Local petrol heads are set to be thrilled at the hottest event on this year’s motorsport calendar, the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa. Tickets are now on sale for the action-packed weekend, to be held at Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town from 10 -12 November.
Gumtree South Africa is a proud title sponsor of the event, the first world championship rallycross ever to be hosted in Africa. “It’s a unique opportunity to help bring top class motorsport to local fans who deserve to see this kind of thrilling action”, says Johan Nel, Director-GM of Gumtree South Africa.
Gumtree has more than 75,000 vehicles listed for sale and 1.2 million users browsing the Automotive category every month. Nel says this high volume of activity provides great insight into the passions of the local motoring community: “we knew this event would be massive and the uptake of tickets so far demonstrates we were right”.
Some categories of passes for the event have already sold out but tickets are still available at ticketpro.co.za.
All the sport’s superstar drivers – including Sebastien Loeb, Petter Solberg, Mattias Ekstrom, Ken Block and local legend Jon Williams – are expected to compete in what will be the final event of the 2017 world championship.
Rallycross delivers wheel-to-wheel heats and a final contested in RX Supercars, with over 600bhp, on a twisty, mixed asphalt and dirt surface. A new circuit has been constructed at Killarney especially for the world championship event along with enhanced spectator viewing areas.
Nel believes it will be “a world class, landmark couple of days for the historic track and for all local motorsport enthusiasts, and we’re really proud to be a part of it all”.