The Wesbank Raceway in Germiston came alive on Thursday when the Ascari Arrows Formula One three-seater took to the track.

The Wesbank Raceway in Germiston came alive on Thursday when the Ascari Arrows Formula One three-seater took to the track.

Former Arrows test driver Stephen Watson guided the awe-inspiring machine around the 2,6 km banked circuit. After three laps with the engine screeching at a phenomenal 14 000 r/min, media representatives Nick Bates and Peter Taylor emerged from the car shaken from the rush of adrenaline.

After completing the morning's testing Watson was upbeat, saying the car was running perfectly and "ready to excite the South African public... in a way they have never experienced before."

The two Arrows three-seaters were brought to South Africa with the support of Wesbank will take 50 guests on trips around the track this weekend.

The experience will include four laps in a standard production car, the Ford Mondeo ST220, followed by four laps in the Noble Supercar and finally the F1 Ascari Arrows X3.

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