Historical moment should inspire more black people into racing

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Xolile Letlaka hopes his team’s participation in the Kyalami 9 Hour will inspire other black people. Photo: Supplied
Xolile Letlaka hopes his team’s participation in the Kyalami 9 Hour will inspire other black people. Photo: Supplied

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“I was raised with the principle that we must lift others as we rise. Where I come from, a child is raised not only by his father and his mother, a child is raised by the village. Let’s find children who have talent, who can make it in this league. It can make a difference for people like me. That is my only motive.”

These are the words of Into Africa Mining team leader Xolile Letlaka. Letlaka and his team-mates are set to make history as the first all-black, African team to take part in the Intercontinental GT Challenge, a racing series overseen by the SRO Motorsports Group.

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