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Track of the Month - Kyalami

Published On: Monday 1st January, 2018

January's Track of the Month is the South African circuit of Kyalami. A  2.6 mile circuit, Kyalami played host to the South African Grand Prix from 1961 until 1993.  Traditionally a circuit used to open the season, Kyalami's mix of fast-sweeping bends and tight sequences made it a challenge for drivers, especially whilst lacking the downforce that we are accustomed to in today's cars. Come down to The Race Centre this month to see if you're up to the challenge of Kyalami.

 

Watch below as we go back in time and take a look at the 1968 Grand Prix at Kyalami

Jim Clark 

This month at The Race Centre, we've also decided to embrace and celebrate one of the greatest drivers in the history of Formula 1; Jim Clark. Scottish-born Clark's motorsport career began locally, with him partaking in various rallys and hillclimbs, before appearing on the radar of inspired British engineer Colin Chapman. Chapman offered Clark a seat in Formula Junior, and it didn't take long for Clark to make an impression, culminating in his debut in Formula 1 in 1960. Over his career in Formula 1, Clark had a great amount of success, amassing 25 wins and 33 pole positions on his way to becoming a two-time World Champion.  His last victory came at the 1968 South African Grand Prix at Kyalami, before his tragic death at Hockenheim later in the year. 2018 marks the 50th year since the death of Clark, a driver will go down as one of the greats of Formula 1 for generations to come.


We hope you enjoy this fantastic circuit and the cars we have chosen!

Class A Competition : 1967 Lotus 49 - Cash Prize of £50 for the fastest lap at each venue

Class B Competition : 1971 Lotus 72C - Free entry to First Monday for the fastest lap at each venue

Class C Competition : Lotus 23b - Free entry to First Monday for the fastest three laps at each venue

Class D Competition : Lola T598 - Free entry to First Monday for the fastest five laps at each venue

 See best laps for this competition in the Drivers' Paddock.

  

What can you drive?

 - You are welcome to drive any of the month's vehicles at any time in an Open Practice Session

 - Lap times and telemetry are recorded for your immediate viewing and future reference

 

Classes and Promotions

 - Drivers with no previous wins default to start as class D drivers

 - Coming in the top five in a class D competition will promote you to be a class C driver

 - Coming in the top three in a class C competition will promote you to be a class B driver

 - Winning a class B competition twice will promote you to be a class A driver

 

  Which Competition Classes can you win?

 - If you are a class A driver then you are only eligible to win in the class A competition vehicle

 - If you are a class B driver then you are eligible to win in the Class A or B competition vehicles

 - If you are a class C driver then you are eligible to win in any of the competition vehicles (A, B or C)

 - If you are a class D driver then you are eligible to win in any of the competition vehicles (A, B, C or D)

 - Multiple Class wins within a month will result in prizes for the highest win only. Lower "wins" will be passed to the next highest competitors

  

Terms and Conditions

  - For a lap to be legal, your vehicle must have two or more wheels inside or touching the white lines at all times

  - Vehicles must be running all standard TRC settings for the month

  - Potential prize winning laps must be verified by a TRC staff member

  - Free entry to First Monday is for the next event and is non transferable

  - TRC Staff are not eligible to win cash prizes. Any cash wins will defer to the next highest position

  - Cash prizes available at the following First Monday event or within a max of 30 days of competition end 

 

   
 
 

 

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