Calling all motorsports enthusiasts – the event of the year is happening very soon, and you really don’t want to miss out.
I’m talking, of course, about the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa (WRX), which took place for the first time last year, and is now returning to Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town for more unbelievably fast cars and nail-biting races.
Set aside the whole weekend for this one – Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25 – because you aren’t going to have time for anything else.
The variety of racing over the weekend is astounding, from the moment gates open at 9AM on Saturday morning until it’s all over at 6PM on Sunday evening.
Punters will get to see the incredible World RX Supercars, RX2 and Super1600 cars in action over a number of warm-ups, practice sessions and eliminating heats, culminating in the semi-finals and head-to-head finals.
The cars with the world champions and top rally and rallycross drivers will showcase their mad skills when up to five cars pile into the first corner at speeds of around 200 km/h. This is possible with the horsepower and torque of the RX2 cars clearing 0-100 km/h in some 3,5 seconds, and the Supercars reaching the 100 km/h mark in just 1,9 seconds.
Guaranteed to get your blood pumping.
There will be thrills, there will be spills, there will be speed, and there will be winners, who will take to the podium and receive their deserved accolades on Sunday afternoon.
Breaking up the adrenaline-fuelled motorsports will be high-octane antics like an aerial display by the Silver Falcons, the FMX Show and the Monster Energy Rig Riot.
Marius Roberts is the official commentator for the event, and he’s joined by motoring enthusiasts like legendary racer Sarel van der Merwe, Jacob Moshokoa (news anchor on 947 Breakfast Express and all-around vehicle fundi), and the much-loved DJ and car lover Ready D.
Other celebrity ambassadors at the event include local WRX drivers Mark Cronje and Ashley Haigh-Smith, racing driver and motorsport commentator Graham Duxbury, and motorsport journalist, Junaid Samodien. Also in the mix is rugby idol, Chester Williams and KFM presenter, Ryan O’Connor.
In other words, you’ll be in good company while you get your motorsports fix, sip on a G&T, or explore the stalls and motoring exhibitors who will be displaying everything from batteries and mag wheels to motor spares and WRX merchandise.
Interested? Check out their website for more info.
Here are the basics:
Get your tickets HERE.
This year’s rally is going to be one jam-packed-all-out-action-all-weekend event, so get some rest beforehand and come ready to do it all.
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