A1GP cars set to return in new African series

The fleet of Ferrari-powered A1GP cars is set to race again this year in South Africa as a lead-in to a pan-African series in 2020/21.

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AFRIX GP, which purchased 21 of the second-generation A1 Grand Prix cars nearly four years ago, is pushing ahead with plans to launch an African series for the cars after securing new investment.

The group is aiming to hold two or three events between December and next March, which will include races at Kyalami, before the launch of what it is billing as the African Cup of Nations.

AFRIX first started testing with two of the cars in December 2015 and initially intended to kick off the series in 2016/17.

AFRIX commercial director Alan Eve told Motorsport.com: “It has been a long and tough road to find the right operating capital to launch the series.

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