14 Jan: The SAM Long Tom Hillclimb Supplementary Regs and Entry Form are available. The event takes place next weekend, 25 and 26th January
7 Jan: Dakar flash: Leeroy ended stage 3 rd fastest!Giniel 13th, 13.5 min behind the stage winner. Giniel 6th overall (-26:23) and Leeroy 10th (-45:10)
6 Jan: Dakar Day 2 Flash: South African driver Giniel de Villiers has just stormed across the finishing line of the day's special to pick up a superb third place, 5'34" behind the stage winner. Like Roma and Lavieille, there is no CP time for him, meaning his position cannot be confirmed, though this could be due to some technical problems. Watch this space…
19 Dec: The rally commission has agreed to run a Classic Challenge in National rallies in next years championship; 0-1600cc, 1600-2000cc and over 2000cc - no turbos or 4WD
12 Dec: Team Total's season review video is available here
10 Dec: Great news: a review of the 2013 SA National Rally Championship will be broadcast this December. The schedule is here
2 Dec: The SCC East Rand Rally gallery is available here
30 Nov: Congratulations to Tjaart and Mari van der Walt on winning the Northern Regions Rally Championship. Guy and Simon won first time out in their new Etios and Donavan Meyer impressed in his 2014 SA Earthworks Fiesta R2. S1600 circa 2014 is going to be a mega fight! SCC East Rand Rally results are here
30 Nov: The Garden Route Rally TV Scedule is available here
27 Nov: The SCC East Rand Rally map, entry list, itinerary and bulletin 1 are available here - definitely worth going to - some "interesting" entries, including a KZN crew in a Toyota. Nothing strange there, except my guess is they're collecting/driving an Etios R2 :-)
26 Nov: The final national points standings and Northern Regions points after the SAM Rally are posted here
26 Nov: Northern Regions seedings after the SAM Rally are here
25 Nov: The ARRO Autobar Rally results are here...
25 Nov: Congratulations to Japie van Niekerk and Gerhard Snyman on their victory in the Total Tara rally - final results are here
22 Nov: The ARRO/Autobar Rally bulletin 1 and spectator map have been added here. Oh, I'm navigating for Pierre de Clerq...
21 Nov: The Kuluma tv.com Garden Route Rally video has been uploaded here
20 Nov: The supplementary regs and entry form for the SCC East Rand Rally, the final round of the Northern Regions Rally Championship, are available here
18 Nov: The latest issue of Motorsport Monday, covering the Garden Route Rally (and other minor events like the US F1 Sleepfest, WRC Wales etc) is available here
16 Nov: The Garden Route Rally gallery has been posted here
16 Nov: Rally 2014: Yes, really. Team Total has withdrawn from the team and Tour Natal Rally. While it is expected Mohammed Moosa will continue, it would appear JP Damseaux and Craig Trott will not compete.
A talented youngster will be moving into S2000C, and two Etios R2s will be seen. And another VW Polo R2
A team stalwart will also not be present next year, while a highly marketable person will be...
16 Nov: It's all over for another year. The Garden Route Rally final results are here
15 Nov: The SCC East Rand regional rally is getting bigger and bigger. Two S2000 teams are likely to enter. Entry will cost just R600, including safety notes by Leon Botha
15 Nov:Garden Route Rally - Mark Cronje leads by 10.5sec from Johnny Gemmell and Leeroy Poulter. It has been a rally of attrition will Jan Habig, JP Damseaux, Henk Lategan and Hergen Fekken all retiring. More rain is forecast for tomorrow. Day 1 results are here
13 Nov: SCC East Rand is holding a championship-qualifying Northern Regions rally on 30 November in the Brakpan/Carnival City area. Regs are imminent, other clubs and the National Rally Commission are helping out and the effort will ensure a Northern Regions Rally Champion can be declared.
13 Nov: Some useless rally info - if Mark Cronje/Robin Houghton win the Garden Route Rally... the last time a Manufacturer won every round of the series was Audi in 1983...the last driver to win five rallies in a row was Jan Habig/Douglas Judd (both still competing of course!) in 1999 and the last driver to win seven events in a season was Serge Damseaux/Vito Bonafede in 1996
13 Nov: Garden Route Rally weather update; Both yr.no and Windfinder agree on 12mm for the entire weekend...
13 Nov: Chris Coertse has been elected Chairman of the Northern Regions Rally Committee. This will hopefully infuse the struggling series with a more youthful and businesslike momentum
12 Nov: Ten times Austrian Rally Champion Rauimund Baumschlager, owner of the team that prepares and runs Henk Lategan's Skoda S2000 in Europe, will be a guest of the Lategans on the Garden Route Rally
12 Nov: Japie van Niekerk will miss the Garden Route Rally due to business committments. The New Africa Developments team will compete in the Tara Rally instead
12 Nov: The service and recovery guide, bulletin 1 and annexure and scrutineering times have been added here
12 Nov: The monsoon weather predicted has abated somewhat: 6mm and 44mm on Friday and Saturday respectively. The updated forecast is here. Windfinder (used by pilots) shows no rain on Friday but 61mm for Saturday. Take your pick
11 Nov: Garden Route Rally - Weather Forecast: 122.5 mm rain over Friday and Saturday!! VW Rally 2012...
10 Nov: Garden Route Rally: the spectator guide has been added here. There is also an abridged version
10 Nov: The new Demas ARRO/Autobar Rally regs and entry form are here
7 Nov: The following sadly means there will not be a Northern Regions Rally Championship this year as too few events have run to qualify. "It is with regret that the SAHRA Committee would like to advise that the Rally scheduled for the 23rd November has been postponed. An objection to the event using the facilities and stages at the Zonderwater Correctional Services venue was lodged and all permissions have been withdrawn. As we now do not have a venue, we have no option but to postpone our Rally. We apologise to all NR competitors and advise that the way forward for the 2013 championship will be discussed at the NR meeting on Tuesday evening. In arranging this event, we would like to assure everyone that our main concern was the wellbeing of our sport and the NR Championship and there was no political motivation involved"
7 Nov: The Blind Navigators Regularity Rally which took place at Killarney in Cape Town recently will be featured on KykNET Dagbreek (DSTV Channel 144) at 5:40 this coming Monday 11th November.
5 Nov: SAHRA and ARRO are combining their last rallies for 2013 into 1 event with the object of running one big event rather than two small ones. This has been approved by MSA and WOMZA and will be known as “The ARRO/SAHRA Combined Rally 2013” and will take place on the 23rd November in Cullinan. It will be run separately with the relevant SSR’s applying to the two disciplines and the SAHRA section will be the last round of the NR Championship for 2013. The MSA regs and entry form will be available on Rallyworld.net shortly.
4 Nov: The Garden Route Rally itinerary is available here
4 Nov: The Polokwane Rally TV schedule is available here
29 Oct: ARRO /Autobar Cullinan Rally - regs and entry form are here
26 Oct: Greg Godrich is conducting a navigator's course at Rallystar on 10 November. Space is limited. Phone 0793009437 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org for info or to book
25 Oct: The Garden Route Rally guide and supplementary regs are available here
21 Oct: Motorsport Monday has five pages of Polokwane Motor Rally coverage. Click here to download the magazine...
20 Oct: Motorsport Monday is a free e-zine www.motorsportmonday.com, with superb coverage of F1, WRC, WEC, ERC (and much, much more besides) Since the Sasol Rally, MM is giving ever increasing coverage of the South African Rally Championship. Go to the website, sign up and your link to the magazine is mailed to you on, um, Monday
20 Oct: The Polokwane Motor Rally gallery has been added here
19 Oct: Congratulations to Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton, who won the Polokwane Motor Rally and the SA Rally Championship. JP Damseaux/Hilton Auffray won S2000 Challenge and banked the title. S1600 was a disaster. Thilo Himmell and Clint Weston were 1st and 2nd on the road but excluded, so Marko Himmell took the honours. Final results are here
16 Oct: Mari van der Walt is to navigate for Megan Verlaque on the Polokwane Rally, making her by far the youngest competitor in the field and the only all female crew
15 Oct: Polokwane Motor Rally: The recce time table is available here. The weather forecast (overcast and slight drizzle on Friday) has also been added under 'rally docs'
14 Oct: Polokwane Motor Rally: The spectator guide, spectator maps and a REVISED itinerary are available here
13 Oct: Polokwane Motor Rally: The scrutineering list, area map, start venue map, bulletin 1 and medical plan have been added here
11 Oct: The findings of the appeal by Toyota Motorsport are here. Basically the results stand as they are.
9 Oct: The Polokwane Motor Rally itinerary and entry list have been added here
8 Oct: The Appeal Hearing by Toyota Motorsport over Mark Cronje's rescinded jump-start penalty on the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally was heard last night. The outcome is expected in a day or two
8 Oct: The Cymot Rally review and Fix-A-Smash All Tar Rally entry list have been added. Click on "Rally Docs" to view
7 Oct: The Cymot Rally results have been posted here
28 Sept: The ARRO/Autobar 100 Rally gallery is available here. The event, while beset with teething troubles, demonstrates that you can hold a rally with a R500 entry fee and R50 day licence. Ettiene and Michelle Lourens won the rally. Final results are here
26 Sept: The ARRO/Autobar 100 Rally bulletin 1 and entry list are here. There is no spectator guide or itinerary. We can tell you it starts at 8am (a prologue stage to determine starting order) and rally HQ is at 16 Dahlia street,Welgedaght Small
Holdings, which we guess is in Delmas and suggest you start there to find out where to spectate.
24 Sept: The Toyota Cape Dealer Rally TV schedule is available here
24 Sept: The latest NRC points are available here
17 Sept: The Cymot Rally, round 5 of the Namibian Rally Championship, takes place around Windhoek on 4 and 5 October. The supplementary regs, entry form and itinerary are here
16 Sept: The regs and entry form for the ARRO/Autobar Rally are here
16 Sept: The supplementary regs for the Polokwane Motor Rally, the penultimate round of the SARC, are available here
15 Sept: Mark Cronje had his 10 second jump start penalty rescinded to take a narrow win on the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally. Leeroy Poulter/Elvene Coetzee led on Saturday morning until their engine failed with one stage to go, leaving Johnny Gemmell/Carolyn Swan to take the 'win'.
JP Damseaux/Hilton Auffray took S2000 Challenge honours and Thilo Himmel/Armand du Toit the S1600 class, although Clint Weston takes over the championship lead
Final results are here.
The Toyota Cape Dealer Rally gallery is here - as always, in finishing order then alphabetical retirements
11 Sept: Ernie van der Walt is writing exams which is why the Ferodo Ford Fiesta R2 stays at home this weekend...
10 Sept: Toyota Cape Rally - the weather forecast is available - rain predicted:-(
9 Sept: The Toyota Cape Dealer Rally maps and spectator guide are available here
9 Sept: The Electrothread SAM 100 Rally final results are here
9 Sept: Africa Regional Rally Organiztion will be hosting their inaugural rally on the 28th September namely the ARRO/AUTOBAR 100 Rally in the Delmas area.
The rally will comprise of 6 gravel stages and 1 short tar stage in Delmas Town early on the morning.
NO repeat stages and all stages are new and have never been rallied.
Entry fee will be R500 per team which includes a set of pace notes.Driver and navigator will need to take out a 1 event license of R50 each or a full WOMZA license.
Roads are fast and flowing and all about 4.5 meters wide and promises not to be for the feint hearted.
Regs are being finalized
8 Sept: Toyota Cape Dealer Rally: the entry list, scrutineering times, bulletin 1 and service park layout have been added here
7 Sept: Marko Himmel won the Electrothread SAM 100 Rally, followed by Tjaart vd Walt and Jose Ferreira. The gallery is available here
6 Sept: Henk Lategan and Barry White will be competing in the ARBO Rally in Austria on the 20/21st September and then on the Croatian Rally from the 26th to 28th September. The Croatian event is a round of the European Rally Championship.
4 Sept: The Electrothread SAM Rally spectator guide and bulletin 1 are available here
3 Sept: The Northern Regions seedings after the HMC have been added here
3 Sept: The Polokwane Rally has been confirmed as a Friday/Saturday event,and thus takes places on 18 & 19 October
30 Aug: The National Rally Championship points after round 5 are here
30 Aug: The Ford Dealer Rally TV Schedule is here
28 Aug: The spectator guide and other documents for the Western Cape 7 Films/LLJ Racing Regatta, um, rally, are available here
23 Aug: The supplementary regs for the Toyota Cape Dealer Rally are available here
22 Aug: The Electrothread SAM 100 Rally, which takes place on 7 September as the 5th round of the Northern Regions Rally Championship is a mini-Sasol Rally, with the same organizing team. Supplementary Regs and the entry form are available here
17 Aug: The Ford Dealer Rally gallery is here. Part 2 is here
17 Aug: Mark Cronje romped home to his 4th victory of the year. Henk Lategan was second ahead of Johnny Gemmell. Japie van Niekerk won S2000 and Ashley Haigh Smith S1600. Final results are here
It is the first time anyone can remember all day 1 starters also started day 2.
16 Aug: Ford Dealer Rally: Mark Cronje has a comfortable 48 second lead over Johnny Gemmell and Jan Habig. Japie van Niekerk leads S2000 Challenge and Clint Weston is ahead in S1600. Day results are here
14 Aug: Japie van Niekerk is selling his Volkswagen Polo Vivo S2000. It has a brand new engine and shock absorbers, and a low mileage gearbox. Contact email@example.com or 082-900-0596
12 Aug: Ford Dealer Rally: Bulletin 1 and the Medical Plan have been added under "Rally Docs" - a revised itinerary has also been added
12 Aug: The Ford Dealer Rally Spectator Guide has been added here
11 Aug: The updated Ford Dealer Rally entry list has been added. We've lost Morne Janse Van Rensburg and Richard Leeke III
9 Aug: It is with sadness that we notify the passing of Adeel Moosa, nephew of Mohammed Moosa and wish the entire Moosa family well in these dark times
8 Aug: The 7 Films/LLJ Racing Klipdale Rally, the next round of the Western Cape Rally Championship regs and entry form are here
8 Aug: The Ford Dealer Rally entry list and itinerary is here
4 Aug: The HMC Rally final results are here
1 Aug: The Volkswagen Rally broadcast schedule is available here
29 July: HMC Rally: The Spectator Guide, Service Guide, itinerary, entry list and bulletin 1 have been added here
29 July: The latest SA National Rally Championship points are available under "season standings"
27 July: The Ford Dealer Rally Supplementary Regs are available here
27 July: Finally, the Northern Regions Rally Championship points have been updated. They are here
27 July: The latest Northern Regions seedings are available under 'seedings'
25 July: Leeroy Poulter has been chosen as part of the Imperial Toyota Dakar team for 2014. Rob Howie will navigate
25 July; The KulumaTV.com Volkswagen Rally videos are available. Part 1 is here, part two here
24 July: Interesting statistics courtesy of Rikus Fourie: Enzo Kuun shattered the Volkswagen Rally's Sinkdam stage time record which was held by Johnny Gemmell at 10:41 set in 2011. Kuun dropped it to 10.35.9. This year, Gemmell was 0.8 sec slower than Kuun and the top five times were all under the 2011 record.
21 July: The Volkswagen Rally gallery has been added
20 July: Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton romped to their third win of the year, followed some way back by Jan Habig/Robert Paisley and Giniel de Villiers/Greg Godrich. Final results are here...
19 July: Volkswagen Rally - day 1 results are here...
17 July: The Volkswagen Rally weather forecast for Longmore, Uitenhage, PE and J' Bay is available here
16 July: The Volkswagen Rally Kings Beach Superspecial stage layout has been added under 'Rally Docs'
15 July: The Volkswagen Rally spectator guide is available here
14 July: A fantastic result for Henk and Barry, 3rd overall after setting the 4th and 2nd fastest stage times on the final stages. He was only beaten by the current Hungarian championship runner -up Norbert Herczig and third placed Hungarian David Botka
14 July: Henk and Barry stages 6 - 8; ss6 - 4th (5th o/a), ss7 - 2nd (3rd o/a), ss8 - 10th (3rd o/a)
14 July: After a cautious start where Henk and Barry set the 10th and 9th quickest times on Veszprez Rally to lie 8th overall, they came out guns blazing this morning (Sun), 4th quickest on stage 3 and WON stage 4 to move into 5th overall. Stage 5 - 9th quickest, 5th overall, 1:18 behind the leader. More later
12 July: 2013 Volkswagen Rally: final instructions, itinerary and a list of previous winners are available here
11 July: Richard Leeke III tore his shoulder ligaments in a minor school rugby game just before the Gauteng Rally and will be out of rallying for three months
11 July: The Volkswagen Rally entry list is available under Rally Docs
11 July: The VW Polo entry for the Volkswagen Rally to be driven by AC Potgieter and Tommy du Toit is a Polo Cup specification car. The much vaunted VW Polo Rally Cup is due to be launched on the Volkswagen Rally, presenting a new entry-level class into rallying
1 July: The Tzaneen Rally results are available here
30 June: A video from the Wittedam Rally, round 3 of the Western Cape Rally Championship, is available here
30 June: Henk Lategan and Barry White have entered the Veszprem Rally, round 3 of the Hungarian Rally Championship, which takes place from 12-14 July
27 June: The Tzaneen Rally bulletin 1 and updated entry list are available under Rally Docs
25 June: The 2013 Volkswagen Rally supplementary regs are available here
24 June: Maps and the entry list for the Tzaneen Rally have been added here
19 June: The HMC Rally, round 4 of the Northern Regions Rally Championship, supplementary regs and entry form have been added here
12 June: The latest NRC points have been added here
11 June: Leeroy Poulter and Elvene Coetzee will fulfil a dream - and take their first step to a bigger goal - when they line up to start the Toyota 1000 Desert race in a third Castrol Toyota Hilux later this month
11 June: The Supplementary Regulations for the Rallyesport Tzaneen Rally on the 29th of June are here. Please also make sure you fill in the survey here
6 June: The Kulumatv.com Toyota Gauteng Dealer Rally three part video is available here. Some great footage from Mike Cornali and dodgy commentary by yours truly...The three videos play automatically. Enjoy!
3 June: The "Gauteng 2" rally will take place in...Gauteng. The event will also be sponsored, but that's all we can say for the time being
2 June: The Toyota Gauteng Dealer Rally gallery has been posted. As ever, it is in finishing order, then retirements alphabetically
1 June: if ANYONE saw someone removing a Sparco helmet and Hans device as well as various bags from a silver Corsa bakkie parked at the clubhouse at Rallystar after the Gauteng Rally, please contact Pierre Jordaan urgently on 082-927-7671. If returned, no questions will be asked...
1 June: Jan Habig won his first rally since Tour Natal 2008 and Robert Paisley's first since Swartland 2009 by a comfortable 45 seconds. Enzo Kuun bounced back from his horrific Natal accident to claim the final step of the podium. An almighty tussle for 4th and 5th between Henk Lategan and Giniel de Villiers went the Dakar hero's way - by 0.9 second. Thilo Himmell led S1600 from start to finish. Final results are here
31 May: Toyota Gauteng Dealer Rally - Day 1 results are here
31 May: Carl Peskin's wife went into labour at 2am today, leaving Gugu Zulu without a navigator. Japie van Niekerk failed to start the Gauteng Rally as his car blew a motor yesterday, leaving Gerhard Snyman free to hop into the #9 Sasolracing Volkswagen. Leeroy Poulter went off the road in SS1, ripping a wheel off in the process,after a malfunctioning handbrake caught him out. Mark Cronje had drivetrain problems and a puncture, losing 2 minutes. Morne Janse van Rensburg went off the road in their own dust and will superrally on Saturday. Out for good are JP Damseaux (gearbox), Guy Botterill (driveshaft).
Johnny Gemmell was penalised by 1 minute for clocking into SS5 early, dropping from 1st to 4th. Jan Habig leads by 28.7 seconds from Giniel de Villiers, Henk Lategan, Gemmell, Enzo Kuun, Mohammed Moosa, Wilro Dippenaar, Nic vd Westhuizen and Gugu Zulu
30 May: It will be a sunny weekend, cool in the mornings ,reaching 20 and 19 deg respectively on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy the rally!
28 May: The scrutineering times and a map of the start venue have been added here
27 May: The stage GPS points and Rally HQ map have been added. The spectator guide is here
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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