|Five lucky winners from Malaysia has been selected to live life as ‘a racer for a day’ courtesy of Michelin. And, they get a once-in-a-lifetime shot at the Michelin Pilot Sport Experience at the Sepang International Circuit, over the weekend.|
The five winners of the Michelin Right 2 Race digital game contest are slated to join 25 other contestants from Thailand, Australia, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia. The Michelin Pilot Sport Experience is scheduled for today, 18 July, at Malaysia’s one and only F1 track.
The Malaysian contingent, comprising Ong Koon Liang, Kamahlaan Thiagarajan, Tan Eng Tat, Khee Chun Hiew and Ling Yew Heng, is confirmed to participate in the exclusive event to experience Michelin’s passion for racing, commitment to safety and a track to street total performance.
Michelin’s Pilot Sport Experience is an exclusive annual event where the French tyre brand provides a number of selected invitees the opportunity to be a racer for a day, in real racing cars. Participants get a one-in-a lifetime insider view in world-class motorsports racing.
In order to amplify the reach of the event and open it to consumers, Michelin had kicked off the Right 2 Race digital game challenge which ran from 13 May until 16 June. The winners from this country are among the over 5,252 entrants, who had proven their skills online. They’d set the fastest lap times and utilized the best racing lines with accurate braking points to qualify themselves as overall winners.
Speaking about the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Ong Koon Liang, an auditor, recalled the disappointment, when he finished just outside the top five in the Right 2 Race online contest last year. “After the experience last year, I knew I could be one of the winners if I put in extra effort in the online game this year and I did it! I am really excited to have won and am looking forward to this unique experience with all the other winners,” Ong remarked.
Project Engineer Tan Eng Tat added, “I was so thrilled when I saw my name in the top 5 list! There are no words to describe my feelings but I believe this will be one of the best memories of my life.”
The Michelin Pilot Sport Experience offers several unique motorsport experiences which include Rally, Formula 4 and GT Race Car Driving Experiences, and Hot Laps with professional race drivers.