9h Kyalami

IGTC: Sheldon van der Linde to compete in home event at Kyalami.

BMW DTM driver Sheldon van der Linde will compete in a very special race in November. The South African will contest the 9-hour race at Kyalami for BMW Team Schnitzer in a BMW M6 GT3 at the season finale of the Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC).

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Sheldon van der Linde

It is the first time in his international career that he will head to South Africa for a home race. “It goes without saying that it is something incredibly special for me – probably even the highlight of my season,” said van der Linde. “Some of my family, like my grandparents, have never seen me compete in an international race live. Now they will finally be able to at Kyalami. I’m expecting the atmosphere to be awesome since it has been quite a while since a major international race has been held in South Africa so it will be something new for the fans and they will be excited. And there will be other South African drivers starting alongside me, among them my brother Kelvin. I’m really looking forward to the whole event.” Van der Linde will share the cockpit with the two regular drivers Augusto Farfus and Martin Tomczyk. The second Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 will have Nick Catsburg, Mikkel Jensen and Christian Krognes at the wheel. The race will be held on 22nd/23rd November.

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