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FIA World Rallycross - an electrifying return to Cape Town


The all-electric FIA World Rallycross Championship makes its way to the Mother City for a double header at Killarney International Raceway from 7 to 8 October 2023.

For those new to the sport, World Rallycross is a combination of rallying and circuit racing that has rally cars going head-to-head in short, sharp races doing incredible and astonishing ramps and jumps that take place on a mixed surface, usually dirt and asphalt.

The FIA World Rallycross Championship race made its debut in Africa for the 2017 season and returned to Cape Town in 2019 for another thrilling contest at Killarney International Raceway.

In 2022, the World RX Championship series entered a new era by going fully-electric.

The 2023 World RX South African leg will feature all-electric races seeing star drivers from Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden compete in ZEROID X1 vehicles.

The Mother City’s iconic Table Mountain serves as the race’s spectacular backdrop as the international drivers take to the multi-surface track to compete for the World Championship title at Killarney International Raceway on 7 and 8 October 2023.

‘The City of Cape Town is thrilled to support yet another World Championship Motorsports event in the Mother City. Cape Town continues to show its skill in staging world-class and sustainable motorsport events and we look forward to working together with organisers to grow rallycross as a sport.

‘It is exciting to see that the sport is becoming inclusive to women too with Klara Andersson becoming the first ever woman to claim a podium spot last season and now visiting and competing in our city for the first time. This is certainly an event that Capetonian motorsport fans won’t want to miss out on,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security Alderman JP Smith.

Fan Experience
This is a weekend of thrilling entertainment for the whole family, both on and off the track. Fans can expect:
• A fan store to get you kitted out with WRX fan merchandise, from tees and caps, to socks and jackets
• A food and beverage zone to satisfy every craving and budget
• Autograph sessions with the all-electric World RX drivers
• Drifting exhibitions taking place in front of Grandstand E and the grass embankment where some of the Mother City’s best drifters strut their stuff
• A rally simulation time trial gaming activation with prizes up for grabs
• Stunt display by multiple national champion Brian Capper, attacking a series of impossible obstacles.
• A beer tent

A detailed schedule of events can be viewed HERE


Guests are reminded that parking is limited at the venue and MyCiTi services will be assisting with a park and ride facility as follows:
• From Table View MyCiti Station
• From Century City (Long March to Freedom Parking) to Killarney MyCiti Station

WHAT: FIA World Rallycross Championship
WHERE: Killarney International Raceway, 6 Potsdam Rd, Table View, Cape Town, 7439
WHEN: 7 to 8 October 2023
TICKETS: still available HERE