Category: Domestic Motorsports News

Malaysia’s Motorsport Athlete shines bright at 2019 Asia GT Festival

At the recent Asia GT Festival 2019 15 – 17 March, Malaysan Motorsport Athlete Leona Chin was in the thick of the action at the Sepang International Circuit. In her Silver Evolution 7, she muscled her way to a third place finish against a stiff Super Street competition. She also participated in the less-fancied Saga Cup where she topped the Ladies category.

Leona, who was recently awarded the country’s Most Inspiring Female Motorsports Athlete, proved once again that she could stand up to the best on the grid, especially the male counterparts.

Despite an  electrical issue on her Silver Samurai, teddy bear-cladded Evo7, Leona took a podium spot in race 2 thanks to some slick work by her team mechanics.

All in all, Leona’s starting weekend of racing was a decent warm-up for the most sought-after female racer in the country. A couple of podium finishes and an overall third place in the rankings weren’t bad at all for a start.

Up next, Leona aims to participate in the Malaysian Championship Series (MCS) for a full season. The MCS features 10 races over a span of five months. The MCS first round starts in April, with each round featuring two races. :Leona’s race interests aren’t just for domestic events, but International as well. She is linked to the China GT series and Lamborghini Super Trofeo. Her next step is to secure sponsors for her race exploits and bring her sponsors to the wonderful world of motorsports, The MCS costs RM200,000 for the season, while the China GT and Lamborghini ST cost RM300,000 for a race weekend.

Leona’s determination and grit shine bright on the racetracks, which could in turn benefit her sponsors in many ways. Over the years, she has developed into quite a popular ambassador or spokesperson for renowned brands such as; Mitsubishi Motors, Petron, GoPro and more.  If you’re not part of the Leona bandwagon, then we suggest you search for her on the social media or youtube, or better yet visit www.leonachin.com

Vios one-make Series ends on a high note

  The first-ever Vios Challenge, one-make Series, ended on a high note, over the weekend. Initiated by UMW Toyota Motor, the Vios one-make series is a stepping stone for domestic aspiring racers.

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2018 TCR Asia Series kicks off at Sepang

  Fourth season of the TCR Asia Series is underway at the Malaysian track of Sepang International Circuit, over the weekend. The Malaysian round features two rounds of a ten round season. Apart from Malaysia, the circus travels to Thailand, South Korea and China.

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Vios Sports Edition up for grabs at Toyota Racing Festival weekend

  Toyota Racing Festival makes it way to Medini City in Iskandar Puteri in the southern State of Johor. this weekend, and brings with it a totally immersing experience with non-stop motor racing action, A-list celebrity activities and impressive prizes including a brand new Toyota Vios Sports Edition that will be presented to a lucky visitor.

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Vios Challenge one-make series enters 3rd round

  The current active one-make Series, the Vios Challenge embarks on the second half of the season, heading to the southern State of Johor for round three.

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Zen Low is first Malaysian to pilot the new Ferrari 488 in 2017 Ferrari Challenge Series

  The distinct roars of Ferrari supercars filled the Sepang International Circuit over the weekend, as they geared up for Round 5 of the Ferrari Challenge Asia-Pacific 2017. Naza Aylezo Team formally introduced driver Zen Low as the sole Malaysian participating in the race series.

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Inaugural Toyota Vios Challenge ready to rock Penang

  The inaugural Toyota Vios Challenge is all set to roar as the series hits the Island State of Penang on 12 – 13 August. The local one-make series is initiated by UMW Toyota with the support of appointed partners, namely official tyre supplier, TOYO Tires.

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Porsche confirms 2017 Sepang 12-Hour entry

  Porsche has confirmed its participation at this year’s Sepang 12-Hour at the country’s one and only Formula 1 track on 7 – 10 December. This confirmation follows the Stuttgart-based marque’s commitment to support teams at each of this season’s four Intercontinental GT Challenge rounds.

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More entries for the inaugural Toyota Vios Challenge in August

  The inaugural Vios Challenge will now see an expanded field of 40 cars take to the starting grid when the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Racing Festival kicks off the series in Penang this August.

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Yoong secures Round 2 win at Audi R8 LMS Cup season-opener

  Reigning Audi R8 LMS Cup champion Alex Yoong stormed back to take a win in Round 2 in front of his home fans at the Sepang International Circuit. The Team Audi R8 LMS Cup driver snatched the lead from pole-sitter Alessio Picariello of MGT by Absolute off the start and never looked back, crossing the line more than a second clear of the Belgian youngster who was carrying 50kg success ballast thanks to his victory in Round 1.

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