International drivers are making their way to Carnival City on the 18-19th November for #AutoCIRCUS powered by AutoTrader featuring Gymkhana GRiD event. With a full paddock of drivers coming from all over the world, the event is set to become a big hitter on the international motortainment calendar. With the Ring Leader – ‘#1 Hoonigan’ and YouTube sensation’s Ken Block in charge, the event has attracted a multitude of global contenders that aim to dethrone current champions in the Rear Wheel and All Wheel categories. A large competitive contingent representing South Africa is also on the cards and locals are ever keen to bring on the skid!
As for some other big names like Monster Energy’s Riku Tahko, the Finnish born competitor will certainly rev-up the competition especially in the AWD class, who will also be producing live feeds and behind the scenes accounts on AutoTraders behalf. Catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram [email protected]
Whether it’s on ice, dirt, asphalt or gravel; 32-year-old Finnish racer Riku Tahko shreds hard. Growing up in the small town of Porvoo, just outside Helsinki in Finland, it was pretty clear from the outset which way Riku’s career would be headed. From an early age Riku was ripping it up in go-karts and crosskarts, until he was old enough to graduate to full-blown rally machinery. At age 19 he won the Finnish Junior National Rally championship, and then the very next season was selected as the best newcomer when he competed in the Finnish leg of the World Rally Championship.
This season Riku will be competing behind the wheel of his 600bhp MINI Suomi Supercar. Riku is a seasoned contender in this unique format of racing, boasting wins and experience in both rear wheel- and all wheel-drive categories. In addition to his talent in the cockpit, Riku is also an experienced driver coach, motorsport commentator, and has organized Finland’s first ever Gymkhana competition.
The #AutoCIRCUS will certainly make for a weekend of all out family motortainment and if you are one for ultimate tyre slaying and getting your adrenaline glands to switch on then #AutoCIRCUS is for you.
Tickets are available at ticketpros.co.za
Ticket Prices start at: R415 standing, R580 grandstand seating and R980 VIP (limited amount)
18-19th November 2017
Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World, Ekurhuleni City.