Thursday 31 October 2019

World RX of South Africa: Everything you need to know and a bit more.

The SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa heads to Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town on 9-10 November - here's everything you need to know about that adrenaline weekend of racing:

  • New World Champions will be crowned on South African soil in the FIA World Rallycross Championship and RX2 International Series.
  • Timmy Hansen leads the World Rallycross Championship by a single point ahead of Andreas Bakkerud, while younger Hansen brother Kevin is eight points behind.
  • Oliver Eriksson leads the 2019 RX2 International Series Championship by 21-points, with 30 points available at the season finale in Cape Town.
  • The SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa is the final round of the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship.
  • World Rallycross of South Africa has been confirmed as the season finale at FIA World Rallycross Championship at Killarney for the next two years.
  • SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa comprises dramatic series of short, sharp quick-fire head-to-head races on the mixed surface dirt and asphalt Killarney amphitheater RX track. 
  • 447kW 900Nm 1300kg turbocharged 2-litre all-wheel drive World Rallycross Supercars accelerate to 100km/h in 1.9 seconds – faster than a Formula 1 racer. 
  • The World Rallycross Supercars will be backed by a curtain raiser program including races for 230kW 300Nm 1,210kg naturally aspirated 2.4-litre rear engined all-wheel drive international RX2 machines capable of 100km/h in 3.5 seconds.
  • SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa fans will also be treated to a full support program comprising local racing categories, aerobatic displays, expos, fan zones, food, drinks, apparel for sale and family fun in a fine Cape Town and South African experience.
  • WRX Cape Town 2017 was the first FIA-sanctioned world championship event in South Africa since the 1993 F1 Grand Prix. 
  • Title sponsor SABAT is a household name with a marvellous South African racing history since the late 1970s as home to many driving legends racing cars in the brand’s iconic white and red colours. South Africa’s battery of choice.
  • SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa will be broadcast to 160 countries around the world, both live and through highlights packages.
  • Millions of television viewers around the world will witness the fastest growing branch of motorsport racing at the foot of Table Mountain – one of the World’s New Seven Wonders of Nature. 
  • Cape Town's popular Killarney International Raceway comprises the RX track and the 3.2km main circuit, a short circuit, karting and oval tracks and a drag strip, all of which enjoy regular action throughout the race season. 
  • The twisty gravel and asphalt Killarney RX track comprises aspects of the main circuit and a jump to guarantee incredible non-stop racing once each set of races commences.
  • Killarney first hosted motor racing in 1947 — remnants of the original track remain visible around the Clubhouse. The circuit first hosted an international racing event on its current format at the non-championship 1960 Cape Formula 1 Grand Prix. 
Tickets are available at

World Rallycross Cape Town Travel Packages are available at

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