NisGo! Latest Leaf turns up with 240kW and RC badge

Nissan Leaf Nismo RC debuts at Ricardo Tormo ‘E’ in ‘EV’ ‘stands for exciting electric mobility Motorsport showcases dual-motor technology VALENCIA, Spain – Nissan’s ”world-leading expertise in electric vehicles and top-class motorsport experience” have been displayed at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Spain in the new, all-wheel drive, two-motor, Nissan Leaf Nismo RC (above). Say…

Sainz wins 2020 Dakar for X-raid, four SA cars in top 10

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Carlos Sainz has secured his third Dakar Rally victory from the 2020 edition of the event, held in Saudi Arabia for the first time, with Toyota Gazoo’s SA reigning champion Nasser Al-Attiyah second. Al-Attiyah’s Toyota Gazoo SA squad-mates Giniel de Villiers and Bernhard ten Brinke made it four Hiluxes in the…

One stage left! Can Toyota’s Al-Attiyah haul back 10min?

2nd on Stage 11 for Al-Attiyah/Baumel 4th on Stage 11 for Ten Brinke/Colsoul 6th on Stage 11 for De Villiers/Haro Alonso/Coma fight back after roll HARADH, Saudi Arabia – The second part of the tough Dakar Rally Marathon Stage saw crews race from the small overnight bivouac at Shubaytah back to the main camp near…

JLR’s high-tech ‘seat of future’ targets back pain

JAGUAR LAND ROVER is developing the vehicle seat of the future and describes it as ”a pioneering, shape-shifting, system designed to improve occupants’ wellbeing by tackling the health risk of sitting too long. The ”morphable” seat created by JLR’s cabin research division has actuators in the squab foam that make constant micro-adjustments to convince occupants…

Alonso, Coma on a roll as Dakar marathon takes its toll

3rd on Stage 10 for De Villiers / Haro 6th on Stage 10 for Ten Brinke / Colsoul Al Attiyah / Baumel lose time to leaders Alonso / Coma roll HARADH, Saudi Arabia – Stage 10 of the 2020 Dakar Rally brought mixed results for the South African Toyota Gazoo team with Giniel de Villiers…

All SA Toyotas finish Dakar Stage 9 in top 10

2nd on Stage 9 for Al-Attiyah / Baumel 6th on Stage 9 for De Villiers / Haro 7th on Stage 9 for Ten Brinke / Colsoul Al Attiyah / Baumel close up to 24sec off lead HARADH, Saudi Arabia – Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel were second-fastest on Stage 9 of the 2020…

Ford rally cars: Here’s what you’ll see through 2020

DAGENHAM, England – Ford’s M-Sport World Rally Team Team’s EcoBoost-powered Ford Fiesta WRC cars will be adorned with a striking new eye-catching design for the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship. Yep, that’s it above… Graphic esigner Phil Dixon drew his inspiration from print designs of the early-to-mid 1990s, a colour scheme that uses a mostly…

Dakar Day 5: SA Gazoo team holds fast in lists

  HA’IL, SAUDI ARABIA – Stage 5 of the 2020 Dakar Rally saw the four South African Toyota Gazoo Racing crews maintain their overall positions.: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel were again fastest of the foursome, setting the second-fastest time on the stage but losing 2min56 to stage winner  Carlos Sainz (Mini). They remain in…

‘Solid’ day for Gazooers on Day 3 of desert dashing

NEOM, Saudi Arabia – Wednesday was a day of consolidation for South Africa’s Toyota Gazoo Gazoo Racing’s Nasser al Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel who posted the second-fastest time of the day behind Stage 3 winner Carlos Sainz and his Mini by 3min 31. However, the South African team’s performance was tempered by a penalty…

Rash of flats gives SA Toyota crews tough Dakar start

AL WAJH, Saudi Arabia – It was a tough opening stage at Dakar 2020 for Toyota Gazoo Racing thanks to 11 punctures suffered by the four Toyota Hilux crews. Defending crew Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel set the early pace but three punctures 100km from the end of the 319km special stage saw the Qatari…

SA’s Toyota crews lead off the racers for 2020 Dakar Rally

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia – The Toyota Gazoo off-road racing team has been cleared to race in the 2020 Dakar Rally to be run for the first time in Saudi Arabia with the liaison The four Toyota Hilux race vehicles – along with all other competitors – were meticulously examined by technical scrutineers and team boss…

Ready? Set? Here’s where the 2020 Dakar Rally will go

Stage 1 – January 5 The 2020 Dakar will start in Jeddah, covering a total of 752km, with the competitors finishing the day in Al Wajh. Special stages, from which overall classifications are created, make up 319km of the opening day’s racing. Stage 2 – January 6 The racing continues on from Al Wajh to…