The SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa will rock Killarney International Raceway on 9th and 10th November – here are all the facts and figures about this incredible weekend of racing:
- 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 Championship at Killarney for the next three years.
- SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa will see Peugeot team-mates Timmy and younger brother Kevin Hansen fight it out with Audi driver Andreas Bakkerud for the 2019 World Rallycross title among a full field of RX Supercars.
- The SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa comprises a dramatic series of short, sharp quick-fire head-to-head races on the 60 percent tar, 40 percent gravel Killarney amphitheatre rallycross circuit.
- The 600 horsepower, 900Nm all-wheel drive turbocharged two-litre Supercars weigh only 1300 kilograms and accelerate to 100km/h in 1.9 seconds – faster than a Formula 1 racer.
- They’ll be backed by a curtain raiser program including races for 310 horsepower, 300Nm naturally aspirated 2.4-litre mid-rear engined all-wheel drive international RX2 machines capable of 100km/h in 3.5 seconds.
- Fans will also be treated to a full support program including local racing categories for two-litre front-wheel drive rally cars and three-litre rear-wheel drive BMW E36 Cup cars, 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.
- The SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa is brought to you by WRX promotors IMG, the City of Cape Town, WorldSport and the Killarney International Raceway.
- It brings a significant boost to the local economy through broadcast rights, hotel stays, services and foreign holidaymakers following the series, among much more.
- The event 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 against the backdrop of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain.
- This event entertains millions of international social media followers.
- Cape Town’s Killarney International Raceway includes the 3.267 kilometre main circuit, the twisty tar and gravel 1067 metre track, which includes sections of the main circuit and a jump, Karting and Tar Oval tracks and a drag strip, all of which enjoy regular action throughout the race season.
- Killarney celebrated 70 years of racing in 2017; it first hosted motor racing in 1947 — remnants of the original track remain visible around the Clubhouse. It first hosted international racing on its current format at the non-championship 1960 Cape Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Cape Town will host the final round of the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy at the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town on 9 and 10 November.
Now in its fifth season, the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy sees superstar drivers racing 400kW RX Supercars capable of 0-100km/h in under two seconds, competing in short, sharp races on mixed dirt and asphalt surfaces in amphitheatre venues.