A collection of some of the most newsworthy motor industry developments that took place during the first quarter of 2010.
Magaliesberg, Saturday – In what is thought to be the closest title fight in the history of off road racing in this country, Duncan Vos clinched his second successive South African Production Car championship here today on a count out from Sasol Nissan Navara team-mate Hannes Grobler.
Lydenburg, Saturday – Veteran former South African champion Hannes Grobler and Juan Mohr scored a hat-trick of wins this season and gave Nissan their sixth successive win on the Toyota Dealer 400.
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.
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.
GABORONE, Sunday – South African champion Duncan Vos made it two in a row when he and Louis Weichelt, in a Sasol Nissan Navara, won an enthralling Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race which ended here yesterday.
Victory in the Production vehicle category on the recent Nissan Sugarbelt 400 in KwaZulu-Natal, round three of the Absa Off Road Championship, has taken reigning South African champion Duncan Vos back to the top of both the overall and Super Production Class championships.
Three cars in the first five in the Production Vehicle category, a class victory and winning the manufacturers award saw Toyota come away well pleased with their performance on the Nissan Sugarbelt 400, round three of the Absa Off Road Championship, in KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend.
A Production Vehicle category dog fight is almost certain to develop on the Nissan Sugarbelt 400, round three of the Absa Off Road Championship, in the Eston area of KwaZulu-Natal on May 16 and 17.
Reigning champions Nissan made a dream start to the Absa Off Road Championship when they scored a one-two in the Production Vehicle category in the Nissan Dealer 400, the opening event of the season, in Darling.