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Rally Technic R4 Progress

Rally Technic R4 Project Progress


2020-01-24 National Rally Championship 2020 – Newsletter 1 The NRC Steering Committee would like to welcome all our Competitors, Officials, Partners, Suppliers, Families and Supporters to the National Rally Championship 2020. May it be a year to remember for all the right reasons! We are all aware of the challenges we have faced in motorsport [...]

COVID 19 Sees all Motorsport events Postponed

Dear Rally Competitors, Officials and Supporters, With the COVID-19 Pandemic having reached our shores, we are all aware of the crises at hand and the necessity to take all possible steps to prevent the uncontrolled spread of this highly contagious virus. We take note of the decisive steps taken by Government, SASCOC and MSA in [...]

Day 1 – Rally of South Africa

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 [...]

SS6 – 6 from 6

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 [...]

So what is R4 ?

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 [...]

SS 5 Hergen Fekken took the win by just .1 of a second

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.

SS4 Hergen Fekken continues his winning run

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.

SS3 AC Potgieter retired

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.

Rory Eland become the first victim

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.