Kyalami 9 Hour – More than just a race

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The Kyalami 9 Hour is without doubt one of the most prestigious endurance races on this planet and it has come to an finish after an exciting three days of motorsport. The occasion, held on the iconic Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg, featured some premier flight groups and drivers from world wide, battling it out for 9 gruelling hours. However trying again, the occasion is greater than only a race! 

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Producers BMW, Audi, Porsche and Mercedes-AMG fielded 10 groups between them in the primary Kyalami 9-Hour race, which kinds the second spherical of the Intercontinental GT Problem Powered by Pirelli

The K9H endurance race sees GT3 and GT4 automobiles race for 9 steady hours with every workforce having three drivers. Native motorsport hero Sheldon van der Linde drove the BMW M4 GT3, clinching the win by a 1,778-second margin for Workforce WRT with co-drivers Dries Vanthoor and Charles Weerts, forward of the second BMW workforce driver Maxime Martin, the place Augusto Farfus and Philip Eng. Tresor Attempto’s Audi crewed by Mattia Drudi, Ricardo Feller and Patric Niederhauser rounded the general podium one other 1.3s behind.

However the Kyalami 9 Hour is not only a race for die-hard followers of motorsports, it is usually a household expertise that provides one thing for everybody. Attendees had been happy to see that particular preparations to cater to households and kids had been made. There was loads of leisure on supply, there have been foods and drinks stalls dotted across the circuit, providing all the things from conventional South African boerewors rolls to connoisseur burgers and craft beers. There have been additionally merchandise stands promoting souvenirs and memorabilia, in addition to actions conserving youngsters occupied adjoining to the world-class circuit.

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Within the VIP Hospitality areas, set instantly above the pitlanes for one of the best view of the motion on and off the observe, friends relaxed and loved an exquisite foods and drinks unfold that gave them what it took to final the total 9 hours! At Trackside Hospitality, a snug tented lounge on the grass missed the observe instantly, which made for an exquisite day into evening expertise after sundowners.

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Associated: BMW M Team WRT secure podium finish at Kyalami Nine Hour

Kyalami 9 Hour occasion director Adam Brown says they had been very proud of each the racing and the attendance on the day: “We couldn’t have hoped for higher racing circumstances and the drivers definitely delivered an exhilarating efficiency. The general expertise for the general public appears to have gone down extraordinarily effectively, and we sit up for rising and enhancing the expertise once more subsequent 12 months.”