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Don’t give up on the F1 race at Kyalami
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Don’t give up on the F1 race at Kyalami

There can be no better feeling for a sportsman or sportswoman than to do what they do best, against the world’s elite on the international stage, in front of their home fans.

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The Springbok rugby team won the World Cup on home soil in 1995, Bafana Bafana triumphed at home at the Africa Cup of Nations in 1996, our swimmers and athletes have excelled in various competitions in Mzansi and any local golfer who can raise their national level will win a trophy at a South African golf course will tell you that’s what dreams are made of.

So it’s no wonder that South African MotoGP rider Brad Binder dreams of the day he can race against the best in the world in Kyalami.

While there has been much speculation and hope that Formula 1 will return to Kyalami after it last hosted an F1 race in 1993, the sad reality is that a lot of upgrading still needs to be done to make that a reality and meet F1 requirements. to fulfil.

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It is believed that if F1 returns to South Africa, it will open the door for MotoGP to follow. The last cycling race in the highest class at Kyalami was in 1992.

Binder said: “I would love that to happen. I could never imagine sleeping in my own bed at home and then going to a MotoGP race. That would be pretty sick.”

Multiple F1 championship winner Lewis Hamilton has not yet given up on racing at the top level and returns to Kyalami. Binder certainly didn’t do that… and neither should we.