The night of October 25, 2020 was one filled with action and adrenaline as fifteen racers from different Asian countries battled for supremacy in the Toyota GR Supra GT Cup Asia Regional Round. In the end, it was A. Aleef from Singapore who took home the coveted trophy in Toyota Motor Asia Pacific’s first ever e-motorsport event.
Winning two out of the three races, Aleef showed his racing prowess on the Fuji Speedway (first race) and Shuto Highway in Tokyo (second race). When it came to the Nürburgring, however, it was Taj Aiman of Malaysia who took control of the race. Yet thanks to his 3 point lead in the overall tally, Aleef managed to bag the Regional Round’s top spot.
Aleef took home US$6,000 in prize money and a spot in the GR Supra GT Cup Global Finals that will take place in December. Taj Aiman of Malaysia finished second and took home US$3,000 while Sirigaya of Thailand took the final step on the podium in third with US$1,500.
Powered by PlayStation’s Gran Turismo Sport, the e-race was a test of skill behind the tiller of the Toyota Supra, albeit in virtual form. Nonetheless, racers got to feel the twists, turns, and g-forces of each circuit, as if they were really there.
The next stop for Aleef will be the GR Supra Cup 2020 in December. Watch out for updates on that one.