South African Stannic Group N race at Kyalami for Class A and B production cars. This race took place near the end of the initial manufacturer-backed era and included the quickest ever South Africa-only production Opel Kadetts and 2.7 litre BMW 325iS Evo cars. Tony Viana lead the BMW attack in the 2.7 litre BMW 325iS Evolution II, while Mike Briggs headed up the Opel attack in the 2 litre Opel Kadett 16V Superboss. As usual the battle between them saw each driver extracting the absolute maximum from themselves and their cars.
Opel Kadett Superboss vs. BMW 325iS with Chris Harris
British journalist and YouTube sensation Chris Harris drive and discuss the
legendary locally-developed Opel Kadettt 2,0 GSI 16V S, aka "The Superboss"
and its rival, BMW's 325iS, both of which captured the imaginations of
aficionados and fans of Group N circuit racing in the early Nineties. They
drive the racing versions of both cars and the video includes NEVER SEEN
BEFORE AMATEUR FOOTAGE of a pitlane disagreement between BMW and Opel
protagonists, the late Tony Viana and Mike Briggs, from the period. Then
Chris and Deon take two well-kept examples of the limited-edition Superboss
and 325iS to a twisty road to see how they compare with modern hot hatches
and sporty coupes. Watch Harris's reaction to the roadgoing Superboss or
see more about it here:
SA WESBANK MODIFIED RACING KYALAMI 1986
The big guns of the South African Wesbank Modified Touring Car series do
battle at Kyalami in 1986. As usual, the battle for the lead between the
three main Class A contenders, Tony Viana (BMW 745i), Willie Hepburn (Ford
Sierra XR8 V8, 'The Animal') and Ben Morgenrood (Mazda RX7) sees a no holds
barred display of on the limit racing.
Onboard Kyalami Audi S4 GTO Terry Moss 1993
Onboard laps with Terry Moss round Kyalami in South Africa. During the 1993
Wesbank Modifieds Championship. The car is the Rothmans sponsored Audi S4
GTO, based on the 1989 Audi 90 IMSA GTO.
SA GROUP 1 RACING KYALAMI 1985
1985 Group 1 (similar to the then European and Australian Group A series)
race at Kyalami. At this event, the Ford Sierra XR8's of Serge Damseaux and
John Gibb were unbeatable, but that didn't deter Tony Viana from delivering
his typical inspired performance behind the wheel of the Winfield BMW 745i,
the only other Class T car. The Alfa Romeo Class U challenge, headed by
Nico Bianco in the SA-only Alfa GTV 3 litre, didn't shape at all for this
race, held amidst a season of high controversy off the track.
SA WESBANK MODIFIED RACING KYALAMI 1987
Lots of action from a race in 1987, the last year of the original Kyalami
circuit, provided by the Wesbank Modified Touring Cars with Tony Viana in
the iconic Winfield BMW M5, Willie Hepburn in the Ford Sierra XR8 V8 ('The
Animal") and Ben Morgenrood in the Mazda RX7 as always providing the
excitement at the head of the field.
SA SATCAR SUPERTOURING EAST LONDON 1994 - RACE 2
The dramatic championship-deciding round of the 1994 South African Stannic
Super Touring Championship at the East London Grand Prix Circuit, which saw
Mike Briggs (Opel Astra) and Shaun van der Linde (BMW) fight it out for the
title in a race of changing fortunes. This is race 2.
Sprint Car Racing - South African Style
This is one of the races held in Pretoria in 2011 with the South Africans
competing against the Americans. These circuits are shorter than the
American counterparts and provide spectacular racing and thrills. Watch of
the driver in the black number 5 car starting from the back kick some ass.
No guts, no Glory!!!
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1994 Kyalami International Super Touring Challenge Race
Many international drivers joined the South African drivers at the end of
the 1994 Super Touring season at Kyalami.
Entry List: http://www.supertouringregister.com/series/168/
Drivers include: Michael Briggs, John Cleland, Grant McCleery, Anthony
Reid, Shaun van der Linde, Joachim Winkelhock, Alex Burgstaller, Deon
Joubert, Ivan Capelli, Nic de Waal, Serge Damseaux, Will Hoy, Hannes
Grobler, Tiff Needell, Jeff Allam, Farouk Dangor, Julian Bailey, Mike
White, Marco dos Santos, Ian Khan, Anthony Taylor, James Weaver, Paul
Radisich, Sarel van der Merwe, Kelvin Burt, Ben Morgenrood, Hilton Cowie,
1992 Wesbank Modifieds Killarney - Hans Stuck S4 GTO Debut Win
1992 Wesbank Modified Championship at Killarney.
Cape Town, South Africa
The debut of the Audi S4 GTO, driven by Hans-Joachim Stuck.
The S4 GTO was developed by Audi Sport South Africa for the South African
Championship. The car was based on the 1989 Audi 90 IMSA GTO and also used
the same turbocharged 20 valve 5
CAR Performance Shootout 2013 feat. Deon Joubert and Chris Harris
It's Shootout time again and this year we've got a few special treats for
View the highlights of CAR magazine's hot hatch brawl, the cover feature of
our January 2013 Performance Issue. CAR track test ace Deon Joubert and
renowned British motoring journalist Chris Harris help the CAR team sort
the wild from the mild in a track and on-road shootout featuring most of
South Africa's most potent compact performance cars. The line-up comprises
the new Opel Astra OPC and Ford Focus ST, BMW M135i, RenaultSport Megane
and Clio Red Bull Editions, Toyota 86 and Subaru BR-Z coupes, a Volkswagen
Golf 6 GTI Edition 35, Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV, Audi A1 Sportback S-line
and Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari. There's also a retrospective on the BMW
325iS and Opel Kadett Superboss, a pair of homologation specials that that
had an epic on-track rivalry in the Early Nineties... Have those cars stood
the test of time? The January issue is on sale now, and comes with a free
pack of "Icons" trump cards.
* The annual CAR Shootout video series is brought to you in association
with Liqui Moly.
SA SATCAR SUPERTOURING KILLARNEY 1993 - RACE 1
Race 1 of the South African Stannic Super Touring Championship event at
Killarney , Cape Town in August 1993. At this early stage of SA
Supertouring racing , these cars were running with the Stannic Group N
Class A cars - the 2.7 litre BMW 325iS Evo and 2.0 litre 16V Opel Kadett