Gauteng locals Christian du Plooy and Henk Janse van Vuuren achieved their maiden win in the Production Vehicle formula of the National off-road championship at fifth round of the season, the Sun City 400, over the weekend.
Former South African champions Duncan Vos Rob Howie clinched their second win in the ABSA Off Road championship.
It was a good weekend for Toyota Motorsport as the outfit won in Mpumalanga at the Toyota Dealer 400 when Duncan Vos and Rob Howie eclipsed the competition and broke the decade-long drought that last saw the team take the spoils of victory at a home event at the Toyota Desert Race of 1999 – which was held in Botswana.
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.
After surviving 435k km of a tough two days in harsh conditions, privateers Pikkie Labuschagne and Rickus Erasmus took top honours in their Hilux. The team crossed the Carnival City finish line 1 minute 3 seconds ahead of the SP Ford Ranger of Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable and 7 minutes 21 seconds over Jannie Visser and Joks Le Roux’s SP Hilux on Saturday.
The Toyota 1000 Desert Race, of which the latest event was held in Gaborone this past weekend, is said to be one of the toughest stages of the Absa South African Off-road Championship. And no team would agree more with this than Castrol Toyota.
Former champion Duncan Vos and Rob Howie led home team mates Anthony Taylor and Chris Birkin to give the factory team a convincing one/two victory in round three of the Absa Offroad Championship.
A third victory this season on the recent Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana, saw reigning South African driver’s champion Duncan Vos and Ralph Pitchford strengthen their hold on the Production Vehicle title race in this year’s Absa Off Road Championship.
Reigning champions Duncan Vos and Ralph Pitchford showed their class with a come-from-behind win in their Donaldson Nissan Navara in the Eastern Cape 400, round two of the Absa SA Off Road Championship, which finished in Jeffreys Bay on Saturday afternoon.
Toyota scored two more class wins in the Production Vehicle category and took the Manufacturers Award on the Eastern Cape 400, round two of the Absa Off Road Championship, in Jeffreys Bay over the weekend.