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Competitor Request for Invitation process opens on 1 October

Friday, 21 September 2018 09:14 Written by  Jaguar Simola Hillclimb
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The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb consists of two separate invitational events: Classic Car Friday (CCF) and King of the Hill (KOH). The request for invitation process for competitors hoping to be part of the field for the 10th running of the event will be open for online registration on the 1st October 2018 and close on 31st January 2019. Invited entries will be chosen through the Request for Invitation process by the JSHC Selection Committee.
More information on this process will be provided in the event Supplementary regulations which will be available on www.jaguarsimolahillclimb.com on 1 October.

Pre-register to be the first in line for ticket purchases

Why should I pre-register for my ticket?
In 2018, Pit Access, Turn 2 Grandstand, Pit Priority Parking & Piston Club tickets sold out. To avoid disappointment, pre-register to get your hands on all tickets 48hrs before ticket sales go live to the public.

You will be notified, by email, 24hrs prior to the opening of this 48hr period.
The pre-registration process for the 2019 #JaguarSHC will soon come to an end - if you are yet to pre-register please click here.

Changes and additions to class format for 2019
Classic Car Friday
Class format and definitions for Classic Car Friday will remain unchanged for 2019. This is in view of the excellent number and spread of registrations received across the respective classes resulting in the best ever range and quality of cars and competitors for the 2018 event. Feedback from competitors and spectators suggest that this trend is set to continue for 2019.

King of the Hill
Class A has proved to be successful and will remain unchanged from A1 to A8. In view of the popularity of high end SUV vehicles and model variants on the market, and in order to provide further enhancements to the class line-up, we have added A9 Road going cars – SUV, SAV & Bakkies for 2019.

In Class B two classes have been added and others tweaked making for a total of nine classes.
Classes for 4 cylinder forced induction cars have been re-defined to allow 2WD and 4WD cars to compete in separate classes namely:
B2 Racing cars – 4 cylinder 2WD Unlimited and
B3 Racing cars – 4 cylinder 4WD Unlimited.
The traditional class B4 for 8 cylinder and above, forced induction cars has been merged with two newly defined classes:
B4 Racing cars – 5 cylinder & above 2WD Unlimited and
B5 Racing cars – 5 cylinder & above 4WD Unlimited respectively.
The adjusted class line-up will allow compliance of all cars that have previously campaigned the event.

With a view to increasing potential numbers and further enhancement of the Class C line-up, the class format has been remodelled to allow Single Seater and Sports Cars to compete in separate classes thereby increasing the class listing to six, namely:
C1 Single seater racing cars – 4 cylinder – Forced induction,
C2 Single seater racing cars - 4 cylinder - Naturally aspirated,
C3 Single seater racing cars – 5 cylinder & above,
C4 Sports cars – 4 cylinder – Naturally aspirated,
C5 Sports cars – 4 cylinder – Forced induction and
C6 Sports cars – 5 cylinder & above

Sport Industry Awards Finalists again!
The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb was once again recognised as one of the top sports events in the country, having received its third consecutive nomination for the prized South African Sport Industry Awards.

The official shortlist for the 2018 awards covered 18 categories recognising the very best activations, agencies, campaigns, content, events, innovations, platforms, programmes, rights holders, sponsorships and more.

For the third year running, the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb is nominated in the ‘Best Live Experience’ category, and once again it was up against some formidable opposition in SA Rugby for the HSBC Cape Town Sevens, ABSA for the ABSA Cape Epic, NBA Africa Game and Bidvest Wanderers for the Momentum ODI Pinkday. The Cape Town Sevens emerged as the victor for the second year in a row.

According to the organisers of the Awards “Categories were extremely competitive and all entrants should feel extremely proud of entering and participating as entities and brands test themselves amongst the best of the best in the world of the business of sport.”

The Official Shortlist was selected through an extensive Steering Process - involving more than 40 key industry figures across eight days of intensive steering and review, before going forward for consideration by the main Judging Panel, who finally decided the winners in each category.

Ian Shrosbree, director of the Hillclimb said: “It is an honour to have once again been nominated as a finalist in the SA Sports Industry Awards considering the quality of the entries that were received. We entered only one category this year and to be one of five finalists in all of South African sport makes us extremely proud. The Jaguar Simola Hillclimb is committed to presenting an exceptional motorsport experience for our competitors, spectators and sponsors each year. This nomination is once again testament to our focus on delivering an internationally benchmarked event that appeals to a wide audience.

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