How to buy a classic motorcycle in SA?

'There are a few things you need to consider,’ writes bike guru Dries Van der Walt.

Top family cars in SA

Wheels24's Janine Van der Post has gone from a 'SpeedQueen' to a supermom. Check out her list of top family cars.

Marussia puts 2012 car on track

2012-03-06 09:11

CAR AND DRIVERS: Timo Glock (left) and Charles Pic with the 2012 Marussia Virgin Formula 1 race car.

London, England - The Marussia Formula 1 team gave its 2012 car its on-track debut on Monday (March 5) after it missed the final pre-season testing at Montmelo near Barcelona, Spain.

Instead, the British-based Russian team ran the car at Silverstone in England in a promotional event ahead of the season-opening 2012 Australian GP in Melbourne scheduled for March 18.

The car could use only demonstration, rather than race, tyres from Pirelli at the event.


The former Virgin Racing team, whose drivers are German Timo Glock and French newcomer Charles Pic, couldn't drive the cars in Spain because they failed a mandatory  crash test.

Team principal John Booth said: "It's been a long and frustrating wait for everybody in the team but we can now get back on track - literally -and start working towards the first race of the season in Australia. Today is the first of two promotional events so, while the drivers will be able to get a feel for the car, they won't be able to draw any real conclusions until we start running in Melbourne.

"Nevertheless, this is an important day for us and we'll enjoy every minute on track with the new car."


Inside Wheels24

A 'Butler' drinks from a shoe, Alonso gets racy... 5 top moments from the US GP

From Lewis Hamilton dominating in Texas to actor Gerard Butler drinking from a stinking race shoe.. the 2016 United States GP proved to be one of the best races of the season. These top moments made it worth watching...

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.