South African Off-Road Championship competitors raise R90,000 for charity

Competitors in the Absa Off Road Championship outdid themselves over the weekend when they raised in excess of R90 000 for Sunfield Homes.

The off road fraternity, as has been the case for more than 20 years, played host to kids from Sunfield Homes at Tarlton International Raceway to raise funds for children who suffer from Downs Syndrome. This year 160 children from Sunfield Home were again treated to a day to remember after the RFS Magalies 400, the final event of the Absa Off Road Championship. Continue reading South African Off-Road Championship competitors raise R90,000 for charity

Campana claims second in Renault Clio R3 Championship

Pierre Campana - Picture by Quadra Sport.

Up-and-coming Frenchman Pierre Campana has finished the year second in the Renault Clio R3 European Trophy: a series contested by some of the brightest young stars in rallying. Continue reading Campana claims second in Renault Clio R3 Championship

Mike Broad is announced as mentor to Craig Breen for 2011

Breen delighted to welcome Mike Broad as mentor for 2011 - Picture by http://www.rallyprint.com.

After his great result on Rally Great Britain, Craig Breen is still working hard in the off-season as he prepares for 2011. The Irish driver who turns twenty one in February is delighted to announce that former British navigator, Mike Broad will join the team and act as Mentor as Craig takes on the world’s best young talent in the inaugural running of the World Rally Championship Academy. Former co driver, Broad has over thirty years of experience in British and World Rallying and will be best remembered for being in the hot seat with ex British Champion Russell Brookes, but Mike’s CV also has the names of Tony Fall, Walter Röhrl and the late British World Champion Colin McRae that he has shared a cockpit with. Continue reading Mike Broad is announced as mentor to Craig Breen for 2011

The eMagazine – Issue 160

Welcome to issue 160 of HANDBRAKES & HAIRPINS, your favourite free source of rally entertainment!

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The Geko Ypres Rally: three more years in the IRC

Freddy Loix - Picture by Willy Weyens/IRC Series.

The Geko Ypres Rally and Eurosport Events, the promoter of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, are pleased to announce that they have entered into a new agreement to ensure that the Geko Ypres Rally will be part of the IRC for at least three more years (2011-2013). Continue reading The Geko Ypres Rally: three more years in the IRC