Kyalami: Fan fest and parade news

Rollicking Start For World Superbike Event At AA Kyalami The World Superbike Championship event, presented by Vodacom, at AA Kyalami from April 5 to 7 will get off to a rollicking start on April 4. Motorsport enthusiasts will have a golden ...

Rollicking Start For World Superbike Event At AA Kyalami

The World Superbike Championship event, presented by Vodacom, at AA Kyalami from April 5 to 7 will get off to a rollicking start on April 4.

Motorsport enthusiasts will have a golden opportunity to rub shoulders with the World Superbike, Supersport and Superside Sidecar fraternity at an open paddock day at AA Kyalami on April 4. The open paddock day– with free entry to the circuit and pits– offers an exciting prelude to round three of the World Superbike Championship at the Midrand complex.

Rounds of the Supersport and Superside Sidecar world championships add up to a bonanza weekend of international motor racing. It was also confirmed this week that South Africa will be strongly represented in the Supersport event with five riders taking part.

All the World Superbike, Supersport and Superside Sidecar riders will be on parade at the open day, and will sign autographs and chat with race fans. South African motorcycle importers and distributors will take an active part in the festivities, and will link up with the respective overseas teams.

Local race teams will also be in attendance, with product and accessory displays at the various importers and distributors stands. The open paddock day is a new innovation, and is aimed at promoting interaction between motorsport enthusiasts and teams and manufacturers.

As an added bonus AA Racing will be giving away a variety of SBK promotional items, including 22 paddock passes valid over the three race days. These passes were last year valued at R800 each, and will be much sought after items.

Supersport will have a show stand in the paddock area and the Pole Position and Two Wheels presenter Dave Petersen and his team will be handing out prizes and giveaways.

“ Pre booking for the event has been encouraging, and the open paddock day should create a little more interest in what promises to be a great weekend,” said AA Racing managing director Piet Swanepoel.“ The commitment shown by the local distributors and importers in the open paddock day has been fantastic, and we are aiming at promoting a festive atmosphere.

“ We have also not forgotten motorsport’s commitment to development, and Motorsport South Africa will be bringing to the open paddock day 100 schoolchildren from previously disadvantaged communities.”

Tickets for the April 5 to 7 meeting are available at Cumputicket.

-aa racing-

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