Champion MINI - Devin Robertson - Picture by David Ledbitter

Signature Motorsport MINI John Cooper Works ready for tough title challenge

The Ferodo and Champion MINI John Cooper Works GTC2 race cars are ready to take the fight to rivals Volkswagen in their quest for championship honours.  With proven race winner Bradley Liebenberg back behind the wheel of his Ferodo-backed MINI and the 2017 Polo Cup champion Devin Robertson in the Champion-supported MINI, the GTC2 class will be a season long all-out battle at every round. In their debut season last year, Signature Motorsport claimed five race wins, 12 additional podium…

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series - Round 2 - Phakisa Freeway - 2018-03-10

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series – Round 2 – Phakisa Freeway – 2018-03-10

The second round of the 2018 Bridgestone Club Racing Series saw the championship round forming part of the Bridgestone BMW CCG Phakisa Track Weekend in Welkom. Over 35 cars made the trip to the Free State for the race day on Saturday, March 10 at the iconic Phakisa Freeway. Qualifying Saturday morning saw a new man topping the timesheets during the qualifying session in reigning Engen Polo Cup champion Devin Robertson (Big Boss Auto BMW E46 GTR). Julian Fameliaris (Afrivalve/Lube-Net…

Will Jonathan du Toit be able to get the better of Brett Garland? - Picture by Paul Bedford

autObarn SuperHatch heads for Zwartkops

Saturday, 17 March sees a large contingent of autObarn SuperHatch competitors head for Zwartkops Raceway, west of Pretoria for the second round of their 2018 championship. Around 30 competitors, spread across the three classes that make up the autObarn SuperHatch championship, are expected to line up on the grid at the St Patrick’s Day race meeting. As is to be expected after the opening round at Midvaal Raceway, there is no clear leader at the top of the overall standings…

Chris Dale and Roberto Joaquim are likely to resume their class B duel - Picture by Paul Bedford

St Patrick’s Day Challenge at Zwartkops

A number of drivers will be hoping that the luck of the Irish will be on their side when about 40 of them head for Zwartkops Raceway on St Patrick’s Day, Saturday 17 March, for the second round of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge.   At the season-opening event at Midvaal Raceway, both Stiaan Kriel (Pozidrive / Kalex Polo) and Roberto Joaquim (Cool Freeze / Auto Aircon Polo) had perfects starts to their seasons, winning both races in their respective…

Andrew Horne won both races - Picture by Paul Bedford

Perfect start for Horne

Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) got his attempt to regain the Investchem Formula Ford Kent Championship off to the ideal start when he won both races at the opening round of the 2018 series at Red Star Raceway on Saturday, 10 March. On both occasions, he was followed over the line by David Jermy (Lime Chilli Consulting van Diemen) with Alex Vos (Ecurie Zoo Swift) and Jeff Gable (Jacquet Racing van Diemen) sharing the third-place finishes.…