Under the header “Race on the track, not on the streets”, members of the Asian Trucker Drivers Club fought for the coveted trophy of the first GoKart Championship, organised by Asian Trucker. Limited to some 30 participants, all slots were taken within 24 hours. Organisers said that this is a sign that club members are active and are taking an active interest in the events organised by the Club. And just like with the Formula 1, the event saw a lot of action and drama. Drivers started out on a wet track to practice. As the track dried up, times improved and the qualification rounds saw the field being shaken up. Towards the end, thick clouds delivered some rain, which added more excitement as the track became slippery for the slick tyres.
After several hours of racing, chatting and strategizing, the winners emerged, clinging the titles of the first champions of the Asian Trucker Drivers Club GoKarting Championship.
On the podium: Winner: Zainal B. Awang 2nd: Hartmut Mueller 3rd: Shah Rizan
Said Stefan Pertz “This event is important for two reasons. First off, this is about having fun while we all work hard for our money during the week. Secondly, and maybe more importantly, racing teaches us that driving any kind of vehicle requires our full attention and that we need to be very alert on the roads. We want our members to drive safe and having this session here is about teaching road safety too.”
Asian Trucker would also like to thank Vertex Mission for their support of the event.
Our Asian Trucker Drivers Club has been launched and members are signing up. Meanwhile, we have run the first events for our members. The subscription form is also available for download.