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20/11/2012

NMMU Racing competed in the Renault Simola Hillclimb Race in Knysna over the weekend, and managed to pull-off a third place in Class C4, for open-wheeled, naturally aspirated race cars!

Shortly after DibaOne had been built, NMMU Racing entered the 2010 Knysna Hillclimb, but decided to return to the event to fully test the capabilities of the vehicle at this year’s Speed Festival.Surrounded by Mclarens, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis, DibaOne ran solidly through practice and qualifying events on the Saturday, to end up in the top-three shoot-out for its class on the Sunday. During the event, Vishek Mohanlal and Richard Chambers managed to improve their times by more than five seconds, finishing the 1.9km hill at an average speed of 106km/h.

Gugu Zulu also took time to wish the team well, and posed for a photograph. The team appreciates the support and positive role model he has provided over the past year.