Location: R70, Odendaalsrus, 9480
Phakisa Freeway is a motor racing circuit located in Welkom, South Africa. From 1999 to 2004, the venue hosted the South African motorcycle Grand Prix of the MotoGP championship. It was built on the same site as the former Goldfields Raceway, which closed in 1997.
It has a capacity of 60,000 spectators. The track has a 4.24 km road course and a 1.5 mile oval course. The track is considered to be the 3rd best in the world.
Phakisa Raceway (also known as the Phakisa Freeway), praised by global motorsport icons such as Valentino Rossi, can be found near the city of Welkom in the Free State, halfway between Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. A visit to the Phakisa Raceway promises high-octane action for spectators and competitors alike.
The venue, which can accommodate 60 000 spectators, has hosted the South African MotoGP several times. Previous winners include Max Biaggi, Gary McCoy, and Valentino Rossi.
Fast cars, superbikes, and glamorous pit girls are all part of the regular weekend racing action at this 4,24km course.