BRILLIANT talent thrives at South African motorsport’s grassroot level. That had to be the conclusion at the Vereeniging Action Karting circuit on Saturday (September 28), following the final rounds of this year’s South African Bridgestone Autoquip Karting Championships.
This weekend’s Sasol Rally (19-21 June) could turn out to be the crucial championship decider, and Sasol Volkswagen Golf pilots, Jan Habig and Enzo Kuun, are going all out to ensure that they stay in the hunt.
The scene is set for another mighty tussle in the Special Vehicle category when the Absa Off Road Championship opens with the Nissan Dealer 400 in Darling, in the Western Cape, on February 29 and March 1.
Toyota Motorsport is in a strong position in the 2002 Bankfin Off-Road Championship going into the Mafikeng 500, leading the overall Production Vehicle Championship and classes D and E..
East Rand competitors will be hoping to finish the season on a high note on the Carnival City Casino 400, the final event on this year’s Bankfin Off-Road Championship calendar, on November 29 and 30.
The 2003 Toyota 1000 Desert Race finished in Gaborone, Botswana today after an eventful two days of racing through the Kalahari Desert. Of the full field of 75 production and special vehicles started the event on the outskirts of Gaborone on Saturday, only 35 would make it through to the start on day two and only two out of three of those would make it back to Gaborone.
The Sasol dualfuelä Volkswagen Rally Team will be looking for a strong finish at the Toyota Dealers Great North Rally this weekend, providing it can withstand the all-wheel drive juggernaut, and an in-form Serge Damseaux.
A promising performance by the Sasol Nissan 350Zs of Leeroy Poulter and Tschops Sipuka in official practice on Friday did not produce the expected results in round four of the Bridgestone Production Car Championship at Zwartkops Raceway west of Pretoria on Saturday.
Against all expectations the Sabat backed MINI Cooper S driven by privateer Craig Nicholson made it’s debut at AA Kyalami for round one of the Vodacom Power Tour.
A string of Sandton residents – some with title hopes – will all be looking for top performances on the Carnival City Casino 400, the final round of the Bankfin Off-Road Championship, on the East Rand on November 29 and 30