24 June 2018: The third round, and most possibly action-packed round of the Supersonic Touge Max! 2018 season, was held at 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.
The tight curves and layout of the MIMC is perfectly suited for white-knuckle driving, with plenty of late braking, crossing lines and corner battles. 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 third installment 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.
This event’s veteran racers have improved their skills so tremendously, that the organizers introduced the exciting One Make Race for this round! Even during the lunch break where racers, family and friends alike, could either enjoy a selection of local food from the food truck, or take part in a friendly kart race during the lunch breaks.
With five main classes, a Swift Sport invitational race category, the tempo was intense as the battle for track supremacy continued in the pits, with mechanics and drivers tweaking and fixing their cars to further improve their timings on the track.
The grand finale of the event saw the top six drivers battling it out in the “CCT” for the fastest timing. It was certainly close racing action as the fastest drivers from the various classes: 1600cc and below, 1601cc to 2000cc, 2001cc to 2500cc, VTEC and Open, coming together to prove who was best!
As the event drew to a close, did the racing heat finally subside as everyone began to take plenty of photos and videos for memories of what could be the most action packed Touge Max! Time Attack round to date!
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