5 Fun Facts About the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit

Fun facts about South Africa’s legendary racing circuit.

Situated in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa, the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in South Africa is renowned for its challenging layout and rich motorsport history. It features a mix of fast straights, tight corners, and elevation changes, providing an exciting and technically demanding track for trackbike riders. Recently we had the rare opportunity to ride this legendary circuit on a variety of streetbikes, including Suzuki’s GSX-S1000 and Yamaha’s XSR900 during the Bridgestone Battlax S23 Motorcycle Tire Review With Videos, Top 5 Features of Bridgestone’s Battlax S23 Motorcycle Tires, and Top 5 Reasons We Like Riding Bridgestone’s Battlax S23 Tires articles and videos. Here are five fun facts about the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

  1. The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit was originally built in 1961.
  2. It’s a 2.8-mile, 16-turn configuration.
  3. It has cool names like the “Mineshaft” and the “Crocodiles.”
  4. It’s a smooth bowling ball (well mostly) and fun to ride.
  5. It costs upwards of $50,000 to rent this facility, but you can do trackdays in South Africa for right around $500.

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