Wannabe racing drivers have the opportunity to take their talent to the next level when GT Academy comes to South Africa next week. After a few months of trials and challenges, the eventual winner might earn the opportunity to race in the 24 Hours of Silverstone.
The national racing circus that is the Wesbank Super Series returned to Zwartkops in Gauteng for a third time for round seven of the racing series this weekend, as the season headed into its final third.
There was no lack of enthusiasm in what was once again a strong field of competitors in seven national championship formulas when the Wesbank Super Series got off to a brilliant start at Zwartkops Raceway over the weekend.
Young Frenchman Sebastien Ogier has for the second consecutive year finished ahead of the rest of his peers in Rally Portugal – this year managing to hold off a concerted effort by Ford’s Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikko Hirvonen.
Along with millions of other race fans around the world, I was aghast when I heard Rob Smedley, Felipe Massa’s engineer, passing on the thinly-veiled order to give way to Fernando Alonso at Hockenheim
Six-time World Rally Champion Loeb and compatriot co-driver Daniel Elena extended their championship lead to 25 points this weekend, as the Citroën World Rally Team played it safe to take the win in Jordan and keep the defending champions in command of the season early on.
The condition of the road network in South Africa, as well as the high mortality rate, has caused Gary Ronald, head of AA public affairs, to speak out condemning the government’s lack of competent legislation regarding the maintenance of its roadways and citing the countries drivers as the main problem.
Pictures of the new Kia Magentis have just been released and it’s almost unrecognisable from its predecessor. Featuring bold “four-door coupé” looks, the D-segment newcomer marks a further progression in the design revolution intiated by Peter Schreyer.
Sebastien Loeb took his fourth consecutive victory in Mexico this weekend, just 24 seconds ahead of former world champion Petter Solberg, who narrowly snatched second place from Citroën Junior Team driver Sebastien Ogier.
The WRC season is hotting up as Mikko Hirvonen won the inaugural Jordan Rally at the weekend, with the recent rounds marking out three clear contenders for the manufacturers championship; BP-Ford, Citroën and Subaru.