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CD Anderson South Africans like living life in the fast lane, and the country boasts a long tradition of professional motor racing, on both two...
Teenage South African motor racing prodigy Kelvin van der Linde combined with Germany's Rene Rast to finish 10th and second in a Prosperia C. Abt Audi R8 in the two one-hour races that made up the fourth round of the ADAC GT Masters at the Red Bull Ring in Austria at the weekend.
Kelvin van der Linde, the hottest South African property in motor racing after convincingly winning the international Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Championship in Europe in 2013, will take his burgeoning career to the next level with a full-time drive in this year's ADAC GT Masters Championship.
The Top Gear Festival takes place in Durban in June, and among the attractions for motorsport lovers will be cars covering nine decades of racing, courtesy of the Franschhoek Motor Museum, which is marking the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Teenager Kelvin van der Linde flew the South African flag high at the opening round of the international Volkswagen Scirocco-R Cup at Hockenheim in Germany on Saturday with an impressive fourth place on his first visit to the historic German circuit.
Switzerland's Neel Jani scored his third win of the A1GP season in an incident-filled feature race in Durban on Sunday. The race ended behind the safety car after an accident involving South Africa's Adrian Zaugg brought out the red flag with five minutes to go - with Zaugg running a hard-earned sixth after starting from 15th on the grid.
Team Germany scored its sixth consecutive win in round eight of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, with back-to-back wins in the sprint and feature races at Durban's street circuit on Sunday.
About 100 000 fans lined the 3.2-kilometre A1 Grand Prix Durban street circuit on Sunday to witness a riveting sprint and grand prix race, with ex-Formula One driver Jos Verstappen of the Netherlands turning in a fine performance to take the honours in the feature event.
South African motorsport entered a new era this month with the launch of the A1 Grand Prix South African team. President Thabo Mbeki attended the launch and first track test at Kyalami in Johannesburg, unveiling the new car in its South African livery.
The world of high-performance motor racing, long dominated by the largely European-based Formula One, is set to be revolutionised by the establishment of A1 Grand Prix. South Africa is heavily involved in the exciting new competition, and will host an event in the inaugural six-race World Cup of Motorsport.