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The most exciting weekend on Cape Town's motorsport calendar shifts gear 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 take a selfie of a lifetime with title fighters, the Hansen brothers Timmy and Kevin, and Andreas Bakkerud; his teammate Liam Doran and Oliver Bennett and 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 International Raceway to start preparing the weekend's real action as Timmy Hansen starts the weekend with a single point lead over Andreas Bakkerud, with younger brother Kevin also in with a real shout of the title, just eight points adrift.
So, take this awesome 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!
Tickets are available at www.quicket.co.za