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Breslau Poland: Rally on standby by Military because of actual political situation. | 18.07.2014


Breslau Poland: Rally on standby by Military because of actual political situation. | 18.07.2014


Breslau Poland: The truck-legends are back - scrutineering - Ford Ranger. | 12.07.2014


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Breslau Poland PHOTOS: First Impressions of the Scrutineering in Recz (60). | 12.07.2014


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Donaldson CC: Castrol Toyota faces new off-road challenge in KwaZulu






Defending production vehicle champions Duncan Vos and Rob Howie (class SP Castrol Team Toyota Hilux) are in an unfamiliar sixth place in the point standings after the first two rounds of the "Donaldson South African Cross Country Championship" and find themselves under some pressure this weekend (May 17 and 18) to repeat the form that saw them win three rounds and finish second in two on their way to the 2012 title.

The championship’s return to the Eston area of KwaZulu-Natal after an absence of some years for the popular "Sugarbelt 400", now known as the "Toyota Dealer Sugarbelt 400", will see both Vos and Howie and team-mates Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy, currently fifth in the championship in the second Castrol Toyota Hilux, in serious mode as they attempt to win their first event of the new season and improve their championship positions.

Team principal Glyn Hall acknowledged that the team was under a lot of pressure to get it right in this third round of the eight-event championship. “We’ve had the pace in the first two rounds – the "RFS Magalies 400" in North West Province in March and the Nkomazi 400 in Mpumalanga in April – but we have struggled to achieve clean runs in the all-important Friday prologue.”

“Securing a good grid position for Saturday’s race is critical to a good result and both of our crews will be doing their best to achieve this in KZN. We’ve completed some useful testing between rounds and both drivers are happy with their vehicles after having a good opportunity to try them out. “We need to score a lot of points this weekend to get us up to the sharp end of the championship,” said Hall.

Taylor, who was runner-up in last year’s championship, and new co-driver Murphy have 23 points from a fifth and a sixth and are 21 points behind current log leaders Chris Visser and Japie Badenhorst (Ford Ranger), two points off third place.

“It hasn’t been the start to the season that I was hoping for,” admitted Taylor. “Things haven’t really gone our way in the prologue, where we’re usually very strong, so we’ll be concentrating on rectifying this. We have an added incentive to do well in our own event.” Vos agreed with his team-mate that they had the vehicle and the technical support, but had been let down by poor Friday results.

“Robbie and I are really motivated for this race,” said Vos. “Although we only have 21 points from a 10th and a third, there is still a long way to go and we’ll be giving it all we’ve got in the remaining five rounds, starting with this weekend’s race. We have a strong, fast vehicle in the Toyota Hilux and the backing of the best team in the business, so don’t count us out just yet.”

The Toyota Dealer Sugarbelt 400 will be based at the Beaumont Eston Farmers Club, not far from Toyota’s Prospecton vehicle assembly plant, and will consist of a 60-kilometre prologue on Friday (May 17), starting at 12:30, and two laps of a figure of eight race route, starting at 08:30 on Saturday and consisting of a 75-kilometre west loop and a 90-kilometre east loop.

There will be a compulsory 15-minute halfway stop at the designated service park (DSP) at the Beaumont Eston Farmers Club, which is also the site of the start and finish.

2013/05/15 | 02:05 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/TOYOTA











Breslau Poland: Rally on standby by Military because of actual political situation. | 18.07.2014 09:56 |




Breslau Poland: Rally on standby by Military because of actual political situation. | 18.07.2014 09:56 |




Breslau Poland RESULTS: Daily results after SS01 Recz / Recz roundcourse | 13.07.2014 23:38 |




Breslau Poland RESULTS: Daily results after SS01 Recz / Recz roundcourse | 13.07.2014 23:38 |




Breslau Poland: The truck-legends are back - scrutineering - Ford Ranger. | 12.07.2014 15:17 |




Breslau Poland: The truck-legends are back - scrutineering - Ford Ranger. | 12.07.2014 15:17 |




Breslau Poland PHOTOS: First Impressions of the Scrutineering in Recz (60). | 12.07.2014 14:29 |




Breslau Poland PHOTOS: First Impressions of the Scrutineering in Recz (60). | 12.07.2014 14:29 |




Africa Eco Race: End of preferential rates - review rally presentations Europe. | 04.07.2014 15:44 |




Africa Eco Race: End of preferential rates - review rally presentations Europe. | 04.07.2014 15:44 |




Rally Raid VIDEO: Special tuned and loud Nissan Patrol RB25DET from Bulgaria | 04.07.2014 15:14 |




Rally Raid VIDEO: Special tuned and loud Nissan Patrol RB25DET from Bulgaria | 04.07.2014 15:14 |




Red Bull Romaniacs: The most diversified Extreme Enduro track ever in 2014 | 04.07.2014 14:24 |




Red Bull Romaniacs: The most diversified Extreme Enduro track ever in 2014 | 04.07.2014 14:24 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Carlos Sousa switch from Great Wall to Mitsubishi Petrobras. | 04.07.2014 11:21 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Carlos Sousa switch from Great Wall to Mitsubishi Petrobras. | 04.07.2014 11:21 |




Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Summary of Dutch competitors in Germany in June | 04.07.2014 10:37 |




Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Summary of Dutch competitors in Germany in June | 04.07.2014 10:37 |




TORC 2014: Douglas continues to run up front - finishes Third in Round 7 | 04.07.2014 10:17 |




TORC 2014: Douglas continues to run up front - finishes Third in Round 7 | 04.07.2014 10:17 |




Hungarian Baja: 2014 is promising a big challenge for 11th edition in Hungary. | 03.07.2014 22:28 |




Hungarian Baja: 2014 is promising a big challenge for 11th edition in Hungary. | 03.07.2014 22:28 |




TORC 2014: Barlow Motorsports - All four cars had various levels of success | 03.07.2014 22:22 |




TORC 2014: Barlow Motorsports - All four cars had various levels of success | 03.07.2014 22:22 |




Dakar Rally 2015 VIDEO: The all-new Peugeot 2008 DKR buggy - first preview | 03.07.2014 19:08 |




Dakar Rally 2015 VIDEO: The all-new Peugeot 2008 DKR buggy - first preview | 03.07.2014 19:08 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Peugeot 2008 DKR - first test, new detailed technical data. | 03.07.2014 18:48 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Peugeot 2008 DKR - first test, new detailed technical data. | 03.07.2014 18:48 |




Donaldson CC: The African sands deliver their verdict in the Dakar Challenge | 03.07.2014 18:18 |




Donaldson CC: The African sands deliver their verdict in the Dakar Challenge | 03.07.2014 18:18 |




TORC 2014: Team Kleiman Off Road Racing - "Big House Brawl" Race Report | 03.07.2014 18:11 |




TORC 2014: Team Kleiman Off Road Racing - "Big House Brawl" Race Report | 03.07.2014 18:11 |




TORC 2014: Ross Hoek gets first PRO-4x4 Podium - third place in round 8 | 03.07.2014 17:55 |




TORC 2014: Ross Hoek gets first PRO-4x4 Podium - third place in round 8 | 03.07.2014 17:55 |




Donaldson CC VIDEO: Impressions Toyota Team Kalahari Botswana Desert race | 03.07.2014 17:48 |




Donaldson CC VIDEO: Impressions Toyota Team Kalahari Botswana Desert race | 03.07.2014 17:48 |




Donaldson CC: Rhide SA´s Brian Baragtwanath wins Quads Dakar Challenge | 03.07.2014 17:38 |




Donaldson CC: Rhide SA´s Brian Baragtwanath wins Quads Dakar Challenge | 03.07.2014 17:38 |




Donaldson CC: Bertholdt / Rousseau win free entry for the Dakar Rally 2015. | 03.07.2014 17:17 |




Donaldson CC: Bertholdt / Rousseau win free entry for the Dakar Rally 2015. | 03.07.2014 17:17 |




















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