Kyalami to host A1GP round


The fourth season of A1GP will see South Africa's round hosted at the legendary Kyalami Grand Prix circuit in Johannesburg, which previously hosted 20 Formula One Grands Prix between 1967 and 1993.

The series has entered into a partnership with the Gauteng Provincial Government for the hosting rights for the South African A1GP event, ushering in a new era for both parties and promising to provide significant economic, social and tourism benefits for the province.

It is expected that the A1GP Gauteng event will serve as a catalyst for the creation of a wide range of employment opportunities in the motorsport, logistical, security and infrastructure sectors. It will also stimulate investment and benefit the hospitality industry.

Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa: "A1GP will give Gauteng international exposure, with about 300 million people expected to view the event on television worldwide. It will add more impetus to Gauteng’s efforts to position itself as the home of competitive sport. A1GP will position Gauteng as a preferred tourist destination. The event takes the province closer to the achievement of its strategic objective of increasing Gauteng’s share of the tourism market to more than 50% of all international arrivals."

A1 Team RSA Seat Holder Tokyo Sexwale added: "A new season of A1GP approaches and with it, new and exciting developments. The series is characterised by fast cars, high octane action and beautiful people - all of which also characterize the province of Gauteng. I’m proud of A1 Team RSA, which finished in fifth place in the last season of A1GP. I know that the team is preparing to make the nation proud, not only in the series as a whole, but also when the race comes to our shores in February".

The will be held from 20 - 22 February.

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Published: 21/07/2008
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