SuperGP Champions Trophy racing to take place at the South Africa Bike Festival
NEW for 2017 – South Africa Bike Festival, powered by Discovery Channel, is thrilled to announce that GAS Sports will be bringing the 1000cc class for a round of the DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy to Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from the 26th – 28th May. Over and above the action-packed day out that South Africa Bike Festival has to offer, visitors can now also look forward to seeing over 30 of SA’s top superbike riders battle it out on Gauteng’s most renowned, celebrated and legendary race circuit.
This will be the debut at the newly refurbished Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit for this race series and the organisers are delighted to also welcome Swiss luxury and innovative watchmakers, TISSOT as the official timing sponsor. Since 1938, Tissot continues to be a leader in official time-keeping for a multitude of major sports, including MotoGP, Ice Hockey, Cycling, International Basketball Association (FIBA), Downhill Skiing as well as the Fencing World Championships to name a just a few.
The schedule of events for the weekend will include three 20 minute practice sessions as well as one qualifying session on Friday 26th May, with main races on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May at 14h00. This means an hour a day of scintillating SuperGP high-speed action in-between the highly anticipated Circuit Test Rides and Stunt Shows also taking place on the circuit at South Africa Bike Festival.
Nicole Muller, South Africa Bike Festival’s Event Director, said; “It is a great honor to play host to a round of the DEOD SuperGP Champions Trophy 1000cc class, which is highly regarded in racing circles and will offer SA Bike Festival patrons some magnificent racing action and even more bang for their buck.”
Over the past three years, the SuperGP Champions Trophy has grown to be firmly established as the premier national motorcycle racing series on the South African calendar with many of its stars going on to showcase their talents on the international stage. Current runner-up in the 2016 SuperGP Champions Trophy, Michael ‘’Magic Mike’’ White, will be one of the riders competing, joined by local talents, multiple National Superbike Champion, Greg Gildenhuys and four-time SuperGP Champion, Clinton Seller.
A full list of standings, teams and riders will be available throughout the year on the SuperGP.co.za website and visitors to SA Bike Festival can bring their families along to get autograph signings and photo opportunities with all the contenders in the Sky Lounge and on the main stage on all three days of the festival.
Executive Director of GAS Sports, Stephen Watson, commented, “We are thrilled to be part of South Africa’s premier motorcycle, music, and lifestyle festival and we look forward to adding even more entertainment to an already action-packed 2-wheeled extravaganza at Kyalami over the 26-28 May 2017.”
For further information on South Africa Bike Festival and the line-up of activities for the 3 day’s of fun-fuelled 2-wheel entertainment, visit www.southafricabikefestival.com.
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