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Battle intensifies for King of the Hill title in Single Seater and Sports Car category

   The battle for the revered King of the Hill title has been stepped up several notches in the Single Seater and Sports Car category for the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which takes place in Knysna from 3 to 6 May. Although there are just two classes this year, the competition is more intense than […]

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THE MICHELIN SPONSORED SAGMJ MOTOR SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR FOR 2017 IS KELVIN VAN DER LINDE

The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists’ 2017 Motor Sportsman of the Year, sponsored by Michelin, is 21-year-old Kelvin van der Linde of Johannesburg. This is awarded to him for his many achievements racing an Audi R8 with great success in Australia, America, and Europe, where he was part of the team that won the […]

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PODIUMS ALL ROUND

Lindenberg Racing enjoyed a positive day of racing at the Historic Tour meeting at Zwartkops on Saturday, with the team scoring several podium positions on the day. Djurk Venter brought home a popular race 1 win en route to second overall in Class G of the Marlboro Crane Hire Pre’-80 Historic Saloons race, while team […]

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Third Jaguar Simola Hillclimb Nomination for South African Sport Industry Awards

 The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb continues to be recognised as one of the top sports events in the country, having received its third consecutive nomination for the prized South African Sport Industry Awards. The official shortlist for the 2018 awards covers 18 categories recognising the very best activations, agencies, campaigns, content, events, innovations, platforms, programmes, rights […]

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Leading the charge

DS Virgin Racing reveals the electrifying world of Formula E Sylvain Filippi is sat next to the sleek chassis of a Formula E car, its smooth lines and contours designed for aerodynamic poise, its silver and purple a sharp contrast to the sterile perfect white of the garage near Silverstone, UK. As chief technology officer […]

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STUNT ACE TERRY GRANT COMING TO THE JAGUAR SIMOLA HILLCLIMB

 Multiple world record-holder Terry Grant will join Jaguar at the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. He forms part of Jaguar’s race driver lineup for the 2018 instalment of this award-winning event. At Classic Car Friday, on 4 May 2018, Terry will drive a Jaguar XJ-S, prepared by apprentices from the Jaguar Land Rover Training Academy. At […]

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Yamaha MXGP Riders Back on the Gate in Trentino

With three rounds of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship complete, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing MXGP is going to Pietramurata, Italy, this weekend – for the fourth round of the MXGP series. Romain Febvre is feeling fit and ready to make his first podium appearance of the season, while teammate Jeremy Van Horebeek is […]

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Double amputee has miraculous podium finish in F3 Championship

  18-year-old Billy Monger has defied all odds to finish third in the opening race of the British F3 Championship at Oulton Park.Monger had both his legs amputated last year following a serious crash. He is able to drive using a special Tatuus Cosworth car, fitted with a throttle on its steering wheel. Monger is […]

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Top Gear viewers left in shock as car goes up in flames with presenters still inside

Top Gear (literally) played with fire in their latest episode, after a car went up in flames with presenters Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan still inside. Viewers were left in shock as the £50,000 Renault Alpine A110 caught fire during a test drive around the Monte Carlo Rally on Sunday night. Both Harris and Jordan managed […]

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Formula Drift driver Frederic Aasbo’s Nexen Tire Toyota unveiled at NAIAS

Championship Formula Drift driver Frederic Aasbo’s all-new Rockstar Energy Nexen Tire 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback unveiled at New York Auto Show •    New-for-2018 competition Toyota Corolla hatchback is outfitted with Nexen SUR4G tires; debuts April 6 at Formula DRIFT Round 1: Streets of Long Beach •    Fredric Aasbo renews with Nexen Tire Motorsports for two […]

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Aston Martin embarks on landmark World Championship Motorsport Programme

This weekend’s 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix marks the beginning of Aston Martin’s most ambitious global motorsport programme in more than half a century. For the first time since 1959, the Aston Martin name will appear in both the Formula 1TM and Le Mans 24 Hours entry lists as the British manufacturer takes a vital […]

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Bentley reigns supreme on Endurance Rally Association’s Road to Saigon

The 1925 Bentley Super Sports of Graham and Marina Goodwin reigned supreme on the Endurance Rally Association’s The Road to Saigon rally. Holding their lead on the Vintageant category from the start line in Singapore right the way to the finish in Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City as it is now known. Former Peking […]

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Motul gears up for third year of partnership with Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

 The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb will be continuing its proud association with Motul, the international oil and lubricant specialist, which is the official lubricant partner to the 2018 event that takes place from 3 to 6 May. Motul began its support for the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb at the 2016 edition as the official lubricants partner and […]

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UNIQUE TO SOUTH AFRICA! SPECIAL S.A.CAR DISPLAY AT THE 2018 KNYSNA MOTOR SHOW, SPONSORED BY SANLAM PRIVATE WEALTH ,ON APRIL 29.

A stand-out feature of the 2018 Knysna Motor Show , sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth on April 29, 2018 will be an historical display of production sedans and sports cars only available in South Africa! These cars date back to the 1950s to the present day, and chart the amazing engineering and design ingenuity that […]

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IndyCar Champ Newgarden keen for more RallyX on Ice action

Team Penske open-wheel star waxes lyrical about ice racing debut Reigning INDYCAR Champion already eyeing up return Tennessee native ‘excited’ to follow Hélio Castroneves’ progress. Reigning Verizon INDYCAR Series Champion Josef Newgarden enjoyed his RallyX on Ice debut so much last weekend that he is already plotting his return. Newgarden took over from Austin Cindric […]

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Formula Drift is Returning to Irwindale Speedway

The House of Drift has been playing with drift fans emotions, but Formula Drift has confirmed that the last race of 2018 will be at Irwindale Irwindale Speedway, affectionately known as the House of Drift, has played host to Formula Drift events for years since the series’ infancy in 2003. Drift fans were told the […]

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Raising the performance stakes for 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

Visitors to the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which runs from 3 to 6 May, are in for a treat with the most spectacular line-up of cars and drivers yet in this event’s illustrious history.Acknowledged as South Africa’s premier annual motoring and motorsport lifestyle event, the Hillclimb attracted a record number of applications for its ninth […]

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HUGE PRIZE FOR SA F1600 CHAMPION

South Africa’s 2018 Investchem Formula 1600 champion will win a chance to compete in the 2018 Mazda Road to Indy shootout in Phoenix, Arizona USA in December. The award confirmed this week by both Investchem SA F1600 boss Ian Schofield and the Mazda Road to Indy spokesperson Tamy Volosky, is over and above the local […]

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VW gets new head of motorsport, step closer to F1?

German car giant Volkswagen has announced that Fritz Enzinger will take over the role of head of group motorsport, replacing Wolfgang Dürheimer. Enzinger will also continue in his role at Porsche where he oversaw the multiple title winning LMP1 project until the marque announced its decision to pull out of the World Endurance Championship to join […]

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A thrilling festival of speed at 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

If the sights and sounds of exhilarating high-performance road and race cars gets your heart beating faster, then there’s one event you simply must add to your calendar – and that’s the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb in Knysna. The ninth edition of this award-winning event takes place from 3 to 6 May and promises to […]

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Chris Harris And Eddie Jordan Fled Alpine A110 Fire During Top Gear Shoot

Top Gear presenters Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan had to ditch an Alpine A110 on Monday morning after a warning light popped up on the car’s dash, and the vehicle caught fire, British tabloid TheDaily Mail reports. The newspaper says Harris was at the helm with Jordan in the passenger’s seat as they drove with […]

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Coulthard Beats Solberg to Clinch Second ROC Title

After a hectic Saturday at the Race of Champions, it would be David Coulthard who came away with the title of Champion of Champions, beating double World RallyCross Champion Petter Solberg at the King Fayd International Stadium in Saudi Arabia.   Coulthard has previously sealed the title in 2014, when he claimed honours in Barbados. […]

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South Africa vs Scotland Classic Superbikes at Zwartkops

The Day of the Champion …The Greats of the Past and the Aces of Today… This is 14th Day of the Champion at Zwartkops. Key features for the day is a full racing programme with the Bridgestone Challenge, Sub 10 SuperBikes and ThunderBikes, the Red Square Kawasaki ZX10R  Masters and then more magnificent men… ..And […]

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Dan GURNEY has passed away

He was an eclectic driver who was a true lover of motor racing and raced and won in various branches of the sport on different continents for prestigious manufacturers, and also with his own team, All American Racers. He had a brilliant career in F1, Indy Car, NASCAR, CanAm, endurance and the Le Mans 24 […]

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Former rally champion Donald Milne killed in plane crash

A former Scottish rally champion has died after his light aircraft was struck by a helicopter in Spain. Donald Milne, 65, who mentored late rally world champion Colin McRae, was critically injured in the accident near Alicante on 30 December. The father-of-two was originally from Aberdeen but had lived in Spain and Dubai for more […]

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Land Sets Rolex 24 Lineup with van der Linde brothers

Montaplast by Land Motorsport has finalized its lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, ahead of its planned season-long campaign in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The German squad, which claimed GT Daytona class honors in October’s Motul Petit Le Mans, will return with two of its three winning drivers, in Audi GT3 factory ace […]

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Alex Zanardi, Will Race the 2019 Daytona 24 With BMW

The Italian racer will drive a specially prepared BMW M8 GTE in the 24-hour classic.Alex Zanardi, the Italian racer who lost both legs in a horrific 2001 CART crash, is headed to the 2019 Rolex Daytona 24 Hour race. At its 2017 season review Friday, BMW announced that Zanardi would drive a specially prepared M8 […]

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Audi bids farewell to Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich upon retirement

Audi bid farewell to its iconic head of motorsport, Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, at its end-of-season ‘Race Night’ event in Germany on Friday upon his retirement.Ullrich took over the reins as Audi’s head of motorsport in 1993 and stayed in the role for 23 years, overseeing its arrival in the prototype class of sports car racing […]

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Jean Todt elected to third term as FIA president

Jean Todt has been elected to a third and final term as president of motorsport’s governing body, the FIA. The Frenchman has held the position since 2009 and stood unopposed for this latest stint, which will place him in charge until 2021. Rules stipulate it will be his final term as president. Todt has promised […]

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Super SSV Trophy: A new competition is born in Europe

After several editions of the Buggy Race, an annual race dedicated exclusively to SSVs, the Portuguese organizer X-Adventure and its partners will make a step forward in 2018 with organising the SUPER SSV TROPHY by X-Adventure , a new series composed of several races throughout the year only for this type of vehicles. This new […]

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Insurance ruling could threaten motorsport in Europe

The High Court of England and Wales has issued a ruling about mandating car insurance that, if taken literally — and that’s kind of what laws are, right? — could threaten motorsports in Europe. In other words, get insured or get off the road … and the racetrack. According to a report on the classic car […]

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2009 F1 champion Jenson Button inks Super GT deal with Honda

Jenson Button will continue racing. He has signed a deal to drive for Honda in the Japanese Super GT series next season. The 2009 F1 champion had made it clear this was always the plan, specifically citing America or Japan as locations he wanted to compete. After contesting the Super GT premier Suzuka 100-km race […]

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Mikkelsen masters Monza

Andreas Mikkelsen was crowned Master of Monza after a winning finale to his season alongside Hyundai Motorsport team-mate Thierry Neuville at the Italian race circuit. Mikkelsen defeated Motocross legend Tony Cairoli in the Masters’ semi-final before beating Italian circuit racer Marco Bonanomi in the final over a 1750-metre asphalt course. Earlier in the weekend Mikkelsen […]

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Thrilling Conclusion to HSR Classic 12 Hour at Sebring

  The Second Annual HSR Classic 12 Hour at Sebring came to a thrilling and competitive conclusion Sunday with four victorious Run Group champions presented with custom-made HSR Classic 12 Hour-edition B.R.M. Chronographes watches after conquering both the competition and grueling 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway road course. A tribute race to the timeless Mobil 1 […]

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The Aston Martin Vantage GTE Race Car Looks Incredible

We saw it testing a while ago, but now it’s finally here. Meet the new Aston Martin Vantage GTE race car, which makes its debut just hours after we finally got to check out the 2018 Vantage street car. Like its roadgoing counterpart, the Vantage GTE is incredibly gorgeous.   The Vantage GTE was developed […]

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Hyundai’s Motorsport Ambitions Take a Step Forward With TCR Racing Series Appearance in Dubai

 Hyundai’s ambitions to expand its successful motorsports program into circuit racing for 2018 have taken a step forward, after a successful test outing for its new i30 N TCR track racer during the final round of the TCR International Series in Dubai. Hyundai ran two of the i30 N TCR during qualifying at Dubai as […]

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World rally champion Ari Vatanen runs for Estonian Autosport Union top job

Ari Vatanen, the World Rally Championship drivers’ title holder from 1981, is running for the position of president of the Estonian Autosport Union. The Finnish former World Rally Championship driver and four times winner of the Paris Dakar Rally announced his decision at a press conference in Tallinn on Tuesday. “I’m fascinated by the open-heartedness of Estonians, I’m […]

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MUSCLE MOTORS, HOT GOLFS, LAND YACHTS AND BRIT CLASSICS AT THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW

    Vying for space at  Nasrec for the Summer Edition of The 2017 Classic Car Show will be a large contingent of cars known as “land yachts”. These are the huge American swish-mobiles of the late 1950s through to the late 1970s, cars that need three parking spaces instead of one, and even then […]