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Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014


Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014


Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014


Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Top 10 cars mixed after hardest stage - Spinelli still leader. | 28.08.2014













































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ABSA 2011: Production Vehicle Championship battle intensifies in South Africa.





With only 17,5 points separating the first seven crews, the Production Vehicle championship will increase in intensity over the final three rounds of the South African "Absa Off Road Championship".

A win on the recent Sun City 400 lifted former South African champion Duncan Vos and Rob Howie from seventh place to the top of the overall championship in the Team Castrol Toyota Hilux. But there are only 17,5 points between the Toyota factory crew and privateers Malcolm Kock and Johann Burger (Kock and Sons Toyota Hilux), who scored a maiden podium placing at Sun City, in seventh place.

In the overall championship Vos and Howie have a 5,5 point lead over Thomas Rundle and Juan Mohr ion the Barden Nissan Navara with the ever steady Terence Marsh and George Smalberger (Regent Racing Nissan Navara) another 5,5 points in arrears in third.

Sandwiched between Marsh/Smalberger and Kock/Burger are Mike Whitehouse/Mathew Carlson (Regent Racing Navara), reigning champions Chris Visser and Japie Badenhorst (Team Ford Ranger TDCi) and Anthony Taylor and Chris Birkin in the second factory Castrol Toyota Hilux.

Differences in points allocations for overall and class finishing positions paint a slightly different picture, although matters are just as close. Here Marsh/Smalberger lead Vos/Howie by a single point with Rundle/Mohr half a point further back.

Behind the first three 1,5 points also separate Whitehouse/Carlson, Taylor/Birkin and Kock/Burger. It adds up to fun and games over the last three races.

Jack and Sarel Oosthuizen maintained a 100 percent finish record at Sun City to stay in charge of the Class D championship. The Land Rover father and son pair now have a 30 point cushion over Sun City winners Louis Weichelt and Francis Boersma in the N1 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser.

After three non finishes in a row reigning champion Deon Venter and Ian Palmer (4x4 Mega World Toyota Hilux) finally added to their tally. They are third in the championship but now trail the Oosthuizens by 50 points.

Toyota Hilux crew Piet Kotze and Salomon Victor continue to lead Class E but with a reduced majority. They now lead Sun City 400 winners Diederik Hattingh and Kristo Bosman, the Transcor Toyota Hilux) by just three points.

Rookies Jason Venter and Vincent van Allerman (4x4 Mega World Toyota Hilux) are only half a point behind the Transcor pair in third place. Venter, the son of Deon Venter, and van Allerman have competed in only two events after making their national debut on the Toyota 1000 Desert Race.

The next race in the Absa Off Road Championship is the 4x4 Mega World 400 at Carnival City on September 9 and 10.

2011/08/06 | 17:21 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/FORTUNE












Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:24 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS05 on Thursday | 29.08.2014 03:24 |




Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014 02:40 |




Dakar Rally 2015: The real Odyssey before - or how to be at the Start in time. | 29.08.2014 02:40 |




Defender Challenge VIDEO: Impressions of the series by Bowler Rd 4 Wales | 29.08.2014 01:31 |




Defender Challenge VIDEO: Impressions of the series by Bowler Rd 4 Wales | 29.08.2014 01:31 |




Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014 01:27 |




Defender Challenge: Rd 5 of the series by Bowler takes place this weekend. | 29.08.2014 01:27 |




Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014 00:47 |




Rally dos Sertões: Honda HRC riders finished first part of the marathon stage. | 29.08.2014 00:47 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:10 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:10 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:08 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 17:08 |




Rally dos Sertões: Top 10 cars mixed after hardest stage - Spinelli still leader. | 28.08.2014 16:33 |




Rally dos Sertões: Top 10 cars mixed after hardest stage - Spinelli still leader. | 28.08.2014 16:33 |




Rally dos Sertões PHOTOS: Impressions from the Marathonrally in Brazil (77). | 28.08.2014 04:57 |




Rally dos Sertões PHOTOS: Impressions from the Marathonrally in Brazil (77). | 28.08.2014 04:57 |




Rally dos Sertões: Two X-Rally NWM Ford Ranger in good 2nd and 4th position. | 28.08.2014 04:48 |




Rally dos Sertões: Two X-Rally NWM Ford Ranger in good 2nd and 4th position. | 28.08.2014 04:48 |




Baja Poland: Poland to welcome 112 competitors in Baja Poland this weekend. | 28.08.2014 02:20 |




Baja Poland: Poland to welcome 112 competitors in Baja Poland this weekend. | 28.08.2014 02:20 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 01:56 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 01:56 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 00:44 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS04 Wednesday | 28.08.2014 00:44 |




Rally dos Sertões: KTM’s Marc Coma hangs on to overall lead in dos Sertoes. | 27.08.2014 23:48 |




Rally dos Sertões: KTM’s Marc Coma hangs on to overall lead in dos Sertoes. | 27.08.2014 23:48 |




Rally dos Sertões: Paulo Gonçalves clinches victory in SS04 - the longest stage. | 27.08.2014 23:32 |




Rally dos Sertões: Paulo Gonçalves clinches victory in SS04 - the longest stage. | 27.08.2014 23:32 |




Desafío Inca: German manufacturer battle - X-Raid Mini vs SAM Mercedes CC | 27.08.2014 19:26 |




Desafío Inca: German manufacturer battle - X-Raid Mini vs SAM Mercedes CC | 27.08.2014 19:26 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:33 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:29 |




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 18:29 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 17:55 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 17:55 |




















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