Extreme festival rushes to Killarney this weekend


The seven classes taking part in the Extreme Festival are already on their way to Cape Town in a hurry and will charm the crowd at the Killarney Racecourse this weekend.

Our motoring journalists racing in the Toyota GR Cup can’t wait to return to Cape Town to get a better result than the last time we were there and RNews finished last. In East London I got a taste of what it is to win, and I would like to stand on the top step again.

The standings currently look like this:

Setshaba Mashigo 59
Mark Jones 36
Denis Droppa 32
Chad Luckhoff 27
Brendon Staniforth 25

This weekend, Toyota’s big boss, Andrew Kirby, and head of communications, Riaan Esterhuysen, will join us and will show us seven ounces of steel in the 86 race cars.

Racing alongside Toyota’s GR Cup are Global Touring Cars, Supa Cup, CompCare Polo Cup, Investchem F1600 and G&H Transport Extreme SuperCars. Practice rounds take place on Friday, and on Saturday all the classes qualify early in the morning. Then follow two races per category, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

The weather does not look promising for the weekend and Saturday promises to be a windy cool day.

Tickets cost R100 per adult, R40 for teenagers between 12 and 16, and children under 12 are free at the gate. If you can’t make it to the track, feel free to follow the action online on YouTube or Facebook.