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PEREL ADDS ANOTHER TITLE

David is Overall Blancpain AM Champ too South Africa’s David Perel added a second Blancpain GT Championship to his 2017 racing basket when he won the final round of the Sprint Series at the Nurburgring over the weekend. Perel’s Blancpain Overall AM Championship comes in addition to the AM GT Sprint title he secured a […]

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SIMPSON EYES TITLE SECOND

South Africa’s IMSA Prototype race star Stephen Simpson heads to Laguna Seca in California for an important appointment at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Sunday 24 September. Simpson and Russo-Canadian teammate Misha Goikhberg have been a persistent thorn in the side of the all-conquering Cadillacs throughout the 2017 season in the plucky privately-entered yellow […]

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DTM – The way for abolition of the performance weights has been cleared

With a forward-looking agreement, the three manufacturers involved in the touring-car series DTM have cleared the way to abolish the highly controversial performance weights. Together with DTM promoter and rights holder ITR, Audi, BMW and Mercedes amicably agreed upon completely abolishing the performance-dependent handicap weights with immediate effect. Subject to agreement by the DMSB (German […]

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Bentley to make Blancpain GT Series Asia debut with Absolute Racing in Shanghai

Bentley will make its Blancpain GT Series Asia debut at Shanghai International Circuit next weekend (September 23/24) after official customer squad Absolute Racing confirmed that two of its Continental GT3s would be competing in rounds nine and 10. The Shanghai-based squad has run several Audi R8 LMS GT3s in each of the pan-continental championship’s four […]

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KYALAMI SET FOR EXPLOSIVE RACING

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is limbering up for its next action packed national championship Motorsport Festival when a full program of Extreme Festival racing heads to the home of South African motorsport Saturday 4 November. Race fans can look forward to explosive circuit racing action in keeping with its Guy Fawkes weekend expectations. All […]

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Glock slams “embarrassing” Audi for “manipulating races”

BMW driver Timo Glock has hit out at Audi after his incident with Nico Muller in Sunday’s DTM race at the Nurburgring, accusing the Ingolstadt firm of “manipulating races”. Audi has come in for increasing criticism for using drivers to slow down rivals in the past couple of DTM rounds, with Muller in particular embroiled in […]

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MAGNY COURS WHITE WASHED

Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White scored his first french Formula 4 victory at the Magny Cours Grand Prix Circuit on Sunday. White, who qualified on pole position on Saturday scored a win, a third and a seventh in the three races to move up to fifth position in the overall FFSA French Formula 4 Academy championship […]

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VOLKSWAGEN GTC RACECARS INVOLVED IN TOUGH BATTLE IN THE CAPE – SASOL GTC SERIES

Volkswagen Motorsport returned to Cape Town’s Killarney Raceway for the second time in 2017 to take on Round 7 of the Sasol GTC Series. “Volkswagen Motorsport is by far the biggest player South Africa’s premier circuit racing formula,” commented Mr. Mike Rowe, head of Volkswagen Motorsport. The Uitenhage-based outfit features two Volkswagen Jettas driven by […]

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KILLARNEY DELIVERS EXTREME THRILLS

A perfect spring Saturday greeted a large and enthusiastic Killarney crowd, which was treated to an exceptional day of national championship circuit racing when the Extreme Festival visited Cape Town over the weekend. The track action on track was quick to reach boiling point, with needle matches, close racing and spectacular action tight through the […]

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CHAMPION PEREL OUT TO IMPRESS

 David can’t wait for Nurburgring debut South Africa’s recently crowned Blancpain Sprint Champion David Perel heads to the Nurburgring this weekend with one eye on the Overall Blancpain GT AM Championship and another on putting in a strong performance for his team. “I can’t think of a single driver who doesn’t want to race at […]

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BRABHAM BACK AT BATHURST

David Brabham will make his return to Mount Panorama next month as one of the invited pro drivers in the Toyota 86 Racing Series.Brabham is the youngest son of three-time Formula One champion Sir Jack, but boasts an impressive resume in international motor racing himself. Brabham’s big international achievements include outright victories in the Le […]

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ABERDEIN’S SACHSEN ATTACK

Cape Town’s German ADAC Formula 4 charger Jonathan Aberdein heads to the Sachsenring for the penultimate round of the series with one thing in his mind ahead of the 16-17 September weekend. Dominant 2017 Formula 4 UAE champion Aberdein may have scored several podiums in the seres and stood on the second step enough to […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT RETURNS TO CAPE TOWN FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 2017 – SASOL GTC SERIES

It seems like ages ago since the much anticipated 2017 Sasol GTC Series kicked off at the Killarney Raceway in Cape Town. That was way back in March, and now, more than 5 months later, the Volkswagen Motorsport squad of Mathew Hodges and Daniel Rowe are looking forward to return to the Western Cape. The […]

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Seller Adds Number Five in the Free State

Clint Seller (MiWay Yamaha Racing R1) claimed his fifth South African national motorcycle championship when he won both premier class races at the seventh round of the 2017 DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy, held at Phakisa Freeway on Saturday, 26 August. Seller, who had a 47-point lead at the start of the weekend, claimed victory over […]

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KILLARNEY GEARED FOR NATIONAL ACTION

Cape race fans have another great day’s racing to look forward to when the Extreme Festival returns to the Killarney International Raceway Saturday 9 September, with South Africa’s leading circuit racers set to continue their National Championship battles, among whom will be keen to wrap their titles up in a meeting that promises scintillating action […]

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LEE’S MADALAS OUT TO WIN

Lee Thompson Racing heads to Delmas Saturday 2 September looking to celebrate Spring weekend in style as Class A duo Iain Pepper and Waldie Meintjes look to make Class A their own again. The duo ended first and second overall last time out at Phakisa and they are intent to once again keep the pressure […]

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LAMBO LADS’ DEZZI SPELL

Saturday’s Arnold Chatz Cars Mopar African Endurance Three Hour at Dezzi Raceway, Oslo Beach on the KZN South Coast proved a scintillating race of attrition survived best by Jaki Schekter and Greg Parton, whose Drizit Lamborghini Huracan won by the handsome margin of four laps in the end. The winning margin is perhaps, a touch […]

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PEREL HUNGARY  FOR TITLE

Kessel Ferrari Driver, David Perel, heads to Budapest in Hungary 26-27 August to compete in the fourth round of the Blancpain Sprint Championship. Perel, who leads all three Sprint, Endurance and Overall AM class championships in the series, stands to wrap up the Sprint title at the Hungoraring — a track he is familiar with following […]

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WEATHERTECH CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE RACES TAKE SHAPE AS SERIES ENTERS HOME STRETCH

The race for class championship honors in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship is heating up as the 2017 season begins to wind down.The closest battle can be found in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, where No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R co-drivers Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen currently hold an eight-point lead over last […]

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Stuart wins in Investchem Formula 1600 shake-up at Zwartkops Raceway

In a surprise outcome at round six of the Investchem Formula 1600 championship on Saturday, Stuart White (8 – Fantastic Racing) claimed victory at Zwartkops Raceway ahead of the championship leader, Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA). Until this event, Van der Watt had an unbeaten record of race wins for the […]

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KZN ENDURANCE SPECTACULAR

KwaZulu Natal is not a regular venue for South African National Championship motorsport, but Saturday 19 August will be a welcome exception for local race fans when the Mopar SA Endurance Series heads to Dezzi Raceway outside Port Shepstone for the fourth round of the series at the Arnold Chatz Cars Dezzi 3-Hour. This weekend […]

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Zwartkops Raceway the next challenge for Investchem Formula 1600 competitors

The Investchem Formula 1600 championship reaches round six on Saturday, August 12, when the competitors assemble at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria. There are just three rounds left this season and now every lap, every point, every advantage counts. When it comes to the championship title, Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) is […]

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FORTUNE EVADES RECORD SIMPSON

Road America’s ninth round of the 2017 IMSA Weatherteck Prototype Challenge proved to be a tough weekend for South Africa’s Stephen Simpson and his Russo-Canadian teammate Misha Goikhberg. The duo once again set the pace throughout the weekend only to be foiled by Lady Luck when triple full-course yellows conspired against a strategic gamble by […]

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PAIGE’S DEZZI DELIGHT

If you were  to bump into Paige Lindenberg at the shopping mall or in the gym, there is probably no chance at all that you’d ever imagine the petite lass hustling a 500 horsepower three-ton monster Ford Fairlane through Dezzi Raceway’s seemingly impossibly tight confines. But that’s precisely what the Cape Town lass was up […]

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ABERDEIN ATTACK THWARTED

South Africa’s ADAC German Formula 4 driver Jonathan Aberdein showed great pace through the Nurburgring meeting over the past weekend, but the Cape Town driver was out of luck in the races and unable to deliver on that great promise. Aberdein qualified third but he lost his front wing in a chaotic first race, which […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT PREPARES FOR BATTLE AT SHORT ZWARTKOPS RACEWAY – SASOL GTC SERIES.

The 2.5 kilometers that make up the popular Zwartkops Raceway to the west of Pretoria will once again play host to a fierce battle when South Africa’s premier circuit racing series returns to the track for Round 6 of the 2017 Sasol GTC Series. The blue and white Jettas in the colours of Volkswagen Motorsport […]

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ZWARTKOPS BATTLE LINES DRAWN

 Battle lines are drawn across the board for the Sasol Race Day Saturday 12 August when the Extreme Festival visits Pretoria’s Zwartkops Raceway for the sixth round South Africa’s various National Championship battle. Fierce racing should be the order of the day as the Sasol GTCs, Engen Volkswagen Cup and Investchem Formula 1600s getting down […]

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ROBERTSON STILL IN CHARGE WITH MOGOTSI RAPIDLY RISING THROUGH THE RANKS – ENGEN VOLKSWAGEN CUP

After no less than five outings in three provinces the name of Devin Robertson still tops the standings of the very competitive 2017 Engen Volkswagen Cup. In fact, Robertson who currently sits on 107 points has a fairly comfortable 23-point advantage over nearest title rivals Clinton Bezuidenhout and Juan Gerber who are tied for second […]

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JONATHAN CHASING RING GLORY

South Africa’s ADAC German Formula 4 racer Jonathan Aberdein cannot wait to get his teeth into the Nurburgring as the championship starts its second half this weekend 5-6 August. Cape Town driver Aberdein has enjoyed positive testing since his last race and heads for the Eiffel Mountain racetrack with a spring in his step. Jonathan […]

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Simpson keen on a win at home

South Africa’s IMSA Weathertech sports racing star Stephen Simpson heads to Road America 6 August looking for that final step up the podium following two strong second places in the past two races. Simpson, who races the JDC-Miller Oreca-Gibson with Russo Canadian teammate Misha Goikhberg are hoping to finally put an end to Cadillac’s winning […]

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FOUR WINS IN A ROW FOR LEXUS LC 500 GT RACECAR

The Lexus LC 500 sports coupe has continued its run of success in Japan’s Super GT Championship, with its fourth victory in four rounds. Finnish/Japanese pair Heikki Kovalainen and Kohei Hirate in the DENSO KOBELCO SARD LC 500 won a dramatic rain-affected 81-lap race at Sugo, after starting from seventh. The Lexus WAKO’S 4CR LC 500 […]

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Inland Championship – Round 6 – 29 July 2017 – Zwartkops Raceway

The sixth round of the 2017 Inland Championship will play off at the Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria for the second time this year on 29 July 2017. The racing is expected to be explosive and closer than ever as the championships in the various racing categories heat up. After a long break between races, the […]

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David Perel ready for Spa 24 with Kessel Ferrari

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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Veterans meet the Phakisa challenge

The VW Challenge has always provided an interesting blend of experience and youth, but at the fifth round of the 2017 championship, held at Phakisa Freeway on Saturday, 22 July, it was the veterans who emerged at the head of the field. Iain Pepper’s Husqvarna Motorcycles Polo had a misfire during Friday practice but the […]

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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 […]