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Picture the scene … you’re hurtling down the straight at 300km/h in a race-spec Red Ferrari with the hairpin bend looming ahead. 200m… 100m… 50m… 25m… hit the brakes hard… sharp left turn… put the pedal to the metal and get back up to max speed…

Seem like a dream?

It wasn’t a dream for 10 lucky Vodacom Red clients.

The Vodacom Red Track Day took place at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in April and was the first in a series of money-can’t buy experiences Vodacom Red clients are set to be rewarded with this Vodacom Super Rugby season.

This once-in-a-lifetime experience started early in the morning when all our Vodacom Red VIPs were chauffeured in style, in personalised vehicles, to Kyalami Race Track. Waiting for our Red clients were not only a selection of racing spec Ferraris and celebrity Thapelo Mokoena, but also Vodacom Super Rugby players Courtnall Skosan, Makazole Mapimpi, Bongi Mbonambi and Jannes Kirsten. Talk about making a day special!

After a welcome from Vodacom’s Head of Sponsorship, Michelle van Eyden, and a briefing of the day’s festivities by well-known Formula 1 host Sasha Martinengo, it was time to get down to the business of revving some engines.

Guests for the day were put into three different teams and took part in four never-to-be-forgotten activities: the Tyre Change Challenge, clocking your best time in the F1 Driving Simulator, the Hot Lap and the highlight of the day … taking the Ferraris for a spin around the Kyalami Circuit.

Besides the obvious thrill of being in control behind the wheel of a race-spec Ferrari and maneuvering yourself around the race track, the Hot Laps proved to be a hit with our Red clients. The Red VIPs climbed into the passenger seats as professional race car drivers took them on the ride of their lives, showing them just what these magnificent machines can do. Needless to say, after a few VERY fast laps for some of our guests, it wasn’t just the tyres that were in need of a change…

The day concluded with some legendary storytelling over well-earned afternoon drinks and guests then received the ultimate gift bag consisting of a VR headset which showcased their skills behind the wheel and an exclusive Ferrari jacket as a keepsake from this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

See below for the event video and gallery of the action from Vodacom Red Track Day.

Vodacom Red clients have the opportunity to attend a number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences this Vodacom Super Rugby season. For a chance to win a spot on any of these experiences, register here:

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