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Practice Days and Times

KILLARNEY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY AND COVID-19 LOCK DOWN

Killarney International Raceway and the Western Province Motor Club support the 21-day total lock down of South Africa to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As part of this lock down, individuals are restricted from leaving their homes after midnight on Thursday 26 March until midnight on Thursday 16 April.

Only businesses deemed to be essential will be permitted to open during this period and Killarney is not on of these. At this point, Killarney will therefore be shut down from close of business on Thursday March 26 until the morning of Friday 17 April. Further newsletters will follow in due course with regard to the re-opening of the facility.

ACCESS TO KILLARNEY

Due to the restriction on movement, access to the facility other than for an extreme emergency, will not be possible during this period; this includes bomas, garages, offices and workshops.

The existing security service will continue, along with additional measures; however, because of its size the facility is difficult to secure with no activity on site.

Testing Sessions

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 

Please confirm availability and times with the office.

Corporate bookings take preference : 021 557 1639

 

Individula Circuit Hire 2020 Rules & Procedures

CIRCUIT_HIRE_RULES & REGS 2020

Testing sessions are as follows:

  • Tuesday  from 4.30 pm till 6 pm – Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 min. (Power Sport A & B Bikes)
  • Wednesday :from 4.30 pm till 5.30 pm – Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 min. (Super Bikes, Clubmans & Classic Bikes)
  • Thursday :   from 4.30 pm till 6 pm – Bikes and Cars alternating every 15 min. (Super Bikes, Clubmans & Classic Bikes)

In order to make the circuit more available to members and private track hire clients, the
following amendment to the Policy on Testing Sessions has been approved by the
MANCOM and SPORTCOM of the WPMC and is effective from 16 January 2018
1. INTRODUCTION:
a. The Testing Sessions are afforded to members of the WPMC that compete in
Power Series events. Test Sessions are for testing purposes, running in of
engines and bedding in of brakes, etc.
b. All are reminded that there is no medical support on site for these sessions and
no manned marshalling posts, therefore please drive/ride accordingly.
TESTING TIMES AND FEES(Note; Corporate clients would still need to take preference if
so required in order to secure their bookings and so these sessions could be cancelled)
Cost will be R50 per day for all sessions.
Pay at the WPMC admin office and get an appropriate sticker (with the date listed).

Next Race and Related Info

 

SOUND TESTING FOR ALL COMPETITORS:

All competitors, please note that all motorcycles need to comply to with the Killarney noise limits which is a maximum of 108 dbA’s at 0,5m. Testing is performed according to the procedures contained in the MSA Environmental Code. Appendix 1. The WPMC Sporting committee requires all motorcycles to be tested before being permitted to race.

Sound Testing: Will be conducted in three half-hour sessions during the Power Series Official Practice on Friday 6 March. Scheduled times are as below but are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Alternatively, contact Marianne Mandix at skyhag4@gmail.com to make arrangements for testing at a time convenient to all.

Sound Testing (At the Scrutineering Parc Ferme)

Power SeriesSR’s and Power Series Entry Form

Next Race Meeting

Power Series (Rnd 2) 28 March 2020 CANCELLED

Calendar 2020

subject to change without prior notice

For more information please contact the office: 021 557 1639

 

March

28 Sat Power Series (Rnd 2) CANCELLED

April

18 Sat Extreme Festival – Killarney

May

16 Sat Power Series (Rnd 3)

30 Sat Power Series Practice (9am-2pm)

June

6 Sat Power Series (Rnd 4)

July

25 Sat Power Series Practice (9am-2pm)

August

1 Sat Power Series (Rnd 5)

22 Sat Power Series Practice (9am-2pm)

29 Sat Power Series (Rnd 6)

September

26 Sat Extreme Festival – Killarney

October

24 Sat Power Series (Rnd 7)

December

5 Sat Power Series (Rnd 8) & SAES

12 Sat 8Hr 150cc Motorcycle endurance (on Karting circuit)

WPMC Advanced Riding School Dates

WPMC Advanced Riding School Dates 2020

For morning sessions the registration starts at 08:00 to 08:30

No entries will be accepted after 08:30

School starts at 09:00 ends 14:00

For afternoon sessions the registration starts at 12:00 to 13:30

No entries will be accepted after 13:30

School starts at 14:00 ends 18:00

NO Race bikes or noisy exhausts allowed.
Current Motorcycle race license holders are not permitted to participate.
Please wear quality protective gear for your own protection

Riders will be required to show a valid drivers licence at registration.

Cost:
R580.00 per rider

Please note although we try our best to keep this updated as much as possible this might change without prior notice

May

23 Sat Motorcycle Track School (2nd) (2pm-6pm)

June

27 Sat Motorcycle Track School (3rd) (2pm-6pm)

July

18 Sat Motorcycle Track School (4th) (2pm-6pm)

August

22 Sat Motorcycle Track School (5th) (2pm-6pm)

October

3 Sat Motorcycle Track School (6th) (9am-2pm)

17 Sat Motorcycle Track School (7th) (2pm-6pm)

November

21 Sat Motorcycle Track School (8th) (9am-2pm)

Sound Testing

NOISE TESTING FOR ALL COMPETITORS:

All competitors, please note that all motorcycles need to comply to with the Killarney noise limits which is a maximum of 108 dbA’s at 0,5m. Testing is performed according to the procedures contained in the MSA Environmental Code. Appendix 1. The WPMC Sporting committee requires all motorcycles to be tested before being permitted to race.

Sound Testing:

Location: Turn 5 behind the scrutineering garage

Remember that sound testing on your vehicle needs to be done before race day.

Sound Testing: Will be conducted in three half-hour sessions during the Power Series Official Practice on Friday 6 March. Scheduled times are as below but are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Alternatively, contact Marianne Mandix at skyhag4@gmail.com to make arrangements for testing at a time convenient to all.

Sound Testing (At the Scrutineering Parc Ferme)

Points : 2020

These championship class points can be downloaded:

Points : 2019

Breakout Times as follows (2020) :

Clubman Class A:              1 min 17,000 to 1 min 20,999

Clubman Class B:              1 min 21,000 and slower

Class X: Riders ineligible for Championship points

Points as follows (if there are 6 or more riders per class):

1st     25

2nd   20

3rd    16

4th     13

5th     11

6th     10

7th     9

8th     8

9th     7

10th   6

11th   5

12th   4

13th   3

14th   2

15th   1

Previous years Points (as at end of season):

2018

2018 Regional 600cc Championship

2018 Regional 1000cc Championship

2018 Western Cape Classic Superbike Club Championship

2018 Western Cape Clubman Club Championship

2018 Western Cape Powersport Club Championship

2017

2017 Class 600 Supersport

2017 Class A & B

2017 Class Classic Superbike

2017 Class Clubmans

2017 Class Powersports

2016

2016 Class 600 Supersport

2016 Class A & B

2016 Class Classic Superbike

2016 Class Clubmans

2016 Class Powersports

2015

2015 Class 600 Supersport

2015 Class A & B

2015 Class Classic Superbike

2015 Class Clubmans

2015 Class Powersports

2014

2014 Class 600 Supersport

2014 Class A & B

2014 Class Classic Superbike

2014 Class Clubmans

2014 Class Powersports

Contact Details

To inquire about anything related to motorcycle racing on the main circuit at Killarney, please contact the relevant member of the WPMC Motorcycle Section:

  • Chairman –
  • Wayne Arendse 071 866 8399  wayne@wpmcmotorcyles.co.za
  • Vice Chairman / Riders Representative 
  • Lance Jonas 079 8819539
  • Treasurer
  • Riders Representative / Sponsor Liaison 
  •  Dave Enticott 072 611 2327 dave@motorwisecpt.co.za
  • Motorsport SA Representative
  • Wayne Arendse 071 866 8399  wayne@wpmcmotorcyles.co.za
  • Secretary
  • Johan Vosloo   jmvosloo@distell.co.za

Other Contacts

  • Western Province Motor Club (WPMC)
  • Tel: +27 21 557 1639
  • Motorsport South Africa (MSA)
  • National       Tel: 086 167 2672
  • Motorsport South Africa (MSA)
  • Cape Town Tel: +27 21 5561026

Race Classes 2020

In the Western Cape, we currently run formats that will suit riders of all abilities. The current race classes are listed below, but it is important to know which classes race together, so read carefully:

2020 Race Classes

·Superbikes:

This is a Regional class, and these guys are seriously fast and competitive, and a number of national riders take part in our Regional Championship.

  • (Black number on white background)

These classes are currently time based classes, meaning that a rider’s best lap time determines which class he/she participates in. This format allows Superbike riders of different abilities to compete in the same race.

·600cc Supersport:

This is a Regional class for 600cc bikes, but these bikes are all national spec machines. They are limited to modifications stipulated in the national rules.

(Black number on white background)

·Powersport:

This is a Club class and is divided into 3 sub classes

  • Class A: Twin cylinder, four stroke 650cc road based production motorcycles. (Suzuki SV, Kawasaki ER6, Hyosung GT, Yamaha MT-07)
  • Class B: Kawasaki Ninja 300 (EX300ADF) Yamaha YZF-R3 KTM RC390
  • PSP A : (Black number on yellow background)
  • PSP B : (Black number on white background)

This format represents a cost effective way of racing

·Classic Superbikes:

This is a Club class for older model bikes, and although the rules make provision for 3 sub classes

  • Classic Bikes
  • Vintage Superbikes
  • New Era bikes
  • (Black number on white background)

All 3 of these sub classes have combined to form the Classic Superbike class. This means that the results are NOT split into the 3 sub classes.

·Clubman’s Motorcycles:

This is a Club class and is an entry level class for riders on newer bikes, that are not Powersport or Classic Superbike machines, and who do not lap quick enough to allow them to participate in the Superbike classes. This is effectively a feeder class for riders wishing to upgrade to the Superbike classes at a later stage, once their lap times are quick enough. This class runs in the same race as Powersport and Classic Superbikes.

  • Clubman Class A:              1 min 17,000 to 1 min 20,999

    Clubman Class B:              1 min 21,000 and slower

  • (Black number on white background)

Rules for these classes available here