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2023 SHC King of the Hill – Qualifying 6


Single Seaters and Sports Prototypes: That’s a wrap for qualifying, which presented plenty of stress for several competitors who hadn’t yet posted a decent time, or hadn’t managed to complete a run at all in order to try secure a slot in the Class Finals this afternoon. Andre Bezuidenhout threw down the gauntlet with his […]


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2023 SHC King of the Hill – Qualifying 5


Single Seaters and Sports Prototypes: After the action was disrupted due to a brief downpour during Qualifying 4, the rain disappeared for Q5 with the 1.9 km Simola Hill course drying throughout the session. However, it was still greasy in places which made it extremely difficult for the competitors to choose the correct tyres and […]


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2023 SHC King of the Hill – Qualifying 4


The weather gods have thrown a spanner in the works for the opening sessions for the second and final day of the King of the Hill challenge at the 2023 Simola Hillclimb. Overnight rain left the 1.9 km course wet and slippery for the morning warm-up session, but the road was drying until half-way through […]


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2023 SHC King of the Hill – Qualifying 2


Single Seaters and Sports Prototypes: Having posted a solid qualifying time in Q1, Andre Bezuidenhout elected to skip Q2. This left Robert Wolk to lead the second session, albeit 0.6 sec slower than his previous run (37.965 sec). Formula VW driver Andrew Rackstraw was second (40.479 sec), 0.6 sec ahead of Rui Campos in the […]


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2023 SHC King of the Hill – Qualifying 1


Single Seaters and Sports Prototypes: The competitors went straight into the first qualifying session after lunch. Andre Bezuidenhout proved why he is the five-time King of the Hill and outright Simola Hillclimb record holder by once again dominating the proceedings, posting a time of 35.347 seconds – just 0.1 sec off his fastest practice run, […]


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2023 SHC King of the Hill – Practice 4


Single Seaters and Sports Prototypes: Heading into the lunch break Andre Bezuidenhout made it a clean sweep of fastest times, although he was slightly slower in P4 on 35.425 seconds. Robert Wolk also dropped back, losing half a second compared to his previous run on 37.423 seconds, with Andrew Rackstraw returning to the top three […]


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2023 SHC King of the Hill – Practice 3


Single Seaters and Sports Prototypes: Andre Bezuidenhout is chipping away at his times and is now just three-tenths off the 44-second mark with a time of 35.298 sec. Robert Wolk is following suit and is currently 1.6 sec off the leading time on 36.943 sec. Several competitors have had their times deleted for clipping the […]


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2023 SHC King of the Hill – Practice 2


Single Seaters and Sports Prototypes: Practice 2 has been completed, and the times are already tumbling – fast! Andre Bezuidenhout slashed 1.3 seconds from his P1 run on 35.942 seconds, with Robert Wolk emulating his rival’s gains, posting a time of 37.904 seconds. Andrew Rackstraw went third fastest (41.833 sec), going just over a second […]


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