Published on April 4th, 2019 | by Amirul Mukminin0
e-Motorsports Winners Make Malaysian Championship Series Debut in Sepang
From racing simulators to real racing cars – Ady Rahimy Rashid and Angeline Lee will live their dreams as they make their debut at the Malaysia Championship Series (MCS), which opens its 2019 season this weekend at Sepang International Circuit (SIC).
Selected after a special shoot-out among 10 top performers of the inaugural e-MCS last year, Ady and Angeline have been absorbed into SIC Talent Development Programme, and will be now sharing the same track with Malaysia’s top drivers; and competing in real racing cars.
Competing under the banners of HI-REV SIC Dream Chaser Racing Team, Ady will be competing in the Stock Production of S Production class in a Suzuki Swift machine, while Angeline will be partnering German driver, Sophia Menzenbach for an all-ladies partnership in a Ford Fiesta 2-doors hatchback imported from Germany.
The e-MCS was first introduced in 2018 as a talent programme to search for skilled drivers who was given the opportunity to win a seat in the Malaysia Championship Series sponsored by SIC. This program was part of the effort of the e-Sports banner that has been widely talked about last year.
As previously, the 2019 season will run in five rounds with the first four rounds featuring two one-hour endurance race in four weekends. The fifth and final round will be more challenging as they compete in a 300-km endurance race of 54 laps around the 5,543-meter track.
Apart from the MCS, this weekend’s race programme, which opens on Friday, will also feature actions from the TCR Asia series, the F3 Asian Championship, the F4 SEA Championship, the prestigious Blancpain GT World Challenge; and the highly entertaining Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia series.
With a packed programme, qualifying and Race 1 for the MCS will run at night under the new circuit lights that was launched last July; providing the teams and drivers added challenge and more excitement for the spectators.
All races will be streamed live on SIC’s official Facebook page for fans worldwide to follow the actions.
To be closer to the actions, fans can purchase special Paddock Passes at RM 80, which will allow fans entrance to the paddock and viewing from the covered rooftop of the Main pit building while the Main Grandstand entries are open to public.