Jaguar Simola Hillclimb gets a different kind of American muscle.
The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb has grown in leaps every year with last year being Jaguar’s biggest and most prestigious race meeting since its inception. So prestigious in fact it’s now considered the premier motorsport event on the calendar.
With rugby players, international actors and media all eager to be part of the event it’s no wonder that international stars are now starting to show interest in competing.
This year Jaguar have upped the ante and brought in Motortrend driver Randy Pobst to compete in a 423kW Jaguar F-Type SVR. Pobst will be hoping for a podium finish in what can be called one of the trickiest races in Africa.
“I’d heard many wonderful things from my colleague Kai Goddard at Inde Motorsport Ranch about the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb and South Africa. When Jaguar and the organizers got in touch to invite me, I felt honoured, thrilled, and I simply knew that I had to seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Pobst. “In 40 years of racing I’ve been all over the US and to Europe, but this will be my first time in this seemingly beautiful and exotic country. I can’t wait to see the crowds and competition at the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb.”
This year’s Jaguar Simola Hillclimb starts with Classic Car Friday, on 5 May, where owners of historic road and race cars can compete in their iconic cars for the Classic Conqueror trophy. From 6 – 7 May, attention will turn to the exhilarating King of the Hill competition, which will see 84 road-going cars and supercars, modified saloon cars and single-seater and sports racing cars charging up the 1.9km-long Simola Hill for their respective King of the Hill titles and the special ‘Jody’ trophies.
Spectator tickets for the 2017 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb start at R100 for a day pass and R220 for a pit pass. Tickets can be purchased on www.itickets.co.za. For more information, visit www.jaguarsimolahillclimb.com.