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On the race weekend at Spielberg, five-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Ogier will be making his DTM debut as a guest contestant. Sébastien will be driving a Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM that has been specially decorated for the occasion with photos  from the 30-year DTM history of the brand with the three-pointed star.  DTM, Mercedes-AMG […]

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Facts and figures ahead of the ADAC GT Masters grand finale at Hockenheim

The countdown is on to the most exciting climax to the season in ADAC GT Masters history. In the grand finale to the 2018 championship at Hockenheim next weekend (21st – 23rd September), 15 title aspirants driving supercars sporting six different manufacturers’ badges will deliver a real thriller. With 50 points up for grabs, the […]

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Van der Linde brothers are new Sachsenring winners

DMSB appeals panel rule on Race 1 at the Sachsenring The appeals committee of the DMSB met on Monday to discuss the appeal lodged by Team75 Bernhard against their disqualification at the Sachsenring.The outcome was that Kelvin and Sheldon van der Linde were awarded the victory in the first of the two ADAC GT Masters […]

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Bumper Extreme Festival racing programme entertains at Phakisa

The 2018 Extreme Festival visited the Free State Phakisa Raceway on Saturday, with a full and varied programme producing excellent on-track action.Top billing belonged to the G&H Transport Extreme Supercar brigade, where Charl Arangies (Stradale Lamborghini Gallardo) won race one ahead of Gianni Giannoccaro ((G&H Transport BMW E92), Franco di Matteo (Deltec Alfa GT), Kashen […]

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Mother City to host Engen Polo cup Championship again

The 2018 Engen Polo Cup travelling show will perform at the Western Cape Killarney circuit for the second time next weekend (September 21 and 22), with the title chase wide open after the season’s first six rounds.Mathematically, any of the top four drivers on the roster could leave Killarney as the overall points leader after […]

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OLD MEN, LADIES STAR AT ALDO

Willie Hepburn and the girls show the way Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante Racetrack played host to the sixth round of the Algoa Motor Sport Club’s Regional racing championships on Saturday as uptown V8 visitors and local lady racers stole the show. On a day dedicated to V8s, none other than Mr. V8, Willie Hepburn came […]

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WHITE’S POINT TO MAKE

Stuart chasing Road to Indy prize at Killarney Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White has one hand on the big prize as the Investchem Formula 1600 championship on the Road to Indy returns to Killarney in Cape Town for the penultimate round of the championship 22 September. White (Fantastic Racing Mygale) has a 22-point championship lead over […]

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AUSTRIA BECKONS FOR ABERDEIN

Jonathan relishing another grand prix track Cape Town driver Jonathan Aberdein heads to the penultimate round of the FIA European Formula 3 championship at Austria’s Red Bull Ring looking to score a few more podiums as he chases his first Formula 3 top step too. Aberdein has enjoyed great pace at all the traditional grand […]

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MotorMart Racing Team aiming for good results at familiar Phakisa Freeway

The Phakisa Freeway in Welkom could well be the circuit where we’ll see the strongest performance from the MotorMart Racing Team thus far in the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge. Round 6 of the championship will see the team fielding two cars on Saturday, September 15 with both drivers ready for a good result at the fast freeway in […]

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Phakisa Raceway to host Regional Racing Highlight on 15 September 2018

  For inland circuit racers, one of the year’s highlights will arrive at the Free State Phakisa Raceway this Saturday (September 15).The occasion will be the annual Phakisa 200 Endurance event, supported by a wide and varied programme of sprint races.The Endurance race, for Car Care Clinic 111 and autObarn SuperHatch cars, has attracted a […]

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ABERDEIN SHINES AT NURBURGRING

Jonathan fights to another Euro F3 podium South Africa’s Jonathan Aberdein added another rookie podium to his FIA European Formula 3 season logbook at Germany’s Nurburgring weekend, in spite of a trying weekend. Aberdein qualified tenth for race 1 but had to avoid a first lap accident and fell back, before fighting back to eighth. […]

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KYALAMI’S DRAMA FESTIVAL

Sensational racing at Festival of Motoring Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank featured a limited race program among the many activities around the Grand Prix Circuit over the past weekend, where both Sasol GTC and the Investchem Formula 1600s delivered some spectacular action and drama. Championship contenders Michael Stephen and Gennaro Bonafede took a […]

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JONATHAN SET TO BOUNCE BACK

Aberdein ready for Nurburgring F3 Cape Town youngster Jonathan Aberdein heads to the Nurburgring over the weekend of 8-9 September looking to deliver the kind of FIA European Formula 3 championship results he did at Silverstone a few weeks back, when scored two podium finishes in his best F3 weekend yet. “Silverstone was an incredible […]

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Volkswagen Motorsport fields strong team for Kyalami races

Volkswagen Motorsport heads into the seventh round of the Sasol GTC Championship with a strong quartet of racers in the two classes in which it competes. Competing at the Festival of Motoring at Kyalami on the weekend of 31 August to 2nd September, the Motorsport team is acutely aware that thousands of their car-buying fans […]

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RACING TO SPICE UP FESTIVAL

GTC, Formula 1600 to star at Kyalami Kyalami’s Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank has rapidly grown to become among Gauteng’s favourite expos of all and now in its third year, the Festival will include a limited race program among its Kyalami on-track activities for the first time in 2018 and what better than two […]

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Mick Schumacher scores his second FIA Formula 3 European Championship race win

With a good getaway, Mick Schumacher (PREMA Theodore Racing) laid the foundation for his second FIA Formula 3 European Championship race win. Having started from second place on the grid, Mick Schumacher moved up into the lead on the first few metres. On the opening lap, he already built a margin of more than one […]

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ZWARTKOPS’ WINTER THRILLER

Sasol Race Day dishes up great racing An icy, windswept, slippery, but clear Zwartkops’ Sasol Race Day dished up racing of the highest order on Saturday as Sasol BMW home driver Gennaro Bonafede sneaked overall Sasol GTC victory by the tightest of margins to top a day to remember at the Pretoria raceway. In other […]

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ROOKIE KING KEEGAN

Campos lads top Bittersweet Pepper weekend Engen Polo Cup rookie Keegan Campos scored an emphatic maiden win in the second race to take overall victory at a cold and breezy Zwartkops on Saturday, while the weekend came to elder brother Jason on a day that their Pepper Racing teammates Tasmin Pepper and Shaun La Reservee […]

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Engen Audi Team looking to consolidate GTC lead

Engen Audi head into Round 6 of the Sasol GTC Africa championship at Zwartkops this weekend with drivers Michael Stephen and Simon Moss first and second on the championship standings respectively. Reigning champion, Stephen leads the way by eight points from teammate Moss and Gennaro Bonafede of Sasol BMW Motorsport who are locked in joint […]

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Engen Polo Cup returns to Zwartkops

Engen Polo Cup contenders return to familiar battlefield Three-way championship fight to continue Zwartkops races to place emphasis on driving excellence The Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria will host round six of the 2018 Engen Polo Cup championship this Saturday (August 18). The circuit will hold no secrets for the championship contenders. Zwartkops saw the new […]

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Sasol Raceday brings Extreme Festival back to Zwartkops Raceway on 18 August 2018

The 2018 Extreme Festival will return to the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria next Saturday (August 18), with seven racing disciplines on both four and two wheels scheduled to perform. Top billing on the Sasol Raceday will belong to the Sasol Global Touring Car contingent, where three drivers will continue to fight for this year’s overall […]

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Di Resta edges Paffett for Sunday DTM win at Brands Hatch

After Daniel Juncadella’s maiden win on Saturday, fellow Mercedes-AMG driver Paul Di Resta doubled the marque’s fortunes as he was first across the finish line on Sunday. In the 12th race of the season, his fellow Mercedes-AMG driver and points leader Gary Paffett completed the success for the Stuttgart-based brand by finishing second. At the […]

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GTi WOMAN’S DAY DELIGHT

Challenge thrills with action all-round The crowd was rewarded perhaps the race of the year by staying late to watch the second race of the Burly Pro GTi Challenge on a chilly but bright Woman’s day Thursday evening as the intrepid drivers of the Cape’s favourite race series put on an incredible show to remember. […]

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MotorMart Racing Team anticipating strong start to the second half of the season at Dezzi Raceway

It has been quite a long winter break in the 2018 MotorMart VW Challengeseason. The MotorMart Racing Team utilised the break to prepare for the second half of their debut season and they’re confident that they’ll be a force to be reckoned with at Round 5 of the championship which will see them in action at […]

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ANOTHER CLASSIC FOR ABERDEIN

Jonathan chasing Silverstone podiums South Africa’s Jonathan Aberdein heads to another classic racetrack ready to keep on delivering when the FIA European Formula 3 championship heads to the Great British Silverstone for its sixth round 17-18 August. Aberdein enjoyed plausibly his best weekend in the series at Spa Francorchamps last time out with a couple […]

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta eager to cement championship position

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta of Theo van Vuuren and Bradley Scorer heads into the penultimate round of the Mopar South African Endurance Series in good shape to continue its impressive performance. The Arnold Chatz Cars Racing Giulietta has surprised many with its giant-killing performance throughout the year, the Alfa Romeo regularly raising the tin-top trophy […]

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Sébastien Ogier secures Mercedes wild card drive at the Red Bull Ring

Five-time World Rally champion Sébastien Ogier will make his DTM debut at the Red Bull Ring as a wild card entry at the wheel of a seventh Mercedes AMG C63 DTM. Ogier had been linked to Mercedes’ wild card entry, but the participation of a seventh car at one of the last three rounds of the […]

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“The seaside is about to come alive to the sounds of angry horses. 

The Dezzi Raceway in Port Shepstone will rock to the sound of over 200 engines when no less than 3 regional and national tours descend upon it on August 11. The Historic Tour, the EV Dynamics Inland Championship and the Extreme Series National VW Challenge will use every available square metre of its pits and […]

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500 REASONS TO HEAD TO ALDO

Endurance race to top action packed meeting Port Elizabeth’s racing faithful can look forward to the sound of powerful engines, the scent of race fuel and the squeal of rubber as epic racing returns to the newly resurfaced Aldo Scribante Race Track when the Mopar South African Endurance Series comes to town Saturday 11 August. […]

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IMSA Continental Challenge @ Lime Rock – Simpson beats Koch on the line

The sixth round of the IMSA Continental Tire Challenge at Lime Rock Park delivered a thrilling race in the TCR class, with South Africa’s Stephen Simpson beating Kenton Koch on the line by 0.066 second after two hours of close competition. Stephen Simpson and Michael Johnson Image LAT Photography This was the first victory for […]

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Exceptional victory for Audi RS 3 LMS in Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

Michael Johnson wins with Stephen Simpson in an Audi RS 3 LMS in the U.S. Third victory this season for Audi R8 LMS GT4 in GT4 European Series.Podium success for Audi R8 LMS in North America In the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, a wheelchair-bound Audi privateer driver achieved his first victory in automobile racing. […]

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ZWARTKOPS POISED FOR RACE WARS

Motor Racing’s Extreme Festival returns home to Zwartkops Raceway next, when South Africa’s premier national championship circuit racing series visit the Pretoria circuit for the Sasol Race Day Saturday 18 August. Considering that most of the titles headed to the tight and twisty racetrack are poised on a knife’s edge, it may very well be […]

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JONATHAN SET FOR SPA

Aberdein plans to star in Belgium. Cape Town racer Jonathan Aberdein cannot wait for the fifth round of the FIA European Formula 3 championship, which visits Belgium’s classic Spa Francorchamps circuit 27-28 July. It’s a double positive for Formula 3 rookie Aberdein, who cannot wait to get out on the classic Ardennes racetrack following a double-maiden […]