The Phakisa Freeway (Phakisa means "hurry up" in Sotho!) is an international standard, multi-purpose motorsport facility situated in the heart of the Goldfields region of the Free State. The track boasts a 4.24km road course as well as a 1.5 mile banked oval track similar to the highly acclaimed Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada.
Track facts and figures
The Formula 1 track:
4.2 kilometres, with a maximum width of 12 metres, 5 left hand corners and 9 right hand corners. The longest straight (the back sraight ) is 412,185 metres.
The Super Speedway Oval:
1,5 miles (2.5 kilometres ) in circumference, the Phakisa Oval is one of only five such tracks in the world outside of the USA.
The “Up and Down” circuit:
There is also a 2.4 kilometre track comprising part of the flat track and part of the Super Speedway Oval. This circuit is similar to the one that is raced on by Formula I at Indianapolis – the mecca of USA motor racing.
The “Short” track;
There is also a 2,42 km short track, with a maximum width of 12 m and 3 right-hand corners.
Phakisa has a fully integrated CCTV system with 18 trackside cameras used to monitor every inch of the circuit and provides the most up-to-date technical installations for international television.
Mailing AddressPO Box 1219
Welkom, ZA 9460
Track AddressPhakisa Freeway
R70 between Welkom and Odendaalsrus
Free State, South Africa