Welkom RC Arena Showcase and Worlds track preview
World Championship Stage 1 Report
The Welkom RC Arena, South Africa is very proud to be the host of the 2018 IFMAR Electric On-Road Worlds Championship. We are very excited to welcome all participants and guests to our stunning new facility which is being constructed with the highest quality and comfort. The facility is designed with all forms of RC racing as well as spectator comfort. Already being a well known and respected RC destination in South Africa the Welkom RC Arena is poised to provide one of the best RC racing spectacles for the 2018 year and beyond.
South Africa Worlds build on target
Last August it was announced that the 10th running of the IFMAR World Championships for Electric Touring Car was being awarded to South Africa. A decision that was met with some strong resistance, racers divided over safety following incidents at previous World Championships hosted there, as time has passed teams & drivers appear to be more accepting of the location. Despite this some unsubstantiated talk has been doing the rounds that the event will not go ahead in South Africa. Taking on the responsibility for putting on the 2018 Worlds, Antonio Caroli has been travelling to the Reedy Race of Champions in the US and the ETS in Slovakia to talk to racers interested in making the trip to Welkom. Continue reading South Africa Worlds build on target
Welkom RC Arena – Progress PART II
Another progress video of the new developments at the Welkom RC racing arena. The building that can be seen in this video is the current racing facility which includes an indoor asphalt racing track, pitting area and Xray South Africa shop. Next to the parking area is where the new tracks are being developed with some progress on the off-road track that is visible.
Welkom RC Arena – Progress PART I
Construction has commenced at Welkom RC racing arena of the new off-road and on-road tracks. This video shows some of the progress that has been made and also demonstrates the size of the new developments.