Brian Joss – The Solidarity e-Race was created to support the relief efforts provided by the Solidarity Fund to small and medium-sized business enterprises.
The race sponsored by Afrihost, Data Sciences Corporation, Pure Storage and NEC, which combines the passion for speed with the passion for South Africa has started with a bang and has once again cemented the solidarity and patriotism amongst South Africans.
“While we are fully aware that South Africans are passionate about their cars and motorsport and even more so about their country, it is amazing to see how many people came together to support this race and its cause. Even more exciting is the fact that now we will be heading into the semi-finals and final race where we will get to see these talented drivers, both sim racers and real racers, battle it out for the top of the podium,” Greg Moloney, Commentator, Voice of Choice.
The qualifying sessions, held on the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, which started on Thursday April 9 and has ended at 8am on Tuesday Aprl i14 has seen 137 registered racers completing over 23 000 laps, 104 232km roughly two and a half times round the world! The Solidarity e-Race team has identified the fastest 100 pilots which will be split in four different races for the semi-finals, based on their qualifying times. The drivers will be allocated races via lucky draw. The semi-final grids will be announced live on all the relevant social media pages at 2pm today( April 14) when the semi-final races will start from 7pm. Each race will last for 10 laps and the six fastest drivers from each race will qualify for the grand final taking place at 7pm on Wednesday April 15.
Spectators can catch the action as it will be live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook with the commentary from Greg Moloney and guests. Further updates will be posted on Twitter and Instagram. Visit www.solidarityerace.co.za for more information.
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CAPTION: Passion for speed: e-vehicles line up at Kyalami. Picture: Quickpic