Published on April 4th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Toyota Gazoo Racing Brings Vios One Make Race to Malaysia
UMW Toyota Motor has officially launched the inaugural Toyota Vios Challenge one-make race, which will be the feature event at this year’s Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Festival.
The launch of the challenge marks the arrival of TGR in Malaysia having successfully established itself in the World Rally Championship (WRC) where it scored its maiden win in Sweden.
The Vios Challenge will see 30 drivers, including eight local celebrities competing, in identical race-prepared Vios over a series of four events run on street circuits in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor. The first event is scheduled to be held in August this year with the championship stretching through to the first quarter of 2018.
Individuals and teams who purchase the Vios Challenge racing cars sold at RM90,000 will receive a package that includes a TRD bodykit, exhaust system, suspensions, brake pads, tower bar and lower brace bars as well as a roll cage, Toyo tyres and Enkei RPF-1 wheels.
The race management and car modifications for the Vios Challenge will be handled by Wing Hin Motorsports under supervision by TRD Japan. The regulations, drivers and race management are all subjected to strict FIA rules and run under the scrutiny of AAM.
All novice racers including the celebrities will need to qualify in a racing school that will be conducted in May with instructors and race engineers from TRD Japan in attendance.