On 23 November 2019, the sound of approximately 15,000 bhp will break the long silence that has persisted over the famous Midrand circuit as twenty-eight top GT3 race cars tear down the start/finish straight in the SA 9 Hour for the first time in 37 years. The Kyalami race marks the final event in the 2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli season, and it is set to be a thrilling showdown as Mercedes-AMG and Porsche thrash it out for the championship. With Mercedes 22 points ahead of their Stuttgart neighbours and 43 points up for grabs (25 points for first and 18 for second place), it will be a fight to the flag.
Arrival at Kyalami
But let’s take a step back for now, and see how one of the teams has spent the race week so far. For the crew of Team Perfect Circle, it has been a hectic time as this will be their first foray into international racing, so besides being a busy time it has also presented a steep learning curve for all concerned. The container with car arrived safely at the circuit on 17 November after its six-week journey by ship from the UK, and the team were eager to get their hands on the equipment and to get set up.
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