SOUTH AFRICAN RX TRACK LAYOUT REVEALED
The final FIA approved circuit diagram of the new FIA World Rallycross Championship circuit at Killarney International Raceway on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, has been revealed.
The circuit, which is 1.060kms in length, will host the final round of World RX this season (11-12 November) with preparations of the new unsealed (loose) sections well under construction.
Cars will launch away from the start line in November down a straight into a high-speed braking area for turn one, a long right-hander that tightens into a sharp right-hand corner for turn two. The circuit then changes from sealed to unsealed surface for the first time, quickly followed by a left-hand corner (turn three) before returning to tarmac (sealed) for a straight run into the tight right-left turns four and five, back onto unsealed surface.
Turn six is a long right-hand corner that tightens, while the joker lap will split left, running around the outside initially on tarmac before tightening into a right-hander (turn 6a), back onto an unsealed surface. The standard and joker laps merge as the circuit re-joins the sealed surface that takes cars into a heavy braking area and the left-right of turn seven and eight, then over the finish line.
“I expect South Africa to become a fantastic event,” said two-time World RX Champion Petter Solberg, who today announced a new partnership with Johan Kristoffersson and Volkswagen Motorsport for 2017. “What more would a motorsport loving crowd want than a full World RX display of the roughest and fastest cars on the planet racing each other? I will for sure be there fighting for the season finale win!”
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