Published on August 7th, 2019 | by Amirul Mukminin0
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING (TGR) Velocity Esports Championship Enters Second Season
UMW Toyota Motor has announced that it will be running the second season of the TOYOTA GAZOO RACING (TGR) Velocity Esports Championship, thanks to the extremely strong response from participants and public last year.
“Esports is a rapidly rising industry in Malaysia, as well as regionally and globally. It provides thrills and excitement of racing experience for the younger generation and Toyota’s involvement in this activity complements the dynamic and sporty side of the brand through the Toyota GAZOO Racing banner,” said Ravindran K., President of UMW Toyota Motor.
“We are very delighted with the overwhelming response from the public towards our very first TOYOTA GAZOO RACING (TGR) Velocity Esports Championship last year, which was one of the largest Esports event in the country. We are confident that it will be more challenging this year, as more talented drivers would want to compete in the competition,” he added.
The Esports championship compliments the high-performance activities of Toyota, including the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival which takes place four times a year at various locations across the country.
Besides the TGR Festival and the Esports Championship, UMWT’s effort to establish a bigger footprint in Malaysian Motorsports extends to the new GR Supra and GR Garage which will be launched soon.
The TOYOTA GAZOO RACING (TGR) Velocity Esports Championship is open to all Malaysians aged 18 and above. Participants will have to go through a time-trial phase at Cove Esports in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Selangor on August 31 and September 1 and September 14 and 15. The top 40 racers with the fastest lap times will then be eligible to enter the Grand Final.
The Grand Final will be held at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (Centre Court) on September 21 and 22 from 10am to 9pm. From the top 40 qualifiers who will challenge each other in the final round, one will be crowned as the Champion for 2019. This year, winners will share a bigger prize pool of RM70,000.
All participants will use the latest 2019 Toyota GR Supra, Toyota’s flagship sportscar developed not only for the real motorsports but also for the competition in Gran Turismo Esport.
They will be racing around the Fuji Speedway in Japan, the famous 1.475- km long circuit with one of the longest straights in the world. The top 10 finalist will be competing head to head in a 10-lap race on a best-of-three tracks which are Kyoto Driving Park, Suzuka Circuit as well as Fuji Speedway.
The Esports championship will use the T-GT racing simulators courtesy of Thrustmaster. The racers will benefit from its unique new technologies to exploit the superior driving dynamics of the Toyota GR Supra.
For more information on the TOYOTA GAZOO RACING (TGR) Velocity Esports Championship and registration for participation, members of the public can visit https://toyotavelocity.com/.