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World Rallycross Championship finale gets into first gear

Enthusiasts have gathered at the V&A Waterfront's Amphitheater to hear from their motor racing heroes.

A World Rallycross event. Picture: @FIAWorldRX/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - Top international rallycross drivers have gathered at the V&A Waterfront for the launch of the 2017 World Rallycross Championship finale in Cape Town.

Killarney International Raceway will host the 12th round of the series this weekend.

Enthusiasts have gathered at the V&A Waterfront's Amphitheater to hear from their motor racing heroes.

Cape Town's Ashley Haigh-Smith is excited to be taking his Olsbergs MSE Ford Fiesta through its paces this weekend.

“It’s faster than a formula one car off the start line, 0 to 100.9 seconds is amazing, everything about it is handled so well.”

Pretoria's Mark Cronje says he's aim is to at least reach the semi-finals.

“The car is an absolute beast it, makes around just under 700 horse power, it's exceptionally quick, its four-wheel drive. It’s got a lodge control. It really is an animal to drive.”

World Rallycross Champion for 2017, Johan Kristoffersson says he's delighted the event is being hosted in Cape Town.

WATCH: World Rallycross visits Cape Town for the first time

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