New Challenge and Cup series to make SA rallying more competitor and spectator-friendly in 2015

National championship special stage rallying is looking to be more competitor and spectator-friendly in 2015 with the introduction of a new Challenge and an entry-level Cup series.

Elation as Toyota Imperial finish on Dakar podium

 BUENOS AIRES- There was pure elation in Buenos Aires after the finish of Stage 13 - final stage of the 2015 Dakar - when South Africa's Giniel de Villiers and German navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz drove onto the podium to accept their trophies for second place overall. The pair finished 35:34 behind Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah (MINI), who claimed his second overall victory on the event.

One more day

ROSARIO- Stage 12, the penultimate stage of Dakar 2015, saw the race crews compete in a testing 298 km-long special, which took them from the riverside town of Termas Rio Hondo to the city of Rosario - and the very last bivouac of the race.

Solid stage for de Villiers

TERMAS DE RIO HONDO- Stage 11 of the 2015 Dakar was marked by yet another solid performance by the Toyota Imperial SA Dakar Team's 'mister consistency', Giniel de Villiers. Partnered by long-standing German navigator the Dakar veteran from Paarl posted the 3rd-fastest time on the stage, finishing just 39 seconds behind the stage winner and overall rally leader, Nasser Al-Attiyah. They remain in second place, 29:01 back from the lead.

Poulter / Howie impress

 SALTA- Another day on the Dakar, another crossing of the Andes... Stage 10 saw the crews move from the dustbowl of Calama in Chile, across the Andes and down to the lush forests of Salta in Argentina. Along the way they also competed in a testing, 358 km special stage - one that will remain etched in the memory of Leeroy Poulter and Rob Howie for a very long time.

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