Drivers Rev for Toyota 1000 Desert Race

source: allAfrica
Mmegi/The Reporter (Gaborone)

30 May 2007
Posted to the web 30 May 2007

Maureen Odubeng

The 2007 Toyota 1000 Desert Race, fondly remembered by most local motor sport enthusiasts as the ‘Mantshwabisi race’, is scheduled to begin on June 15 running through to June 17.

For this year’s event, apart from changing 80 percent of the previous route, the race has slightly changed its name and logo to include Kalahari Botswana.

Speaking at a news conference in Gaborone on Monday, Botswana Tourism Board (BTB) Marketing Manager Joe Motse explained that this year the popular race has changed its name to include Kalahari Botswana, and is now called Toyota Kalahari Botswana 1000 Desert Race, to position Botswana well for the international spectators. The logo now includes the Botswana flag, a product of a fruitful partnership between the BTB and race organisers.

With an increased number of competitors and the introduction of a new category (quad bikes), the race, termed the largest off road racing in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), is expected to be the biggest ever.

Motse elaborated that fine-tuning of the popular event will produce positive results not only in terms of giving competitors and spectators the utmost excitement but also in terms of benefiting the [continue reading]

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