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Bezuidenhout bags double podium for Signature Motorsport at East London races

Clinton Bezuidenhout bounced in style by racing his Glyco Engine Expertise Polo to a double podium at the fourth round of the Engen Polo Cup series, putting the disappointment of the last round firmly behind him. Altan Bouw, the youngest member of the team, enjoyed his best qualifying and race since joining the multi championship-winning […]

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RIVETING ENGEN POLO CUP SPECTACLE IN EAST LONDON

The new Engen Polo Cup title chase visited the ultra-fast East London Grand Prix circuit for the first time, to entertain a huge crowd as part of the 2018 Extreme Festival series on Saturday, June 16.The ultra-fast venue and extremely windy conditions challenged drivers and cars to the full, with an unexpected winner emerging. Official […]

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JULIAN READY TO DELIVER

Julian van der Watt heads to the sweeping, undulating and twisty Road America road course in Wisconsin, keen to make a mark on the fourth round of the 2018 United States Formula 2000 series June 22-24. Van der Watt was the victim of an accident at the previous round at the Indianapolis Lucas Oval following […]

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Historic, bikes and endurance racing wows Zwartkops crowd

A combination of Historic, Endurance and Motorcycle racing kept a sizeable Zwartkops crowd fully entertained on Saturday, when the venue hosted its 2018 Winter Challenge event. Topping the offerings was a four-hour race – round three of this year’s Mopar Endurance championships for sports and saloon cars. Spectators who stayed for the second half of […]

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Bathurst winner awarded Order of Australia medal

Two-time Bathurst 1000 winner John Goss has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours. The 75-year-old received the OAM for ‘services to motor sport’, the announcement of the award highlighting his pair of Bathurst 1000 wins and his Australian Grand Prix victory. John GossGoss began his Bathurst career […]

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Andrea Caldarelli’s masterpiece under the rain in Austria

Andrea Caldarelli completed one of the greatest race of his career in Red Bull Ring, for third 2018 ADAC GT Masters round. The Italian Factory Driver for Lamborghini Squadra Corse, at the wheel of #63 Huracan GT3 ORANGE1 by GRT climbed from P25 to 2nd place in Sunday race. Alongside regular teammate Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea […]

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ENGEN POLO CUP WAR MOVES TO COUNTRY’S FASTEST BATTLEFIELD

The new Engen Polo Cup championship category will visit South Africa’s fastest racing venue this weekend (June 15 and 16), with the East London Grand Prix circuit hosting round four of the 2018 Extreme Festival. Going to the Eastern Cape, this year’s Engen Polo Cup title chase is as close as it has ever been. […]

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KILLARNEY’S WINTER SPECIAL

The fourth round of the Wingfield Motors Power Tour woke up to wet conditions on Saturday morning to treat a surprising number of race fans to brave the conditions to a stunning day’s racing at Killarney. Then the weather cleared before it rained again to dish up unexpected results, thrills and spills. Kosie Weyers made […]

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LINDENBERG & THE LEGENDS

Team boss Peter Lindenberg was the only Lindenberg Racing entry in Saturday’s Zwartkops SKF Legends of the 9 Hour Little Giants historic saloon car races, where he enjoyed a great day’s racing to come away in the championship lead after a true battle of the legends. Lindenberg was initially second in the opening race, before […]

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Hot racing at Zwartkops Winter Challenge – 9 June 2018

The Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria will host a wide variety of competition on four and two wheels, including the circuit’s only Endurance race of the year, this Saturday (June 9). The races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars should see Jonathan du Toit (Chev Nova) and Jeffrey Kruger (Chevelle) fight for podium places Top billing […]

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Right for left: New Toyota Supra headed to NASCAR, reports say

Toyota is no stranger to motorsports. Both on-road and off, Toyota serves up racing products that compete strongly all over the globe. Here in America, the premier road-racing series has a somewhat unconventional, conventional Toyota entry: the Camry.  Toyota has raced a Camry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy Cup Series (including previously […]

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Lee’s trio set for East London

Lee Thompson Racing heads to East London’s fourth round national championship Extreme Festival races keen for a strong set of results following a few difficult rounds of late. Charl Smalberger is keen on two good results in Sasol GTC2, while young Delon Thompson is after more good progress after a stirring run last time out […]

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THE RACE TO INDY HOTS UP

The 2018 Investchem Formula 1600 championship, which paves its champion’s Road to Indy, heads to the classic East London Grand Prix Circuit for its fourth round on Workers Saturday 16 June with a tight championship tussle developing at the head of this year’s title race. And with the winner earning a trip to the annual […]

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ABERDEIN’S HUNGARY FIGHTBACK

Cape Town driver Jonathan Aberdein once again redeemed a tough weekend in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship when he bounced back to score points against the odds in the final race of the Hungoraring’s second round weekend outside Budapest on Sunday. Aberdein, who also scored on his debut at Pau in France last time […]

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JORDAN’S DREAM DEBUT

Three weeks ago, Midrand race driver Jordan Pepper did not even know he would be racing as one of the Bentley Boys in the factory team’s new Continental GT3 at the Blancpain GT Series Paul Ricard 1000 endurance race. Come Saturday evening and Pepper was standing on the French Riviera racetrack’s podium to collect the […]

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STUART WINS AT SPA

Bloemfontein’s Stuart White only found out he was travelling to Belgium for the second round of the French Formula 4 championship at Spa Francorchamps on Tuesday, but the SA Investchem Formula 1600 championship leader came back home with another race victory in his pocket come Sunday afternoon. “The Winfield Racing School called us on Tuesday […]

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RACING HEADS TO PARADISE

If you happen to be in the Eastern Cape, or if you’re looking for a good reason to get away over the Youth Day weekend, then it may very well be worth your while to consider diarising that day for the fourth round of the 2018 South African Extreme Festival National Circuit Racing Championship roadshow […]

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KILLARNEY’S EPIC SATURDAY

Killarney’s fourth round Wingfield motors Power Series kept Cape Town race fans on the edges of their seats throughout the day and into the night as excellent local racing followed by a home victory in the South African Endurance Championship Campos 600 delivered racing of the highest order throughout. The Cape’s Burly Pro GTi Challenge […]

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EXTREME ENTERTAINMENT

Clear weather, that clouded a little through a crisp Pretoria autumn’s afternoon, set the backdrop for a most entertaining afternoon of national championship Extreme Festival racing at the Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday. In a meeting set apart by record lap times, Michael Stephen and Daniel Rowe shared GTC wins and Bradley Liebenberg and Keagan Masters […]

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NEW ENGEN POLO CUP PACE-SETTER EMERGES AT ZWARTKOPS RACEWAY

  Drama, a new winner, a new lap record and spectacular racing typified rounds five and six of this year’s Engen Polo Cup Championship at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria on Saturday, May 12. Since the series participants had spent two days testing at Zwartkops prior to the start of the season, everybody was wise […]

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KILLARNEY ENDURANCE CLASSIC

The Mopar South African Endurance Championship returns to action at the Killarney Campos 600 at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 19 May to provide local race fans with an epic weekend’s racing alongside a full program of local classes at the home of Western Cape racing. If last year’s race was anything to go by, […]

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ABERDEIN STEPS UP

South Africa’s Jonathan Aberdein cannot wait for the long break to be over before he takes to the track for his FIA European Formula 3 debut at the series’ opening round at the Pau street circuit in France over the 11-13 May weekend. 2017 Formula 4 UAE champion Aberdein last raced in the ADAC German […]

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ZWARTKOPS F1600 WIDE OPEN

Stuart White will be foremost on all of his rivals minds when the Investchem South African Formula 1600 championship heads to the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria West for its third round races Saturday 12 May, even though the Bloemfontein teenager will be absent from this round. White has made no mistakes in his quest to […]

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ENDURANCE EPIC FOR KILLARNEY

The  Mopar South African Endurance Series is preparing on all fronts for a return to action at the Killarney Campos 600 at Killarney in Cape Town Saturday 19 May and if last year’s Cape race and the last round of this year’s championship at Killarney are anything to go by, you would be well advised […]

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ZWARTKOPS SET TO IMPRESS

Zwartkops Raceway is gearing up for its first national championship race weekend of the season when the Extreme Festival visits the Pretoria circuit for its third round national championship races and judging by the form book, it would be a very good idea to cross Saturday 12 May out of your diary right away. While […]

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ROAD TO INDY VISITS KILLARNEY

The Investchem South African Formula 1600 Championship takes the next step on the Road to Indy as it heads to Cape Town for the second round of the Extreme Festival at the Killarney International Raceway Saturday 21 April with an eager field of drivers with one aim in mind — to beat Stuart White. Bloemfontein […]

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2018 ENGEN POLO CUP TITLE CHASE TO VISIT CAPE TOWN

After a brilliant start to the season at Kyalami last month, the 2018 Engen Polo Cup championship contenders will perform at the Western Cape Killarney circuit next Saturday (April 21). The occasion will be round two of this year’s national Extreme Festival series, with the Engen Polo Cup races to play a major role in […]

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Navarra hosts the next round of the 24H GT SERIES powered by Hankook

Action in the 24H GT SERIES powered by Hankook continues with the inaugural Hankook 12H NAVARRA (20-22 April, 2018). Opened in 2010, the ‘Circuito de Navarra’ in Los Arcos in the Spanish Navarra region is a new venue for the CREVENTIC SERIES powered by Hankook. For the Hankook 12H NAVARRA, running from noon till midnight […]

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EXTREME RACING IN THE CAPE

The Killarney International Raceway hosts the second round of the 2018 Extreme Festival national championship circuit racing roadshow presented by Get Worth, Saturday 21 April. Featuring four national championship classes and a couple of regional and club races apiece, the highlight of the day is however likely to be the national challenge G&H Transport Extreme […]

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Hyundai enter two i30 N TCR for Nürburgring 24 Hours

Following a successful outing at the season opening VLN race last month the Hyundai N team will return to the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a pair of i30 N TCR cars for the Nürburgring 24 Hours Qualifying Race (April 14-15) and ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours (May 10-13). The Nürburgring 24 Hours attracts vast grids and huge […]

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Porsche breaks Spa lap record with evo-spec 919 Hybrid

Porsche has broken the outright lap record of the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, with a heavily modified evo-spec 919 Hybrid LMP1. Neel Jani eclipsed Lewis Hamilton’s record time set in qualifying ahead of last year’s Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix by over seven tenths of a second. Jani, a WEC champion and Le Mans winner […]

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EXTREME ACTION COMING TO CAPE

The Killarney International Raceway is preparing to host the second round of the 2018 Extreme Festival national championship circuit racing roadshow Saturday 21 April — an event that Cape racer fans would be advised to diarise well in advance. Featuring four national championship classes and a couple of regional and club races apiece, the highlight […]

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STUART STUNS THEM

Stuart White started his Road to Indy dream in perfect fashion as he dominated the Investchem Formula 1600 races at Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring on Saturday. White qualified third on Friday evening but raced into the lead off the start never to be headed again as he left his rivals to fight over the scraps. […]

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BRILLIANT START FOR ALL-NEW ENGEN POLO CUP FORMULA

The all-new 2018 Engen Polo Cup season started on a high note at Kyalami on Saturday, with the turbocharged two-litre Polo race cars delivering exceptional reliability, close racing, a new lap record and great spectacle. Qualifying Saturday morning’s official qualifying session saw the times of the top six cars covered by one second, led by […]

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ZWARTKOPS’ RAIN DANCE

 Pouring rain greeted race fans and the regional Extreme Festival circus at the Zwartkops International Raceway’s opening St. Patricks’s Day race meeting on Saturday, with most classes qualifying in the wet, before the weather cleared through the slip and slide opening race heats to deliver an ideal track for the second races that in fact […]

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SEE YOU AT KYALAMI!

Kyalami’s Motorsport Festival hosts the opening round of the 2018 Extreme Festival South African National Circuit Racing Championship at the Grand Prix circuit Saturday 24 March. Hosting the opening rounds of the Sasol GTC, Engen Volkswagen Cup and Investchem Formula 1600 championships, there will also be spectacular G&H Extreme Supercar races, a SAMCAR V8 Supercar […]