AA Kyalami - business as usual

It will be business as usual at AA Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit this year with AA Racing, which runs the sprawling Midrand complex, scotching rumours that a portion of the circuit has been sold off to developers. Far from having run it's last ...

It will be business as usual at AA Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit this year with AA Racing, which runs the sprawling Midrand complex, scotching rumours that a portion of the circuit has been sold off to developers.

Far from having run it's last international event - as a recent AUTOSPORT article suggested - AA Kyalami will again come under inspection this week in preparation for round three of this year's SBK World Championship events from April 5 to 7. The April international will include rounds of the Superbike, Supersport and Superside Sidecar World Championships, and FIM safety officer Claude Danis will carry out a circuit inspection this week.

"The AUTOSPORT story, picked up by websites around the world, has caused us embarrassment and inconvenience," said AA Racing managing director Piet Swanepoel. "We have no idea where AUTOSPORT sourced the story, and it is devoid of all fact.

"It will be business as usual at AA Kyalami, and we are looking forward to another successful year with the SBK event a highlight."

The AUTOSPORT story suggested AA Kyalami "appears to have held its last international event following a decision to cut its length by half." The story added that the Automobile Association Group, owners of the circuit, would sell off some of the land currently used by the track for an industrial development.

Swanepoel added AA Racing did not expect any major problems with the Danis circuit inspection this week. "If Danis asks for any changes they are likely to be of a minor nature, and we have plenty of time to carry out any work he specifies."

-aa racing-

Editor's Note: On 4 January 2002, Motorsport.com checked with sources in South Africa who said that AA Kyalami was indeed still in tact and would be running events in 2002.

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Series Automotive , FIM , World Superbike