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2018 Gumtree WRX of South Africa at Killarney – final countdown begins

2018 Gumtree WRX of South Africa at Killarney – final countdown begins

A message from Johan Kristoffersson

World class motorsport will be back at Killarney International Raceway in 30 days with the Gumtree World RX of South Africa on 24-25 November.

The Gumtree World RX of South Africa, held for the first time last year, is the final event of the twelve-event world championship season which began in Barcelona in April and included races in Canada, the USA, Europe, Latvia and Sweden.

World RX is a combination of rallying and circuit racing with thrilling, head-to-head racing on mixed surfaces (dirt and asphalt). The RX Supercars with over 600bhp have the ability to accelerate from 0-95kph in less than two seconds – faster than an F1 car.

Johan Kristoffersson of Sweden, who won at Killarney last year, has already wrapped up the world title in his Volkswagen Polo R but he says he’s gunning for a repeat win: “I loved the atmosphere and the crowds last year”. Kristofferson’s also looking forward to “Cape Town’s food and sunshine”.

Former world champions Mattias Ekstrӧm and Peter Solberg are locked in a tight battle with Andreas Bakkerud for the runner-up position.

Frenchman Sébastien Loeb, who won nine consecutive world rallying titles before taking up WRX in 2016, will also be in action.

Killarney has enhanced spectator viewing areas for the occasion and there’s a full programme of entertainment lined up in addition to the WRX showpiece.

Some categories of weekend passes for the event have sold out but tickets are still available at ticketpro.co.za

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