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International GT3 Racing Returns: Joburg Kyalami 9 Hour 3.0
 

 

3rd – 5th February 2022 | Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit

 

Event

In 2019 Kyalami made a welcome return to the international motorsport calendar as the iconic 9 Hour endurance race returned as part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge series. The 9 Hour was again held in 2020 notwithstanding the restrictions imposed by the global covid pandemic. The race returns in 2022 (rescheduled from December 2021) as the final round of the 2021 Intercontinental GT Challenge – Powered by Pirelli, having visited Europe (Spa 24 Hour) and the USA (Indianapolis 8 Hour)

We are very pleased to announce that we will be welcoming back spectators for the Joburg Kyalami 9 Hour 2021 event. Attendance will be in accordance with the Governmental Covid 19 Protocols. We will have limited tickets available, so buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

WHERE

3rd – 5th February 2022
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Johannesburg

About Joburg Kyalami 9 Hour

In 2019 Kyalami made a welcome return to the international motorsport calendar as the iconic 9 Hour endurance race returned as part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge series. The 9 Hour was again held in 2020 notwithstanding the restrictions imposed by the global covid pandemic. The race returns in 2021 as the final round of the 2021 Intercontinental GT Challenge – Powered by Pirelli, having visited Europe (Spa 24 Hour) and the USA (Indianapolis 8 Hour)
SRO and Intercontinental GT Challenge boss, Stephane Ratel stated in 2019 that the addition of Kyalami to the other prestigious GT3 races on the calendar was a dream come true. “I spent years trying to get this African leg of the series off the ground. To have finally locked it in was a massive achievement and one that I am absolutely delighted about. We fully expect December’s Intercontinental GT Challenge finale to continue that legacy”.
The 9 Hour race has a long history at Kyalami with the first race being hosted at the circuit’s inaugural meeting held on the 4th of November 1961. Fittingly 2021 marks the 60th Anniversary of the opening of the iconic and internationally renowned circuit. The 9 Hour race was hosted at Kyalami until the mid-1980’s with many races won by Ferrari and Porsche amongst other great racing marques. Drivers contested the 9 Hour from all around the world with race winners including David Piper, Derek Bell and Jacky Ickx. The return of the race to Kyalami in 2019 has ensured that the mystic and heritage, that made the 9 Hour and international success, continues for a new generation to experience and enjoy.

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