More excitement for motorsports enthusiasts and Toyota fans
Since beginning in 2017, the Vios Challenge One-Make Race and Toyota GAZOO Racing (TGR) Festival have received strong support from motorsports enthusiasts and Toyota fans. As a result, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has been greatly encouraged to continue the series which is in its third season this year.
This success has appealed to the attention of the Japan Super GT organization and a collaboration has been established with TGR Malaysia. This collaboration will see activities such as exciting Super GT experiences for enthusiasts and fans at each round of the Vios Challenge One-Make Race and TGR Festival.
“Thanks to the support from Malaysia’s racing community and fans, Toyota GAZOO Racing Festival Malaysia has now entered the third season. As we want to establish an even bigger footprint in Malaysian motorsports and to successfully do this is continuity. We are proud to be able to partner with Super GT which will position Toyota GAZOO Racing side by side with Asia’s foremost GT Motorsport racing series sharing the ‘fun to drive’ spirit and bringing more excitement to motorsports enthusiast,” said Akio Takeyama, Chief Motorsport Officer and Deputy Chairman of UMW Toyota Motor.
Besides the Vios Challenge One-Make Race, UMW Toyota Motor also hosted its second Toyota GAZOO Racing Velocity Esports Championship last year. It is the biggest national Esports racing event in Malaysia and UMW Toyota Motor is the first Malaysian car company to be associated with the fast-growing Esports racing activity.
The collaboration with Japan Super GT, which will run its events at the Sepang International Circuit during the race in July, will be complemented by the Toyota Supra’s presence. The sportscar is the first of the high-performance GR products as part of the brand’s recent introduction of its GAZOO Racing Garage and Products and there will be exclusive opportunities to experience the car at the festivals.
The fourth round of TGR Festival will be held at the Sepang International Circuit on 18 and 19 April, 2020. The third season began in September 2019 with the first round in Kuala Terengganu, while the second round was held at Bandar Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur in November and third round in Batu Kawan, Penang. Over 36 race-prepared Toyota Vios cars are taking part in the one-make race.
Stay tuned for more exciting news about activities and exclusive giveaways during the event. Information and updates about the TGR Festival are available at toyota.com.my/tgrmalaysia/ .