It’s all happening this weekend, and if you’re late to the party and have no idea what’s going on, there’s still time to get in on the action.
You see, it’s the final round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship and, not only is it happening in the Mother City, baby, but it’s the first time in the history of the event that a race is taking place on the African continent.
That’s the first reason to celebrate.
The second is that the event, referred to as the Gumtree World RX of South Africa, will see the likes of Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson and Mattias Ekstrom and Norway’s Petter Solberg go head-to-head at the Killarney International Raceway.
The rest of the drivers set to tackle the course include:
Nine-time WRC Champion Sebastien Loeb and America’s Ken Block. Also joining the permanent teams and drivers will be Sweden’s Oliver Eriksson in a second OMSE Fiesta and Belgium’s Gregoire Demoustier, who will drive a Peugeot 208 WRX for the DA Racing team alongside returning driver Jean-Baptiste Dubourg. Germany’s Rene Muennich has already experienced the Killarney International Raceway as he drove at the event’s launch and will race his Muennich Motorsport Seat Ibiza this weekend.
Then, there are two South African drivers who are set to compete at their home event:
Mark Cronje will drive an Albatec Racing Peugeot 208 WRX and Ashley Haigh-Smith will compete in an Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta.
Both drivers will have considerable home support in Cape Town.
You can read about them both here.
So what else? Oh, right, tickets, times and other tidbits:
All the action is going down at the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town on Saturday the 11th of November from 8AM until Sunday the 12th of November 2017 at 4PM.
Yeah, it’s a full weekend event so scrap everything else and make rallycross your new interest.
Ready for some rallycross action? Damn straight you are.
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