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Baja Poland: X-raid with four Mini All4 Racing - chase for World Cup continues. | 26.08.2014


Baja Poland: Overdrive Racing with five Toyota Hilux and Nasser Al Attiyah. | 26.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Mitsubishi´s Spinelli / Haddad the new leader in the cars. | 26.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Gonçalves wins SS2 in Bikes but Coma still overall leader. | 26.08.2014


Rallyraid: Kamaz Master legend Ilgizar Mardeev tragically died in an accident. | 26.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Honda´s Paulo Goncalves wins second stage in the bikes. | 26.08.2014


Rally dos Sertões: Second victory of Overdrive´s Varela/Gugelmin in stage 01. | 25.08.2014













































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Donaldson CC: Castrol Toyota spring Botswana Desert Race surprise.







The factory Castrol Toyota team on Friday got the result they wanted on the prologue to determine grid positions for this weekend’s "Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race", round four of the South African "Donaldson Cross Country Championship", but it came from an unlikely source.

The fastest time went to Leeroy Poulter and Elvéne Coetzee, members of the Castrol Toyota rally team, who were called in to bolster the regular factory combinations of reigning South African champions Duncan Vos and Rob Howie and Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy with all three crews out in Team Castrol Toyota Hilux entries. On a day when regular works crews Vos/Howie and Taylor Murphy had to take a back seat, Poulter and Coetzee stormed to a convincing win over two North West combinations.

The Castrol Toyota pair were 36 seconds ahead of Hugo de Bruyn and Henri Hugo, in the Micaren Exel Toyota Hilux, with Malcolm Kock and Johann Burger a further 22 seconds in arrears in the Kock and Sons Toyota Hilux. De Bruyn and Kock cut their racing teeth in conditions similar to those found on the Botswana classic and were perfectly at home in leading the privateer brigade.

"We were a little surprised to find ourselves in this position but we had a good run," said Coetzee who is the daughter of former two-time Desert Race winner Kassie Coetzee. "We had no problems but the race is not going to be as easy."

A third privateer team, Thomas Rundle and Juan Mohr in the Regent Racing Nissan Navara, were fourth after a solid run with the pair just six seconds ahead of Taylor and Murphy. The surprises, however, did not end with Poulter/Coetzee although, to be fair, the multi talented Poulter does have some previous cross country experience in Class E.

Sixth place went to Dakar Rally quad racing hero Sarel von Biljon, on his cross country debut, and Phillip Herselman in the Atlas Copco Toyota Hilux previously campaigned by Gary Bertholdt and Siegfried Rousseau. Von Biljon and Herselman were eight seconds adrift of Taylor/Murphy, but scored a point or two by coming in four seconds ahead of the experienced Bertholdt and Rousseau who are having their first outing in the new V8 powered Atlas Copco Nissan Navara.

A steady run took former South African champions Chris Visser and Japie Badenhorst, in the works Ford Racing Ranger, into eighth place ahead of Vos and Howie who ended a Toyota drought of more than a decade when they won last year’s race. There were six seconds between Visser/Badenhorst and Vos/Howie, with the top 10 completed by the RFS BMW X3 of Christiaan du Plooy and veteran former SA champion Hennie ter Stege, who has come out of retirement to stand in for Henk Janse van Vuuren whose wife is expecting a baby.

Former Desert Race winners Johan and Werner Horn, in the Malalane Toyota Land Cruiser, were the first of the Class D entrants. They were comfortably ahead of North West youngsters Jason Venter and Vincent van Allemann (Trysome Toyota Hilux) with former SA champions Jack and Sarel Oosthuizen (LMC Land Rover) in third place.

After a hiccup last time out when they suffered their first non finish it was business as usual for Dirk Putter and Koos Claasens, in a Ford Ranger, in Class E. The reigning SA champions had a sizeable advantage over Douglas Fear and Kurt de Villiers, in the Brytons Removals Toyota Hilux, with Force Fuel Toyota Hilux pair Luke Botha and Kevin Durston bouncing back from a roll on the last event to come in third.

The race starts tomorrow at 08:00 from the village of Kumakwane about 25 kilometers north-west of Gaborone. Race headquarters and the designated service park are also based in Kumakwane.

2013/06/22 | 11:59 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/FORTUNE











Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 19:14 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 18:57 | NEW




Baja Poland: X-raid with four Mini All4 Racing - chase for World Cup continues. | 26.08.2014 17:21 | NEW




Baja Poland: Overdrive Racing with five Toyota Hilux and Nasser Al Attiyah. | 26.08.2014 16:45 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Mitsubishi´s Spinelli / Haddad the new leader in the cars. | 26.08.2014 05:17 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Gonçalves wins SS2 in Bikes but Coma still overall leader. | 26.08.2014 05:02 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões PHOTOS: Nice impressions from the first days in Brazil (79) | 26.08.2014 04:53 | NEW




Baja Poland VIDEO: Official trailer of the Baja Poland FIA CC World Cup 2014 | 26.08.2014 04:32 | NEW




Donaldson CC: Test of character for the teams at South African Vryburg 450 | 26.08.2014 03:49 | NEW




Rallyraid: Kamaz Master legend Ilgizar Mardeev tragically died in an accident. | 26.08.2014 03:09 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results CARS & TRUCKS SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 02:30 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 01:59 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Driving onboard with Overdrive Toyota Hilux of Verala | 26.08.2014 01:46 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Honda´s Paulo Goncalves wins second stage in the bikes. | 26.08.2014 01:28 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment video of SS01 Sunday (crash) | 26.08.2014 00:56 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Equipe Mitsubishi Petrobras crews in the first stage | 26.08.2014 00:53 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Second victory of Overdrive´s Varela/Gugelmin in stage 01. | 25.08.2014 20:01 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall & daily CARS & TRUCKS SS01 on Sunday | 25.08.2014 00:04 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall & daily BIKES & QUADS SS01 on Sunday | 24.08.2014 23:32 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: HRC´s Rodrigues "Think that has been a good day for us". | 24.08.2014 22:57 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Marc Coma wins SS01 in front of Rodrigues and Goncalves. | 24.08.2014 21:43 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Onboard NWM Ford Ranger X-Rally Team prologue | 24.08.2014 21:32 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Goncalves, Azevedo and Coma fastest in bikes Saturday | 24.08.2014 21:27 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment video of the prologue Saturday | 24.08.2014 20:57 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team in the prologue Saturday | 24.08.2014 20:54 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Varela, Baumgart and Spinelli fastest cars in the prologue. | 24.08.2014 20:29 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Team Facco meeting rolled Cestari in the prologue | 23.08.2014 21:33 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall & daily CARS TRUCKS Prologue Saturday | 23.08.2014 21:16 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall & daily BIKES & QUADS Prologue Saturday | 23.08.2014 20:41 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: HRC Honda Paulo Goncalves fastest in the bikes prologue. | 23.08.2014 20:22 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões: Rally started with Press Conference - Prologue on Saturday. | 23.08.2014 18:03 | NEW




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Equipe Mitsubishi Petrobras - test Mitsubishi ASX | 22.08.2014 21:18 |




Rally dos Sertões: Team HRC back in action for the thrills of the Dos Sertoes | 22.08.2014 20:59 |




Verva Street Racing VIDEO: Official trailer for the unique Warsaw sport-event | 21.08.2014 20:41 |




Verva Street Racing: Carlos Sainz and Peugeot 2008 DKR premiere in Warsaw. | 21.08.2014 20:25 |




Rallyraid: The new Schlesser customer racer - 4x4 Mercedes instead of buggy. | 21.08.2014 18:32 |




Rally dos Sertões: Top brands and great beasts in bikes, quads and UTVs. | 21.08.2014 18:01 |




Carpathian Buggy Challenge: First Buggy-Challenge in Romanian mountains | 21.08.2014 17:33 |




TORC STC 2014: Crandon welcomes Popcorn Sutton´s Sportsman Challenge | 21.08.2014 16:57 |




TORC STC 2014: Fannin Motorsports suffers first ever DNF at RD8 in Crandon | 21.08.2014 16:20 |




















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