FIA World Rallycross action returns to South Africa. Killarney Raceway in Cape Town will host the season-finale this coming weekend 9 and 10 November, 2019. This is the third time the FIA world championship series will be hosted in South Africa.
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A full card
World Rallycross fans will also be treated to a full program of racing. The full-blooded 450 kW/900 N.m FIA RX Supercars will be joined by the RX2 machines from the international roadshow. Local racing categories for 2,0-litre front-wheel-drive rally cars and 3,0-litre rear-wheel-drive BMW E36 Cup cars, as well as aerobatic displays will keep race fan entertained all weekend.
Peugeot team-mates Timmy and (younger brother) Kevin Hansen will fight it out against Audi driver Andreas Bakkerud for the 2019 World Rallycross title. Swede Timmy Hansen arrives in South Africa with a single point advantage over Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud.
Russian Timur Timerzyanov and teammate, Niclas Gronholm (son of Marcus), Guerlain Chicherit and Anton Marklund are just some of the multi-national cast. Former DTM champion Timo Scheider, one of the wild card entries, will be visiting Cape Town for the first time.
In their own words
City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for safety and security JP Smith says: “As the City of Cape Town we are really excited that the FIA World Rallycross Championship is returning to our beautiful city for a third straight year. In the first two years, the event was a wonderful experience for spectators who were kept on the edge by the exhilarating action on the circuit.”
Torben Olsen, the managing director of World RX for IMG Motorsports, the series promoter, is more than a little excited: “The FIA World Rallycross Championship is going from strength to strength. When you’ve got highly talented racers battling it out for glory, you can expect plenty of high-octane, frenetic action. Cape Town is in for a treat.”