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Cape Town to host FIA World Rallycross in 2017

Killarney race circuit in Cape Town will be hosting the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championships, the first time this event will be hosted in Africa.

The South African round of World RX will form the final event of next year’s calendar of the Rallycross.

Des Eason, Executive Manager at Killarney International Raceway, says this event will be a tremendous boost for the motor racing industry in the country.

According to Eason, the construction of a brand new rallycross track will begin in November and will become a permanent circuit which will host a new series of rallycrossing in South Africa.

He says this venture will create more jobs and also boost the economy.

Economic Opportunities MEC, Alan Winde says the event is good news for Africa and this international event will put Cape Town on the map.

He says this would also be an opportunity for young people to get involved in things they love and get them into artisanal skills training.

Listen to the full conversation below:

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