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The sixth official World Superbike and Supersport Championship races will be held in Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, South Africa, from May 15-17, 2009.

The World Superbike returns to the South Africa circuit of Kyalami after a six years absence. Kyalami circuit is located in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa. In recent years, the area surrounding the circuit has developed into a residential and commercial suburb of Johannesburg. The circuit has also played host to five rounds of the World Superbike series from 1998 to 2002.

Circuit main characteristics : Length : m.4.236 Pole Position : left Left turns : 11 Right turns : 6 Length of race : 25 laps

Superbike lap record : Noriyuki Haga (Yamaha) – 2002 - 1,42,178 Superbike Superpole lap record : Colin Edwards (Honda) – 2002 – 1,41,312

Tommy Hill Superbike : ”Kyalami Grand Prix circuit is another track that I don't know at all, so again we will have to learn as we progress through the weekend in order to arrive at the best set-up for the races. I haven't heard too much about the track but the layout looks good and I’m fully fit and ready for South Africa”.

Mark Aitchison Supersport : ” I am really looking forward to beginning the South Africa race weekend, as I want to make up for the bad result during the Monza race. I am determined to gain some valuable points during the race in order to improve my position in the championship standings. We have the bike working really well and I hope we find a good setting for the South Africa Circuit."

Matthieu Lagrive Supersport : “I came away from the last round in Monza extremely disappointed and so I'm hoping to have a much more positive weekend in Kyalami. The track is new for us but we know the bike has a very good level of performance and we are confident we can find soon a good set-up for the race weekend”.

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