Following the success of Formula E, South Africa will play host to yet another international motorsport event when the Cape Town WRX Championship takes place in October.
Killarney International Raceway, the Mother City’s premier location for motorsport will play host to the Cape Town WRX Championship between the 7th and 9th of October for the penultimate round of the season.
Chairman of World RX of South Africa Iain Banner says, “I am delighted to announce that we are bringing another World Championship Motorsports event to South Africa. This time none other than the fabulous all electric World Rally Cross, to be staged over two days, at Killarney race circuit. With drivers like World Champion Johan Kristoffersson and the Hansen brothers, we can look forward to an incredible weekend of World Championship racing. A stunning ‘next up’ after our Formula E Cape Town race in February this year”.
The all-electric rallycross cars will be competing in the double-header and demonstrating the sport’s commitment to a sustainable future. This isn’t the first event of its kind in South Africa – the first Cape Town WRX event took place in 2017 with the second in 2019. Despite this history, this will be the first occasion that combustion-powered motors will not feature.
The Cape Town WRX event is also being organised by the same team that brought the FIA ABB Formula E Cape Town E-Prix to the Mother City in February 2023. That being said, this second, electrified motorsport event is another proud moment for the city says Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.
“We are delighted to welcome the FIA World Rallycross back to Cape Town. We know Capetonians have the appetite for thrilling motorsports as we saw with the Cape Town E-Prix back in February, and we look forward to showing the world more ways in which we can stage high-impact, successful and sustainable events”.
Ticket prices start at R275 and are available from 29th August on Webtickets. Discounted family/group packages are also available.