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2017-11-01 Last event of the year. SAM 100 Rally 2017.Regional Rally 18 November 2017 Six stages oo gravel. Delmas area.Rally distance 87 km. Rally HQ,Service Park and Prize giving at JJ Potgieter Boerdery. Comms to be done on 145,525 simplex. 1x Control,5 mobile stations and 3 fieldstations will be in action.
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2017-07-24 Next National Rally: Electrothread Rally Location: Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng Dates: 18 and 19 August Watch this space for more information!
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2017-05-072017 SECUNDA RALLY 19- 20 May 2017 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1. Introduction This rally will be run in compliance with the General Competition Rules and the Standing Supplementary Regulations, and Appendices, of Motorsport South Africa and these Supplementary Regulations. Modifications, amendments and/or changes to these Supplementary Regulations will be announced only by numbered and dated bulletins, issued by the organiser or the Stewards. Also refer to all applicable MSA Rally Circulars. 1.2. Name of the Rally – 2017 SECUNDA RALLY The Secunda Rally will be run over two days – Friday 19th May and Saturday 20th May 2017 in the Secunda Area, Mpumalanga. 1.3. Road Surface Gravel and tar 1.4. Overall SS distance and total distance of the Rally Number of days: 2 Number of stages: 14 Special Stage distance: 155 km Total Distance: 271 km
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2017-03-01 The Donaldson Cross Country Championship is a national off-road racing series in line with the Dakar Rally. It consists of 6 Southern African events. If you want to join in the fun, contact Johan de Bruyn ZS6JHB, cell: 0793334107 or sent e mail to Full calendar published in WATTS Die Donaldson Veldren Kampioenskap is 'n nasionale veldren reeks in lyn met die Dakar-tydren. Dit bestaan uit 6 Suider-Afrikaanse veldrenne. As jy wil deel in die pret, kontak Johan de Bruyn ZS6JHB, sel: 0793334107 of stuur e pos aan Kalender in jongste weergawe van WATTS
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2016-10-23 Name of Rally: 2016 Hallspeed Rally Date: 4-5 Nov 2016 Venue: Bronkhorstspruit Number of stages: 8 Friday:Two stages,SSS's 1 & 2 Saterday:Six, SSS's 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 No tar stages Start of Rally: Friday 4-11-2016 at 15:30 at Godrich Toyota and end at +/_ 17:45 at the Catemaran Club Saterday 5-11-2016 starting time 09:00 at Catemaran Club & Finish +/_14:20 at Catemaran Club. Radio Marshals: Control - 'JB' - ZR6YV CoC - John Ogden - ZR6JAO DCoC - Tony Crowder - ZS6CRO CM - Cris Barnard - ZS6CMB Car 0 - Jan Delport & Menno Havelaar - ZS6AGC.
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2016-09-03 Next event. The next Rally will be a Regional event organised by SCC East Rand .Venue is Bronkhorstspruit and is scheduled for Saterday 1 October 2016 and will be run over 6 stages(3 repeat stages)and I need a Control station and 3 Field stations to do duty at the end stages.More info to follow.
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2016-06-19 Next Rally. The next rally which is a Regional event will take place Saturday 30 July 2016. The event is being organised by Highveld Motor Club in Witbank and the event will be run in the Middelburg and Witbank area. As soon as the details are available it will be posted. Johan ZS6JHB
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 The rally season is rapidly drawing to close.With the Polokwane Rally done and dusted,two events remain,the BELA - BELA Rally on the 21&22 November(last national)and the Secunda Rally(regional) on the 29th November 2014.

The Polokwane Rally was well organised and everything went like clock work. Leeroy Poulter and Evelene Coetzee won the event their Toyota and in doing so they were also crowned as new National Champions and team honors went the Castrol Toyota team.

The communications were good and our sincere thanks to the custodians of the Wolkberg repeater for allowing us to make use the repeater.

To the team:JB ZS6YV, MENNO ZS6AGC ,BEN ZR6BVB,PIETER ZS6CN,WILLIE ZR6WGR,PIERRE ZS6ADZ,LOUIS ZS6SK and GRAHAM ZS6GJR a big thank you for your assistance.

Also thank you to Chris Barnard ZS6CMB(Chief Marshal) for his contribution.

Louis had taken a number of photos during the event which he will upload shortly. 

If you want to assist with radio communication on rallies please call me on 0793334107 or send an e-mail to  and i will gladly provide you with more information regarding rallies.

Johan de Bruyn Z6JHB

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iRally Announcement from Jackie Schreiber

Dear Stakeholder,

I have copied in full at the end of this email the press release which was sent out on behalf of the National Rally Commission announcing our tie-up with iRally, for anyone who may not have seen it first time round. Our first event of the year with iRally was an enormous success and certainly demonstrated the potential that this vehicle has to communicate with our fans and followers.

iRally is however a tool, available to all of us, to achieve our own objectives in rallying. Hence, this appeal to you to use this tool and some suggestions about how you may do so.

Firstly, iRally is all about information. That means making sure that the information is fed to the team at iRally. Tell them what is happening, before, during and after the event, and that goes for teams, event and series PRs too. Make sure that any press releases that are issued are sent to: 

The same goes for any other information which can be sent in the form of a short email to the same address or in urgent cases -  car stopped on stage, etc. - a text message (sms) to the following number:  +44 7973 735 165

Or, if you prefer, to use a Twitter message please send a Twitter message on your timeline making sure that you mention @Official_iRally in your message so that it is picked up by the iRally team. (Remember that you cannot use a direct message unless you are being followed by that twitter address.) If you are on twitter, please follow @Official_iRally and retweet their tweets to your followers, particularly those which relate to the team that you are promoting but also generally.

Images also form a vital part of the information flow to iRally. They too can be sent to the email address above, or forwarded as Twitter attachments, directly from a smart phone or other device, or can be uploaded to the iRally dropbox where they will be picked up by the iRally team:

Quick pictures, snapped on a stage by crew who may have suffered misfortune, coupled with a short message, enable the iRally team to get info out quickly. Think about a quick pic on an iPhone from the Service Park of damage being repaired, or of the shredded remains of a punctured tyre.  

Videos on iRally attract enormous interest, and this interest is heightened when the videos are really current. If you have someone on your team, who is able to download from your onboard camera, particularly of an interesting incident, get the footage  - best format: MP4, Export to iPad - uploaded to the iRally dropbox at this link:

iRally also has the ability  to make use of Audio podcasts, a short audio clip of anywhere between 30 seconds to two minutes is another good way of getting attention. Team and sponsor PRs as well as individual competitors can take advantage of this opportunity by sending audio in the form of an MP3 or iPhone Voice Memo to the iRally team by emailing it to: 

or – again – by uploading it to the iRally dropbox:

Obviously, in forwarding images, video or audio, you are consenting to their use without charge on iRally.

Please remember, it’s all about communication. The more information you communicate to iRally the more information you will be getting out there, to further your particular aims and objectives surrounding your involvement in the South African National Rally Championship.

Sending material to iRally, does not necessarily guarantee that it will be used, although every effort is made to use as many contributions as possible. What is however guaranteed is that if your info and materials do not get to iRally they can’t be used.

The National Rally Commission would also greatly appreciate your making your own teams and followers aware of the commission’s use of the iRally App. iRally is available for Apple and Android devices and a Blackberry option should be available later in the year. It can also be accessed through the Internet at . Information on how to download the App is available at 

Please make sure that this email circulates as widely as possible with in those responsible for the promotion of your team, event or product so that we can gain the best possible return collectively from the investment in this platform.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Leeke

President:  MSA Rally Commission


SA Rallying now on iRally

The 2013 South African National Rally Championship (NRC) will feature on the acclaimed iRally App and website, bringing a new level of interaction right to the pocket of local enthusiasts.

iRally is the hugely-popular Rally App, which has revolutionized media coverage of the sport over the last three years.  Almost 600 000 people have downloaded iRally to their smartphones and mobile devices over the last three years.

Available for iPhone, iPad and Android, the App provides news, results, information, audio and video in a single free-to-download, free-and-easy to use App.  iRally is also available on the Internet at

All eight rounds of the 2013 championship will feature in the App, with live timing and reports enabling anyone, anywhere to find out what is happening.  Coverage starts with the Total Rally in KwaZulu Natal on March 8, but already there have been features and interviews with new young Volkswagen signing Henk Lategan, 2012 Champion Mark Cronje, and Toyota Motorsport chief Glyn Hall, as the new Yaris S2000 prepares for competition.

“This a massive development for our sport,” enthused Richard Leeke, Chairman of the National Rally Commission. “It launches us firmly into the 21st century in terms of immediacy and interaction, and will quite literally put rallying in the hands of thousands.”

Adds Greg Strange, editor of iRally: “We try to cover the World of Rally for the Rally World.  It’s a great sport and there are fantastic series all round the world.  This year amongst others we’re covering the WRC, the ERC, regional series like the Middle East and Asia Pacific, Rally America, the Belgian Rally Championship, Irish Tarmac, RAC Historic, and the Australian Rally Championship.

“I’ve always felt that the South African National Rally Championship deserves to reach a much wider audience, and we’re delighted to now be able to feature the South African championship on iRally.”

Find out how to download iRally at

Follow the SA National Rally Championship on, Facebook and Twitter.

NRC Rally Office

1st Floor, ATS Corner

30 Schoongezicht rd, Bergbron

GPS Positions: S 26.16813 E 27.95805

Office hours:  Tues, Wed & Thurs - 08h30 – 15h00


Tel no: 083 608 4193

Fax no:  086 265 6021





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