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One-seater racing car at Durban show

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A Spectacular Street Demonstration of this specially designed vehicle will be the prominent feature on the Durban Motor Show?s weekend activities.

This is the first time in 13 years that Formula 1 Hero's will get behind the behind the seat of a single seater car on South African Soil. The Grand Prix Masters new high performance car will also be on display at the show over the weekend.

Some of the worlds greatest names in Formula 1 will be involved in launching the Grand Prix Masters series in South Africa.

Philip Otto, Exhibition Manager for the Durban Motor Show, a Kagiso Exhibitions event, said "We are delighted that we have been able to bring a glimpse this year's Altech South African Grand Prix, which is undoubtedly South African?s premier motor sport event, to shores of the East Coast.

"The synergy of the Durban Motor show and the Altech South African Grand Prix, is obvious and the demand for Formula 1 in South Africa is unprecedented. The car and the drivers are a must see for the motor enthusiast!"

The Altech South African Grand Prix, taking place at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit from 11-13 November 2005 will feature the world?s inaugural Grand Prix Masters series Grand Prix.

First single seater race

South Africa, was selected to host this prestigious inaugural event, with stiff competition from various other countries in Europe and the Middle East. This will be the first single seater Grand Prix to be held on African soil since the South African Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1993.

This will be the first event in a World Series and will see some of the world's greatest Formula 1 hero's ? competing for Pole Position in this twenty equi-car grid line up.

The Grand Prix Masters series is a unique event which focuses on driver skill versus vehicle technology. All cars in the series have been manufactured to exactly the same specifications and will have the worlds biggest names in Formula 1 involved.

The drivers participating in the series are all previous Formula One heroes, winners and world champions who will fiercely compete against each other for a coveted cash prize.


The Grand Prix Masters gives the public the opportunity to once again follow their favourite driving legends around the track in pole position.

This inaugural November Grand Prix will be supported by the Altech South African Formula 1 two seater Grand Prix, also will also be taking place over this weekend.

Last years' Altech South African F1x2 event attracted over 90 000 spectators over the racing weekend, and this figure is set to climb with the announcement of the 50 lap Altech Grand Prix Masters Race.

One of the Grand Prix Masters, custom designed vehicles, will be in South Africa in March to give the South African public a small taste of what?s to come. This vehicle will be unveiled at this year's Durban Motor Show.

With limited tickets on sale this year, it is strongly suggested that fans purchase tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets for the Altech Grand Prix Masters event are available at all Shoprite Checkers, Checkers-Hyper Money Market Counters and through Computicket.

Hospitality packages are also on sale and for further details contact Lauren Wills on 084 622 1766. The Altech Grand Prix Masters event benefits the Nelson Mandela Children?s Fund and Unite Against Hunger. This year?s event is set to feature the cream of international entertainers with supporting local artists.


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