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KAWASAKI RETURNS TO CROSS COUNTRY RACING

Kawasaki South Africa returns to the South African National Cross Country Motorcycle Championship in 2021 following a lengthy sabbatical. Pepson Plastics Kawasaki Motul Racing will enter a full nine-machine team in this year’s championship. "We...
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Dakar or bust!

OK, OK then, maybe we don’t have to be quite so dramatic, but this certainly is news worth sharing. Our very own ladies podium finisher at Dakar 2019, Kirsten Landman, is planning another assault...

Victory for Kevin Benavides and Honda at the 2021 Dakar Rally

The final stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally delivered the outright race win to Monster Energy Honda Team. Kevin Benavides claimed the triumph after twelve gruelling stages. Ricky Brabec accompanied him on the podium...

A Sad Ending To A Great Dakar Rally For Ross Branch

Stage nine of the 2021 Dakar Rally was a loop stage beginning in, and returning to, Neom, on the sandy shore of the Red Sea. After a few kilometres riding over smooth sand, the...

Ross Branch Safely Through Dakar Rally Stage Eight

Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Ross Branch has safely finished stage eight of the 2021 Dakar Rally–leg two of the event’s marathon stage. Completing yet another physically and mentally challenging stage, earning 11th respectively,...

A Stroke Of Bad Luck On Dakar Stage Seven For Ross Branch

Stage seven of the 2021 Dakar Rally formed leg one of the rally’s two-day marathon stage. Competitors set off from Ha’il following the event’s rest day and successfully reached the city of Sakaka where...

Highly Positive Dakar Stage Six For Ross Branch

Stage six of the 2021 Dakar Rally proved to be a highly positive one for the Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team with Ross Branch narrowly missing out on taking a maiden stage win. Claiming...

Ross Branch Continues Positive 2021 Dakar Rally Campaign

Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Ross Branch was the ninth fastest rider on stage five of the Dakar Rally, comfortably maintaining his top 10 ranking in the provisional overall classification. Frustratingly, for the team’s...

Another Fourth Place Finish For Ross Branch On Dakar Rally Stage Four

Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team’s Ross Branch has charged to an impressive fourth-place finish on stage four of the 2021 Dakar Rally. Continuing with his strong start to the 43rd edition of the race,...

Ross Branch Fourth Fastest On Dakar Rally Stage Two

Whilst most people spend their December holidays relaxing and continuing to fight through the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dakar rally continues. Yes, the extreme off-road race continues as the Dakar convoy heads from Bisha all...

DUROW AND TREY COX JOIN RED BULL KTM

Bringing a fresh sense of excitement to the team is new recruit Cameron Durow, who will be racing in the prestigious MX2 Class. Having just turned 18 years old, Durow is a rider bristling...

Brad Binder concludes 2020 MotoGP season with Rookie of the Year title

Although crashing out in the Grande Prémio MEO de Portugal MotoGP race on the weekend, Red Bull KTM rider, Brad Binder has managed to hold onto enough championship points (87pts) to beat fellow contender, Alex Marques (74pts), to...

MOTORSPORT SENSATION SWANEPOEL TAKES TOP HONOURS

South African motorsport sensation Brett Swanepoel has been crowned the 2020 National Enduro Champion. The rider put on an eye-catching performance at the season finale in Creighton, KwaZulu-Natal, this weekend where he stormed to...

Odendaal Joins Evan Bros Yamaha for 2021 WorldSSP Campaign

After another title-winning FIM Supersport World Championship season, Evan Bros Yamaha WorldSSP Supported Team have signed promising South African rider Steven Odendaal for their 2021 championship charge. Odendaal joins the Evan Bros Yamaha outfit after...

Yamaha Riders Dominate in Creighton, National Enduro

14 November 2020 saw Round 4 of the MSA South African National Enduro take place in Creighton, Kwazulu Natal. Yamaha had three National titles on the line with Dylan Cox, Lloyd Kirk and Bruce...

Valencia GP: Morbidelli wins the battle, Mir wins the war

Riders returned to the tight and curvy Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia this weekend, for the fifth and final back-to-back race of this year's MotoGP season. With a commanding lead heading into the season's...

Victory and defeat at the Valencia GP

This weekend’s GP saw riders, including Valentino Rossi (back from self-quarantine), return to Spain for the 13th round of the MotoGP calendar. But before riders hit the tar on the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, a...

Becoming 33 – the Brad Binder documentary

2020 has been an interesting year, to put it mildly. But one of this year's silver linings has been watching our local hero, Brad Binder, make his mark on this year's MotoGP season. From...

POSTPONED: 2020 Motul Roof of Africa

Following consultations this week with representatives of the Lesotho Government and the Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission (LSRC), Live Lesotho has been advised that Lesotho will remain in a level 3 lockdown indefinitely. This...

DOUBLE VICTORY FOR RED BULL KTM

The country’s 2020 National Motocross champions were crowned in Bloemfontein this weekend. The series came to a close with an exciting double-header round where Red Bull KTM’s Tristan Purdon took top honours in the...

Teruel GP: Expect the Unexpected

The Gran Premio Liqui Moly de Teruel (named after the province) saw riders return to MotorLand Aragón for the 11th round of the MotoGP calendar. The weekend was ushered in by sunshine and warmer...

BROTHER LEADER TREAD KTM TAKES CROSS COUNTRY CROWN

Brother Leader Tread KTM’s Bradley Cox and Charan Moore have officially been crowned 2020 National Cross Country champions. The riders received top honours in KwaZulu-Natal this weekend as the series ended with an exciting...

SWANEPOEL BACK ON TOP

This weekend marked the moment that Brett Swanepoel had been waiting for. In an unforgettable season finale, the Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing star reinstated himself as the country’s leading Cross Country racer. Having spent the...

The Three Musketeers at the Aragon GP

The tenth round of the MotoGP calendar brought riders back to Spain, for the latest back-to-back episode of the 2020 season and the fourth Spanish round this year. MotorLand Aragón is one of my...

The Motul Roof of Africa 2020 is On!

Live Lesotho has announced that the 2020 Motul Roof of Africa will be going ahead as planned. While the coronavirus pandemic will necessitate some changes to the way the event is staged, riders can...

The Writing on the Wall at the French Grand Prix

This past weekend gave us the ninth round of the 2020 MotoGP calendar, and the 33rd FIM World Championship race at the historic Le Mans circuit. The gloomy grey clouds above the French track...

GOOSEN STEALS THE THUNDER

The Cannabis Energy South African National Motocross Championship exploded back into action with a double header round 2 and 3 at Thunder Valley in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday and Sunday. It proved a thrilling weekend...

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya: The Title Twister

Just four points separated the top four riders heading into Barcelona, for round nine of the MotoGP World Championship. With the Championship so tight and with four possible title chasers in the mix, there's...

DOUBLE VICTORY FOR PEPSON PLASTICS HUSQVARNA RACING

As riders returned to the National Enduro Championship under Covid-19 regulations, this weekend Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing completely stole the show. Both Brett Swanepoel and Matthew Green stormed to victory in the E2 and...

Return to Misano: how unpredictable can it get?

The seventh round of the MotoGP calendar brought us back to Misano, for the Gran Premio TISSOT dell' Emilia Romagna e della Riviera di Rimini. (Try saying that five times fast.) The double-header took...

BROTHER LEADER TREAD KTM’S COETZEE SNATCHES CROSS COUNTRY GLORY

This weekend marked the highly anticipated return to racing for South Africa’s motorsport stars. The second round of the National Cross Country Championship was hosted by Gauteng's local racing series, GXCC Racing, and took...

KING KENNY BACK ON TOP

Pepson Plastics Husqvarna Racing’s Kenny Gilbert stormed to victory this weekend as the National Cross Country Championship returned under Covid-19 regulations. It was a momentous win for Gilbert, who stepped onto the top step...

San Marino MotoGP: Six Races, Five Winners

Electrifying, dramatic and utterly mental—this is the 2020 MotoGP World Championship. Choosing your favourite rider for the weekend has never been so difficult. And boy, if you got used to that 93 percent chance...

STYRIAN GP: THE AUSTRIAN DOMINATION

The fifth round of the MotoGP calendar brought us back to Austria’s beautiful, but menacing, Red Bull Ring. This weekend’s Styrian GP also marked a magnificent milestone in Grand Prix racing history: the 900th...

Sunday Rider: Brad Binder Charges to 4th at a Chaotic Austrian GP

High speeds, rapid acceleration and hard braking—this is the Red Bull Ring, the scene for round four of the MotoGP World Championship. Less-than-stellar weather provided unpredictable conditions for both practice and qualifying this weekend. But...

Brad Binder and KTM Taste Rookie Victory at the Czech MotoGP

Brad Binder certainly drew attention to himself in the first two rounds of the MotoGP World Championship, by showing us skilful race-craft, good sportsmanship and blistering lap times. Heading into Brno yesterday with three...

Return to Jerez: Survival of the fittest at the Andalucía GP

A return to Jerez this past weekend was a chance for many riders to hit the restart button and get their 300 HP missiles dialed in for round two of the 2020 MotoGP Championship....

Brad Binder starts off his freshman year with a banger

Dry eyes, goosebumps and heart palpitations were just some of the symptoms experience by us Binder fans, come Sunday. We could only but imagine how the freshman felt as soon as that HJC helmet...

RedBull KTM announces their 2021 power duo

With confusion in the air not knowing who was going where, we as fellow South African MotoGP nuts can now be relieved of this stress. Brad Binder retains his full factory ride alongside a...

Ducati South Africa appoints a new General Manager

World of Motorcycles, importers of Ducati into South Africa, called for a gathering of the motorcycle media clans on Monday the 15th June, to make an announcement about changes to the status quo at...

The Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 is Here, and Selling Fast

Triumph have only built 1,530 units of their ultra-desirable Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition; 765 for the US, and 765 for the rest of the world. Only six of these R279,000 thoroughbreds have just...

BROTHER LEADER TREAD KTM SIGNS CHARAN MOORE

Despite the current times, KTM South Africa remains committed to believing in the best possible outcome and sharing positive news. It comes with great excitement, then, to announce that rising Cross Country rider Charan Moore...

Race Report Emerald Fire Winterberg National Enduro Round 2: Port Elizabeth

Saturday, the 14th March saw the Proudly Bidvest bLU cRU Yamaha team take on round two of the MSA National Enduro Championship this time round in the windy city of Port Elizabeth. Tragically Trevor Kirk,...

Seller back on track at Zwartkops

With a new sponsor, NGK Spark Plugs, onboard the SA Superbike Series supported by Bridgestone made its way to Zwartkops Raceway for the second round of the 2020 championship on 13 and 14 March....

The Kalahari Ferrari gets his just reward!

Ross Branch won the second stage of this years Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia and made an emphatic statement that was impossible to ignore. Despite suffering a separated shoulder in a big off, he...

Steven Odendaal debuts in WorldSSP in Phillip Island

After two seasons in the Moto2 World Championship, the former European Moto2 Champion joined forces with the legendary team Ten Kate Racing, Yamaha, for the 2020 World Supersport campaign. Following a successful test in...

BRAD BINDER FINISHES MOTOGP PRE-SEASON PREP ON A HIGH NOTE

The lights are excitingly hovering on red for KTM’s fourth MotoGP in the immediate wake of the second and final pre-season test at the Losail International Circuit. Brad Binder was the fastest KTM RC16...

PURDON IN HOT PURSUIT OF MX1 CHAMPIONSHIP

The Red Bull KTM motocross star left onlookers in awe as he went 1-1 to snatch MX1 victory at the opening round of the season in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. On a track notorious...

Team South Africa Wins the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy

The seventh edition of the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy has just wrapped in New Zealand, and Team South Africa has come out on top. That makes it a hat trick for our home...

MOTOCROSS THRILLS THE BAY

The 2020 MSA South African National Motocross Championship powered by Cannabis Energy and TRP Distributors kicked off in quite literal flying style at a scorching hot, sandy and spectacular Rover near Port Elizabeth on...

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