Matthew Wilson confirmed for Rallyfest North Wales

Matthew Wilson/Scott Martin - Picture by WorldRallyPics.

Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team driver Matthew Wilson will attend Rallyfest North Wales which is being staged this weekend.

The festival, staged at Conwy and Llandudno, has been organised to promote the final round of this year’s FIA World Rally Championship – Wales Rally GB – and will give motorsport fans a taster of what they can expect to see later this month at what is one of Britain’s biggest sporting events. Continue reading Matthew Wilson confirmed for Rallyfest North Wales

Fight to the finish in Special Vehicle Championship

Evan Hutchison/Daryl Curtis - Picture by Motorpics.

It will be a fight to the finish between Shameer Variawa and Siegfried Rousseau and rivals Kallie and Quintin Sullwald in the Special Vehicle category championship decider at the RFS Magalies 400 on November 19 and 20.

A win on the inaugural Human Auto 400 in the Free State, the penultimate round of the Absa Off Road Championship, saw Kallie and Quintin Sullwald (Elegant Fuel BAT) move to within six points of championship leaders Variawa and Rousseau in the Team Total Porter. With 25 points for a win and 19 for second there is every prospect the two teams could tie on points, with the championship decided on a count out. Continue reading Fight to the finish in Special Vehicle Championship

Visser/Badenhorst clinch Production Vehicle Championship

Chris Visser/Japie Badenhorst - Picture by Motorpics.

Privateers Chris Visser and Japie Badenhorst have clinched the Production Vehicle category title in the Absa Off Road Championship – no matter what happens on the final event of the year.

Victory on the inaugural Human Auto 400 in the Free State, the penultimate round of the championship, was enough to put the RFS Toyota Hilux pair beyond the reach of Hannes Grobler and Hennie ter Stege, in the RFS BMW. Grobler and ter Stege can still finish level on points with Visser and Badenhorst if they win the RFS Magalies 400 in November, but will then be knocked out of contention on a count out. Continue reading Visser/Badenhorst clinch Production Vehicle Championship

Renowned ex-works Ford Escort rally car to be auctioned

Picture by Newspress.

A legendary 42 year-old ex-works Ford Escort rally car, with a first-rate competition pedigree and driven by a succession of renowned names, is to be auctioned by Historics at Brooklands on Saturday 4 December.

Given the full works treatment by Ford’s famous Boreham Competition Department in 1968 – including its infamous bulbous wheelarch extensions – the Ford Escort Twin Cam, BEV 782G, made its competitive debut in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1969 at the hands of current FIA President, Jean Todt, who took the car to a highly respectable fourth place finish in his first-ever drive for Ford. Continue reading Renowned ex-works Ford Escort rally car to be auctioned

Sullwalds dominate, Visser wins

Hannes Grobler/Hennie ter Stege - Picture by Motorpics.

The penultimate round of the ABSA South African Off-Road Racing Championship visited Bloemfontein for the inaugural Human Auto 400.

Special Vehicles category:
Former champions Kallie and Quintin Sullwald set up a nail biting finish to the Special Vehicle category championship when they won this challenging event. Continue reading Sullwalds dominate, Visser wins

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