In this episode CAR journalist Juliet McGuire speaks to South African and Western Province rugby colossus Schalk Burger about his career, taste in cars and the 2010 Football World Cup. Recorded on the eve of the Springboks vs France Test in Cape Town recently, Schalk made an interesting prediction as to the outcome of the FIFA tournament…
Johnny Gemmell and Peter Marsh powered their Castrol Toyota Auris S2000 to stunning last stage win on the Sasol Rally which ended in Nelspruit on Saturday afternoon, heading a Castrol 1-3 and a Toyota whitewash of class wins on the third round of the Sasol SA Rally Championship.
Allow me to point out a few things which, in my view, make you an idiot…
Evan Hutchison, reunited with first-choice co-driver Greg Gericke, drove the ex-works Motorite Toyota RunX to a well-deserved third place in class A7 in last weekend’s Toyota Dealer Rally in the Western Cape. It was the pair’s first national championship event together and Hutchison’s first points-scoring finish in his third ever national championship rally.
AMSTERDAM – Yeah, I’m sure you’re expecting a blog with the dateline Geneva, and by the time you read this I’ll probably be in the thick of things at the first media day of the international motor show, but the gods of international travel have intervened and instead of catching the intended flight and taking the day before the show relatively easy, I had to make my way to Geneva via Amsterdam courtesy of a certain Dutch airline.
The Castrol Toyota Rally Team is feverishly working at their Sandton workshop to ready their three Castrol Toyota RunXs for the 4th round of the Sasol SA Rally Championship, the Zulu Rally South Africa. Toyota leads the Manufacturer’s Championship after three rounds of the eight-round championship with 542 points to the 233 points of rivals Volkswagen.
Toyota teams continued with their domination of the 2006 SA Rally Championship manufacturer’s title chase, claiming another five class wins on the Sasol Rally, held in the scenic Mpumulanga Lowveld this past weekend.
Serge Damseaux and Robert Paisley drove their S2000 Castrol Toyota RunX RSi a string of five stage wins en route to a 37 second victory on the Toyota Dealer Rally, round two of the Sasol SA Rally Championship. Serge added to his tally of outright victories which now stands at 70 wins, all but one behind the wheel of Toyotas.
Despite a tough event of mixed fortunes for the team which saw six of their 13 cars forced to retire, Team Total won the team award for the second national championship rally in succession and also took home a class win in the Toyota Dealer Rally in the Western Cape at the weekend.
A dramatic last-stage victory helped Enzo Kuun and Guy Hodgson secure the overall honours on the opening round of the Sasol SA Rally Championship, the Hitachi Power Tools Tour Natal Rally, at the weekend.