‘Extreme Festival’ this weekend in East London


The Extreme Festival is on display in all its glory at the East London Grand Prix racecourse this weekend. There are once again six classes of racing cars and motorcycles that practice on Thursday and Friday, qualify on Saturday morning and race two rounds immediately afterwards.

The East London Grand Prix Circuit is a big one on the South African motorsport calendar. It is one of the oldest racetracks in the country and also the fastest with two turns that will strain even the toughest of nerves. The six journalists in their GR-86 racing cars should see speeds in excess of 200 km/h through Potters Pass and Rifle, before they will have to use every bit of braking power at Copacabana.

The schedule for this weekend’s races is packed and looks like this:

Class Time
GR cup 07:30
F1600 07:55
G&H Transport Extreme SuperCars 08:20
GTC & SupaCup 08:55
SunBet ZX10 Masters 09:50
Racing – round 1
GR cup 10:15
F1600 10:45
CompCare Polo Cup 11:15
G&H Transport Extreme SuperCars 11:45
GTC & SupaCup 12:15
SunBet ZX10 Masters 13:20
Racing – round 2
GR cup 13:50
F1600 14:20
CompCare Polo Cup 14:50
G&H Transport Extreme SuperCars 15:20
GTC & SupaCup 15:50
SunBet ZX10 Masters 16:40

Tickets are available at the gate at R100 per person for adults. Entry for children under 12 is free. If you cannot attend in person, you can follow the action live here on Facebook or here on YouTube.