Driving on public roads will be a less daunting experience for seven lucky winners who won every race car enthusiast’s dream: an exceptional BMW Advanced Driving Experience valued at R15 000 each. The informative and expertly designed driving course has equipped Kwandile Dayimani, Nevani Sandrasaygran, Gert de Koker, Douglas Makganya, Anil Juan, Wimpie van der Merwe and Diana Sanderson with extensive driving skills and knowledge that included racing manoeuvres, techniques and the theory behind the adrenaline and they have a certificate to prove it!
The driving experience was held at the Zwartkops Raceway, in Centurion, Pretoria on Friday, 25 January.
The seven winners did not only enhance their driving skills but also improved their car maintenance knowledge as the competition required them to first graduate from the Supa Quick Quickademy—an online resource of how-to videos and blogs designed to provide consumers with vital information about tyres, shock absorbers, batteries, exhausts and brakes. Consumers were encouraged to learn as much as they could from the videos and content on the Quickademy web portal and confirm their new knowledge by answering a few quick questions, and once completed, they were eligible to win a BMW Advanced Driving Experience.
Driver behaviour is one of the major issues affecting South African road users as reflected in the recently released preliminary Festive Season Road Safety Report, which shows a 5.6 percent increase in the road death toll versus the same period last year. Drivers accounted for 27 percent of the death tolls in this report. Human factors are often the primary reason for most of the fatal road accidents.
Desiree van Niekerk, Supa Quick brand manager says: “Through the Supa Quick franchises we are ensuring that we keep the cars in good condition and safe for the road and through the competition’s prize we wanted to ensure that we put safe and skilled drivers on our roads.
We hope we can do more of these offerings for consumers going forward.”
The winners were joined by their friends in the driving experience course and were accompanied by professional instructors who assisted them in practicing various techniques and a wide range of driving manoeuvres. After completing a few laps under the guidance of instructors, they then got a chance to do it all on their own and to apply their newfound skills on the racetrack.
“The BMW Driving Experience is where safety and exhilaration meet but most importantly the techniques shared with the participating drivers are very useful on public roads for better car handling. Various elements are considered as part of the driving course such as collision avoidance and skid control as well as targeted braking applications and lightning-fast evasive action, ensuring one can handle critical situations with ease. For these lucky winners the learning was thrilling, and the experience was memorable,” says Dion Ruppert, Chief Instructor from BMW Driving Experience South Africa.
The seven winners can submit their Advanced Driving Experience certificate to their insurance providers to show they are better drivers.