The regional Extreme Festival championship spectacle returned to the Phakisa Raceway between Welkom and Odendaalsrus in style on Saturday, with nine racing disciplines taking to the tarmac.
The first cross-season edition of the World Endurance Championship that started in May last year with the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, reaches its conclusion this weekend (15-16 June) with the 87th running of 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The day will finish with a full race simulation, where riders will get a chance to practice overtaking and race strategy.
Team principal Mattia Binotto confirmed the team’s foul up in an interview, saying: “Charles asked, from his cockpit, ‘should I go out, I think it’s a bit too marginal, we may be at risk’. “We replied ‘no. we’ve got the data’, and we believed it was good enough. It was not.”
This year, apart from the top D’Etat class, there was the well-supported D’Elegance category, where the emphasis was more on preparation and presentation than on 100% originality.
A return to South Africa is nothing new, but the financial implications are another story.

Sarel is back on track

One of the highlights of the race will be maestro Sarel van der Merwe’s return behind the wheel of a Ligier Honda sports prototype alongside fellow veteran Riaan Botma.

Motocross heads to Free State

The big-wheel 85cc Pro class has turned into something of an African championship with the current top contenders Uganda’s Stav Orland (KTM), Zimbabwe’s Daiyaan Manuel (KTM) and Swaziland’s Blake Young (KTM).

Dirty weekend for Berg 400

With teams in the SideXSide (SxS) category also competing for national championship titles, competition can be expected.

No stopping Silver Arrows

Without a doubt this is a team at the very top of its game in every aspect – design, development, innovation, operational expertise and strategy.

Zwartkops Raceway intends to wow fans this Saturday

Top billing on the day will belong to the races for SKF Pre-1966 Legend Saloon Cars, where the thundering V8s of Lee Thompson (Ford Galaxie), Hennie Groenewald (Ford Comet) and Jeffrey Kruger (Plymouth Baracuda) should fight for overall victories.

All new rally debuts in South America

The Korean giant has taken the lead in both the Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ championships.

Ferrari desperate to regain pre-season form on the same track

Many question the logic of pressurising Vettel with a young driver keen to prove his ability.

Red-hot Pepper spices race up

Tasmin overcame a difficult qualifying session in the wet to score points on her debut in the series that challenges 18 ladies in a field of identical Taatus Formula 3 race cars.

Moss-Masters duel resumes

The Hankook Formula Vee category has attracted no fewer than 22 entries, led by current national champion Jaco Schriks (Cubed Coatings Rhema).

Nash Motorsport is making racing accessible

It is fitted with two seats and six-point race harnesses, plus an adjustable pedal box and steering column.

South Africa’s pride takes on the world

Pepper and Aberdein both to showcase their ‘racing stripes’ in Germany.

Hotrod action heads for Richards Bay

The Richards Bay leg is always popular among competitors with most converging on the seaside city days before the weekend.

Baku tailor-made for an upset

Liberty’s attempts to reach a greater audience is focused on Eastern countries and the US, with bargain basement prices offered to potential new hosts.

Hennie holds on to reach finish line

They were towed in and nursed the bakkie for the rest of the event, setting the sixth quickest time on the event’s final special stage.

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