Toyota’s Poulter and Coetzee in pole position at halfway mark of S2000 Rally Championship
The eight-round SA Rally Championship reached the halfway mark with the Volkswagen Rally in the Eastern Cape on July 11 and 12 and, after 52 special stages and some 700 kilometres of high-speed action on mostly gravel and some tarmac surfaces in four provinces, there is a somewhat different look to the championship standings than has been the case in recent years.
Botterill and Vacy-Lyle retain stranglehold on S1600 Rally Championship
Guy Botterill and co-driver Simon Vacy-Lyle finished 10th and seventh respectively in the 2013 SA Rally Championship for S1600 two-wheel drive cars in a Yato Tools Toyota RunX, bedevilled by a season of setbacks that saw them fail to capitalise on a promising second place in the season-opening Tour Natal Rally.
Fourth successive podium for Castrol Team Toyota
It was a weekend of mixed results for Toyota Motorsport on the Volkswagen Rally, which took place in and around Port Elizabeth on 11 and 12 July, 2014. The event saw championship leader Leeroy Poulter and navigator Elvéne Coetzee extend their lead, thanks to a stunning second place finish, despite a tough start to their rally.
Volkswagen Sasolracing claim podium finish, Team and Manufacturer's Award at Volkswagen Rally
THE Volkswagen Sasolracing team completed a demanding Volkswagen Rally in the Eastern Cape on Saturday, finishing on the podium with Hans Weijs Jnr and Björn Degandt in their Volkswagen Sasolracing Polo S2000.
Four S1600 rally wins in a row for Botterill and Vacy-Lyle
Championship leaders Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle (Yato Tools Toyota Etios) scored their fourth consecutive victory in the SA National Rally Championship for two-wheel drive S1600 cars in Port Elizabeth on Saturday after winning 10 of the 15 special stages that made up the two-day VW Rally, halfway point of the eight-round championship.