Exciting tandem drift battle in Goodyear BOTC finale

By CARSIFU | 17 December 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The finale of Goodyear’s Battle of The Clubs (BOTC) 2018 at BlastaCars located in Sungei Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur saw plenty of excitement in a drift battle using go-karts that were specially made for drifting.

The winning club was Squad with 410 points, and VW Club Malaysia and Antera Motorsports clinched the second and third position respectively, with 390 and 380 points.

Those who attended the event also had the opportunity to buy selected Goodyear tyres at discounted prices.

Ben Hoge, managing director for Goodyear Malaysia said: “At Goodyear, we are passionate about automotive sports and at the same time dedicated to being safe on the roads. The Battle of the Clubs campaign is a great way for us to share our love for motorsports while simultaneously advocating responsible driving via events that are held in a closed environment.

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“BOTC is also a means for us to better connect with the many automotive clubs here in Malaysia and build a better relationship with them while showcasing how important a role tyres play in road safety. In addition, the activities that were organised during BOTC relate closely with the offerings of our products. The Time Attack and Drift Tandem events for example, showcase how important tyres are in maintaining control of a vehicle.”

The Goodyear BOTC 2018 began in July with a treasure hunt challenge around the streets of Kuala Lumpur, followed by a paintball challenge in August.

The heat began to turn up with a GoKart race in September and a Time Attack event in October, where the clubs put their driving skills to the test in technical courses that required good cornering techniques.

In October, a futsal tournament was also held and Squad, VW Club Malaysia and Antera Motorsports were the three clubs that had garnered the highest points to make it to the finale.

A total of 14 car clubs had battled it out in the challenges.