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Terms and Conditions

A. Applicable to all Kalahari Desert SpeedWeek Club (KDS) Members - Including Spectators and Participants/Drivers

A.1. KDS Club Membership

A.2. Rules and Regulations

A.3. Refusal of Entries

A.4. Postponement and Cancellation

A.5. Cancellations A.6. Indemnity

A.7. Warning - Motorsport is dangerous.

B. Only applicable to Drivers/Participants

B.1. No Drink and Drive

B.2. Forms to be Completed and or Signed

A. Applicable to all KDS Members - Including Spectators and Participants/Drivers
The following terms (A. 1-7) are applicable to every person attending any Kalahari Desert SpeedWeek event:

A.1. Club Membership - to Kalahari Desert SpeedWeek (KDS)
By entering to the Kalahari Desert SpeedWeek event as a participant and or spectator, friend, parent, child, helper or team member I will automatically obtain KDS membership, therefore all the terms of Kalahari Desert SpeedWeek will become applicable to me. Only KDS members will be allowed to attend and partake in the closed Kalahari Desert SpeedWeek event (except contractors, temporary staff and members of the press).

A.2. Rules and Regulations
Marshalls will be deployed at Kalahari Desert SpeedWeek during the whole event.
An instruction by any Marshall needs to be adhered to, especially safety instructions.

A.3. Refusal of Entries
The Promoters may, at their discretion: select, accept or refuse entries without giving reason. In the case of refusal, all monies paid will be refunded.

A.4. Postponement and Cancellation
September is historically one of the driest months at Hakskeenpan. Furthermore this is one of the driest places in South Africa. However if it rains or the soil at Hakskeenpan is wet, the event will be postponed for two weeks. Should it still be wet after the two week postponement, the event will be cancelled. The event organiser's decision regarding this matter will be final. In the case of established "force majeure" the event will also be cancelled.

A.5. Cancellations
In the case of cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances and after the Promoters consideration, 80% of your monies already paid will be refunded to you on or before 30 November of the year in question. Proof of original payment and the reason for cancellation needs to be faxed to 016 423 2913 on or before 5 Sep of the year in question. No cancelations will be considered after 5 Sep.

A.6. Indemnity
In consideration of the services of SpeedWeek SA cc, their agents, owners, officers, volunteers, participants, drivers, spectators, employees, contractor and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as "SEM"), I hereby agree to release, indemnify, and discharge SEM, on behalf of myself, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate as follows:

1. I acknowledge that driving a car, motorcycle, race car or any other type of vehicle on the Hakskeenpan property entails known and unanticipated risks and could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or third parties. I understand that such risks cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity.

1.1. The risks include, amongst other things: travelling at unsafe speeds; accidents involving other vehicles; collisions with fixed or movable objects; slips and falls; the negligence of other operators of (motor) vehicles or myself; weather conditions; my own physical condition; the condition of the roads and/or racetrack; terrain; or highways and accidents connected with their use; contact with animals, birds or insects.

1.2. Furthermore, SEM employees have difficult jobs to perform. They seek safety, but are not infallible. They might be unaware of a participant's fitness or abilities. They might misjudge the weather or other environmental conditions. They might give incomplete warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction.

2. I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of all the risks.

3. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless SEM from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in an way connected with my participation in this activity or use of SEM's equipment or facilities, including any such claims which allege negligent acts or omissions of SEM.

4. Should SEM or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney's fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.

5. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition I may have.

6. In the event that I may file a lawsuit against SEM, I agree to do so solely in Gauteng, South Africa, and further agree that the substantive law of South Africa shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law rules of that Province. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

By accepting this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during my participation in this activity, I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against SEM on the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms.

A.7. Warning - Motorsport is dangerous.
In view of the high speeds attained by competitors, accidents may or can happen. The promoters and organises of the Kalahari Desert SpeedWeek event cannot guarantee your safety. You are or will be present at your own risk.

B. Only Applicable to Drivers/Participants
The following portion (B.1 & 2) is only applicable to Drivers / Participants:

B.1. No Drink and Drive
Drivers will be tested for alcohol before every speed run. No Driver will be allowed to participate while under the influence of alcohol, as well as medication or drugs that can influence his or her ability to drive at high speeds. The Participant agrees to be tested for these substances - the decision of the Marshalls will final.

B.2. Forms to be Completed and/or Signed
All Drivers / Participants will receive a removable number to be displayed on the door/s of his vehicle. This number will be issued at the Information desk at Kalahari Desert SpeedWeek. For this number to be issued the driver/participant will have to complete and sign the following forms:

  • Participant Agreement, Release and Assumption of Risk form. Please see the PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT, RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK page. Should any driver be under the age of 18, the bottom part if this page will have to be completed and signed as well.
  • Drivers Medical Form. Please see the DRIVERS MEDICAL FORM page.
  • Radio Announcer Information (no need to sign this form). Please see the RADIO ANNOUCER INFORMATION page.
  • Scrutineers Checklist (signed at the event by the Hakskeenpan Scrutineer). Please see the SCRUTINEERS CHECKLIST page.

I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms.

Only by acceptance of the terms and preconditions of this agreement you may please proceed with your reservation and payment.