It’s confirmed: the Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa, on the 24th and 25th of November at the Killarney Raceway in Cape Town, is the only place to be if you’re a speed freak and confirmed is the final list of drivers who will be battling it out on the tarmac, a lineup that includes past and present legends. So seriously, if you don’t have tickets, then get them soon…they’re selling almost as fast as the Supercar and RX2 vehicles that will be roaring all weekend. Make sure you get for the whole family. Kids under 12 are free, and there’s loads of off-track entertainment, like the majestic Silver Falcons Air Show and the Monster Energy Rig. It seriously doesn’t get any better than this, or bigger, or faster. And so, without further ado, meet the stars that will be coming out to play in Cape Town.

Current World Champion Johan Kristoffersson, who drives a factory-developed Volkswagen Polo Supercar for Team PSRX Volkswagen, leads the pack. The Swede currently tops the 2018 Championship Leaderboard, intent on defending his 2017 title. Compatriots Robin Larsson ofOlsbergs MSE, Mattias Ekström of EKS Audi Sport, Timmy Hansen of Team Peugeot Total and his brother Kevin of Team Peugeot-Hansen are also in the mix, ensuring that Sweden maintain a strong presence on the Cape track.

French legend Sebastien Loeb of Team Peugeot Total is the world’s most successful rally driver, and will be looking to add to the six podiums he took in 2017, but he’ll have stiff competition at Killarney from Latvian champion Janis Baumanis of Team Stard and the highly experienced Russian Timur Timerzyanov of the GRX Taneco Team. All three are currently neck-and-neck in this year’s top ten.

Kristoffersson’s racing partner, Norwegian Petter Solberg will also be here, as will fellow countryman Andreas Bakkerud of EKS Audi Sport and the rising young Finn Niclas Grönholm of GRX Taneco Team. Making up the rest of the pack are GC Kompetition drivers Guerlain Chicherit and Anton Marklund, ALL-INKL.COM Munnich 77 drivers Timo Schedier and Rene Munnich, Gregoire Demoustier of Sebastien Loeb Racing, Oliver Bennett of Oliver Bennett and Kevin Eriksson of Olsbergs MSE.

That’s quite a list…and it’s going to be quite a weekend. Wait, make that a long weekend! Because on Thursday the 22nd of November the World Rallycross Parade makes its way from the back of the Table Bay Hotel to the Amphitheatre at the V&A Waterfront where drivers, including Kristoffersson, Loeb and Solberg, will be signing autographs at a special meet and greet. It’s the perfect way to get in the mood for a perfect weekend of non-stop, all-out, full-throttle action. Make sure you and the family are there!

 

Official Drivers Entry List

#

Driver

Nat

Car

Competitor

Nat

1

Johan Kristoffersson

SWE

VW Polo R

PSRX Volkswagen Sweden

SWE

4

Robin Larsson

SWE

Ford Fiesta

Olsbergs MSE

SWE

5

Mattias Ekstrom

SWE

Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

EKS Audi Sport

SWE

6

Janis Baumanis

LAT

Ford Fiesta

Team Stard

AUT

7

Timur Timerzyanov

RUS

Hyundai i20

GRX Taneco Team

FIN

9

Sebastien Loeb

FRA

Peugeot 208 WRX

Team Peugeot Total

FRA

11

Petter Solberg

NOR

VW Polo R

PSRX Volkswagen Sweden

SWE

13

Andreas Bakkerud

NOR

Audi S1 EKS RX quattro

EKS Audi Sport

SWE

21

Timmy Hansen

SWE

Peugeot 208 WRX

Team Peugeot Total

FRA

36

Guerlain Chicherit

FRA

Renault Megane RS

GC Kompetition

FRA

42

Oliver Bennett

GBR

Mini Cooper

Oliver Bennett

GBR

44

Timo Schedier

DEU

Seat Ibiza

ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport

DEU

66

Gregoire Demoustier

BEL

Peugeot 208

Sebastien Loeb Racing

FRA

68

Niclas Gronholm

FIN

Hyundai i20

GRX Taneco Team

FIN

71

Kevin Hansen

SWE

Peugeot 208 WRX

Team Peugeot-Hansen

SWE

77

Rene Munnich

DEU

Seat Ibiza

ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport

DEU

92

Anton Marklund

SWE

Renault Megane RS

GC Kompetition

FRA

96

Kevin Eriksson

SWE

Ford Fiesta

Olsbergs MSE

SWE

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

Tickets: www.ticketpros.co.za

Media accreditation: http://wrxsa.co.za/media/

For more information go to www.fiaworldrallycross.com

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