Multiple world record-holder Terry Grant will join Jaguar at the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. He forms part of Jaguar’s race driver lineup for the 2018 instalment of this award-winning event. At Classic Car Friday, on 4 May 2018, Terry will drive a Jaguar XJ-S, prepared by apprentices from the Jaguar Land Rover Training Academy. At King of the Hill on Saturday and Sunday (5-6 May 2018), he will be participating in a Jaguar F-PACE S – as well as a world-record holding F-Pace.
Lisa Mallett, Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa said:
“Jaguar Land Rover has a great relationship with Terry, and his incredible talent has helped show off the capabilities of our cars. We can’t wait for him to wow the crowds at this year’s Jaguar Simola Hillclimb, which will celebrate the PACE family of SUVs.”
Terry is no stranger to Jaguar’s PACE family. At the world debut of the F-PACE in 2015, Terry used an F-Pace to set the Guinness World Record for the highest loop-the-loop in a car, at 19.08 metres (https://youtu.be/za7hdvKeHiE). In 2017, he introduced the world to Jaguar’s second SUV, the E-Pace, by setting a Guinness World Record for the furthest barrel roll in a production car (https://youtu.be/ENgmwiq-9B8).
When racing up the Simola Hill Road in a 280kW, supercharged Jaguar F-Pace S, Terry plans to keep all four wheels firmly on the ground as he tries to set the best time possible. However, during intermissions he will show off his precision driving skills from behind the wheel of his Guinness World Record-holding Jaguar F-Pace. With the help of a special ramp, Terry will balance his car on two wheels as he drives up the 1.9km Simola Hill – a stunt never before attempted at the event.
Terry Grant, stunt driver, said:
“I work closely with Jaguar on projects throughout the world and have heard the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb being mentioned. I’m really looking forward to joining the action in May, and helping to write a new chapter of the PACE story.”
Along with setting records in Jaguar cars, Terry has also set 23 other world records. This includes driving a Range Rover Sport SVR on two wheels, with an incredible 16 passengers on board. He has also set records for the highest number of donuts in 100 seconds (39), highest number of consecutive donuts (161), changing a wheel on a spinning car, and completing the narrowest J-turn on record.
The 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb kicks off with Classic Car Friday, on 4 May 2018. On Saturday and Sunday (5-6 May 2018), competitors will race up the most-contested stretch of road in the country for the King of the Hill title. Tickets for the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb start at R120 for day passes, and can be purchased online: http://jaguarsimolahillclimb.nutickets.co.za
For spectators who are unable to make it to South Africa’s foremost live motorsport event, an online live stream will be available throughout the weekend of the event. For more information visit www.jaguarsimolahillclimb.com