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.
Superhot launches on Nintendo Switch
Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, Superhot is the first-person shooter (FPS) in which time moves only when players move.
Click below to watch the trailer and to read about the game.
No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It’s just the player, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing weapons off fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and manoeuvre through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets.
With its stylised graphics, the game finally adds something new to the FPS genre. Superhot’s polished, minimalist visual language helps players focus on what’s most important – the fluid gameplay and the cinematic beauty of the fight.
The game took thirty months to make, meaning thousands of hours were put into development and design. From its humble origins in the 7 Day FPS game jam, through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, to an array of awards and nominations from industry experts, Superhot is a labour of love by its independent, dedicated team and thousands of backers from all around the globe.
It has the following features:
• Endless Mode – how long can you last against unyielding waves of enemies?
• Challenge Mode – take on Superhot with your bare hands, no restarts, timed runs, and more.
• Extras – delve further into Superhot with mini-games, ASCII art, and [redacted].
The game is available now on the Nintendo Switch eShop for R150.
New Borderlands 3 game modes announced
At Gamescom 2019 this week, Gearbox Software creative director Paul Sage, in conversation with Geoff Keighley, announced two new Borderlands 3 game modes.
Click below to watch the announcement and to read more about the game.
Vault Hunters, prepare for Borderlands 3. The game tests a player’s skills to score some top-tier loot in the crucibles of the new Proving Grounds and the returning Circle of Slaughter arenas.
Borderlands 3 is a story-driven, non-stop galactic thrill-ride, filled with colourful characters, epic enemies and boss fights, and billions of guns. In an all-new gameplay trailer released today, Gearbox and 2K show off the game’s unique brand of explosive, irreverent mayhem.
Borderlands 3 launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on 13 September.