Johnnie Walker GP Karting & VR competition to start this weekend

20 teams will be competing

JBLESSING (RACER) WITH KBL HEAD OF SPIRITS GRACE NSHEMEIRE GWAKU DURING THE LAUNCH OF JOHNNIE WALKER FORMULA 1 VR & GP KARTING CHAMPIONSHIPS LAUNCH IN NAIROBI (1)

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) Kenya Racing Festival competition is set to begin on Saturday 5th with GP Karting and Formula 1 Virtual Reality competitions at the Whistling Moran.

The competition that is sponsored by alcohol brand Johnnie Walker will kick-off at 9AM and will see up to 20 teams take part in the month-long competition where the winners will have an all-expenses paid trip to Abu Dhabi to watch Formula 1 championship in November.

Formula 1 is the perfect fit for Johnnie Walker, which inspires and is giving consumers the opportunity to explore the rich possibilities of their world. This association will enable Johnnie Walker to greatly extend its reach to F1 fans,” said Grace Nshemeire Gwaku KBL’s Head of Premium Spirits.

The Kenya Racing Festival is competition that combines both Go-Kart racing and F1 Virtual Reality Simulation – an F1 simulator takes you through a virtual journey of full F1 experience.

The final 20 teams were selected from over 80 hopeful teams across the country in a grueling qualifier held at Whistling Moran. The 20 teams will compete amongst each other to beat the fastest time.

The teams were unveiled on September 19th, at Nairobi’s K1 Klub House.

Formula 1 as a sport has become so much entrenched into our Kenyan roots and its ‘following’ has grown tremendously.

Kenya is a sporting nation, but has no racers in Formula 1 teams with only two Kenyan drivers in Formula 3 series – Tejas Hirani and Jeremy Wahome.

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