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MERZOUGA RALLY 2019

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)


This is one of the most unique events in the Cross-Country world of Rallying. It is the little brother to the Dakar rally, both being ASO events. However, it is a training and navigation rally and the ideal place to see if you are prepared for the Dakar. Competitors who participate usually get the “green light” for Dakar if they have proven themselves capable. It is the brainchild of Edo Mossi a mad passionate Italian who understands what the competitors need and want ...

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OFF-ROAD BIKES TO TACKLE CHALLENGING KOUE BOKKEVELD IN PURSUIT OF TITLES

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)



The Western Cape awaits competitors in the South African National Cross-Country Motorcycle and Quad Championship who will travel to the Koue Bokkeveld region where they will compete in the KB 400, the second round of the series that takes place on 4 May. With the first set of points on the scoreboard after the season opener in KwaZulu-Natal, the KB 400 will serve as the second chance ...

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WILLIAM WINS AGAIN

Posted on April 22, 2019 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)


What South African Enduro Championship Round 2 Report

Where Britz, Northwest Province

When Saturday 20 April 2019

Community South Africa National


Husqvarna on point in Britz


Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing enjoyed a strong second round of the 2019 South African National Enduro Championship when William Oosthuize...

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SOUTH AFRICA WELCOMES LANDMAN HOME

Posted on April 18, 2019 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)



This Saturday marks Kirsten Landman’s first race back on South African soil since the 2019 Merzouga Rally. In what was the most memorable moment of her career, Landman finished the Saharan stage race to qualify for the 2020 Dakar Rally.


“I can happily say after five stages and close to 1200km’s, I am officially (according to the ...

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WATCH OUT FOR WILLIAM OOSTHUIZEN!

Posted on April 18, 2019 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)



South Africa’s top racing talent will line up for a bar-to-bar battle on Saturday. The second round of the National Enduro Championship takes place at Piesangkloof 4x4 Trails, situated in the foothills on the Magaliesberg.


At a venue that is designed to test man and his machine, riders will be bracing themselves for a technical challenge. Piesangkloof&#...

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HUSQVARNA'S NORTHWEST CHALLENGE

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)




What South African Enduro Championship Round 2 Preview

Where Port Elizabeth

When Saturday 20 April 2019

Community South Africa National, Port Elizabeth


Enduro trio all set for Britz national


Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing heads to Britz in the Northwest Province for the Powersol Pie...

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MOTORCYCLING WORLD JOINS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

Posted on April 9, 2019 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)



From right - Tim Gajser, Lisa Leyland and Paul Malin supporting #WhiteCard in Pietramurata! © Youthstream


On Saturday 6 April, the sport’s world celebrates the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The International Motorcycling Federation (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) together with its FIM Motocross World Champions...

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LANCELOT BACK ON TOP AT ZWARTKOPS RACEWAY

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)



Lance Isaacs claimed his first national superbike race win in almost four years when he powered his Superbets Gaming Group BMW Motorrad S1000RR to victory in the opening heat of the second round of the 2019 SA SuperBike championship at Zwartkops on Saturday, 6 April. Not content with just one win, he repeated the feat in the second race.


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KTM'S ROSS BRANCH SECURES PODIUM FINISH AT PRESTIGIOUS MERZOUGA RALLY

Posted on April 8, 2019 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Ross Branch has done it again…


The rider fondly known as the ‘Kalahari Ferrari’ finished the 2019 Merzouga Rally in second place overall. This comes as a massive breakthrough for the 33-year old, who is fast making a name for himself in the world of Rally.


Branch has spent the past week racing in the heart of the Saha...

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THE RACE THAT JOSHUA MLIMI HAD BEEN WAITING FOR

Posted on April 5, 2019 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)



The second round of the National Motocross Championship brought the kind of results that Red Bull KTM’s Joshua Mlimi had been waiting for.


With a dream to take his place among the country’s best in this sport, Mlimi has been determined to shake off his ‘rookie status’ for the last two years. Despite the ups and downs tha...

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ZONE 7 - HUSQVARNAS ON FORM

Posted on April 5, 2019 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)


What SA National Motocross Round 2 Report

Where Zone 7, Cape Town

When Saturday 30 March 2019

Community South Africa National


Team gives Cape fans a day to remember


Q4 Fuels Husqvarna Racing left Cape Town's Zone 7 still in the lead of the TRP South African National 65cc and 500cc MX1 Motocross Championships afte...

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MALAN PULLS OFF THE NEAR-IMPOSSIBLE IN CAPE TOWN

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)




“In all my 40 years of racing – I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like this…” – Fred Fensham


The words of Husqvarna South Africa’s Brand Manager were repeated by every onlooker who witnessed the second round of the National Motocross Championship on Saturday. In a near-impos...

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SUPERBIKE BATTLE SET TO RESUME AT ZWARTKOPS

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)



After a thrilling opening round, the battle for the 2019 SA SuperBike and SuperSport 600 titles moves inland to Zwartkops Raceway where the second round of the championship takes place on Saturday, 6 April. Metzler has joined the series as the official tyre supplier, lending an added challenge as the riders strive to maximize their performance on the new...

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BECOMING THE FIRST AFRICAN WOMAN TO FINISH THE DAKAR RALLY

Posted on April 2, 2019 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)



Kirsten Landman has officially started the qualifying process for the 2020 Dakar Rally. With a dream to become the first African woman to finish the iconic event, Landman has flown to Morocco to race the Merzouga Rally. The event takes place from 1-5 April, and all Landman needs to do is finish if she wants to secure a ticket to the Dakar next year.


The 2...

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BINDER BROS TOP BUSY RACE WEEKEND

Posted on April 2, 2019 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (0)


What South Afrian Motorsport Weekend Wrap

When Sunday 31 April 2019

Community South Africa National


All your SA race weekend highlights home & away


South African motorsportsmen enjoyed another positive weekend home and away as international riders made the headline news, with Darryn Binder (KTM) delivering his bes...

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SOUTH AFRICANS SET OFF ON SAHARAN ADVENTURE WITH ULTIMATE RACE

Posted on April 2, 2019 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (0)



South Africa is about to send a select group of adventure-seekers into the heart of the Sahara Desert for the 2019 Merzouga Rally.


The iconic event will take place in Morocco from 31 March to 5 April. For almost a decade it has tested the endurance of elite competitors and served as a springboard for rookie riders. For many the Merzouga...

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SA MOTOCROSS THRILLS THE CAPE

Posted on April 2, 2019 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)


What SA National Motocross Round 2 Report

Where Zone 7, Cape Town

When Saturday 30 March 2019

Community South Africa National


Brilliant Zone 7 national MX action


A perfect late summer’s Cape Town Saturday greeted the second round 2019 TRP Distributors South African National Motocross Championship to the ...

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TRP NATIONAL MOTORCROSS ROUND 2 AT ZONE 7

Posted on April 2, 2019 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)



As expected Zone 7 proved to be once again one of the most challenging tracks on the National calendar, and that it would test both rider skills and fitness levels, as it started to rip up into an extremely tough but competitive play ground for all classes at Saturday's second round of the TRP National Motocross championships. It was awesome to see the trend of great pr...

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SOUTH AFRICAN MOTOCROSS STARS GET INTO THE ZONE

Posted on March 29, 2019 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)



South African motocross fans have been waiting in anticipation for the second round of the national series, which will be hosted by Cape Town’s renowned Zone 7 on Saturday.


On what is one of the country’s most highly rated tracks, a wide variety of skills will be tested with big jumps, sand, ruts and hard pack in store. After an extremely sand...

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