Rac­ing sim­u­la­tor for the fans at KZN Road Rac­ing

The Witness - Wheels - - RACING - COLIN WIN­DELL

PI­ETER­MAR­ITZBURG fea­tures heav­ily in the up­com­ing race meet­ing at Dezzi Race­way on Saturday, with Oslo Beach with Caitlin McElvey mak­ing a one-off re­turn on a KTM Su­per­mo­tard and Grant Duck­ham pit­ting his skills against the su­per quick Kins­g­ley Wood Power King Golf.

Aside from the hot ac­tion ex­pected on track at Dezzi Race­way, Oslo Beach, for the next round of the KZN Road Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship, race fans have a treat in store with the Volk­swa­gen Rac­ing Sim­u­la­tor mak­ing an ap­pear­ance.

Head of Volk­swa­gen Mo­tor­sport, Mike Rowe, says ev­ery­one is in­vited to come along and to try and set a time on the very re­al­is­tic sys­tem, used ex­ten­sively by the com­pany for train­ing. Two other no­table ap­pear­ances on the day will be Kings­ley Wood in the im­pres­sive Power King Volk­swa­gen Golf that was orig­i­nally built for Man­u­fac­turer’s Chal­lenge rac­ing back in the 70s.

This su­per fast car has been in­vited by the Retro Rac­ing com­mu­nity to join their events on the day.

This class will be field­ing 28 cars, in­clud­ing the im­pres­sively quick Ford Es­cort driven by Grant Duck­ham, the Ford Capri of Wes­ley Naidoo, the Mercedes driven by Ol­lie Broome and Ro­han Jarvis’ Alfa Romeo GT among them.

KTM Dur­ban North have also pro- vided a mo­tor­cy­cle for Pi­eter­mar­itzburg’s McKelvey as a one-off guest ride as part of the Su­per­mo­tard cat­e­gory where she will run against the likes of Craig Bishop (KTM 450), Pe­tyer Blofield (Husq­varna 450), Bryce Hills (Husq­varna 450) and the Etzel broth­ers Karl and Hein on their 450 Yama­has. U11 riders will also race a Mini GP on a short­ened cir­cuit.

Tick­ets are R150 for a fam­ily of four, or R80 per adult, R50 for teens and pen­sion­ers, while chil­dren U12 en­ter free.

• Rac­ing starts at 10 am.

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

Su­per­bike racer Caitlin McKelvey will be tak­ing on the boys at Dezzi’s.

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