2009 rally season starts

For local off-road motoring enthusiasts, this weekend sees the official start of the 2009 Sasol SA Rally Championships.

Staged over eight weekends throughout the country, KwaZulu-Natal hosts the first round that has attracted a high-calibre field including drivers from Zimbabwe.

The route will see drivers tackling a challenging course around the Scottburgh area before heading north to Pinetown. - Sowetan