South Africa’s first rally of 2014 is GO!

The 2014 South African National Rally Championship will be all about who can prevent reigning champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton (Ford Dealer Team Fiesta S2000) from winning their third successive title.

After taking seven victories in last year’s eight-round Championship and winning more than half of the stages, the Ford pair starts the new season as hot favourites. But they will have to contend with a strong challenge from the S2000 factory teams of Toyota and Volkswagen. Continue reading “South Africa’s first rally of 2014 is GO!”

South Africa: 2014 season gears up

The 2014 South African National Rally Championship calendar has been revealed, as well as some of the shock driver musical chair movements in recent weeks…

The series remains an eight-event championship, starting off with the traditional KwaZulu-Natal opener in March. It concludes nine-months later with the Toyota Gauteng Dealer Rally at the end of November. With TOTAL South Africa no longer active South African motorsport, the highly-popular TOTAL Rally in March is in search of a title sponsor. This predicament also exists for the PMC Rally, which used to be the Toyota Gauteng Dealer Rally. Taking in six of the country’s nine provinces with over 1,200km of special stages, the 2014 season will be another exciting instalment in this series’ long history. Continue reading “South Africa: 2014 season gears up”