Thousands of fans returned to watch their favourite racers after a two-year break
For the first time in two years, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival welcomed fans and spectators last weekend at the Sepang International Circuit.
The spectators and fans who came in the thousands brought with them a tremendous amount of energy that proved the fact that the the Vios Challenge race series as truly the 'People’s Race'.
Besides the race, the highlight last weekend was the All Wheel Fest which saw hundreds of participants including families and children on bicycles, push scooters, roller blades, skateboards and even runners, being granted access into
the track at Sepang International Circuit.
That was followed by a Zumba session, the official opening ceremony of the festival, a grid walkabout for fans and spectators, and a procession of the Toyota Vios race cars.
The day ended on a high note with an energetic performance by popular Indonesian singer Judika as a special treat for fans.
The festival also featured a live concert by local rock group Bunkface on Saturday and welcomed back spectators with so many ground activities that included numerous sales, promotional and activity booths, and an urban street dining area serving up the best in local cuisines and delicacies.
“We would like to thank all the spectators and fans who came to the Festival. The enthusiasm and the level of excitement we witnessed has certainly motivated us to now begin planning for a more exciting Round 3 and Season 5 finale for them in September,” said UMW Toyota Motor President Ravindran K.
As for the race itself, Prima Pearl TD Racing’s Tengku Djan Ley Tengku Mahaleel posted the fastest time on almost every lap of the race to make his way up from 12th position on the starting grid to winning the race.
Having missed the first two races of the season due to COVID-19 and bowing out of yesterday’s Race 1 due to a racing incident, Tengku Djan will only have 3 more races remaining in the season to pull out something special from his bag of tricks if he is to defend and capture his fourth overall Super Sporting Class title.