23 May: The Toyota Gauteng Dealer Rally maps, itinerary and entry list have been added here. The spectator guide should be available in a day or two.
21 May: The Tzaneen Rally is on again. The Northern Regions Rally Committee has agreed to a new date for the Tzaneen Rally, Saturday 29 June 2013. The SAHRA Rally will move to a later date, still to be announced. The Tzaneen Organisers will use the exact same route as originally planned. The land owners have completed repairs and with the winter already set in there will be no more heavy rain to damage the roads. The Rallyesport Committee has sponsorship in place and are working on new ideas to soften the financial hardships of rallying so far from home. There has been a big gap since the last event and plenty of pay days to save up the extra cash needed. So get your rally cars prepared for the most challenging event on the Northern Regions calendar.
20 May: Footage from the recent Ceres Rally is available here...
20 May: Hein Lategan has kindly sent three images from Rally Adriatico - click here to see an amazing jump!
18 May: Henk Lategan and Barry White ended the Rally Adriatico in a stunning 6th place overall. They set the 3rd fastest time in stage 3 and were 5th overall at lunchtime. The youngsters stage times are here
16 May: Henk Lategan and Barry White are competing in the Rallye Adriatico (3rd round of the Campionato Italiano Rally aka Italian Rally Championship) this weekend, driving a S2000 Skoda Fabia.
13 May: The Ocean Basket Rally and Ceres Rally review and results are available here
6 May: The Ceres Rally documents are available here
5 May: Happy birthday to Volkswagen Sasolracing drivers Hergen Fekken and Henk Lategan
1 May: Japie van Niekerk will be making his debut in a Ford Fiesta S2000 on the Toyota Gauteng Dealer Rally
1 May: The National Rally Championship points have been updated after the Sasol Rally here
30 Apr: The Toyota Dealer Gauteng Rally regs are available here...
30 Apr: The Sasol Rally TV Schedule is available here...
30 Apr: In terms of MSA the SSR and SR paragraph 9.9 Rallyesport, the organizer of the 2013 Tzaneen Rally have no option to postpone the event to a later date, due to insufficient entries.
29 Apr: Just 11 teams are making their way to the Tzaneen Regional Rally this weekend. The entry list is posted under "Rally Docs"
27 Apr: The Volkswagen Rally, round 4 of the National Rally Championship is to move out by one week to 19/20 July due to the lack of flights and accommodation. School holidays and other big sporting (darts and squash!!) events are to blame
27 Apr: Strong rumours insist the All Tar Rally will take place on 30 Nov. It is said entry fees will be kept to R500 (including pace notes) to encourage entries. It is also suggested the rally will start around midnight, finishing on the Saturday around 2pm. Another option is to run in daylight only. What do you, the (potential) competitor prefer? Email email@example.com with your opinions...
26 Apr: The 2013 Tzaneen Rally is definitely going to take place on the 4th May, a sponsorship has been secured. There will be 3 stages each repeated and this year the Mineshaft is back!, and then the Dam stage and old “Canal” will also be used. Entries will be accepted until 30th April. If you still need accommodation please contact Avis Park Lodge 015 307 5640 (very near the start) or Tzaneen Country Lodge 015 304 3290 (finish venue).
25 Apr: Correct details for the Tzaneen Regional Rally are: Correct email address for Sharon Adendorff - firstname.lastname@example.org
Correct banking details - Bank: Nedbank Sandown, a/c number: 1933055308, branch code: 193305
23 Apr: The latest Northern Regions seedings after round 2 are available
23 Apr: Updated Rallyesport Tzaneen Rally regs have been added here. The original set had the wrong banking details
21 Apr: The Sasol Gallery has been posted here. There is another gallery on Facebook here
20 Apr: Mark Cronje wins the Sasol Rally by more than a minute from Matthew Wilson and Leeroy Poulter. Final Results are here
19 Apr: Matthew Wilson leads the Sasol Rally by 30sec from Mark Cronje. Leeroy Poulter is currently 3rd and Henk Lategan is 4th. The results after Section 1 are here
16 Apr: Sasol Rally weather forecast - very wet! And cold...How wet? between 25 and 31mm - and that's just Saturday! The full forecast is here
16 Apr: The Rallyesport Tzaneen Rally, round 3 of the Northern Regions Rally Championship takes place on 4 May. The supplementary regs and entry form are available here
15 Apr: See Sebastian Loeb's Pikes Peak Peugeot 308 T16 here
12 Apr: 2013 Sasol Rally: the updated entry list and scrutineering times have been added to "rally Docs"
12 Apr: Douglas Judd will navigate for Enzo Kuun on the Sasol Rally as Guy Hodgson has not fully recovered from their massive Tour Natal accident
10 Apr: The Sasol Rally Competitors Info Document is available here
9 Apr: The excitement is mounting as the Sasol Rally draws near. The amazingly detailed spectator guide ( a BIG file), itinerary, and entry list are all available here
7 Apr: There is a stunning slo-mo rally video here, filmed on the 2013 100 Acre Woods Rally in the USA
7 Apr: Tjaart/Mari vd Walt make it two out of two. The SCC East Rand Rally results are here
7 Apr: MSA Rally circular #7 has been posted here
4 Apr: MSA Rally Circulars 4 - 6 have been posted here
3 Apr: A memorial service in honour of Doug Williams will be held at Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Road, Durbanville on Friday 5 April at 16h00
3 Apr: The SCC East Rand Rally provisional entry list, bulletin 1 and spectator guide is available here
2 Apr: Entries for the SCC East Rand Rally are still open - closing 12h00 on Thursday - NO late entry fee!!
1 Apr: The National Rally Championship points have been posted here
30 Mar: It is with great sadness that we report Doug Williams passed away today. We extend our deepest condolences to the entire Williams family.There is a tribute gallery covering the past 10 seasons here
30 Mar: There is a R50 000 prize available in the Eastern Cape Rally Championship. Details of the Cape Pine/Ocean Basket Rally are here
30 Mar: The latest Northern Regions seedings after the PMC Rally are available under the "Seedings" tab
28 Mar: A memorial service for Dean Sanders will be held at 2pm at St Mungo's Church, Cnr William Nicol and Grosvenor Roads, Bryanston on Wednesday, 3 April.
27 Mar: The Entry Form for the SCC East Rand is available here. Remember, the rally is NEXT Saturday, 6th April
27 Mar: It is with sadness that we report the passing of Dean Sanders, former class N2 and Gp N Rally Champion after a long battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements will be communicated once advised
25 Mar: The SCC East Rand Rally, round 2 of the Northern Regions Rally Championship will take place on 6th April. The supplementary regs are here, although the entry form has not yet been sent.
23 Mar: The results and review of the J&P Hydraulics Walvis Bay Rally are here
23 Mar: The Total Rally premiers on 25 March. The TV broadcast schedule is here
17 Mar: Tjaart van der Walt celebrated his new Electrothread sponsorship with victory on the PMC Regional Rally. Final results are here
13 Mar: The PMC Regional Rally this weekend kick-starts the Northern Regions Rally Championship. The supplementary regs, entry form, entry list and Bulletin 1 are here
11 Mar: Total Rally : after an amazing all-nighter on Saturday, KulumaTV.com has loaded the Total Rally video. Part one is here, Part two is here
10 Mar: The SA Earthworks Team is seeking the services of an experienced co-driver. Contact Rod Hering on email@example.com
10 Mar: The Total Rally gallery has been posted...
9 Mar: Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton got their title defense off to a great start with a commanding win on the Total Rally. Jan Habig and Robert Paisley were second while JP Damseaux and Hilton Auffrey finished third.
9 Mar: The Total Rally Final Results are here
5 Mar: Total Rally WEATHER. Take a raincoat. Period. It's here if you want to see how wet you will get!
3 Mar: Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton came 5th in the Malcolm Wilson Rally. Get the full results here
2 Mar: The 22nd Sasol Rally, round 2 of the South African National and FIA African Rally Championship is around the corner. The rally guide, supplementary regs and FIA ARC regs are available here
2 Mar: The GC Diesel Rally Team launched their new Volkswagen Polo Vivo S2000 Challenge car in Port Elizabeth last night. See the uniquely liveried car here
28 Feb: See Mark Cronje testing his Fiesta WRC in the UK here
28 Feb: Total Rally 2013: The shakedown stage instructions, time and distance schedule, final instructions and scrutineering times are here
28 Feb: MSA Rally Circulars 1 to 3 are available here. Of particular interest is the new starting order system.
27 Feb: Jon Williams will not be competing on the Total Rally
26 Feb: The pre-season seedings are available here
26 Feb: Congratulations to Giniel de Villiers on winning the Bridgestone/SA Guild of Motoring Journalists Motorsportsman of the year 2012. Glyn Hall won the Colin Watling Award for services to motorsport
24 Feb: As you will see from the entry list the final pieces of the puzzle are: Robbie Coetzee will navigate for Chris Coertse in his Electrothread Toyota Etios S1600 and Clint Weston has Christoff Snyders in the Citroen C2 hot-seat.
23 Feb: The 2013 Total Rally Entry List and Spectator Guide is here
14 Feb: Paul Franken and Henry Kohne will compete in a S1600 Polo (not Vivo) in full R2 specification. This car is said to be the model for the Polo Cup Championship, which has yet to be announced by VW
14 Feb: Danie and Debby van der Westhuizen (Nic's Mom and Dad) will compete in the full S1600 championship, in their son's SA Earthworks Fiesta R2
14 Feb: Richard Leeke III and Pierre Jordaan will contest the Super 1600 class this season, driving an ATS-backed Ford Fiesta R2.
13 Feb: Hilton Auffray will read notes for JP Damseaux this season...
10 Feb: Andrew Heine has bought Tjaart Conradie's S1600 Toyota Auris. He is said to be only competing in the 3 Cape Coastal events...
10 Feb: Toyota is due to launch the new Yaris S2000 on 25th February
2 Feb: Chad van Beurden is graduating from Volkswagen Polo Cup/FVW to Super 1600, driving a Polo Vivo R2. Henry Dearlove will navigate
1 Feb: The Total Rally Supplementary Regs and maps are here
31 Jan: See the Volkswagen Sasolracing launch here
31 Jan: Volkswagen have announced their rally plans for 2013. Apart from a new title sponsor in Sasol the team has also announced Henk Lategan in a 3rd S2000 Polo. The full lineup is Hergen Fekken/Pierre Arries, Enzo Kuun/Guy Hodgson, Henk Lategan/Barry White, Gugu Zulu/Carl Peskin. The team will be know as Volkswagen Sasolracing
31 Jan: The 2013 Total Rally Supplementary Regulations are here
30 Jan: Grant Martin will miss the 2013 season due to business commitments
29 Jan: The new Northern Regions Rally Championship dates are:
16th March – Gauteng - PMC, 6th April – Delmas - SCCER, 4th May – Tzaneen – R/Sport, 29 June – Gauteng – SAHRA, 3rd August – Witbank – HMC, 7th September – Cullinan – SAM, 2nd November – All Tar - SCCPTA
29 Jan: Greg Godrich has been confirmed to navigate for Giniel de Villiers in the Imperial Toyota/Red Bull Toyota Auris, which will be replaced with a Yaris as the year progresses
27 Jan: NRC - with less than 40 days to go, there are lots of changes afoot, some we're still sworn to secrecy. Toyota will field two Yarises for Johnny Gemmell and Carolyn Swan and Leeroy Poulter and Elvene Coetzee. Giniel is likely to start the season with an Auris and an as yet un-named co-driver*.
Volkswagen is due to announce their plans in Port Elizabeth this Thursday (31 Jan). The identity of the third driver remains under wraps*
Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton continue with their Ford Fiesta, but according to social network sites, Jon Williams is still seeking financial support.
Japie van Niekerk and Jan Habig continue as before.
In S2000 Challenge, there is much movement: JP Damseaux and Mohammed Moosa both fall in this category as their machines are now superceded. Wilro Dippenaar and Kesevan Naidoo team up in an ex works Auris; Stefanie Botha will appear in a RunX said to be navigated by Tommy du Toit. Nic van der Westhuizen and Stefan Cilliers have the ex-Leeroy Poulter car under the SA Earthworks banner. Morne Janse van Rensburg is rumoured to be moving up with Rikus Fourie, while former A5 driver Piet Bakkes makes an appearance in a RunX with Johan Aucamp. And what of Nicholas Ryan...?
In S1600, Ashley Haigh Smith will likely miss four rounds of the NRC as he campaigns in WRC 3. Craig Trott will have a fairer co-driver, it is said, off-spring of a well-known former driver*. The Botterill Motorsport twins continue as before, while we're hearing Megan Verlaque collected a Polo R2 at VW Motorsport. Clint Weston and Chris Coertse have yet to announce their plans but changes are in the air as well, 'tis said*.
An exciting newcomer from the ranks of Polo Cup/Formula VW will have a Polo R2 and a respected navigator*. We expect Paul Franken/Henry Kohne to be back, but with the Corolla or something more modern?* Thilo Himmell and Armand du Toit are expected to pitch with an Etios, while there may be another Ford on the horizon.
By our reckoning, the field should contain 9 - 10 S2000s, 8 - 9 S2000 Challenge and 10-11 S1600 competitors. There are two teams who will compete in selected 'local' events only, one being Murray Lloyd and one in the coastal region*...
And if you wonder what * means, we know but are not allowed to say - yet.
15 Jan: The 2013 Total Rally Guide is here
15 Jan: Just a reminder to all the 2013 National competitors to please remember to book your competition numbers with Jackie as soon as possible. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
14 Jan: There will be a Northern Regions meeting tomorrow 15 Jan at the Swiss Club in Midrand at 19h00. It will be interesting to hear how many rounds will be held. So far, Belfast, Tzaneen and the All Tar are said not to be taking place, leaving the Committee 1 round short of declaring a champion, as MSA stipulates a minimum of six events is required to declare a champion. And PMC? Who knows...
14 Jan: 2013 SAHRA regs are available on the MSA website here. There is a new open class that caters for pre-1995 4WD cars. The 1st SAHRA meeting of the year is on Thursday 17 Jan at the Swiss club. Interested parties are encouraged to attend. SAHRA has also confirmed their round of the Northern Regions Rally Championship WILL take place as scheduled. Good, that's four rounds then...
14 Jan: First round of WRC 2013 Monte Carlo Rally 16-20 January. Supersport South Africa is showing Rallye Monte-Carlo starting with a preview programme at 18h00 today (Monday) and also to be repeated Tuesday and Wednesday. The channel’s website is then listing a highlights programme to be shown on Sunday evening ,repeated Monday and later in that week. Definitely not to be missed!
10 Jan: The Qatar Ford WRC has been unveiled - see the pics here
10th Jan: Basil Read has confirmed it will back one car this season...
2 Jan 2013: See the Mentos Mini WRC here