BACK TO RACING: The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb returns for the 2017 edition. Image: MotorPress
Cape Town - The Simola Hillclimb (JSHC) returns in its eighth edition from May 4-7, and will be the fourth year with Jaguar as the title sponsor.
Geoff Goddard, event sporting director, said: “We are delighted and overwhelmed by the level of interest expressed amongst competitors for this year’s Jaguar Simola Hillclimb.
“Classic Car Friday and King of the Hill were both oversubscribed by more than 150%, proving exactly why the Hillclimb is regarded as one of South Africa’s premier motorsport events.”
The entry list for Classic Car Friday has been finalised. A total of 64 competitors competing in 32 different marques will take to the start line on Friday, May 5 at the bottom of the Simola Hill.
A total of 11 competitors have participated in every edition held to date. Two-time champion Franco Scribante will be the one to watch again, along with 2015 winner Charles Arton. They will be joined by two competitors from the United States, and one each from the UK and Germany.
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For 2017, King of the Hill has been split into individual competitions with equal status for standard Road and Supercars, Single-seaters and Sports cars, as well as Racing Saloon Cars, respectively.
Reigning double champion Scribante will be the man to beat in his Chevron B26 sports car, while 2015 overall winner Des Gutzeit will be back with a vengeance amongst the contenders in his Nissan GT-R.
Fans can get the opportunity to meet the competitors first-hand if they purchase the limited number of Pit Access tickets. Tickets available here.