|Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit|
|Location||Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa|
|Owner||Universal Property Professionals|
|Events|| A1 Grand Prix|
WesBank Super Series
Kyalami (My home in Zulu) is a motor racing circuit located in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa. The circuit has been used for Grand Prix and Formula One races and has hosted the South African Grand Prix many times. In recent years, the area surrounding the circuit has developed into a residential and commercial suburb of Johannesburg. The circuit has also played host to five rounds of the World Superbike series from 1998 - 2002.
The original, sweeping circuit was in use from 1967 until political sanctions eliminated the Grand Prix after the 1985 race. When the circuit was rebuilt in the early 1990s as part of a commercial development, the pit straight, Crowthorne bend, Barbeque and Jukskei sweep corners were either eliminated or heavily modified, with the result that the circuit became a narrow, twisty ribbon rather than one of the fastest circuits on the calendar. Formula One abandoned the rebuilt circuit in 1993 after just two races (and a bankruptcy on the part of the promoter). Kyalami is currently under new management and 2008 will see the 50th Anniversary of the 9 hour revival being held at Kyalami with golden oldies like David Piper and others.
The South African Grand Prix has also been held at East London.
Complete Formula One history
- Official Web Page
- Kyalami Marshals Association
- Satellite picture by Google Maps
- Kyalami Kart Circuit
Current circuits (2008)
Phillip Island •
Salt Lake City •
Brands Hatch •
Donington Park •