The Sepang 1000KM (S1K) race occurs this weekend – November 17-20 – on the Sepang Worldwide Circuit and Toyota is concentrating on nothing lower than an outright victory for its Vios. This comes after a profitable debut within the 2021 version of the nine-hour endurance race.
UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) and Gazoo Racing Malaysia will probably be formally represented within the MTC and SP2 courses of the S1K. Tengku Djan Ley and Naquib Azlan will spearhead the MTC class to struggle for the general victory, an achievement the group got here so near reaching final 12 months.
S1K can even see a complete of 15 SP2 class Toyotas competing within the Gazoo Racing Vios Enduro Cup that’s unique to, and open to all generations of the mannequin competing within the Vios Problem and Vios Dash Cup race sequence.
“Endurance racing is the very pinnacle of motor-racing and the Vios, in addition to fashions just like the Yaris, have efficiently demonstrated within the 2021 version of the Sepang 1000KM that it has each the reliability and outright efficiency to develop into winners,” mentioned UMWT president Ravindran Okay.
“The operating of the Gazoo Racing Vios Enduro Cup additional illustrate the capabilities of the standard-production Vios on this final take a look at, holding in thoughts that the identical vehicles have already endured six races within the Vios Problem and one other 4 one-hour races within the Vios Dash Cup this 12 months,” he added.
Toyota completed third and fourth within the premier MTC class of the 2021 race. The motive force pairing of Hayden Haikal and Timothy Yeo had crossed the end line in first place total of their Yaris, three laps forward of their nearest rival, however was later dealt a penalty which put them in fourth total and third within the MTC. The second Toyota pair of Boy Wong and Dannies Ng within the Vios completed fourth within the MTC and sixth total. Three Toyotas occupied the highest 5 positions from a subject of 39 entries.
Ravindran added that the Gazoo Racing Vios Enduro Cup will function a becoming finale for what has been an “extraordinarily profitable and memorable season of racing for Toyota”. Season 5 of the one-make race, which included the operating of the inaugural Gazoo Racing Vios Dash Cup included into the nationwide Malaysia Championship Collection (MCS), lately concluded.
“Increasing past the Vios Problem is in tandem with UMWT’s aspiration of creating a much bigger footprint and to make an impactful contribution to Malaysian motorsports. It ties in with our goal to repeatedly construct ever higher merchandise,” he mentioned.
Whereas the Vios Problem and Vios Dash Cup are identified for its shut and aggressive brief races, the Gazoo Racing Vios Enduro Cup will put groups, drivers and vehicles to the final word take a look at over a distance of 1,000 km. There’s a complete of RM30,000 in money prizes with the general champion set to take dwelling RM10,000. Restricted slots are nonetheless out there, and you’ll name Janet at 016-3673300 to register or get extra data.