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THE Gutzeit fam­ily have lived on the South Coast and been in­vest­ing in the growth of the area for over 40 years. A clan of mo­tor­ing en­thu­si­asts who work as hard as they play, they can right­fully be de­scribed at the hum­ble roy­alty of KZN rac­ing.

• Des Gutzeit (61) has raced from oval tracks to bikes and had a leg­endary 12-year ca­reer in the Wesbank Su­per 8 se­ries. He cur­rently com­petes in the Au­toTrader Su­paDrift Se­ries and Hill Climbs.

• Jade Gutzeit (38) made his rac­ing name as a mo­tor­cy­cle en­duro racer, win­ning the SA En­duro Cham­pi­onships 10 years in a row. He joined his fa­ther on the Wesbank Su­per 8 cir­cuit, and is also a hill­climb cham­pion. To­day his main fo­cus is the Time Attack for­mat.

• Shane Gutzeit (30) races with his fa­ther in the Au­toTrader Su­paDrift Se­ries and fin­ished third in the 2014 na­tional cham­pi­onships.

• Blake Gutzeit (19) has set his sights on in­ter­na­tional mo­tor­cy­cle En­duro Rac­ing and is cur­rently com­pet­ing in his first year of the world En­duro Cir­cuit in Europe, where he con­sis­tently places in the top 10, and has recorded a fourth po­si­tion fin­ish so far. • Carl Gutzeit (36) is the one Gutzeit son to stay out of rac­ing, pre­fer­ring fish­ing, for which he has his na­tional colours.

The fam­ily busi­ness, Dezzi, is run un­der the guid­ance of Des and Louise and de­signs and makes yel­low ma­chines. More on


KZN rac­ing’s hum­ble king, Des Gutzeit.

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