Paul Bedford

KTM Motorsport confirms Tech3 tie-up from 2019

KTM Motorsport has confirmed that they will be joining forces with the Tech3 team in MotoGP from the beginning of the 2019 season. KTM Motorsport Director Pit Beirer said, “We are very happy to join forces with Tech3 in MotoGP from 2019. The team has many years of experience and achieved a lot of great results in this championship. Their professional structure will make us even stronger. Having four KTM RC16 on the grid is also another big step for us, both for the development of our MotoGP bike and expanding KTM’s structure in the paddock. From the Red...

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Venter gets his title defence underway at Red Star

Dean Venter (TEU Southern Africa Swift) will be joined by about a dozen rivals when he gets the defence of his Investchem Formula Ford Regional Championship underway at Red Star Raceway on Saturday, 10 March 2018. Venter, who secured the 2017 title at the final round at Kyalami back in early December, will certainly not have things all his own way at the Mpumalanga circuit. Andrew Horne (Xena Chemicals / Budd Power van Diemen) is likely to be one of his fiercest rivals. The multiple former champion switched from the Royale that had served him so well to a...

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Stephen finally gets a win

Starting from the front row of the reverse grid in race 2 alongside Michael van Rooyen (RSC BMW), defending champion Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi) took a couple of laps to move into the lead, but once he did, he was never challenged on his way to his first GTC victory of the 2017 season. Mathew Hodges (Volkswagen Motorsport Jetta) and Simon Moss (Engen Xtreme Audi) completed the podium. First race winner Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) had to start form the back of the grid and slowly worked his way through the rest of the field to start the...

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Bonafede continues his winning ways

Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) claimed his third win this season, and preserved his 100% record, when he took a comfortable win in the opening GTC race at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit earlier today. Simon Moss (Engen Xtreme Audi) finished in second with Johan Fourie (EPS Courier Services BMW) completing the podium. Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi) was the early leader closely followed by Bonafede with a small gap back to Moss who led a five-car fight for third. With Moss doing all he could to keep Fourie and the rest of the chasing pack behind him, Stephen and...

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Stephen on pole at Kyalami

After a disappointing outing at the opening round of the 2017 Sasol GTC championship in Cape Town last month, Michael Stephen (Engen Xtreme Audi A3) bounced back in when he took pole position for the opening race of round 2 at Kyalami earlier this morning. The defending champion was almost three-quarters of a second quicker than round 1 double race winner Gennaro Bonafede (Sasol BMW) with Mathew Hodges (Volkswagen Motorsport Jetta) in third despite a spin through the fast kink at turn 15. Johan Fourie (EPS Courier Services BMW) just managed to pip Robert Wolk (Sasol BMW) for fourth...

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