Toyota Motorsport triumphed at the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally in the Western Cape this weekend as Johnny Gemmell and Carolyn Swan in their Castrol Toyota Auris held off former champions Enzo Kuun and Guy Hodgson (BP Volkswagen Polo) and Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton (Sasol Ford Fiesta) to take top honours and the championship lead going into the final two rounds.
The opening round of the South African National Rally Championship got off to a swinging start this weekend as the Total Rally in KwaZulu-Natal was contested between the Sasol Ford Fiesta of Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton and the Castrol Team Toyota Auris of Johnny Gemmel and Carolyn Swan.
The final round of the 2011 SA National Rally Championship turned out to be a real nail-biter.
Ford Fiesta S2000 pilots Conrad Rautenbach and Nicolas Klinger won the penultimate round of the South African Rally Championship, the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally, on Saturday and have regained the championship lead leading into the season finale.
It’s been a lean few years for fans of the Opel brand in South Africa. The Opel brand is in desperate need of a hero to aid in its attempt to regain the relatively strong foothold that it had in the South African market in the ‘80s and ‘90s – and the recently launched new Opel Astra could well be that hero…
The chips are down in the Production Vehicle championship and there will be some white knuckles around at the Toyota Dealer 400, penultimate round of the Absa Off Road Championship, in Lydenburg on October 10 and 11.
The Toyota Dealer 400 in Lydenburg on October 10 and 11 the penultimate round of the Absa Off Road Championship, will be no place for the faint of heart in the Special Vehicle category.
The next challenge for the Century Property Developments Racing team is the Limpopo 400, round six of the Absa Off Road Car Championship, which takes place in the Polokwane area on Friday and Saturday (September 12 and 13).
After seasons of near total domination in the Production Car category of the Absa Off Road Championship, the Sasol Nissan Navara team is coming under increasing pressure and will again be under the whip on the Limpopo 400, round six of the series, on September 12 and 13.
The knives will be out in the Special Vehicle category on the Limpopo 400, round six of the Absa Off Road Championship, in Limpopo on September 12 and 13.