20 May: THe Secunda Motor Rally TV Schedule is available here
17 May: The Secunda regional rally results are here
16 May: The Secunda Motor Rally was a brilliant event. It is stunning what can be achieved when the local community rallies around. Mark Cronje/Robin Houghton swept to another victory, followed by Giniel de Villiers/Carolyn Swan and Gugu Zulu/Hilton Auffray. Guy Botterill/Simon Vacy Lyle took S1600 honours followed by Richard Leeke/Rikus Fourie and Mathew Vacy Lyle/Schalk van Heerden. There is much to say about this event and I will put some thoughts down when the workload eases. Final results are here
12 May: The Ceres Toyota Rally review, courtesy of Patrick Vermaak, has been posted here
12 May: The Secunda Motor Rally entry list and forecast has been added under rally docs
9 May: The Northern Regions Rally Championship points have been updated after round three. Round 4 is the Secunda Rally next Saturday.
8 May: Secunda Motor Rally - the itinerary and spectator guide are available here
7 May: Hergen Fekken is back behind the wheel of the third Volkswagen Sasolracing Polo. Teamed with Pierre Arries, the 2008/9 champions mark their return on the Secunda Motor Rally next weekend. Hilton Auffray joins Gugu Zulu. Hans Weijs/Bjorn Degandt have business pressures that is not helped by commuting to SA every month.
30 Apr: The Secunda Rally venue layout has been added here
28 Apr: National Championship points after the Sasol Rally have been added here
23 Apr: The Secunda Motor Rally supplementary regs and updated rally guide are available here
19 Apr: The REGIONAL Sasol Rally results - round three of the Nothern Regions Rally Championship, are available here
19 Apr: Mark Cronje/Robin Houghton continued their domination of the 2015 season, winning the Sasol Rally in style. Leeroy Poulter/Elvene Coetzee were lucky to finish after last minute issues. Gugu Zulu/Pierre Arries claimed a maiden podium after Giniel de Villiers retired on stage 14. Chad van Beurden/Nico Swartz easily won S1600. Final results are here
17 Apr: Mark Cronje/Robin Houghton dominated the first day of the Sasol Rally. Heavy overnight rain in the Sabie area made the going tricky, while persistent light rain made things even worse. Leeroy Poulter/Elvene Coetzee are 2nd and Henk Lategan/Barry White are third. Chad van Beurden/Nico Swartz have a healthy lead in S1600. Day 1 results are here
14 Apr: We're legally not allowed to tell you what the weather forecast is, but we suggest you take an umbrella and other items suitable to stay dry the whole weekend.
14 Apr: Sasol Rally - UPDATED scrutineering times have been added here.
11 Apr: Round 3 of the SARC, the Secunda Rally is a new-for-2015 event. The rally information guide is available here
11 Apr: Sasol Rally 2015 - scrutineering forms (front and back), Bulletin 1 and scrutineering times have been added. Everything you need for 'the big one' is here
9 Apr: The Sasol Rally Spectator Guide is available here. With the easy to follow descriptions and excellent maps, it is a big file at 4.2MB; be patient!
8 Apr: The Sasol Rally entry list and itinerary are available under the "Rally Docs" tab at the top of the page
1 Apr: The MSA Northern Regions Rally Championship seeding list after round 2 is here and the championship standings are here
28 Mar: The documents for the Western Cape Regional Rally Championship's next rounds, the CPMCC Rally on 11 April and Ceres Toyota Rally on 9 May are both available here
26 Mar: The 2nd round of the Algoa Rally Club R50k Championship is on 2 May. The supplementary regs and entry form are here
21 Mar: Ernie van der Walt made an impressive debut in his ex-works Toyota Yaris S2000. In spite of some hairy moments, including an overshoot onto a main tar road, he dominated the SCC East Rand Rally, winning all seven stages to claim his first ever rally win by 2 1/2 minute. The gallery is here and final results are here
21 Mar: Theuns Joubert made a welcome return to rallying in his newly-acquired ex De Villiers Toyota Auris and has confirmed he will compete in the Sasol, Secunda and Bela Bela rallies initially
21 Mar: Thilo Himmel will have a new Volkswagen Polo S2000 (not a Vivo) on the Sasol Rally
21 Mar: Jean Els, owner of JemSport, had a massive fleet of eight cars on the SCC East Rand Rally - and all eight finished in the top 1!
19 Mar: SCC East Rand Rally: the entry list, stages map, itinerary, GPS co-ordinates and the spectator guide have been added here
18 Mar: The Northern Regions Rally Championship points (after Rd 1) are available here and the seedings are here
17 Mar: Mari van der Walt makes her S2000 debut on this weekend's SCC East Rand Rally, reading the notes for returnee Theuns Joubert in the ex Giniel de Villiers Toyota Auris
17 Mar: The Klipdale Rally final results are here
11 Mar: The Klipdale Rally, round 1 of the Western Cape Regional Rally Championship, takes place this weekend. The spectator guide, map, itinerary and directions to the start are available here
10 Mar: The funeral service for Michael Houghton will be held at 11:00 on Thursday, 12 March 2015 at the Greek Orthodox Church, 37 Lynnwood Road, Pretoria. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Bomber Golden Arm Cricket Development Fund.
Bomber Golden Arm Cricket Development Fund’s banking details are as follows:
Account Holder: Bomber Golden
Branch Code: 632005
Account Number: 9305100665
10 Mar: Sasol Rally 2015. The three star Bundu Lodge, centrally situated between Nelspruit and White River has a rally accommodation special available for teams and spectators starting from R375 per person sharing, including breakfast. Contact email@example.com for more info
9 Mar: SCC East Rand Rally: The supplementary regs and entry form for the 2nd round of the MSA Northern Regions Rally Championship which takes place on 21st March, are available here
8 Mar: It is with deep sorrow that we have to inform you that Michael Houghton, brother of Robin, passed away unexpectedly early this morning due to natural causes. He was 43.
Michael is survived by his wife, Mia, children, Natalia (10) and John (8), his father, Roger, mother, Jackie, brother, Robin, and Meg Houghton.
6 Mar: Ernie van der Walt is said to have acquired the ex-Giniel de Villiers Toyota Yaris S2000, and Greg Godrich will navigate the Vectro Petroleum-backed driver
1 Mar: The full Tour Natal gallery is here
Feb 28: Mark Cronje/Robin Houghton led the Tour Natal Rally from start to finish. Leeroy Poulter/Elvene Coetzee drove hard, but the Yaris couldn't match the Ford's pace this time out. Henk Lategan/Barry White made it three different manufacturers on the podium.
No one, it seems, wanted to win S1600 except Paul Franken/Henry Kohne, who did. Poor Ashley Haigh Smith retired from the lead 2km from the end of the final stage. Final results are here
Feb 27: Mark Cronje leads the Tour Natal Rally from Leeroy Poulter, who suffered from running first on the road. Henk Lategan is in 3rd place. In S1600, it's a Botterill vs Van Beurden battle once again. Day 1 results are here
Feb 20: Tour Natal Rally - the spectator guide and map as well as scrutineering times, map and service park layout are available here
Feb 19: Ernie van der Walt has secured sponsorship from Vecto Petroleum and Laeveld Agrochem for his S1600 campaign
Feb 19: Tour Natal Rally - the itinerary, entry list and bulletin 1 are available here
Feb 17: 2015 Sasol Rally - Rd 2 SARC/FIA ARC - the Rally Guide, Supplementary Regs and ARC (only) entry form have been loaded here
Feb 15: There is no truth to the Himmell/Toyota rumour, according to well-placed sources
Feb 14: The Toyota answer is... Giniel and Carolyn in the second Castrol Yaris
Feb 14: Another rumour doing the rounds is that Marko Himmel will campaign the ex Thilo H Toyota Etios...
Feb 14: Two names have been linked to the third Toyota Yaris - both from Namibia. Thilo Himmel and Wilro Dippenaar are said to be considering the now "spare" Yaris S2000
14 Feb: Nico Higgs and Etienne Lourens will campaign the S1600 championship in a VW Polo R2
14 Feb: The St. Valentine's Day Massacre - otherwise known as the Rallyesport Rally, provided just 3 finishers. Sweep was 4th overall! Luke Botha/Andre Vermeulen took the honours, followed by Chris Coertse/Mari vd Walt and a career-first podium for Eddie Simpson/Jeremy du Plessis. Final results are here. The album is here (on Facebook)
12 Feb: We are saddened to learn that neither Hergen Fekken nor Greg Godrich will compete this year. Whether that means Giniel and Carolyn team up, or someone else will be in the #2 Castrol car, or Toyota fields a one-car team, remains to be seen...
12 Feb: The directions to the start of the Rallyesport Rally, round one of the MSA Northern Regions Rally Championship this Saturday (14 Feb), the itinerary, entry list and the overall map have been added here. The roadbook, open sections road book, spectator guide, service guide and final instructions have also been added
1 Feb: Piet Bakkes is said to be campaigning a Toyota Auris in the NRC4 class this year...
26 Jan: The Tour Natal Rally Supplementary Regs are available here
24 Jan: Henk and Barry went off the road 38km into stage 10, where they hit a patch of unmarked black ice. The pair spun, hit a tree and landed in a ditch, out of the event. The team is assessing the viability of Superally on Sunday
21 Jan: It is said that Nicholas Ryan will make a comeback, competing in half a national season behind the wheel of a S1600 Volkswagen Polo...
21 Jan: At last the motorsport season is showing signs of life. The first round of the 2015 MSA Northern Regions Rally Championship takes place on 14 February. The supplementary regs and entry form are here - all you romantics can take your 'significant other' out for a day of action this Valentine's Day:-)
21 Jan: The season starting Northern Regions Rally Championship seedings are here
21 Jan: The documents for the 1st round of the Arro Rally Championship are available here
8 Jan: Henk Lategan and Barry White will compete in Rally Monte Carlo (22-25 Jan) in their regular Skoda Fabia S2000
8 Jan: The memorial service for Roger Swan will be held at the Kyalami Marshals Clubhouse, Kyalami Racetrack, Allandale Road, Sandton, on Friday, 16 January 2015 at 14:30.
4 Jan: Happy belated New Year! The full 2015 MSA Calendar is available on this link
31 Dec: Get well soon, Jandre Dippenaar, (brother of Wilro): our thoughts are with the Dippenaar family.
25 Dec: To those who celebrate, Happy Christmas, safe travels
15 Dec: The National Rally Championship dates have been announced - the schedule is here
30 Nov: The Secunda Rally was a well-run event - compact, well attended and friendly. It produced the closest result of the year - 2 seconds! Final results are here
25 Nov: SAM has cancelled their Longtom Hillclimb this weekend. Too much motorsport, too few entries...
25 Nov: The spectator guide and maps for this weekend's Secunda Rally are available here
25 Nov: The supplementary regs and entry forms for the Fix-A-Smash All Tar Rally are here
23 Nov: The 2014 Bela Bela Motor Rally gallery is available here
23 Nov: Hans Weijs/Bjorn Degandt ended a two year drought for Volkswagen Sasolracing, taking a well-judged victory on the Bela Bela Motor Rally. Leeroy Poulter/Elvene Coetzee led from the start, seemingly untouchable, until they suffered engine failure in stage 7. After the 90 minute single service on Saturday, Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton were just 1.8 seconds from the lead but a puncture ended their chances.
Hergen Fekken/Carolyn Swan ended 3rd overall, ahead of a mechanically troubled Henk Lategan/Barry White and Gugu Zulu/Carl Peskin.
Super 1600 was a thriller: After Guy Botterill/Simon Vacy Lyle retired on Friday it became a four-way fight for the win and 2nd in the overall championship standings.
Chad van Beurden/Nico Swartz led until engine failure in stage five leaving one of three to claim their maiden win and second in the season's standings. Paul Franken/Henry Kohne, Mathew Vacy Lyle/Schalk van Heerden and Ernie van der Walt/Rowan Robbertse all had a chance. Vacy Lyle took the lead from Franken only for a rim failure to knock them out, handing the lead back to Franken, who claimed his maiden win.
Fields have been fairly thin, but the competition has been intense and the NRC has, we believe, done a magnificent job to keep the championship going in spite of adverse economic conditions and lack of sponsorship.
Final Results are here, no thanks to the Prince of Darkness - Eskom - who pulled the plug. Again
13 Nov: Bela Bela Motor Rally - one week to go to the final shoot out. The spectator guide, start venue map, service park layout, GPS co-ordinates, recce schedule, rally itinerary for day 1 and day 2 and bulletin 1 are all available here. Well done, HJ and WdP!
8 Nov: Henk Lategan slipped off the road on the second last stage of Rally Waldviertel in mud. The control arm broke when he tried to get back on the road..
8 Nov: We hear that both Japie van Niekerk and Enzo Kuun will contest the Tara Rally in Namibia, and not the Bela Bela event a week earlier
4 Nov: Having bagged the S2000 Challenge Championship, Wilro Dippenaar will not contest the Bela Bela season finale
31 Oct: The 2014 SAM Longtom Hillclimb takes place on 29 and 30 November. The supplementary regs and entry form are here
30 Oct: The final round of the NRC takes place in Bela Bela, a brand new event. The supplementary regs are available here
30 Oct: The supplementary regs for the Secunda Rally, the final round of the Northern Regions Rally Championship are available here
27 Oct: All documents and the spectator guide for the Arro Tarmac Rally have been uploaded here
22 Oct: Quick snippet: Both the S2000 and S1600 champions Leeroy Poulter and Guy Botterill started their rally careers in the same car prepared by Race Prep and were mentored by Rod Hering...(thanks HD)
22 Oct: The updated National Rally Points have been added here
21 Oct: The Northern Regions Rally Championship points have been uploaded here. Congratulations to Jaco and George Baker, the 2014 Northern Regions Rally Champions...Jaco Baker has a lead of 63 points over Natie Booysen in the driver's title chase, while brother George has a lead of 49 over Bianca Theunissen in the co-driver's standings and just 43 up for grabs on the Secunda Rally on 29 November...
19 Oct: The Polokwane Motor Rally gallery has been loaded here
18 Oct: Congratulations to Leeroy Poulter and Elvene Coetzee on winning the 2014 SA Rally Championship. Elvene is the first woman co-driver's champion since Minota Van Bergen in 1970! Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy Lyle took S1600 title, Toyota wrapped up the Manufacturer's Championship and Wilro Dippenaar/Kesevan Naidoo the S2000 Challenge.
Poulter led from stage 2 and was never headed. Mark Cronje's challenge ended in stage 2, while Hergen Fekken faded from the picture in stage 7. Attrition was high with ten retirements on day 1, of which 8 returned under Superally rules for day 2 but they soon dropped like flies once again.
Hans Weijs and stand in co-driver Hans Van Goor gave Volkswagen Sasolracing a 2nd place finish with Wilro Dippenaar/kesevan Naidoo taking their first ever overall podium.
Final results are here
17 Oct: Our thoughts are with Bjorn Degandt who had to return home to be with his gravely ill father.
Get well soon Greg Godrich, who has suspected malaria - Pierre Arries stepped in to read the notes for Giniel de Villiers, literally at the last moment
14 Oct: Polokwane Motor Rally - Bulletin 1.1 to 1.6 have been posted here
13 Oct: The Polokwane Motor Rally entry list has been added here
9 Oct: The final round of the NRC has been confirmed to take placeon 21 and 22 November in and around Bela-Bela (Warmbaths). The mooted Soweto start may not happen
9 Oct: The Polokwane Motor Rally GPS points and spectator guide have been uploaded here
8 Oct: The Polokwane Motor Rally itinerary has been posted here
5 Oct: The IFS Coal Dust Rally gallery has been added here. There weren't many cars running by the end...Final results are here
2 Oct: The SARC points have been updated after Round 6 here
2 Oct: The IFS Coal Dust Rally entry list is here. It will be good to see Nicholas Ryan in action again...Who on earth is Luke Botha in a S2000 RunX?
29 Sept: The Polokwane Motor Rally (as opposed to a political rally) takes place on 17 and 18 October. The supplementary regs are available here
29 Sept: The IFS Coal Dust Rally, round 5 of the MSA Northern Regions Rally Championship takes places this Saturday (4 Oct) in the Ogies area. The revised itinerary and spectator guide are available here
25 Sept: The Toyota Cape Dealer Rally TV schedule is here
25 Sept: The IFS Coal Dust HMC Rally bulletin 1 and itinerary are available here
25 Sept: Arro is holding a Tarmac Rally on 31 Oct/1 Nov - regulations and entry forms are here
21 Sept: The Toyota Cape Dealer Rally gallery has been posted here
20 Sept: What a rally! Mark Cronje/Robin Houghton took off like a scalded cat and led until punctures dropped them back. Leeroy Poulter/Elvene Coetzee picked up the "ÿellow jersey"and led until the last km of the last stage when they spun. Giniel de Villiers/Greg Godrich had a magnificent fightback from all sorts of issues until just 1.9 seconds adrift before the final stage. Leeroy's spin sealed Giniel's first ever SARC victory.
In S1600, it was back to business as usual with Guy Botterill/Simon Vacy Lyle taking their fifth victory from six. Paul Franken/Henry Kohne and Chris Coertse/Mari van der Walt completed the podium. Final results are here
19 Sept: It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Andy Adendorf this morning. Andy was involved in rallying for many years and will be greatly missed.
17 Sept: Enzo Kuun will drive Japie van Niekerk's Fiesta on the Cape Rally
16 Sept: Cape Rally - wet and cold...as it is now illegal to post non SA Weather Bureau forecasts, have a look here for details...
14 Sept: The Toyota Cape Dealer Rally spectator guide is available here
10 Sept: The Toyota Cape Dealer Rally itinerary, maps, entry list and scrutineering times are here
26 Aug: The Toyota Cape Dealer Rally regulations are available here
26 Aug: The 5th round of the Northern Regions Rally Championship will take place on 4 October. The IFS Coal Dust Rally is organised by HMC. The supplementary regs and entry form are here
25 Aug: The latest SA Rally Championship points are available here
21 Aug: The Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally TV schedule has been added here. It premieres at 20h00 TONIGHT on SS8!
20 Aug: Kuluma TV's coverage of the Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally is ready to enjoy. Day 1 is here and Day 2 is here
20 Aug: The 5th round of the Northern Regions Rally Championship takes place on 4 October, run by HMC
17 Aug: The Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally gallery has been posted here
16 Aug: Leeroy Poulter/Elvene Coetzee increased their championship leas after winning the Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally to 27 points over Hergen Fekken/Carolyn Swan who ended 3rd. Japie van Niekerk/Gerhard Snyman claimed their best ever result with 2nd overall - Ford meat in the Toyota sandwich. Hans Weijs/Bjorn Degandt rolled out of 3rd place in stage 11. Henk Lategan/Barry White was the best Volkswagen team in 4th.
Chad van Beurden/Nico Swartz kept a cool head to take their maiden winin S1600 ahead of Ashley Haigh Smith/Damian Van As and Andrew Heine/Robbie Coetzee. Final results are available here
15 Aug: Leeroy Poulter/Elvene Coetzee led the Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally from the get-go, heading teammates Hergen Fekken/Carolyn Swan by 15 seconds. Hans Weijs/Bjorn Degandt (3rd) are 5 seconds back, and Japie van Niekerk/Gerhard Snyman(4th) a further 5 seconds in arrears. Mark Cronje/Robin Houghton (6th) had a broken gearbox changed and incurred 1:10 penalties.
In S1600, Chad van Beurden/Nico Swartz have led from the start, with 2nd place a fierce contest between Guy Botterill/Simon Vacy Lyle and Ernie van der Walt/James Aldridge. Saturday is going to be an awesome sporting contest.
Day results and day 2 restart list is here
9 Aug: The Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally spectaor maps are available here
6 Aug: Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally: the itinerary and entry list is available here
29 July: The SA Earthworks fleet of rally cars, comprising the S2000 Challenge Auris, Fiesta R2 and (A5) Yaris are for sale. Contact Nic van der Westhuizen for info (firstname.lastname@example.org)
28 July: Arro is holding a rallysprint at Bapsfontein this Saturday
23 July: The Imperial Toyota Cullinan Rally supplementary regs have been loaded here
21 July: The Volkswagen Rally video from Kulumatv.com is available. Day 1 is here and Day 2 is here
19 July: The National Rally Championship points have been updated here
16 July: The Volkswagen Rally broadcast schedule is here. By the way, the gallery is on Facebook
12 July: Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton dominated the Volkswagen Rally from start to finish, ending 1 1/2 minutes ahead of Leeroy Poulter/Elvene Coetzee who extend their overall championship lead. Hans Weijs/Bjorn Degandt ended 3rd and take second in the title chase, Gugu Zulu was the only other S2000 finisher.
Guy Botterill/Simon Vacy Lyle won their 4th S1600 after a stunning drive through the final gravel stage, a drive that saw Chad Van Beurden/Nico Swartz outgunned and finish 2nd - still a stunning performance. Ernie van der Walt/James Aldridge ended 3rd. Final results are here
8 July: Volkswagen Rally 2014 - the spectator guide (3.6MB), service guide and scrutineering list are all available here
7 July: The entry list, final instructions and itinerary for the Volkswagen Rally are available here
30 June: Ashley Haigh Smith/Damian van Ass took another Western Cape Regional Rally victory ahead of the VW Rally in ten days time. Nuwedam Rally final results are here
20 June: Andrew Heine has sold his Toyota Auris into Namibia, and is said to be building a VW Polo R2. In other news, Marko Himmel will miss the VW Rally next month as the team sorts their reliability issues.
20 June: The Hallspeed SCC ER gallery is here. Hergen Fekken/Carolyn Swan completed a successful test, as expected topping the time sheets on every stage. First regional car home was Chris Coertse/Elvene Coetzee, followed by the defending Northern Regions champion Tjart van der Walt/Nico Swartz. Final results are here
20 June: The Volkswagen Rally supplementary regs are available here
17 June: The SCC East Rand/Hallspeed Rally Spectator Guide is available here. The itinerary, final instructions, map of the stages are under "Rally Docs"
16 June: Documents for the 3rd round of the Arro/SA Earthworks Challenge are here
11 Jun: Rest in Peace,Jannie Kuun. A remembrance will be held at the Pretoria Botanical Gardens on 8 July from 15:00 to 17:00
5 Jun: The Namibian Bank Windhoek Azurite Rally and Western Cape Regional Championship Nuwedam Rally Regs and entry forms are available here
4 Jun: Please have your say on the new Poll regarding amalgamating the fractured Gauteng-based Regional Rally Championships. I would think it is better to have one series working together to grow the sport, and not two series that seem hell-bent on splitting competitors to the detriment of the sport. The "huge" prize funds cannot possibly be sustainable, and holding opposing events ON THE SAME day serves no one's interests. There's not enough marshals and other critical officials to service both events...
3 Jun: The 2014 Volkswagen Rally guide is available here
2 Jun: The story on the main page regarding the Jim Clark Rally in Scotland yesterday is a chilling reminder that motorsport in genera,l and rallying in particular, can be dangerous. I was witness to the near-collision of a colleague's partner in thick dust last weekend. She was standing on the 'safer' inside of a series of corners, yet a competitor, blinded in dust, turned too soon and nearly drove over her, the consequences of which don't bear thinking about.
Never take it for granted that you are 'safe'; stay alert, and sober. Just because it "hasn't happened", doesn't mean it can't...
2 Jun: The SCC ER Hallspeed Rally has slightly revised regs, which are loaded here, along with the entry form
1 Jun: The updated National Rally Championship points are available here
30 May: The 2nd round of the Northern regions Rally Championship takes place on 21 June. The SCC East Rand/Hallspeed Rally supplementary regs are available here.
The event will feature a DVD and one-pass recce, prize money, a Dakar bakkie and S2000 action - hopefully in the form of one or both Yarises taking part in a 'test'. All competitors and officials on the event will receive a free meal ticket
29 May: The PMC Gauteng Rally broadcast schedule is here. First showing TODAY at 8!
26 May: Don't forget to download your free Motorsport Monday here. The PMC Gauteng Rally shares space with a few minor motorsport events, like the Monaco GP, Indy 500...!
25 May: The PMC Gauteng Rally gallery is available here
24 May: Mark Cronje/Robin Houghton won the rally, but WHAT a fight for the rest of the podium! In the end, Henk Lategan/Barry White stood on the 2nd step, ahead of Hans Weijs/Bjorn Degandt. Wiro Dippenaar/Kes naidoo won S2000 Challenge and Guy Botterill/Simon Vacy Lyle took the S1600 honours. Final results are here
23 May: It was a short rally for the series leaders Leeroy Poulter/Elvene Coetzee, retiring in stage 2. Mark Cronje/Robin Houghton lead from Hergen Fekken/Carolyn Swan and Hans Weijs/Bjorn Degandt. Guy Botterill continues to run amok in S1600, well ahead of Ernie van der Walt/James Aldridge and Ashley Haigh Smith/Damian van As. Day 1 results are here, as well as the Day 2 restart list
20 May: The PMC Gauteng Rally spectator guide is available here. It is in two parts due to file size
20 May: You pay to go and watch rugby. You pay to go and watch cricket, soccer and to park at the mall. You pay to go to Zwartkops or Kyalami. The entry fee for the PMC Gauteng Rally is R100 per car of 4 people (and R30 for additional passengers in the vehicle: ie: 5th or 6th person in the same vehicle). The other option is to park outside the Rallystar facility and walk in at a cost of R30/person. Your payment is valid for both days of the event.
19 May: PMC Gauteng Rally: The entry list, scrutineering times and final instructions are available here
5 May: The PMC Rally, round three of the National Rally Championship, takes place in the heart of Gauteng on 23 and 24 May. The supplementary regs are available here
5 May: The Tzaneen Regional Rally takes place this Saturday in, well, Tzaneen. The road books, open sections book, service guide, start list and spectator guide are available here
24 Apr: The latest NRC seedings after the Sasol Rally have been added here
24 Apr: The latest Northern Regions seedings have been added here
24 Apr: The Arro/SA Earthworks R50k Challenge Rd 2 spectator guide and entry list have been added here
23 Apr: The entry form and supplementary regs for the Tzaneen Regional Rally are available here. Remember there's R1000 available to the first 15 competitors who enter and start stage 1
23 Apr: All the documents needed for the Bredasdorp Rally are available here
17 Apr: The latest NRC points are available here
16 Apr: The 2nd part of the Sasol Rally KulumaTV.com video is here
16 Apr: Planning for the Rallyesport Club’s Tzaneen Rally is at an advanced stage. The rally, to be run in the beautiful Tzaneen area on 10th May will go ahead as planned. The organising committee advises that the route has been reccied, the officials are in place and good progress is being achieved. Please stay up to date via this site as we approach day 0. Regs will be published next week and the organisers are expected to make a significant announcement at the same time, one which will have a benefit for competing teams. Get those entries in early!!
15 Apr: The regulations and entry forms for both the Bredasdorp Rally and SA Earthworks R50k Challenge second round are available here
15 Apr: The Sasol Rally TV Broadcast schedule is available here
14 Apr: Motorsport Monday's Sasol Rally coverage is in Issue 58 here
14 Apr: The KulumaTV.com Sasol Rally Day 1 video is available here. We had fun putting it together. Hope you enjoy it.
13 Apr: The Sasol Rally gallery has been posted here
12 Apr: Leeroy Poulter and Elvene Coetzee romped home to a comfortable Sasol Rally victory, followed by Enzo Kuun/Rikus Fourie and hergen Fekken/Carolyn Swan. Final results are here
10 Apr: Leeroy Poulter and Elvene Coetzee lead the Sasol Rally at the end of day one. Enzo Kuun/Rikus Fourie are second, ahead of Mark Cronje/Robin Houghton. Day 1 results are here
6 Apr: Sasol Rally birthdays (that we know of) includes Nick Theunissen and Kobus Roos on Friday, and Jackie Schreiber and the CoC himself, Willie du Plessis, as well as Matthew Vacy-Lyle on Saturday
5 Apr: 2014 Sasol Rally - competitors info, including scrutineering times, has been added here
2 Apr: 2014 Sasol Rally: the spectator guide is available here. It's a big file (as you would expect of the superb maps)
1 Apr: The Sasol Rally itinerary has been posted here
1 Apr: In lieu of our traditional April Fool story we through we would remind our readers of an April Fools story we posted a few years ago.....the story was that Hergen Fekken was moving to Toyota....prophetic words indeed.
30 Mar: 2014 Sasol Rally: the entry list has been posted, revealing Enzo Kuun and Rikus Fourie will campaign a Ford Fiesta S2000, the ex-Sebastiaan Klaasen car currently owned by Japie van Niekerk
27 Mar: The Sasol Rally entry list, due out tomorrow, is said to contain a surprise or two. We wonder what became of a certain wine farmer's machine?
27 Mar: The SCC East Rand Rally, due to be held this Saturday has had to be postponed. A new date will be announced in due course...
25 Mar: Documents for the Western Cape Rally Championship round, the Klipdale Rally, as well as the Walvis Bay Rally can be found here
19 Mar: The Tour Natal Rally TV broadcast starts 20th March. The full schedule is here. Watch the promo video
16 Mar: The Kulumatv.com videos from the Tour Natal Rally have been posted
Day 1: Day 2:
16 Mar: The 2014 Tour Natal Rally gallery is here
15 Mar: A dramatic start to the 2014 season: Leeroy Poulter/Elvene Coetzee win ahead of Hergen Fekken/Carolyn Swan and Hans Weijs/Bjorn Degant. Final results are here
14 Mar: Plenty of drama on the Tour Natal Rally...five competitors were out within 9km of the season's first stage. Day 1 results and the restart list are here
10 Mar: The Tour Natal promo video is here - watch it!
9 Mar: The Tour Natal final instructions and weather forecast have been added here. Travel safely - see you on the South Coast
9 Mar: Japie van Niekerk is again offering his VW Polo Vivo for sale due to a purchaser failing to conclude the deal. The car has fresh mechanicals and has been reduced in price to well below a S1600! Contact Japie on email@example.com for information.
8 Mar: The Tour Natal Spectator Guide is available here
4 Mar: Supplementary Regs and Entry Form for the 2014 Electrothread SCC East Rand Rally, round 1 of the MSA Northern Regions Rally Championship, are available here
4 Mar: The results and championship positions forround 1 of the Arro/SA Earthworks Rally are available here
03 Mar: The Entry List for the Tour Natal Rally confirms 4 Sasolracing VW Polo's with 11 times Austrian Rally Champion Raimund Baumschlager leading the list in a one-off outing. The entry list and itinerary are here
25 Feb: Rumours persist that there will be more than one European entry on the Tour Natal Rally...Jan Habig will miss the first round of the NRC under doctor's orders...
25 Feb: The Arro/SA Earthworks R50k Challenge revised regs, entry form and challenge entry have been posted here
20 Feb: 2014 Sasol Rally - the Supplementary Regs and Rally Guide are available for the 2nd round of the FIA African Rally Championship and the SA National Rally Championship
18 Feb: ARRO has to postpone Round 1 of the ARRO/SA Earthworks R50k Challenge scheduled for this Saturday the 22nd of February to the 1st of March, next week Saturday. Elements outside their control caused this postponement. ARRO wishes to assure all parties concerned that the postponement of the Rally had nothing to do with the Rally ,Organizers ,Promoters or Sponsors and that all the arrangements were in place to rally this weekend as scheduled. All the roads have been prepared and Route notes have too also already been written. They apologize for any inconvenience that may be experienced due to the untimely postponement. For queries please contact Cobus 0825663511
17 Feb :The Tour Natal Rally will be the first event of the NRC2 Challenge for 2014. With entries closing on Friday, 21st Feb, competitors need to move their planning up a gear or two. Or three!
16 Feb: SA Earthworks has announced their sponsorship of the Arro R50k Challenge which will be known as the Arro/SA Earthworks R50k Challenge.
13 Feb: 2014 Tour Natal Rally - the season is alive! Supplementary regs, maps and suggested accommodation has been posted here
12 Feb: The spectator guide for the first Arro/Autobar Rally is here
11 Feb: The funeral service for Callie van der Merwe will take place on Monday, 17 February at 11am at the AGS Church Wonderboom; 95 Marjoram St, Annlin, Pretoria.
Competitors attending are requested to wear their racing suits to form a guard on honour at the gravesite. This is the family's wish
10 Feb: Henry Dearlove is conducting a Safety Notes and navigation workshop for all ARRO competitors this Saturday, 15th February. It is aimed at novice navigators as well as those who would like a refresher course. Contact Henry Dearlove (Jnr) on 0734603683 or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Feb: There were no surprises at the Castrol Toyota Motorsport launch this evening. Hergen Fekken/Carolyn Swan and Leeroy Poulter/Elvene Coetzee in Castrol colours and Ginel de Villiers/Greg Godrich in Imperial colours. Oh, Leeroy is doing a full Cross Country Championship as well as the Rally Championship. Busy man...Images are here
7 Feb: We are deeply saddened to report that 2003 Northern Regions Rally Champion - and runner up in 2006 and 2007 - Callie van der Merwe passed away on 6th February. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family, friends, motorsport colleagues and legions of fans. RIP
6 Feb: SAHRA meeting on Mon 10th Feb @ Classic Cars 101 in Midrand, startring at 7pm to discuss 2014
27 Jan: The SAM Long Tom Hillclimb final results are here
27 Jan: The entry form and supplementary regs for the first Arro/Autobar event are here
23 Jan: Johnny Gemmell has confirmed to us his retirement from rallying, putting to rest the Ford rumours. Business comes first and he cannot afford the time...
23 Jan: The Registration form for the Arro/Autobar R50k Challenge is available here
22 Jan: Mackers Riverbend Cottages are offering accommodation specials for the Sasol Rally. Contact Michelle on email@example.com or log on to www.mackersriverbend.co.za
20 Jan: NRC - Robbie Coetzee is to navigate for Andrew Heine, Mari vd Walt (2013 Northern Regions co-driver's champion) is in the Electrothread Toyota Etios.
Hergen Fekken will be dressed in green and red, the VW driver line-up is due to be announced any day now...
Marco Himmell is in a VW Polo R2, as is Chad van Beurden, Thilo H will compete in a Polo S2000C...
19 Jan: Dakar News Day 13: Giniel de Villers has signed off his 2014 Dakar Rally with a stage win on the final stage of the event. He finishes the rally in 4th place overall. Thomas Rundle was 18th on the final stage and finished his first Dakar in 25th place. Leeroy Poulter completed the final stage in 12th position and finished the rally in 33rd position overall. Well done to all our South African Dakar competitors.
17 Jan: Dakar News Day 11: Giniel de Villiers finished 3rd on Stage 11 but has moved down to 5th place overall. Orlando Terranova won the stage and moved above de Villiers in the overall standings. Thomas Rundle had a bad day, the team stopped with a fuel pump problem after WP5 and had to wait for the assistance truck. They are now 26th overall. Leeroy Poulter finished the day's stage in 30th place and are 29th overall.
16 Jan: SAM Long Tom Hillclimb: the stage map and spectator info have been added
16 Jan: Dakar News Day 10: Giniel de Villiers is now in 4th place overall after finishing stage 10 in 4th place. Thomas Rundle was 21st on the stage and 22nd overall. Leeroy Poulter had another tough day, They broke the a steering arm on the Hilux after hitting some camel grass. They waited for the assistance truck and repaired the car but only arrived at the Bivovac at 1am (6am SA Time). They are however still in the race.
14 Jan: The SAM Long Tom Hillclimb Supplementary Regs and Entry Form are available. The event takes place next weekend, 25 and 26th January
14th Jan: Dakar News Day 8: Giniel de Villiers has maintained his 3rd place on this year's Dakar after finishing a frustrated 7th on the day's stage, de Villiers was stuck behind one of the Mini's for 150km on the stage losing 3 minutes. Thomas Rundle was 16th on the stage and has moved up to 17th overall. Leeroy Poulter had a better stage than yesterday and was 29th on the stage and are 28th overall.
13th Jan: Dakar News Day 7: Giniel de Villiers has moved up to 3rd overall. He was 8th on stage 7 but Orlando Terranova received a 15min penalty which moved Giniel up one place. Thomas Rundle was 15th on the stage and is currently 19th overall while Leeroy Poulter lost 3 hours yesterday with a steering problem and is currently 30th overall.
10th Jan: Dakar News Day 5: Giniel de Villiers in the Imperial Toyota Hilux had a good day finshing the stage in 2nd place and moving up to 4th overall. Thomas Rundle in the Barden Tyres Hilux was 35th on the stage and 22nd overall. Leeroy Poulter in the second Imperial Toyota Hilux was 37th on the stage and is currently 30th overall.
9th Jan: Dakar News Day 4: Giniel de Villiers is currently lying 6th overall after finishing 7th on stage 4. Leeroy Poulter is currently 29th overall after losing 4 hrs yesterday with a damper problem. Thomas Rundle is 20th overall after finishing 18th yesterday.
8th Jan: Dakar Flash: Leeroy Poulter has broken a shock after 50km. He had to wait for the assistance truck and has lost nearly 4 hrs.
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…