Manitou Group-VW Polo R2 on the podium in Gauteng

Past weekend, the team of Paul Franken and Henry Kohne, competing with the Manitou Group VW Polo R2, kicked off the second half of the South African National Rally Championship in a higher gear.


Heading into the event, knowing that they have the equipment and pace to be competitive they looked forward to put their streak of bad luck behind them and score a good result. Preparing for the event and doing a recci run on the Thursday, the team knew that day 1 was going to be tough and that they first had to survive it before they could think of a result.

Peiser takes two

With the September national rally set to take place in the Swartland the prospect of valuable test time in the area had three regular national teams pitch for action at Wittedam on Saturday 22 June 2013. Round three of the Western Province Rally Championship attracting a healthy nineteen car entry and pleasant weather conditions added to the pleasant atmosphere.

Rallying is healthy in the place of the frog!

Just travelling to Tsumeb is an adventure in itself, something local residents probably no longer appreciate as they have become accustomed to the sight of sprinting Warthog and massive Anthills indicating north.

Team Mantinou showing vast improvement

The third round of the 2013 South African National Rally Championship saw the Manitou Group VW Polo R2, heading to Gauteng for the Toyota Gauteng Dealer Rally.


Paul Franken and Henry Kohne found their feet in their Polo R2, early in the Gauteng Rally. With their notes and systems in the car starting to fall into place it gave them confidence to start pushing early in the event.


Ceres Lions Blind Navigators Regularity Rally – Saturday 8th June

The third in the Annual Blind Navigators Rally Series of the Western Cape is being run with the Ceres Lions from the primary school in Van Riebeeck Road in Prince Alfred Hamlet and it will finish at the same venue.   The 142km route is all on tar and will take about 2 hours.    The first car is away at 11h00, after Documentation which opens at 09h30, and then the others leave at 2 minute intervals.


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