The Jaguar Simola Hill Climb takes place on Knysna in the first weekend of May 2016. If you don’t know about it, the Simola Hill Climb is a three day event where the country’s fastest machinery will duel it out on the hill. SA’s first lady of racing and national drifting, Clare Vale will be joining […]
The Jaguar Simola Hill Climb takes place on Knysna in the first weekend of May 2016. If you don’t know about it, the Simola Hill Climb is a three day event where the country’s fastest machinery will duel it out on the hill.
If you’re familiar with the BRZ you’ll know that it’s renowned for its exceptional handling in standard form, but Clare’s car is fitted with a turbo installation by No Sweat Racing and fully kitted out for National drift competition.
According to Dirk Vale, marketing and media representative for Clare Vale, getting sufficient grip and traction to overcome the car’s natural inclination to drift will be the biggest challenge for the Black Art Racing Team.
“The Team is working closely with the tyre experts at Continental to develop the perfect set up and they are confident that the car will give a good account of itself,” said Dirk Vale.
Clare will also be competing for a cause. As part of the Ladies’ Team, she’ll be racing in aid of the Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice.
“I have chosen to support and raise funds for Hospice, as part of the Ladies Hillclimb Team. I have lost several very special people to cancer and I know that they were able to find some degree of comfort at the end, thanks to the support and assistance they received from Hospice. I am especially keen to assist Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice with the work they do for local children and would like to ask everyone to help me raise as much money as possible for their Children’s Project!” Clare commented.
If you’d like to get involved in raising donations or if you’d like to contribute to the cause click here.
The Jaguar Simola Hill Climb event starts with a town parade on Thursday 5th May with practice and Classic Friday taking place on the 6th. Saturday sees the action heating up with practice and qualifying runs leading into the Big Shoot Out on Sunday 8th May.
“I have always wanted to do the Hill Climb, and this is the first year that our motorsport commitments have allowed us to take part. My little 4 cylinder Boxer #86BRZ is a real pocket rocket, and with the ContiSportContact 5 tyres to tame her drift I think the car will be very quick up the Hill. This will be my first Hill Climb so I know the lack of run off will be daunting, but I’m looking forward to the challenge and will give it my best shot!
I will also be doing my best to raise funds for Hospice – I have lost a number of special people to cancer and many of them found great comfort from the support of Hospice. Please help me by donating to the fund – even the smallest donation does make a difference.”
Source: Vale Media & Marketing