Saturday, 19 October 2019

RX2 Champion to be crowned at World RX of South Africa.

The FIA World Rallycross Championship is not the only international series set for a title showdown on the 9-10 November at the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town. 

RX2 — the official World Rallycross support series sees all drivers racing identical 200kW all-wheel-drive cars on the same track as the main series. 

The RX2 Championship leader Oliver Eriksson will go head-to-head with Finnish driver Jesse Kallio for the 2019 RX2 crown. Along with the coveted title - Eriksson or Kallio could walk away with a World Rallycross Supercar drive for 2020. 

“The title race has been my main focus, but it’s not done yet,” said championship leader Oliver Eriksson. “The fight goes on to the season finale, where I am sure we are going to thrill the South African fans in Cape Town like never before – I cannot wait, it’s going to be an absolute blast both on and off the track!”

If you thought the title fight would be the main attraction think again. There is a three-way fight for third in the RX2 championship between Ben-Philip Gundersen, ARX2 champion Fraser McConnell and Sami-Matti Trogen. 

“I managed to beat Oliver head-to-head at the last race and my plan has to be to do that to take the title away from him,” Ben-Philip Gundersen said. “Things are coming good for us as we move on to South Africa after a tough start to our season and we are looking forward to a super-thrilling final installment of this season’s title fight — bring it on!”

Behind the battle for the third, Vasiliy Gryazin sits a lonely sixth ahead of William Nilsson, Simon Olofsson, and Anders Michalak, all in another close fight with Steve Volders. 

Written By: Junaid Samodien

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