KTM Resign Dakar Champion

Reigning Dakar Rally bikes champion Toby Price will remain part of the KTM team until the end of 2019, the Austrian firm has announced ahead of the 2017 running of the South American event. The 29-year-old Australian won the two-wheeled Dakar title at only his second attempt earlier this year, winning five stages and extending…

New Look Rally Season

This has been a year of challenges and marked the end of an era in the final running of the S2000 cars as the premier rally car class. 2016 also saw the withdrawal of the factory teams which have been the cornerstone of rallying in South Africa for many years. To ensure the revival and…

Sauber After Second Driver

Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says signing its second Formula 1 race driver for the 2017 season is the outfit’s priority. The Swiss team announced earlier this month that Marcus Ericsson would remain for a third season next year. Felipe Nasr had been expected to stay on to partner the Swede, but discussions have stalled…

Sasol GTC Racing Team aims to end the year on a high note

Randburg, South Africa – Fresh from the high of claiming the Sasol GTC Racing Team’s first one-two result at the Sasol Raceday last Saturday, Gennaro Bonafede and Hennie Groenewald head into the final round of the inaugural Sasol GTC Championship looking for another strong set of results. The East London Grand prix circuit plays host…

Aprilia Needs A Diet

New Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro reckons its RS-GP still stands to “lose a couple of kilos” as part of its development in MotoGP. Aprilia’s first thoroughbred  bike missed the bulk of pre-season testing, first turning a wheel five weeks before the Qatar opener, and it remained overweight during the season. Before the introduction of a…

No Decision On Hamilton Action

The BBC reports that Mercedes say there is “no rush” to decide whether to take further action against Lewis Hamilton following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Hamilton drove deliberately slowly in an attempt to back team-mate Nico Rosberg into rivals. The German finished second to win his first title. “There’s no time pressure,” a…

No Fun Says Rosberg

Nico Rosberg described the dramatic Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that resulted in him being crowned 2016 Formula 1 world champion as “not the most enjoyable race I’ve ever had” after a tense finale with Lewis Hamilton. With Hamilton needing to win the race with Rosberg fourth or lower to snatch the title from his teammate,…

Car Show Expecting Record

With Gauteng’s biggest classic car show just a couple of days away, organiser Paulo Calisto is expecting the biggest turn-out ever at the huge Nasrec Expo Centre, South-West of Johannesburg. “The Classic Car Show, in association with Rolling Thunder, has grown from a few hundred cars to become a massive event, and this year I…