PETALING JAYA – A total of 15 aspiring participants moved a step closer towards their dream of becoming professional racers after securing their place in the finals of eRacing Grand Prix Sea, today.
After more than 200 participants entered the challenge on time trials last month, top 45 e-racers aged between 15-40 competed in the two-day semi-finals at a shopping mall here, before the top 15 made the cut to the finals.
The participants were drawn into three groups – Blue, Green and Red, to race in four rounds of races, as the top five of each group advanced to the finals scheduled from Aug 31 to Sept 1.
Mooted by Malaysia’s first-ever Formula One (F1) driver, Alex Yoong, who is also the founder of Axle Motorsport, the main objective of the tournament is to turn the virtual racers into real racers.
“We will have five winners in the finals, but only the champion will get the opportunity to compete at the F4 SEA race. After Malaysia, our next stop will be in the Philippines, followed by Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
“So, the champion or top two winners of each country will represent their nation in the finals to earn a berth for a season long drive in a race series that we will announce later,” Axle Motorsport’s marketing and promotion director, Belinda Xavier told Bernama.
Meanwhile, one of the finalists, Low Wooi Kit, 28, who aspires to become a touring car racer, aims to win the F4 SEA slot by emerging victorious.
“My big dream is to become a real racer, but I am unable to achieve it due to financial barriers. After this I will practice hard to win the tournament in the next couple of weeks,” the engineer from Penang said.
Source: Bernama https://bit.ly/2Mp5m8N