Interested in watching the final of the best motorsport in the world? - #ShamelessPlug
This weekend the last round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship will take place in Cape Town, South Africa. It will be the end of what has probably been the best year for the series ever. The title fight could not be closer. After a tour across the world the first three, Andreas Bakkerud, Timmy & Kevin Hansen are separated by just 8 points. The difference between 1st and 2nd is only 1 point.
(And they called Formula 1 tense this year)
After all the big names (Solberg, Block, Loeb, Ekström…) and the reigning World Champion Johan Kristoffersson as well as the factory teams (Audi, VW, Ford, Peugeot) had left the series the playing field was suddenly much more leveled out. Last year was dominated by Volkswagen but this time they were all gone. And the fun was back!
Sadly the electric future is looming at the horizon with the series expectedly turning EV in 2021. The car for it was revealed last round in Latvia and it is so far everything we know. But no matter how they do it, at some point the exhaust pops of Anti-Lag and squirrel noises of wastegates will be going away. Soon.
If you want to know why Rallycross is the best motorsport in the world (excluding Goodwood races) you should visit one of their livestreams today (Qualifying 1&2) and tomorrow (Q3&4, Semifinals and Finals). The qualis are also recapped in the Final Show again if you feel short on time.
They are all free to watch on their Youtube channel. The Final Show might not if it is broadcasted in your country but it seemed to be a lot less this year.
See you hopefully then,
It is so worth it!