WhatWorld Rallycross Cape Town Facts
WhereKillarney International Raceway, Cape Town
When9-10 November 2019

All about Cape Town's epic attraction

SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa happens at Killarney in Cape Town 9-10 November - here's everything you need to know about that incredible weekend of racing:

  • SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa is the final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
  • SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa will race at the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town over the weekend of 9-10 November 2019.
  • World Rallycross of South Africa has been confirmed as the season finale at FIA World Rallycross Championship at Killarney for the next three years.
  • SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa will see Peugeot drivers, Hansen brothers, Timmy and Kevin and Audi driver Andres Bakkerud fight it out for the 2019 World Rallycross title among a full field of RX Supercars.
  • SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa comprises dramatic series of short, sharp quick-fire head-to-head races on the mixed surface dirt and asphalt Killarney amphitheatre RX track. 
  • 447kW 900Nm 1300kg turbocharged 2-litre all-wheel drive World Rallycross Supercars accelerate to 100km/h in 1.9 seconds – faster than a Formula 1 racer. 
  • The World Rallycross Supercars will be backed by a curtain raiser program including races for 230kW 300Nm 1,210kg naturally aspirated 2.4-litre rear engined all-wheel drive international RX2 machines capable of 100km/h in 3.5 seconds.
  • SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa fans will also be treated to a full support program comprising local racing categories, aerobatic displays, expos, fan zones, food, drinks, apparel for sale and family fun in a fine Cape Town and South African experience.
  • WRX Cape Town 2017 was the first FIA-sanctioned world championship event in South Africa since the 1993 F1 Grand Prix. 
  • The well attended WRX Cape Town 2017 proved a great success as it attracted significant driver praise and media coverage, while also proving a splendid spectator experience for an enthusiastic crowd.
  • Title sponsor SABAT is a household name with a marvellous South African racing history since the late 1970s as home to many driving legends racing cars in the brand’s iconic white and red colours. South Africa’s battery of choice.
  • There is a SABAT Battery for every vehicle from cars, bakkies and trucks to motorcycles and quad bikes, boats, jet skis and much more.
  • SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa is a partnership between WRX promotors, international sports and eventing company IMG, the City of Cape Town, WorldSport and the Killarney International Raceway.
  • SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa brings a significant boost to the local economy through broadcast rights, hotel stays, services and foreign holidaymakers following the series, among much more.
  • SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa will be broadcast to 160 countries around the world, both live and through highlights packages.
  • Millions of television viewers around the world will witness the fastest growing branch of motorsport racing at the foot of Table Mountain – one of the World’s New Seven Wonders of Nature. 
  • FIA World Rallycross Championship teams and drivers entertain millions of international social media followers.
  • Cape Town's popular Killarney International Raceway comprises the RX track and the 3.2km main circuit, a short circuit, karting and oval tracks and a drag strip, all of which enjoy regular action throughout the race season. 
  • The twisty gravel and asphalt Killarney RX track comprises aspects of the main circuit and a jump to guarantee incredible non-stop racing once each set of races commences.
  • Killarney celebrated 70 years of racing by staging the first ever World Rallycross Championship in 2017. 
  • Killarney first hosted motor racing in 1947 — remnants of the original track remain visible around the Clubhouse.
  • Killarney first hosted an international racing on its current format at the non-championship 1960 Cape Formula 1 Grand Prix. 
  • Find out more about World Rallycross Cape Town at
  • Keep up to date at on Instagram and @CapetownRX on Twitter.
  • Catch up with this and past seasons’ action at
  • Tickets are available at 
  • World Rallycross Cape Town Travel Packages are available at


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