Team Africa made its international racing debut in 2016 in the Paul Ricard 24-hour race, where the Team managed a respectable third in class and 23rd overall from over fifty entries. It followed this up again with a third in class at the Misano 24-hour event in Italy in July 2017.
Team Africa Le Mans is a South Africa-based GT racing team. Run by volunteers from Africa, with top class driving talent, its name hints at its ambitions: to carry the continent’s flag into international competition. The Team’s founder Greg Mills, says that: “Motorsport is seen to be largely out of reach for ordinary person, particularly Africans, but we want to change that perception and show that with application and determination anything is possible. But we are also using the Team’s profile and race publicity to highlight a critical cause among a wide audience,” says Mills, “in the cost of poaching in Africa.”
Team Africa is the first African team to be invited to race at the Road to Le Mans, where it will be reliant on an African pit-crew from South Africa and Kenya. It advertises the STOP! Poaching initiative and especially the plight of the Pangolin.