Vir­tual champ

Muham­mad Uzair wins Toy­ota Ve­loc­ity eS­ports Cham­pi­onship

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The in­au­gu­ral Toy­ota Ve­loc­ity eS­ports Cham­pi­onship brought Ja­pan’s famed Suzuka Cir­cuit into the halls of Sun­way Pyra­mid, Subang Jaya, where 400 par­tic­i­pants slugged it out to be­come the coun­try’s fastest sim­u­la­tor driver.

Af­ter two days of vir­tual it­er­a­tions of the Toy­ota GR Supra Rac­ing Con­cept that en­ter­tained gam­ing fans and ca­sual shop­pers alike, the prize went to Muham­mad Uzair, who raced com­mand­ingly from the start. He was fol­lowed closely by first run­ner-up Mior Muham­mad Hafiz. Ai­man Haziq com­pleted the podium in third.

The win­ners won RM20,000, RM10,000, and RM5,000 re­spec­tively. Not bad for a week­end of rac­ing with­out hav­ing to put on hel­mets or seat­belts. An­other seven fi­nal­ists were re­warded with RM2,000 each for their achieve­ments.

“We are de­lighted with the over­whelm­ing re­sponse from the pub­lic to­wards the very first Toy­ota Ve­loc­ity Cham­pi­onship. Es­ports is def­i­nitely a rapidly ris­ing in­dus­try not just in Malaysia but also glob­ally as it pro­vides ex­cit­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for the younger gen­er­a­tion. Toy­ota’s in­volve­ment and strong pres­ence in such ac­tiv­i­ties com­ple­ments the dy­namic and sporty side of the brand,” said Ravin­dran K., pres­i­dent of UMW Toy­ota.

Celebri­ties from the Toy­ota Ga­zoo Rac­ing (TGR) Fes­ti­val par­tic­i­pated in a vir­tual ex­hi­bi­tion race to en­ter­tain the crowd. Diana Danielle, Janna Nick and Shawn Lee were among the many big names who graced the event prior to the fi­nal race.

The next round of the TGR Fes­ti­val will be at MAEPS Ser­dang on Oc­to­ber 19-21. If you favour real rac­ing over vir­tual com­pe­ti­tion, then you know where you need to be.

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