Costly spectators’ behaviour

Blamed: Spectators behaviour during the Desert race has been cited as one of the reason for the relocation PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Blamed: Spectators behaviour during the Desert race has been cited as one of the reason for the relocation PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The relocation of the 1000km Toyota Desert Race (TDR) to South Africa's Limpopo Province is attributed to unruly spectator behaviour, according to information obtained by MmegiSport.

Popularly known as Mantshwabisi, the race is vying for a round in the 2025 World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC). Scheduled for June 21-23, this year's desert race represents the third and fourth rounds of the Botswana Motor Sport (BMS) National Off-Road Championship.

As Mantshwabisi aims to join prestigious races like the Dakar Rally and Rallye du Maroc in the 2025 W2RC, the local sporting scene will miss out. TDR returned to Botswana last year in Jwaneng after three years, as part of a five-year deal with SACCS, orchestrated by the Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO).

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