Devin Robertson aiming for the King of the Hill title with his Suzuki Radical

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Devin Robertson has established himself as one of the most prominent drivers in South Africa
Devin Robertson has established himself as one of the most prominent drivers in South Africa
Reynard Gelderblom

Devin Robertson made his Simola Hillclimb debut in 2019.

He will be behind the wheel of his Suzuki-powered Radical.

The 'King of the Knysna Hill' takes place from 2-5 September.

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Following an impressive Simola Hillclimb debut in 2019, multiple South African and World Champion Devin Robertson will aim to add the prestigious 'King of the Knysna Hill' title to his tally of accolades on the weekend of September 2-5.

Being hailed as one of the most successful drivers to emerge from South Africa in the previous decade, Robertson Is one of only a handful of drivers to have won the Polo Cup Championship on more than one occasion. Between these two titles, he has also won multiple titles in the competitive Liqui Moly INEX Legends category while also becoming the first South African driver to emerge victorious in the INEX Legends World finals. In 2019 he finished seventh in the overall standings for the Simila Hillclimb with fourth place in the Single Seaters & Sports Car Shootout.

In 2021 he will again be piloting his Suzuki-powered Radical, with which he set a time of 42.345 seconds on the course, but notes that they are better prepared for their return to Knysna."

Aiming for the top

For starters, we have made numerous improvements on the car, and I am glad to say that the preliminary results are looking very promising," says Robertson. "There is also the experience factor that we have added after our debut. While most of our testing occurs at Mivaal Raceway, we are in a position to focus our preparation on technical aspects that we have identified previously. This year we will be looking to compete at the top of the table."

Robertson's campaign will be supported by Suzuki South, Liqui Moly South Africa, Metal Used Spares, Hi-Tech Mag Repairs, Big Boss Auto, Fast Racing Fuels and A-Line Wheels.

READ | Lorenzo Gualtieri wins inaugural Virtual Knysna Simola Hillclimb event

There is also a set of A-Line wheels up to a 17-inch size available to the winner of a raffle hosted by the team. Tickets for the raffle are priced at R100 and can be purchased by contacting Eloise Buitendach on 072 593 1431.

With the current prohibition on the in-person attendance of spectators at sports events, fans are invited to tune into the live stream. Further details regarding this and updates from Knysna will be provided on the Devin Robertson Racing Facebook page.

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