Cape RX mob adds to World Attraction
What SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa Local Class Preview
Where Killarney International Raceway, Cape Town
When 9-10 November 2019
While the big SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa drawcard is without doubt the head-to-head for the crown of champion of the world between Sweden’s Hansen brothers Timmy and Kevin and Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud at SA’s only world championship race meeting, there's also a broad selection of support races to keep Cape Town fans on their feet. Not least of those are a pair of increasingly popular WP Rallycross classes ready to step up onto the world stage at Killarney this weekend.
The local scene has been growing quietly on the side and this weekend is just as big for the Kaapenaars as it is for the Norsemen fighting out for the WRX and RX2 crowns on the same SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa bill Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 November, with races for two-litre front wheel-drive machines, as well as for the quickly growing E36 Cup for 3-litre rear wheel-drive BMW 3 Series.
The E36 cup should prove its regular spectacular self with a high-quality field set to deliver robust, hard-fought antics as drivers toss those Beemers sideways through every bend. Pedalled by Killarney stalwarts the likes of eternally sideways Zack Groenewald, GTi champions Marco Busi and veteran Peet van der Walt and tuning wizard Robby Ferroli; Glen Phillips, Riaan Smit, Ryan Kat, Jason Kriel and Jacques Victor, expect local rallycross action of the highest order among that rear-drive gang.
And while those sideways sixes will deliver broadside action at its best, expect the front-drive brigade to deliver point-perfect driving as the likes of Steve Humble and his quick Kadett fights off the likes of Shawn Cope’s Volkswagen Golf stockie, Sean Kriel in a Daihatsu-engined pipe car and a gang of Golfs, Opels and Toyotas in chase.
The local classes will race two four-lap five-car qualifying races each on Saturday and another on Sunday morning, with the top six going through to a wild six-lap final apiece in front of thousands of fans Sunday afternoon. The local lot of course race alongside the all-wheel drive World Rallycross and RX2 machines to give local fans even more to cheer for thanks to a wild variety of mad driving techniques though a seismic racing weekend.
Find out more about World Rallycross Cape Town at www.fiaworldrallycross.com, keep up to date at www.facebook.com/Capetownrx, #capetownrx on Instagram and @CapetownRX on Twitter, and catch up with this and past seasons’ action at www.youtube.com/RallycrossRXTV. Tickets are available at www.quicket.co.za and World Rallycross Cape Town Travel Packages are available at https://travel.worldsport.co.za/wrx-cape-town
About FIA World Rallycross Cape Town
Cape Town will host the final round of the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town 9-10 November. Now in its fifth season, the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy sees superstar drivers racing 400kW RX Supercars capable of 0-100km/h in under two seconds, competing in short, sharp races on mixed dirt and asphalt surfaces in amphitheatre venues.
Find out more at www.fiaworldrallycross.com, keep up to date at www.facebook.com/FIAWorldRallycross, #FIAWorldRX on Instagram and @FIAWorldRX on Twitter and catch up with this and past seasons’ action at www.youtube.com/RallycrossRXTV.
Tickets and packages for the final round 2019 FIA World Rallycross Cape Town are available at www.quicket.co.za and World Rallycross Cape Town Travel Packages are available at https://travel.worldsport.co.za/wrx-cape-town.
Issued on behalf of SABAT World Rallycross SA
Photography by: Colin Brown
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