Toyota clean sweep in 2017 SA X-Country series

Horn brothers close out victory in Class T champs Second win for Lategan/White in the Ford Ranger Lost wheels end rally run for two teams From CHARMAINE FORTUNE GLENHARVIE, Gauteng – Toyota has made a clean sweep of all the available championships in the Production Vehicle category at the final event of the South African…

Mongolia Rally: De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz take overall lead

SA Toyota team roars back into rally lead De Villiers: ‘We pushed hard to make up time From way behind to 25 seconds ahead ALXA, Inner Mongolia – A clean stage for Toyota SA’s Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz gave them the second-fastest time on Stage 5 of the Dakar Series: China…

New Hilux on line for Sun City SA X-Country challenge

Testing time for Toyota SA Dakar entry Looks the same – but check under the skin Heavy load ahead for off-road ace Giniel JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Toyota Gazoo Racing SA will campaign its all-new Toyota Hilux Dakar challenger at this weekend’s Sun City 400 – the penultimate round in the 2017 SA Cross-Country Series –…

Gazoo Toyotas tops again in Botswana Desert Race

De Villiers edges out regular foe Leeroy Poulter Close to perfect weekend for Toyota crews Renault gives polished show with new Duster JWANENG, Botswana – It was no surprise to see the two Toyota Gazoo Racing SA entries top the results in the Production Vehicle category when the Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, Round…

Family Day successes for Desert Race Specials

Family day successes in Kalahari Desert Race Specials won by couple… …and dad and daughter finish second CHARMAINE FORTUNE JWANENG, Botswana – If you’re going to win anything in motorsport the trick is to make it also a victory that everybody will remember. That’s exactly what Marius and Jolinda Fourie did when they topped the…

World Rallycross final scheduled for Cape Town’s Killarney track

Killarney gears up for big international Three days of track action for Cape Town New stands scheduled for construction CAPE TOWN, South Africa – he FIA World Rallycross championship has signed Gumtree SA as headline sponsor for the final round of the championship scheduled for Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway over November 10-12 2017. As part…

Qatar rally Day 3: Poulter right on Al-Attiyah’s tail

SA team moves up to second in Doha rally Fourh-place start helped navigation Al-Attiyah leading SA driver Poulter DOHA, Qatar – Another strong performance on Thrursday’s (April 20) stage, the third of the 2017 Qatar Cross-Country Rally, saw Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Leeroy Poulter and Dirk von Zitzewitz (Toyota Hilux) move up the leader board to…

SA Toyotas head Doha Rally first stage

SA-built Toyota head Doha rally Two Hilux bakkies in first three Rough, obstacle-ridden first stage DOHA, Qatar – South Africa’s Leeroy Poulter, he of Dakar fame driving for Toyota, and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz finished third from the short (4.85km) opening stage of the 2017 Qatar Cross-Country Rally. They and their Hilux were only 9.7sec…

Headline sponsor named for SA Cross-Country series

Total takes up main sponsor role Six races planned through 2017 Five car categories designated JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Fuel and lubricants company Total SA has announced a year’s sponsorship of the SA Cross-Country Motor Racing Series. The company is already sponsoring the Toyota Gazoo Racing team. Total will supply fuel for all six events through…

3 SA-built Hiluxes in 2017 Dakar top 10

Fight to the finish by SA crews Peugeot entries take 1,2,3 for race 13th Dakar win for Peterhansel BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The Dakar 2017 has parked at last here in the Argentine capital after Stage 12 and after a rather disastrous event in which two race stages were cancelled, torrential rain flooded a bivouac…

Peugeot all set to sweep 2017 Dakar podium

Stage 11 over and Toyotas hold on Hall: ‘We expected a major assault’ Roma: ‘We’re happy with our position’ RÍO RIO CUARTO, Argentina – Stage 11 of the 2017 Dakar – the second-last – was another long, hot slog for all remaining competitors but nail-biting for the South African Toyota Hilux team of Giniel de…

SA Toyotas still in running with 2 days to go

Punctures slow De Villiers on Stage 10 Roma holds on to fifth through tough day Peterhansel, biker crash in riverbed maze SAN JUAN, Argentina – It was a long, hot and tough day for Toyota as the crews took on Stage 10 of the 2017 Dakar Rally race, from Chilecito to San Juan. The 449km…