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Donaldson CC: Ford, Toyota and BMW on top at Toyota Dealer 450 prologue




The Atlas Copco Ford Racing pair of Manfred Schroder and Japie Badenhorst got their weekend off to the perfect start when they took pole position in the Production Vehicle category for the "Toyota Dealer 450", round two of the South African "Donaldson Cross Country championship" on Friday afternoon.

Schroder and Badenhorst came home a minute and 38 seconds ahead of reigning South African champions Anthony Taylor and Dennis Murphy (Team Castrol Toyota Hilux), to win the qualifying race to determine grid positions. For the second event in a row Schroder, a former Class D and Class E national champion, is standing in for former South African champion Chris Visser who is still recovering from neck surgery.

"It was a tough route but we had a clean run," said Badenhorst. "The race is going to be hard work, but for us it was the perfect start."

Schroder, a Ford stalwart, and Badenhorst produced a workmanlike performance to finish third on the season opening RFS 450 in Harrismith. Prior to the Harrismith outing Schroder had never driven one of the premier Class T vehicles in anger, and again proved there is no substitute for experience. "We again made a few mistakes," said Taylor, "but the car was good. Hopefully we can keep the momentum from the first race going."

It was not a happy afternoon, however, for Leeroy Poulter and Rob Howie in the second of the factory Castrol Toyota Hilux entries. A broken ball joint saw them classified as non finishers, and they will start tomorrow’s race from the back of the grid.

The final podium place and first in Class S went to Rustenburg crew Willem Vos and Werner Weiss, in the Vossie BMW X3, in their first outing of the season. To describe it as a shock, however, would be a disservice to the crew who rounded off last year with a win on the Atlas Copco Gold 400.

Vos and Weiss were comfortably ahead of young crew Jason Venter and Vince van Allemann (4x4 Mega World Toyota Hilux) and a podium finish in Class T again underlined their great potential. Venter and van Allemann, however, were under pressure from former circuit racer Hennie de Klerk and Johann Smalberger (RFS BMW X3) with only eight seconds separating the two crews.

The second factory Atlas Copco Ford Ranger of Gary Bertholdt and Siegfried Rousseau were a disappointing sixth ahead of Mpumalanga brothers Johan and Werner Horn in the Malalane Toyota Hilux. The Horns, like Venter/van Allemann, are newcomers to Class T.

The Horns had just over a minute in hand over Jurgen Schroder and Michael Abramson (Regent Racing Nissan Navara), who in turn had a one minute and 23 second cushion over Luke Botha and the highly experienced Andre Vermeulen in the Ford Fuel Toyota Hilux. It was a result that saw Botha and Vermeulen into second place in Class S.

Kobus van Tonder and son-in-law Freddie Kriel, who were the RFS 450 surprise package in the Uni Freight Ford Ranger, completed the top 10. Only 14 seconds separated Botha/Vermeulen and the Uni Freight pair.

Archie Rutherford and Gerhard Schutte (Regent Racing Nissan Navara) were third in Class S ahead of Louw de Bruin and Riaan Greyling in the Ruwacon Racing Ford Ranger. Class S is for vehicles of up to four litres with solid axle rear suspension, with Class T for cars above four litres with independent or solid axle rear suspension.

It was a good day for the Vos family with Dana, son of Willem, and Koos Visser (Vossie Toyota Hilux) winning Class D. Douglas Fear and Kurt de Villiers (Brytons Removals Toyota Hilux) took the honours in Class E. Race headquarters, the start/finish and the designated service point (DSP) are all located at the Weston Agricultural College on the outskirts of Mooi River. Public access to these areas and spectator points along the route is free of charge.

The race, which starts at 8:30, will be run over two loops with a compulsory 15 minute halt at the DSP after the first lap.

2014/04/04 | 21:35 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/CHARMAINE FORTUNE











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 |




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: 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 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: 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: 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 |




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: 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 |




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 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: Both Ford Rangers reached top speeds above 175 km/h. | 27.08.2014 17:07 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Onboard with X-Rally Ford Ranger Baumgart / Cincea | 27.08.2014 16:35 |




Rally dos Sertões: Stagewin for Toyota´s Varela in S3 but Spinelli still leader. | 27.08.2014 16:19 |




Rally dos Sertões: Goncalves - "Hope to ride hard without making mistakes" | 27.08.2014 16:00 |




Rally dos Sertões: Marc Coma wins again in Bikes and remains the leadership. | 27.08.2014 15:35 |




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




















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