The finale of the FIA World Rallycross Championship drifts into Cape Town this weekend.

For the first time on the African continent, the prestigious global racing event culminates in its final leg at Killarney race circuit.

Des Easom, Executive Manager of Killarney International Raceway says, “Killarney is delighted to be hosting this first of its kind event in Africa. Our thousands of loyal fans and spectators, Cape Town and its New Seven Wonders of Nature Table Mountain deserve no less. This is a thrilling, highly competitive form of racing with international appeal and media coverage. We look forward to working with IMG and pooling our expertise and experience on the series of events. This is a great addition to our whole-year racing calendar and spectators can look forward to an international and world-class event.”

The City of Cape Town’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson, said that the city’s investment in this initiative will reaffirm Cape Town’s status as a world-class African city. “Worldwide, motorsport is a significant generator of economic activity. This in turn enables economic growth and drives job creation. The City of Cape Town will do everything in its power to create an enabling environment to unlock investment and employment opportunities. This sporting event will also contribute positively to tourism, the marketing of Cape Town as a preferred destination and help to grow this sport in South Africa and in the rest of Africa. In South Africa in particular, sport has had a profound reconciliatory impact and we look forward to welcoming our diverse communities as well as the international fraternity.”

The schedule for the weekend’s event is as follows:

Friday, November 10
15:00–15:30 Press conference (with Mattias Ekström)

Saturday, November 11
09:15–10:15 Free practice 1
11:00–12:00 Free practice 2
13:15–14:00 Qualifying 1 (Q1)
16:00–16:45 Qualifying 2 (Q2)

Sunday, November 12
09:00–09:30 Warm-up
10:00–10:45 Qualifying 3 (Q3)
12:00–12:45 Qualifying 4 (Q4)
15:00–15:50 Semi-finals and final

 

Photography FIA World Rallycross

Article written by

capeetc

We love this place! Cape Town Etc features news, reviews, entertainment and lifestyle in the Mother City.