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WATCH: Bernie Hellberg Jnr explains SA Coty's judging process

2017-02-03 14:36

CRUNCH TIME: The Guild of SA Motor Journalists put the nine cars through their paces. Image: Wheels24 / Laykin Rudolph

Pretoria - The 2017 WesBank Car of the Year competition has wrapped up two grueling days of testing in Pretoria West at the revamped Kyalami International Circuit.

AutoTrader speaks to the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists and COTY chairman, Bernard Hellberg Jnr, at the testing days and finds out exactly what the judging entails and how the finalists were selected.

How it's done

The testing took place over two days, the first being two various modules at Kyalami racetrack to judge the cars during an emergency lane change, a 200m acceleration test and an emergency brake test.

The next part of the first module then included half a lap on the racetrack past Sunset corner, with speed controls before The Esses; then continued pass Leeukop and the Mineshaft with another speed control at The Crocodiles.

Module 2 included testing on the skidpan with another emergency lane change and slalom exercises.

The next part of he module, and probably the most thrilling, was two quick laps on the dynamic handling track.

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