All You Need to Know About This Weekend’s Gumtree World RX of South Africa


All You Need to Know About This Weekend’s Gumtree World RX of South Africa

Taking place at the Killarney International Raceway, the Cape Town RX is the 12th and final round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy.


To say I’m excited would be the most radical understatement. As I mentioned earlier on social media (insert link) this is perhaps the most significant week of my life so far.


Because of that the build up has obviously been pretty hectic, with the past two weeks something of a blur.


Anyway, here are some details directly from to help you best enjoy the racing this weekend:


The first time you will be able to see my Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta will be at the official parade tomorrow (Thursday 9 November) from 12:20-13:00. It will start at the Table Bay Hotel and make its way to the V&A Amphitheatre, where there will be autograph and Q&A, opportunities.


Here I will also be giving away four standing tickets to the weekend’s racing…Be there!


If you don’t yet have tickets (and aren’t lucky enough to win those one of those four) there are still some available here.


Gumtree World RX South Africa Parking


We will be located here:

Gumtree World RX South Africa Venue Map


Cape Town RX marks the first time that rallycross has taken place on the continent of Africa and is the only FIA World Championship event to be staged in sub-Saharan Africa, it is just fitting then that it happens at the iconic Killarney Race Track.


The circuit is 1.07km long and comprises 60% asphalt and 40% dirt.


If you cannot make it to the track, Supersport will broadcast the event from 14h00 on Sunday on channel 205. The races will also be live-streamed on Youtube.



Friday 10 November
1500 Pre-event press conference in the press room (Petter Solberg, Mattias Ekstrom, Ashley Haigh-Smith and Mark Cronje)


Saturday 11 November
0830 Photographers’ briefing
0915 World RX and RX2 Free Practice
1015 MSA Rally
1100 World RX and RX2 Free Practice #2
1200 Terry Gant stunt demonstration
Lunch break
1210 Pit Walk #1
1230 Jason Webb Drift demonstration
1240 South African Cross Country Series demo #1
1300 MSA Rally Q1
Q1: RX2
Q1: World RX
1400 Track Maintenance
1415 Pit Walk #2
1430 Silver Falcons air display
1450 Monster Energy Rig Riot
1510 Terry Grant stunt demo
1525 South African cross Country Series demo #2
1540 MSA Rally Q2
Q2: RX2
Q2: World RX
1640 Jason Webb drift demo
1650 Pit Walk #3
1700 End of day one press conference (top three after Q2)
1730 Autograph session: World RX and RX2


Sunday 12 November
0830 Photographers’ briefing
0900 Warm-up: all categories
1000 Q3: World RX
Q3: RX2
Q3: MSA Rally
1045 Pit Walk #4
1115 Terry Grant stunt demo
1135 Jason Webb stunt demo
1145 South African Country Series demo
1200 Q4: World RX
Q4: RX2
Q4: MSA Rally
1300 Pit Walk #5
1310 Monster Energy Rig Riot
1320 Autograph Session
1345 Jason Webb drift demo
1400 South African Cross Country Series demo
1415 Semi-finals: RX2
1430 Final: MSA Rally
1440 Silver Falcons display
1445 Terry Grant stunt demo
1500 Semi-finals: World RX
Final: RX2
Final: World RX
1550 Podium
1610 Press conference: Top three World RX Supercar
1620 Press conference: Top three RX2


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