Ross Branch The Desert Race King

The Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race (TDR 1000), the third and fourth rounds of the SA Cross Country Motorcycle Championship, that took place from 22 to 24 June over a distance of a thousand kilometres from the Jwaneng sport complex, was dominated by the local Botswana rider Ross ‘Kalahari Ferrari’ Branch (Brother Leader Tread…

Desert Delight and Disappointment For Ford

The annual Botswana Desert Race is the longest event on the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) calendar, and this year’s running lived up to its well established reputation as also being the toughest by delivering a mix of delight and disappointment for the Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) team. Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable…

TOYOTA AND DE VILLIERS CONQUER THE BOTSWANA DESERT RACE

The Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, round three of the 2018 South African Cross Country Championship, again claimed its share of victims in a tough and tight race over three days and a thousand kilometres that tested man and machine. It was, however, the Dakar Rally expert Giniel de Villiers and his navigator Dennis…

Bikers Ready For Desert Rumble

Motorcycle competitors are looking forward to return to the gruelling Botswana desert on 22, 23 and 24 June when they will be competing in the Toyota Kalahari Desert Race 1000 (TDR 1000) that will form the third and fourth rounds of the 2018 SA National Cross-Country Motorcycle Championship. The TDR 1000 will see competitors take…

Ford After Desert Hat-Trick

The Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) team heads to Botswana next weekend with the aim of claiming its third consecutive victory in the 2018 South African Cross Country Series (SACCS). The annual Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race is the third round of the championship and takes place in Jwaneng from 22 to 24 June….

Coetzee Reaches A Milestone

After a record 103 starts in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) Coetzee Labuscagne has reached a milestone by leading the Special Vehicle overall and Class A championships. The former Blue Bulls scrum-half and his daughter, Sandra Labuscagne-Jonck, have scored two third place podium finishes in the 4×4 Mega World ARB Porter in the…

Woolridge Team Top Of The Class

The Battlefields 400, round two of the 2018 South African Cross Country Series, proved a happy hunting ground for the Ford Neil Woolridge Motorsport team as Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable scored their second Class T win in a row. It was also a repeat victory for the crew at this event, after they won…

Kenny Gilbert Strikes Gold

The 2017 South African National Cross Country Championship for Motorcycles and Quads (SACCS Moto) was wrapped up at Glenharvie on the West Rand this weekend (27 and 28 October) where 300 tough kilometres tested competitors in the Atlas Copco Gold 400 before the titles were finally decided. Lady Luck winked at some and ignored others…

Fouries Proved To Be Very Special

Marius and Jolinda Fourie lost the battle but won the war when they were crowned Special Vehicle overall and Class A champions at the final event of the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), the Atlas Copco Gold 400. On a dramatic final day of the season third place was enough to see the husband…

Cross Country Riders Back In Action

Despite not having competed at national level for almost three months, motorcycle and quad competitors are fighting fit and looking forward to the Atlas Copco Gold 400, the sixth and final round of the SA Cross Country Championship that takes place on 27 and 28 October at Glenharvie on the West Rand in Gauteng. Most…