Diarise Kyalami's 22 April Motorsport Festival now!
Motor racing returns to Kyalami at the thrilling Motorsport Festival on Saturday 22 April. On track highlights will include the Sasol GTC, making it a show to remember, as well as a fleet of new to SA GT3 cars set to take to the track for the first time in the G&H Transport Extreme Supercar races.
You can also be guaranteed of extreme national championship action in both the Engen Volkswagen Cup and Investchem Formula 1600 races, while also back by popular demand is a V8 race featuring both the SAMCAR V8 Supercars as well as the Cape V8 Masters that proved a hit last time out at Kyalami.
The National Sports Car Challenge and the SKF Legends of the 9-hour historic racing cars add great interest to a full and most entertaining day of car racing that should not be missed and a full program of off-track highlights and activities will add extra spice to a great day at the races.
Kyalami’s first race meeting at the newly refurbished Kyalami Grand Prix circuit in October 2016 was a great success and the circuit is now preparing for its second race day at its first meeting of the 2017 season, in a spectacular showpiece featuring seven of South Africa’s premier race series Saturday 22 April.
The second round of the Sasol GTC championship will see the cream of South Africa’s race drivers fighting it out with SA champion Michael Stephen’s Audi, Gennaro Bonafede and Johan Fourie’s BMWs and the factory Volkswagens among the frontrunners and the best of Volkswagen, Mini and Honda’s hot hatches slugging it out in GTC 2.
Talking hatchbacks, it’s hard to beat the Engen Volkswagen Cup or Investech Formula 1600 action fought out by among South Africa’s most exciting new racing talents dicing for national honours in identical equipment with both the tin-tops and open wheelers and promising to be the races of the day.
Of particular interest, several new GT3 racing supercars are expected to make their Kyalami debut, including a newly imported Ferrari 458 racer; SA’s first racing Lamborghini Huracan and the latest Porsche 911 GT3 machines competing against a full field of existing GT3 machines that thoroughly entertained at the Midrand facility last time out.
With well over 30 entries already received, race fans can expect these races to live up to their Extreme billing. All of them will be out to beat Kyalami boss Toby Venter, who also happens to hold the current official Kyalami lap record and whose team is preparing his new Porsche for the big day.
Of course the V8s can be expected to stir up a storm and more than just a little late summer Highveld rolling thunder and the sports and historic racers will add a wonderful dash of style and history.
Kyalami is confident that it has put together the best possible South African race program to thrill the crowd at South Africa’s premier race facility on Saturday 22 April. Several hospitality packages available including a premium offering; full catering facilities will be operating and several exiting entertainment and off-track highlights are planned between the races to keep race fans entertained throughout the day.
Tickets are available via the Kyalami Motorsport Festival iTicket link at http://www.kyalamigrandprixcircuit.com, where event details, race programs and other event information will be added.
See you at Kyalami!