South Africa goes R2 rallying
- 1st December 2016, 1:18am
After 11 years of successful championship rallying in which their premier formula was Super 2000, the 2017 South African series will be based on two-wheel drive R2 cars.
The final S2000 event was the Hallspeed Rally in Brokhorstspruit, which was won by Luke Botha in a Fiesta S2000.
Turbocharged R5 cars were never admitted into South African championship rallying and new generation R2T cars will likewise not be admitted.
In a complete change for a country traditionally famous for long distance rallying, the 2017 South African series will restrict the lengths of events, for cost-cutting reasons.
- Martin Holmes
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