Is a new Simola Hillclimb record on the cards for 2021?


The Single Seater and Sports Prototypes category, not surprisingly, currently holds the overall record for the event, with Andre Bezuidenhout having set the quickest time to date in 2018. Despite it being his first outing in the 2007 Gould GR55 V8 – a lightweight single-seater race car purpose-built for hillclimb events – Bezuidenhout set an astonishing time of just 35.528 seconds for the steep, serpentine 1.9 km course, which he completed at a remarkable average speed of 186.052 km/h from a standing start.
Read More »

Epic battle for King of the Hill title looms for Modified Saloon Cars at 2021 Simola Hillclimb (Part 2)


The line-up comprises several top contenders from Extreme Supercar and endurance racing, including the Lamborghinis of Ricky Giannoccaro (2014 Gallardo Super Trofeo), and the 2019 Huracan GT3 Evos of Charl Arangies and Silvio Scribante. Mixing it up in the class will be Franco di Matteo in his thundering 6.0-litre V8-powered Jaguar from the V8 Supercars championship, and Stiaan Kriel in a Lexus V8-powered Backdraft Cobra raced in the SA Endurance Series.
Read More »

Epic battle for King of the Hill title looms for Modified Saloon Cars at 2021 Simola Hillclimb (Part 1)


The battle for King of the Hill supremacy at this year’s 11th edition of the Simola Hillclimb is set to be an epic showdown, with the Modified Saloon Car category featuring an exceptional line-up of the most extreme, fastest and most powerful cars in South Africa. From thoroughbred lightweight supercars to race-tuned road cars boasting outrageous power outputs, the fight for glory is going to be hotter than ever when these beasts are unleashed on the short but challenging 1.9 km Simola Hill course. The driver line-up is no less impressive, featuring recent Simola King of the Hill champions, and even a top US driver with an impressive pedigree at the world-renowned Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Read More »

Fascinating mix of entries in Road and Supercar category for 2021 Simola Hillclimb


The Simola Hillclimb is a unique test of driver and machine on a short but intense 1.9 km closed public road that demands nerves of steel. The competition for this year’s Road and Supercar King of the Hill title will be among a wide variety of entries, ranging from mild-to-wild in terms of performance, and with a long list of Simola Hillclimb regulars and previous winners.
Read More »