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.
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 interview Tony Viana BMW 745i E23
This interview with Tony Viana was conducted by Roger McLeery around the end of 1986. The car is an E23 BMW 745i modified to take part in Wesbank Modifieds. As far as I know, this is not the same car the was used in the Group One category. (That car races in historic racing in SA from time to time. What happend to this Wesbank Modifieds car I do not know.) The South African BMW 745i used the M88 motor from the M1, using Bosch Electronic fuel injection. However, if memory serves me correct, this racing car used 3 Weber Sidedraught carbs. It produced about 350 kw. Driver Tony Viana unfortunately died from cancer around 1993. He has always been a hero of mine. Long may his memory survive.
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 Superboss models.
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.
SA SUPER TOURING EAST LONDON 1994 - RACE 1
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 1.
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, George Fouché
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.
Nissan SA Motorsport 1986
Hierdie video is 'n kort opsomming van Nissan Suid-Afrika se motorsport suksesse van 1986 - die glorie dae... Dit was die dae van Skyline's en Safari's, Hannes, Kassie en Hennie vd Linde, die dae toe Nissan nog op die grondpaaie en die baan oorheers het, al het manne soos Sarel vd Merwe en Ben Morgenrood hard probeer. Geniet!
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!