ARX and ARX2 stars head for World RX and GRiD in South Africa
(November 19) – No less than six drivers who have competed in Americas Rallycross (ARX) this year will be in action in South Africa over the next two weeks.
The final round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship will take place in Cape Town next weekend, where regular ARX Supercar driver Oliver Bennett will compete in his Mini Cooper S that he raced in three rounds of ARX this season, twice at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas and at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres in Canada. He will be joined on the grid by German Timo Scheider, driving the same ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport Seat Ibiza that he raced to so nearly score a podium in the first ever ARX round at Silverstone in the UK, until he was forced out with a technical issue. Scheider will be joined in another Ibiza by team owner Rene Munnich, who raced a Team STARD Ford Fiesta in ARX at GP3R.
ARX2 Champion Conner Martell and another ARX2 runner, Cole Keatts, will complete their seasons in the RX2 International Series at the Killarney International Raceway in Cape Town.
Then, just a week later, Bennett will move across to South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg, where the 25-year old will join several World RX drivers and double ARX podium finisher Ken Block at the Head Hoonigan in Charge’s Gymkhana GRiD event. In the last two years GRiD has been won by World RX Volkswagen drivers Petter Solberg and Johan Kristoffersson. But, while most rallycross drivers in the all-wheel-drive category are competing in their Supercars, Block is leaving his Loenbro Hoonigan Ford Focus RS RX back home and instead competing in his 1400bhp Ford Mustang RTR Hoonicorn V2, the car used in the Pikes Peak course in the Climbkhana video.