Racing simulator for the fans at KZN Road Racing
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.
Superbike racer Caitlin McKelvey will be taking on the boys at Dezzi’s.