TEAM SA WIN SPIRIT OF AMAROK

Saturday Star - - METRO -

TEAM South Africa has won the fourth edi­tion of the In­ter­na­tional Spirit of Amarok com­pe­ti­tion, which is the only am­a­teur 4x4 pre­ci­sion driv­ing cham­pi­onship with in­ter­na­tional sta­tus. Set in Mpumalanga’s un­for­giv­ing and rugged ter­rain from Septem­ber 30 to Oc­to­ber 5, this years‘ In­ter­na­tional Spirit of Amarok was a test for both man and ma­chine. Team South Africa amassed a to­tal of 4 069 points to claim the gold medals and the pair of JD Kruger and LD Eras­mus walked away with the cov­eted Wolf Tro­phy as the top per­form­ing team over­all, hav­ing con­trib­uted 2 132 of those points for South Africa. The run­ners up, Team Aus­tralia ended the com­pe­ti­tion with 3 518 points and sil­ver medals and com­plet­ing the podium po­si­tions was Team Botswana that had a to­tal of 3 247 points. WITH no en­gine sound, the elec­tric Jaguar I-PACE re­quired a new way to warn blind, vis­ually im­paired and other vul­ner­a­ble road users it is ap­proach­ing at low speed. Jaguar has de­signed a unique Au­di­ble Ve­hi­cle Alert Sys­tem (AVAS) for its first EV that meets and ex­ceeds all forth­com­ing global leg­is­la­tion. Jaguar’s en­gi­neers have de­vel­oped a sound that can be heard at speeds up to 20km/h and ex­ceeds the 56DB(A) min­i­mum re­quired by forth­com­ing Euro­pean leg­is­la­tion – the strictest in the world – for all new EVS from July 2019.

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