow, that was a really good weekend,” Charl, who studies mechanical engineering at the local PE university admitted. “In Race 1 I had a good start and moved into second after Chris Shorter’s Mini and Bryn High in the Chevy collided in front of me, but the Chev got away with it and he had […]

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TEN OUT OF TEN!

Julian van der Watt pushed his dominant and unbeaten run of Investchem Formula 1600 wins to ten races out of ten starts as he once again dominated proceedings, starting from pole position and setting a new lap record en route to yet another double victory in Port Elizabeth over the weekend. Ten races into the […]

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SuperGP heads to Dezzi

Over half of the 2017 DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy is behind the riders and, as they enter the final stretch, they head down to Port Shepstone on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast and Dezzi Raceway for the next round of the championship. Round 6 takes place on 14 & 15 July 2017. Clint Seller (MiWay Yamaha […]

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Lights to flag for Raoul

South African Raoul Hyman delivered a masterful performance to win the second GP3 race at Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix meeting. After claiming pole position for the reverse grid race with a strong drive to 8th in the opening race, Hyman delivered an emphatic lights to flag victory at Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring. “I am absolutely […]

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Investchem Formula 1600 competitors head to the coast for PE race day

Round five of the national Investchem Formula 1600 championship takes place at Aldo Scribante Raceway on Saturday, July 15. This is the third coastal round for the single-seater championship which has already seen them compete in Cape Town and East London. Starting the second half of their 2017 season, Julian van der Watt (42 – […]

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SECOND SECOND FOR STEPHEN

South Africa’s Stephen Simpson and his Russo-Canadian teammate Misha Goikhberg took their JDC-Miller Oreca to its second runner-up position in two weeks in Sunday’s Mosport Park WeatherTech IMSA Sportscar Grand Prix at Mosport Park in Canada. The duo was second in the Watkins Glen 6-hour following a fraught dice to the flag last time out, […]

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Hometown race day for the Engen Xtreme Team in Port Elizabeth

Intimate knowledge of the Aldo Scribante Raceway will stand the Engen Xtreme Team in good stead as the Sasol GTC Africa heads to Port Elizabeth for Round Five of the 2017 championship on Saturday, 15 July 2017. Engen Xtreme Team drivers Michael Stephen and Simon Moss currently lie second and third respectively in the race […]

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IS THE CREAM FINALLY STARTING TO FLOAT TO THE TOP?

After 4 hotly contested rounds of South Africa’s most successful one-make series, the Engen Volkswagen Cup returns to the Eastern Cape for Round 5, the Volkswagen National Race Day at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante circuit. And after outings in Cape Town, Kyalami, East London and Zwartkops, it’s the name of Devin Robertson that tops the […]

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FERRARI TO THE FORE

Wet and windy midwinter Cape conditions did little to prevent Marcel Angel from piloting his stunning Autohaus Angel Ferrari 458 GT3 to a double WP Crossley & Webb Sports & GT victory at Killarney on Saturday, but his rivals certainly did their bit to stop him, not least Porsche duo Johan Engelbrecht and Matt Kreeve, […]

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SIMPSON A SENSATIONAL SECOND

South Africa’s Stephen Simpson starred in a sensational race to finish a very close second to Portuguese driver Joao Barbosa in a thrilling Sahlen’s IMSA Six Hours of the Glen at the New York Watkins Glen Raceway Sunday. Simpson and Barbosa fought nose-to-tail and side-by-side throughout the closing 25 minutes after Stephen forced his way […]

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FULL ATTACK ABERDEIN

Cape Town driver Jonathan Aberdein heads to Oschersleben ready to deliver strong results at the fourth round of the ADAC German Formula 4 championship 8-9 July. The South African has been back home since his last outing, where he took a gap from his race regime, but now he’s raring to go. “I’ve had a […]

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PEPPER TO RACE SPA 24

South African GT3 race driver Jordan Pepper has been confirmed as part of a three-car Bentley factory team to race in the legendary Spa 24-hour at the Francorchamps circuit 29-30 July. The jewel in the crown of the Blancpain GT Endurance Championship, the Spa 24-hour attracts the cream of the GT racing crop with over […]

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PEREL TAKES CHARGE

Having just come off of two Blancpain Sprint Series wins in a row, South African GT3 race star David Perel was hoping to carry some of that momentum into the past weekend’s Paul Ricard Blancpain Endurance Series 6 Hour as he headed to France in search of his first Endurance win. Perel’s performance far exceeded […]

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Successful day for the Engen Xtreme Team at Zwartkops

The Sasol GTC Africa race day at Zwartkops Raceway on Friday, June 16, proved to be tough but rewarding for the Engen Xtreme Team, with defending champion Michael Stephen closing the gap on the championship lead. Stephen powered his Engen Xtreme Audi 3 to second and first place respectively in the two races on offer to […]

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SCRIBANTES DO IT AGAIN

Scribante cousins Franco and Silvio made it two Mopar African Endurance Series wins on the trot as they cruised their Chevron B26-Suzuki to victory in the Border 3-Hour at the East London Grand Prix circuit Saturday afternoon. The Chevron came home three laps clear of Michael Jensen and Mark Lauth’s Fantastic Racing Renault FR1 with […]

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SIMPSON SET FOR THE GLEN

South Africa’s Stephen Simpson, regular co-driver Misha Goikhberg and third driver Chris Miller head to the classic Watkins Glen Sunday 2 July looking to break well into the top three with their privateer JDC-Miller Motorsport Oreca-Gibson at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. Simpson and Russo-Canadian Goikhberg have consistently headed the non-Corvette standings to […]

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SPORTS & GT WINTER WARMER

The Crossley & Webb Sports & GT championship returns to Killarney for Saturday 1 July’s midwinter races set to once again thrill Cape fans with a full grid and spectacular racing throughout the field. And if the previous meeting was anything to go by, rest assured that there should be even hotter racing to warm […]

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Lamborghini Super Trofeo Returns To Japan’s Suzuka Circuit

World renowned Italian luxury super car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini is readying for the third round of the 2017 Super Trofeo Asia series, the Asian incarnation of its now global customer GT racing series. The two-day racing double header will be held at Japan’s famed Suzuka Circuit this coming weekend, and will mark the sixth consecutive […]

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DOUBLE DRAMA DUMINYS

Father, son; Shaun, Dan in Zwartkops wars. Shaun and Daniel Duminy were looking forward to both racing on the same raceday at Zwartkops’ Youth Day Friday races, from which the Ballito father and son however left frustrated following a rough day at the races. Dad Shaun returned to the wheel of his Sasol GTC2 SMD Ford […]

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Brilliant racing keeps Friday crowd happy

A chilly, breezy Pretoria winter’s morning greeted competitors and fans to Zwartkops Raceway for the fourth round of the South African National Championship Extreme Festival on Youth Day Friday, but the racing was anything but cool on a day that also warmed by the time the racing started. Sasol GTC championship leader Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol […]

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Arangies Ferrari tops wild GT Fest

Zwartkops Raceways’s second day of its Youth Race Extreme Weekend produced another epic day’s racing Saturday topped by a GT racing extravaganza that included the debut of three new to SA GT racers, of which one of the Ferraris won the day, while a Lamborghini and a Ferrari headlined in a top-end accident on the […]

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Engen Xtreme Team head to Zwartkops with Bonafede in their sights

Three rounds into the 2017 Sasol GTC Africa championship the Engen Xtreme Team are well placed to challenge for season’s honours. Ahead of Round Four at Zwartkops Raceway on Friday, 16 June, Engen Xtreme Team driver’s Simon Moss and Michael Stephen lie second and third respectively in the championship race. Gennaro Bonafede of the Sasol GTC […]

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Zwartkops presents the next challenge

After a trip down to East London for their annual “away race”, the VW Challenge competitors return to the Highveld for the fourth round of the 2017 championship. Zwartkops Raceway, west of Pretoria, will host over 30 cars as they battle for supremacy and championship points on Saturday, 17 June. Heading to East London, Stiaan […]

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ROUND 4 COULD PROVE INSTRUMENTAL IN FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP OUTCOME – ENGEN VOLKSWAGEN CUP

In the sport of golf, they say that the third round played on Saturday is the one where players make their move and that this round often influences the final outcome of the event. Motorsport is very different, but when it comes to making a move, the same principles apply. The very popular Zwartkops Raceway […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT’S HODGES AND ROWE POISED TO CHALLENGE AT ZWARTKOPS – SASOL GTC SERIES

Friday the 16th of June will be a day to take a breather from work for most, but for Volkswagen Motorsport’s Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe there will be little or no time to relax. The Jetta squad will once again be ready to take on the cream of South African racing drivers in the […]

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ZWARTKOPS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

Race fans can look forward to a bumper Youth Day long weekend of racing when the Extreme Festival heads to Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway to deliver an exceptional long weekend on track Friday and Saturday 16-17 June. The two-day Extreme Festival spectacular features drawcard national championship races with the Sasol Global Touring Cars, Engen Volkswagen Cup […]

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HUSQVARNA HERO

Husqvarna Motorcycles South Africa’s Motocross Team enjoyed a mixed weekend at Dirt Broncos’ fourth round South African Championship round in Krugersdorp over the weekend as Richie van der Westhuizen delivered a stunning come from behind ride to score a maiden MX1 win, while also taking a positive fourth in MX2. Husqvarna’s second rider, Maddy Malan […]

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PEREL SPRINTS AHEAD

South Africa’s Kessel Ferrari driver David Perel left Belgium with two trophies in hand following a successful weekend in the Blancpain Sprint Series at Zolder. “What a racetrack,” David reflected. “I was confident from the moment we arrived here that we could pick up some much needed points for the Blancpain Championship and that’s exactly what […]

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Small Sports & GT grid delivers top racing

Saturday’s WP Crossley & Webb Sports & GT races may have attracted a sparse grid to Killarney for a number of reasons, but that did not detract from a fine day’s racing from the Cape’s fastest racing class as frontrunners Dawie Joubert’s Lotus-Honda and Marcel Angel’s Ferrari 458 tussled for the lead ahead of several […]

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ONWARD AND UPWARD FOR WHITE

South African youngster Stuart White will continue his dream rookie main circuit season when he heads to Spa Francorchamps for the fourth round of the FFSA Formula 4 Academy over the weekend of 10-11 June. White has stood on the podium for the last two rounds of the series at Monza and at the Pau […]

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Hit the track in a BMW factory race car

You can now place your order for BMW‘s M4 GT4 race car. It costs 169,000 euros, plus VAT (value added tax); with today’s exchange rates, it comes to about $189,000 plus VAT. BMW yanked the turbocharged engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission from the stock M4, added a specific tune and a racing exhaust system to make the […]