Motorsport South Africa – Calendar Of Events

NORTHERN REGION Date: 27 May Event: DEOD SUPER GP CIRCUIT MOTORCYCLE CHAMPIONSHIP Status: National Championship Venue: Kyalami Classes: Super GP, Super Masters, 1000cc Open Time: 08:00-17:00 Organiser: GAS Sports Contact Person: Tim – Tim@gas-sports.com Responsible MSA Sport Coordinator: Allison Atkinson – allison@motorsport.co.za Date: 3 June Event: 2017 MONSTER ENERGY TRP SA NATIONAL MX CHAMPIONSHIP –…

Formula One – Latest News and Views

Pirelli Ditches Hard Tyres Pirelli has ditched the hard tyre as an option for the British Grand Prix, following concerns about its ineffectiveness with the 2017 Formula 1 cars. The hardest of Pirelli’s options for 2017 has proved to be too hard to be of competitive use, and Sergio Perez went as far as suggesting…

Nicky Hayden Critically Injured

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden remains in a critical condition in hospital, with the American still too unwell to be operated on. Hayden had initially been taken to a hospital in Rimini after being hit by a car while out cycling with friends on Wednesday. But his situation was so serious that a decision was…

Hyundai After WRC Portugal Podium

Hyundai Motorsport aims to score its first ever Rally de Portugal podium at this weekend’s sixth round of the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Having claimed back-to-back rally wins for the first time in its history in Corsica and Argentina, the team is confident that it can challenge at the front again as the…

Ryan Dungey Retires

Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey has announced his retirement from Monster Energy Supercross. Dungey, 27, just secured his fourth 450SX Supercross title two weeks ago at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas after a season-long battle with Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac. The Minnesota native won the 450SX championship during his rookie season in…

SA Cross Country Moto – Champions Dominate

The defending OR1 (Open Class) motorcycle champion, Ross Branch (Brother Leader Tread KTM) and current Open Quad champion, Hannes Saaijman (Q-Kon EMD Basefit Racing VLS) were the respective overall winners of the Battlefields 400, the second round of the SA Cross Country Moto Championship that took place on Friday (12 May) outside Dundee in an…

East London Action Will Be Extreme

This Saturday East London’s legendary Grand Prix Circuit will play host to the third round of the 2017 Extreme Festival, where local race fans can expect to be thrilled by a scintillating day’s racing topped by a trio of South African National Championship classes in the Sasol GTCs, Engen Volkswagen Cup and Investchem Formula 1600…

News From Around The World

World Rallycross – Belgium Johan Kristoffersson delivered on the potential shown through the qualifying stages of the Belgian World Rallycross Championship round at Mettet to score a first victory for the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team. But the Swede’s win wasn’t as clear cut as his earlier pace had suggested it might be, and even on…

Poulter Wins The Battle – Gazoo Still Unbeaten

The first cold front of winter 2017 did nothing to dampen the spirits of the Toyota Gazoo Racing SA team, despite temperatures plummeting, the heavens opening, and Giniel de Villiers and Dennis Murphy rolling their Toyota Hilux, powered by Total Quartz, during the qualifying race of the Battlefields 400. As round 2 of the 2017…

Formula 1 – All the News And Views

Force India Number Problem Force India will work with the FIA on an acceptable solution for its Formula 1 car numbers after receiving a suspended €25,000 fine at the Spanish Grand Prix. The FIA stewards ruled the team had not complied with instructions to make the numbers and drivers’ names easily visible on the bodywork…