Cape Town sponsor announced

Red and white will be the predominant colours in Cape Town in November as SABAT takes on the role of title sponsor for the championship deciding World Rallycross of South Africa at Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town from November 9 to 10.


SABAT Batteries, one of South Africa’s Leading Automotive Battery Brands manufactured and distributed by AutoX, has been confirmed as title sponsor for the series finale, that will crown the 2019 FIA World Rallycross champion to top off a sensational season culminating with Swede Timmy Hansen arriving in Cape Town just one championship point ahead of Norwegian Andreas Bakkerud with Hansen brother Kevin also in with a title shot.

“South African race fans have a grandstand seat to one of the highlights of the 2019 world motorsport calendar when the 2019 SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa crowns this year’s champion following a year long world title fight,” AutoX CEO Glenn Geldenhuis confirmed.


“SABAT Batteries is delighted to host this incredible event and we cannot wait to watch Timmy and Kevin Hansen, Andreas Bakkerud and the rest fighting it out right here in beautiful Cape Town — see you at Killarney!”

A household name with a marvellous South African racing history, SABAT Batteries has been a part of local motorsport since the late 1970s with the SABAT team being home to many driving legends racing cars in the brand’s iconic white and red colours.

Cape Town will host the 2019 SABAT World Rallycross of South Africa at the Killarney International Raceway. Now in its fifth season, the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy sees superstar drivers racing 400 kW RX Supercars capable of 0-100 km/h in under two seconds, competing in short, sharp races on mixed dirt and asphalt surfaces in amphitheatre venues.


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