Thursday 23 September 2021 from 18h30 to 21h30
ROBOT RACING AT KILLARNEY IS BACK!
By popular demand #RobotRacing is back at Killarney International Raceway. The format has had to change slightly due to the Covid-19 Regulations, but the core of the event remains unchanged – it is, quite simply, the purest form of motorsport there is. Two cars line up on a straight strip, a red light turns to green and whoever crosses the finish line first, a quarter of a mile (402 metres) away, is the winner.
Please note that NO SPECTATORS ARE PERMITTED.
#RobotRacing began in 2016 as an initiative between the Western Province Motor Club at Killarney and the City of Cape Town to get illegal street racers off the public roads and into a safe and controlled environment. The event was held every Wednesday evening, weather permitting, and matured into one of Cape Town’s most successful road safety campaigns before the Covid-19 pandemic shut down such gatherings in March 2020.
But now it’s back, starting on Thursday 23 September, with one event every month in 2021. Depending on the response from the street-racing community and the Covid-19 Regulations in force in 2022, we are hoping to introduce more frequent dates next year.
The scheduled dates for 2021 (subject to change due to Covid-19 Regulations) are:
Thursday 23 September: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Thursday 28 October: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Thursday 18 November: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Thursday 2 December: 6:30 – 9:30pm
As before, #RobotRacing is open to any person holding a valid South African driving licence, and any street-legal car or bakkie. Each vehicle must pass a basic safety check before being allowed to participate and each driver must wear long pants, long sleeves, closed shoes and provide his or her own crash helmet.
Since we are currently limited by the government’s Covid-19 Regulations to 100 persons in the start line area, entries are limited to 50, each of which includes the driver and ONE crew member, at a cost of R100 per person. This will be adjusted as Covid-19 Regulations permit.
Entries will close at 12 noon on the Monday before each event (or earlier if the entry list is full) to provide sufficient time to draw up the final entry list for the gate. Unfortunately, access will be denied to anyone not on the gate entry list.
For more information and to enter, email Terri Philander at firstname.lastname@example.org