On Saturday the 7th July Jacob Kruger (who lost his sight 12 years ago), made history by riding successfully around Red Star Raceway on a Suzuki SV650. Jacob completed four laps within one hour around Red Star Raceway (4.2 km per lap), to complete a total distance of 16.8 km.
So how did Jacob manage to achieve this? He was aided by his good friend Ian Howard, who rode directly behind him giving directional instructions via a communication system.
Not only did Jacob manage to fulfill his dreams, he also raised R25 000 for the SA Guide-Dogs Association. It does not get much better than that.
Jacob is a lifelong member of the Motorcycle Club Hell Razors East Rand. Their brotherhood code was made apparent when Jacob did his victory lap at the end of the day, all the members joined in a mass ride behind their man – you guys Rock!!
Well done to everybody who supported Jacob Kruger on his amazing journey, and a special shout out to Suzuki South Africa for the massive support you gave Jacob – Awesome job guys well done.
For more information on Jacobs Vision please visit his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jacobs-vision
(Videography by: Simon Morton & Bjorn Moreira).