Two of Singapore’s veteran gymkhana drivers, Mr. Johnny Wong and Mr. Terence Soh are set to represent Singapore in the Taiwan Auto Gymkhana Prix from 24th to 25th Sep 2016.
“It is my first time participating in Taiwan and I am extremely honoured to be chosen to represent Singapore. It is a good opportunity to exchange pointers on driving and also to benchmark the Asia-pacific region’s standard against our own,” Mr. Terence said.
Mr. Terence and Mr. Johnny will be competing using the Luxgen S3 1.6, provided by the organisers for all participants. The Luxgen S3 is a frontwheel drive vehicle and left hand drive with Auto Transmission. The left hand drive, according to Mr. Johnny, will be one of the main challenges for them in this event.
“The last such international gymkhana compeition was organised by Taiwan ASN 10-11 years ago. I am sure SMSA-Singapore ASN will be sending our top drivers to such events if there are more events like this,” Mr. Johnny Wong replied in response to a discussion on future Singapore participation in similar events.
The Taiwan Auto Gymkhana Prix 2016 will be taking place at Taichung City, Taiwan. It is organised by the CHINESE TAIPEI MOTORSPORTS ASSOCIATION and it seeks to promote Auto Gymkhana at an international level. Several countries’ ASN have been invited and will be represented. See below for the list of participants.
|1||AUSTRALIA||CALUM JONES||2||CAMS||CHARLOTTE POYNTING|
|3||TAIWAN||WEI-SHENG LIAN 連惟生||4||CTMSA||DI-JUN LIN 林帝均|
|5||TAIWAN||JIN-YI JHU 朱晉億||6||CTMSA||KAI-CING YE 葉凱青|
|7||HONG KONG||CHI-HGONG YU||8||HKAA||TSE-NOK MOK|
|9||INDONESIA||JAMES SANGER||10||IMI||DEMAS AGIL RAMADANI|
|11||JAPAN||TETSUYA YAMANO||12||JAF||MASAKI NISHIHARA|
|13||KOREA||BYEONGWOOK KIM||14||KARA||BOKMAN KIM|
|15||MACAU||MAN-KIT LUI||16||AAMC||WAI-HONG LAM|
|17||MALAYSIA||MITCH CHONG||18||MALAYSIA||SHAZMIE ILIAS|
|19||NEPAL||SAURAV SHRESTHA||20||NASA||ROVIT SHRESTHA|
|21||PHILLIPINES||JUAN CARLOS ANTON||22||AAP||MILO RIVERA|
|23||SINGAPORE||JOHNNY WONG TECK YEW||24||SMSA||TERENCE SOH SEI LAY|
|25||SRILANKA||DEVIN SERASINGHE||26||CMSC||YASITH GAMAGE|
|27||THAILAND||NUTPICHA SAIKOSUM||28||RAAT||SAVITREE KWANGKAEW|
|29||TAIWAN||YI-HONG LIU 劉一弘||30||CTMSA||LIANG-CHEN JHOU 周亮辰|
|31||TAIWAN||SHU-MING ZHANG 張書明||32||CTMSA||SHU-YU GAO 高書瑜|
List Courtesy of CTMSA
Two identical courses for each stage will be set up. Three different patterns will be set for the Individual Prix qualifying and two out of these three patterns will be re-used for individual knockout and Team Prix. There will be no reverse driving in any of the course patterns and the longest straight within the course will be limited to 50m.
Mr. Johnny and Mr. Terence are set to depart Singapore for Taiwan on 23rd Sep and will be back on 26th Sep 2016. Stay tuned on Automoment for results of the competition.