Day 1 #RallyOfSA Preliminary Results: After 7 tough stages Hergen Fekken leads the rally, overall, by 37.5 seconds over Manvir Baryan. Leroy Gomes is 3rd at 1:41.9. The story of the day has been the strength and pace of the R4 car in comparison to the R5 cars. Guy Botterill leads the R2Ns by 26 seconds after [...]
On Stage 6 Hergen Fekken made it 6 from 6, extending his overall lead by a further 4 seconds over Manvir Baryan. Guy Botterill posted the 3rd fastest time on the stage as Leroy Gomes faltered. Botterill now leads the R2N class by 28.2 seconds. Be sure to come watch the night racing action in [...]
The R4-Kit is a single FIA approved set of components and parts that can be fitted to several types of car, converting a production vehicle to a four-wheel drive 1.6 litre turbo rally car. The concept paves the way for potentially more cars and brands to compete on a regional and national level and, as [...]
Hergen Fekken took the win by just .1 of a second. He now leads Manvir Baryan by 23.8 seconds, with Leroy Gomes in 3rd at 1min 10.1. Guy Botterill leads the R2Ns by 26.3 seconds over Jono van Wyk, JJ Potgieter is 3rd at 1min 46.
Stage 4 results: Hergen Fekken continues his winning run, extending his overall lead to 22.7 seconds over Manvir Baryan. Leroy Gomes is 3rd at 57.2. Guy Botterill leads the R2Ns by 34 seconds over Jono van Wyk. JJ Potgieter is 3rd in the class.
On Stage 3 of the #RallyOfSA Hergen Fekken took his winning streak to 3 in a row. Manvir Baryan was 2nd, 2.2 seconds back. Guy Botterill was the fastest R2N car .9 of a second faster than Jono van Wyk. AC Potgieter meanwhile retired with suspension damage in Stage 2.
We're hearing from the course on Stage 2 that Rory Eland, in his Subaru, has become the first victim of the treacherous roads of the #RallyOfSA. He and co-driver Robbie Coetzee appear to be okay after the off.
On Stage 2 Hergen Fekken notched up another win, this time by 3.8 seconds over Manvir Baryan. Guy Botterill was once again the fastest R2N car, putting a further 8 seconds into Jono van Wyk & 11 into AC Potgieter. Hergen Fekken took the stage victory on the opening stage of the #RallyOfSA over Leroy [...]
Hergen Fekken took the stage victory on the opening stage of the #RallyOfSA over Leroy Gomes (2nd) & Manvir Baryan (3rd). Guy Botterill was the fastest R2, just under 30 seconds slower than the powerful 4 wheel drive R4.
CAPE OVERBERG GRAND PRIX The Cape Overberg Grand Prix, famous for its very fast gravel roads, kicked off the 2019 South African Rally Championship with a controlled win for Guy Botterill and Simon Vacy-Lyle, fresh from a win in the Zambia Rally Championship. The beautiful Overberg district marked a return to the Western Cape [...]