Thursday 31 October 2019

World RX of South Africa support races announced.

Local rallycross and the RX2 International Series will serve as support series to the FIA World Rallycross Championship finale in Cape Town. 

The promoters for the 2019 SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa has today announced that local rallycross drivers will go head-to-head on 9 and 10 November in two fully-fledged support classes for the first time.

There will be races for the conventional two-litre front-wheel-drive rally and rallycross cars, as well as for the high-revving 'big sixes' of the E36 Cup – three litre rear-wheel-drive BMW 3 Series luxury sedan dating from the late 1990s that enjoy a cult following among South African petrolheads.

Each class will compete in two qualifying races of four laps for five cars on Saturday 9 November and one on Sunday morning, 10 November. The top six cars from qualifying in each class will then go through to a six-lap final on Sunday.

World Rallycross and RX2 series cars, are all four-wheel-drive, while local competitors have either front or rear-wheel-drive, depending on their class. This means that the techniques of driving on the 60% asphalt and 40% gravel circuit will be very different from each other, as well as from the World Rallycross competitors – possibly resulting in some unconventional racing lines, particularly in the dirt sections.

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