C Town to host 50th FIA World Rallycross Championship

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Cape Town is hosting the 50th Anniversary of the FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend. It’s also the first time in the history of the event that it’s held in the Southern Hemisphere.

Powerfull, fast and built for speed, cars can outrun a Formula 1 car to 100 kilometres per hour by more than a second.

Killarney race circuit had to modify the track to host the event.

Both international and local race drivers will compete for the inaugural grand finale of the season on African soil.

Local drivers hope to scoop the coveted title of world champion of the Rallycross.

These cars are modified hatchback saloons like the Peugeot 208.

Known champions such as Sebastien Loeb, Mattias Ekstrom and Ken Block are on the line up.

The event starts on Saturday and ends on Sunday when the new World Champion will be crowned.