All three days of the race, starting on Classic Car Friday and wrapping up with the King of the Hill Finale on Sunday Afternoon, will be available online for any viewer with an internet connection. Twelve cameras will be placed along the 1.9km Simola track to catch the |action, while a dedicated camera at the start will broadcast every competitor’s launch off the line.
Another camera will roam the pit complex to offer live updates from two presenters. Popular radio personality and motoring journalist Jacob Moshokoa, together with Jaguar Simola Hillclimb race veteran Dawie Olivier, will be the voices of Jaguar Simola Hillclimb 2019 and will inform viewers of all the happenings on track and behind the scenes.
Jacob is an authority on all things motoring with regular on-air slots on the 702 and Cape Talk radio stations. Having contested every Jaguar Simola Hillclimb until now, Dawie’s intimate knowledge of the event and competitors is unparalleled.
Aside from the live commentary, viewers will benefit from live timing and competitor leader boards, making it easy to keep track of which car and driver combination is placed in individual sessions, including respective grand finale runs.
Viewers can tune into Jaguar South Africa’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/JaguarSA1at any time over the course of the race weekend, which runs from the morning of Friday, 3 May, to the afternoon of Sunday, 5 May. The broadcast will also run 24-hours a day outside of the live action for viewers to catch highlight reels and a selection of on-demand content.
Jaguar also invites Gauteng residents to its newly-built Jaguar Land Rover Experience facility in Lonehill, Johannesburg to watch the live stream in its 52-seater cinema and on various screens throughout the premises.
Guests can enjoy the non-stop racing action, or partake in a number of complimentary vehicle test drives on the various Experience tracks including the Skidpan, Dynamic Handling Pad, Land Rover Adventure Park and Kingsley Holgate Expedition Trail. Kiddies are also welcome to drive miniature electric Jaguar F-TYPEs and Land Rover Defenders free of charge, and the on-site TLC restaurant and its viewing deck will be open for business as usual.
First held in 2009, the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb celebrates its 10thanniversary this year. Jaguar has been the title sponsor of the event for the past six years and on each occasion has used the opportunity to demonstrate the high-performance capabilities of its various product ranges.
For the 2019 edition Jaguar has enlisted five well-known racing drivers to take on the Simola Hill and rival competitors alike. World Champion karters and former professional race and rally drivers Mark and Gavin Cronje will challenge for the overall win in the road and supercar category in a pair of identical Jaguar F-Type SVRs. This thrilling race within a race will finally reveal which brother is quickest after a decades-long rivalry between the two.
A fleet of three all-electric Jaguar I-Paces will contest the EV and Hybrid class, with ex-Touring Car aces Mike Briggs, Deon Joubert and Shaun Watson-Smith at the wheels. The trio comes armed with more than 20 South African and international championship titles between them. Ultimate bragging rights are on the table for the quickest of the three, who famously battled door handle to door handle in a variety of tin-top racing series throughout the 1990s.
The 2019 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb also marks the South African debut of the new 405kW F-Pace SVR. A pair of Jaguar’s highest-performance SUVs are entered with journalists and skilled drivers Ashley Oldfield from Cars.co.za and Marius Roberts from Ignition TV set to challenge for Bakkie and SUV category honours.
Lucifer brings South African flair to US TV
South African actress Lesley-Ann Brandt showed the Netflix series, Lucifer, a little South African when she spoke Afrikaans to a fellow demon.
Click here to watch the trailer, and to read more about the show.
Lucifer is an urban fantasy show on Netflix about the Lord of Hell that is bored and unhappy with his job as torturer of souls. He resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.
Lesley-Ann Brandt, who plays one of the demons, spoke some Afrikaans to a fellow demon, and South African Twitter loved it.
The show is available to stream now on Netflix.
Black Mirror reveals episode titles and trailers for upcoming season
As previously announced, Black Mirror Season 5 features three stories from mastermind Charlie Brooker and executive producer Annabel Jones.
Now, episode titles have been revealed, along with trailers for each episode.
Click below to watch the trailers and to read more about the episodes.
A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control.
Cast: Andrew Scott, Damson Idris, Topher Grace
“RACHEL, JACK AND ASHLEY, TOO”
A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favourite pop star – whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears…
Cast: Miley Cyrus, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport
Two estranged college friends reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever.
Cast: Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Ludi Lin
The episodes will be available on netflix.com/blackmirror on 5 June.