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All the NEWS proudly brought to you by HJC HELMETS Win a Bike with Fire It Up! Fire It Up! are pleased to announce that they are giving a motorcycle away again this year. This year it’s a Ducati Pannigale 959 especially prepared by Performance Technic in Corse colours. “It’s an opportunity to have some fun and give back to the customers that have supported us so loyally this year” said Craig Langton. In order to qualify for the giveaway, customers must have purchased a motorcycle between 1/1/2019 and 30/12/2019. Additionally, If you purchase accessories during the month of November and December 2019 to the value of R5000.00 or more, or if you sell your motorcycle to Fire It Up! you also qualify for the Bike Giveaway lucky draw. The draw will be posted on Facebook on the 31st of December 2019 at 13H00. On behalf of the Fire It Up! and Performance Technic Team, we would like to wish our customers good luck and a very Merry Christmas and prosperous new year. Entering the competition is easy by following these simple steps: 1: Make sure that you ‘LIKE’ the Fire It Up! Facebook page. 2: Take a selfie instore. 3: Post the picture on your timeline. 4: Use hashtags #fireitup #bikegiveaway2019 5: Send us a screenshot using messenger. Make sure that you enter by following the steps above, customers who are new to Facebook can send a mail to info@fireitup. Competition Rules 1: The judges’ decision is final. 2: Your selfie must be shared on your timeline to qualify. 3: Competition closes on 30th December at 17H00 4: Winner will be announced on Facebook on the 31st of December 2019 at 13H00 5: Winner has 7 days to claim his/her prize 6: Motorcycle may not be exchanged for cash 7: All entries will be verified. 8: No late entries will be considered. Grand opening of Formula K Circuit. On a very warm and sunny Friday morning in Benoni on November 15th 2019 – The state of the art Formula K Circuit at the Formula K Business Park in Benoni was ready to launch and will officially open to the public on the 18th of November 2019. Located in Benoni at Corner of Snake Road and Golden Drive, just off the N12 highway and has long been the source of much curiosity for passers-by, the finish line to a ten-year planning and development cycle was finally in sight. The Formula K project is set to rock the world of anyone who wants to experience high-end short circuit racing. The Formula K Circuit has been designed and constructed to the exact specifications required by the CIK/ FIA governing body to enable classification as a “Grade A” short circuit. This makes it the only circuit in South Africa currently eligible to host a karting world championship event, pending application for and completion of certification. The dream of two karting brothers: The circuit is the culmination of the vision in 2008 of two brothers, Phillip and Marius Swanepoel of Formula K SA, who’ve been involved in the karting world since the 1990s. The Swanepoels secured land in 2009, only to face an eight yearlong battle to establish the property. Construction began only after local and national authorities’ requirements were met. Circuits of this calibre are typically reserved for hard-core racers with their own machines – the owners of karts and bikes who are serious about competing. Herein lies the difference: The Formula K track will be furnished with a fleet of rental karts later this month when anyone in search of having a blast on the track will be able to take a spin. Further to that, the track will be a full-service centre with rental karts, kart sales, servicing as well as a driving academy. There will be 2 daily rotations, mornings will be open to members and those who own karts, and afternoons will be geared towards group rentals, birthday parties, corporate events, and of course drop-in rentals.” Weather permitting; the circuit will be open every day of the year. Track specs In its standard karting configuration, the Formula K Circuit is 1.51 kilometres in length, but can quickly be modified. Add in the two back straights, the chicanes (essentially a tight series of fast, alternate- direction turns) and it grows to 2.1 kilometres. Subtract sections, and it shrinks to less than a kilometre in length – ideal for the baby karts as well as rental karting. Drivers can experience many aspects of the track: There are fast sections, technical sections, a great variety of corner types, elevation changes and several turns which are noticeably banked – a real test of driving acumen where simply figuring out your ideal racing line will take time, patience and skill. The property development will feature: · CIK/FIA approved Kart Circuit – a first in South Africa · Short circuit Superbike & Motard racing Supercar enthusiast facilities · Skidpan for advanced driver training · 4x4 training and obstacle course · K53 training grounds · Mountain bike & BMX course · Warrior obstacle course · 24/7 on-site security & access control · Pit building with conference facilities, restaurants and retail outlets Formula K Business Park The greater development in which the circuit is contained will be developed into a first-of-its-kind business and lifestyle park. The Formula K Business Park is a new commercial property development which will overlook the track, featuring a pit building with a clubhouse containing conference facilities, a restaurant, gym, restrooms, retail stores and more. This upmarket sport and business complex will house units designed to provide the ideal space for entrepreneurs, business owners and motorsport enthusiasts to mix business with pleasure, whether it’s providing a secure environment within which to run a business, park a beloved motor baby or entertain guests in style. Please take note that although the circuit is open to the public from Monday 18th November 2019, to avoid disappointment, those wishing to participate in racing should contact the track directly in order to ascertain the availability of karts as well as the formalised timetable. A fleet of rentable Formula K karts is expected in the following week, where after more track time will become available. To contact the Formula K Circuit directly, the public can email Marius Swanepoel: or call him on +27 83 289 9328. 14 RIDEFAST MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019 RIDEFAST MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019 15