document : Change of scenery for Human Auto 400

Change of scenery for Human Auto 400
information supplied by: Cross Country Commission (Media) 14 August 2012


There will be a change of scenery – all of it beautiful – for the Human Auto 400, the penultimate round of the Absa Off Road Championship, on October 19 and 20.

After two years in Bloemfontein the event will this year moves 60 kilometres east from the Free State capital to Thaba ‘Nchu on the fringes of the Lesotho Mountains. Race headquarters will be at the Black Mountain Hotel in the heart of the Moroka Game Reserve, with the area offering some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in the world.

“Moving the event to Thaba ‘Nchu breaks new ground for the Absa championship and will offer competitors with a fresh challenge,” said South African National Off Road Association chairman Richard Schilling. “After a couple of years at military bases in Bloemfontein we felt there was a need for change, and after discussing the issue with Human Auto the decision to move the event to Thba ‘Nchu was taken.

“Apart from breaking new ground for the series the move will also ensure a route that will provide for a little of everything from mountain to veld conditions. Above all it will be a spectacular route in terms of scenery.”

With tight championship issues developing in both the Production and Special Vehicle championships the Human Auto 400 will be an important outing for those still harbouring title hopes. Only three events remain this season – with competitors also having to drop one score at the end of the season – and any number of permutations could provide the Thaba ‘Nchu race with added interest.

The next round in the Absa Off Road Championship will be the 4x4 Mega World 400 at Carnival City on the East Rand on August 31 and September 1.
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