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BRAT PACK BOSS BUSI

Saturday’s Wingfield Motors Killarney Power Series action was great throughout the day, but if any class produced consistently extreme action, it was the Brat Pack of Class C in the BurlyPro GTi Challenge. Among the most competitive of any classes racing in South Africa in 2018, this baby class of the popular Western Cape series […]

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ACTION GALORE AT KILLARNEY

Killarney’s 2018 racing championships exploded into action as a dazzling display of crunching racing kept a sizeable crowd entertained throughout a perfect Cape summer’s day at the opening Wingfield Motors Power Series meeting on Saturday. The action was fraught on track as cars and bikes produced spectacular dicing, while red flags flew to stop the […]

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First round of Inland Championship sets the bar high

“The first round of the EV Dynamics Inland Championship draws competitors and spectators alike, and sets the bar pretty high for the season ahead.  Midvaal Raceway hosted the first round of this year’s EV Dynamics Inland Championship on Saturday 17 February and 19 races spread over 9 different categories kept a large crowd entertained throughout […]

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PLAYTIME IS OVER – LET’S RACE!

GTi Challenge set for scorching season opener Be prepared to get up our of your comfy spectator’s seat when the WP Burly Pro GTi Challenge 2018 explodes into action at the Killarney International Raceway’s season opening Wingfield Motors Power Series this Saturday 17 February because the series is bound to have you on your feet […]

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KILLARNEY’S SUMMER SENSATION

Cape Town race fans will be happy to learn that the 2018 Wingfield Motors Power Series kicks off at the Killarney International Raceway Saturday 17 February. The opening round of the Western Province regional circuit series promises a brilliant program of top notch races set to deliver a spectacular day of end-to-end motor racing, with […]

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Tesla-based Electric GT Championship gets FIA backing

The all-new Electric GT Championship has been sanctioned by the governing body of world motorsport, the FIA, ahead of the start of its inaugural season this year.  The series, in which a field of 20 drivers will battle it out driving a race-prepared Tesla Model S P100D, currently has eight races scheduled for the 2018 […]

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Khalid and Al Qubaisi gunning for glory in Saudi Arabia

 The 29th edition of the Race of Champions (ROC), which will take place from February 2-3 at the King Fahd International Stadium Abu Dhabi Racing (ADR) drivers Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi and Khaled Al Qubaisi will be seen in action at this weekend’s 29th edition of the Race of Champions (ROC), which will […]

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LINDENBERG’S WINNING RETURN

Peter bounces back in style as team shines Peter Lindenberg kicked off his return to racing in fine style on Saturday when he drove his Shelby Mustang to victory over Sarel van der Merwe’s Chevelle in the opening Legends V8 race of Saturday’s Zwartkops Passion for Speed classic racing festival. It was also a great […]

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Champions one and all

Classic motorcycles thrill Zwartkops fans The Day of the Champion, Sunday’s second day of Zwartkops’ 17th Passion for Speed festival of historic racing weekend thrilled motorcycle fans with international classic superbike action, historic racing motorcycles on track and an action-packed supporting act of local two wheeler races. Unlike Saturday’s slippery car races, Sunday dawned a […]

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Large crowd treated to brilliant racing in Passion of Speed spectacle at Zwartkops

Saturday’s 17th international historic Passion for Speed event at the Zwartkops Raceway provided brilliant racing, a large crowd and some unexpected results. The event, which traditionally opens the South African circuit racing season, saw mostly historic car racing spectacle, intermingled with some really quick modern-day Supercar action. The biggest crowd drawcards were certainly the SKF […]

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DANIEL DUMINY FOR TT CUP

South African youngster Daniel Duminy has been selected out of over 120 applicants from around the world to race in the 2018 Audi Sport TT Cup. The Ballito, KwaZulu Natal teenager, who has raced in the prestigious Engen Volkswagen Cup over the past two seasons, will step up to among the world’s leading one-make series […]

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Passion for Speed – It’s not love but war this coming January 2018

The annual and popular Passion for Speed will take place at Zwartkops Raceway on the weekend of 26 to 28 January 2018.  The war babies of the sixties focused on love not war, except when it came to the “Passion for Speed”.  There were no restraints. It was the go go go generation of foot […]

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Motorsport: Chelsea Herbert first woman to win in NZ V8s

Despite the comments recently by the newly appointed member to the Women in Motorsport Commission, Carmen Jorda, that women racer can’t compete against men and should have their own championship, young New Zealander Chelsea Herbert has proven her wrong. At the recent round of the BNT New Zealand Touring Car championships the 19-year-old became the […]

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THOMPSON’S CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR

 Lee Thompson Racing ended it’s hectic 2017 race season off in style with a championship win, a runner up position and a generally positive day at a sodden Zwartkops Raceway outside Pretoria on Saturday. Thompson’s team ran seven cars over three championships through the year, with veteran Iain Pepper emerging as Class A Volkswagen Challenge […]

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Audi and Engen Extreme Team win Championship and Manufacturer’s Title

The Port Elizabeth-based Engen Xtreme / Terry Moss Racing team claimed the national Sasol GTC Africa title and the GTC Manufacturer’s title for Audi on Saturday at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria. Michael Stephen mounted a successful title defense this season to win a second consecutive championship and Simon Moss put in a monster effort, winning overall on […]

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McLaren teases the motorsport world to the 720S GT3

The McLaren 720S is almost ready to become the choice companion for the track, with the British manufacturer officially announcing the upcoming introduction of the GT3 racing version for 2019. For now, we’re dealing with a teaser, with the brand revealing it will diligently develop the 720S GT3 throughout the course of 2018, with some […]

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Final showdown for Engen Xtreme team at Zwartkops Raceway

The Engen Xtreme Team head into the final round of the Sasol GTC Africa at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, 25 November on the cusp of championship glory. With Engen Xtreme drivers Michael Stephen and Simon Moss lying first and third respectively on the overall standings, a good showing will see the two teammates taking overall […]

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Final Extreme Festival round to light up Zwartkops Raceway – 25 November 2017

The 2017 Extreme Festival will end on a high note at the Zwartkops Raceway near Pretoria this Saturday (November 25) with eight separate racing disciplines set to entertain spectators. Given a bit of luck and two victories, Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) could emerge as the year’s overall Sasol Global Touring Car champion Heading up proceedings […]

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Nissan claims victory in the final Super GT at Motegi

Nissan has completed the 2017 Super GT championship in the best possible way with an incredible pole to chequered flag victory at the final round of the series at Twin Ring Motegi. The victory elevated Ronnie Quintarelli and Tsugio Matsuda to second place in the championship – the duo finishing the year only three points […]

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R250 000 prize money for Investchem Formula 1600 champion!

The 2017 season for the Investchem Formula 1600 championship finished at Kyalami in Johannesburg on Saturday. Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) is the 2017 Investchem Formula 1600 champion and receives R250 000 as well as two motorsport tests for his performance this year. Van der Watt tests with Formula Renault and […]

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Engen Xtreme team consolidate position at Zwartkops

The Engen Xtreme team came away from the penultimate round of the Sasol GTC Africa at Kyalami in Johannesburg on Saturday feeling it was a job well done, despite drivers Michael Stephen and Simon Moss finishing second and fourth overall on the day. Sasol GTC Africa leader Stephen finished third in Race One and first […]

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WHITE SPEED

Bloemfontein teenager Stuart White closed off his 2017 race season in fine style as he dominated the Investchem Formula 1600 races at Kyalami’s Motorsport Festival over the weekend to clinch second in the championship despite missing four races through the year. White, who also competed in the French Formula 4 championship had two date clashes […]

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KYALAMI THRILLS & SPILLS

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit delivered a supreme weekend of action as race fans were treated to top drawer racing in ideal conditions highlighted by new winners, champions and drama of the highest order at the home of South African motorsport. The drama started on Friday afternoon with trouble and incidents in several classes before […]

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IT’S KYALAMI THIS SATURDAY!

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit hosts the Motorsport Festival on Saturday, where a jam-packed program is ready to thrill fans on what promises to be a perfectly balmy afternoon for racing at the Johannesburg racetrack. Enthusiasts can expect great racing throughout the day, with both South Africa’s premier Sasol GTC championships still up for grabs, […]

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Jackie Chan DC Racing x JOTA Sport Wins 4 Hours of Zhuhai

 Asian Le Mans Series Round 1 • Dominant victory for sportscar newcomer Harrison Newey and teammates Thomas Laurent and Stéphane Richelmi Jackie Chan DC Racing x JOTA Sport seized victory in the opening round of the Asian Le Mans Series 2017/18, with the team’s exciting line-up of Stéphane Richelmi and 19-year-olds Thomas Laurent and Harrison […]

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Audi wins big in the 2017 DTM series

Audi emerged victorious from the 2017 DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters), a popular German-based car touring series, as it bagged first place in all three categories of the race held in Hockenheim this month, beating Mercedes Benz and BMW. Audi proudly claimed the titles in the driver, team and manufacturer championships. “I cannot put it into […]

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Engen Xtreme standing strong as GTC Africa season nears close

The Engen Xtreme motorsport team head into the penultimate round of the Sasol GTC Africa championship at Kyalami in Johannesburg on Saturday, 4 November in a dominant position. With seven of the nine rounds completed, Engen Xtreme driver Michael Stephen leads the race for championship honours, with 43 points separating him from second-placed Sasol GTC […]

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NO STOPPING LINDENBERG

Lindenberg Racing enjoyed a positive, if freezing cold day of Historic Tour racing action at the Red Star Raceway on Saturday as Paige Lindenberg and Djurk Venter delivered positive results at the Delmas racetrack. Lindenberg and Venter took a fourth place home apiece in their respective classes, while Djurk brought it home second in class […]

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Finale for Investchem Formula 1600 championship at Kyalami in Johannesburg

  Saturday, November 4, will see the Investchem Formula 1600 field take to the Kyalami circuit for the final time this season. Julian van der Watt (42 – Race Driver SA) and Ian Schofield (10 – Investchem) have already claimed their championship titles for the year, but there’s still work to be done for the […]

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SEE YOU AT KYALAMI!

The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit is All set for an action packed Motorsport Festival set to thrill Johannesburg race fans Saturday 4 November, where a jam-packed program of top notch South African National Championship motor racing waits to thrill visitors to the iconic circuit. Not only will the heroes of the Sasol GTC series fight […]

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FINAL BATTLE FOR 2017 AT THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF MOTORSPORT– ENGEN VOLKSWAGEN CUP

Kyalami is widely regarded as the spiritual home of motor racing in South Africa, so perhaps it’s fitting that the iconic circuit will also host the final battle in this year’s Engen Volkswagen Cup when the last round of the season is contested on the weekend of 4 November. “We’ve had an incredible year of […]

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FINAL BATTLE FOR 2017 AT THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF MOTORSPORT – ENGEN VOLKSWAGEN CUP

Kyalami is widely regarded as the spiritual home of motor racing in South Africa, so perhaps it’s fitting that the iconic circuit will also host the final battle in this year’s Engen Volkswagen Cup when the last round of the season is contested on the weekend of 4 November. “We’ve had an incredible year of […]

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VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT AIMING TO FINISH STRONG – SASOL GTC SERIES.

The famed Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit will play host to the first full season of South Africa’s premier circuit racing series, the Sasol GTC for the second time in 2017, after also providing the battleground for Round 2 earlier in April. South African automotive giant Volkswagen will once again field two Jettas in the GTC […]

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KYALAMI SET TO THRILL

 Saturday 4 November is a red letter day for Gauteng and other race fans with Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit hosting its second action packed Motorsport Festival of the year featuring a full and varied program set to deliver explosive circuit racing action in keeping with the meeting’s Guy Fawkes weekend timing. Fans will be treated […]