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Toyota Castrol Rally Team at NKOMAZI 450

CASTROL TEAM TOYOTA SET TO STEADY THE SHIP AT NKOMAZI 450 With the first two rounds of the Donaldson Cross-Country Championship behind them, Castrol Team Toyota turns its focus to the Nkomazi 450 which takes place on 16 and 17 May in vicinity of Malelane, Mpumalanga.

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Cross Country South Africa – RFS 450

A SLICE OF CROSS COUNTRY RACING HISTORY AT RFS 450 A slice of racing history will be made at the opening round of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship, the RFS 450, in Harrismith on February 28 and March 1.

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Ford Ranger’s South Africa Dream Debut

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The new Ford Ranger enjoyed an amazing debut at its first time out at round one of the Donaldson Cross Country Championship – the RFS 400 – held in Magaliesburg. The biggest win of the day went to Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable who scored a victory ahead of teammates Chris Visser and Japie Badenhorst […]

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RFS 400 South African Donaldson Cross Country Championship Photographs by Lionel Gafney

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The Rally Motorsport Season officially started on the 2nd of March 2013 in South Africa, when the guys took on each other at the Donaldson Cross Country Championship at the RFS Magalies 400 near Tarlton Krugersdorp Gauteng.

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Motorite Racing fields strong team in cross country championship

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Defending special vehicle champions Evan Hutchison and Danie Stassen and Motorite Racing team-mates Nick and Ryan Harper will be among the favourites for victory in the opening round of the Donaldson South African Cross Country Championship in Gauteng on March 1 and 2. The Motorite Racing team returns with the championship-winning class A BAT Venom […]

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Tartlton Magaliesburg South Africa Off Road Rally RFS 400 wide open

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SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORY WIDE OPEN ON RFS 400 Picking a winner in the Special Vehicle category on the RFS 400, opening round of The Donaldson Cross Country Championship in the Magaliesburg area on March 1 and 2 is a risky business. Included in the field are three South African champion crews – including the current […]

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Heinz Winkler Automotive Celebrity Challenge South Africa

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Veteran former South African champion Archie Rutherford won’t be short of in-car entertainment on the RFS 400, the opening round of The Donaldson Cross Country Championship, in the Magaliesburg on March 1 and 2. Singer and entertainer and former Idols winner Heinz Winckler will co-drive for Rutherford in the Imperial Automotive Racing Nissan Navara on […]

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Dakar 2013 Racers in the RFS 400 in South Africa

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Production Vehicle championship hopefuls – and there are plenty of them – will be aiming to get their seasons off to a fast start on the RFS 400, round one of The Donaldson Cross Country Championship, in the Magaliesburg area on March 1 and 2.

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Success first time out for Hutchison and Stassen – Magalies South Africa

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SUCCESS FIRST TIME OUT FOR HUTCHISON/STASSEN Tarlton, Friday – Former South African champion Evan Hutchison and Danie Stassen tasted success first time out in a new car when they won The Special Vehicle category on today’s Donaldson Prologue to determine start positions for the RFS Magalies 400, round one of the Absa Off Road Championship, […]

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Ford in control of RFS Magalies South Africa

FORD IN CONTROL OF RFS MAGALIES 400 Tarlton, Saturday – Ford were in control of the Production Vehicle category on the RFS Magalies 400, opening round of the Absa Off Road Championship, here today. After two of the three laps scheduled to make up the race, Team Ford Ranger factory crews were first and second. […]

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TOYOTAS 1st AND 3rd IN RFS MAGALIES 400 PROLOGUE

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Toyotas filled four of the first six places after day one of the RFS Magalies 400, opening round of the Absa Off Road Car Championship, near Magaliesburg today. Privateers Gary Bertholdt and Siegfried Rousseau (Atlas Copco Toyota Hilux) were quickest among the production vehicles, completing the 58 kilometre Donaldson prologue in a time of 41 […]

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Motorite Racing in fast start to off road season with new car

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Evan Hutchison and Danie Stassen gave the Motorite Racing team almost the perfect start to the 2012 Absa Off Road Car Championship when they won Friday’s 58 kilometre Donaldson prologue and finished a close second in the special vehicle category of the season-opening RFS Magalies 400 near Magaliesburg on Saturday. It was the two-time former […]

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RFS Magalies 200 – VICTORY FOR GOUVEIA AND SON

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SECOND VICTORY FOR GOUVEIA AND SON The Father and son combination of Tony and Michael Gouveia scored their second overall and class win in succession with victory on the RFS Magalies 200, round two of the Northern Region Off Road Championship, at Tarlton on Saturday. The event was run in conjunction with the opening round […]

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RFS Motorsport in strong start to off road season

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The two-car RFS Motorsport team of Christiaan du Plooy/Henk Janse van Vuuren and Hannes Grobler/Hennie ter Stege (RFS BMW X3) survived a tough opening round of the Absa Off Road Car Championship to finish a respectable fourth and sixth respectively in the production vehicle category of the RFS Magalies 400 near Magaliesburg on Saturday.

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Toyota Motorsport Anthony Taylor South Africa

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PROFILE: ANTHONY TAYLOR Anthony Taylor served his apprenticeship in motor sport car preparation under his father, Roger, a well known personality in both local and international motor racing. With an exposure to motor sport from an early age it was natural that he should develop an active interest in the sport both in terms of […]

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Toyota Motor Sport South Africa – Carolyn Swan

PROFILE: CAROLYN SWAN  Carolyn was born on September 14, 1969, and is the daughter of respected motor racing photographer, Roger Swan.  She was exposed to motor sport at a very early age and after years of watching racing with her father she entered sealed odometer rallies as a navigator in 1992. She graduated to national […]

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Toyota South Africa Motor Sport Chris Birkin

PROFILE: CHRIS BIRKIN Chris Birkin started his motor sport career in 1982 together with his brother Andrew by contesting regional rallies before graduating to national events. Between 1982 and 1992 the brothers won numerous regional championships and completed six Castrol Rallies. In 1994 Chris moved to the South African Off Road Championship in class E […]

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Toyota South Africa Motor Sport Duncan Vos

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PROFILE: DUNCAN VOS Duncan Vos was born in Barberton on the 30th November 1960. In his late teens he showed both a keen interest and the promise of real talent in motor sport. That talent translated into success when Vos was crowned as South African Formula GTI champion in 1993. Following this success he moved […]

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Toyota Motor Sport Elvene Coetzee

Elvéne Coetzee has rallying in her genes. The Coetzee name is engrained in South African rally history with Elvéne’s father a driver of note in the 70s and 80s. Elvéne in fact lists her most memorable rally as the 2008 Belfast Rally as navigator for her father. She began her rally career in regional championship […]

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Toyota South Africa – Motorsport Glynn Hall

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PROFILE: GLYN HALL Glyn Hall’s motor sport career started in the UK after he joined Chrysler UK as a student apprentice in 1975.  He progressed through many departments in the company during his training, but it was the competitions department headed up by Des O’Dell (who was on the design team for the iconic Ford […]

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Toyota South Africa Motorsport Johnny Gemmell

PROFILE: Johnny Gemmell Johnny Gemmell was born in Kenya and grew up in Australia before settling in South Africa with his parents. He operates a plant hire business together with his family based on the East Rand. Like many talented motor sportsmen Johnny Gemmell started his career in karting, but unlike most he opted to […]

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South Africa Motorsport: Atlas COPCO Team Taste Victory on RFS Magalies 400

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Tarlton, Saturday – The Special Vehicle category turned into a race of firsts for the Atlas  Copco crew of Johan van Staden and Mike Lawrenson at the RFS Magalies 400, round one of the Absa Off Road Championship, which ended here today. It was a maiden Class A victory for both van Staden and Lawrenson […]

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ABSA RFS Magalies 400 – ONE – TWO TRIUMPH FOR FORD ON RFS MAGALIES 400

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Tarlton, Saturday – Ford Racing scored a stunning double in the Production Vehicle category at the RFS Magalies 400, round one of the Absa Off Road Championship, which ended here today. Former South African champions Chris Visser and Japie Badenhorst scored a comfortable victory ahead of team-mates Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable with both crews […]

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A tough day at the office for Toyota motorsport in RFS Magalies 400 off road race

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Motor sport is a great leveller and there are days when there is more rough to take than smooth.  Saturday was one of those days for Toyota Motorsport, with the Castrol Team Toyota Hilux double cabs of Duncan Vos/Rob Howie and Anthony Taylor/Chris Birkin finishing fifth and 10th respectively in the production vehicle category of […]

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