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On Saturday (24th March 2018) the Motorsport Festival was held at South Africa's Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, which pulled out all the stops to make the Motorsport Festival one for the books, and what a great day it was!

The programme for the day was as follows:

Bridgestone Thunderbikes/Sub 10 07:30
Red Square Kawasaki ZX10 Masters Cup 07:50

Warm Up
V8 Supercars 08:10

Engen Polo Cup 08:25
Sasol Global Touring Cars Championship (Split 10/10) 08:55

Warm Up
G&H Transport Extreme Supercars 09:25

Bridgestone Thunderbikes/Sub 10 09:40 12 Laps
Red Square Kawasaki ZX10 Masters Cup 10:15 10 Laps
Engen Polo Cup 10:15 8 Laps
Investchem Formula 1600 11:15 8 Laps
Sasol Global Touring Cars Championship & Grid Walk 11:45 9 Laps
V8 Supercars 12:30 8 Laps
G&H Transport Extreme Supercars 13:00 8 Laps
Engen Polo Cup 13:30 8 Laps
Investchem Formula 1600 14:00 8 Laps
Sasol Global Touring Cars Championship 14:30 12 Laps
Bridgestone Thunderbikes/Sub 10 15:05 12 Laps
Red Square Kawasaki ZX10 Masters Cup 15:40 10 Laps
G&H Transport Extreme Supercars 16:10
V8 Supercars 16:40 8 Laps

One of the main attractions of the day was indeed the Polo Cup's brand new Polo 6 GTI's, as they are not officially launched as yet. The specs of the racecars here on the day include the 2.0L Turbocharged six-speed manual which packs 155Kw and a neat 350Nm of torque, put to the ground via 17" Dunlop semi-slick tyres. A new innovation will be a 'push to pass' facility, which enables the driver to briefly access an additional 170Kw of power once per lap. Initial testing has shown the new Engen Polo Cup cars' to be quicker than their previous version, but overall, the basic formula has not been changed.

Engen Polo Cup drivers:

Car no. 1 Class M Juan Gerber
Car no. 2 Class Junior Jeffrey Kruger
Car no. 2 Class M Shaun La Reservee
Car no. 3 Class M Tasmin Pepper
Car no. 4 Class M Simon Need
Car no. 5 Class M Jason Campos
Car no. 7 Class M Johan Pretorius
Car no. 8 Class M Wouter Roos
Car no. 10 Class Junior Jonathan Mogotsi
Car no. 10 Class M Charl Wilken
Car no. 11 Class Junior Altan Bouw
Car no. 12 Class Junior Raais Asmal
Car no. 13 Class Junior Darren Oates
Car no. 15 Class Junior Daniel Duminy
Car no. 17 Class Junior Shivesh Bissoon
Car no. 18 Class Junior Benjamin Habig
Car no. 19 Class Junior Delon Thompson
Car no. 21 Class M Peet Visagie
Car no. 25 Class Junior Paulus Franken
Car no. 29 Class Junior Keegan Campos
Car no. 38 Class Junior Clinton Bezuidenhout
Car no. 44 Class Junior Justin Oates

The highlight though of the Kyalami Motorsport Festival was the main race featuring the G&H Extreme Supercars, offering an outstanding spectacle of some of the finest supercars in SA tackling it out with brilliant racecars right here for locals to relish in. This class has focussed on one particular driver over the past couple of months since Charl Arangies debuted his staggering Stradale Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in a dominating manner the last time out at Kyalami.

This race featured cars such as the BMW Z4 GT3, Savspeed's M3, Porsche 997 Turbo, Greg Parton in his Drizit Environmental Lamborghini Huracan, Kishoor Pitamber's Stradale Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3, Jonathan du Toit in his Trans Africa Racing Ferrari F430, to name but a few.

Have a look at the gallery to see the full feature of the above mentioned cars and be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for the next big event, it's a fantastic day out for everyone!

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