Cape Town race fans have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with true gladiators to the sound of the noonday canon at the V&A Waterfront on Thursday. The men set to fight it out to be world champions at this weekend’s SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa will be out to meet you at the V&A Waterfront at 12 noon this Thursday 7 November.
The most exciting weekend on Cape Town's motorsport calendar gets revved up with the World Rallycross Parade, where race fans are free to mingle with the championship contenders and their cars in anticipation of a seismic weekend of the FIA World Rallycross Championship action at the Killarney International Raceway this Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November.
Thursday will see a convoy of 400kW World Rallycross Supercars that normally accelerate to 100km/h in under two seconds, setting off at walking pace from behind the Table Bay Hotel, through the streets of the Waterfront before assembling at the Amphitheatre by the Big Wheel.
There you will have the unique opportunity to meet, mingle, chat and shoot the selfie of a lifetime with title fighters, Swedish Peugeot Hansen brothers Timmy and Kevin, and Norwegian Audi man Andreas Bakkerud; his teammate Liam Doran and his British Mini Cooper compatriot Oliver Bennett and Latvian Ford Fiesta pilot driver Janis Baumanis.
The parade should prove a hoot too — those evil-tempered World Rallycross Supercars do not run very well at all at low revs, while their severely race-limited steering lock will make the drivers sweat for all the wrong reasons to make it among the more interesting parades you've ever witnessed. They clearly won't be doing much waving until they get to the Amphitheatre!
With the parade done and dusted, it will be back to Killarney to start preparing the weekend's real action as Timmy Hansen starts the weekend with a single point’s world championship advantage over Andreas Bakkerud, with younger brother Kevin also in with a real shout of the title, just eight points adrift aboard his yellow Peugeot.
So, take the opportunity to meet the men and machines on Thursday and make sure you book your tickets well in advance to witness one of the biggest racing attractions ever to hit the Cape as South Africa’s only FIA World Championship motorsport event goes down at Killarney International Raceway this 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 about World Rallycross Cape Town at: www.fiaworldrallycross.com
Keep up to date at www.facebook.com/Capetownrx
Follow it on #capetownrx on Instagram and @CapetownRX on Twitter
Catch up with this and past seasons’ action at www.youtube.com/RallycrossRXTV.
Tickets are available at www.quicket.co.za
World Rallycross Cape Town Travel Packages are available at https://travel.worldsport.co.za/wrx-cape-town