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Killarney racing: Passion for Speed opens 2020 season

Maui-Ginetta-G57

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The Passion for Speed race meeting on Saturday February 8 2020 will be the first event of the year at the Killarney International Raceway, starting the season with historic and modern racing.

Headlining the programme will Pre-1966/68 Sport and GT Sport cars from the golden age of endurance racing bearing badges such as McLaren, Lola, and Porsche. There are entries from across South Africa.

Pre-1965 Formula 1 racers of the international FIA Historic GP Association and the Pre-1974 Historic Single-Seaters will give insight to what world-class motorsport was like when Killarney was built to host the first Cape GP in December 1960.

Brabham BT11 5
Brabham BT11 5

Modern cars will come from regional Sports & GT Cars races and feature the ongoing David-and-Goliath rivalry between the V8 Chev-engined Ginetta G57 and Dawie Joubert’s 2.5-litre Lotus Exige. They’ll race against the cream of GT3 ”gentleman racers” and sport cars from all over South Africa.

Of special interest at this event is the traditional Fan Walk at lunchtime when spectators are invited to circuit to meet the drivers and get up close with some rarely seen in SA international entries,

Gates open at 7am, racing from 9:30am. Book through Computicket or pay at the gate: Adults R90, under 16’s R40, under 12 free.

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