Pepper and Kriel share Zwartkops spoils

Iain Pepper (Campos Transport / Husqvarna Polo) and Stiaan Kriel (Spanjaard Polo) shared the class A wins at the fourth round of the 2017 VW Challenge championship held at Zwartkops Raceway on 17 June. Defending champion Nic Clarke (Pozi Drive Polo) made no mistake in taking both class B wins while Rory Atkinson (Pozi Drive Polo) and Wouter Roos (Strata Mining Polo) claimed a class C victory each. In the late morning qualifying session Pepper emerged as the quickest of the class A runners, … [Read more...]

Zwartkops presents the next challenge

After a trip down to East London for their annual “away race”, the VW Challenge competitors return to the Highveld for the fourth round of the 2017 championship. Zwartkops Raceway, west of Pretoria, will host over 30 cars as they battle for supremacy and championship points on Saturday, 17 June. Heading to East London, Stiaan Kriel had won every class A race in 2017. That changed in the Eastern Cape, but the Spanjaard Polo driver has moved to the top of the overall championship log after a … [Read more...]

Down to the wire for Comsol VW Challenge

The Comsol VW Challenge drivers make their way to Zwartkops for the ninth and final round of the 2016 championship on Saturday, 26 November. With the overall and all three class titles still to be decided, hard racing is on the cards. Darren Nathan (Sextrader Polo) and Nic Clarke (Central Technical Services Polo) are locked in a titanic struggle for the overall and class B victories. Out of the 15 races held this season the pair have shared 14 wins between them, Adrian Wood (Laserfische … [Read more...]

Bulls and Cheetahs face off in Zimbabwe

Blue Bulls

The Bulls on Monday announced that they will play the Cheetahs in a pre-season friendly in Zimbabwe on February 6 next year. The Pretoria franchise also announced their squad ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season. The match in Zimbabwe will be preceded by a training camp at Victoria Falls from January 29. At present, the Bulls are hard at work at their Loftus Versfeld base in preparation for the new season. They start their 2016 Super Rugby campaign away to the Stormers in Cape Town … [Read more...]

Bulls Super Rugby 2016 squad named

Blue Bulls

Pretoria - The Bulls are hard at work in preparation for the 2016 Super Rugby season, with some new faces among the regular squad members. Prop Lizo Gqoboka, who joined from the Kings, has settled in well amongst his team-mates and is working hard with the rest of the Super Rugby squad assembled in Pretoria. Another Kings recruit, wing Luther Obi, will join the squad on Wednesday as the Bulls step up preparations at Loftus Versfeld for next year's extended Super competition. A number of … [Read more...]

The Battle for a Seat

Pretoria – Having given lymph node cancer a bloody nose, South African rower Lawrence Brittain is embroiled in a battle for a seat at the World Rowing Championships in France at the end of August. “I am quite quickly getting back to where I was but I still have a month or two to get back to where I was but it is happening quicker than I initially thought,” Brittain said on Tuesday. After five months of treatment Brittain gained 16 kilograms and since February he had made steady progress to … [Read more...]

Capital Classic kicks off new national series

More than 3 000 road cyclists are expected to turn out for the inaugural Bestmed Capital Classic in Centurion, which kicks off the road component of the Bestmed National Cycling Series on Sunday, May 17. Starting at SuperSport Park, the classic is the first of six road and seven mountain bike events that will from part of the new series. Organisers of the 100km road race said they believed it had the potential to become the Jacaranda City’s largest – and safest – mass participation cycling … [Read more...]

Botha and van der Merwe return

Pretoria - Springboks Flip van der Merwe and Arno Botha have returned to full training following a pectoral and hamstring injury respectively and will be considered for the Bulls Super Rugby match against the Reds at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday. They will join the likes of Jan Serfontein and Handre Pollard, who missed last weekend's clash against the Lions. However, lock Victor Matfield has been ruled out for at least three weeks with a knee ailment. Jesse Kriel (ribs), Burger Odendaal … [Read more...]

Supersport to go all out

Pretoria - Following their crucial win over Maritzburg, SuperSport United goalkeeper Ronwen Williams said his team-mates are no longer concerned about the performances they could display on the field of play but they will be all out to get the required results at the end of each game they will play. Matsatsantsa defeated the struggling Team of Choice 1-0 at the Harry Gwala stadium on Saturday courtesy of Jeremy Brockie's first half strike. The Port Elizabeth born shot-stopper cited that … [Read more...]

VW Challenge Heads for Zwartkops for Round Two

Zwartkops Raceway, west of Pretoria, will host the VW Challenge competitors when they take to the track for the second round of the 2015 championship on Saturday, 21 March. After the opening round at Midvaal a month ago the championship log has some unfamiliar names at the top. Series newcomer Nic Clarke (Central Technical Services Polo) had a great start to his VW Challenge career, taking pole position in class B before going on to win both heats. Equal on points with Clarke at the top of … [Read more...]