Winners of the first Toyota Velocity Championship eSports event

By RIZAL JOHAN | 25 September 2018

SUBANG JAYA: 400 enthusiastic participants raced against each other at the biggest national eSports racing event in Malaysia and Muhammad Uzair S Abdul Nasir Khan turned out to be the country’s fastest and quickest simulator driver.

First runner-up went to Mior Muhammad Hafiz Mior Lahmudin while the second runner-up was Aiman Haziq Aidi.

The top three winners received RM20,000, RM10,000 and RM5,000, respectively, while consolation prizes of RM2,000 each were given to the other 7 finalists. A total of RM60,000 cash prizes were offered during the championship.


Their duel was at the first Toyota Velocity Championship held at the Sunway Pyramid, Blue Atrium from Sept 21 to 23, 2018.

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) is the first Malaysian car company to be associated with the fast-growing Esports racing activity, which virtually mirrors the high-performance activities of Toyota Gazoo Racing, giving the public a chance to experience the thrills and excitement of racing.

“We are delighted with the overwhelming response from the public towards the very first Toyota Velocity Championship. Esports is definitely a rapidly rising industry not just in Malaysia but also globally as it provides exciting experience for the younger generation. Toyota’s involvement and strong presence in such activities complements the dynamic and sporty side of the brand,” said President of UMWT, Ravindran K.

Toyota Gazoo Racing celebrities trying their hand at the eSport racing event.
Toyota Gazoo Racing celebrities trying their hand at the eSport racing event.

For the Toyota Velocity Esports Championship, participants raced on the high-powered Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept, Toyota’s iconic sportscar.

Using state-of-the-art Playstation Gran Turismo Sport simulator machines, drivers are provided with realistic 3D perception of the environment. The virtual race runs at the legendary Suzuka International Racing Course in Japan.

Besides the championship competition, which was open to members of the public who registered to take part, there was also exciting exhibition race between celebrities from the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Racing Festival; Diana Danielle, Janna Nick, Shawn Lee and Syukri Yahaya Aiman Tino, Khai Bahar, Nabila Razali, Wany Hasrita, Akim Ahmad and Nabil Ahmad, who raced against UMW Toyota Motor’s racers.

The celebrities, who also race in the Vios Challenge One-Make Race of the TGR Racing Festival, also interacted with their fans and the public during the event.

Fans will also be able to catch the celebrities in full action at the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Racing Festival at MAEPS Serdang, from Oct 19 to 21, 2018.