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South African motor racing prodigy Kelvin van der Linde was awarded the Driver of the Year award for the 2014 International Automobile Federation's (FIA) Young Driver Excellence Academy at a graduation ceremony at the Paul Ricard circuit in France on Friday.
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.
American Corben Sharrah rose to the occasion to win the grand final of the UCI BMX Supercross in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, while young French rider Manon Valentino confirmed her status as the hottest property in female BMX racing by completing a rare double in the women's division.
South African wheelchair racing superstar Ernst van Dyk's lofty status in the international Paralympic community was recently underlined when he was chosen as one of 11 Paralympic ambassadors by the International Paralympic Committee.
He's not yet 20 years of age, but South Africa's Adrian Zaugg showed he is ready for the big time when he won the A1 Grand Prix sprint race at Zandvoort, the Netherlands on Saturday with a brilliant display on his debut in the championship.
South African Paralympic wheelchair star Ernst van Dyk - five-time winner of the Boston Marathon, and the world record holder in the wheelchair marathon - was named World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability at the 2006 Laureus World Sports Awards in Barcelona on Monday.
South African powerboat racing legend Peter Lindenberg has a saying that he lives by: "There are no prizes for second place." In 22 years of powerboat racing he won the South African title on 15 occasions. There is no doubt that he would have won it even more times had he not also campaigned in the Formula One World Series.