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Press Release: Cape Motorsport Festival

CAPE MOTORSPORT FESTIVAL SET TO TURN UP THE HEAT FOR SUMMER HOLIDAY SEASON

  • Killarney International Racetrack closes Motorsport season with biggest event of the year on 9 and 10 December
  • Nine artists feature in South Africa’s biggest Summer Music Concert
  • SA Endurance Championship goes down to the wire in Killarney 9-Hour
  • Final rounds of SA GT National Championship – Team’s Championship up for grabs
  • Motorcycle and Formula Libra support races

The Southern African Endurance Series (SAES) presents its flagship Summer Motorsport Festival at Killarney International Racetrack in Cape Town to close out a thrilling motorsport season on a high note over the weekend of 9th and 10th December.

Merging motorsport and music in an entertainment extravaganza, nine artists have signed up to perform live on Saturday as the summer holiday season kicks into high gear.

SOUNDSTAGE:

The stellar line-up includes Zonke whose rise to stardom came in 2011 following the release of her third album, Ina Ethe, which was certified double platinum and was nominated at the 18th South African Music Awards. She went on to win six awards including Female Artist of the year in 2016.

Watershed is a multi-platinum selling band who have released five studio albums so far, along with a greatest hits album during their 20 year career.  They have received two SAMA awards for best pop album and are also multiple winners of SA’s best band award by People Magazine.

Cape Town’s own award-winning, chart-topping live electronic band GoodLuck whose sound fits nicely between the worlds of electronic-pop and accessible dance music, while taking subtle influences from genres as varied as afro-house, jazz and beyond.

Mdu Masilela has a successful career dating back to the 1990s.  His contribution to the South African music industry has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 SA Music Awards and is famous for being one of the founders of the Kwaito music genre.

Other artists set to keep the crowd on their feet include Shekhinah, (born Shekhinah Thandi Donnell) who is a Pop/R&B vocalist and songwriter born in Durban, as well as Oskido who has reached a prominent status in the South African music industry, more so in popular youth culture.

Dean Fuel, one of Cape Town’s best loved DJ’s uses music to bring people together while the beat of DrumPope and the genius comedy of Jason Goliath round out the entertainment overload.

TRACKSIDE

The SA Endurance Championship will be fought out at Killarney over nine hours! The leading contenders are separated by just two points and both teams have a ‘secret weapon’ in their driver line-up to bolster their chances of snatching the title. However, with double points at stake, and a star-studded entry spread across 37 teams at the time of writing, overall victory for either of the championship hopefuls is not a foregone conclusion.

The machinery ranges from open seat sports racers, FIA-homologated GT3 cars, and a fleet of Backdraft Roadsters to saloon cars.

Another sought-after title at stake is the coveted SA Endurance Index of Performance Championship.  Any of 12 teams are in the fight and it all comes down to the Summer Motorsport Festival at Killarney.  The Class A, C, D and E titles are very much alive, adding further intrigue to the event.

The SAGT National Championship may have been won by Silvio Scribante at last month’s Spring Motorsport Festival but the fight for the Team’s Championship is a veritable war zone, albeit with Scuderia Scribante very much in the driving seat.

A mouth-watering selection of exotic FIA-homologated GT3 machinery awaits Cape fans: Lamborghini, Audi, Ferrari, Porsche and Mercedes-AMG cars are ready to thrill and delight fans who can get in on the action from Friday’s Qualifying session and the first one-hour race on Friday evening.

Two of South Africa’s top International GT3 racing drivers will be making a guest appearance alongside team regulars; Cape Town fans also will have the chance to witness the debut of a brand new GT3 car in the hands of a multiple racing champion.

Intrigued?

Tickets for the SAES Summer Motorsport Festival are available at https://bit.ly/SummerMotorsportFestival

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