KUALA LUMPUR: It was truly a money-can’t-buy experience for the lucky winners of the recent Shell Rimula global promotion contest.
The seven Malaysians; Chong Kong Jam, Foo Kuek Hua, Gan Choon Ling, Jennie Lew, Liew Foh Min, Renny Ong and Tan Yeong Li; were among more than 180 participants from 19 countries who gathered in Budapest, Hungary recently.
They were there not just to watch the FIA European Truck Racing Championship teams at the Shell Hungary Truck Fest, but also take part in the exclusive Shell Rimula Truck Racing Challenge.
At the end of the exclusive truck team experience Shell China were crowned the 2015 Shell Rimula Truck Racing Challenge Team Champions, and the overall Shell Rimula Truck Racing Challenge Country Champions was awarded to Shell Germany.
The bespoke Truck Racing Challenge was designed by Shell Rimula to let participants from all over the world put their truck racing team skills to the ultimate test. They navigated their way through a series of obstacles and trials with the guidance of expert instructors as they attempted to master truck control and accuracy tests, mechanical tasks, engineering skills and teamwork challenges in a bid to be crowned the Shell Rimula Truck Racing Champion.
During the challenge, guests were given the chance to see if they had what it takes to be part of a truck-racing team as they experienced the vehicles’ power and gained an appreciation of the demands often placed on heavy-duty engines of trucks, when operating in real-life conditions. Driver concentration and awareness were also put to the test in a number of precision and finesse driving challenges, as was the ability to work as a team to complete the various tasks. And if that weren’t enough, all guests experienced the thrill and adrenaline of a professional race driver during an exclusive passenger lap of the Hungaroring.
The Hungarian adventure was not limited to activities at the track. Guests were based in a premium hotel in the heart of Budapest from which they could explore the historic city and soak up the local atmosphere. In the evenings they were treated to an array of exclusive dinners hosted by Shell Rimula.