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 KILLARNEY FINAL ERA 1994 - RACE 1
Final ever race meeting for the pre-V8 South African Modified Saloon Car
Championship @ Killarney , Cape Town 1994. Last SA outing for the ex-IMSA
factory Rothmans Audi Quattro's of Terry Moss & Chris Aberdein and the 26B
4-rotor Mazda MX6 of Ben Morgenrood - this is race 1.
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.
Group N Production Car Crash 1990
Group N Production car racing crashes for you from the 1990 season, full
season of the BARC Firestone series, and a few clips from two rounds of the
Esso series, which was BRDC ? Watching the Firestone series, you end up
wondering how Andy Middlehurst managed to keep a race license for a full
season, so much blatant "troll" driving to push other cars off that dare to
be ahead of him. The Esso clips are not from TV but from commercial
compilation videos, I put them here to give their proper context, and show
the various views from different tapes as none of the commercial tapes that
feature these clips did a proper job. More seasons to come.
SA SATCAR SUPERTOURING KILLARNEY 1993 - RACE 2
Race 2 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
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.