The first event to be run under the Motor Sports Singapore (MSS) banner since their relaunch in March is the Auto Gymkhana Motul Series Round 1. Held 8-9 April 2017, the two-day event saw many of the local motorsports enthusiasts gather at the The Grandstand South Car Park for dose of adrenaline.
The days kick started at 10am with scrutineering as well as participant briefings. This was followed by a 2 hours of practice runs before the lunch break. The first day saw participants running in the race pattern 1, while day two saw them running in patterns 2 and 3. The last day was the most exciting as well, with an hour dedicated to an Eliminator Shoot Out as well as the Team Eliminator Shoot Out
Participants were grouped according to their vehicles types, Class 1 for Front Wheel Drive, 2 for Rear Wheel Drive, 3 for All Wheel Drive, 4 for Novice – Front, Rear or All Wheel Drive, 5 for Open (Front, Rear or All Wheel Drive), 6 for Team Entries and 7 for Novice Challenge.
A team consisted of two cars and could be formed with two competitors from different classes. Each team driver was be given one shot at glory.
The day also saw eight shortlisted MSS members taking part in the Asia Gymkhana Driver selection for Team SG. All drivers were selected based on timing clocked in the Seat Leon Cupra which doubled as a demo car.
The winners of the respective classes are: Chase Lim (Class 1), James Lee (Class 2), Terence Soh (Class3) and Chase Lim (Class 5). Ivan Lim came in first in the Champions of Champions shootout. In the team shootout, Team Yokohama/VP Racing fuels emerged as the winner.