Last updated on Nov 23rd, 2018 at 07:43 am
It’s confirmed: the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa, on the 24th and 25th of November at the Killarney Raceway in Cape Town, is the only place to be if you’re a speed freak and confirmed is the final list of drivers who will be battling it out on the tarmac, a lineup that includes past and present legends. So seriously, if you don’t have tickets, then get them soon…they’re selling almost as fast as the Supercar and RX2 vehicles that will be roaring all weekend. Make sure you get for the whole family. Kids under 12 are free, and there’s loads of off-track entertainment, like the majestic Silver Falcons Air Show and the Monster Energy Rig. It seriously doesn’t get any better than this, or bigger, or faster. And so, without further ado, meet the stars that will be coming out to play in Cape Town.
The amount of racing over the weekend is astounding, from the moment gates open at 07h00 on Saturday morning until it’s all over at 18:00 on Sunday evening. You will get to see the incredible World RX Supercars and RX2 in action over a number of warm-ups, practice sessions and eliminating heats to semi-finals and head-to-head finals over the entire weekend. The cars with the world’s champion and top rally and rallycross drivers will display the craft when up to five cars pile into the first corner at speeds of around 200kph. This is possible with the horsepower and torque of the RX2 cars clearing 0-100 kph in some 3.5 seconds and the Supercars reaching the 100-mark in just 1,9 seconds.
In addition to all the on-track action, there are numerous breaks where even more high-octane antics take centre stage. Two displays of precision flying by the Silver Falcons Aerial Display Team of the South African Air Force will light up the sky, the FMX Show will enthral on a number of occasions, as will the Monster Energy Rig Riot. Throughout the weekend there will be 10-minute breaks to enjoy some crazy car antics in the Drift and Cross Car Demo, and in addition there will be two autograph sessions with the drivers, one on each day. If your dream is to have something signed by current World Champion Johan Kristoffersson, or any of the other incredible drivers, then don’t miss this.
In-between the racing and the celeb spotting, there has to be time to enjoy the rest of the activities. So if
you’re into gin or wellness, good food or tourism, then you’ll find a stand catering to your needs. And that’s
not even counting the wealth of motoring exhibitors who will be displaying everything from batteries and mag
wheels to motor spares and WRX merchandise.
It will definitely be one to remember! It’s going to be one jam-packed-all-out-action-all-weekend event, so get some rest beforehand and come ready to do it all.
The prize includes:
- 2 Weekend passes valued at R4364 each and includes:
- Bedouin Tent Hospitality
- Grand Stand Seating
- Complimentary Beer, Wine and soft drinks
- 3 course Buffet
- Premium Parking on site 4:1
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