Zwartkops Raceway will see Quinton Needham’s final MotorMart VW Challenge appearance. Picture: Paul Blackburn

Final Challenge for Needham

Quinton Needham will be competing at the Zwartkops Raceway season finale of the 2018 MotorMart VW Challenge as privateer driver. Saturday, November 10 will also be his final campaign in the category prior to his move to the United States of America. On Monday, November 5, the MotorMart Racing Team announced that the season finale will see them implementing changes ahead of their 2019 campaign. With Needham’s move abroad, this saw him omitted from the team’s line-up, but he still…

Heinrich Sauer has established himself a professional photographer in powerboating and motorsport over the last decade - Picture by RacePics.co.za

Top Cape Town photographers join the RacePics.co.za Team

RacePics.co.za, one of South Africa’s leading motorsport media service providers is starting the 2018 events season with two new photographers included in their line-up. Cape Town based Heinrich Sauer and Jason Hanslo have both conducted work for the company during 2017. Their incorporation forms part of a strategic move to extend their service offerings to the Western Cape market. Since he founded the company in 2009, Editor and stalwart photographer Paul Blackburn developed his passion for motorsport photography into a…

Difficult conditions saw Johan Fourie’s exhibiting his talent behind the wheel of his EPS Courier Services BMW GTC at Zwartkops Raceway - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Fourie shows his class around a very wet Zwartkops

The ninth and final round of the 2017 Sasol GTC Championship provided the competitors with a host of trials and tests at Zwartkops Raceway on Saturday, November 25. Johan Fourie and the EPS Courier Services Racing Division team dealt with this successfully to record another podium finish prior to the off season starting. Friday’s dry practice sessions saw Fourie running a combination of used Dunlop tyres while conducting the final setup changes ahead of the business end of the weekend.…

Toby Venter could set the day’s quickest lap time in his factory entered Porsche 911GT2R - Picture by RacePics.co.za

Massive motorsport feast at Kyalami

The Kyalami Grand Prix circuit will host the penultimate round of this year’s Extreme Festival next Saturday (November 4), with 14 separate racing disciplines set to produce a massive motorsport extravaganza. The official top billing on the day’s programme will belong to the Sasol Global Touring Car contingent, with the category’s two national title chases still very much up for grabs. Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi A3) and Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) will lock horns for the overall title lead,…

Stiaan Kriel heading down the Midvaal Raceway main straight in his Spanjaard Limited Volkswagen Polo - Picture by Reynard Gelderblom

Strong performance sees Kriel taking second place at Midvaal

It was a successful maiden visit to Midvaal Raceway for Spanjaard Limited’s Stiaan Kriel who went home with an overall second place in the seventh round of 2017 VW Challenge Championship. The Saturday, October 14 race meeting saw Kriel compensating for his lack of circuit experience with his positive race craft to remain a menacing force at the front of the Class A pack. It didn’t take Kriel too long to get to grips with the circuit during Friday’s practice…