Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series visited the Phakisa Freeway on Saturday April 10

A derelict and forlorn venue rekindles memories of a glorious past

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series – Round 02 – Phakisa – 2021-04-10 The Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series visited the Phakisa Freeway on Saturday April 10, and the unique layout of this once great venue brought out the best in all those who rose to meet its challenge. A total lack of electricity on site also meant that officials had to meet a different challenge which they all did admirably. After the morning’s qualifying session, Andreas Meier took pole position…

Class A: Lorenzo Gualtieri (Savspeed BMW E36 328 Turbo)

Love among the ruins for the Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series – Round 02 – Phakisa – 2021-04-10 The Phakisa Freeway once hosted some of the greatest names in world motorsport, when for 6 years it staged a round of the Motorcycle World Championship, in pre MOTOGP days. After the last time it did so back in 2004 (!) and later a once off international Nascar type oval event in 2010, the venue has gradually fallen into a state of disrepair and neglect, quite a sad…

Bridgestone BMW Track and Race Day and Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series Round 6 – Phakisa Freeway – 2019-08-16 & 17

This coming weekend, the 16th and 17th of August, will see the popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series make their second appearance at the Phakisa Freeway as part of the third Bridgestone BMW Track and Race Day. Race Series aside, the day will also host the Bridgestone Time Trial Series championship while members of the public will have an opportunity to go for a fast lap in the Bridgestone Hot Lap vehicles driven by a professional driver for just R150.…

Motul Clubmans returns to Phakisa

Round 6 of the MOTUL Clubmans Championship is set to return to the iconic Phakisa Freeway, Free State Province, on 17 August, with the championship still very much up for grabs. Fielding a smaller grid than usual, the Clubmans will join the BMW Car Club Gauteng at their third Bridgestone BMW Track and Race Day, for what promises to be an entertaining day of motorsport. Heading into Round 6, the Class A battle will see Keagan Pottas (AIPM Honda CRX),…

Coldish Phakisa thrills the crowd

Phakisa Freeway in the chilly Free State hosted the second round of the Hankook Formula Vee National Championship on Saturday 8 June 2019. During qualifying, it was championship leader Jaco Schriks who took pole position with a laptime equalling an average speed of 139km/h around the 4,14km track. Lendl Jansen grabbed second while third and fourth went to Lushen Ramchander and Gert van den Berg. Behind them, Symm Grobler and Peter Hills slotted into fifth and sixth. There were various…