Recently, 3 racers from Redline Racing represented Vietnam to participate in the Asia Auto Gymkhana Championship 2019.
Early morning on July 11th, Vietnamese Motorsport Association sponsored for three Vietnamese racers to compete in Asia Auto Gymkhana Championship 2019. This is the first regional racing competition with the official participation of a Vietnamese team. Three racers are members from Redline Racing team: Mr. Nguyen Hong Vinh, Mr, Truong Nam Thanh and Mr. Nguyen Duc Duy.
Asia Auto Gymkhana Championship (AAGC) 2019 is a competition series initiated by FIA with the aim to develop motorsport around Asia. This racing competition has many rounds and is held in several countries like India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand … The first round of Asia Auto Gymkhana Championship 2019 will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 12/7 to 14/7/2019.
The racing round in Indonesia attracted more than 40 racers from different countries in Asia-Pacific region. The format of Gymkhana Time Attack is racing on extremely narrow road, racers have to demonstrate their exceptional skills, and the results will be determined by time.
Three Vietnamese racers depart to Indonesia to receive cars and prepare for the race. AAGC used Toyota Wigon with manual transmission, right steering wheel, gear level and left hand brake. The right-hand drive is also a big challenge for the racers.
Asia Auto Gymkhana Championship circuit is considered to have high difficulty level.
After the experience racing for the first time at Asia Auto Gymkhana Championship 2019, Mr. Nguyen Hong Vinh – leader of the racing team shared his thoughts: "This is such a fun race! Racing is already difficult, but remember the route is even harder, especially for the left-hand team like China, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam. Our team’s greatest achievement is finding a new game for Vietnamese racers – “Easy to race, just hard to master.”
Mr. Vinh also stated: “Gymkhana Time Attack is the discipline particularly suitable with the Vietnamese infrastructure. We hope our participation this time will bring back to many experiences to organize these discipline in the near future in Vietnam. Motorsport is a new concept for Vietnamese, however with the upcoming F1 event, Vietnam will develop motorsport quickly and we will be well-prepared.”
Mr. Hong Vinh - leader (in the middle) and Redline Racing team with racers from Nepal