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2024 Simola Hillclimb – Sunday Qualifying 5


The temperature is rising, as is the intensity of the King of the Hill qualifying sessions – but it’s leading to technical problems for several of the top competitors, with three major dramas playing out so far. Franco Scribante’s Nissan R35 GT-R had a gearbox problem in Q5 after the team dialled up the engine […]


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2024 Simola Hillclimb – Sunday Qualifying 4


After some light overnight rain, the King of the Hill competitors are back in action this morning in clear and warm conditions for the 2024 Simola Hillclimb. The opening warm-up session started with a bit of drama as Wade van Zummeren got out of shape in the final two corners in his specially built rear-wheel […]


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Thrilling opening day of King of the Hill at 2024 Simola Hillclimb


Robert Wolk topped the timesheets in Single Seater and Sports Prototypes category with Infinity Indycar V8-powered 1989 Pillbeam MP58. Exceptionally close battle between the Modified Saloon Car contenders, with Dawie Joubert holding the overnight advantage in Ferrari-powered Lotus Exige. Three-time Road Car and Supercar champion JP van der Walt once again set the benchmark in […]


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2024 Simola Hillclimb – Saturday Qualifying 1


It’s qualifying time for King of the Hill at the 2024 Simola Hillclimb – with the first of six runs split between this afternoon and Sunday morning. With the ambient and track temperatures dropping markedly after the lunchtime break, Reghard Roets posted the fastest opening qualifying run of 38.303 seconds, but his time was deleted […]


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2024 Simola Hillclimb – Saturday Practice 4


The final practice session allowed the competitors to tweak their car set-ups for the afternoon’s upcoming three qualifying runs. Robert Wolk set the fastest overall time in P4, going half a second quicker in the 1989 Pillbeam (38.509 sec) while Rui Campos lost half a second from P3 (42.536 sec) but remained second in class […]


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2024 Simola Hillclimb – Saturday Practice 2


It’s only the second practice session but the times are tumbling rapidly. Reghard Roets blasted his Nissan R35 GT-R to the top of the time sheets once again, coming within 0.7 sec of the Modified Saloon Car record on 38.850 seconds. Dawie Joubert went around 1.7 seconds quicker to dip under the 40-sec barrier (39.775 […]


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2024 Simola Hillclimb – Saturday Practice 1


Welcome to the exciting, exhilarating and always unpredictable King of the Hill challenge at the 2024 Simola Hillclimb! The annual competition gets better each year, and yesterday’s Classic Car Friday attendance was the highest-ever for the Friday event. Both Saturday and Sunday ticket sales are also at an all-time high, proving just how popular this […]


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