On the 11th of July The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) team, Cape Speed, started competing in Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition, where they are pitting their formula built car against 110 teams from around the world.
But here comes the fun part, South Africans can show their support for the Cape Speed team by powering a real-time Silverstone Scalextric race track with the replica car around the race track using the power of social network.
How do I get involved?
You can send out a tweet with the hashtag #capespeed or like the team’s Facebook page, which will send the car on 1 pace lap. The fun comes in when you go onto the website(www.capespeed.co.za) and get to programme the 7 sectors on the race track with speeds varying between 1 – 10.
Simply login with your Facebook details and you’re ready to race the car from wherever you are in S.A or the world. The website will show your lap time and where you are placed in the standings. Be careful on those corners…
Where can I go see it?
If you’re in Cape Town, head on down to Canal Walk where the 300-piece track will be on display from today until Sunday night. The track is 16m long and 12m² when instituted. If you’re not in Cape Town, you can watch the livestream of the track on the website.
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