Former South African champions Duncan Vos Rob Howie clinched their second win in the ABSA Off Road championship.
Team Ford’s Chris Visser and Japie Badenhorst notched up their second win of this season in their Ranger TDCi machine at the Human Auto 400 at the weekend.
American Robby Gordon took his first stage victory of this year’s edition of The Dakar, bringing his Hummer in just a second faster than multiple Dakar winner, Stephane Peterhansel’s BMW X-Raid X3 and moved up three places to eighth in the overall standings, while the Frenchman continued to extend his lead overall.
South Africa scored a famous one-two at the weekend when Giniel de Villiers won the gruelling Dakar Rally. Compatriot Ralph Pitchford, who was the co-driver to American Mark Miller in the sister VW Touareg, finished second.
Defending special vehicle champions Evan Hutchison and Achim Bergmann (Motorite Racing BAT Spec 3) return to the scene of one of their four victories in their title-winning season last year when the Absa Off Road Car Championship returns to Polokwane in Limpopo for round six this weekend (September 12 and 13).
Defending special vehicle champions Evan Hutchison and Achim Bergmann (Motorite Racing BAT Spec 3) led the Sun City 400 at the halfway point last weekend and looked to be heading for their first win of the season in round five of the Absa Off Road Car Championship.
GABORONE, Sunday – South African champion Duncan Vos made it two in a row when he and Louis Weichelt, in a Sasol Nissan Navara, won an enthralling Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race which ended here yesterday.
Defending champions in the special vehicle category Evan Hutchison and Achim Bergmann (BAT Spec 3) will lead the Motorite Racing “Team of Champions” in their quest for success in this weekend’s Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana.
Reigning off road champions in the special vehicle category, Evan Hutchison and Achim Bergmann, made a great comeback in round three of the Absa Off Road Championship when they finished a strong second in their Motorite Racing BAT Spec 3 on the Nissan Sugarbelt 400 in the Pietermaritzburg area on Saturday.
A Production Vehicle category dog fight is almost certain to develop on the Nissan Sugarbelt 400, round three of the Absa Off Road Championship, in the Eston area of KwaZulu-Natal on May 16 and 17.