Motoring and events form a large part of what we do here, in addition to everything else regularly featured on here of course. A perfect example of the former comes in the shape of the historic Kyalami 9 Hour event which makes a welcome return to motorsport after a whopping 37-year absence later this season. It officially joins the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, California 8 Hours, Total 24 Hours of Spa and Suzuka 10 Hours on 2019’s Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli schedule. As you can imagine this is massive news and quite a coup for our local shores.
“I’ve spent years trying to get this African leg of the series off the ground. To finally have it all locked in is a massive achievement and one that I am absolutely delighted about having an African part of this championship means that we are now across five continents. We are truly a global event and we look forward to November when the thrilling sounds of the vehicles light up Kyalami for nine hours,” said SRO Motorsports Group Founder and CEO, Stéphane Ratel.
All set to go, the prestigious motorsport event is set to officially blast off in Jozi from 21-23 November, and besides a dazzling array of roaring machines, includes live music, DJs, food trucks, a dedicated kids’ zone and more, making it the must-see family event of the year. Sounds pretty cool doesn’t it?
“When Stéphane came to me with this suggestion, I didn’t hesitate in letting him know that I was keen to get involved,” says Venter. “Kyalami has always been the stage for iconic motorsport events, and to have the Kyalami 9 Hour return here is truly special. It also adds a wonderful international event to the calendar that local families can come and enjoy,” Toby Venter, owner of the Kyalami raceway concludes
You can find out more info (including ticketing) on this exciting event right here.