New Africa Developments Rally Team counts down to the 2014 season
2013 was a year full of highlights for the NAD rally team. “We switched over to a left hand drive Ford Fiesta and we have not looked back” says van Niekerk. The car proved itself during the SA Rally championship and topping 2013 off with a magnificent win at the Total Tara Rally in November 2013. Snyman comments: “Our run was flawless and built a good base for 2014”.
YOUNG GUNS GATHER TO DO BATTLE IN SA RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
National championship rallying continues to attract new young blood to the not-so-gentle art of special stage gravel road racing and the 2014 title chase in the two-wheel drive S1600 class is shaping up to be as tight-fought and absorbing as it was last year.
Clint Weston/Christoff Snyders return to defend their title in 2014
Clint Weston and Christoff Snyders pulled off the seemingly impossible in 2013. Clint came from track racing and was able to win a rally championship, which naysayers deem HIGHLY unlikely, and Christoff Snyders became only the second person in SA to win a rally championship as a driver and then as a navigator. On the back of their success, Clint and Christoff have decided to prove 2013 wasn’t a fluke, by attempting to retain the S1600 title in their Citroen C2R2 MAX.
Champions seek hat-trick of victories in Tour Natal Rally
The traditional opening round of the 2014 South African Rally National Championship, the Tour Natal Rally in KwaZulu-Natal, takes place on March 14 and 15 and sees defending champions Mark Cronje and Robin Houghton (S2000 Ford Dealer Team Fiesta) seeking a third successive national title and a hat-trick of victories in one of the oldest and most popular events in the country.
Exciting Line-Up for Volkswagen Sasolracing Rally Team in 2014
The start of the 2014 national rally season in South Africa is a month away. There are eight rounds of competition, with the first event taking place in KwaZulu-Natal. The Volkswagen Sasolracing team will field three cars in the S2000 category, the top class of national rallying.