Tarmac Rally: Get to Killarney for the most fun racing on a track

All classes, all-comers, at Killarney track rally day Rally cars v. track cars and hot multiple stages Racing cars also invited to challenge rally aces CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Round 4 of the 2019 Western Cape Rally championship on Saturday July 13 at Killarney International Raceway will include a unique Rally vs Track Challenge…

Steady day in dunes as Attiyah leads near Dakar end

Al Attiyah / Baumel further extend overall lead De Villiers / Von Zitzewitz fourth on Stage 8 SA Toyota team Ten Brinke / Panseri forced out PISCO, Peru -A 360km test on Tuesday saw the Dakar rally return to the coastal town of Pisco and for Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Nasser Al Attiyah (Qatar) and…

SA Toyota team still showing the way on 2019 Dakar

SAN JUAN DE MARCONA, Peru – The second day of racing on the Peruvian Dakar saw a ding-dong battle among the leaders but it panned out to Peugeot’s Sebastien Loeb winning the stage with a time eight seconds faster than Mini’s Nani Roma. However the biggest gains were made by Toyota Gazoo Racing SA’s Giniel…

Coming soon: Jaguar F-Type rally cars to celebrate 70 years

Rally models scheduled  for Jaguar’s 70th birthday Design cues from Chequered Flag Limited Edition One-off specials pay homage to 1948 sport cars PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar has developed two F-Type Convertible rally cars with design cues from the F-Type Chequered Flag Limited Edition to continue its celebration of 70 years of sports car heritage since…

Dakar China: Tough satnav break for SA Toyota crew

10th on Stage 3 for De Villiers /Von Zitzewitz SA Toyota Dakar aces running third overall Second Toyota SA Hilux running sixth overall ALXA, Inner Mongolia – The 410km Stage 3 of the Dakar Series China Rally was a tough one for South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers and navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz in their Toyota…

Electric-only Leaf to take on 16 000km Mongol rally

‘Fuelling points’ will be battery chargers Adventure crew to take on 16 000km drive Trans-Asia rally, hoping for 250km at a time LONDON, England – Electric vehicle advocate Plug-In Adventures has created a modified Nissan Leaf to be the first all-electric car to enter and, it’s hoped, complete the Mongol Rally. That means 16 000km from…

Ogier wins Monte on M-Sport debut

Spectator injured, dies later in hospital M-Sport came close to a 1-2 rally finish ‘Tough to be out first in the snow’ – Ogier MONTE CARLO, Monaco – Frenchman Sebastien Ogier won the Monte Carlo rally on Sunday after three days of racing in the first WRC event of the season. In what was his…

Citroen launches 2017 World Rally car

Testing time ahead for 2017 Citroën racing Maiden run to be Mont-Carlo Rally January 19 start for world’s oldest rally ‘The moment for which WRC fans have been desperately waiting is finally upon us: in a few days the 2017 World Rally championship will get under way on the stages of the legendary Rallye Monte-Carlo. The…

Coming soon? The Stinger, Kia’s hot-shot fastback

Fastback sport sedan ‘redefines Kia brand’ Promise of GT concept car ‘fulfilled’ Stinger: Best-performing Kia in brand’s history DETROIT, Michigan – Five seats. Fastback styling. Defined as a sport sedan… that’s the Stinger (oh Kia, thank you for a name and not a letter and numbers xxx) with which the Korean carmaker is “looking to…

Bertie Beetle: Rallying on a string and a prayer

Aged Bug fourth string for VW in Wales Rally Geriatric challenger takes on hot-shot Polos… …one of which it passed on the ’15 Welsh Rally CARDIFF, Wales – VW Motorsport’s three pace-setting Polo WRC entries will be gunning for outright glory on the 2016 Wales Rally GB (Oct 27-30) but spare a thought for the…

Citroën punting New C3 for fourth WRC title

Another rally car, another title? New product offensive spools up ‘Ultra-sporty, brawny and chiselled’ PARIS, France – Citroën, already boasting three Driver’s World Rally championships, is  on its way to winning its third Manufacturer’s title in a row with the C-Elysée, a car which has encountered  sporting and commercial success in the brand’s major international…

Car for Everyman: Hyundai’s new i30

New i30 ‘DNA car for Hyundai Motor’ Perfect fit – sporty, practical, elegant Most active safety features of any Hyundai SEOUL, South Korea – The New Generation – no, another one – Hyundai i30 is, the automaker says, “the DNA car representing the core of the Hyundai brand in Europe”. And, The Corner hopes, for…