In an effort to curb illegal street racing, The City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Motor Club formed an alliance to put together a weekly Robot Racing event at the Killarney Race Track.
According to Des Easom, Executive manager, Killarney International Raceway they are trying to replicate what is happening in the streets, in a safer environment.
He says they started with their pilot event in December 2015, and such events will be hosted every Wednesday till August 2016.
He says they are getting about 200 vehicles on Wednesday nights.
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We haven’t had any formal feedback but we’ve been having law enforcement officers who are coming to see what we are doing. They gave a positive comment and said they are seeing a reduction in the number of cars doing illegal street racing— Des Easom, Executive manager, Killarney International Raceway
He says their future plan is to get the project sustainable and run it on a permanent basis