Cape Town, South Africa, 6 October 2022: Do you have what it takes to get your cart to the finish line? The date to the most anticipated world-famous Red Bull Box Cart Race is gearing closer. Taking place on 06 November at the iconic Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, spectators will line up to witness cart-drivers take to the streets to be crowned the Red Bull Box Cart 2022 champions. 


Earlier this year Red Bull announced a call to action for potential participants to apply on the Red Bull Box Cart Race website by playing a quick online game which led to the application page where they could enter their team details. Teams of all levels, from amateur to experienced have been carefully selected by a panel of judges to take on the colourful steep street of the Bo-Kaap. 


The likes of Wolfs of Wall Street with TikTok sensation Jean Marc, Potjie Boytjies and Phala Phala Phala, signed up to partake in this fun concept where teams are challenged to create non-motorized carts that can race down a slope quicker than the other teams. This fun race is judged not only by the speed of the cart but also by the creative elements that stand out. 


The race judged by Red Bull MotorSport Athlete Giniel de Villiers, Red Bull FORBs – Skarra Ntubeni, Courtnaé Paul, Nasty C and Emo Adams and hosted by comedian Dalin Oliver alongside award winning content producer Nadia Jaftha and commentary by Brian Emminis will certainly be one for the books. 

“I’m super excited to be back, I first competed in Red Bull Box Cart in 2018 for team Skull Candy – we had such a great time. We had everybody, from MMA fighters to professional Red Bull drivers and we still didn’t make it down the track but we had an amazing dance routine along with it. I am looking forward to all the teams that will be entering from Mr Delivery to Chisa Nyama. We will be at the most historic location in the Bo-Kaap, so I can’t wait to see what all these teams will bring”, said Red Bull FORB Courtnaé Paul. 


This exciting non-motorised race offers spectators an action-packed thrill like no other, as they get to witness carts go through the challenging slope like track in the Bo-Kaap in Cape Town. Teams will have their driver skill and the craftsmanship of the box cart put to the test as one of the main sponsors, BFGoodrich has added a twist to the track with a cobblestones obstacle for racers and spectators to enjoy. 


Over 120 Red Bull Box Cart races have taken place in all parts of the world since the first one in Brussels 22 years ago. This family-filled event has since attracted and hosted over 4 million spectators. All roads lead to the colourful streets of the Bo-Kaap as the community gears up to give Mzansi unparalleled entertainment this November. 


Event information:


Red Bull Box Cart 


Date: 6 November 2022


Venue: Bo-Kaap, Cape Town  


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