Melaka Battle

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The second round of the Supersonic Touge Max! 2018 season was held on familiar territory, the Melaka International Motorsports Circuit (MIMC). Organized by Supersonic design and performance, the event saw new drivers and seasoned veterans alike.

Malaysia’s second international-standard circuit after the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) is a 1.7km long, and 10m wide racetrack with challenging S-bends and hairpins turns that will challenge all drivers.

Unlike the wider and longer Sepang International Circuit and Johor Circuit, the MIMC is perfectly suited for on-the-edge driving, with plenty of heavy braking, proper lines and full-power corner exits. Think of it as a hybrid of rallying and autocrossing, where speed meets a small space.

Several participants combined their trip with a holiday in charming Malacca. Participants both old and new, were basking in the cool morning, while getting all warmed-up with preparations on their cars for a day of fun and driving.

This round is the second part of the championship series, where racers will be ranked according to their placing in each round and the driver with the most points by the end of the series will be crowned “KING OF TOUGE MAX!” The fastest timing of the day will earn them a bonus two points, and it’s no wonder why everyone was overly aggressive on their racing lines.

Jonathan Tan topped Class 1 with his Lancer CS3, Scott Lee claimed Class 2 with his Toyota MR-S, Gavin Ang piloted his VW Scirroco 1.4 to Class 3 honours, As’safiy screamed VTEC Class victory in his Honda EG6. Finally, Sen Koh pushed to claim the open class victory in his Toyota 86!

The next round of Touge Max! will be held at the KL Elite Speedway. MIMC will be the host for Round 4 at a date to be announced.

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