The final round, Round 4 of the MSS Auto Gymkhana Motul Series 2017 was held on 12 November at Kallang Carpark 4.
The days kick started at 9am with driver 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. For the first time, MSS had opened a Novice Challenge Category for Non-MSS members, a rare opportunity to better understand this event. For AAS members, MSS organized the first-ever AAS Class Novice Challenge for those who wanted to give gymkhana a try.
The practice runs started at 10am with the Gymkhana Race Pattern 1, followed by Gymkhana Race Pattern 2 at 11am before a lunch break. The day also saw a special drift demonstration by the Singaporean drifters who were raring to let their high-powered drift machines rip around the Kallang carpark.
Like the previous event, the soggy weather attacked in the morning, but fortunately cleared up considerably in the afternoon. This was great news for those who were there to be part of the fringe events such as the C-HR Owners Group and GTR Owners Group meets, or those who were checking out the booths set up by participating vendors.
Post lunch, was a track walk, followed by Gymkhana Race Pattern 3. Stopping for a break with a quick drift demo, the action heated up again near 4pm with the shoot-out for Class 5, Team and Champ of Champs!
MSS Auto Gymkhana will return in 2018. For more information, visit www.mss.org.sg.