I-PACE and F-PACE SVR take limelight at the 10th Jaguar Simola Hillclimb
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Three I-PACEs and a pair of F-PACE SVRs were the main highlight of the 10th Jaguar Simola Hillclimb.
To celebrate a decade of hill climb racing at the Knysna Speed Festival, South Africa’s equivalent of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, more than 150 racing drivers battled it out.
As sponsor of the hillclimb, Jaguar was out in force to mark the occasion, with the F-PACE SVR making its South African debut alongside Jaguar’s all-electric SUV and a pair of F-TYPE SVRs.
Driving the I-PACEs up the Simola Hillclimb, was South African Touring Car trio – Deon Joubert, Shaun Watson-Smith and Mike Briggs, with each car recording 12 runs up the 1.9km course without needing to be recharged over the weekend.
Journalists Ashley Oldfield and Marius Roberts managed secure first and second place in the SUV class – with their times only two seconds slower than the F-TYPEs managed.
Brothers Gavin and Mark Cronje, driving the F-TYPE SVRs, came first and second in their class, while Gavin scored second overall out of 26 entrants in the road-legal supercar category.
More than 17,000 spectators attended the three-day motoring festival, with almost 300,000 viewers tuning in to watch the action live.