It’s understandable if you can’t wait for the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa to hit the Killarney Raceway in Cape Town on the 24th and 25th of November. The lineup is on another level, with motoring legends set to battle it out with past and present World Champions, and the weekend packed with enough activities to make the most ardent adrenalin junkie totally exhausted. Tickets are getting scarcer and scarcer so, unless you want you and the whole family to miss out on some truly unbelievable motoring action, make sure you grab a few, if you haven’t already.
And if you really can’t wait for the weekend, then you can start getting your kicks on the Thursday before, when the World Rallycross Parade blazes through the streets of normally sleepy Cape Town on the 22nd of November. A convoy of RX Supercars – that we all know can accelerate faster than their Formula 1 counterparts – will proceed from the back of Table Bay Hotel to the Amphitheatre, next to the Big Wheel, in the V&A Waterfront. It all gets going at 11:00, and it’s going to be a sight to behold: metal glistening in the warm summer sun, engines roaring through the streets, rubber burning, tyres screeching.
But it doesn’t end there. At the Waterfront there’ll be a meet and greet with the drivers, a chance for you to get up close and personal with these motoring masters. Petter Solberg will be there, as well as French legend Sebastien Loeb, Mattias Ekstrom, Kevin and Timmy Hansen, Andreas Bakkerud, our very own Ashley Haigh-Smith to mention a few. So if you’ve always wanted a super-quick signature scrawled on some intimate part of your body, be sure to bring a permanent marker.
“We see this as the precursor to a fantastically fast weekend,” says Claire Cobbledick, General Manger of Gumtree. “The parade will contain all the energy, excitement and power that’s going to set the track alight on Saturday and Sunday and, against the majestic natural backdrop that is Cape Town, it is not to be missed. We urge all fans to be there.”
So there you have it. Why wait for the weekend when the weekend is raring to get going a few days early? It’s all part of the magic that is World Rallycross…and it refuses to stop!
Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa
Killarney International Raceway
Saturday, 24th November 2018 – Sunday 25th November 2018
Tickets: R220 – R750. Kids under 12 are free
Hospitality tickets from R2500
For more information go to www.fiaworldrallycross.com