Ford Focus RS driver François Duval achieced a career best result when he and co-driver Stéphane Prévot finished third in the Rally of Turkey.
Peugeot 206 WRC driver Richard Burns has moved into the lead of the World Rally Championship after finishing second on Sunday.
Subaru’s WRC ace Petter Solberg hopes that the twisty gravel routes of this weekend’s FIA Turkish Rally will not turn into hazardous mudslides due to rain.
Round three of the 2003 FIA World Rally Championship, the Rally of Turkey, starts on Thursday and will prove uncharted territory for all the teams and drivers.
There can be little doubt that the national Superbike Championship will be the jewel in this year’s South African circuit racing crown. That became clear at AA Kyalami on Saturday (February 22), during round one of this year’s Vodacom Power Tour.
The Autopage Cellular Yamaha team laid a solid foundation for its 2003 South African Superbike Championship campaign at AA Kyalami on Saturday (February 23).
The Sasol Steam Team got the 2003 Vodacom Power Tour season off to a great start at A.A. Kyalami yesterday (22 February), with Shaun Watson-Smith and Johan Fourie recording a 1-2 in the WesBank Samcar race, while Phillip Kekana acclimatised to his brand new Sasol DualFuel Volkswagen Polo Cup in the one-make series.
The Sasol Volkswagen works rally team is adopting a more focused approach in 2003, with the emphasis being on its two Class A8 Golfs and two Class A7 Polo Playa factory entries.
Kyalami’s opening Vodacom Power Tour action on Saturday saw a huge crowd enjoying some great racing – not least from the all-new Engen VW Cup, which had no less than 28 brand new VW Polos taking to the track in anger for the first time.
Car Magazine’s Craig Nicholson will return to National circuit racing at AA Kyalami this weekend (Sat 22 Feb) where he will campaign a Honda Ballade 180i in class C of the Production Car Championship.