Dezzi Raceway opens in Port Shepstone
A 2.5km circuit has been unveiled at the Dezzi Raceway in Port Shepstone. The state-of-the-art raceway is the only Motorsport South Africa (MSA) approved track in KZN and includes two purpose built drift tracks.
Built on what was an airfield, the track overlooks the unspoiled beauty of the KZN south coast. The track started as a single tarred runway for car testing, and later evolved to include two drift circuits, together offering eight possible variations (including the ability to race in both directions, enter from either side, as well as track elevations). A recently completed stretch of high-speed corners has joined the two drift tracks to form the full circuit.
This year will see the third annual installment of the Dezzi Invitational Time Attack which will welcome over 55 of SA’s top drivers from around the country from July 03 to 05, all competing in the international Time Attack format. Spectators can expect to see 3 to 5 million rand cars racing, including beauties such as Ferraris, McLarens, and Lamborghini’s.
The Dezzi Raceway offers fans all the amenities to make an unforgettable day at the races. There are two sets of open pits, one lock-up pit, an aeroplane hangar, viewing decks and banks, marshalling towers, hospitality zones, a timing office and briefing room, showers and toilets and a big entertainment area which is currently under construction.
“This track is a big milestone for us and KZN,” said track owners Des and Louise Gutzeit, track owner. “It’s a privilege and honour to be able to share it with the country and contribute to the growth of motorsports in South Africa. We are looking forward to huge things in the future.”